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Fake Googlebot Activity up 61% [Report]

For every 24 Googlebot visits a website will also be visited by a Fake Googlebot

One in every 24 visits is a fake Googlebot. Identifying bad bots can be tricky; some are very sophisticated, especially the ones mimicking Google. Here are some steps you can take to verify whether you're getting faked visits. One in every 24 visits is a fake Googlebot. Identifying bad bots can be tricky; some are very sophisticated, especially the ones mimicking Google. Here are some steps you can take to verify whether you're getting faked visits. 0 Comments

Mobile Site Configuration 101: How to Choose

Smartphone Share of  Organic Searches

If you aren't doing mobile, your site will be left behind in the search results. Here's how to decide which type of configuration to use for your mobile site (responsive, dynamic, or redirection to mobile URLs) and avoid common obstacles. If you aren't doing mobile, your site is destined to be left behind in the search results. Here's how to start and best execute a mobile-optimized site. 0 Comments

97% of Top U.S. Retailers Not Following Mobile Redirect Guidelines [Study]

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A hundred top U.S. retailers were examined to see if they were following Google's guidelines for mobile redirects. Ninety-seven percent were missing Google’s required redirect header values, 67 percent had multiple irrelevant redirects. A hundred top U.S. retailers were examined to see if they were following Google's guidelines for mobile redirects. Ninety-seven percent were missing Google’s required redirect header values, 67 percent had multiple irrelevant redirects. 0 Comments

The Daily Con Job: Rogue Spiders in the Wild

If you thought that only humans were capable of pulling a fast one on you, think again: quite a few crawlers out there are not at all what they make out to be. If you thought that only humans were capable of pulling a fast one on you, think again: quite a few crawlers out there are not at all what they make out to be. 0 Comments