SERPs Up: Your Guide To The Search Engine Results Page

April 23, 2018 by BizTraffic Team

Here's our breakdown of what you should expect to see on a SERP and how you can optimize your business' website and online listings to make sure that you stay on top of the competition!

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Filed Under: SEO, schema, google maps, local seo, Google search, search engine results page, SERP, rich snippets

Size Matters: What Google's Expanded Meta Description Means For You

January 26, 2018 by BizTraffic Team

Unless you're a web designer or an SEO guru, you probably aren't too familiar with the term meta description tag. That changes today!

Google recently rolled out a big change to how they deal with meta description tags: you can now add 320 characters to your meta description instead 160. This means that you can provide more in-depth details of your content and use more relevant keywords. All of this adds up to more clicks and more conversions!

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Filed Under: Website Development, Google, SEO, schema, html, meta description tag, snippet

Return of Pegman: The Power of Map Listings for Local Businesses

November 07, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

Ever noticed the little yellow figure that you can drag-and-drop in Street View on Google Maps? That little guy is named “Pegman,” and he’s about to become your local business’ best friend!

Inbound marketing (including content marketing and social media content) as well as SEO (search engine optimization) are surefire ways to get your local business on the map. One oft-overlooked element of a successful SEO strategy is the optimization of your business’ map listing data.

When consumers are looking for a new business, they use mapping products (e.g. Google Maps, Bing Maps, etc.) 44% of the time! Additionally, on average, 41% of those map search results will result in an on-site visit. (Data from a Google study)

So what can you do to make sure that your business is being found (and is enticing to potential customers that find you via map search)?  Read on to find out....

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Filed Under: local listings, SEO, local search, local business, reputation management, schema, google maps

Google Posts Can Save (or at Least Help) Your CTR

September 19, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

Google is constantly trying to improve user experience (UX). In the past, Google algorithm updates focused on how businesses could improve their content and SEO practices.

Updates like Panda (which focused on improving the content websites provided), Penguin (which focused on link spam), and Pigeon (which improved local search results) all focused on behind the scenes improvements to Google’s algorithm.

Lately, Google has decided to focus on the visible search results that provide relevant content to users as quickly as possible. AMPs, Schema, and now Posts are all designed with this in mind.

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Filed Under: Google, schema, click-through rate, CTR, Google AMP

A Beginner’s Guide to Schema Markup Code (for Local Optimization)

December 07, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

Even if you don’t manage your own search engine optimization efforts, a cursory knowledge of Schema.org markup code (and some best practices for feeding data to search engines) can help you to streamline your local SEO efforts or better communicate with your SEO provider.

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Filed Under: SEO, local search, local business, schema