👀👇👇👇Google is permanently waiving commission fees on products sold via the ‘Buy on Google’ checkout option.The option to buy products directly on Google is made available to customers when they click on shopping listings in search results. The greatest advantage ‘Buy on Google’ offers over other payment options is the streamlined buying process.Everything will roll out first in the US, with international launches expected later this year and in 2021.https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/9977875
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Beware of Fake Email from "A Professional Photographer" claiming Copyright Infringement. This scam targets website owners. If you are a website owner and have received an email from "Mel" or "Melinda" claiming that you stole an image from them and the proof is in a file saved on Google drive. Don't download the file to check it out. Once the recipient clicks the link it will take them to a file download that will allow the hacker to seize control of the user's device. Be careful and share this warning to others.
Are you thinking about using a guest posting strategy to boost your SEO?
An article just published by the Search Engine Journal titled "Google Cautions Against Guest Posting – This is What’s Really Going On" states that Google not only frowns on guest posting for links but has been devaluing them for the past several years. He also said that Google has years of data for training algorithms to catch and devalue guest post links so that they don’t help a site rank better. He also wanted to save the SEO community from wasting time and money trying to rank with a technique that largely does not work. https://bit.ly/2UTeF3s
Ad credits for Google Ads Small and Medium-sized Businesses!
Ad credits for Google Ads Small and Medium-sized Businesses! If you are an advertiser with Google Ads, you may be eligible for credits. The main eligibility requirement within that subset of advertisers is they must have spent on Google Ads:10 out of the last 12 months in 2019 and in January and/or February of this year.If you hadn’t spent anything in 2020, you would be ineligible. Brand-new accounts as of 2020 will not be eligible. Ad credits will be on a rolling basis starting in May 2020. Eligible customers will get an ad credit applied and will receive a notification of the addition. The credits are good until December 2020 and will be revoked after that.LEARN MORE HERE
Some free advice to restaurants and other local businesses that are essential services and affected by the COVID-19 crisis
Let Google know you care about your customers, and you're doing everything you can to accommodate them. People are using local search and maps to find out what's open in their area. Instead of just focusing just on Facebook, take the same amount of time to tell Google you are doing take out or still operating. Don't remove your store hours completely and use the holiday hours option instead. Post useful information about your response to the outbreak directly on your Google My Business listing. Post your specials, menu items, services, and more. Answer those questions asked by your customers on your Google My Business listing. While you're at it, thank your customers for their support by responding to reviews. It will look better when you prove you care. Start seeing the reward of better rankings versus businesses that don't care. If you need some help, contact Convex Studio at 1 (800) 949-1830. We are working from home and are safe and healthy. https://www.convexstudio.ca/
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If you want results when it comes to local search you need to be using Google My Business in your marketing strategy. Being listed is one thing, but contributing to your listing and optimizing is something else. Almost everyone goes to Google as their first resource for directive searching to find business locally. If that search fails to find what they are looking for, they may start looking on a directory. Google My Business optimization, not website optimization, is considered the most valuable local marketing strategy. According to BrightLocal’s annual local search industry survey, the top 5 most valuable services are:1. Google My Business optimization2. On-site optimization3. Reputation management4. Citation management5. Website designMaybe now is a good time to review your local search strategy. Call Convex Studio at 1 (800) 949-1830 for a free consultation.
FAQ Schema Markup for snippets on Google, new changes have just been implemented.
If your website is using FAQ Schema Markup for snippets on Google, new changes have just been implemented. These changes could lead to all your pages, not showing FAQ rich results in the Google search results. This because there are new FAQ markup guidelines that may affect your website. You can no longer markup the same question and answer with FAQ schema if that question and answer are in multiple pages on your site. Google wants you to mark it up on one of those FAQ pages, but not more than one. If you don't follow these new changes, you will violate Google's guidelines. Need help with Schema Mark Up? Call the digital marketing experts at 1 (800) 949-1830 for a free consultation. https://www.convexstudio.ca/schema-markup-services.html
Google is sending notices to sites that have mobile-first indexing issues.
Google is sending notices to sites that have mobile-first indexing issues. It also says “Google expects to apply mobile-first indexing to all websites in the next six to twelve months." If you should get one of these notices it is highly recommended that you take action on. This may impact your indexing and ranking of your web pages in Google. Maybe now is a good time to consider adding AMP to your website. Search engines and customers will enjoy a faster mobile experience. We also can include schema markup services to make it even better. What are you waiting for? Call Convex Studio at 1 (800) 949-1830 for a free consultation or visit our website for more details.