Ever typed in an URL or clicked on an URL but when you land on the page, you noticed that the URL has changed? That’s weird… You’re not the only one who has experienced this. Once in a while, we do come across changes of website URL. So, why did the URL change by itself? The answer is simple; we have been redirected to another webpage. So… what do I mean when I say we’ve been “redirected”? Search Engine Journal explains it in a perfectly simple way. “A redirect is a way to send both users and search engines to a different URL from the one they originally requested.” Do take note that a redirect does not necessarily point to a website of the same domain only. A redirect can bring users to another domain as well. Redirect is one of the five classes of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) response status codes. URL Redirect is also known as URL Forwarding. The status codes are issued as a result of the request made by a client to the … [Read more...] about What Are The Types Of Redirects And How To Use Them Correctly?
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Google's Top Contributors are individuals across the globe that work for Google for free. They spend tons of their free time and often company time, in Google help forums, answering questions from frustrated Google consumers.Google has given these top contributors some major credit and recognition on the official Google Blog. In fact, they also launched a web portal just for them at google.com/get/topcontributor.On this portal, it shares details about that a top contributor is, who some of the top contributors are, and how to become one. In fact, some of my favorite top contributors are in these videos talking about what they do. Google also shares the great benefits of becoming a top contributor, including:You Get Product Knowledge and Acknowledged Expertise and Special Access To Googlers and EventsI don't think top contributors get rich off of doing what they do - they mostly do it because they love helping people. And the abuse some of these contributors have to … [Read more...] about Google’s Top Contributors Get The Recognition They Deserve
Happy New Year to you, search marketing friends! Surely you’re eager to dive head-first into 2014, weighing predictions and forecasts of what’s next in the worlds of SEO and SEM, but we’ve still got an installment or two in our Search Engine Land Year In Review series! So let’s get to it. You’ve seen the roundups of top news, most popular columns and stories, as well as posts that stole the show in our Twitter and Facebook communities. Now, it’s time to turn our sights to Google+. What kind of content did our readers share most on Google’s own social network over the last 12 months? Hmm… Not surprisingly, much of what Google+ users shared across their G+ communities was, yep, Google-related — from Panda to Penguin to Hummingbird, insights from Google’s Head of Webspam, Matt Cutts, a move to total secure searches, and the Big G’s tips for mobile-savvy sites. A few non-Google posts made it into the top 20, including the … [Read more...] about What’s Right, What’s Wrong, What’s Next, & What’s Dead
Google plans to censor European “Right To Be Forgotten” links on sites worldwide, for those searching from the specific European countries where particular requests were made. This would make it much harder for those in Europe to switch to non-European versions of Google and still find these links. The Situation Now: Removals Only From European Editions Under Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten, Europeans can request that search engines like Google remove links that they consider to violate their privacy or that are deemed harmful in some way and no longer relevant to the public interest. Those requesting removal have to specify both the links they want dropped and the specific search terms they want the links removed from. If granted, Google will: Drop the links only for the specific search terms requested. They continue to appear for other search terms. Drop the links only for its European sites. Continue to show the links for all searches in Google editions for … [Read more...] about Google To Remove Right-To-Be-Forgotten Links Worldwide, For Searchers In European Countries
The difference between good bloggers and great bloggers is the latter know how to publish their content in the right place and at the right time. The pros know which post deserves to see the light of the day and which post needs to be kept on hold until the time is right. They also know if a particular piece of content will do better on their own blog, on Medium, or on a site like LinkedIn. They are constantly balancing, weighing different options, juggling several content pieces and making tough decisions. If you want to be a great blogger, you also need to be a great decision maker and decide: If you are posting the content where it can reach your target audience If the time is right for the content to be published Content Placement If you have millions of followers and are getting thousands of views on your posts, it is natural you will direct all your efforts towards posting on your blog, right? Wrong. There are so many places where you can post content, from your own blog … [Read more...] about Publish Content in the Right Place at the Right Time