How People Use Google Search (New User Behavior Study)

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We analyzed 1,801 Google user behavior sessions to better understand how people interact with modern Google SERPs. Specifically, we investigated: How many people click on ads vs organic results Percentage of clicks go to local, video and Google Shopping Average search session length Number of users that make it to the bottom of the first page Lots more And now it’s time to share what we discovered. Here Are Our Some of Our Key Findings: 1. Google searchers use one of Google’s autocomplete suggestions 23% of the time. People that search for informational and local searches tended to click on an autocomplete suggestion more often than those searching with commercial queries. 2. 50% of Google users click on their result within 9 seconds of searching. And the average amount of time it takes a Google searcher to click on something is 14.6 seconds. 3. Only 9% of Google searchers make …

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How To Use Google Autocomplete for SEO

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When you type in a keyword into the search box, you know how you get a list of keyword predictions? This is called Google Autocomplete. Its purpose is to save users time. In fact, according to Google, it lowers typing time by 25% . There’s no doubt that this feature makes our lives easier, especially when using Google Search on mobile devices. Google Autocomplete is often overlooked by digital marketers, so taking the time to understand it can give you an edge over your competition. What Is Google Autocomplete? Google Autocomplete is a Google Search feature that provides search term predictions. For example, if you type “what is the capital of” into the search bar, you will see something like this: As you continue typing, predictions will adjust accordingly, until you see the search term you want to use. You can then simply click on that option instead of typing …

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How to Boost Your SEO on DuckDuckGo

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When you think about search engine optimization, there’s a good chance that Google is the only search engine that comes to mind. This assumption is a huge mistake, as the DuckDuckGo search engine has continued to gain in popularity with each passing year. Google is just a part of the SEO puzzle. If you are only focusing on what Google wants, you could be missing a large portion of the search market who use other search engines, like DuckDuckGo and Bing. “But,” you think, “isn’t SEO the same no matter what search engine you’re dealing with?” Not quite. Here’s why alternative search engines like DuckDuckGo are worth your time, and what to do if you want to rank outside of Google. Are Alternative Search Engines like DuckDuckGo Worth the Effort? Yes, Google is the most significant player when it comes to search engines. According to Statista, Google has a whopping …

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Google Lens Study: How Google Ranks Visual Search Results

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We analyzed 65,388 Google Lens search results to better understand how visual search works. Specifically, we looked at potential ranking factors that Google may use in its Lens algorithm, including: Alt text Domain Authority URLs Title tags Responsive design And in this post I’m going to share what we discovered. A Summary of Our Most Interesting Findings is As Follows: 1. 32.5% of all Google Lens results have a “matching” keyword in the page’s title tag. Therefore, keyword-optimized title tags may help a page rank in Google Lens. 2. A high proportion of Google Lens results are pulled from images high up on a page. In fact, approximately 1/3rd of all Google Lens image results appear in the top 25% of a web page. 3. 11.4% of all Google Lens result images contain alt text terms that match the keyword someone just searched for. 4. Authoritative pages and websites appear …

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Google Shopping Actions: How to Increase Product Visibility for Free

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Did you know Google Shopping listings are free for most merchants to use? Google has also dropped commissions for its Buy on Google program. This means nearly any retailer can sign up for Google Shopping Actions and link their products without paying the 12% commission Google formerly collected on each sale. Retailers and advertisers have a unique opportunity to get incredible exposure for their products. Almost half of users turn to Google to find or discover new products. This means even small businesses can put themselves in front of millions of new potential customers with just a few clicks. What Is Google Shopping Actions? Google Shopping Actions partners with several retailers to create a shopping experience in direct competition with Amazon. Today, this program allows retailers to upload products that appear in organic search across Google platforms. In turn, shoppers can find, compare, and buy products without ever having to …

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Become a Google Partner and Join the Google Ads Inner Circle

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Does your company manage Google Ads for third parties, and do you maintain some success with the pay-per-click (PPC) platform? If so, you may want to become a Google Partner, the search giant’s members-only club. Joining the Google Partners program can provide you with immense benefits, such as specialized training, invitations to exciting events, and focused instruction to help you boost your Google Ads performance. You already know Google Ads work . They convert 50% better than organic traffic , and most businesses earn double their ad spend , making advertising on Google highly effective and a no brainer. Almost anyone can use Google’s PPC system to advertise on Google and grow their business (with the right budget and know-how). Only a select few applicants become Google Partners and earn the world’s most popular search engine’s endorsement and other significant benefits. Here’s what to know about becoming a Google partner. …

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How Google Local Guides Improve Visibility

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As a business owner, you know reviews and fresh content are essential to your success. Suppose you’re passionate about promoting your business. In that case, you likely spend a lot of time creating new blog articles, crafting social media posts, or developing video content to keep your audience engaged. But there’s another, more passive promotion method that can help grow your business and boost your local search results: Google Local Guides . Launched in 2015, Google Local Guides—also known as Google Guides—took over where Google Cities left off. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the closest comparison is the Yelp! Elite Squad . Google Guides allows users to add reviews and other content in exchange for various perks ranging from storage space to clothing. Since its launch, the Google Guides community has proved hugely popular. There are 120 million local guides , spanning 24,000 cities and towns. There are several potential …

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8 major Google ranking factors — SEO guide

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The SEO community is always looking for new ranking factors and we have discovered over two hundred of them so far. But there may be hundreds more actually used by Google. Luckily, we don’t have to work on all of them. Most have very little weight in SEO and are often used as tie-breakers rather than ranking signals. Instead, here is the definitive list of Google ranking factors, each of which can make or break your search optimization strategy. 1. Backlinks Even though Google is planning to move away from backlinks in the future, they still remain the most important ranking factor for your pages. Except it is now too risky to use black hat SEO strategies — your links have to come from a variety of high authority websites that are similar to yours. Furthermore, some Google patents say that freshness and traffic may also be important backlink metrics. …

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