By the end of August this year, Google will have rolled out its latest update to its search algorithm.
Known as a core web vitals report, it forms part of Google’s page experience metrics. Simply put, this is Google’s way of sizing up your page’s overall user experience. Page speed has always been an important metric. But it’s now being baked into Google’s search algorithm.
Every month we delve into the marketing performance data we have from all our accounting firms that we work with. This month, I compared clients who have only a website with us to those that have taken our marketing search engine optimisation (SEO) and blogging services as well.
First impressions count in business, and your website is one of the first chances you get to show visitors what your firm is all about. With technology forever changing, if your website is stuck in the past your potential new prospects may think your business is too.
I’m always excited at the end of the month because that’s because I get to delve into our clients’ marketing performance data to spot trends and report back. There’s always some spark of insight into what’s happening in the accounting sector and how SMEs are engaging with accountants’ marketing activity.
This month, I decided to take a look back at last year’s performance and see how behaviour has changed during the pandemic.
The following article has been put together based on the webinar discussion between myself [digital marketing manager and SEO specialist at PracticeWeb] and Mike Crook, PracticeWeb’s managing director, who hosted it. The event: ‘Get more leads through search engine optimisation’ took place on AccountingWEB Live:The Business of Marketing webinar in March 2021.
The aim of the webinar was to provide accountancy professionals with a crash course in commercial SEO, along with practical tips to take away to help them grow their organic traffic and get more leads via their firm’s website.