Category Archives: Google Tools

Google Switched to Mobile First Indexing – What it Means for 2019 SEO

Marya Belanger — March 11, 2019 — March 11, 2019 At the end of 2018, Google announced they now use Mobile First Indexing (MFI) for more than half of their search results worldwide. The changes have been in the works since 2016 due to significant increases in the amount of users searching Google from mobile … Continue reading Google Switched to Mobile First Indexing – What it Means for 2019 SEO

3 Things You Need to Know About Google’s New Prominence Metrics

Wesley MacLaggan — March 6, 2019 — March 6, 2019 Google announced that they’ll eliminate the “average position” metric in the third quarter of this year. New metrics to give advertisers more control over their “race to the top” of the SERP will take its place. In this article, we review what these metrics are, … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About Google’s New Prominence Metrics

Google’s Change to Exact Match Was Big, But Was it Actually Bad? [Data]

Mark Irvine — November 20, 2018 — November 20, 2018 Last month, Google announced another major change to its keyword match types. Specifically, exact match keywords would begin to serve to search terms that are “close variants that share the same meaning of your keywords,” including synonyms, paraphrases, and results with the same implied intent. … Continue reading Google’s Change to Exact Match Was Big, But Was it Actually Bad? [Data]

Google Adds ‘Book,’ ‘Schedule’ Button In Search For Some Businesses

Google Adds ‘Book,’ ‘Schedule’ Button In Search For Some Businesses by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, (October 23, 2018) Google has expanded the ability to book or schedule appointments for some businesses through Reserve with Google, a service that allows users to book an appointment or reservation with nearby providers directly in the search engine. The icon that … Continue reading Google Adds ‘Book,’ ‘Schedule’ Button In Search For Some Businesses

7 Steps to Making the Most Out of the New Google Search Console

Gordon Donnelly — October 2, 2018 — October 2, 2018 Ahrefs, Moz, SEMrush…there are some great SEO tools out there; and with them, you can do a variety of things. You can check backlink profiles. Do keyword research. Find unlinked mentions and guest posting opportunities. You can even run comprehensive SEO audits with the click … Continue reading 7 Steps to Making the Most Out of the New Google Search Console