FAQ’s About The Google Mobile Friendly Update

This is the first of a 3 part series on the new Google mobile friendly criteria, written by long time SEO guru extraordinaire Alex Miranda

are-you-google-mobile-friendlyDrumroll please.  The Google mobile update you’ve been hearing so much about is now live. How much do you really know about it? For the first time ever, Google gave website owners 2 months to prepare for this update. Hopefully, you listened.

Below are a list of answers to questions many of you may have.

  1. How do I know if my website is mobile friendly? There are a number of ways to find out. For purposes of this blog, I will list the 2 easiest ways.

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16 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Redesign Your Website

questions-to-ask-before-redesigning-your-websiteDesigning, and re-designing a website can be overwhelming and confusing. Typically website redesign conjures up images of designers and agency types huddled in conference rooms brainstorming creative ideas. While aesthetics are important, functional and back end considerations will make all the difference in determining the effectiveness of your site. It’s not just about the package, baby, it’s what’s inside. Here are 16 essential questions to consider before you make a decision to redesign your website.

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Why Every Small Business Needs to Use Local Search Directories

get found using local directoriesYou’re out running errands and you remember your friend suggested a great new bakery somewhere in town, but you can’t remember the name.

So you grab your smartphone and you Google – “Bakery in My Town, CT”.

Several listings pop-up. The top two have 4+ reviews and the last three have so-so reviews. Guess which store you are likey to pick first? Yup –one of the 2 with great reviews- and it may not be the bakery your friend recommended. Now, if you were both on Google + you could see which bakery your friend recommends, but more on that in a bit.

Competition for your services/products/expertise is at an all-time high thanks in part to online shopping, and in part to the sheer volume of businesses vying for your attention. We (as business owners) need to scream above the noise “MY BUSINESS IS THE BEST – COME TO ME”!!! [Read more...]

4 Steps to Not Lose All of Your Website Traffic Despite Google

 

google algorithm updateAlthough not a sexy topic , we must sometimes get academic:

if you’re serious about getting people to your website and more importantly, keeping them there and converting their business you gotta pay attention to the latest updates by Google, and the new “Hummingbird” Algorithm Update .

Although I like to believe that Googles’ main focus continues to be to bring their users the best quality search results, one of these new updates, which was just rolled out late last week , The Google Hummingbird Algorithm Updates definitely delivers there. [Read more...]

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