Google Search is Going Mobile-First – Here’s What It Means for Your WordPress Site

If you’re a WordPress website admin who is starting to feel some heat over Google’s mobile-first index and how search engine rankings will be affected as a result, you’re not alone. Webmasters and SEOs are scrambling to transform antiquated websites into more mobile-responsive versions. But before making any major changes, it makes sense to know […] View original post at …

WordPress.com Adds Customization for AMP Pages, Pushes Update to AMP Plugin

When Google first launched AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), its open source initiative to speed up the mobile web, the project focused on getting publishers on board. AMP pages were featured in the “Top Stories” carousel and soon adoption of AMP grew beyond news publishers to other industries such as e-commerce, recipe sites, and local listings. Ebay has AMP’d up 15 …

Dennis Cooper Booted from Blogger, Relaunches on WordPress

photo credit: Sergey Zolkin Nearly two months after Google removed Dennis Cooper’s 14-year-old Blogger site and Gmail account without explanation, the novelist and performance artist has been officially ejected from the platform. According to Cooper, a post he wrote 10 years ago, which he had placed behind an adult content warning due to pornographic material, was flagged by a recent …

Google to Penalize Pages with Intrusive Popup Ads Starting January 2017

photo credit: Wilfred Iven Google announced today that it will begin penalizing pages with intrusive interstitials, commonly known as popup ads, beginning in 2017: Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible. This can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller. To improve the mobile search …

Facebook Instant Articles vs AMP vs Apple News for WordPress

A mobile content revolution is afoot. Content distribution giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple are delivering content to mobile users in new and innovative ways, leaving content publishers scrambling to keep up. It wasn’t very long ago that having a fully-responsive site was enough, but that is no longer true. In the past month, AMP articles have been added to …