The majority of the businesses across the world are shut down due to the recent Covid-19 epidemic. As a result, the Google Business Page listings of the business organizations across the globe have been marked as “Temporarily Closed” by Google itself. This means that all these business establishments are no more working until the lockdown is lifted and the customers will also understand that they are not functioning at the moment. Here we will learn how to re-open the temporarily closed Google My Business Page of a business organization after the lockdown due to the attack of Corona Virus is lifted.[Read more…]
Now we will just go through a small video tutorial that shows us how to view the city-wise report for the traffic sources in Google Analytics. The report is simple to be accessed and provides some useful insights for everyone who is keen on the digital marketing activities of their websites. The city-wise report for the traffic sources gives you the details about the cities from which your website got visitors during a particular time frame.[Read more…]
In our previous video tutorial, we have seen how to view the most visited website pages using Google Analytics. Here we will learn to view a similar but slightly different metrics of the website using Google Analytics. We will learn how to view the top landing pages of your website using Google Analytics tool and this is very much important for analyzing various digital marketing campaigns and activities that you are carrying out for your website. This is an integral report for digital marketers and he can check whether his digital marketing campaigns are going in the right direction.[Read more…]
When it comes to analyzing and monitoring the traffic of your website, there is no better tool than Google Analytics. This tool is free of cost and is capable of providing some useful insights and statistics regarding the traffic and the performance of your website. This is the major reason why most of the website owners and digital marketers prefer to use Google Analytics for their website. In today’s video tutorial on Google Analytics, we will learn to view the top-visited website pages using Google Analytics.[Read more…]
For those who are new to Google Analytics, here we will learn how to visit the organic traffic of your website using this amazing analytics tool by Google. This is a video tutorial and you will easily be able to understand the way to track the organic traffic details of your website.[Read more…]
Google Analytics is one of the most powerful tool that helps us to analyse and measure the quantity and quality of traffic coming to our website. Majority of the websites use Google Analytics tools to track the visitors or traffic that comes to the website.
The data from Google Analytics can be used for various marketing activities and one of the most important and yet basic data that you will be happy to see from this tool is the live traffic status.
The live traffic report of Google Analytics helps you understand the visitors who are currently on your website and navigating through different pages. You will be able to see various metrics regarding which all pages they are visiting, from which geo-location the traffic is coming, the traffic sources, etc.
The live traffic report is an integral part for our digital marketing activities. The main report sections of Google Analytics usually shows a slight delay in getting it updated, and this is where the live traffic report helps us. With the live traffic report of Google analytics, we will be able to get the report instantly and helps us to find out the results of our digital marketing activities quickly.
Here, let us go through a small video tutorial on how to view the live traffic details of a website, using your Google Analytics account. It is very simple and is directly available on the reports dashboard. So let us watch this video to learn more about it and hope that it is useful to all those who are new into digital marketing and also in using Google analytics tool.
If you are a beginner user of Google Analytics, then you will indeed find this report interesting. Even majority of the experienced digital marketers also find this report very much interesting and regularly keeps an eye on it.
As per the latest news, Google Ads is now busy rolling out its new options for portfolio bid strategies. With its latest update, Google Ads is making the bid strategies compatible with more types of smart bidding. As we all know, the porfolio bid strategy by Google Ads helps the advertisers in optimizing the overall performance across multiple campaigns. The portfolio bid strategy is indeed an automated, goal driven bid strategy, which groups various campaigns, ad groups and keywords together.
As of now, the portfolio bid strategies is available for options such as Target CPA, Target ROAS, Maximize clicks, and Target impression share. With the latest expansion, Google Ads is going to make it easier for using the Smart Bidding for the search campiangs. The porfolio bids are also available to use along with the Maximize conversions and Maximize conversion value.
Now the advertisers using Google Ads can pair these new portfolios along with shared budgets and this can help in assisting for increasing conversions or conversion value.
Google is now recommending the users to incldue campaigns in the same portfolio if they share a common budget and use Maximize clicks, Maximize conversions, or Maximize conversion value.
In one of the most recent updates, Google has announced that they will be making some kind of changes in the video and photo content policy for its Google My Business listings. From now onwards, the photos and videos that are uploaded on to Google My Business listing will go through some kind of review process, before being published online.
Earlier, there were not any kind of reviews in place for uploading photos and videos on Google My Business page. But now you can start witnessing some kind of delay for the photos and videos to be made live on GMB profiles after they are uploaded.
As of now, there has not been any word from Google on whether the photos and videos will be review automatically by AI or go through a team of human content reviewers. If we think deeply, we can understand that a human review process for the photos and videos on GMG will make a longer delay for the content to be published live on GMB. But human reviewers are capable of catching up things that are not possible with machines or AI.
Reviews are Applicable to User Generated Content Only
As per some reliable sources, it is clear that the current change in the policy by Google is applicable to those content which are submitted by other users. In an official Tweet by the Google My Business team, it had pointed to a link that is applicable to the user contributed content policy of the Maps.
We've made changes to our photo and video content policy. All photos and videos are now reviewed before publication. If you're having issues adding photos, check out our photo criteria: https://t.co/XR21n7uM9Z— Google My Business (@GoogleMyBiz) March 5, 2020
As per the updated user contributed content policy of Google My Business Page, it states that the content that are uploaded directly by the owner of the business does not have to be reviewed before publishing. Apart from the new review process, there are not other major changes to the policies of the user generated content for Google My Business Page.
Anyhow, the recent updates will makes things a little slower when it comes to uploading of content, but will make sure that the most relevant and genuine photos and videos are uploaded to each Google Business listings.
Google is all set to transfer all the websites to mobile-first indexing, and they have confirmed that 70% of sites have already made the transtion. The remain 30% of the websites will be moved ot the mobile first indexing by September 2020 and Google officials have stated that by September all the websites will be officially switched over to the mobile first indexing.
The time between now and September 2020 will be very much crucial as Google will be continuing its process of moving the websites to mobile-first indexing by the time they get ready. It your website is showing an increase in Googlebot’s crawling, then it is a clear indication that your website has been moved to the mobile first indexing and this will be mainly from the mobile smartphone user-agent.
You can also check the status of your website’s mobile first indexing in your Search Console Tool’s settings page and also in the URL inspection tool. The guidance from Google, that is related to optimizing a website for mobile-first indexing is the same for now also.
When you optimize your website for mobile-first indexing, you need to check some factors such as:
1) The On-page content of the website is the same on mobile and desktop versions
2) The Meta data of the website is the same on both mobile and desktop versions
3) The website’s structured data is the same on both mobile and desktop versions
The URL testing tool by Google will help the website owners to easily check both the versions of a website, which are desktop and mobile version. You can make sure that both the search engine and real visitors can see similar content on the desktop and mobile versions.
Google has clearly recommended website owners to now use separate mobile URLs (which are also known as “m-dot”), as such URLs will create various issues and confusions for the search engines as well as users. The major thing that you need to take care is to make sure that your website has a responsive design.
Google’s URL testing tool allows site owners to easily check both the desktop and mobile versions of a page. So you can ensure Google (and visitors) can see identical content on desktop and mobile.
Google specifically recommends not using separate mobile URLs (also known as “m-dot”) because they can cause “issues and confusion” for search engines and users. The gold standard for mobile-first indexing is responsive web design.