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9 Steps to Achieving an Amazing Mobile User Experience & Avoiding SEO Demotion

In 2015 the Google mobilegeddon was a hot topic for SEOs who were positive that Google’s changing mobile ranking algorithm would see major demotions for unprepared websites. Despite the initial update going out in April 2015, the fun is still not over; we saw a new Google mobile friendly update in 2016, and we’re constantly learning more about Google’s plans for mobile search. Most importantly, Google is planning to make the mobile index its primary index, and has already been testing mobile-first search, which means websites need to be fully optimised in order to avoid SEO demotion when the mobile-first index is properly rolled out. You need to provide awesome mobile UX if you’re to compete in light of Google’s latest updates.

So what is mobile UX and how can you make it awesome? When it comes to mobile, users want to browse quickly, complete tasks with as few steps as possible, and consume content easily on small screens. To ensure you’re providing an amazing experience on mobile, we’ve outlined the best practices and essentials of mobile optimisation below.

Step 1: Check your website with Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test

Rather than simply guessing as to whether your site is mobile-friendly, start by taking Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test which analyses any inputted URL and tells you whether or not its mobile-friendly, whilst providing a preview of how the page looks on a mobile screen. If the page isn’t mobile friendly, it will tell you exactly which issues need work, for example the text being too small or clickable elements being too close together. You then have a list of actionable issues to work on to improve your mobile UX.

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Top 5 Tools Every Blogger Needs

Running a blog can be a pretty challenging prospect. There are a lot of things to think about apart from writing the article itself. There’s the outreach, the functionality of your website, marketing on social media and so on. It takes a lot of time and patience to get the hang of all of this, and it can be really frustrating at first, when all you want is to be able to create the perfect blog post and be done with it.

Fortunately, there are some really powerful blogging tools out there that you can use to help you out with all of this, and today we’re going to be discussing a few of them, and how to utilize them in order to drastically improve the quality of your articles.

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Franchises Flex Marketing Muscle For You

One of the most challenging parts of building a business is assembling an effective identity and brand for your company. What should your logo look like? What will be your colors, fonts, and graphics? What will be your slogan?

For people who are better as business managers and creators of products, this can be an overwhelming task. It’s not the kind of thing that you learn in culinary school or during your time as a journeyman heating and cooling professional. And trying to develop it at the same time that you are perfecting your product, shopping for business supplies, and hiring employees can be too much.

That’s where franchising can make all the difference. When you become a franchisee, you already have a pre-built marketing image. Your brand is already widely known, so you won’t have to spend your valuable advertising dollar to explain who you are or what you do. That frees you up to work on the day-to-day necessities of your brand new enterprise, all the while letting an established firm promote and identify your products and services.

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How To Find and Thrive In Your Niche To Grow Your Business

In business and in life, the old adage applies: “You cannot please everybody.” No matter how wonderful your product or service is, it will most probably cater to a specific group of people only – and this is actually a good thing.

When you have a target audience in mind, you will be able to connect with them more effectively. These are the people that you should really know – how they think, how they behave, how they feel, how they grow and change through time. And when you consolidate all this information together, you would have the answer on how to market your products and services to them in the right way and through the best channels.

Focusing on a specific group helps you to zero in on your strengths and develop your expertise. Why is it always wiser to be a master in your niche, rather to be a jack-of-all-trades?

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