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How Can My Website Search Results Benefit From Technical Data Markup?

Digital marketing campaigns require a mix of strategies to deliver online leads and customers.  Highly detailed content helps to engage interested site visitors to make a purchase while technical solutions and optimization techniques help search engine performance on Google search engine result page (SERPS). When marketers and webmasters also leverage technical data markup to further …

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Google Responds with Challenges of Recent Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Google has responded to an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the Justice Department, challenging the lawsuit by stating that quality updates on the Search platform are beneficial to small businesses and local economies. The initial arguments by Google also suggest that any restrictions on their search engine development would conversely harm businesses. The lawsuit is not …

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Landing Page

What Are My Landing Page’s Most Important Statistics & KPIs?

Landing pages are some of the most important content items you’ll need on your website. Well-written and optimized digital content helps search engines attract your ideal customers and users to your website. High-converting landing pages are built to help maximize your marketing goals: whether it is building awareness or increasing purchases. If you’re already dedicated to …

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Rich Detailed Content, Images, & Keyword Variation Still Primary Google Search Factors

Google’s Search ranking factors have been modified in recent years to include more factors (and potential penalties for spam-driven website) but a recent blog post from the Search team explains that images, frequent content updates, and keyword variations are the still at the top for the most important ranking factors. Experienced search engine optimization experts …

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Google Recommends Video, High-Quality Images onto Google Web Stories

Google Web Stories is picking up momentum on the Google Discover platform as the search engine giant carefully explained to users that web-based storytelling content is the most successfully when integrated with high-quality video and images. Video and image content almost always performs better than other mediums, but experts at Google explain dynamic visual content …

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Google Web Stories Integrated into WordPress CMS

Google has announced the launch of a WordPress plugin that integrates Google Web Stories into the WordPress CMS, which runs parallel to other Web Stories enhancements for search engine placement. The new updates allow SEO experts to add more dynamic visual content onto their websites directly. The new plugin called Web Stories for WordPress allows …

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PPC

Google Rolls Out New Campaign Manager 360 for Google Ads

Google has added a revamped version of Google Ads Campaign Manager, Campaign Manager 360, that now allows users to streamline competitive analysis and workflows to make more efficient ad adjustments on multiple formats. The new changes are primary investments in competitive measurement, streamlined workflow, and ad management of video and new formats. Sunil Gupta, a …

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Google Maps View Now Highlights COVID-19 Hotspots

Google is releasing a new Google Maps views that allow users to view COVID-19 hotspots in the area. Research assistance from Johns Hopkins University, the New York Times, Wikipedia, and other authoritative sources allowed the Google Maps team to highlight emerging and nearby COVID-19 outbreaks. Sujoy Banerjee, a Product Manager for Google Maps, explains that …

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New Google Search & News Quality Updates Rolled Out

Google has announced that new quality updates in Google Search and Google News are likely to impact the quality of results found for users, which means that search engine optimization will need to be a key part of any digital marketing strategy. According the the Google Keyword blog, Google’s latest changes aim to overhaul the search …

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Why are my competitor’s blogs and content ranking above mine?

Businesses are trying to squeeze every ounce of marketing power out of their digital campaigns in 2020. The challenges associated with COVID-19 and digital marketing, along with pre-existing competition, makes it even harder to earn the top keyword results and get your content ranked on targeted searches. Businesses that begin to notice their website starting …

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What are the Top Reasons That My Site Loses Keyword Rankings?

Keyword rankings and optimization are a focal point for most search engine marketers and digital marketing teams. Capturing high keyword spots are the bread and butter of any successful SEO campaign since the objective is to highlight users’ main search queries on Google and other search engines. However, building cornerstone content and keyword-friendly content is …

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PPC

How To Build A Successful Intent-Focused PPC Campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our way of lives at each and every level. Economically, the effects of the coronavirus crisis are still stagnating the success and viability of many small businesses, but new re-openings and digital marketing strategies are helping a majority of businesses to keep their doors open. Pay-per-click (PPC) marketing and …

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Google Delays Mobile-First Indexing Until March 2021: How To Prepare Your Website

Mobile-first indexing is finally picking up more steam from Google’s Webmaster team but a new delay pushes the final date to March 2021. What can you do to prepare your website?  Google Webmasters have announced a new date of March 2021 as the new deadline for mobile-first indexing across all websites on Google. Previously, Google …

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How Do I Earn Featured Snippets and Results in Google Search?

Businesses are constantly striving to earn top rankings and results in Google Search. In fact, most businesses measure their entire SEO strategy based on high keyword placement in Google Searches. Addressing strategies to earn top results can help users improve their website’s overall rank such as advanced keyword research, monitoring Google’s search algorithms and penalties, …

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How Are People Finding My Website?

At Boston Web Marketing, one of the most common questions that we recieve is this: “How are people finding my website.” SEO managers and search specialists may have also heard other variations as well. “What is my best keyword?” “Where are my users coming from?” “What ultimately drives my website traffic?” Answering those questions and …

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How Can I Tell If My Website’s User Experience Is High-Quality?

Did you know that user experience for your website visitors is not only helpful in general, but that it also impacts SEO? In fact, Google’s recent algorithm changes now rank websites based on how easily a user interacts with the page. The new ranking factors for page experience are as follows, via Google Developers: Core Web …

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How Can I Improve My SEO To Address COVID-19 Customer Challenges?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is about constant adaptation to Google’s new algorithm and search updates as well as consumer behaviors and preferred content mediums. With the spread of COVID-19, these SEO adaptations are even more important as states across the U.S re-open retail businesses, restaurants, and other commercial industries that maintain COVID-19 infection control guidelines. …

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Could Businesses Benefit from Leveraging Digital Plus Codes on Google Maps?

Google Map plus codes allow users and small businesses to generate digital business addresses for unmapped locations, which can help organize new business pivots or adjustments related to COVID-19.  As businesses continue to address digital marketing challenges associated with COVID-19, ensuring that your consumers have detailed directions, locations for pickup/curbside services, or other COVID-19 adjustments …

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