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I've been trying to work out for ages what was happening to my traffic stats on Google's Search Console (which used to be called Webmaster Tools)
The traffic was still there in Google Analytics and my other stats software - so why had it fallen off a cliff in Search Console?
This week Google has been rolling out the new version of Search Console to my websites and blogs this week and the problem had become even very perplexing.
Until I finally worked out what was happening.
IF you have moved your blog and/or website from "http" to "https" - as required by Google if you still want your pages to be indexed - then you have to reverify your site WITH THE HTTPS PREFIX in Google Search Console.
In other words add in your site AGAIN, but this time with the https:// prefix
Otherwise Google ignores your site on the basis that all your pages are redirected i.e. to the https site!
For me it was a very concrete demonstration that Google is seriously not indexing pages which are insecure.
The clue to the explanation was the date when things started to go awry. October 2017 was the deadline to get sites transferred to the more secure https - and that's when Google started its sweeping and deindexing of sites which remain in http.
I'll be working out a "how to" for those who need handholding through the re-input of a site and verification within Search Console.
This is a list of six articles which focus on effective writing for web and business writing which I think you'll find useful.
They provide great tips and techniques for effective writing for the web which makes life simple for your reader and creates engagement and come from from reputable sources.
I've previously written on this website about Writing for the Web - specifically in relation to the development of your website. I'll be adding these articles into this web page above if you just one bookmark for future reading and reference!
The articles below are generic - meaning they're not specifically written for artists who are developing websites and anywhere else where their text is read online. However the tips and techniques provided are BASIC to good writing for the web which create engagement.
Here are the six articles which all come from reputable sources. Some provide lists and checklists you'll want to make a note of or bookmark.
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One of the things that happens to many artists with a new (or existing) website is that they get spammed by companies who want to "help you sort out your website".
This post is about a few things you can do to stop spam and stop scammers
Characteristics of spam from a scammer
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Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
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