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Search Engines by the Numbers

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In the early days of the internet, search engines were still brand new and there was uncertainty about which ones would catch on and how users would interact with the various brands. You had options like AltaVista (1995), Ask Jeeves (1996) and HotBot (1996). Over the years, many of these brands have declined or been purchased. HotBot now uses Bing for searches, Ask Jeeves got rebranded as Ask and AltaVista was bought out by Yahoo! and then shut down. Most search traffic now falls into predictable patterns with a few companies dominating the traffic, and it's important to look at exactly what the numbers show.

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3 Ways Your Business Can Leverage Chatbots to Boost Traffic and Drive Conversions

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Customers, especially those in the more tech-savvy generations, overwhelmingly desire to purchase goods, research services and interact with businesses through apps, texts and messaging platforms. However, for many small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and startups, maintaining an agile and responsive 24/7 online presence requires an extensive resource investment. Fortunately, recent advancements in artificial intelligence-fueled chatbot technology help deliver flexible customer care around the clock and may even offer businesses the opportunity to automate and streamline processes to fuel growth.

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How Can You Boost Your Conversion Rate?

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Overall traffic means nothing with a low conversion rate. That's the one key number your analytics need to revolve around. It may mean slightly different things depending on your business model. Traditionally, the conversion rate refers to how many people come to your site and then make a purchase. In today's world, it starts with product purchases or service purchases, but conversions may also include completing forms, providing contact information, interacting with your website on a meaningful level, sharing information on social media or downloading content, whether that content is free or sold as a product itself.

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Recent Survey Reveals the Top 3 Local Search Ranking Factors Your SMB Needs to Thrive

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As the digital marketplace becomes an increasingly competitive space, it is difficult for many startups and SMBs to determine the best strategies to attract new customers and boost growth opportunities. Fortunately, the recent results from Moz’s 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors survey delivered important data revealing which online marketing elements currently impact search results most heavily. Moz’s study, based on input from experts in the SEO and marketing communities, determined that the three resources below may be the most effective ways for businesses to generate higher rankings and outperform the competition.

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Google’s Updated Mobile My Business App Helps Local Businesses Boost Marketing Opportunities

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Google’s recent announcement discussing the next round of updates for the My Business app presents some exciting news for local startups and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Packed with exciting features, this update has far-reaching implications for today’s mobile entrepreneurs. Interacting directly with your customers in this flexible, mobile environment allows you to maintain the dynamic and responsive online presence you need in today’s tech-driven digital marketplace. This free app is a must-have for any small business owner looking for a rapid and flexible way to stay connected and growing 24/7.

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