Google Warning To Non-Mobile Friendly Web Sites

Today one of the sites we work with got a message in their Google Webmaster Tools.  The message titled “Fix mobile usability issues found on yoursite.com” basically informs the site own that because “These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users.”…

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Google losing market share

Recently posted in the Wall Street Journal, Market researcher Statcounter says Google’s share of U.S. search traffic, excluding mobile devices, declined to 75.3% in December from 77.5% in November, after the maker of the Firefox browser made Yahoo the default search engine. Yahoo YHOO -1.05%’s share of search traffic excluding mobile devices grew to 10%,…

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Can good links solve Penguin Problems

In a recent video hangout with Google’s John Mueller, John said that even without using the disavow file or removing bad links, it is possible to recover from a Google Penguin Penalty.  So instead of going through all the trouble of removing bad links and creating a disavow file, Google is saying adding good links…

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Google Adds Countdown Widget

Google just announced  a new countdown widget that makes it easy for advertisers to place countdown times within their ad copy dynamically. With a countdown widget, you can create a sense of urgency for customers to buy what you have now versus later. This includes the ability to set the following messaging in your ad…

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Penguin Continues To Roll Out

Typically when Google launches a new algorithm update, it is over pretty fast and everyone is scrambling to figure out what to do next. This certainly has not been the case with Google Penguin 3. We’ve been seeing a lot of activity around sites impacted by Google’s Penguin algorithm over the past few weeks. When…

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Google Launches Adwords Editor 11

Yesterday Google announced the latest version of Adwords editor, now version 11. This version has been completely re-written, which is a good thing because the old version felt like it was done for windows 95. For those of you not familiar with adwords editior, it is a faster way manage your adwords account than simply…

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WPML and Genesis Footer

Recently we worked with WPML and the Genesis Framework and had a very hard time getting the Footer to Translate correctly. The two things we needed to do was “Return to Top” and the credits for the site design. First we were using Genesis Simple edits to change the footer, but that did not work…

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WordPress “Add Media” button not working on 3.5 Fix

Though we have upgraded many sites to 3.5, this is the first time we have run into the problem of the “Add Media” button not working. When you click on it, nothing happens at all. But, don’t worry because there is a fix and it is very simple. You need to open your “wp-config.php” file…

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Three sites posted on StudioPress

We are proud to say that three of our recent designs on the Genesis Framework have been acceptable to be posted on StudioPress’s website showcase. You can see them here. Boomer Benefits Roof To Deck HDI Architect

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Setting up Rel Author

We might be a little late on this one, but it is worth setting up your rel author tags on Google plus.  Google is very much looking at this type of information for rankings now, so it makes sense to get it done. There are several places to learn how to do this.  Here is…

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