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Official AMP for WordPress Plugin Updated, Allows Sites to be Built Entirely With AMP

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The official AMP for WordPress plugin has received a major update, including the ability to build websites solely with AMP. That means new sites can be built with AMP from the ground up, with no need for duplicate versions of each page. In theory that would also solve the hidden URL problem that many publishers have with AMP. When AMP versions of pages are served in places like Google News and...

Vulnerability Reported in All in One SEO Pack

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A cross-site scripting vulnerability has been reported by the WPScan Vulnerability Database. The vulnerability was discovered by RipsTech security software company on October 25, 2018. It is unclear whether the vulnerability has been patched. Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability A cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS) is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to insert a code into a web...

Google Introduces WordPress Plugin With Integrated Analytics, Search Console, More

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Google has introduced a new WordPress plugin which brings insights from Google tools to users’ dashboards. Site Kit by Google allows users to access information in Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, and PageSpeed Insights from the WordPress admin panel. “With Site Kit installed, WordPress users can access unified insights and Google product capabilities directly from the WordPress admin panel...

7 Reasons Why Accessibility is Good for SEO and Sales

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Accessibility is a factor that has traditionally been on the margins of SEO and web development. There are solid business reasons for why accessibility should be a top consideration. Accessibility can have a positive effect on sales and SEO. Accessibility Should Not Be an Afterthought The recent WordPress 5.0 release brought the issue of accessibility to mind. Accessibility was addressed by a...

Yoast SEO 9.1 Vulnerability Explained

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  On November 20, 2018 Yoast released a security update to fix a vulnerability. This update was not announced on the Yoast blog.  The vulnerability only affects users who have the SEO Manager role enabled. It does not affect all users of Yoast SEO. Nevertheless, 77% of Yoast users have not upgraded to version 9.2 and may be unaware of the vulnerability. 77% of Yoast Users are potentially...

Don’t skip these critical recurring SEO tasks

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No matter how perfectly you’ve optimized a website, it will always require constant maintenance. This is because figuratively speaking, much like a vehicle, there are a lot of moving parts and many of those parts have an impact on others. In other words — SEO will never be done. It’s a constantly moving target. There are some tasks, like migrating from HTTP to HTTPS, that are done once. Other...

Top 8 Essential Website Optimization Strategies for 2019

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In the good old days (circa 2009), Google supposedly only used about 200 ranking factors to determine the SERPs. A lot has changed in the past 10 years. But one thing that hasn’t? You don’t need to sweat every ranking factor. Some variables carry much more weight than others. If you just focus on the essentials, you can still crush it in 2019. This post will delve into what those factors are and...

Content and Ranking Factors for Google AI Search

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I’ve been considering ranking factors this year and asked several leading SEOs for a reality check (Real World Ranking Factors). The feedback I received confirmed the direction of my thoughts about ranking factors. Google’s algorithm has changed dramatically. While ranking factors still matter, content factors may be playing a larger role. SEO Ranking Factors Evolve Search engines evolve faster...

Chatting About Chatbots with Virginia Nussey [PODCAST]

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Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | More and more brands now consider using chatbots as a part of their marketing strategy. The documented use cases prove that using chatbots can be extremely effective in doing business online. In this Search Engine Nerds episode, I interviewed Virginia Nussey, Director of Content Marketing at MobileMonkey and creator of Botgirl.io, to discuss...

WordPress 5.0 Release Date in Limbo?

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WordPress 5.0 was tentatively scheduled for release on November 27th. But that date’s been pushed back with no release date scheduled. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg opened direct channels for feedback and concerns. Will WordPress be released in 2019? Where is WordPress 5.0? Release Candidate 2 is set to be made available on Friday November 30th.  A release candidate is a software version...