How to Enhance Your Website for Mobile-Friendly Use

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As the number of mobile device users begins to increase, and are continuing to do so steadily, it is important to be aware that not all websites are mobile-friendly. As an organization, you must keep your followers involved and satisfied well into the future. We’ve blogged about how to ‘Qualify your site for Google’s “Mobile-friendly” icon’ (you can read about that here) but below are some tips and ideas to consider when thinking about mobile devices. Consider ‘Varying Design’ Allow for room on the website to be altered. It should also be adaptable to the width of the viewer’s web...
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Google’s ‘Search Console’ is the new Webmaster Tools

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Aiming to accommodate all tech users, Google has rebranded the Google Webmaster Tools as the new Google Search Console. Google Search Console’s product manager Michael Fink commented that the company noticed a pattern where the Webmaster tools reflected only some users (such as small business owners, programmers, designers, app developers, and webmasters) who enjoyed sharing their work online and wanted to make it available through Google Search to all users. To ensure that the Google products incorporate all individuals who care about Search, the company has decided to rebrand Google Webmaste...
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Google AdWords releases guide to help advertisers utilize its full features

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Google AdWords recently released Guide Flows, a step-by-step guide on how to fully utilize the features within AdWords for optimal advertising. The guided “tours” range from basics to specialized targeting of keywords or text ads. It also offers tips on solving common issues, such as how to correct disapproved ads or suspended websites. Check out the Guided Flows here or read Google’s announcement here. About Canadian Web Hosting Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing a 100% all Canadian service the delivers on-demand hosting solutions including Shared hosting, Virtua...
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Google PageSpeed Service Discontinues August 3rd

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Google’s PageSpeed Service that was designed to automatically optimize webpages for speed will discontinue August 3rd, 2015 after 4.5 years of service. Google states that websites currently using PageSpeed will need to change their DNS before August 3rd. A list of possible alternative services are cited in their announcement here. Sites that currently use PageSpeed that do not change their DNS will find that their websites will be unavailable after the date. Webmasters can check if they are currently using PageSpeed by checking through the Google APIs console here and checking to see...
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How to drive traffic to your links and promote your link baits

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With everyone putting out great content these days, how can we promote our links effectively? Here are some strategies that have worked for us: Promote with paid Tweets. There are services that allow promotion of specific tweets for a set fee (e.g. PaidPerTweet) and connects your tweet with users who can retweet the content. Another way is go through Twitter’s Promoted Ads service. All you have to do is set a budget, choose your audience, and watch as your tweet reach more people through promotion. Use Facebook. If you have a large group of followers on your personal Facebook or b...
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