Tom Beaton

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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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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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How Can I Optimize My Digital Call-to-Action Placements?

Any digital marketing agency or expert understands that a call-to-action (CTA) can make or break your digital marketing efforts. But some business owners may not take the time to optimize their digital call-to-action placements, which could drastically hurt their return on digital marketing efforts and search engine optimization (SEO). A CTA is simply the main …

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Are you leveraging Support Links on Google My Business?

New support links and call-to-actions allow small businesses to garner community and stakeholder donations during COVID-19.  Small businesses that are continuing to operate and maintain their operations may have another channel to help build capital, sustain their employee salaries, and provide services/goods to their communities. Google has announced the use of new support links via …

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PPC

Google Ads Continues to Monitor Strict Ad Content Policies

Google Ads continues to monitor billions of pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, ad copy, and placement to see if anyone is violating strict content and placement policies, according to a recent update from Google. Via the Keyword, Leaders within Google’s Ads Department have monitored Ad content due to the sensitivity and necessity of accurate COVID-19 updates and news. Since …

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New Google Search Console & Schema Tools Boost COVID-19 SEO, Messaging

Businesses that are continuing to invest in their Search Engine Optimization while balancing COVID-19 updates and operational pivots now have new tools to enhance their search presence. According to a new Google Developers’ Announcement, businesses can now add new COVID-19 related updates on Search Console and create speciality schema data markup to provide new page …

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Healthcare Providers Should Leverage New COVID-19 Google My Business Tools

Google continues to provide local SEO support for businesses by rolling out a variety of features to help users get services through digital channels. Recently, Google has uniquely supported healthcare providers, such as hospitals, primary care offices, and urgent care centers, by rolling out virtual visit conversions and COVID-19 info fields on Google My Business. …

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COVID-19, Virtual Transaction Call-to-Action Updates Live on Google My Business

Google has recently rolled out new updates for Google My Business to help businesses feature new digital conversions, COVID-19 Updates, and Information, and provide featured posts. The new features are likely to help businesses address major operational challenges during the pandemic and provide accessible ways for consumers to purchase goods and services. This is just …

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Google Offers $800 Million in COVID-19 Response, Google Ads Credits

Small businesses trying to address digital marketing challenges of COVID-19 may get some massive financial support from Google, in the form of a $800 million funding commitment to small businesses, according to Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.  The company aims to provide funds for thousands of small businesses across the U.S for PPC, schools …

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COVID-19 Search Results, Optimization a Key Effort From Google and Digital Marketing Specialists

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses, workers, families, and our way of life at an unprecedented scale. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirm that there are 85,356 cases of COVID-19. The CDC also estimates that the spread of the virus is not slowing down anytime soon, which means that individual businesses will have …

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