What is Google Authorship Markup?
Google authorship markup is a fantastic way to have the content you’ve created and published be credited to you when it appears in search results. It could be content on blogs you contribute to and even your store.
How does it work?
Well, all you need to do is link your Google+ account to the content you’ve published and vice versa.
Whether you’re a new online site owner or you’ve been in the ecommerce business for quite some time, it’s always wise to do an SEO checkup to make sure everything is in order. This helps you see the condition of your site so that you can make the necessary changes immediately if you spot anything amiss.
Here’s the basic rundown on how you can DIY (Do-It-Yourself).
User experience can make or break a site. The user experience honeycomb design above puts things very simply if you’d like to take a closer look at the user experience expect of your site. If your site checks all the boxes, it’s good to go. But more often than not, it won’t.
For many of us, we only look at 2 of the elements listed above – findable and usable – and disregard the rest. As long as our site can be easily found on search engine results pages and the features on it work as they should, we think our work is just about done. But that’s not the case now, is it?
Google has been increasingly harping on user experience these past couple of years. Everything is important, from the point a user clicks your online store’s link on SERPs to the time the same user exits your store.
Building your own online store may be easy for some people but for the majority who are not so techno-savy, they will need all the help they can get. Before you jump on the bandwagon to start your own online business, here are a few things that you will need to consider.
SEO works only if there is search trafficfor terms related to a product. For example, if you use a keyword tool to analyze traffic for the term ‘Nike Free 3.0’, you’d might discover that that term gets a few thousand searches a month.
Now turn back the clock 6 years, before the iPhone came along. If you had done a keyword analysis for the iPhone back then, it would have returned zero results. No one would be searching for it because no one would have ever heard of it. So, in such a case, there is no point using SEO and PPC.
The Olympics is finally here! And what a fun opening ceremony it was with the ‘Queen’ parachuting down from a helicopter with ‘James Bond’ to a crowded stadium. The Brits sure knew how to have some creative fun when it comes to hosting an international event like the Olympics. For the next 2 weeks, all eyes will be on the various events to see which individual or team will capture the gold and glory for their respective countries. Not to mention the world records that will be smashed by a new generation of sportsmen and sportswomen who have trained hard for this moment in time.
Google’s Panda search results ranking algorithm has been around for more than a year now. Its latest update has gotten many site owners up in arms for all sorts of reasons.
The important thing is to not lose focus. Find out how to rank well in Google with these Google search ranking tips.
Natural Evolution Of Search
The reason for this drastic change is simply because Google wants to provide even more accurate or relevant results to search queries fast. But instead of just looking at how well you have done your SEO, they are also starting to look more at other signals to help them reach this end. So apart from keeping to SEO best practices, you’ll also need to do a bit more from now on to meet Google’s requirements.
Find out more on how to rank high on Google after the break. (more…)