Google Now Offering Real-Time Search Data for News, Images and Video

Knowing What Internet Users Search For Is Invaluable Information For Businesses.
Google Trends is a tool that provides exactly that. It gives you a snapshot of what has been trending online going back several years, and more importantly it tells you what’s currently trending (which is far more useful). If you’ve never used Google Trends, you are missing out on a powerful and free tool.
When Google Trends was first introduced back in 2008, it actually wasn’t all that great. However, since then, Google has added additional functionality that helps businesses make better decisions and create better content that’s more interesting for readers. It now offers even more of its real-time data to include news, images, video and shopping results. It provides a ton of insight into what the world is paying attention to.
Another very useful tool is Google Correlate, which is a sub-tool of Google Trends that was introduced in 2011. This actually works in the opposite way. It finds search patterns that correspond to real world events. The pattern generates the keywords rather than the keywords generating the pattern. This is particularly useful for doing buyer behaviour analysis and creating blog topics more effectively.
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Get Direct Bookings Online Using Your Google My Business Pages

Google My Business (GMB) Just Got An Upgrade, And Is Now Offering Direct Online Bookings.

Google will be implementing their new online booking button to appear on Google business listings. This is a huge advantage to both businesses and consumers. For consumers, it improves their user experience by making it easier to book an appointment in less than a minute. For business owners, it will attract more customers and help drive more sales.

Learning how to set up your direct booking button is fairly straightforward. It’s possible that a booking button has already been placed on your GMB listing if you already have an account with a supported booking provider. In any case, check your listing first to ensure you don’t already have a booking button appearing on your listing.

If You Don’t Find A Booking Button On Your GMB Listing, Then You Will Have To Create An Account From One Of The Following Supported Service Providers:

Full Slate
Supersalon software

Once you’ve signed up with one of the supported service providers above, your booking button will appear within a couple of days on your GMB listing.

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Toronto Google Ranking Experts Launch New Website Specializing in Video Marketing

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of the most successful businesses in the GTA achieve and maintain their online
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video marketing services expert, Roberto Pacinelli says: “Businesses competing
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What is AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), and Do You Need It?

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a content delivery network that is provided by Google. The purpose of AMP is to deliver websites to mobile users at a much faster rate by using a lighter version of HTML and delivering content via the Google-hosted cached version, instead of from your server.   

Since it’s release, webmasters and website owners have noticed that websites that were optimized for mobile use (with AMP) were rewarded with higher mobile search engine rankings, whereas websites that were not optimized for mobile use, experienced a drop in their rankings.  Coincidence… not likely?  With the rise of mobility use and Google’s focus on improving user experience, it will likely become a key ranking factor in Google’s books.

Here are some interesting facts to consider:

– Slower-loading webpages are associated with higher bounce rates, and approximately 40% of visitors are likely to abandon your site if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load.  
– On average, AMP pages load 30 times faster than non-AMP websites.   
– Mobile webpages using Google AMP for business see approximately 200% increase in click-through rates
– US mobile search accounts for MORE than half of total search volume in 2016.

At this point, it’s uncertain if AMP is an actual ranking factor or not.  Most would agree that it is.  The AMP project has more than 860,000 domains that publish over 35 million AMPs per week according to stats shared by Google.  Google also noted the expansion of AMP to more than a billion additional users in China and Japan.

Now that mobile usage has surpassed desktop usage, we should be adopting the “mobile-first” mentality.    If you happen to have a WordPress website,  AMP can be installed in minutes by installing a couple of plugins.  If you need help in implementing AMP on  your website, contact The Best Media – The Digital Marketing experts.

How “Negative Keywords” Will Save You Money with Google AdWords

The most important aspect of using Google AdWords is choosing the right keywords for your campaigns.  But have you selected any negative keywords?

Negative keywords lets you exclude search terms from your campaigns and help you focus on only the keywords that matter to your customers. This increased targeting will put your ad in front of the right users and increase your return on investment.

For example, take a car dealership located in Toronto.  To run an AdWords campaign targeting the keywords “car dealership in Toronto” without any negative keywords would yield a ton of irrelevant users clicking your ad, and racking up your AdWords costs.   If the dealership only sold new cars, then “used” would be one of the negative keywords they would use.  If they only sold Mercedes, then all other makes (Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, etc..) would be added to the negative keyword list.  This would result in targeted traffic, with only users that were interested in purchasing a new Mercedes from a car dealership in Toronto, clicking your ad.

The negative keyword “FREE” would apply to almost every AdWords campaign. Most people will not spend money on a campaign to give out something for free.  Although there are exceptions.  For example, a free membership trial period for a gym.

The following is a list of negative keywords that would work with most AdWords campaigns.


Surprisingly, almost half of advertisers don’t add a single negative keyword to their accounts.  If you are one of them, stop throwing your money away.  Make use of negative keywords! Reduce your costs, and increase your return on investment.

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How Google Qualifies an “Authority Website”

Although Google keeps their ranking algorithm fairly hush hush, there are several facts that we do know when it comes to their ranking system.

Google’s ranking system involves over 200 signals.  None of these signals today have a single “authority” factor as it once did back in the days of Google PageRank.  Instead they all work together with one another that determines how authoritative your website is.

The one factor that most people don’t realize is that authority is not something that is calculated on a per-domain basis.  Rather, it’s calculated on a per-page basis.  The reason for it is quite simple a logical.  If it was calculated on a per-domain basis, that means if you were to take an authoritative site, by default, adding additional pages to that domain would also make these pages authoritative – whether it deserves it or not.  To avoid this inaccuracy, authority is calculated on a per-page basis.

It’s also noteworthy to mention that links are not created equally.  PR mentions and links from high-authority websites will share and pass on that authority.  The value of a link varies depending on the authority of the site that is providing the link back.  Websites that have 2 high quality links from authoritative sites will acquire a higher authority than a website with 20 links from non-authoritative sites.

Websites with high authority will have little to no instances of malware and are fairly fast at loading their pages.  On the same note, slow loading web pages or sites that are constantly being hacked with malware will never see the day on becoming an authority website.

Social sharing and audience engagement are also huge factors that contribute to authority websites.  Google gives a higher authority value to websites that show signs of regular social sharing.   When a website has a large number of social followers it shows that the audience is highly engaged with that website and interested in the publication, seeing it as valuable and quality content.

Interested in finding out where your site stands in regards to being an authoritative website?  Mozbar is a browser toolbar offered by Chrome – similar to what the Google PageRank Toolbar use to be.  When visiting a website, the MozBar will display its domain authority score.  It indicates a website’s estimated popularity based on multiple factors – but may not be 100% accurate as they are just estimates.

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Googles “Fred” Update is Taking out The Trash

Google has confirmed the “Fred” update, but hasn’t exactly elaborated on the details.

From the looks of it, it seems as though low value content sites were hit hard by this update.  Examples of “low value” sites would include:

– websites that contain heavy advertisements (particularly banner ads)
– contains little or poor quality content
– lacks any real value to the user 
– contains irrelevant links

Some SEO experts have referred to this update as a “spam algorithm” update.  Short articles (300 words or less) stuffed with main keywords (that at times are hard to make any real sense out of them), were also effected by the Fred update.  Blog sites that cover every possible topic on this green Earth that has already been written by others in the industry would have been penalized also.  Many blog sites are created for the sole purpose of ranking and provides very little value to the reader.

The good news is that the legit websites that DO offer unique quality content to their readers, will likely see a boost in ranking, as the spammy sites wither away from Google’s search results.

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