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Why Are Visitors Leaving Your Website?

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Getting traffic to your site is only half of the battle. You also need to keep people on the site, make conversions and make sales. This is why quality content, rather than keyword spamming, is so important. You need the type of site that not just ranks highly, but that offers information and that keeps people on the page.

Maybe you’ve been noticing that people are leaving your site more often than you’d like, and after far less time than you’d prefer. Many of them just land on the page for a second or two before closing it, indicating to you that it did not give them what they were looking for.

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Ranking Higher in SERPs After Google’s Revolutionary BERT Update

Google BERT

Google just announced a major update to its search algorithm which could take the SEO world by storm. Known as BERT, or Bidirectional Representations from Transformers, it is a state-of-the-art search tool backed by advanced machine learning. By applying BERT to search queries, Google aims to help users find information faster and more efficiently.

Beyond implications for users, this update could lead to a fundamental shift in the way sites rank in SERP. Previous SEO tricks of the trade, such as keyword stuffing content, could be filtered out by BERT since it appears to hone in on high-quality, naturally-written content.

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Let's Focus on Your Exit Pages

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Don't assume your website is done being built just because it went live. Maybe you put a lot of time into considering your content. Your goal was to create a site that could basically run itself successfully for years to come. If that's your mindset, it's time to turn it around. The truth is that, as with any other part of your company, you can always be improving. You should always be improving. You don't want to get complacent or allow your site to become stagnant. With that in mind, one of the best places to improve is by addressing your exit pages. Doing so can keep traffic on your site longer, and ultimately inspire that traffic to result in a sale or other type of conversion.

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Google Makes Changes to Nofollow Links

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Linking is a big part of your SEO strategy. Search engines can both see and acknowledge the links you put on your site, along with links to your site from other sources. While it sees them all, it only acknowledges or recognizes the dofollow links. For those links with the added nofollow tag, it ignores the link.

At least, that's how it worked until last month.

As a quick overview, most links on a webpage, with typical HTML coding, are dofollow links. That's the standard way that a search engine reads the code. It only changes if you manually add in a "nofollow" tag to that code.

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Improve Business Decision-Making with Google’s Search Data Update

Google search data

The season of giving came a bit early this year for small business owners and site development teams. Based on recent news posted to Google’s Blog, the company listened carefully to user feedback and devised an update to radically improve access to site performance data.

Under the current system, results stemming from adjustments to site content, marketing campaigns and advertising strategies would not be available for several days, at best. However, when Google’s update debuts, SMB owners should have access to near real-time search performance data.

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