When you launched your business, one of the first things you probably did was spin up a website. Though it's served you well since then, we're willing to bet that it's chugging on a little slow these days - and maybe developed the digital equivalent of a few leaks. If you want an online presence that can help you swim with the apex predators in your industry, it's time to upgrade from the digital equivalent of a dinghy to a boat with all the bells and whistles. Or, to paraphrase Roy Schneider's famous Jaws line, you're gonna need a bigger website.
This COVID-19 thing is putting a monkey wrench in all the plans for businesses everywhere. For that reason alone, it’s important to keep your website updated regularly to reflect the most current situation. Things are changing quickly these days, and while it might feel like a hassle to constantly update your site with new information, in the long run, it will only help your business succeed and stay afloat during these uncertain times. Below are a few tips to help you stay current with your website.
Businesses know that websites are a critically important piece of marketing collateral. The digital equivalent of a business card, they serve to validate you as a business, while also generating trust, reliability, credibility and even sales. Your website is where people will arrive after Googling you or meeting you at a conference. And they can be the make-or-break between someone choosing you or a competitor. While the initial outlay for a small business website can seem hefty, a well-designed, strategically crafted website will recoup every penny.
Google BERT has been dubbed, "Google's biggest change in 5 years," and "One that will impact one in ten searches." But what exactly is it?
Rolled out on October 25, Google BERT is a deep learning-powered Natural Language Processing (NLP) model designed to help Google better understand language in order to serve more relevant results. Rather than returning results based on search strings, it looks at the relationship between the words in a sentence and at the wider context of a search.
Google makes the rules and we live to follow them.
Below are 7 things to AVOID doing, so you can stay on Google’s good side and rank high in their search results.
1. Absolutely "no thin" content.
A common practice among site owners trying to manipulate search results is to create thousands of pages targeting a different keyword search term and having very little useful content for its visitor. If a webpage's content consists of a short paragraph of text with a search term used abundantly within the text, it's not very useful to a visitor and is not worthy of a good ranking.