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Google Business To Provide New Performance Metrics

Google has announced it will provide new performance metrics for Google Business listings. While Google has not been fully forthcoming about what metrics will be provided or when, the announcement states that the updates could fall into one of three categories: Changes to how frequently an already existing metric is calculated (e.g. updating data at [...]

By |2020-10-26T13:33:34+00:00October 26th, 2020|Blog, Google for Business, Google Local, Google News And Updates, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Business To Provide New Performance Metrics

Get Users To Explore Your Content – Optimize For Google Discover

Google Discover, previously known as Google Feed,  shows content related to a user’s interests rather than in response to a search query. The feed includes news, evergreen content and also ads. Instead of searching for content, Google Discover lets users explore content. This platform has the potential to send a high volume of relevant traffic [...]

By |2020-09-29T13:51:41+00:00September 29th, 2020|Blog, Content, Google for Business, Google News And Updates, SEO|Comments Off on Get Users To Explore Your Content – Optimize For Google Discover

Directories At The Forefront In New Local SERP Display Results

Google has rolled out several local algorithm updates over the past several years. The 2014 “Pigeon” update gave a boost to local directory listings, prompting SEOs to focus on building accurate and comprehensive citations on a variety of general and industry-specific directory sites. The 2016 “Possum” update appeared to put more importance on the geolocation [...]

By |2020-03-04T20:36:32+00:00March 4th, 2020|Blog, Google News And Updates, Link Building, Local Search, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Directories At The Forefront In New Local SERP Display Results

Farewell Position Zero!

The much-coveted featured snippet, often referred to as “position zero” still exists, but it is now essentially position #1 on the page. In a recent change that has been confirmed by Google (see below Twitter exchange between Moz’s Pete Meyers and Google’s Danny Sullivan), a search result that appears in the featured snippet will no [...]

By |2020-01-27T15:15:49+00:00January 27th, 2020|Blog, Google News And Updates, News, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Farewell Position Zero!

Digital Accessibility Compliance For Private Sector Organizations

In the United States, federal, state and local government websites must comply with Section 508 regulations, meaning that website content must be accessible to people with disabilities. At this time there are no ADA legal standards for the websites of private sector organizations, but that does not mean that companies will not be sued for [...]

By |2019-11-27T14:19:52+00:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Google News And Updates, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEM, SEO, Technical Issues, Website Development|Comments Off on Digital Accessibility Compliance For Private Sector Organizations

“One of the Biggest Leaps Forward in the History of Search”

Their words, not mine. To be more specific, Google VP, Pandu Nayak went on to call a recent update to their search technology their "biggest leap forward in the past five years." They do this so rarely, as SEO's we are often surprised whenever Google makes an announcement about technology changes that affect their search [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:11:21+00:00November 1st, 2019|Blog, Google News And Updates, Mobile SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on “One of the Biggest Leaps Forward in the History of Search”

Google Business Is Beta Testing A Products Feature

In 2018, Google introduced a Products and Services section for Google Business Listings. Since then, it has split the two – initially offering a Services section and more recently rolling out a beta version of the Products section. We started noticing “Products (beta)” in the Google Business Listing dashboard of some clients earlier this [...]

By |2019-10-17T19:02:29+00:00October 9th, 2019|Blog, Google for Business, Google News And Updates, News, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Business Is Beta Testing A Products Feature

Google Introduces New Link Attributes

Back in the early days of search engine optimization, some overly opportunistic parties took advantage of then-current data showing a positive correlation between the number of backlinks and Google ranking. This gave rise to automated link building, link farms, links for sale and all sorts of other spammy scenarios and gave SEO, in general, a [...]

By |2019-10-30T23:49:15+00:00September 19th, 2019|Blog, Google News And Updates, News, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Introduces New Link Attributes

Google Is Testing Including Google Business Posts In Search Results

When Google announced the phasing out of Google+ listings, we recommended ensuring that your company’s Google Business listing was fully optimized and utilizing the “create a post” feature to share news or events. In early 2018, we started noticing event listings from various sites being promoted in Google Business listings. We’ve continued to advocate the [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:39:16+00:00June 21st, 2019|Blog, Google for Business, Google News And Updates, Local Search, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Is Testing Including Google Business Posts In Search Results

Google Adds More Advanced Search Commands

Google Advanced Search Commands enable a user to make a search query more precise. As we’ll show below, they can also be useful for SEO work. The list of available options has evolved over time, with Google occasionally dropping a search operator and introducing others. Most recently, Google replaced the sort by date feature in [...]

By |2019-05-29T22:06:53+00:00May 29th, 2019|Blog, Google News And Updates|Comments Off on Google Adds More Advanced Search Commands