What you need to know about Google’s Speed Update

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At the beginning of the year Google announced that it was going to start using page speed as a ranking factor for mobile searches (previously, page speed was only a ranking factor for desktop searches). In a blog post, it stated that the new factor was to come into effect in July, and four days …

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UK businesses with .eu domains will be dealt killer Brexit KO

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One year on from the historic triggering of Article 50 by the United Kingdom on 29 March 2017, a quietly published ‘Notice to stakeholders’ was released in Brussels by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. The details of which will have serious consequences for UK businesses that have bought, and are using .eu domain …

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Google penalties are back in abundance

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After a long absence it seems that Google has returned to hammer home some new manual penalties for web spam over the last few weeks. As a technical SEO consultant that specialises in penalty removals, I’ve had numerous SMEs and well-known businesses knock on the door this month already, inquiring about supporting the removal of manual action penalties. …

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Google ramps up HTTPS efforts with Chrome warnings

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For a long time now companies have been warned to switch their websites to HTTPS, with Google going as far as offering small ranking rewards for sites that have already done so. In an effort to ramp up site security, the tech company has now stated that from October 2017, Chrome (version 62, used by …

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Google Penguin 4.0: What does this mean for SEO?

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Thousands of people have been waiting for a very long time, (in some cases with bated breath) for Google Penguin to run again, and at last there is finally cause for celebration as Google have confirmed the update is now live via their Webmaster Central Blog. Previously, this algorithm ran separately from the main ongoing core …

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Leeds shopping streets stuck in Google Maps time capsule

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Leeds, like many other cities across the world, is continually changing when it comes to what makes up its ‘high street’. In the past this process was quite slow, and shops would last for decades – however, that is no longer the case. In recent years, strong competition from the internet, combined with other commercial …

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