Google I/O: What’s going on with Progressive Web Apps?

At Google’s developer jamboree, Google I/O, last week the search giant paraded a host of big name case studies and compelling stats to herald its success with two initiatives to make the mobile web better and faster: Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) . Progressive Web Apps are a Google innovation designed to combine the best features of mobile apps and the mobile web: speed, app-like interaction, offline usage, and no need to download anything. Google spotlighted this relatively new web product at last year’s Google I/O, where the Washington Post showed off a newly-built Progressive Web App to enhance its mobile experience

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Google I/O: What’s going on with Progressive Web Apps?

A visual guide to Pinterest advertising

Pinterest has slowly been building itself up as an advertising alternative to Google and Facebook over the past 12 months. The company’s focus has historically been on building an engaged user base through its intuitive, visual interface. As a social network, it has always offered something a little different.

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A visual guide to Pinterest advertising

How video impacts mobile web performance and UX, part 2: autoplay and audio

Mobile video is a major up-and-coming trend in content, with brands everywhere  converging on the new and lucrative mobile video market. Mark Zuckerberg said on a recent shareholder conference call  that he sees video as “a megatrend on the same order as mobile” – which makes mobile video, the intersection between the two, the ultimate sweet spot of engaging content to draw in new consumer eyeballs. But sadly, there are still some technical hurdles to overcome before the mobile video experience is as smooth as companies would like it to be

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7 advanced Google Shopping strategies [Infographic]

Google Shopping Ads now make up 56% of retailer ad spend in the USA, and a study by Merkle has shown that Shopping ads also accounted for 46% of clicks to retailers in the second quarter of 2016. The current trends indicate that Google Shopping revenue is only going to grow in the next few years, making it more vital than ever to have a strong Google Shopping strategy as a retailer. The infographic below, produced by Clicteq , will give you a quick visual and entertaining summary of seven advanced Google Shopping strategies that can supercharge your Google Shopping performance and help you compete in 2017

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7 advanced Google Shopping strategies [Infographic]

International SEO: 5 ways to scale performance

The digital revolution has truly become a global phenomenon. In the European Union, Internet penetration reaches over 80 percent , with some countries reaching well above 90 percent. In China, there are 731 million internet users , representing only 53 percent of the population —  leaving plenty of room for growth.

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International SEO: 5 ways to scale performance

How video impacts mobile web performance and UX, part 1: data and download speed

Mobile video is great. When it works. Implemented correctly, video or audio *should not* impact the speed that pages load on a mobile device and when the play button is pressed, it needs to start quickly and work well

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Google Answer Box Strategy: The Dos and Don’ts

There is significant evolution occurring, on an almost daily basis, when it comes to Google’s search engine results page (SERP) . Recently, Google’s SERP has gone through yet another evolution, with the addition of a rich featured snippet known as Google’s Answer Box . Since its initial launch, the Answer Box Snippet has continued to gain traction, but it wasn’t until 2016 that brands really started utilizing it.

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Google Answer Box Strategy: The Dos and Don’ts

What does voice search mean for your local SEO strategy?

The ubiquity of virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana and Alexa, together with improvements in technology, has led to an uptick in voice search queries. For businesses that rely on local search traffic, this has important ramifications for their strategy.

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What does voice search mean for your local SEO strategy?