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Google Discovers That Most Consumers Now Rely on Video Data When Making Purchase Decisions

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Google, in an ongoing effort to get inside the minds of modern consumers, recently conducted an in-depth study that unearthed some surprising data about shopper behavior. In this study, Google experts surveyed nearly 25,000 shoppers across 10 separate countries to determine the type of data they used when making purchase-related decisions.

To their great surprise, surveyors discovered that 55% of shoppers they spoke to relied heavily on product data videos and online reviews. These consumers used this information to develop virtual shopping lists, boost confidence in purchase decisions and more.

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How to Turbo-Charge Your Site’s Content to Maximize Search Engine Rankings

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Modern search engines utilize complex algorithms to help determine where a site ranks on search engine results pages. These sophisticated algorithms consider hundreds of unique factors when determining where your pages fall in the final rack and stack. While it may not be realistic to tackle each of these factors, devoting time and attention to three key elements can help yield significant results.

Below, we’ll explore these three tactics and discuss how to incorporate them to boost search engine rankings and outperform the competition. These tactics are especially useful for startups on a shoestring budget.

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Google Launches Shopping Page to Combat Amazon

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Google and Amazon continue to fight for prime position on the net, trying to draw as many advertising dollars as they can. In recent reports, many companies have started spending less on Google ads and more on Amazon ads, finding that consumers often go straight to the source. Rather than searching for a product on Google, they know they want to buy it online and just go straight to Amazon, the sales giant where they are most likely to make that purchase anyway. While Google may provide them with a wider range of options and results, shoppers understand that they're not even going to bargain shop. They're just going to make their purchase quickly on Amazon.

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Google and Amazon End Epic Dispute

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Google and Amazon are two of the biggest tech companies, always striving to make that next innovation and corner the market. While they do compete regularly, it's a bit of a complex relationship since the two have opportunities to overlap. Google can help to run ads for Amazon products and direct traffic, for instance, while Amazon can sell Google-branded products and create sales. It stands to reason that the two have a lot to gain by working together. That's why it was such big news in 2017 when they apparently reached an impasse and decided to go their separate ways.

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Google’s Recent Diversity Update May Present Unique Growth Opportunities for SMBs

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Google’s Diversity update, launched last month, intentionally limits the total number of listings in search engine results pages (SERPs) to two per domain. This means that only two pages from the same site may appear in a SERP when a user searches for a particular keyword string.

Based on a recent study conducted by Searchmetrics, it appears that the change is working as Google intended. Although this move is not a fundamental shift in the way Google ranks pages, it is an important development for SMBs looking to gain a foothold in sectors previously dominated by retail and marketing giants.

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