Delete a Search Engine Result Listing from Google

By Christian Bullock on February 12, 2018

Uh oh. You accidentally pushed a page live. And it’s showing up in Google searches! You’re probably asking out loud: How can I quickly delete this listing from the search engine results page?! Well, good news! Below are three ways you can ensure a page gets wiped out from Google,...

Page Load Speed | How to Make Your Website Faster to Rank Higher

By Tammy Wood on September 29, 2017

A slow site is a poor experience for users. As a result, search engines tend to rank slower sites worse than faster sites. The site must load quickly and aim for 100% uptime. Until recently, Google would only offer suggestions on steps to take to improve page load speed using...

Should you switch to HTTPS for SEO in 2016?

By Christian Bullock on July 22, 2016

A question we got a lot from our clients is: Is it worth switching our site to HTTPS to benefit our site's SEO? As of right now, MKG believes that for most websites there isn’t enough of a benefit to switch to HTTPS due to the amount of planning and resources...

This One Exercise Will Improve Your Site Ranking Strength Now (Break the 301 Redirect Chains)

By Christian Bullock on June 29, 2016

Imagine: You’ve optimized your website. On-page SEO is dialed in. You spent some time building inbound links to your authoritative pages. Your technical SEO audits show no problems with crawls or technical issues of your website. Surely there isn’t anything left you can do that can have an incredibly positive...

Word Counts for SEO: How Many Words Should Your Content / SEO Elements Be?

By Christian Bullock on June 21, 2016

Last Updated: June 22, 2016 When it comes to SEO copywriting, know that there really isn’t a hard set amount of words by page depth rule in place. For SEO elements such as title tags and meta descriptions, there definitely are limits you want to look to not exceed. What...

301 Redirect Chains: A Basic Intro to an Advanced SEO Topic

By Mike Krass on April 26, 2016

This is a little bit of a teaser post, but we wanted to go over the concept of what a 301 redirect chain is. More specifically: What it is Impact on your website Impact on page authority Whenever you're doing any type of site migration or if you're changing URLs...

Get Mobile Traffic? Implement AMP Format Now

By Christian Bullock on February 23, 2016

Google’s emphasis on ensuring mobile users get the best experience from Google Search continues today. Google has now pushed live its Accelerated Mobile Pages format project live on the mobile news carousel. See below for a screenshot of what that looks like: As annotated, two things to look for in this...