Google Algorithm Update June 2018: Google Gives More Attention To Video Content

Google Algorithm Update June 2018

Google Search has rolled out a new update this June in its algorithm and it appears to favour video contents.

Google Algorithm Update June 2018

The Search Giant has come to the understanding that visual is the interest of most users of late and they have adjusted in their latest update to improve the result of the search queries from user giving more priority to video contents.

Like the Top Stories carousel, Google Search Update June 2018 has rolled out the Video carousel and it appears at the top of search results displaying top video content related to the searched keyword.

How Do You Improve Your Search Traffic With This Update?

Good question! You should have a good and comprehensive schema structured data that tells Google the kind of content you have. Mind you, only post contents that passed the structured data test will appear in search result.

So if your content has a video in it, make sure it’s readable by Google robot.

Test Your Post Url for Structured Data HERE

Should I Use Outbound Link (Open Link In New Tab) In My Post?

Outbound Links and SEO

This is one major challenge for many bloggers and content curators out there – understanding the idea of linking in posts. The question is – does outbound (external linking) cause more harm or benefit to your SEO?
Before you get the answer, I’ll like to put you through the most vital component of SEO which is User Experience (UX)

While you own your blog, have it mind that you don’t own the browser of your user – in other words, they should be able to have full control on how they visit pages on their browser. Viewing your website and click on a link that opens in another tab might be frustrating to many of these users. Fine, you trying to maintain a low bounce rate, you don’t want them to exit your page too quickly. But these users are also aware of the back button, so they could always go back to your page at their own will, why try to force them?

Outbound Link and SEO

How does Outbound link affect SEO – it does in some ways.

1. It affects UX – User Experience in the digital age is quite important and cannot be overemphasized. You need to give them the full power to experience your web pages in the way they desire. Having web pages that carry a ton of outbound links will irritate users and they will never want to come back to your site or in a common way, they might end up closing the entire pages of your website.

2. It discourages low-end browsers – Now, you need to understand that there are different strokes for different folks. Having web pages that can serve all browsers is quite necessary. So what happens to users with low-end phones that can’t multi-task? You practically telling them your website isn’t for them – which isn’t your plan. So have them in mind and create UX that will work for all browsers and devices.

Outbound Links and SEO

Solution to Outbound Link and SEO (Safe Practises)

Do not use an outbound link, rather do in-linking. And if you must use use outbound links, make the user aware that the link will open in another tab in such a way that they understand before clicking so they are not caught unaware. Your SEO will still remain intact as long as they still navigating on yoru website. However, another way make users stay longer on your site without them following external links out of your website is to make your posts sorted in such a way that they have enough to consume on that particular page.

Have it mind that not all pages on your website are important, so they might leave some pages quicker than others. The ones that matter should be your focus. Optimize contents to make them stay longer – use images, illustrations, videos if necessary – all of these will keep them longer on a particular page.

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* Basic tools for website optimization
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* How to improve Domain Authority for Search presence
* Bonus: Unraveling the recent 2018 Google Search Update

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Starter Pack: Simple SEO Techniques For Blogs 1

Yesterday was actually another moment of explosion as my twitter handle @woldezzy blew up with lots of notifications after my series of tweets on Web solutions.

Im still quite amazed that a lot of bloggers and content marketers are not aware of the usefulness of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) One even had to ask me the meaning of SEO.

Well, this has prompt me do develop a starter pack on how to can set your blog SEO yourself. Yeah! yourself. By following my simple practical techniques, it will benefit youe website a whole lot.

First, after setting up a blog or website, the prerequisite will include Search Engine Webmasters. Meaning you submit your websites to search engines as the owner. The basic search engines available for this include Google, Bing also Pinterest is another platform worth notifying.

For those using Google Blogger as their CMS, since you signed up with your Google account, you are seen as the administrative owner of the website, so no further verification is need, you can also integrate your blog with Google Analytics.

For those on WordPress CMS, you can use the plugin All Meta Tags to paste your meta codes.

Then you can sign up at Google Webmaster, Bing Webmaster and Pinterest.

You can paste the meta details obtained from the sites in your meta header and make sure they remain there to avoid losing track.

In the next chapter, will explain what you should track.

iPhone 8 Is The Newest Magic With Wireless Charging And Glass Frame

IPhone features

As expectations are getting high on the unveiling of the newest iPhones, no one has predicted the full features of the products. However, all three iPhones expected to launch later this year will have wireless charging, according to a new forecast by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPhone 8 features

Apple is expected to release three new iPhones in the fall — one premium model with a better screen using OLED technology, and two iterative improvements to the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

All three will have glass casing and wireless charging, according to Kuo’s note, which was seen by Business Insider.

IPhone features

Apple may be concerned that the new iPhones may overheat more than older phones, according to the research. Glass casing and wireless charging are “unfavorable to thermal system operation,” Kuo says.

From the note:

“Adoption of glass casing & wireless charging unfavorable to thermal system operation for three new 2017F iPhone models; bigger impact on OLED model. The thermal system becomes less efficient with glass casing, as compared to metal casing used previously. Furthermore, wireless charging increases handset temperature.

“While we don’t expect general users to notice any difference, lamination of an additional graphite sheet is needed for better thermal control and, thus, steady operation; this is because FPCB is replaced with film, which is more sensitive to temperature change of the 3D Touch sensor in OLED iPhone.”

