Google Announces Mobile Websites will Rank Higher

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As mobile web browsing takes the internet by storm, websites have been feeling the pressure to get on board. Google has just announced that businesses who want to stay relevant in this market must go mobile or be left behind. On April 21, the all-powerful algorithm that determines Google’s search result rankings will be updated to favor websites that are mobile-friendly.

 

Internet browsing in many forms
Internet usage has grown over multiple devices

Although these changes will only affect the ranking results on mobile browsers, the impact of this update should not be underestimated. Web traffic is steadily leaning more and more toward cell phones and tablets, rather than computers, with numbers putting mobile visitors at over 50% of a website’s viewers.

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Google Rewards Secure Websites With Higher Rankings

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Google Rewards Secure WebsitesInternet security is a massive concern in our modern world. From whistleblower cases to celebrity leaks and countless hacking incidents, keeping the information transferred and stored online safe is a serious issue. To ensure that the safety of their users and visitors is completely assured, many websites are now using secure encryption known as HTTPS instead of the standard HTTP. Not only will a web page with  HTTPS encryption increase the security of those visiting the site, but Google is currently giving HTTPS sites higher search rankings and better overall SEO scores in an attempt to bolster security online. Continue reading “Google Rewards Secure Websites With Higher Rankings”

SEO vs PPC: Determining Which is Right for Your Website

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When it comes to boosting traffic and sales on your website, the two major options are search engine optimization (SEO) and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising. While both of these options have pros and cons, at some point every business will ask “Which will benefit me more?” In order to answer this question, we first have to understand what SEO and PPC are. Continue reading “SEO vs PPC: Determining Which is Right for Your Website”

Mobile SEO and Google Ranking Penalties

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Mobile SEO and Google Ranking Placement

Earlier this summer, Google announced that it would begin adjusting search engine rankings appearing on smartphones based on how well the site in question handled the mobile user experience. Following their typical vague ambiguity, Google didn’t announce exactly when those changes would begin taking place, instead simply stating that they planed “to roll out several ranking changes in the near future that address sites that are misconfigured for smartphone users.” Errors such as faulty redirects, unplayable videos, and smartphone-only 404 pages are among the many factors Google is implementing into its new algorithm designed specifically to mobile SEO. Continue reading “Mobile SEO and Google Ranking Penalties”

10 Tips to Build SEO

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It’s not always easy to know the best practices for improving your search engine optimization (SEO) ranking. While some SEO can be very technical, there are many basic SEO practices that can offer dramatic improvements to your overall ranking on search engines. We have compiled the following 10 tips to build SEO to share with you and help grow your online presence. Continue reading “10 Tips to Build SEO”

Keywords – Friend or Foe

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Keyword stuffing refers to the practice of loading a webpage with a keyword or keyword phrase as many times as possible in order to manipulate the site’s ranking on various search engines. Keyword stuffing can be quite obvious to both visitors of a website and the search engine itself, as many times the keywords are plugged into the content in a seemingly arbitrary way that they appear out of context. Doing this is a jarring experience for many visiting your site and will result in them leaving your site faster than usual, which will in turn negatively affect your sales and giving you a higher bounce rate which will harm your site’s SEO ranking. Additionally, the search engine will recognize your keyword stuffing as spam which will increase the negative rankings of your site’s SEO. Continue reading “Keywords – Friend or Foe”

Increase Customers Today – Google Semantic Search

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Start gaining more customers today by implementing content that aligns with Google’s Semantic Search!upward

The Google Semantic Search algorithm was created as a way to seek an improvement for search accuracy by understanding the intent and contextual meaning of terms as they appear when searched for in Google’s search engine. Because Semantic Search is one of the most intellectual aspects of their SEO and search engine results page (SERP) rankings, it has become an essential detail to be implemented by businesses to boost their online presence and overall SEO and SERP ranking. Continue reading “Increase Customers Today – Google Semantic Search”

House Cleaning Content to Improve your SEO

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As stated in an earlier Marketing Mixer newsletter, when approaching the updates of Google Panda and Penguin, your content is always king. Because your content is so important, and Google’s Content is King Googlealgorithms for SEO rankings are changing so regularly, it is imperative to keep your content fresh and clean for each new Panda implementation. Google is continuously improving their search techniques  to satisfy the millions of users that survive on their service every day almost as fast as they roll out each new Panda update. However, even though Google is no longer announcing exact dates of when they are implementing new Panda updates, there are a few ways to make sure you keep your content up to Google’s standards.

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Why Update Your Website Content Regularly?

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Making sure you update your website regularly with fresh up-to-date content is important for better rankings and to keep your current rankings.  Why?  Because if you’re not and your competition is, their website will eventually out rank yours.

If you add content about your industry on a regular basis such as: new services, tips on what to look for and stay away from, diy info, real projects your business has completed, etc…  then people searching those topics will pull up your information which creates traffic to your website.  As your website creates more traffic, the search engines recognize that your website is becoming more “authoritative” with valuable content.  As this happens, the search engines tend to rank your website better and better over time. Continue reading “Why Update Your Website Content Regularly?”