For the past couple of years, there’s been trouble brewing for certain SSL certificates. (If you don’t know, SSL certificates encrypt data sent between web browsers—like Google Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox, and Apple’s Safari—and servers.) You can easily recognize if a site has a valid SSL certificate by the familiar green padlock in a URL bar. The point is, SSL certificates are extremely important to online security—which is why you should be aware of the recent findings discovered by Google.
The more that mobile devices permeate every aspect of our lives, the greater the impact they have on the way we search for content online. In the past, you had to use the right keywords if you wanted to find results quickly, but nowadays you can just ask your phone to do it for you.
If you think your website has been hacked, it’s good to determine the nature of the hack as soon as possible. There are many different types of hacks and some hacks can be malicious. Other hacks are just defacements to your actual web pages.
While the cornerstone content feature is new to you, it’s by no means a fresh concept. The idea of cornerstone content has been around since at least 2007 when Brian Clark wrote about the concept in a post for Copyblogger.
Keyword research is something that starts long before you’re filling in the SEO plugin fields when adding a post. In fact, it is something that should happen before you even start writing. This article will show you why intentional – but not manipulative – use of keywords is so important. Then, it will offer some quick and simple SEO keyword research tips for bloggers.