Technical Issues From periscopeUP

Options For Keeping Your Form Submissions Spam-Free

Despite often being a source of frustration to users, CAPTCHA has long been the “golden standard” to keep website form submissions relatively spam-free. Now, some privacy advocates are questioning whether CAPTCHA is still the best option. A Brief History of CAPTCHA CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. [...]

By |2019-11-11T22:07:09+00:00November 11th, 2019|Blog, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Audit, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress Development, Wordpress Webmaster|Comments Off on Options For Keeping Your Form Submissions Spam-Free

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Homepage Sliders

Homepage sliders and all their variations (carousels, rotating offers, parallax scrolling backgrounds and banners) are widely employed by website designers, loved by clients and pretty much universally hated by SEOs. Tons of hard data exists tying homepage sliders to negative performance and usability, but this design element is clearly not going away. So, what gives? [...]

By |2019-10-29T17:26:43+00:00October 17th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress, Wordpress Development|Comments Off on The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Homepage Sliders

Google Tag Manager Fix for AMP-Enabled Pages on Your Hubspot Blog

You’re using Hubspot. You’ve got your blog installed. You love using Google Tag Manager. And now you’ve just discovered that you’re AMP pageviews are not showing up in Google Analytics. Wait… what!? You’ve looked for a work-around. You’ve contacted Hubspot support. You even thought Simo would have a simple solution. What’s the problem? See below… [...]

By |2019-05-30T20:18:59+00:00April 26th, 2019|Blog, Technical Issues|Comments Off on Google Tag Manager Fix for AMP-Enabled Pages on Your Hubspot Blog

Too Slow? Speed Up Your Website – Lazy Load & Other Tactics

If you are a blog or a website owner, it’s important to pay special attention towards speeding it up. A website that loads quickly can contribute towards improved search engine results. It also provides a user-friendly experience to visitors. Slow page load speed is the Number One reason why people bounce away. Here are [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:25:52+00:00February 14th, 2019|Blog, Mobile SEO, Technical Issues|Comments Off on Too Slow? Speed Up Your Website – Lazy Load & Other Tactics

Keeping Your Site Clean – Fix 404 Errors

Your organic SEO efforts have paid off. A user has been enticed by your link in Google’s search results. They click...and instead of going to the content that attracted them, they get a big “404 Error-Page Not Found” headline staring them in the face. The user clicks the back button and moves on with their [...]

By |2019-02-16T13:02:33+00:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Issues, Wordpress Maintenance|Comments Off on Keeping Your Site Clean – Fix 404 Errors

Google Rolls Out Lighthouse Website Grader Tool for SEO, Accessibility, Performance and More

As was recently reported in Search Engine Journal, Google has launched a beta version of a website grader tool - called Lighthouse, and it is currently available at web.dev. The tool is designed to provide insights into aspects of the site that are directly related to user experience: SEO, performance, accessibility and best practices. How [...]

By |2018-11-27T19:42:43+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog, Google News And Updates, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Issues|Comments Off on Google Rolls Out Lighthouse Website Grader Tool for SEO, Accessibility, Performance and More

SEO Driven Tips For 508 Compliance & Accessibility

A known Google ranking factor the last 5 years, accessibility has grown significantly in importance over the last year. What is accessibility, and what does it mean to be 508 compliant? Web accessibility means that your website, tools, apps, or technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. Compliance comes [...]

By |2018-06-04T18:52:20+00:00June 4th, 2018|Blog, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Technical Issues|Comments Off on SEO Driven Tips For 508 Compliance & Accessibility

Website Relaunch? Avoid These Top 5 SEO Mishaps

Here at periscopeUP we've been brought in before, during, and after a website relaunch. Motives for relaunching are usually re-branding or a desire for a more modern look. No matter the reason or the timing, there are SEO mishaps that can cause your relaunch to be a bust. Let’s take look at what happens most [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:13:09+00:00April 19th, 2018|Blog, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Search Engine Optimization, Technical Audit, Technical Issues, Website Development|Comments Off on Website Relaunch? Avoid These Top 5 SEO Mishaps

Slow Website? Try Log Files to Block Spam and Control Bots

Continuing from our first impressions post about logs, we’ve been diving deeper into log files on a more regular basis here at periscopeUP. We found a number of other ways to use log files other than for indexation and crawling issues. Recently we looked into using log files to control bots and block spam bots. [...]

By |2018-03-27T15:43:07+00:00March 15th, 2018|Blog, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Audit, Technical Issues|Comments Off on Slow Website? Try Log Files to Block Spam and Control Bots

Transform Visitor Clicks Into Conversions

Your online marketing plan has just paid off. Whether it’s through search engine optimization or effective branding, you have achieved the first goal of digital marketing--get the click. A visitor is now on your website and you have a precious few seconds (if that) to make that visit count towards your business goals. What needs [...]

By |2018-06-20T00:45:01+00:00January 31st, 2018|Blog, Google Analytics, Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEM, SEO, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Audit, Technical Issues|Comments Off on Transform Visitor Clicks Into Conversions