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Only Half of Searches Lead to Clicks

searches vs. clicks

For many online marketing divisions, the click-through rate (CTR) may be the most important measure of success. Getting that search result in front of people is just the first step. Once you get your link onto the first page of the search results -- after all, most users never even get to the second page, much less results that are even further down -- you still need to get people to actually click that link and visit your site. Then the game shifts to trying to increase dwell times and keep them on the site, giving you a chance to make a sale. Your conversion rate is calculated by looking at what percentage of visitors make a purchase.

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Most Google Searches Are Nothing New

Repeat Google searches

How many times have you searched for the same thing on Google? Odds are, you've done it a lot. Maybe you use Google to get the local news or weather and, rather than using an app or the related links, you just search "local weather" or "local news" every morning. Maybe you tend to shop for the same types of products, so you're always browsing for them, and that means making the same searches. Perhaps you just use Google to find your favorite websites, so you search the same site names every day.

You don't have to do any of this, of course. You can use bookmarks, apps and many other tools to get this information without running a search.

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Chrome Now Lets You Link to Part of a Webpage

chrome links

Have you ever been creating a hyperlink when you realized that the page you were linking to was massive and full of information? You were just using one single quote, but you had to link to the page as a whole. You knew that would make it confusing for the reader. Well, Google's Chrome browser has taken that problem head on, utilizing a new extension that gives you the ability to pick out a fragment of text and create a unique link to that fragment. You can then hyperlink to the exact quote or text that you choose on the page, rather than just to the page as a whole.

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Right Now, Internet Use is at an All-Time High

Internet use high

Have you been thinking about revamping your website, updating your SEO or running an online ad campaign? Maybe you just aren't sure when to start or if it even matters whether or not you act quickly. You know it's something you want to do eventually, but you're not feeling much urgency and you've been putting it off. Well, what you should know is that internet use has been soaring in recent months. There is no better time to address your plan of action. People are online far more often and that creates massive amounts of potential traffic. Getting your internet presence in order right now gives you a chance to see nearly unlimited success.

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Why Are Visitors Leaving Your Website?

visitors leaving site

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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