By Stefania Romanelli | 25 November 2016 |
On Friday 4th November, Google announced on its blog that it has started experimenting with making its index mobile-first. In fact, as more and more searches happen on mobile, Google is planning to release an important update globally, after which the mobile version of a website will be crawled and indexed as the primary source for content and ranking signals for your site.
By Greenlight | 26 October 2016 |
Over the last six years, the start of each year has been marked by Google announcing that it’ll be ‘the year of mobile’. In the early years this was hard to believe as traffic was lower and conversions were non-existent. But 2013 marked a transition period as searches started shifting from desktop to mobile by at least 30%. A new era began in 2015 when mobile searches outgrew desktop searches for the first time, and now that we’re also seeing conversions follow, it’s time for marketers to pay serious attention to mobile as a channel.
By Greenlight | 18 October 2016 |
There’s no getting away from it - mobile plays a fundamental part in supporting business growth today, and it’s clear the pressure really is on for businesses to provide consumers with a seamless experience in a mobile-first world. Luckily, Google have the technology and tools to optimise this for brands - for free.
By Malene Heien | 06 October 2016 |
Many advertisers have had great success optimising their ads for mobile devices. When tested against “no device preference” ads, mobile preferred ads have mostly shown increased CTR. Ad copy which highlights the ability to complete purchases easily from a mobile device has shown positive results in terms of CTR as well as conversions.
By Greenlight | 03 October 2016 |
Mobile has been the talk of the table for many digital marketers for a while, where more recently we’ve deemed each year to be ‘the year of mobile’. The fact that this channel has dominated conversations for so long now is a testament to how important it is and, mostly, that it shouldn’t be ignored. This magazine uncovers the important role that mobile plays, specifically looking at the benefit of applying a cross-channel approach to your strategy to reap the greatest benefits.
By Kathrin Schneider | 15 August 2016 |
Expanded Text Ads (ETAs) are finally here, allowing marketers from countries with long-worded languages to breathe a sigh of relief (as a German, I’m delighted to finally be able to write full sentences). As of the end of October, however, we won’t be able to create and change Standard Ads anymore, therefore Standard Ads will run alongside ETAs. The date when Standard Ads will stop running is yet to be confirmed. Google is encouraging marketers to test ETA variations (especially different headlines) as much as possible during this time to ensure they’re getting the most out of the new ad format.