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.
If you’re wondering what factors to consider as you build your SEO strategy for 2017, links are still the top-ranking factor for Google’s algorithm with content close behind. And high CTR is still at the core of the rankings pack as well . Earlier this year, Andrey Lipattsev, a Google Search Quality Senior Strategist, fielded questions about the top ranking factors for Google
With more than a billion users, and billions of daily video views, gaining user attention on YouTube may seem a daunting prospect. However, the sheer size of the audience (a third of all web users) means that the rewards are there if you get it right . In this post, I’ll look at some of the factors which determine YouTube video rankings, some tips to help improve visibility, and some of the factors behind how Google chooses to show videos in its search results pages. On-site YouTube ranking factors I’ve split this into visible and invisible factors, i.e.
A Google My Business profile is an essential for local SEO. It’s free and will enable you to appear in local search results for queries specific to your products or services. Even broad queries with large volumes are now showing local results which is something small business owners can capitalise upon. We’ve been asking SEO experts for their advice on setting up and optimising GMB listings..
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There has been a lot of conversation about Google’s mobile-friendliness update that went into effect April 21. With the update, Google is boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results in order to help searchers find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are… [[ This is a content summary only
:: By Travis Bliffen, Stellar SEO :: In 2015, there are still plenty of opportunities for a quick win with SEO. As some of you may already know, Barnacle SEO is the name given when you leverage the trust and authority of a site to expedite the ranking process for your page.
As most of you know, there are over 200 factors that influence how your site will appear in the organic search results. Some of them have a small influence while others are major influencers in the ranking process. Today we are going to talk about 5 factors that can make a MAJOR difference in how you well your website performs in…
Ranking on image search requires both the optimization of images and page elements to promote the ranking of those images in search, as well as optimization of images and image sizes so they load faster and improve page speed. Here’s how to do it.