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Google’s Mobile-First Indexing Is Here

Google is now using a mobile-first index that is based on how devices crawl the web.  This is going to be a big change from the old desktop-centric approach, giving SEOs major ramifications, according to Alexis Sanders, technical SEO account manager at Merkle.  She spoke about mobile-first SEO success at the SMX East conference in New [...]

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Survey: 82 Percent Of Smartphone Shoppers Conduct ‘Near Me’ Searches

So many people are using smartphones these days.  These devices have quickly become the primary digital tool for most consumers under 50.  A sizable majority of smartphone owners conduct local searches with varying amounts of degrees of frequency. There are several surveys and behavioral studies that established this fact over the last several years.  According [...]

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Google My Business Listings: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

One of the greatest ways to get your local rankings is to claim and optimize your Google My Business (GMB) listing. Your Google My Business listing can not only increase your chance of showing up in the Google Local 3-pack, but when a Google user searches your business by name, Google will often show a Knowledge [...]

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Is Responsive Web Design Enough? (Hint: No)

Mobile-indexing is almost here, and the need to optimize for mobile has never been more important or pressing. Mobile search, even in its current form, is very important for advertisers and businesses of all sizes.  Let's think about these statistics: A majority of Google searches occur on a smartphone or tablet. 50 percent of local mobile [...]

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Mobile Speed Case Studies: Push For Faster Page Loads

Recently, Google announced a new mobile ranking algorithm, which is being called the "speed update."  According to the search engine, the speed update is will “only affect pages that deliver the slowest experience to users and only affect a small percentage of queries.” It's important to state that speed is already a big part of the mobile [...]

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Google Releases A Variety Of Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP) Updates: Scrolling Animations, Video Analytics, Fluid Ad Support

On October 2, Google announced several Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP), technical updates.  These updates included scrolling animations, an improved responsive-navigation sidebar, support for video analytics, fluid ad support and other features to improve ad targeting. Here’s a little more color on the list of new capabilities: Scrolling animations: enables “parallax effects, subtle zoom or fade-in of images, [...]

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Google Assistant Coming To More Speakers And Home Appliances From LG

On August 30, at the German consumer electronics and appliances show IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) in Berlin, it was announced by Google that the Google Assistant is going to be coming to new smart speakers and home appliances.  This is Google's more aggressive move to compete with Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana for third party hardware [...]

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AdWords App-Install Campaigns To Sunset As Universal App Campaigns Take Over

Google's Universal App Campaigns (UAC) was launched about two years ago in order to help developers drive app downloads.  Since its release, UAC and AdWords app-install campaigns have co-existed together. Google is now moving all app-install ads under the UAC umbrella.  According to Google, as of October 16, app-install campaigns will be running as UAC ads.  The current app-install campaigns will [...]

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