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Friday, September 02, 2016

Van Atkins Jewelers #FridayFlopFix Website Review

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Can you learn from someone else's mistakes? That's exactly what I hope you'll get out of this Friday Flop Fix. This week, I'm venturing over to Tupelo, MS in search of a retail jeweler that might be making a mistake with their online presence.

This is the result I saw when searching for "jewelers tupelo ms" in Google:

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AT: 09/02/2016 06:56:26 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Google and Bing Web Page Cached Dates

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In this edition of #ThrowbackThursday, I'm jumping back to Daily Golden Nugget number 218 from March 25, 2011. Back then, Google was generating SERP instant preview images for websites, a feature that was then dropped in April 2013, but it I want to cover a different topic from that Nugget that I never wrote about in detail...

Google Cache and Bing Cache.

Both Google and Bing record the last ...
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AT: 03/26/2015 11:25:27 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Front Line UI: Help with Google Preview Images

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We've mentioned the Google SERP Preview feature a few times in this last week, and we want to talk about this a little more since it has another hidden effect on your website.

When Google introduced the preview feature in November 2010, they also provided some basic guidelines that would improve the preview's effectiveness for your website. Let's examine the important guidelines.

1. Keep your pages clearly laid out and structured, with a minimum of distractions or extraneous content.

This is great advice, especially from the world's largest search engine. So many jewelry stores say they want a "clean looking" website yet when the final site is created, they've cluttered up every page with content or images in every last pixel.

Every page of your site should be dedicated to a single topic, and everything on th...
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AT: 05/25/2011 01:12:57 PM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Front Line SEO: Devilish Dropdown Menus

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Yesterday, we explained the value of footer links on your website. Today we'd like to talk briefly about header navigation links and menus.

In a Google training video last year, it was explained that Google didn't penalize you for putting a small amount of hidden text on your site when that that text is part of navigation or interactive information. We wrote a Daily Nugget about that video earlier this year.

In that training video, Google didn't say how much, if at all, of that hidden information would be use for ranking, and at the time we didn't have any valid data either, but we do now.

Using Google's SERP preview feature in recent testing, we've consistently noticed that jewelry websites don't rank at all for words hidden in dropdown menus. Our tests were far from scientific, but the results were consistent acr...
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AT: 05/24/2011 10:54:10 AM   0 COMMENTS
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