New year, new internet? Well, the internet's changes may not be quite that dramatic. However, as we always say at the beginning of a new year, it's smart to look ahead and see what you need to watch out for. The surest way to succeed is to prepare, after all. From far-reaching Google updates to online behavioral trends, 2018 will see some major shifts that business owners will want to be aware of. While Prospect Genius doesn't have a crystal ball and can't make any guarantees, we're pretty … [Read more...] about Top 3 Online Marketing Changes You Need to Know in 2018
At the end of the year, we find it useful to take stock of all the industry developments we've observed over the past 12 months and try to predict what trends the new year will bring. Understanding the industry's online marketing predictions for 2017 is the best way to make sure you start the new year on the right foot. So let's get right into it. Here are the most significant online marketing predictions for 2017 you need to know about. 1. Putting a Premium on User Experience Industry experts … [Read more...] about Looking Ahead: Our Online Marketing Predictions for 2017
By now, you fully understand that having a mobile website is essential to your local search success. However, do you know what your mobile site should look like or what kinds of features it should have? In more general terms, do you know what mobile users want from your site? As reported by Adam Stetzer of Search Engine Watch, the experts at HubShout recently did a study in which they polled 450 mobile users about their mobile-browsing habits. Their intent was to find out exactly what consumers … [Read more...] about Does Your Mobile Site Give Users What They Want?
Does it feel like we're always trumpeting some game-changing update to the online advertising world? You're not wrong. But that's because the online advertising world is always changing. As consumer behavior evolves, so must advertising. In the last couple of years, the most dramatic change in consumer behavior has been the rapidly growing usage of mobile devices. Advertisers and search engines alike have had to make sweeping updates in order to account for the fact that, on the whole, more … [Read more...] about Two Need-to-Know Changes That Will Impact Your Advertising Campaign for the Rest of 2015
We've recently heard from a substantial number of clients who were concerned about whether their LeadTrax™ sites were optimized for mobile. Before we delve into an explanation, let us just say this: Yes, your site is optimized for mobile devices. You have nothing to worry about. All of this concern came from the announcement of Google's latest update, which took place earlier this week. The update is intended to favor mobile-optimized webpages in mobile search results. It only applies to … [Read more...] about Don't Worry: Your PG Site Is Already Optimized for Mobile
Here a Smartphone, There a Smartphone… Do you ever feel like everyone has a smartphone these days? And that people are constantly staring down at their screens playing games, using the Internet, and checking their e-mail? Well, it’s not quite constant, but the truth is more and more people are choosing smartphones as their primary tool for mobile communication. From iPhones and BlackBerries to the latest Android-platform phones, smartphones are becoming increasingly common in the US. In fact, … [Read more...] about Smartphones, Local Search, and Your Business
The Future Is Mobile Most business owners have caught up with the fact that optimizing their website for search is vital to the success of your company. However, now that advertising your business online has become the norm, the game has changed again. Getting to the top of Google/Yahoo!/Bing has long been the leading goal, but you might need to retool your web strategies as the playing field changes. That’s because mobile search (using a cell phone browser to check out sites on the web) is … [Read more...] about The Mobile Revolution: Maximizing Your Website's Potential