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Google Offers Insight Into Recent Improvements in Page Speeds for Mobile Searches

Google page speed

In 2018, in an ongoing effort to enhance user experiences and decrease user abandonment rates, Google made page loading speed a ranking factor. They recognized that today’s online consumers do not have the luxury of spending valuable time waiting for large image files, multiple plug-ins or site redirects to load.

In a recently published blog, Google summarizes the myriad web-wide improvements they witnessed since rolling out this new page ranking metric. Understanding this data is vital for startups looking to launch an optimized mobile-friendly site to attract new clients and minimize user abandonment.

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How to Tailor Site Content to Capitalize on Google’s New Search Journeys Concept

Google Search Journeys

Traditional question-and-answer-based searching is rapidly giving way to more advanced models incorporating machine learning and intuition. This artificial intelligence-fueled searching, termed "Search Journeys" by Google, not only delivers answers to queries but tailors results based on the specific preferences and needs of users.

Understanding this radical shift in the search engine landscape is critical for startups looking to keep pace with potential customers. Grasping the path consumers take on a search journey is essential to align your marketing and advertising strategies with users’ needs.

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Your Online Marketing Should Include Video Content

video content marketing

An online marketing plan must take a comprehensive approach. The more ways you connect with potential customers, the more inclusive your marketing is and the more productive those efforts can be. In the past, we've discussed some of the major focus areas, such as mobile-oriented SEO and the value of voice search. Now it's time to take a quick look at video content and why you should incorporate it into your plan as well. It gives you one more area where you can create conversions you may have missed otherwise. Below are some of the top reasons to use branded video content on your page itself and in your marketing efforts.

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Welcome to .dev: Google Opens a New Domain

new domain .dev

In 2018, Google announced that they would be taking their private .dev domain and opening it up to the public. They made that announcement at the Chrome Dev Summit, and it really didn't generate much buzz with all of the other news coming out at the same time. They had also just announced VisBug and Web.dev. It felt at the time like the public offering was just a minor note along the way, something that may happen eventually.

However, things have moved quickly, and Google just announced that they opened .dev up to the public. There is no red tape. There are no extra fees for Early Access. This is a full launch.

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Test and Improve Your Site’s Speed with Google’s Revamped "Test My Site" Tool

Google test my site

An overwhelming majority of today’s customers interact with your small business via mobile devices. Therefore, optimizing your site for rapid, secure and streamlined mobile access is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity. Fast sites attract, and keep, customers’ interest. Conversely, slow-loading, cumbersome, sites not only frustrate users, but could drive potential new clients’ business elsewhere. Fortunately, Google’s recently retooled "Test My Site" feature delivers a powerful resource to help gauge performance, compare loading times to competitors and even offer suggestions to help boost your site’s speed.

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