Is Page Speed a Ranking Factor on Google in 2019?
Ever search for a company on Google, only to find yourself waiting, waiting, and still waiting for their website to load? Even in the age of high-speed internet, some websites take forever to load. And guess what? If you think it’s frustrating, Google does too. After all, Google’s number one priority is to create an amazing experience for their users. If your page doesn’t load fast enough, Google users will simply return to the search results page. The result is that Google will view your page as less relevant than your competition. That means lower rankings, and fewer leads. That’s why you need to read on to make sure you’re up to date on page load speed—one of the most important SEO ranking factors! What is Page Load Speed? Page speed, or site speed, refers to the length of time it takes for your website to load on someone’s […]
What Is Crawlability and Why Is It so Important for SEO?
When it comes to SEO, crawlability is one topic that doesn’t see much airtime. It’s a shame, too, because it’s an integral part of SEO. By improving your website’s crawlability, you ensure that Google understands what your website is about. And when Google understands what your site is about, it will properly index you and make you searchable. Want to know more about the secret to ranking on Google? Read on! What Are Crawlers? In order to browse, index, and rank the hundreds of millions of webpages on the Internet, search engines use specialized bots called crawlers, also known as spiders, or spiderbots (since they “crawl” like a spider). We consider those terms a bit unfair, though: they’re more like the worker bees of the Internet. These crawlers scour the Internet, searching for new webpages to evaluate and index. They go from link to link, URL to URL, bringing the […]
What is the “Google” Robocall Scam and What Can I Do About It?
A while back, we published a post explaining the scammy nature of robocalls that appeared to be from Google. Many of our clients were receiving calls from an automated system that claimed to be Google. They’d often start by claiming that their listing is suspended. And they’d end by asking for payment information to put it live again. Because it’s necessary to verify (and sometimes re-verify) Google listings, these robocalls appeared to be real. But the fact is, Google will never call to sell you anything. And they will never ask you for payment information. So, in 2019, has anything changed? Short answer: No. If you’re getting calls from someone saying they’re Google, it’s a scam. Full stop. Tell-Tale Signs the Call Is a Scam • The caller asks for your GMB password • The caller says they work “with Google” or “for Google” • The call is an unsolicited […]
How Small Business Owners Can Create A Work-Life Balance
When you own a business, it can be hard to stop it from taking over your whole life. Of course, it’ll always be a big part of it, but there should be room left over for relaxation, hobbies and time spent with loved ones. Creating a work-life balance that works for you is necessary for both you and your business flourish. Take control of your life and achieve your business goals by following these four easy steps! 1. Have A Routine and Stick to It As a self-starter, you make your own work hours, but it’s important not to let your work become a 24/7 thing. Remember, a proper balance between work and play make for a happy, healthy entrepreneur. If you find this balance hard to achieve, setting a routine can be extremely beneficial. Know when you’re supposed to be working and when you’re not. After a while, a […]
4 Tricks to Get Your Blog Noticed on Google
Your blog is one of the most useful marketing tools you have. It lets you connect with an audience, build trust between you and your clients, and increase your online footprint. But it ain’t worth much if no one’s reading it. So how do you attract readers? While the Internet is chock-full of answers, we at LinkNow Media like to boil it down to one guiding principle: user experience. Make your blog easier to read, answer your users’ questions, and before long you’ll see your rankings climb. Easier said than done, we know. To give you a better sense of how to improve the user experience, we’ve come up with these 4 SEO tricks designed to boost your blog’s searchability. Read on! 1. Use Targeted Keywords Every page you write must have a purpose. On a blog, usually it’s to inform, educate, or advise. Sometimes to entertain. Whatever it […]