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New Study Reveals Positive Impact of Page Speed on Google Rankings

San Mateo, May 16, 2019 - Websites that rank higher on Google tend to load faster and provide a smoother user experience on mobile according to a new Searchmetrics study conducted using Google’s open-source website auditing tool, Google Lighthouse[1]. And higher ranking sites in general are more likely to use modern web technologies such as next-generation image formats and the newer, faster HTTP/2 web protocol.  

Wikipedia and YouTube Dominate Search Results Globally, a New Study Finds

San Mateo, February 28, 2019 - Wikipedia retains its crown as the most visible website in Google search results globally based on its performance in organic search in ten countries, including the United States, UK, Germany and France. Second comes YouTube, which also saw the biggest absolute improvement in search performance over the whole of 2018 in all the countries analyzed.

Bryan Ruby's Last Google Post

Last weekend, I submitted my last Google+ post. From here on out, I won't be actively monitoring the platform given the expected demise of Google+. This is what I posted:

This is likely my last Google+ post but I don't plan to delete my Google+ account until February 28, 2019

Unless something significant happens, I don't plan to post again on Google+. It doesn't seem logical to invest my time and effort to post something we all know will be deleted in a couple months. I may leave a comment here or there on G+ but that's about it.

Searchmetrics Google Shopping Study Reveals “Fake” Competition for Ads Real Wire Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:42

San Mateo, December 05, 2018 - Over a year on from the European Commission’s antitrust ruling which forced Google to open up its shopping service to outside competitors, new Searchmetrics research suggests a third of ads within Google Shopping boxes are coming from providers other than Google. But the majority of these (23% of all ads) seem to be from digital marketing agencies profiting from Google Shopping’s revamped auction model. Only around 9% are from the traditional comparison shopping sites (CSSs) that the EU’s ruling was originally intended to support.

New Searchmetrics study: Google now wants brands to get niche-specific

San Mateo, October 17, 2018 - Brands’ organic search strategies on Google should now be tightly tailored to the niche they operate in, according to the latest research by Searchmetrics. That’s because Google’s use of technologies such as AI and machine-learning are helping it pin-point, more clearly than ever, the specific factors that satisfy search queries in different niches and contexts. 

Rehabilitating Google AMP: My failed attempt

Back in February I wrote an article saying how I believed Google AMP has been imposed on the web by Google as a ‘standard’ for developing fast webpages, and my dismay about that. Google apparently developed this as an internal project without any open collaboration, and avoiding the W3C standardization processes. Google made implementation of Google AMP a requirement to show at the top of the search results for common news searches.

To many of us open web folk, Google’s AMP violated the widely held principle of search engines not putting bias into search results, and/or the principle of web standards (take your pick – it would not be bias if it was a standardized approach that the wider web community had agreed upon).

Are You a Digital Marketer? Here are 5 Features to Identify When Searching For the Best Reporting Software for Your Clients

Digital marketing is an amazing frontier with numerous opportunities for growth and expansion. If you are in the digital marketing space, then there’s no doubt that you’re aware of the constant need to keep your clients updated on the progress and results of the various marketing strategies that you have helped them to develop. For instance, Google AdWords is one of the most widespread methods of digital marketing which allows your client to reach an immense audience all over the world.

Good Reasons to Consider White Label Google Ads and Programs

White label ads are quite popular as it adds power to your business. When you join hands with a company that offers white label advertising services, it will spare you from the frustration and pain of gaining the needed outcome. They specialize in this field and will connect your business with your desired customers through tactics like display ads, Google AdWords and SEO.

A Quick Look at the Programs Offered