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Google Chrome to Add ‘NOT SECURE’ Label to Websites Without HTTPS – What You Need to Know

For most of the year, the web has been buzzing about Google shifting to label sites that don’t use HTTPS as “not secure”. In a recent round of emails to Google Search Console account holders with HTTP sites, Google confirmed their October deadline, saying, “Starting October 2017, Chrome (Version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE”...  Read More

Bryan Smith

Rank Higher on Google Search with Mobile-First Indexing

Mobile has been a key focus of Google’s for quite some time now. It used to be that when consumers prepared to make a buying decision they would flip through the phonebook to find listed companies before choosing one to do business with. That type of research was replaced by internet research, and now the...  Read More

Shauna Heryford

3 Ways Google Analytics Can Help Your Business Get Results

When most people think about Google Analytics, the first reports that jump to mind are often basic metrics like: Visits (or sessions) Pageviews Bounce rate Visit duration Chances are you’re already tracking these indicators, but they aren’t telling you much. So which reports are actually going to generate valuable insights and results for your business?...  Read More

Shannon Young

Bluetrain Earns a Premier Google Partner Badge

Just when we thought we had left our Brownie and Boy Scout badge-wearing days behind us, Google has bestowed us with our very own Premier Google Partner Badge. They like us. They really like us! What does it mean? The Premier Google Partner badge highlights Bluetrain’s expertise and represents our team’s dedication to growth, excellence,...  Read More

Alyce Kominetsky

XML vs HTML Sitemaps: What’s the Difference?

Every website has two types of users: The humans: and the machines: Web crawlers (also known as spiders, bots or automatic indexers) use XML Sitemaps to create search engine indexes. Human users use HTML Sitemaps to navigate websites. Does your website need both types of Sitemaps? Let’s find out! What is an XML Sitemap? When...  Read More

Glenn Walker

See What Happened When Google Sent Our Team a Paint Nite Kit [Time-Lapse Video]

First off, thank you, Google, for sending us this wonderful paint nite kit! Our team thoroughly enjoyed it during last month’s team social and were extremely proud of the “art” we managed to create.   Some highlights of the afternoon included: seeing Bryan in a smock, watching Glenn paint an interesting picture then proceed to...  Read More

Jodie Worobec

I, RankBrain: How Artificial Intelligence is Improving Google Search

Google recently declared RankBrain the 3rd most important ranking signal contributing to search. Since we know there are over 200 signals, this got a lot of people’s attention. But what exactly is RankBrain and how does it affect search results? We’ve learned a lot since RankBrain was first announced in October 2015, and I hope...  Read More

Glenn Walker

The Top Questions People Had about The Bachelor 2016 According to Google

If you’re not familiar with us personally, you may not be aware that the Bluetrain team is actually composed of mostly ladies (9 to be exact!) who, despite being highly educated, well read individuals, do enjoy watching a little (trashy?) reality TV every now and then. We’re also fans of the office fantasy pool, in...  Read More

Shannon Young

How to Remove Private, Outdated, or Duplicate Content from Google

  It happens to the best marketers. You search for your website on Google and notice the search engine has indexed some pages that you would have preferred to keep private or hidden. This could include outdated information, duplicate content or content that contains sensitive or private information. Once you’ve discovered this content on Google,...  Read More

Shauna Croome

$120K in Free Advertising for Non-Profits with Google Ad Grants

Updated: January 25, 2019 Get the scoop on Google Ad Grants and how you can secure $10,000 per month in free advertising money for your charity or non-profit. What is Google Ad Grants? Google Ad Grants is the non-profit version of Google Ads. Lots of people have heard of Google Ads, which is the advertising on...  Read More

Bryan Smith

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