Update your robots meta tag or become (nearly) invisible in Google Search results

 SEO is a constantly moving field but most often changes are "backward-compatible": if your site is properly set up and you have good content, you'll keep doing well even as technical SEO evolves and becomes more sophisticated. Additional techniques such as structured data, OGP, redirects and canonical and of course AMP can be  added step by step to improve results, especially in competitive fields.

You must opt-in to have full results in Google search

This is why the change happening to Google policies on Search results display is quite unusual  and more importantly, it potentially has much larger consequences for many websites owners. Negative consequences that is!

Up until now, when showing one or your site's page in their results, Google would use that page title, a short extract of the page content and possibly some images or video. And so your pages were getting full visibility. 

When the changes come into effect, news websites must opt-in to have extract, images and video be shown. If not, only your page title and URL will be displayed.

SEOInfo, our free Chrome and Firefox extension

A couple of months ago, I started using Firefox more and more and found that I was missing on at least one SEO-related extension. That's when I set out to build a simple browser extension to accompany me in Firefox and ... 2 months later, we now have a fully featured Firefox and Chrome SEO extension. Yes, it was so useful to me on Firefox that I could not do without it on Chrome :)

Here's is a short extract from the documentation:

SEOInfo displays icon alerts as you navigate website pages for SEO-related technical errors. At the click of a button, all SEO and performance information and graphs about the current page are displayed. This includes SEO checks and AMP validation inside the extension. This information can be saved with a single click to another tab for printing or saving to file.

What SEOInfo does

Plenty of things! A nearly full list can be found on this page of the documentation but there are mostly 2 things I wanted to achieve:

  • Get alerts on SEO-related issue while navigating pages of a website, withouth having to click on something or do anything at all
  • When needed, click a button to get a/ full information about the current page and b/ even more checks and validation at a click of a button

Time Savers for Joomla: JoomlaDay France 2018 talk by Peter Martin

Hi all,

Last weekend we attended JoomlaDay France 2018. You can see my longer report in this previous blog post.

Peter Martin is a veteran Joomla! site builder and developer from the Netherlands. He's been a well-known and esteemed member of the community for quite a few years. He offered in his session a number of best practices, tips and tricks to save the Joomla site builder a lot of time and efforts on a daily basis. This talk is in English.

We were also able to record sessions from:

  • Olivier Andrieu, probably the most well-known SEO person in France. It was his first appearance at a Joomla event, and he told us all about mobile and vocal SEO optimization. See his talk on this page.
  • Myself! I presented the latest updates to the Accelerated Mobile Pages ecosystem - See my talk here

Feel free to comment or ask questions below!

Cheers

Yannick

AMP talk at JoomlaDay France 2018

Hi all,

Last weekend we attended JoomlaDay France 2018. We were lucky to be invited to talk about AMP on Joomla and joined a full line-up of speakers from all horizons. See my longer report in this previous blog post.

We were also able to record sessions from:

  • Olivier Andrieu, probably the most well-known SEO person in France. It was his first appearance at a Joomla event, and he told us all about mobile and vocal SEO optimization. See his talk on this page.
  • Peter Martin shared a bunch of time-saving tips and tricks for Joomla - His session is here

For those of you speaking French, the above is my full session, recorded live with the full slide decks added. Olivier also spoke in French, while Peter had an English language session.

Feel free to comment or ask questions below!

Cheers

Yannick

Mobile, Vocal and SEO: talk by Olivier Andrieu at JoomlaDay France 2018

Hi all,

Last weekend we attended JoomlaDay France 2018. We joined a full line-up of speakers from all horizons. See my longer report in this previous blog post.

Olivier Andrieu is probably the most famous SEO in France. He runs the Abondance.com website plus a number of other SEO-oriented sites. He dedicated this talk to how mobile and vocal search are/will shape today's and tomorrow's search engine optimization landscape.

We were also able to record sessions from:

  • Peter Martin, who shared a bunch of time-saving tips and tricks for Joomla - His session is here
  • Myself! I presented the latest updates to the Accelerated Mobile Pages ecosystem - See my talk here

Feel free to comment or ask questions below!

Cheers

Yannick

Wonderful talks at JoomlaDay France 2018

JoomlaDay France 2018 logo

Hi all,

After a long blogging interruption, we wanted to share a bit of our experience last weekend in Paris where we attended JoomlaDay France 2018. We were lucky to be invited to talk about AMP on Joomla and joined a full line-up of speakers from all horizons:

  • Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Open Source Matters president, gave a "state of Joomla" address, with all news about the new management structure put in place last year, and upcoming plans for 2018
  • Arnaud Steckle gave a round-up of webdesign trends in 2018
  • Olivier Andrieu, probably the most well-known SEO person in France, spoke for the first time at a Joomla event, and told us about mobile and vocal SEO optimization. We were able to video-record his session, see it on this page.