Kuo says the premium phone would have more overheating issues than the other two, and that Apple might have to add an insulating graphite sheet to prevent it from malfunctioning. That sheet and other tech changes could raise the price that Apple pays for the 3D Touch module for the new OLED iPhone by as much as 50%.

The research note distributed to clients focuses on some of the parts that Apple buys from suppliers to make its screens and features like 3D Touch work.

“We believe OLED iPhone will provide a better 3D Touch user experience on the back of the new design,” Kuo wrote. Because of this, Kuo advises clients to expect shares of the Apple suppliers General Interface Solution and TPK Holding Company to outperform.

The cost of cutting edge parts may be one reason the premium OLED iPhone could cost over $1,000, according to a recent report.

Here’s what we’re expecting from the iPhone 8:

– A 5.8-inch OLED screen.
– Wireless charging.
– Sides made of “forged stainless steel” and a back made of glass.
– The home button and fingerprint sensor built into and under an edge-to-edge screen.
– A double-lens camera, like on the iPhone 7 Plus.
– New 3D-sensing technology enabling “some form of facial/gesture recognition.”

A launch date in the fall — likely in September, as usual.

Why You Should Move To HTTPS Today!

I created a website for a company and the manager contacted me some weeks after saying people are having difficulties in accessing the site.

Quickly, i ran a check on the website and to my dismay, it was all up and working fine. I requested he check it from his end. He also confirmed nothing was wrong. Couple of days later, he contacted me for the issue, and i asked him to send me a screenshot.

I nearly broke a sweat until i found it;s just a mere protocol issue. He sent his website link typed to someone on Whatsapp messenger. Unknown the him, Whatsapp and many other messengers automatically use the https protocol which you don’t specify. so he typed the site as e.g and while the reciepient clicks, it takes them to which a secure protocol which wasn’t enable on the site.

Now, this is the jerk. Google itself is taking secure connections serious and we know sooner or later it will start to influence SEO greatly as it’s already doing so gradually.

All communications sent over regular HTTP connections are in ‘plain text’ and can be read by any hacker that manages to break into the connection between your browser and the website. This presents a clear danger if the ‘communication’ is on an order form and includes your credit card details or social security number. With a HTTPS connection, all communications are securely encrypted. This means that even if somebody managed to break into the connection, they would not be able decrypt any of the data which passes between you and the website.

The major benefits of a HTTPS certificate are:

– Customer information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted and cannot be intercepted
– Visitors can verify you are a registered business and that you own the domain
– Customers are more likely to trust and complete purchases from sites that use HTTPS

MTN To Increase Data Tariff, Blames It On NCC Regulations

MTN Nigeria is set to increase its data tariff just when we thought we paying too much for internet. This development according to the network provider was influenced by Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, The independent regulatory body for the Nigerian telecommunications industry reportedly gave a restriction in data tariff that doesn’t allow any provider to exceed even in campaign or any promotional offer.

MTN has sent a message to all customers indicating that this will take effect from December 1.

The message reads:

Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st Dec, some MTN Data tarriffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by NCC to operators

How To Make Video Call On Whatsapp

Following the acquisition of the largest chat network, Whatsapp by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, there has been a whole lot of improvisation and the latest is the new video calling function added to the chat app.

You can now make free video calls on your device to your contacts. The video chat is a big plus for Whatsapp as it’d be gradually taking Skype’s place in the social space.

Here is how the video chat works:

  • First, Open a chat with the contact you need to video call on your whatsapp
  • Tap on the dial icon
  • You will see a pop out option, asking if you want to make a voice call or video call
  • Click on video call, you connected and on the go.

‘What’s Life Without Data?’ – Airtel Fires Shots At Glo, Others

If you’ve not seen the Airtel recent video advert, you might not know what I’m talking about.

The one-minute video has got many talking on the social media. The character in the ad was played by Gabriel Afolayan whose tremendous talent as an actor was really put to play.

Titled “Life Without Data“, the video has been said many to be a diss to Glo Network and others who always boast of large volume of data at low cost, however not accessible due to poor internet service.

Glo is seen as the main target in this new promotional video ’cause many have been complaining about the network lately.

Well, probably because of the overload data offer, they are finding it quite difficult to deliver even a fair stable internet service.

The other i subscribed to N5,000 for 24GB, I had to opt to other internet provider as i couldn’t even enjoy it for 10 minutes.

Our question: Glo is it by force?

We don’t want awoof, we want stable and reliable internet service. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

Well, Airtel a.k.a The Smartphone network is fast becoming the best alternative for internet users. Guess they knew this and decided to sub Glo and rest on a lowkey with that video.

Una try shaa!

Introducing: Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) And Effects On SEO


It’s no longer news that blog and content sites are not tapping into the new Google optimized mobile display known as “Accelerated Mobile Pages” (AMP).

By now, you should know if your website is not responsive or mobile friendly, you will be missing out of search engine traffic. You stuck on this? Don’t sweat it, the new AMP version can be served to your visitors and the good news is; not mobile site can be more optimized than the AMP Version.

For WordPress sites, you can install the AMP WordPress Plugin. However, this plugin is not all that is needed, you will need another installation, AMP for WP which will serve the optimized theme to your visitors

PS: AMP is only served to visitors from search engine.