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During Online Ad Boom, Google Sets Financial Records

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During the pandemic over the past year-plus, life has shifted. People who previously went to the office began working remotely, doing everything online. People who used to go out for entertainment -- to the movies, for instance -- started finding entertainment online. Though we all already used the internet frequently, the pandemic made this use soar as people simply needed to stay home to slow the spread of the virus. This change had a massive impact on ad revenue. Google was already a successful company and the world leader in search traffic, but the company set brand new sales records over the previous year and in the first quarter this year.

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Is Your Company Discoverable?

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It's clear that marketing is never going to be the same. The internet has changed everything, and that change is here to stay. Rather than clinging to older ideas that may be outdated and may no longer work, companies need to accept this new reality and find out how they can leverage it for greater success. The relationship with each individual consumer is more important than it has ever been, for instance, and consumers have far more power to search out what they want. They do this on social media and through search engines, primarily. Think of it this way: Two decades ago, companies worked to get in front of consumers. Today, consumers come to them.

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Is Your CTA Ineffective?

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You must have an effective call to action (CTA) to get the most out of your content. You know what you want the reader to do, and many will naturally take that action anyway -- they'll read about your product, appreciate the advantages and then order. But many will need a little extra push, especially if they're not sure if they want to make a purchase or not. This is when a CTA is crucial and can impact your sales numbers. But, if your conversion rate is too low, you may start wondering if your call to action simply isn't working. Consider some of the following mistakes that people make.

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Study: Most People Research Products Before Buying

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Are you an impulse buyer? If so, you know how it feels to see a new product that immediately grabs your attention. You may just see one ad or spot the item in person, while walking around the store, and know that you have to have it. For some, impulse buys are reserved for small items that they can afford to regret. For others, price is no object, as they will buy anything that they want and trust their instincts. Either way, there's one thing that is true about these consumers: They're in the minority. Studies have found -- as you likely suspected if you're not an impulse buyer yourself -- that the majority of consumers will take the time to do their research in advance of almost any purchase.

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Why Using the Right Type of SEO Matters

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The right type of SEO is crucial to your success and the success of your site. The internet is not the Wild West that it used to be, where it often seemed like everything and anything could be done to get more traffic. With that traffic now controlled by the largest search engines -- namely, Google -- it's important to follow all of their regulations. Breaking them could get a site deindexed and drastically impact traffic. This may not be permanent, but it can be if the site owner does not fix the issues and get the site indexed again. Even if the issues are eventually rectified, it can cost an enormous amount in exposure, traffic and placement within the search results.

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