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JB’s Digital Update 17th Jan 2023

2023-01-16T16:44:53+11:00Categories: Analytics & Performance, CRO and Conversions, Digital Marketing, JB's Digital Update, PPC & Paid Social, SEO|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AI content is all the rage this week - with people literally raging at it; Apple is re-launching its Business Connect as Maps gets usable; Data will be quite important this year as cookies fade away; PPC still needs basic attention and GA4 gets more dimensions for ecommerce. Let's get into it, shall we?

JB’s Digital Update 20th Dec 2022

2023-01-10T12:09:47+11:00Categories: CRO and Conversions, Digital Marketing, JB's Digital Update, SEO, SEO News, Social Media, Technology & Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve got some final relevant updates before we finish 2022: Google Maps displays an "Offer Available" message under some business profile pins; Google Grinch releases a link spam update in December 2022; the ROI of personalised experiences is measured by audience performance; LinkedIn is used for content marketing. Read on to see how relevant they will be for 2023.

JB’s Digital Update 22nd Nov 2022

2022-11-23T10:24:15+11:00Categories: Digital Marketing, JB's Digital Update, PPC & Paid Social, SEO News, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

'Tis the season to go shopping, tra-la-la-la-la-la. Meta, Google and YouTube have all launched new things to help businesses sell this holiday season. Google Business Profile gains an image edit thingie, and we'd better enjoy it all because there's a recession and hard work coming in 2023.

JB’s Digital Update 8th Nov 2022

2022-11-08T21:10:24+11:00Categories: Analytics & Performance, Digital Marketing, JB's Digital Update, PPC & Paid Social, SEO News, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yet more excitement emerged at Twitter this week, so much that it's tricky keeping up. Facebook is laying off staff and Google is shutting various things while trying to make GA4 usable. Just another few days in Digital.

Get a Direct Link to Google Review

2022-08-13T17:20:33+10:00Categories: Digital Marketing, SEO, SEO News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What’s this about Direct Links to Google Reviews? I absolutely love this little hack for generating a direct link for customers to review your business on Google. This is useful for businesses large and small – you should use it now. Without stepping into the [...]

TWIS SEO News & Updates 1st December 2017

2017-12-04T21:51:27+11:00Categories: SEO News, The Week In Search|Tags: , , , , , |

This week's SEO News and Updates are a fantastic read, some excellent issues, key actions and key insights: Events Structured Data Spam Penalty; PageSpeed Hype Is Getting Silly; Knowledge Panels Spreading; Google's SERP Snippets Lengthen; Generate a Direct Link For Local Reviews; As well as some exceptionally interesting SEO Bits & Pieces. #SEO #SEONews #StructuredData #KnowledgePanels #MetaTags #LocalSEO

SEO Bits & Pieces 17th November 2017

2017-11-24T18:12:11+11:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , , |

Hooray! It's a happy Monday, when you get to start it by reading the SEO Bits & Pieces - a juicy and snackable collection of tempting morsels from the world of SEO, search and digital marketing. Do yourself a favour and read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 17th November 2017. #SEO #SEONews #GoogleMaps #LocalSEO #Facebook #LinkBuilding

Local SEO Ranking Factors: Reviews Most Important

2018-10-19T13:57:31+11:00Categories: SEO News, SEO Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Honestly, you wait ages for a major SEO Ranking Factors study and then two come along at once: this one is a good one on Local SEO Ranking Factors.  Somewhat unsurprisingly, it finds that Reviews (and websites!) are the most important local SEO Ranking Factors. It's not quite as contentious as another recent study... Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 17th November 2017. #SEO #SEONews #LocalSEO #Reviews #RankingFactors

TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 17th November 2017

2017-11-21T11:34:19+11:00Categories: SEO News, The Week In Search|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm excited by this week's SEO News and Updates by a factor of 84. That's roughly how many ranking factors have been covered by major providers. Reviews are the most important Local SEO factors; SEMRush's ranking factors cause a stir; Shopping season gets underway with a SERP update; Trust Indicators are coming to Google News; AMP spammers get 3 month's notice; As well as some exceptionally interesting SEO Bits & Pieces. #SEO #SEONews #LocalSEO #RankingFactors #KnowledgePanels #FakeNews #AMP

