By Bea Patman | 28 April 2016 |
SEO loves its tropes; if we’re not insisting for the thousandth time that 'content is king’, we’re predicting that next year really will be ‘the year of mobile’. We’ve become so accustomed to heralding in each new year with this particular forecast that it feels a bit strange to be calling an end to the tradition. But do so I must, because here’s the thing – I think The Year of Mobile just happened.
By Greenlight | 26 April 2016 |
On Thursday 21st April, we welcomed 60 marketers to our office for a Technical SEO Masterclass, hosted by our Head of SEO, Bea Patman, and four of our SEO Consultants. Judging by the number of attendees and engagement levels, the event certainly reflected the hunger that marketers have to improve their understanding of the more technical side of SEO.
By Greenlight | 19 April 2016 |
2015 was a very busy year in SEO, marked by numerous updates and a stronger focus on usability, particularly on mobile devices, as this was notably the year that Google searches from mobile devices surpassed those from desktops. We look into the impact that these changes had on the digital marketing industry and provide expert analysis and recommendations for webmasters to optimise their search strategy.
By Angela Knibb | 07 December 2015 |
Brand X: “We don’t see sales on mobile, so we turned it off” GL: “Did you look at the effect that was having on your other channels and devices?” Brand X: “No. We just turned it off.” Sadly, this is a conversation we have with far too many brands. Everyone has heard Google’s annual “it’s the year of mobile” speech, yet mobile performance is outshined by that of desktop, leaving more brands opting not to use the channel altogether. But that’s marketing right? Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. If mobile doesn’t convert, then you surely should turn it off, right? Wrong.
By Isabel Figueiredo | 09 November 2015 |
We have seen how mobile devices have contributed to an increase in search conversion rates year-on-year, meaning our efforts to help clients understand the importance of a well-designed mobile strategy to capitalise on this opportunity have risen in tandem. This year, Google has hit us with an impressive statistic: 54% of purchase decisions start on mobile. This seems logical when further statistics show that we check our mobile devices roughly 150 times a day.
By Daniel Cody | 26 August 2015 |
Over the past few weeks, Google has made a number of changes to the appearance of the search results page for mobile users – technically and aesthetically – moving towards what they hope will be a better experience for users. Some of these changes are much more significant than others, but combined, they will undoubtedly change the way we focus our search marketing efforts.
By Daniel Lee | 09 June 2015 |
During the past few months mobile search has been a hot topic within SEO circles. Google’s Mobile-Friendly update had many SEOs, online marketing managers and business owners panicking that they didn’t have a mobile optimised website. A couple of weeks later, Google announced that more searches were being carried out on mobile than desktop in ten countries, including the US and Japan.