Many of you out there will be using an Instagram feed on your websites, but did you know that on March the 31st 2020, Instagram will be changing its existing API from (Basic) to (Graph).
This means many of you who have migrated to the new API will need to reconnect your Instagram accounts so that the new API can work, if you do not reconnect before March 31, your current Instagram feed may not appear on your website.
What is an API and why do I need it?
API stands for "Application Program Interface" and it allows apps to talk to and function with Instagram, for example many of our clients request to have an Instagram feed on their website to showcase photos of works they have undertaken. The Instagram API allows for the feed to
communicate with the live account and to feed the information through to their website.
If you want to find out more about the API update and how it may affect you and your business, you can find out more on the Instagram developer page here.
If you are planning on integrating your Instagram account to your website, why not reach out to a member of the SEO Flatrate team, you can do this by calling our head office on 01202 911141 or by emailing the Support team here.
OMG, the 2019 SEO Flatrate 'Christmas Tree Bonanza' is back!
It's Christmas and boy did it come round fast this year and we have been chased yet again for our Christmas offers and as in every year before this one, we will of course be running the SEO Flatrate Christmas Tree Bonanza!
Last year was again a successful Christmas tree bonanza, with over 90 applicants looking to win the main prize and to cash in on a free £170 SEO Flatrate Search Engine Optimisation service for their online business. Last years prize was won by the Bournemouth based Drone Service Company "Drone Services Dorset".
For all those who have never heard of the SEO Flatrate Christmas Tree Bonanza, it is now time for you to pull your socks up and pay attention :-).
If you dont own your own business maybe you know of someone with an online business who is desperately looking to get noticed on the Search Engines this will make a fantastic Christmas present!
So what is The SEO Flatrate Christmas Tree Bonanza you ask?
Well, it is all a bit of fun and games to be honest, we have all heard of "Where's Wally" right? Well instead of hunting down Wally, this time you are hunting for the SEO Flatrate Christmas tree.
So where have we hidden the Christmas tree and can anyone take part??
Well, this year as every other year, we have taken the time to hide an SEO Flatrate "Christmas tree" somewhere on our website! We won't tell you where it is, then that would be cheating right!
The winner can be a person or a company, all you need to do is to tell us exactly where the Christmas tree is hidden on our website. The winner takes it all here at the Christmas Tree Bonanza and we will put all applicants in to a hat and pick one lucky winner, the results will be announced on our social media platforms in January 2020!!
Anyone can take part, you don't need to be a customer the rules are simple and very rewarding for anyone who needs Search Engine Optimisation for their website, blog or video.
What is SEO?
Please take a look at some of our other blogs or simply click here to find out more about how SEO can help you grow your business and drive more potential customers to your website.
How do I notify you when I have found the SEO Flatrate Christmas Tree?
Simply contact us, letting us know who you are and where the Christmas tree is hidden, we will reply in the New Year and let you know that we have received your suggestion.
The winner will be announced on our social media accounts in the week of 6th of January 2020.
So without further delay, let the 2019 SEO Flatrate Christmas Tree Bonanza games begin!
On April the 5th many business owners noticed a drop in Google page rank, Google later confirmed that it was causing some sites to be deindexed even.
On April the 7th, @searchliason posted that they were aware that some sites were impacted beginning on the Friday.
Today the following tweet
The indexing issue has now been fully resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your patience as we restored normal operation.
Times like this leave room for thought, the expression "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" comes to mind and the fact that we may all be becoming a little bit obsessed with our SERPs.
The great news is that things are now back to normal and the panic is over for business owners for now. If you have noticed a drop in your serps recently contact us so we can see if there is anything we can do to help.