10 Ways to Get Ready for Google’s Mobile Interstitials Penalty on January 10th by @MattGSouthern

Google announced back in August 2016 that it will begin to devalue web pages in mobile search with intrusive interstitials as of January 10, 2017. Going forward, Google recommends using interstitials on mobile pages that only take up a “reasonable” amount of screen space. Here is an example of what Google considers to be “intrusive”: […]

HTTPS Required for Collecting Sensitive Information in Chrome as of January 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Google has cautioned site owners that, at the end of January 2017, Chrome will mark sites without HTTPS as non-secure if they collect sensitive information like passwords and credit cards. “Enabling HTTPS on your whole site is important, but if your site collects passwords, payment info, or any other personal information, it’s critical to use HTTPS.” […]

Google Display Network to Begin Serving Ads With No Targeting As of January 18 by @MattGSouthern

Google recently announced changes to how it will be targeting ads starting on January 18, 2017. From that date forward, all ad groups with no targeting method selected will be displayed throughout the entire Google Display Network (GDN). Yes, you read that correctly. Ads with no targeting method selected will just get served to anyone. […]

Google Contributor Program to Shut Down in January 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Those involved in the Google Contributor program are receiving emails stating the service is shutting down in January 2017 as it undergoes an upgrade. Google Contributor was first launched to all publishers in November 2015, and allowed users to make monthly financial contributions in exchange for seeing fewer Google ads on websites. If a Google […]