Google Updates

Google Updates

Do you pass Google’s Core Web Vitals Assessment?

May 19, 2021 | |

Google has positioned itself as the industry leader and standards setter for websites found in search. Their goal is to provide users with the most relevant and best possible results in their search application. Google releases updates to their algorithm pretty much daily. Every now and again Google launches a large update that significantly impacts…

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Mobile Page Speed Test For Ecommerce Sites

March 6, 2018 | |

See How Your Page Speed Stacks Up To Your Competitors  On the heels of an early 2018 announcement that page speed would become a ranking factor on mobile, Google has rolled out a new tool dedicated to helping ecommerce merchants measure and quantify their mobile page speed. Not only does the new tool measure your…

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Google Shopping For BigCommerce App Ends March 20

February 27, 2018 | |

How To Keep Listing Your Products On Google Shopping Do you list products on Google Shopping through BigCommerce legacy imports or the Merchant Center Shopping app? If the answer is yes, starting March 20, you’ll have to find a different way of listing your products. Google has announced it is retiring this app, along with…

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2018 Digital Marketing News For BigCommerce

February 13, 2018 | |

Industry-Wide Shakeups Affecting BigCommerce Merchants Is your BigCommerce site up with the latest web and industry standards? From Google Shopping retiring its BigCommerce integrations to new encryption standards across the web, a lot has changed over the past few months. Here’s a rundown of the most essential updates and shake-ups that all ecommerce merchants need…

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The Google Algorithm Changes You Need to Know To Start 2018 Right

January 22, 2018 | |

How To Keep Your Website Ranking High Google’s algorithm changes constantly – about 500 times a year. Most of these changes are minor but some can have serious effects on your rankings. And, from the outside, some of these updates can seem capricious, with the best practices of yesterday being the penalty of today, so…

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Google’s Search Algorithm and Mobile Usability

January 9, 2017 | |

An announcement made by Google last August discussed mobile usability and its importance as a ranking signal. In that post, Google’s team explains that readability is a top concern, so that sites that don’t require a mobile user to zoom will be in better standing that those without a mobile-friendly display. Beyond just the size…

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BigCommerce & Google Analytics – Paypal Referral Traffic Error

August 25, 2016 | |

If you are using Paypal as an option for a payment processor on your BigCommerce account, as well as monitoring your site in Google Analytics, then you may have noticed the drastic spike in conversions from Paypal.com/referral traffic. Nearly every one of our client’s BigCommerce accounts has experienced an influx of Paypal.com/referral conversions. But there…

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Google PANDA 4.0 – Content is still King

May 22, 2014 | |

Google rolled out PANDA 4.0 early this week. The latest algorithm is designed to prevent sites with low quality content from ranking high in search results. PANDA 4.0 is the latest in the series of Google Algorithm updates aimed at improving search results from search queries. PANDA 4.0 is expected to affect approximately 7.5% of…

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Local Business SEO and WordPress

July 19, 2013 | |

As we mentioned recently, we now have a responsive WordPress Template that’s SEO optimized for local businesses! We now have two of our customers using the template with very good results! R&D HVAC R&D HVAC is a newer customer of ours who had a site that was previously just a hardcoded (plain .html pages) website…

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Christmas In July

July 27, 2012 | |

Whereas most of our customers will be clamoring for more exposure during the festive months of 2012, those who start now will reap major rewards. Sites that sell more in the spring/summer have been reeling due to Penguin and Panda, and you don’t want December to arrive without being prepared. So here are a few…

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