A business’s presence online is more crucial now than ever before. With the world essentially a click away, the competition to gain new customers is at an all-time high. Local searches are dominating the results page and consumers are being more selective on where to spend their time and money. Luckily, Google has come out with a new tool for establishing your business’s digital presence. “Google Posts” allow businesses, sports teams and more to create fresh content that appears directly in the knowledge graph of the SERP.
“In the summer time, when the weather is hot –”
I’ve decided summer is here because our New York office is finally experiencing weather above 70. In fact, white J. Crew button-downs are all the rage. Playing catch-up at the gym is now an imperative. In a changing of the guard, plastic iced coffee cups now line our desks and form the centerpiece around which we meet to discuss budgets, strategy, and vacation plans.
Seventeen days after webmasters and SEOs began seeing huge fluctuations in search rankings and organic traffic, Google’s Gary Illyes officially confirmed that the Fred Algorithm update took place on March 7th or 8th.
A massive Google algorithm update named “Fred” was rolled out on March 8th, 2017! Google has yet to formally confirm it has made any updates; however, Gary Illyes of Google has, in-fact, confirmed an update occurred. We can also credit Gary for coming up with the name Fred- Thanks Gary!
The Google play store always seems to be beta testing in the same way search engine results pages do, with the ever-eternal intent on figuring out just what a user wants to see in a useful listing. Lately we’ve been seeing a “Top Features” rating system for specific apps in the Google Play Store populate at a grander scale. This seems to be a play to push out the not-so-used Google+ rating systems used for every app in the play store to date, not so subtly after Google said a Google+ sign-in was no longer required to leave a review in the Play Store.
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