Interview: Why marketers shouldn’t waste their time with Google Posts

The search engine results page recently saw the return of Google Posts, the part-social, part-publishing feature that was launched by Google a little over a year ago during the US Presidential Election . Billed as “an experimental new podium on Google”, Google Posts has attracted a lot of attention from marketers, search specialists and Google enthusiasts thanks to its prominent place on the SERP – appearing in the form of an eye-catching carousel of cards – and its mysterious deployment. Over the year since it was first released, it has appeared in and disappeared from search results a number of times with no apparent pattern or explanation

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Interview: Why marketers shouldn’t waste their time with Google Posts

4 things to note when optimizing for local SEO in 2017

SEO for businesses in 2017 will be revolutionary. Within the space of 3 years, it has become significantly easier to find businesses, stores or items nearby, creating a shift in user’s intent and search behavior.

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4 things to note when optimizing for local SEO in 2017

Mobile-First Indexing: Everything we know, and how it could affect you

For the past five to six months the search industry has been buzzing with talk around the biggest change to Google search results for quite some time – the mobile-first index .

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Mobile-First Indexing: Everything we know, and how it could affect you

How to capitalize on Facebook mobile traffic – even with a poor mobile experience

We all know that Facebook is a viable source of huge amounts of mobile traffic with relatively cheap CPCs (cost per click). It’s too good an opportunity to ignore in today’s digital landscape – even if your mobile landing-page experience isn’t up to snuff.

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How to capitalize on Facebook mobile traffic – even with a poor mobile experience

Site speed tactics in a mobile-first world: Why ecommerce brands need to step up their site speed game

A study of 700 top ecommerce brands found that the majority are underperforming when it comes to optimizing their sites for speed . Find out how you can avoid the same mistakes. Web users are not patient.

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Site speed tactics in a mobile-first world: Why ecommerce brands need to step up their site speed game

5 easy ways to launch a local email marketing strategy

Email marketing is alive and well in 2017, with over 269 billion emails being sent every day. Unfortunately, according to Email Monday, of these 269 billion only 22% of retail emails are opened. This is significantly less than the open rate of 34% garnered by other types of emails

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Google Chrome SSL certificate proposal could affect millions of websites

Last year, the developers behind Google’s Chrome browser began taking steps designed to protect users and encourage companies to use HTTPS . But now, potentially millions of websites that use SSL certificates issued by Symantec and affiliated resellers could find that their certificates are effectively worthless as far as Chrome is concerned, after a member of the Chrome team published a proposal that would make them untrusted over the next 12 months.

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Google Chrome SSL certificate proposal could affect millions of websites

Google adds rich results for podcasts to SERPs

On its Developers blog , Google stealthily launched some new guidelines for structured data to bring rich results for podcasts to search results. To date, this is only available via Google Home or the Google Search app v6.5 or higher on Android devices, but support for Chrome on Android is coming soon.  This was first noted over on Search Engine Roundtable , and Google provided an image to show how this will look in practice: Podcasts can be indexed and embedded in results, which could be a particularly useful functionality for Google Home and smartphones.

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