We’ve been writing lately about all of Google’s new updates from AI first to Google’s search journeys to Google’s contextual signals and it demonstrates how search is changing. That, combined with the 2015 report that social media now drives over one-third of traffic has led some experts to say that ‘SEO is dead’ but that cannot be further from the truth. So, don’t abandon your search engine optimization strategy just yet. Let’s explore the fact that Google is changing but is SEO here to stay?
Have you ever picked up a book and not been able to set it down? Maybe you’ve opened an email and started reading it, only to realize before you knew it you were half-way through. Have you ever stopped to wonder why you may stay longer on some websites, and simply click away from others?This has to do with the narrative and the words used. Yes, the written content on any website or book plays a huge part in retaining our interest and keeping our attention.
More than half of all Google searches are now conducted on mobile phones, which means that it’s now more important than ever to ensure your website and every single page on your site is optimized for mobile, is user-friendly, and optimized for local search.
The average lifespan of a well-designed and structured website is anywhere from three to seven years. The decision to redesign shouldn’t be taken lightly and shouldn’t be done on a whim to follow the latest trends. Redesigning and rebuilding your website to ensure it’s in top form can be the best investment you make; however, the bottom line is that redesigns and rebuilds are expensive. Let’s take a look at redesign vs rebuild: which is better value for money and which will get you long-term results.
With the constantly-changing internet landscape, businesses are often required to reevaluate their website, branding, and content production processes. Whether you work as a web designer, an SEO specialist or a content creator, SEO and content marketing play a large role in the success of your or your client’s website.
For the first time, Google gave a name for a recent update to its core algorithm. Not just that, we learned even more about Google’s Artificial Intellegence and how we’re all going to benefit from more relevent search results even if it’s super vague.
The internet is content. Without content, what do you have? Google SERP would be like a series of Instagram posts without hashtags or words so how would you even find the content in the first place? Images are incredibly important but without accompanying narrative, they only tell half the story.
Mobile performance matters. Even a hundredth of a second may be the difference between enhancing the user’s experience or increasing your bounce rate.
In January of 2017, Google decided no longer to support Flash player ads. Then, summer 2018, Google announced it would roll out responsive search ads. Google constantly tries to come up with improvements and innovations, so is this new AI-generated advertising a good thing for your company? And should you care? Should you consider the implications and impact on your business?
When planning your company’s SEO and marketing budgets, what factors do you need to consider to determine if you’re getting good value for money? No one wants to be overcharged for services; however, just like when buying silk ties, you often get what you pay for– and that applies to SEO too.
We’re a web-based world. From computers to tablets to mobile devices, the web answers our questions, tells us what to buy, lets us know what our friends are up to, and keeps us from being bored when we are waiting at the doctor’s office. Think about it. How often do you Google something on your phone (or ask Alexa, Siri, or Google assistant)?