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?

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 just released verified customer reviews: 3 ways to come out on top

Customer reviews play an important role in the success or failure of a business. Just think, before you try out a new product or service, don’t you usually go online to read the reviews and see what kind of experiences other customers have had

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The 4 scariest online marketing disasters and how to avoid them

My favorite funny anecdote is that one day an online marketer wakes up in horror from the nightmare that he has lost all his passwords. I actually get that nightmare too, but mine is worse. It’s that all my passwords have been stolen.

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The 4 scariest online marketing disasters and how to avoid them

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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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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Is Google’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ad the future of paid voice search?

Google sparked a small firestorm last week as reports surfaced that its intelligent assistant device Google Home had delivered what appeared to be an unsolicited advertisement to unsuspecting owners. The reports first emerged on Reddit and Twitter, where users who own Google Home devices posted that Google slipped in an ad for Disney’s new  Beauty and the Beast movie.

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Brand TLDs vs .com (part two): How can brands benefit from a .brand domain?

In part one  a few weeks ago, we discussed what brand TLDs (top level domains) are, which brands have applied for them, and why they might be important. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at the potential benefits for brands, and explore the challenges brand TLDs could help solve. Content produced in association with Neustar .

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