On today’s episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show:
Three SEO Trends to Expect in 2018
If you have a business website, then you need to stay on top of the latest search engine optimization (SEO) trends. Google is always tweaking its ranking algorithms, and companies that do not keep pace risk losing search positions, visibility and business.
With this in mind, here are three search engine optimization trends to expect in 2018.
Five Associations for Small Business Owners in Atlanta
Becoming an entrepreneur can be a fulfilling experience, but it also brings a unique set of challenges that only other small business owners would understand. Networking with other entrepreneurs can create opportunities for collaboration, the establishment of a support system, or the sharing of helpful resources. READ NOW
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Okay, So Having A Business Website, You Know How Important It Is To Stay On Top Of The Latest Search Engine Optimization Trends. Since Google Is Always Tweaking Its Ranking Algorithms, Companies That Do Not Keep Pace Risk Losing Search Positions, Visibility And Business.
So, With This In Mind, Here Are Search Engine Optimization Trends To Expect In 2018, Starting With Voice Search. Voice Search Has Become More Popular Due To Personal Digital Assistants Like Smartphones And Amazon’s Alexa. In Fact, According To Search Engine Land, 20% Of Google Searches Are Voice Searches.
The Second Trend To Expect: Accelerated Mobile Pages. Google Introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages In 2015. Having A Bulky, Slow-loading Website Can Be Frustrating. These Super-fast Loading Pages Were Designed To Improve The Mobile User Experience. Google Even Rewards These Lightning Quick Sites With Better Search Rankings, Which Leads To More Business.
And The Third Trend To Expect: Responsive Design. The Internet Now Has More Users Surfing With A Smartphone Or A Tablet Than A Desktop. Websites Designed For Desktop Viewing Don’t Render Well On Mobile Devices And Create A Frustrating User Experience Because The Text Is Too Small To Read And Links Are Too Close Together. A Responsive Site Fits All Screen Sizes And On Top Of That, It’s An Important Seo Tool Because Google Rewards Mobile Friendly Sites.
In The Meantime, Being An Entrepreneur Can Certainly Be A Fulfilling Experience, But It Can Also Have Its Shares Of Unique Problems *only Other Small Business Entrepreneurs Could Understand. That’s Why Networking With Other Entrepreneurs Is Imperative For Several Reasons, Including Creating Opportunities For Collaboration.
To Help You Connect With Other Small Business Owners And Find An Established Support System Here In Atlanta, We’ve Compiled A List Of Five Associations, Starting With The Metro Atlanta Business Association. This Group Seeks To Serve All 20 Counties In The Metro Atlanta Area.
Number Two: Atlanta Business Alliance. This Group Has Been Around For Two Decades And Have A Variety Of Ways Entrepreneurs Can Become Involved. The Group Meets Every Tuesday At The Georgian Club. Number Three: U.s. Small Business Administration (Georgia District Office). The Office Primarily Serves As A Resource Center For Entrepreneurs.
Number Four: Atlanta Business League. The Abl Seeks To Help Spur Business Development And Economic Empowerment In Minority Communities. And Number Five: National Association Of Women Business Owners, Atlanta Chapter. The Nawbo Seeks To Support And Empower Women Entrepreneurs.
2018 Is A New Year. So If Your Business Needs A Fresh Start, Improvement, A Revamp, Or It’s Just Starting…we Recently Sat Down With Mike Gomez, President Of Alegro Consulting, Who Gives You Three Steps For Success.
It’s Time For Our Tip Of The Day And It Comes From Sales Trainer, Author And Speaker Paul Cummings . Check It Out.