Category Archives: Technology

Propel Pages’ Seo & web consultant Mike Stover’s take on technology and web design.

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? Google Penalties Coming If Not!

How To Protect Yourself From Google Penalties Now!

Google mobile penalty

Google is planning to roll out penalties for sites that are not user friendly on mobile devices. With the rapidly growing number of mobile searches taking place, those of us in the SEO biz have been waiting for this type of action. Google (along with Propel Pages, as well) have been pushing one website for all devices design standards for years. Many inbound marketing (web design, SEO, etc.) companies have pushed their clients toward a separate mobile site. Most of the time these mobile sites offer a dumbed down version of the full site. We have never thought this was a good idea, and Google will now penalize many of the folks that do this.

Flash Animations & Un-Playable Video Will Be Penalized!

If you have Flash animation or video that is not compatible with mobile devices, you will be penalized. Most current mobile devices do not play Flash animations, so it’s important …KEEP READING

Google Launches Help Info For Hacked Websites

Google has just launched some great information for those with a hacked website.  If you’ve ever had a website hacked, you understand how horrible the experience can be.  If you have a business website, this hacking my virtually put you out of business until it is corrected.  Once the site is “cleaned” you’ll have to file to get Google to lift the warning from it’s index that your site is dangerous.  Here is some of the information from Google on how to avoid your website getting hacked.  To get the complete info, Click Here to go to Google’s “Webmasters Help For Hacked Sites” website.

 

How to avoid ever needing Help for hacked sites

Just as you focus on making a site that’s good for users and search-engine friendly, keeping your site secure — for you and your visitors — is also paramount. When site owners fail to keep their site secure, hackers may exploit the vulnerability. If a hacker exploits a vulnerability, then you might need Help for hacked sites. So, to potentially avoid this scenario:

  • Be vigilant about keeping software updated
  • Understand the security practices of all applications, plugins, third-party software, etc., before you install them on your server. A security vulnerability in one software application can affect the safety of your entire site
  • Remove unnecessary or unused software
  • Enforce creation of strong passwords
  • Keep all devices used to log in to your servers secure (updated operating system and browser)
  • Make regular, automated backups of your site