You can now add description of your business directly within the Google My Business. It’s not a new feature though. Google removed this feature back in 2016 when they dropped the Google+ support. And now made it available again. This feature offers a hassle free way to keep the information about your business updated and ultimately help the searchers.
Here’s how you can add business description:
The character limit is 750, out of which only 250 characters will be visible in the knowledge panel. So make it crisp and engaging. You can use the copy from your best-performing AdWords ad as inspiration.
A recent study shows that more review stars translate into higher paid search conversation rates. Businesses with an average of 3.31 stars managed to get 10.42 percent conversion rate, whereas, businesses that had 4.5+ stars achieved a remarkable 12.83 percent conversion rate.
The study also revealed that the response rate also affected the paid search performance. Business with highest response rate saw an average conversion rate of 13.86 percent. While the those with the lowest response rate had to settle down for 10.42.
Engaging with customers & responding to their reviews is directly related to improved conversion rate as it builds trust among other users.
So reviews not only help you improve the local search rankings, but also paid search ranking, and conversion rates as well. So if you are not focusing n reviews, now is the time to do so.
To help you get more reviews for your business, we highly recommend our review widget. It’s a small piece of code which is placed on your website and helps you get positive reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook. In addition, it helps to filter out negative reviews too thus ensuring positive experience to website users. Need more details? Please connect with us.
Google has started rolling out the mobile first index. Google has already moved a limited number of sites to mobile first indexing, but this time it’s on a much larger scale. Apart from sending messages on the search console, they are sending emails to the site owners informing them about the shift.
Here’s how the Email looks:
Mobile-first indexing enabled for “your domain name”
To owner of “your domain name”
This means that you may see more traffic in your logs from Googlebot Smartphone. You may also see that snippets in Google Search results are now generated from the mobile version of your content.
Background: Mobile-first indexing means that Googlebot will now use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking, to better help our (primarily mobile) users find what they’re looking for. Google’s crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have historically used the desktop version of your site’s content, which can cause issues for mobile searchers when the desktop version differs from the mobile version. Our analysis indicates that the mobile and desktop versions of your site are comparable.
The real take away with this is that you’ll be able to quickly know if your site has been moved or not. No more checking logs or guess work.
Google has announced new features to the Google My Business API, a brand new GMB agency dashboard & also launched a partner program.
Google My Business API Version 4.1 Features
The new agency dashboard is designed for those who manage multiple businesses and gives these folks:
Trusted partners will be eligible for early access to new Google My Business features, a partner manager, and the potential to be featured on the Google My Business website. You can sign up for notification of this program here.
Pinterest has redesigned profile pages for user and brands, with a cover image from a collage of users latest pins. Its a good opportunity for brands to can take advantage of this update and display their best products campaigns, and most pinned items right up front on your profile page.
Once the new profile design is up, your most recent pins will automatically be featured in the cover image. Here are steps on how to get your best pins at the top of your profile.
Pinterest offers three different options for choosing specific pins that you want to feature in your cover image.
If you choose the option to have a certain board or latest pins featured, Pinterest also creates a tab in the upper right corner to send users directly to that area.
Lately, Pinterest has been striving hard to spruce up its platform and make it more brand-friendly and at the same time helping consumer finding what they are looking for. The new profile design is just another effort of providing a fresher experience on the platform.
Pinterest is a fun and innovative way to connect with a broad demographic of customers. Many websites have Pinterest links that make connecting and sharing easier than ever. Here are a few things to consider when planning out your Pinterest marketing campaign.
Customers like to feel connected to a company. Pinterest allows a business to make customers feel that they are in the “inner circle”. A feeling of exclusivity means your customers are more likely to be loyal to your firm.
Pinterest makes it easy to display artwork, crafts, furniture, and other items related to your business. This can all be done on one easy to browse board.
With millions of users, Pinterest is a great way to get feedback from your target demographic. Any photo you share allows your fellow “pinners” to comment or repin the post to their own boards thus expanding your marketing reach.
One of the most important things to remember when it comes to social media marketing of any sort is that fresh content is essential to keeping the interest of your intended audience. Pinterest is easy to use and fast. While building your board can take some time, pinning an item or two a day can be done with a few clicks. This makes it very inexpensive to hire a marketing agency to make sure that you have a hot Pinterest page.
Pinterest captures the eye. It is very good bait that can lead a customer to exploring your business further. Pinterest is one of the top 3 social media networks. Once a customer sees your stunning visuals on Pinterest they might be a lot more likely to click on the link to your website or visit your store.
Pintrest is an important tool when it comes to staying abreast of what is going on in a respective industry. Like LinkedIn, it is likely that any competitors a business might have will also have a Pinterest page. This is an invaluable way to make sure that you are not falling behind the latest trends. Contact eBizuniverse today about getting your Pinterest page up to date and gaining you more customers than you thought possible.
Businesses are jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon left and right but before you get caught up in the laid-back style of the site, take a moment to optimize your account for search engines to find! With a few simple tips you can increase your following, your exposure and your referral traffic in no time.
Your user name can only be 15 characters long and can’t already be in use by another account. If your business name is too long make sure to shorten it to something that is still highly recognizable as your brand. For example, The New York Times was able to snag “NYTIMES” and still remains true to their business name.
Here again, space is limited so you will have to strike a delicate balance between conversational description and keyword usage. Being concise will pay off here and luckily there is a separate line for your URL so that it doesn’t account against your character limit.
Not long ago, Pinterest and other social media accounts switched to “nofollow” links so posting your link all over doesn’t necessarily give you any Google-juice but it does link your content back to your brand and make it easier for customers to find you.
Here is the creative space you’ve been waiting for! Finally, 500 characters of prime Real Estate to make a case for your company. Include good short and long-tailed keywords and make sure to include that URL. A study done by a Hubspot researcher showed that pins with 200+ characters in their description were more likely to get re-pinned.
Hashtags are pretty much taking over every social media platform and Pinterest is no exception. Here you can leverage your key words to make your content on Pinterest more searchable.