If you’re an SEO analyst like me or you’re just savvy to the digital marketing world, you’re no stranger to the fact that Google has been quickly making huge changes to its search engine results page (SERP).
Webmasters, SEOs, developers, and digital marketers alike rely on marketing metrics to gauge anything from content efforts to e-commerce revenue. For those that are new to Google Analytics, the sheer amount of data can be daunting. Fear no more!
Well, well, well. It’s the same old story. An update to the Google search engine results page (SERP) is inevitably accompanied by an industry-wide freak-out. On February 18th, Google eliminated all right-column ads and made four ads at the top of the SERP standard.
To truly understand how visitors are using your website you need to be taking advantage of Google Analytics’ events tracking feature. In my opinion, an event is most complicated Analytics goal to set up, which causes many users to shy away from them. Never fear!
Although Google’s algorithms are far more complicated today, links still matter. They might not matter quite as much as they did ten years ago, but they’re still an essential component of any SEO strategy.
If you’re a webmaster or SEO guru, you’re probably awaiting the highly anticipated Google Penguin 4.0 update. After all, it’s the most exciting penguin news since the heartwarming (and definite tear-jerker) 2005 documentary March of the Penguins.