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JASPER last won the day on January 23 2018

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    Google+ is no more!

    Well anyone who has bothered with Google+ has wasted their time! Let's hope the same fate happens to the horrible Facebook too!
  2. My mobile written content is by and large the actual content on the desktop version. I don't bother much to update it (statistics etc) though so I suppose it wont have much effect. What I do know is that the AdSense revenue generated for the desktop version is double that from the mobile version for 60% more visitors. As far as I am concerned phones are for calling people, texting and taking the odd photo!
  3. I received an e mail from Google this morning and it looks like they are [again] messing with search results. It reads: "Mobile-first indexing means that Googlebot will now use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking, to better help our (primarily mobile) users find what they're looking for" (according to Google that is!) "This means that you may see more traffic in your logs from Googlebot Smartphone. You may also see that snippets in Google Search results are now generated from the mobile version of your content." "Background: Mobile-first indexing means that Googlebot will now use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking, to better help our (primarily mobile) users find what they're looking for. Google’s crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have historically used the desktop version of your site's content, which can cause issues for mobile searchers when the desktop version differs from the mobile version. Our analysis indicates that the mobile and desktop versions of your site are comparable" This is ridiculous. So Google now thinks most searches are done on tiny screen, mobile phones on the move, looking at inferior mobile versions of desktop and laptop websites? True I have a basic mobile version of my main website and a package that convert my Wordpress blog for small screens, but they will never be as good and easy to use as a desktop/laptop version. Could it be that Google makes MORE MONEY from its ads on mobile website versions? How many of you would actually prioritise our mobile version and spend money on it as a result of this latest Google interference?
  4. Makes you wonder why Google don't do something and sandbox the sites responsible.
  5. Thanks for that WW. I checked out Google and it said that migrating to https may have a short term drop in traffic so I wont be bothering especially as its more expensive. I note this site is still http!
  6. I am getting really fed up of these spam bit referrals. I have set up a filter in admin to stop around 50 of these URLs but thye just change a number and back they come! It is making Google Analytics worthless. "I took my spam filter tool down as it is very ineffective for tackling referral spam in Google analytics" says it all!! I have used the moz.com/blog tip in my .htaccess and still I get these!
  7. These are external links I have on my website (for users benefit) that have changed and are 301 re directs. They get to the page intended nevertheless. But may take a second longer to download due to the re direct. Does this harm my page SEO? I have no idea what PIA means/is. P = Pointless? Just looked it up (on Google!) "Private Internet Access" Does google have a "rule" on https now? My traffic has doubled in the last 12 months to its best ever. To be honest I have done nothing at all SEO wise in the last 12 months. Changing anything may harm this perhaps?
  8. I got a solution on another forum. I changed height="390px" to data-height="390" and it passed the w3 validation and is the height I want. Yes it was the Twitter one.
  9. Is it worth doing re direct external link revising or updating. I don't mind doing broken links removal (once a year) or changing but re directs I have about 60 or so. A lot of mine are either to or from http://www. website to http://website or the other way around. Quiet why they have done this as most of my links do not sell anything and don't need to be "secure" There was a rumour that having an https helped with SEO. All of them work or the ones I have tried do so what is if any the advantage of changing an external link to the new redirect URL?
  10. Error: Attribute height not allowed on element a at this point. From line 147, column 9; to line 147, column 130 >↩ <a class="twitter-timeline" href="https://twitter.com/NewHomesExpert1" data-widget-id="687196043902107648" height="390px">Tweets I am getting a error showing up in w3 validation. How can I specify the height of the twitter feed on my home page without having it where it is above?
  11. I can't see how I could have been more clear! Nothing will change anytime soon without 100,000 signing by end March 2017. Its as if people like being badly treated and ignored by indifferent plc housebuilders.
  12. Hi WW I did all those. 1,700 Twitter followers 227 Forum members 608 Facebook Group members and about 2,000 e mail addresses in my address book! yet thus far, just 369 have signed!
  13. hmm. Thanks guys. I had thought this too. I don't want to be associated with spamming but as a one time one off, it might be/have been worth it. What I have is a petition to parliament https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/167660 Only UK residents can sign it. But it needs a boost. just 335 signed in a month! My thinking is/was a one off bulk e mail to 2.7m UK consumers would mean a hit rate of just 1% I would get enough for the government debate. This issue is quite important to me, I have been campaigning for seven years. I have heard back from the firm and they tell me the £49.99 is for "single use of the data only" They would charge me £2,500 fro them to send one e mail to the 2.7m e mail addresses. With bulk e mailer software available, I think this is a scam, and anyway way above what I can afford or justify.
  14. What are the members opinions of Bulk e mail marketing. This firm charges £49 for one e mail to 2.7million UK e mail addresses. It may work out cost neutral with increased adsense revenue. Is it a bit of a scam? Obviously I wont know until after the e mail have been sent if indeed they all are? The firm is www.email-list-uk.co.uk
  15. JASPER

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    It was because All; In One SEO had Analytics settings and Yoast didnt.