It’s pretty amazing how every time you search for a product on Google, Google will not only return a series of relevant organic listings and paid ads, but they will also present you with a list of vendors that offer the exact product you need. For example, I am doing my Christmas shopping early (go me!) and just searched for “BYU hats” for my husband (I hope he doesn’t read this post so as to not spoil the surprise). As soon as I clicked on “search,” I was able to choose from 8 different vendors to buy the perfect hat. If you are a vendor looking to sell your products on Google, all you have to do is follow these easy steps, and you are well on your way to making more money online. Read On
Category Archives: Google News
Writing ad copy that attracts the right customers can be a challenge. Consumers are looking for quick answers and the advertiser with the clearest path to an answer often wins the click. Writing copy that gets clicks involves lots of trial and error, but the good news is that Google offers a way to make delivering quality copy easier. With Google Extensions, you can optimize your ad to include information that attracts customers. Here are some Google Extensions you can add to your ad for free. Read On
Google recently announced the new Google Maps. This hasn’t been universally rolled out yet, but you can request an invite here. The redesign for the desktop is highly functional (with a good internet connection), cleaner, and smarter. The Google team has designed it to have the same ‘cards’ feel as the Google Now app. Essentially, it looks nice! I’ll review some of the best, new features, but it’s hard to know where to start! Read On
Google made an announcement last week that positively affects any thriving business. They announced that they are now accepting requests to move your business reviews from one listing to another.
If you are part of a growing company, chances are you experience a lot of change. For example, your company may experience a change in name, ownership, physical location, or your services may even be acquired by another business. Read On
What is Penguin?
Penguin 1.0 was launched in early 2012 as part of Google’s efforts to eliminate ranking sites that use methods of web spam and over-optimization. It also aimed to penalize sites with poor user experiences.
Essentially, Penguin’s purpose is to clean up the Internet, which is great for us and our clients as it eliminates the need to compete with black-hat sites for rankings.
In an economy where we are used to paying for goods and services, it seems a bit confusing that a free service like a search engine actually makes money. While most online marketers with an online advertising budget know the answer to that question, a recent survey by Harris Interactive indicates that a large amount of Americans don’t understand how Google and Facebook bring in the green. Read On
Did you know there are all sorts of search tools to help you return more specific Google search results? We often get so used to relying on Google’s basic search to find information that we forget Google has implemented a wide range of advance search options. These advance search options help us easily find exactly what we need when we need it. Check out the following ways to better refine search results using Google’s Advance Search page. Read On
If you’re interested in how often various search terms are entered into Google, you’ve probably found yourself analyzing data in Google Trends. If not, now would be a good time to get with the program. After all, Google Trends is one of the best tools for tracking traffic patterns across the world at various points in time. Popular data for Google Trends include Google’s Images, News, Web Search, and, as of March 20th, YouTube.
With 2012 coming to a close, I decided to really look at the big picture for internet marketing as a whole. Overall, there have been a lot of great updates, and yet some very scary algorithm changes have provided a clear picture for not only SEO analysts, but people all over the world who love the internet. I wanted to share the details of how things have changed this year.