I received this email from the Google Analytics team last night which I think is well worth sharing. As you should already be aware, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulatuons (GDPR) are due to take effect in the UK from the 25th May 2018. The new regulations put an even greater burden of responsibility on • Read More »
There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the big AdWords shakeup. The news has been reported in SearchEngineLand and now Moz. And what exactly has happened? Well, in the biggest change in years, Google has finally removed the AdWords ads in the SERPs from the right hand side of the desktop. To make up • Read More »
As if there’s not enough to do, racing around and tweaking your websites’ code to pander to Google’s needs, there’s now the AMP Project from Big G. Announced yesterday on the official Google blog, AMP is the Accelerated Mobile Pages project. The aim of the AMP project is to improve delivery of content on mobile • Read More »
Mobilegeddon, what a term, aye? When Google announced last year that it would start flagging up mobile friendly websites in its search results it was a landmark for how seriously the search giant was taking the issue. Whilst corporate designers and developers have been creating mobile-first websites for some time, this was potentially a wake • Read More »
When Google says jump many people ask how high? So when the Mountain View search giant announced today that it would start flagging up mobile friendly websites in the SERPS this was a sign of just how serious it is to have a mobile first theme. Looking at the Analytics stats for one of my • Read More »
Every once in a while something crops up in the world of search marketing that really piques my interest. Caffeine, Hilltop, Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird and all those updates and refreshes in all their versions, if appropriate, are usually talked about ad nauseam and there’s often little to be added to the conversation because there’s nothing • Read More »
If you look at your stats in Google Analytics on a daily basis as I do, then you can’t have helped notice an increase in the “not provided” phrase at the top of your organic traffic results. What is this “not provided” in Google Analytics?