Category Archives: SEO

Remove Referral Spam From Analytics The Easy Way

Are you seeing referrals from the following sites in Google analytics? floating-share-buttons.com www.event-tracking.com www4.free-social-buttons.com success-seo.com 100dollars-seo.com Among others? If you have been using analytics filters to exclude each refferal the easier way is to only include the host from your domain as follows: There are two possible routes you can take, both of which are better than individually excluding each pesky spammy referrer.   Method 1 – Referral Spam Inclusion Option   Include your domain -> Filter -> Include -> Custom -> Hostname -> Filter Read More +

Rich Snippets without Structured Data

It is possible to get rich snippets for the meta description even if you haven’t used any structured data. The following example is for Google UK for the query: admin jobs in middlesbrough   The code on Direct Gov’s website for their job listings has no structured data what so ever. http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=https%3A%2F%2Fjobsearch.direct.gov.uk%2Fjobsearch%2Fpowersearch.aspx%3Ftjt%3DAdministrative%2BAssistant%26where%3DMiddlesbrough%25252c%2BDurham%25252c%2BEngland%26rad%3D5%26rad_units%3Dmiles%26pp%3D25%26sort%3Drv.dt.di%26vw%3Db%26re%3D134%26setype%3D2   So it is possible to achieve rich snippets without using structured data.