Does Googlebot Support HTTP/2? Challenging Google’s Indexing Claims – An Experiment

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I was recently challenged with a question from a client, Robert, who runs a small PR firm and needed to optimize a client’s website. His question inspired me to run a small experiment in HTTP protocols. So what was Robert’s question? He asked…

Can Googlebot crawl using HTTP/2 protocols?

You may be asking yourself, why should I care about Robert and his HTTP protocols?

As a refresher, HTTP protocols are the basic set of standards allowing the World Wide Web to exchange information. They are the reason a web browser can display data stored on another server. The first was initiated back in 1989, which means, just like everything else, HTTP protocols are getting outdated. HTTP/2 is one of the latest versions of HTTP protocol to be created to replace these aging versions.

So, back to our question: why do you, as an SEO, care to know more about HTTP protocols? The short answer is that none of your SEO efforts matter or can even be done without a basic understanding of HTTP protocol. Robert knew that if his site wasn’t indexing correctly, his client would miss out on valuable web traffic from searches.

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October 17, 2017  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Jell-O champion claims victory again

The competition this week was fierce at SEO.com’s third annual Jell-O snarfing contest. In the crowded break room, newcomers showed that a new breed of gluttonous snarfers might be on the rise.

Rookies from the back shop forced seasoned competitors to the brink. In the end, defending champion Greg Bay, a search marketing specialist, ate the tasty gelatin the fastest to win the final heat and claim another victory.

The second-fastest time in the finals came from SEO Specialist Russ Lonczyma. Lonczyma, who competed for the first time, said he was pleased with the results.

“I’ve never done it before,” Lonczyma said, showing off his silver medal.

He said he also received “high fives and some congrats.”

“I’m going to win it next time,” Lonczyma said.

Matt Storms, an SEO manager at SEO.com, took third place in the final heat.

“I’ve got a big mouth,” Storms joked.

The competition pits contestants in a battle to see who can eat a colorful serving of Jell-O the fastest.

There was a women’s category last year and PRMarketing President Lori Gilson won the division.

“You don’t chew,” Gilson said. “You just inhale and swallow. It goes up your nose. It goes everywhere.”… Read the rest

April 4, 2011  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments



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