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The Importance of Verifying the Accuracy of Your SMB’s Online Listing Information

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In today’s competitive marketplace, building trust with new clients is essential to creating future growth opportunities. Today’s tech-savvy customers rely heavily on the information they find in local search listings concerning products and services and place extensive trust in the information they find.

Data from a recent search optimization survey from technology firm Uberall revealed that nearly half of small businesses fail to ensure the accuracy of basic data in online listings. These inaccuracies not only translate to lost opportunities but could even drive a wedge of mistrust between SMBs and customers.

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Google Changes Date-Based Searching to Make It Easier

Google date-based searching

Have you ever felt like it was too hard to really run Google searches based on the date? A lot of your automatic results come up with the most recent articles. That's fine if you're looking for breaking news or something else of that nature, but what if you're doing research and you need something older? Maybe you remember bits and pieces from an article you read years ago, but not enough to bring it up again. How do you search for that and filter out all of the more recent -- and, to you, irrelevant -- results? How can you start looking for content from a certain date to wade through instead of all of the new content that comes out every day?

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

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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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Google to Start Transcribing Podcasts

Google transcribing podcasts

You listen to a great podcast at work, but it's on someone else's phone. It really sticks with you, and you want to tell other people about it later. The only problem is that you have no idea how to find it. You don't know the name of the host, the show or the episode. You do not know when it was recorded or when it aired. For all you know, it could be from last Tuesday or from five years ago. What you do remember is what the podcast was about, the questions it raised or the ideas you want to revisit. You know how the content impacted you, and you have a fundamental understanding of the topics it covered.

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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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