It happens to every AdWords practitioner at some point. We launch our campaigns, split out exact match and broad match, mine for queries, work on expansions, test different initiatives, run betas, etc. – and then we hit a wall.
Images are the main culprit for causing oversized web pages (average size 2.2MB) that can perform slowly on mobile devices. Last week, we looked at how to optimize your mobile site speed and test for issues that might be slowing your site down. With Google placing more and more emphasis on mobile site speed and user experience in order to achieve a good ranking, discovering issues with your mobile site speed is critical
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
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.
Last week, Amazon added their voice search product “Alexa” to their iPhone app. This is yet another signal in the continuing avalanche of signals that voice search is a major part of every major tech company’s strategy.
Google announced yesterday the launch of “shortcuts in search”, which will allow Android users (only in the US, for now) to access quick answers on a range of topics with the touch of a button. Fittingly, Google has termed these “tappable shortcuts” and they will lead searchers to instantaneous information on dozens of topics, including sports, restaurants, local amenities, and entertainment.
Search advertising has swelled to become an industry worth over $35 billion annually, yet it is still heavily driven by text-based searches and dominated by Google. However as Google’s index goes mobile-first , consumers get to grips with voice search , and technology advances to avail of image identification in our predominantly visual culture, new opportunities are opening up for the competition. One such opportunity lies in the use of Google’s own Chrome web browser, which allows companies (including Google’s rivals) to develop and disseminate extensions to grow their digital footprint
In a slew of recent posts on their Analytics blog , Google has announced the removal of the 5 report limit in Data Studio in the US, integration with Search Console, and most recently, enhanced support for AdWords MCC accounts.