Google “Fred” Algo Update Launches March 8th – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #25

Google “Fred” Algo Update Launches March 8th – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #25

Issue #25
March 14th, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies.  My apologies for not sending out the newsletter for the past two weeks.  My son was in the hospital and between the overnights and getting the larger family back to “normal” I had to let something go.

However, I’m back, back to playing with healthy kids, back to work and back to kicking butt.  I’m excited to push forward this week and get a lot of good work done.  What have you guys got on your plate this week?

What You Must Know

Article: March 8th saw the release of the Google “Fred” Update

What’s important?
From what we […] Read more

Google Disables Non Mobile Friendly Warnings – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #24

Google Disables Non Mobile Friendly Warnings – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #24

Issue # 24
February 21st, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies.  After last week’s newsletter, I started really playing with the newly updated Google Data Studio. It’s a bit of a learning curve but I know the time saved on not building out reports manually will be well worth it.

If you haven’t yet checked out Data Studio and you’re using Google Analytics, I highly suggest you put some time aside to play with the tool. You won’t regret it.

What You Must Know

Article: Google has temporarily disabled non-mobile friendly warnings in search results. 

What’s important?
Google has acknowledged the false positives its search results have been serving up, […] Read more

Feb 7, 2017 Google Algorithm Update – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #23

Feb 7, 2017 Google Algorithm Update – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #23

Issue # 23
February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day, lunch buddies.  Before we kick off this newsletter, check out these fun 18 valentines day cards for SEOs.

Last week was awesome.  I made great strides on projects at work and continue to prioritize a few side SEO items as well.  It’s a rare opportunity to make progress on both fronts.  Not everyone is a fan of consultants running their own side projects, however, I’m a huge proponent as it’s an opportunity to push yourself, your SEO theories and test without much risk.

On a personal front, I took my son to “Monster Jam” at […] Read more

Learn More About AMP URLs for SEO – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #22

Learn More About AMP URLs for SEO – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #22

Issue # 22
February 7, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies.  This past week was much better than the previous one.  I was able to make some really good progress at work and the new year is starting off really well for some fun projects I’m working on.

On the personal side, My wife and I had our monthly date night over the weekend which consisted of checking out the St Paul Winter Carnival.  This was my first time and it was fun to see some of the amazing things that people can make from a block of ice.   I leave you this week […] Read more

How To Check What Pages Are Indexed in Google – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #21

How To Check What Pages Are Indexed in Google – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #21

Issue # 21
January 31, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies.  I’m excited for this week.  Not only was last week absolutely beyond crazy busy at work but I also learned that one of my daughters was diagnosed with Celiac disease.  Not fun at all but I know we’ll adopt the gluten free lifestyle just fine and our family will be better because of it.

Anyone else has experience with a gluten free diet?  I’m all for any recipe recommendations you might be able to share.

What You Must Know
Article: Checking Google Indexation without going against Google’s TOS.
What’s important?
Pinging Google to see if a site/URL is […] Read more

YouTube Videos in Google’s Image Results? – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #20

YouTube Videos in Google’s Image Results? – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #20

Issue # 20
January 24th, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies.  What a weekend. Between all the kid’s activities, buying a new couch, disposing of the old one (yes it was that bad) and the NFL playoffs, time flew bye.  As much as I enjoy football, I’m a bit giddy at the idea of having my Sundays back.

On the work front, I’m busier than ever.  I mentioned last week that a few big deliverables were due and the team was able to tackle them without much problem.  However, some unexpected asks have re-ordered priorities and with a new site launch for another client – […] Read more

How Google’s Crawl Budget Works – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #19

How Google’s Crawl Budget Works – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #19

Issue # 19
January 17, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies. Our team had some big deliverables this past week and we met them without issue.  Anyone who works agency side has had those long nights and I’m incredibly thankful to have avoided that.

On the personal side, we had a kid-free night where they spent the night at their grandparent’s house.  My wife and I took advantage of it and went out to a nice dinner and even hit up the casino for a few hours.  While I lost, my wife won.  Overall it was a good changeup from the regular routine.  I won’t […] Read more

Google Interstitial Penalty Rolling Out Now! – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #18

Google Interstitial Penalty Rolling Out Now! – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #18

Issue # 18
January 10, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies. I hope your New Year has started out well and that your full steam ahead tackling your 2017 goals.

Last week was a relatively low key week.  Wrapped up some reviews for people on the team and started looking over all the strategies in place for clients going into 2017.

At home, things continue to be low key as well (as “low key” as having 3 kids allows).  We spent the weekend continuing to clean up post x-mas and watching football.  I have a few small projects I’m working on including writing up a few […] Read more

Does Page Speed Help SEO? – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #17

Does Page Speed Help SEO? – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #17

Issue # 17
January 3, 2017

Hey lunch buddies.  Happy New Year!  I had a great time with family and friends.  I did, however, miss my first of the year deadline for publishing the new NickLeRoy.com redesign.  The good news is that it is up now as of Monday night (2nd).  The bad news is that I had one hell of a time revamping the site and several pieces of content over the past 7 years are now missing.  All 16 of the past #SEOForLunch newsletter issues are on the site now and I’ll work on backfilling some of the key pieces […] Read more

Search Console (WMT) Data available past 90 days? – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #16

Search Console (WMT) Data available past 90 days? – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #16

Issue # 16
December 27th, 2016

Hey lunch buddies.  I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas.  For those (like me) who are working this week I hope it’s a week of buckling down and really kicking butt to end the year on a strong note.

I’m looking forward to 2017.  I have a lot of professional and personal goals that I’m finalizing.  If you haven’t yet, consider jotting down a few goals that you can hold yourself accountable for next year.  Push yourself out of your comfort zone – you won’t regret it.

Happy new year in advance – please be safe and I’ll […] Read more