Google Posts Impact Rankings

2017-11-09T07:07:25+11:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , |

I'm coming round to Google Posts & have been recommending clients try them for a while. I think it's an interesting outcome that using Google Posts currently appears to give you a minor local ranking boost. I wouldn't expect this to last long however. Just one more reason to give them a go, especially if you run specials, or any events. Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 3rd November 2017. #SEO #SEONews #GooglePosts #LocalSEO #SearchRankings

Google My Business Posts API Added

2018-10-17T16:53:35+11:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I'm really pleased that Google has finally added Posts to the GMB API. It makes them useful at last. It's partly due to the way of rolling out projects, and partly due to Google being a bit silly at times. Either way, I think these Google Posts have a real opportunity to help webmasters gain more SERP real estate, and increase click-throughs and action. Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 20th October 2017. #SEO #SEONews #GooglePosts #GoogleMyBusiness #SERP

Google SEO Update Possum Rolled Back

2018-10-19T14:17:40+11:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , , , |

I love it when a Google update rolls back and people get re-listed. A year after rolling out, the Google Local Possum Update has reversed for a bunch of filtered businesses. If you're still affected then you need to do something about it, now don't you? *cough* virtual offices. Read all about it in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 08 Sept 2017. #SEO #SEONews #GoogleLocal #LocalSEO #GoogleUpdates

New: Edit Google My Business Listings Directly In Search

2017-09-13T20:34:19+10:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , |

I love this new feature from Google! At last you can edit your Google My Business listing directly in search. You can't edit everything, and you need to be logged in to the right account. This is a really good way to reduce friction for keeping Google listings up-to-date and correct. Read more in this post from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 08 Sept 2017. #SEO #SEONews #GoogleMyBusiness #GoogleLocal #LocalSEO

Google Says “Near Me” Near Dead

2017-09-07T21:17:27+10:00Categories: SEO News|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you seen the picture of the Denver business with "near me" in its name? The lengths people will go to in order to rank for "near me" searches. Well, they will be very annoyed by this piece, from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 01 September 2017. It's all about how Google stats show usage of "near me" and other location modifiers is dropping proportionally vs bare searches. Now, back to optimising Aaaaardvaaaark Plumbers for the new world of search. #SEO #SEONews #LocalSEO #GoogleLocal #KeywordResearch #MobileSearch

TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 01 September 2017

2017-09-04T22:02:13+10:00Categories: SEO News, The Week In Search|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hooray! I was happy about Forbes etc nofollowing linkspam. Then I noted JavaScript-only sites miss 35% of traffic. Whoops! Google is caving to the EU - Goliath vs Goliath. I was right about dealing with recurring event content. Google popped stats about searchers not using "near me" as much.  Finally, a Twitter trawl for the SEO Bits and Pieces, and TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 01 Sept 2017 was done. Read it now so it doesn't get lonely. #SEO #SEONews #LinkSpam #JavaScript #GoogleShopping #InformationArchitecture #LocalSEO

TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 25 August 2017

2017-08-29T11:04:52+10:00Categories: SEO, SEO News, The Week In Search|Tags: , , , , , , |

Click to read the very latest SEO News and Updates for w/e 25 August 2017 and you will discover the following fabulous stories: - BrightEdge showing 57% of search now mobile; - Google's attempt to mollify news publishers with subscription help ; - A brand new Q&A feature in Google Local.; - AMP ads get some supercharged speed; - Google picks a single canonical, even if you try your best to confuse it; - As well as some newsy, snippety SEO Bits & Pieces. #SEO #SEONews #MobileSearch #GoogleNews #LocalSEO #AMP #CanonicalURLs

Google My Business Sneaks Out Action URLs

2017-08-18T11:39:54+10:00Categories: SEO|Tags: , , , |

Read about how Google My Business has quietly sneaked out action URLs into the GMB dashboard, and find out what the actions you can add are, and how to add them to your Google My Business listing. Contact me to discuss implementation of this potential conversion-driving conversion feature for your business. #SEO #GoogleMyBusiness #LocalSEO #Conversions

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