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Google Webmaster Tools is an all too often overlooked resource in the Digital Marketing realm. Overshadowed by the ridiculously powerful Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools (or GWT) has something of an ugly sister status – penalties, warnings and site messages from Google – all of these are administered via this platform after all. But aside from the obvious, what can GWT offer a business?
If your website was a person, would it be saying this to your customers? “You never visit me anymore. We used to be great together. You’d fill my basket page with products and I’d get them out to you as fast as the postal service could carry them. What happened to us?! Did I get old? Is it a case of out of sight, out of mind? IS THERE SOMEONE ELSE?! I used to be NUMBER ONE!”
Anyone can tell you that Google Trends is not a perfect prediction of the future, but when it comes to making smart business choices it’s a tool that can deliver more for free in 20 minutes than years of surveying and research can.
Want to build a site for your small business, with the potential to get ranked and all the social media trimmings, in just one day? It’s possible! I did it myself not long ago – aside from a few tweaks along the way, it’s all worked out nicely – and it’s all SEO friendly. I’m going to share how I did it with you.
The battle for online visibility is relentless. You need allies, advocates and supporters. The good news is if you run a business online, those allies and supporters are already out there. But how can you show their feedback to the rest of the world? Even just trying to get reviews can be tricky and fraught with issues. How can you get them without begging, bribery or attracting untoward hatred?
Shopping online – I love it. Be it for therapy, for fun or for gifts, it’s faster and cheaper than traipsing through towns and shopping centres. But it’s not without annoyances – in this post, I’m going to talk about what gets my goat when shopping online and how ecommerce sites can help their customers get to the checkout.
Can a fish drown? Where are my kidneys? Timeless questions that we have all asked Google. Okay just me then. But a significant number of people have searched these terms – and as a result, Google Autocomplete will expand your search box to show you search suggestions like these.
Forget people not trusting the algorithm – the algorithm doesn’t trust people – especially people that wear black hats. Gone are the days when buying a bunch of links and stuffing keywords into EVERYTHNG made Google go “Duh, okay!” and rank your site top. Now, Google says “Erm… No. I see what you’re trying to do. And I don’t like it!” Google got a little bit smarter.