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Google’s New Tool Reveals How Many Customers Your Slow Site is Losing

Google’s New Tool Reveals How Many Customers Your Slow Site is Losing
Google just updated their ‘test my site’ feature with a tool that allows you to see how many visitors you’ve lost because of slow page load time.

It’s a quick, 2 minute scan that shows you how long it takes both mobile and desktop traffic to load pages on your site.

So while industry statistics imply that most sites lose half of their visitors while waiting for a page to load, this program breaks down your site individually and gives you an estimate of traffic loss.

With a simple scan of your website you get data on:

Your site’s mobile speed: 50% of people expect a site to load in less than two…

Google AMP: Do you need it for SEO?

Google AMP promises that your site will run 4x faster, in just 6 simple steps. For web designers and digital marketers, this might sound like a no brainer - right? Well not quite...

What is Google AMP anyway?

According to the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project, “The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere.”

In layman's terms - this means that when you search for a keyword, Google will show you a carousel that highlights stories published on AMP-enabled sites before other results

In a SERP…

SEO for Art Galleries – Xynergy can help you make a digital masterpiece

Art Gallery SEO 

Unfortunately, beautiful art does not always translate to beautiful performance online.  After performing several digital marketing projects for Santa Fe art galleries here in New Mexico, we know that fact all too well.  Art galleries represent some of the most intriguing, yet poorly performing websites on the internet.  So when it comes to making these sites climb the search engines ranks, what does it really take?  Xynergy is here to help. 

Small Pay per Click Campaigns

If you don’t have thousands to poor into keyword research, there is an inexpensive shortcut you can take to gather information on your own.  Running a small PPC campaign is a great way to…

Local SEO: Advice for Ranking on Local Searches

Local SEO Best Practices 

If you are a small business owner, chances are, you have searched for your company online (It’s okay to admit, we won’t call you narcissistic).  After all, it is important to know how your company is being displayed to viewers across the web.  In the not so distant past, a search like this would be very discouraging.  Search engine results would be littered with national companies and business listing sites that would push smaller companies towards the bottom, or even completely off the first page.  This made it very difficult for small local businesses to compete for clicks and impressions.  Nowadays, Google…

Freelancer or Marketing Agency? 5 Things to Consider.

For businesses looking to expand their digital marketing services, it's important to consider who to work with to boost profitability and engagement online. Both freelancers and agencies have their advantages and disadvantages - but when running a business there are 5 important things to consider before signing with any digital marketing professional: 

5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Digital Marketing Freelancer or Agency:  Price. This is usually the bottom line. Typically, freelancers charge lower rates than agencies but at what cost? There are many other factors to consider before awarding someone the project.  Quality. Here, the idea that "you get what you pay for" rings true. When…

Economic Development Tools for the Budget Conscious

Cities, states, and counties who want to actively recruit and welcome new businesses now have a new tool to help with what can seem like an overwhelming task.

GIS Planning is an economic development company who spent years aggregating data sets from government and proprietary sources to support their patented site selection portal called ZoomProspector.    This tool allows a webmaster with no technical experience to integrate search and browse tools for prospective businesses to not only determine if your locale is a good match, but to find the exact property that will meet their needs.

Recently City of Huntington Beach implemented the full suite of…

Why You Should Be Converting From HTTP to HTTPS

If you have ever typed in a URL, you may have noticed those letters that spontaneously appear in front of the www that you pounded out on cruise control. Did you ever ask yourself what they mean?  Well, those acronyms can have a major impact on the safety and performance of your website and, based on recent studies, can drastically impact your business. 

HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and it simply allows for communication between two systems, such as a browser and a server.  HTTP does not consider the kind of data being shared nor who is viewing the data; it simply…

5 Ways to Grow Your Email List by 25% -  Fast

Grow Your Email List by 25% - fast - with these 5 Strategies 

Email marketing is one of the best ways to drive sales - it outperforms practically any other online channel. Did you know that 58% of adults check their email first thing in the morning and that email is almost 40 times better at acquiring new customers than Facebook and Twitter? It’s true. But the biggest challenge most businesses face with email marketing is that they don’t have an email list (or database) big enough to really see the awesome benefits of email.

Fortunately, there's quite a bit that you can do to get new email…

Hiring a Professional Translator: Why Should I Bother?

Forgoing a professional translator comes at a high cost.

In this day and age of electronic capabilities, free online translation programs are readily available, and it may be tempting to forgo the expense of hiring a professional translator in favor of using these easy options. But before you opt to go it alone without professional help, you’ll want to consider how the limitations of electronic translation might affect your business.

 

• Linguistic confusion

Electronic programs often render literal translations, which means that colloquial expressions or regional usage can become very confusing. Consider the French phrase “"Se taper le cul par terre," which means to laugh uproariously.…

Google Rank Brain: What it Means for SEO

Google is using a machine learning technology called RankBrain to help deliver its search results. Here’s what you need to know about it.

What is Google Rank Brain?

RankBrain is a machine-learning artificial intelligence system that helps Google process a portion of its search results, in particular rare, unique or one-of-a-kind queries. Google started using it in early 2015 and it is now used globally.

What is machine-learning?

Machine learning is where a computer teaches itself how to do something, rather than being taught by humans or by following detailed coding and programming.

Is RankBrain the new way Google ranks search results?

No. RankBrain is only a part…

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