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The listings on the modern Google SERP come in all shapes and sizes, but it's not just the look that makes each listing distinct. These SERP features types are affected by different factors, require specific optimization techniques, and offer contrasting degrees of SEO potential. To help you master the opportunities the modern SERP yields, I've put up a detailed guide to the 15 types of results Google shows to searchers today.
As Google's search results grow increasingly personalized, accurate rank tracking is becoming a challenge. The concept of accuracy itself has become somewhat vague: if there are as many SERP variations as there are locations, which one should you consider "accurate"? In this post, I'll look at the different ways Google personalizes search results, their impact on SEO, and tips to ensure that personalization doesn't falsify your ranking data.
While you are in the constant process of optimizing your site for desktop (yes, Google updates, almost half the space of the SERP occupied with the results from the Google Knowledge Graph, etc.), you suddenly realize that you also have to optimize it for mobile search in the face of Google's shift to mobile-first indexing. And then, when you are at peace with all the things you will have to do and take into account, there it comes — voice search optimization. Pretty painful. But, you know, everything is difficult before it's easy. All we need is some understanding of what is going on and the plan for what to do.
I hope "start doing SEO" is on the list of your New Year resolutions because these 3 mythical letters have stopped being a buzzword years ago. Let's face the fact — in 2019, SEO is not a nice addition to your business, it's a must. However, there are many website and business owners who still haven't implemented SEO in their marketing strategies or simply lack SEO knowledge.
I agree, SEO is not a bed of roses, but here're 5 powerful arguments that will definitely inspire you to start doing SEO the second you finish reading this article!