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New Study: Five years after EU antitrust fine, over half of UK Google Shopping ads still come from Google

Five years after the EU commission fined Google 2.4 billion euros ($2.65 billion) and ordered it to open up its Google Shopping service in Europe to external competition, a new study suggests around 53% of ads on the platform in the UK, still originate from Google itself - up from around 49% in 2019. The research from Searchmetrics indicates that after Brexit, Google is no longer trying to increase competition on its shopping platform in the UK.

New Study: ‘Bricks beat Clicks’ on Google as Walmart, Nordstrom and BestBuy make Big Search Visibility Gains in Pandemic Year 2

San Mateo / Berlin, February 2, 2022 – Traditional big box retailers and department store brands with brick-and-mortar locations dominate the list of top ten eCommerce websites with the biggest gains in google.com search performance[1] in 2021 new research finds. While apple.com enjoyed the biggest absolute boost in search visibility during 2021, established retail brands walmart.com, nordstrom.com, bestbuy.com and target.com are in the top five in the analysis by Searchmetrics.

New Study: Majority of Websites Currently Fail to Meet User Experience Requirements in Google’s Forthcoming Core Web Vitals Update

San Mateo April 20, 2021 – New research suggests most websites that rank in Google’s top 20 search results do not currently pass the minimum requirements for a good page experience set out in the search engine’s new Core Web Vitals update which officially rolls out from mid-June [1]. 96% of sites tested in US desktop searches and more than 90% of those in mobile searches fail to meet Google’s three Core Web Vitals thresholds for good website performance and usability and risk their rankings being negatively impacted from June. Currently only the top 2 or 3 ranking websites in search results achieve the required “good” score in most of the Core Web Vitals metrics according to the analysis by Searchmetrics.

Reevaluate the way you do SEO. What changes does 2020 has brought to it?

Online competition continues to increase amid the rampant growth of new websites and pages. According to Tourquemag.io, WordPress alone gets more than 2 million posts published every day. Or 24 posts every second!

This means that it is more difficult than ever for you to get your blog to the top of the search engine result page (SERP).

Your website must meet certain criterion set by search engines to be successful. And SEO is easily the most important part of it.

The Importance of Optimizing your Landing Pages for Mobile

A landing page appears when a user clicks on organic or paid search results. These pages usually have a specific purpose. As such, they should include a strong call-to-action, user-centric design, and simplified navigation. However, in today’s hyperconnected era, just designing a landing page is not enough. With the rise of mobile searchers, you will need to optimize it for smaller screens, as well.

In this article, you will learn why optimizing landing pages for mobile is important and how to do it right.

Best Buy Wins Biggest Share of Google’s Page One Searches for Consumer Electronics - Amazon comes second

San Mateo, February 11, 2020 – Bestbuy.com is the most visible[1] website in Google’s (Google.com) page one results when people search for consumer electronics topics such as computers, laptops, video and mobile phones according to a new Searchmetrics study. Second and third are Amazon.com and Walmart.com. For searches related to mobile phones, t-mobile.com is the most visible on page one, followed by bestbuy.com.

However, nearly half (48.9%) of searches on these topics are from consumers wanting information and background rather than an intention to make an immediate purchase. And many retailers’ websites may not be providing information that satisfies informational queries such as this.

Search outperforms social based on Episerver analysis of 4 billion sessions

NRF Big Show, New York, Jan. 13, 2020 – Social media conversions are trending upward – despite being outperformed by organic and paid search – according to data from Episerver™, the customer-centric digital experience company. Search still performs better than social, based on new Episerver analysis of 4 billion sessions. Retail brands have a big opportunity to turn passive swipers into active shoppers as mobile device penetration is at an all-time high.

Leveraging Googlebots Detection of JavaScript Redirects for Ranking

In the last I/O developer conference held in May 2019, there was an official announcement from Google that Googlebot web crawler is up-to-date with the latest Chromium version. This featured update also made Googlebot capable of crawling the modern websites to access those features too modern browsers demands like the use of JavaScript.