Chrome May Warn Users of Slow Pages Before They Click via @martinibuster

Chrome May Warn Users of Slow Pages Before They Click via @martinibuster

Google Chrome announced a plan to introduce badging as a way to encourage publishers to improve site speed. Google proposed a contextual menu on links that will tell users, before they click, that a site is slow. The goal is to reward fast sites. Reward for Fast Sites? According to Google, the purpose of the badging is to “reward” fast sites and to warn users of slow sites as a way to provide value to them. Google does not say how a badge translates as a reward. Google published an example of what the slow speed badge could look like: Will the slow speed badge inserted between a user and […]

A Guide to Starting That Task That You’ve Been Avoiding [Infographic]

A Guide to Starting That Task That You’ve Been Avoiding [Infographic]

There are only 43 days left until Christmas, and 49 days left in this year. No doubt you have a range of tasks you want to get done before the holiday season is in full swing, and then another list of ideas for your 2020 planning – but getting to them can be tough, especially with the ‘always on’ focus of the modern business approach. To help with this, the team from NetCredit have put together a guide on how to actually get started on those tasks that you really should get to, along with some tips on how to avoid distractions and boost your productivity. And while these tips are […]

Facebook Adds Option to Control Your Navigation Bar Icons and Notifications

Facebook Adds Option to Control Your Navigation Bar Icons and Notifications

You may have noticed over the last few days that Facebook has rolled out a change to its lower navigation bar, in order to better align the displayed icons with the on-platform functions which you actually use. TechCrunch has confirmed that this update also includes a new capacity to more easily change your listed icons, and get rid of those sometimes annoying red dot notifications on each. In order to remove a tab in this new process, you tap and hold on whichever one you want to action. That will bring up the option to either remove it or turn off the notification dots. You can’t remove the News Feed […]

Reddit for Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Reddit for Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Have you considered the potential of Reddit for your social media promotions and outreach? It may not be the first platform that springs to mind, but with more than 330 Million monthly active users, across some 130,000 very active, engaged communities, there may be more to Reddit than you’d think. And given that the focus of each Reddit community (subreddit) is very niche, there are likely some highly informed, passionate discussions around issues relating to your industry, which, at the least, could be worth checking in on. Reddit has also been improving its ad options this year. The platform has added new video ad tools, CPC ads, and additional objective optimization […]

How to Create Irresistible YouTube Thumbnail Images for Your Videos [Infographic]

How to Create Irresistible YouTube Thumbnail Images for Your Videos [Infographic]

Published Nov. 12, 2019 Are you looking for ways to get more views on your YouTube videos? Want to create more attractive YouTube thumbnails to accompany your video content? The team from Easil share their tips for success in this infographic. Here’s a quick summary: Use bold, engaging headings Limit text Add context Add humans Add movement and energy Use brand elements Check out the infographic for more detail. A version of this post was first published on the Red Website Design blog.

Twitter Outlines Policy Plan for Identifying Deepfakes in Tweets

Twitter Outlines Policy Plan for Identifying Deepfakes in Tweets

After calling for public submissions into its policy on deepfakes last month, Twitter has now released its draft rules for handling such content on its platform, and addressing concerns with digitally manipulated content. As explained by Twitter: “When you come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the world, we want you to have context about the content you’re seeing and engaging with. Deliberate attempts to mislead or confuse people through manipulated media undermine the integrity of the conversation.” Deepfakes have become a major focus for online providers in recent times, with both Google and Facebook also launching new research initiatives to help them detect and action the same. For […]

Facebook Publishes New Report on Video Streaming Trends [Infographic]

Facebook Publishes New Report on Video Streaming Trends [Infographic]

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a major shift in video consumption habits, with improved connectivity facilitating the rise of online streaming providers, leading to new ways to discover, connect and engage with video content. As noted by Facebook: “Smarter devices and better connection speeds have transformed how consumers view content. The advent of streaming has led to the rise of video giants such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and OTT video subscribers have almost tripled between 2015 and 2019, now at 590.4 million globally.” That’s created a new landscape for video content, and as a result, the traditional TV advertising model is gradually being disrupted, opening up new […]

New SERP feature truncates title tag in favor of location

New SERP feature truncates title tag in favor of location

It seems Google is helping out local businesses… or is it? On Oct. 2, we spotted something new happening to title tags in Google UK search results – location names were being added to truncated title tags, despite these not being present in the original title tags. For example, using the search term “travel agent” we saw the result: The original title tag was – Book Flights & Holidays with Travel Center | British Travel Agent Observations: Locations seem to appear when performing company/agency/business-related searches It appears they display if you do not specify a location in your search Google seems to pull a location based on on-page content It […]

Pro Rank Tracker Launches Lite Tool Rankitor, with Plans Starting at $5 via @KristiKellogg

Pro Rank Tracker Launches Lite Tool Rankitor, with Plans Starting at $5 via @KristiKellogg

Pro Rank Tracker: A Robust Solution for Agencies and Large Businesses with a New, Game-Changing Feature Since 2013, more than 60,000 agencies, enterprises, SEO pro, marketers, and website owners have relied on Pro Rank Tracker to conduct analysis and research. Pro Rank Tracker is a highly robust tool that supports international tracking across all Google sites, providing data for mobile traffic, desktop traffic, and Google My Business Listings. In addition to Google properties, Pro Rank Tracker supplies valuable data for Yahoo, Bing, YouTube, Amazon, and other search engines. Pro Rank Tracker is constantly evolving to bring SEO and digital marketing pros more data. Their latest feature, Full SERPs, launched this […]

Technical SEO Rankability Checklist

Technical SEO Rankability Checklist

Now we move to the more topical elements that you’re probably already aware of — how to improve ranking from a technical SEO standpoint. Getting your pages to rank involves some of the on-page and off-page elements that we mentioned before but from a technical lens. Rankability Checklist Remember that all of these elements work together to create an SEO-friendly site. So, we’d be remiss to leave out all the contributing factors. Let’s dive into it. Internal and External Linking Links help search bots understand where a page fits in the grand scheme of a query and gives context for how to rank that page. Links guide search bots (and […]