After hours of coding, writing, designing and optimizing, finally, a new web page has gone live. But hey, why is it not appearing in Google Search? What have I done wrong? Why does Google hate me? Now, now, we have all been there before. And I have learned to give it at least a day or two before trying to seek out my new blog post on Google Search. Because I have long accepted that that’s how long Google needs to actually put my newborn, I mean my new blog post on Google Search. The process of getting a new web page or a new website on Google Search is a long and windy one. But it’s one worth learning about. Let’s start with the basics. What is Search? How does it works? Here’s a video from Google, where Matt Cutts tell you a little about how search works. Have you watched it? If yes, please bear with my little attempt at summarizing. For a content to appear on Google Search, it has to go through spiders. No, not real spiders, but a program called spider. The … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Your Page Is Not Indexed On Google Search and How to Fix It
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Google today announced a sweeping set of changes to AdWords in a bid to simplify mobile campaign management and increase mobile advertising adoption. These changes, dubbed Enhanced Campaigns, will become available to customers by the end of the month and roll out automatically to all advertisers by mid-year. In this article, I’ll walk through the coming changes in detail. What’s Driving the Change? Over the last 5 years, growth in query volume from mobile phones has greatly outpaced growth from desktop computers. The number of daily searches on Google from mobile devices is expected to surpass daily desktop search volume by next year. But Google has a challenge with mobile advertising adoption. Namely, in order to take advantage of the sophisticated mobile advertising features and strategies that are required to be successful, advertisers must take on a lot of additional campaign management complexity. Currently, advertisers are expected to create multiple different … [Read more...] about Enhanced Campaigns: Google Announces Big Changes to Mobile Campaign Management
This is a sponsored post for SEO PowerSuite. A significant shakeup in local search occurred on August 7th when Google made the decision to reduce the familiar local pack from seven listings to three listings. On that day, search marketers were left with the question: how can I stay competitive in local search? I’m here to help answer that question. First, just so we’re on the same page, I will go over the most notable changes that have occurred in local search since August 7th. Recent Changes to Google Local Search In addition to the names of businesses, Google’s local 7-pack also contained addresses and phone numbers. Now, phone numbers are gone, but addresses remain. As a benefit to searchers, store hours are displayed (when available) in place of phone numbers, which helps people know know if a business they are looking up is about to close soon. *There is a caveat here that we’ll dive into more later, but it involves Schema markup*. Additional information … [Read more...] about How to Stay Competitive in Google’s Local 3-Pack
In 2009 the authors of “The Art of SEO” predicted an increased importance in voice recognition search. Over the past few months, voice search has shown significant improvement and attention: Clearly, Google is interested in making voice search work. As the evolution of voice search continues to advance, it also has increasing international adoption. Yahoo launched their first voice search around 2008 and continues to release new versions. Bing just released an improved version of voice search available on windows phones. Yandex has always been ahead of the curve – it currently has a voice search option within their search engine and has been using their voice technology for other applications. Baidu and Sogou recently launched their voice assistant applications this year. People are now utilizing voice search across smartphones, tablets, desktops, as well as the new crop of devices like Google Glass. As voice technology is refined, the first big question search … [Read more...] about How Will Voice Search Change SEO for Local Stores & Global Enterprises?
On April 22, Jerry Dischler, VP of Product Management for AdWords, will unveil a slew of new features and tools that are coming out of beta during a livestream from an AdWords customer event. Google has given Search Engine Land an exclusive early look at a blog post going up later today (now live here) that gives a few more (albeit subtle) hints of what’s in store. The latest tease is short on specifics other than to say Dischler will announce “10+ new AdWords products, features and research studies” developed over the past year. But, with a closer look, there are some hints of what might be coming. Don’t Expect An “Enhanced” Curveball There has been some anxiety in the paid search world about whether Google is planning to toss out another big curveball like it did with enhanced campaigns. That seems unlikely. First of all, these features are being broadcast during a customer event. Have you ever seen a company announce controversial new features at … [Read more...] about Google Teases April 22 AdWords News, More Than 10 Announcements Coming