Your Google Business Page listing has gained in importance. Do a search for your business. Look at the Google Business Listing on the right side of the page. Is the info accurate? Is the info complete with hours, website links, directions? Do you have recent photos? Do you have posts showing on the listing? If not, call today. Let’s get this done!
Google has started partnering with WordPress. This gives all of us WordPress site owners a little lift in Google juice. Read the Article.
- WordPress now represents 59% of all content management software websites. That’s an estimated 1/3 of ALL websites.
- Google is focused on speed! They have made upload speed a priority and an algorithm factor. WordPress sites are speed friendly. You do have to be careful about the size of photos, PDFs or other uploads to your site. But the basic WordPress structure is speed-friendly. (If you’re concerned about the upload time for your site, let’s take a look and see what we can do. We have tools to shrink photo sizes, delete comments, improve the site.)
- Google is prioritizing mobile-friendly sites because so many searches are now done from mobile devices. WordPress and WordPress themes are responsive aka mobile-friendly. (If you have an old WP site, let’s make sure it’s responsive. This is urgent!)
If you aren’t using a WordPress site, let’s talk about your options. Every site needs to take advantage of every opportunity to be Google-friendly.
I get emails from clients and sometimes from spammers offering to make me a Google star within 30 days for 1 low monthly fee.
Ain’t happening! This is definitely one of those “If it sounds too good to be true, it is” offers.
Here is a snip from an ad by GoDaddy.
SIX months. Don’t even start an SEO plan that you can’t fund and stay with for at least 6 months.
KEYWORDS – A successful SEO campaign is going to be for specific keywords, not everything you do.
20% of their customers don’t make it to the first page of the search results.
I don’t mean to rain on your parade. There are circumstances where SEO can make a difference for your site and for your sales. But it is not a quick fix. It is expensive. It is work to make it happen. Do your research. Get references on the SEO company. Set a budget.
Your Computer Lady does only very basic SEO work. The baby steps. If you want a SEO program, I can give you some referrals. I’d be happy to review the proposals you get to help you get the best options.
Many people ask me about doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on their website. YCL does only basic SEO using a special plug-in called Yoast SEO. Real, in-depth SEO is done by full-time professionals who follow the trends and watch for algorithm changes daily. Minimum cost per month starts at $500. Those $99/month “specials” are a rip off! Don’t fall for them. Real SEO takes a lot of time and knowledge. This article describes some steps you can take to do some organic work yourself. It’s a worthwhile read to get a sense of what SEO actually entails and why it takes so much time. If you understand some of the basic steps, you’re better able to judge companies that are offering SEO services. YCL is always available to review proposals and give advice also. Often having someone available “who speaks the language” helps simplify the decision making. Regretfully, there are bad people out there who will try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge. Don’t be dazzled by impossible claims to fame!
“Yahoo-Both Yahoo & Bing are not giving competition to Google but giving competition to each other.
According to the latest report on netmarketshare, Yahoo has a market share of 5 percent.
Yahoo is still a leader in among most popular free email providers but does not able to convince
users in search engine area.
It is the third most popular search engine in the US. Yahoo Search provides search interface in
about 38 international markets and different languages. It supports the search for images,
videos, local, shopping, audio, directory, news and more.
Baidu- Baidu is Chinese web search engine founded on January 1, 2000. This web search is made to
deliver results for the website, audio files, and images. Also, Baidu has Alexa Rank of 4. It also
provides some other services including maps, news, cloud storage and much more.
It is also one of the most used search engines in China.”
Statistics found on https://www.ecloudbuzz.com/top-10-best-search-engines-in-the-world/
“Google Search Engine is the best search engine in the world. It is also the most popular search engine in the world. and it is also one of most popular product from Google. According to latest report from Netmarketshare, more than 78 percent of Search Engine market has been acquired by Google. The tech giant is always trying to improve the search engine algorithm to provide best results & user experience to the end-user.
Both desktop & mobile search engine market is dominated by Google.
According to Alexa, google.com is the most visited site in the whole web.
Bing is Microsoft’s answer to Google and it was launched in 2009. Bing is also a good and best search engine. Bing is the default search engine in Microsoft’s web browser. The team behind Bing is always thrive to make it a better search engine but still does not able to give Google a slight competition. The background image of this search engine changes daily.
This Microsoft’s search engine provides different services including image, web and video search along with maps. It also provides instant answers for sports, finance, mathematical calculations, flight tracking and more. Local info including business listing, current traffic information, restaurant review and other information are also provides by Bing.”
Information is from https://www.ecloudbuzz.com/top-10-best-search-engines-in-the-world/
Sponsored Ads exceed the use of Display Ads or Pay-Per-Click Ads on Facebook. All 3 exceed the usefulness of Adwords. Source: Simply Measured State of the Industry report.
This is seems to be a popular question for all of our small businesses. When you can’t have both which will you choose? Let’s take a look!
Social Media Benefits: Helps improve brand awareness, builds trust and loyalty, great for driving more engagement, and managing customer service.
SEO Benefits: Builds audience, easy to measure and quantify, targeted-high quality website traffic, and less competition.
Want to learn more about your SEO and social media options? Message Your Computer Lady today to get started!
Bet you didn’t know anything was better than first! That’s what clients talk to me about all the time. This video by Eric Spellmann explains that there is something better and he starts you down the road for get it for yourself.
Eric is great fun to watch! And he knows his business. Watch this video!
I know ya’ll groan and roll your eyes when I get on my Content is King! soapbox. But read this article about Google’s new algorithm and you will join me on the soapbox. Not only are they judging relevant, they’re looking at what is most recent. For most of us, this isn’t a hourly or even daily issue. It could be if I’m a stock broker, head hunter or restaurant. Yet it stresses the importance of keeping your site up to date. It does matter.