Why Should I Care if Google is Ranking Mobile First?

You might be wondering what the hullabaloo about mobile first, amp pages, and mobile friendliness is all about—or you might be so consumed with keeping your business running and your clients happy that you haven’t thought twice about all this mobile website talk. Unfortunately, for the smart business owner, there is no longer an option to ignore mobile pages and mobile-friendliness. Google is actively ranking non-mobile sites below mobile-friendly sites—all in an attempt to make sure people using their search engine are finding the results they are looking for quickly and easily regardless of the device they are using. So let’s […]

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AMP – How to Implement Accelerated Mobile Pages in Word Press

First of All, What is AMP? AMP was created to provide a great user experience across many different platforms. The problem it tries to solve it the fact that users expect a fast loading experience, rich graphics, and a smooth scrolling website. Unfortunately, many of the components of a normal website compete and conflict in manners that are counter productive to these goals. For example, large, uncompressed images take long to load, analytics tracking scripts take time, social sharing widgets, ads as well as other items can interfere with loading. In order to overcome these problems in a smaller processing […]

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SEO Changes of 2016

From algorithms to operations, the search engine giant Google adjusted its processes and policies. While this was happening, the world increasingly accessed information and web content via handheld devices. Consumer confidence in online spending continued to skyrocket. The importance of digital marketing grew… Here are some of the changes that occurred within the world of SEO in 2016: Google’s Penguin Update an update, it runs in real-time. What does this mean? When Google first implemented what has come to be known as the Penguin Update, it caused a downgrade of ranking for many websites for having too many poor quality, inbound links […]

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What’s New with Google?

One of the things that I love about Google is that there is always something new in the works. This keeps the lives of digital marketers interesting (and busy). This is an especially exciting time because the Google search results are changing so much. Recently, Google removed right rail ads to make the results more consistent across device types. This has opened up new options for paid search ad formats. Additional paid search real estate is now becoming available with Google’s Expanded Text Ads offering and Google is testing wider listings in the search results. Read on for more information. […]

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What’s New with Google Search Results?

There is big news on the Google front. These changes are likely to impact both your paid search and SEO strategy. For those who have not heard of the search results changes, here is the scoop. Since Google’s launch, they have had a similar search results layout. We have all become accustomed to 3 paid search results on the top of the page, up to 8 paid search results on the right rail, and SEO results immediately underneath the top 3 paid search ads. We would see occasional paid search ads at the very bottom of the page, although, those […]

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