January has always been a tough month. Recovering from the excesses of the festive holidays. Getting back into a groove at work. All those new year’s resolutions to break. Well, there’s another January tradition — in the content marketing world, at least — that involves predictions. What are the 2019 SEO trends? What’s this year’s next big digital marketing “thing?” What’s on its way up? What’s on its way out?
As someone who’s worked in online marketing for a number of years, when I carry out a search I typically scroll down below the ads, and start reading the search engine results page from where the ads stop. Because of that I’ve often thought “who is clicking on the ads?” Well, judging on the amount of money Google makes from AdWords year on year, the answer is “lot’s of people.” So it was interesting to read some research from Clutch.co on why people click on ads.
Predicting the future is great fun. Especially when you’re doing it online and it’s easy for anyone to go back and look at the stupid predictions you made. Also, when you have a lot of content to churn out, some outlandish predictions might just get a few clicks. So is search dying? Not with millennials it isn’t….
Moving house is always stressful and moving website is no different. There are lots of things you have to consider if you’re changing your web hosting. But, if you do things the right way, one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your SEO.
Social media can be an enigma sometimes. You see other companies doing it and seemingly doing it well, pulling in likes and shares all over the place. But when you look at your own feed all you see are a couple of tumbleweeds rolling by. How do you turn yourself from social pariah to social influencer?
Design is a topic that everyone can have an opinion on. While you might not have everyone in the office giving you an opinion on how your website’s About Us page is worded, you can bet if you change the design of the page you’ll get a bunch of people telling you it looks “great” or “ugly”… So here are some common web design mistake we often see and how to avoid them.
As internet speeds have increased so has the ability to watch video online. For most of us in the US, gone are the days of pausing a YouTube video to wait for it to load. With this increase in internet speed, and improvements in technology, we now have the ability to watch live events via the internet. As livestream content is becoming increasingly popular Google have created an indexing API allowing companies to better advertise their live content.
As Google continues to promote schema, the SEO framework, going into 2019, they have announced that a new type of structured data has been added to their search engine results page, allowing companies that have Q&A sections on their site to display questions and multiple answers directly on the SERP.
One of the best ways to get customers it through a personal recommendation, but setting up a system that can generate regular referrals can be difficult, so one way to simulate this type of situation is by building a community of affiliates that will help promote your business, and, hopefully, send customers your way.
Screaming Frog is one of our favorite tools when it comes to carrying out an SEO audit on a website, or if we’re looking to check on how a site’s content is performing. So, when we saw that it’s just got better, we were very excited.