This past week, there was a major change this week: Google removed Google Authorship completely from their search results, which I have to say was unexpected. They claim that Google Authorship was just a test–but I honestly thought that it was more permanent then they now lead us to believe. I chose not to write a blog post on BillHartzer.com about this change. Instead, this week I wrote the post on Globe Runner’s blog. Here’s the post, it’s worth a read:
What you really need to know about this change: you don’t need to go out and remove your Google Authorship code from your site(s) where you claimed Authorship. It will probably be a good thing anyway to not remove it, as it will lead to some traffic going over to your Google Plus account. The other important thing: Google Publishership is not affected by this. It will be interesting to see what Google does with Publishership in the future.
HTTP to HTTPS Update: 3 weeks after moving site
I took a look at my web analytics three weeks after moving the site from HTTP to HTTPS (which makes the site secure). It looks like it’s still going well, and users are viewing more pages. Maybe because they see that it’s secure and they trust the site more? Hard to tell. But take a look at the stats before/after moving the site to HTTPs. More on my post here:
Get More Facebook Clicks?
Facebook came out and said that there are two ways for you to get more views on your Facebook posts. Facebook tracks how long people spend on articles when they click from Facebook to an article (on your site, for example). If they spend more time, then they probably like the article and it will be shown to more people. Want to know how to get more clicks? This easy trick will get more people to click from a FB post to your site. Find out what it is on my post here (trust me, it’s really easy!):
Facebook Shows Breaking News 2 Days Late
I got really annoyed when Facebook showed me a post from a local news station about breaking news. I wasn’t annoyed about the news, I was annoyed that they didn’t show it to me in a timely fashion. So I just had to write about it. More here:
A Domain Name I Bought This Week
Since I always talk about domain names each week, there’s really not much to say this week. But I did happen to pick up a new domain name: OligonucleotideSynthesis.com. Yes, it’s a long one. Probably the longest domain I own. But apparently Oligonucleotide Synthesis is going to be a 1.7 Billion Dollar industry by 2019. Something to do with health and DNA. Found this one while reviewing the latest headlines this week, and thought it was interesting since it was available for hand reg. I decided it was worth a shot.
That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to sign up for my Advanced Link Training seminar, which is going to be held the evening of September 25th, 2014 in Dallas. More info can be found at www.AdvancedLinkTraining.com.