The Google local pack, the map results, you see Google often display in the search results seems to have gone missing. I assume this was a bug, but no one was able to trigger a local pack to show up in Google Search for a 20-minute period. Examples. Try searching for [barber near me] and
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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ari Weinzweig, founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, used visioning and tried-and-true beliefs to grow the Zingerman’s brand in big, but thoughtful, ways. Despite finding great success in the restaurant industry, Ari Weinzweig, founder of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, MI, does not come from a food
The Heinz ketchup company has been on an international manhunt to track down Elvis Francois – the sailor who claims he survived off of ketchup while stranded at sea for 24 days – to give the castaway a special gift. In December, Francois was repairing his boat in Saint Martin when his vessel drifted out
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Since Google Search first launched in 1998, there didn’t appear to be much change in the search engine landscape. Users typed in their query and were presented with a list of blue links. But now, the two largest search engines, Google and Bing, are making major changes
Google’s Search Ads Week kicked off with two new tools to help advertisers deliver faster creatives and better performance. Create new assets with Google’s AI New customer acquisition goals A couple of Search Week product updates: Automatically created assets are now available to all advertisers in English as an open beta & the new customer
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The future of TikTok is uncertain. Twitter is in a period of tumult. Instagram engagement is down. So what social platform is best for entrepreneurs to focus on? Consider the ever-sturdy LinkedIn. By building a strong network on LinkedIn, entrepreneurs can establish valuable connections, share insights and
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When launching an app, ensure you are testing its monetization well. Only well-tested products and apps will give you the boost you need to scale your revenue. Apart from updating app features and overall UI, it’s essential to focus on the app’s money-making spot – the paywall.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The concept of influencer marketing has been around for a while, but it has traditionally been focused on celebrities and individuals with large followings. However, the rise of micro-influencers has changed the game. With a small but dedicated following, these individuals are considered experts in their respective
Google expands mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal In 2015, Google announced it would expand its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, beginning April 21. This algorithmic change would have a “significant impact” in the mobile search results, impacting all languages worldwide, Google said. However, when April came, the general consensus was that Mobilegeddon was
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s no secret today that entrepreneurs are writing and publishing non-fiction books to market themselves and their brands and businesses. As an entrepreneur, it increases your authority and credibility, helps you reach new clients, gain speaking engagements and much more. Books have become the business cards of
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Consumer spending makes up more than two-thirds of the U.S. economy. With inflation and economic uncertainty, customer buying habits are changing. Although spending has remained strong through inflation, 90% of respondents to a survey conducted by Wildfire say they were more interested in discounts, coupons and incentives.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Building a good relationship with a client, built on mutual trust and respect, can take a long time. However, there are ways to kickstart the process and create a rapport far more quickly. That rapport can then be the foundation on which your years-long working relationship is
SEOs upset over Google dropping attribution in featured snippets In 2019, SEOs were not happy about a Google featured snippet format that didn’t immediately show the source of the content. For the Found on the web card, searchers had to click to expand the featured snippet and then scroll through various sources to see the
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ecommerce keeps getting more and more relevant to consumers’ day-to-day lives and is an increasingly essential component of corporate growth strategies. By 2026, Shopify predicts, global internet-fueled sales will exceed $8 trillion. That’s a more than 50% bump from 2021 figures, and no one quite knows where
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With the rise of short-form content across TikTok, YouTube Shorts and Instagram reels, this is the perfect way to build an audience and any niche in 2023. Over the past six months, I’ve been testing out different ways to apply trends using short videos. I did this
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With 20 years of PR experience under my belt, I’ve gotten good at spotting common mistakes among well-intentioned clients looking for broader publicity. Executives come to PR firms looking for a magic bullet that will land them exposure. Little do they know that without these crucial steps,
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There is no doubt that TikTok has evolved beyond the new platform that businesses dismissed in early 2020 and even 2021. But what often remains overlooked is its strategic value for growing startups. No surprise here — TikTok is still relatively uncrowded. It’s growing exponentially. It’s home
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Too many business owners and marketers expect their copy to click and convert, but only a few know how to get past the click part. When you’re selling something, you can’t fall into the trap of mindlessly writing about your offer without regard to why people don’t
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Digital marketing is an excellent avenue for startups to increase their visibility and attract new audiences and customers. A third of customers discover new brands via social media – the younger, the higher the share. Data by Google shows that 49% of consumers use the search engine
For weeks, marketers have been hearing about ChatGPT and its applications for content and SEO. Prompt engineer is even now a job: Wow – Anthropic (Google’s latest $300M AI investment) is hiring a “Prompt Engineer” for $250k-$335k/yr + equity No CS degree required, just have “at least basic programming and QA skills” Wild times. pic.twitter.com/4i1sEWs5iZ
Google is conducting a small test where the search company is blocking news content in Google Search for fewer than 4% of Canadian users for the next few weeks. A Google spokesperson confirmed this test with Search Engine Land, adding that this is a “potential product response to Bill C-18.” What’s being tested. Google is
Almost everyone has heard of TikTok — the social media app that has taken the world by storm since 2016. But with all the talk about TikTok, one question remains: who owns TikTok? This article will answer that question and update you on what’s been happening with TikTok recently. Background on TikTok TikTok is a
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Inflation has been hitting the economy hard, with governments worldwide attempting to deter it by raising interest rates, which has, in turn, led to big-name companies across all sectors, such as Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and FedEx, to announce mass layoffs to cut their spending. Many of the
We see it, we like it, we want it, we buy it. It looks like Super Bowl commercials may leave an impact on consumers for well over 30 seconds. According to a new study by behavioral research company Veylinx, which analyzed the behavior of 1,610 U.S. consumers pre- and post-Super Bowl LVII, ads shown as
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Small businesses and enterprises might exist in the same industry, but they differ greatly in their needs, resources, and goals. Due to the varied nature of budgets, customer bases and agility levels, it’s best to target one or the other when marketing a new product or service.
Social media as we’ve known it seems to be in its dying days – with one notable exception, Tiktok. That’s according to a new social media engagement rate benchmark report. TLDR. There are five important takeaways for brands from the 2023 Social Media Benchmark Report, which was released today by Rival IQ: Organic engagement: falling or
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Let’s first state the obvious — selling B2B is far more complex than selling B2C. In B2C, you’re mostly selling to an individual, which means there’s only one decision-maker involved. But in B2B, you’re selling to a business, which means there could be multiple decision-makers involved —
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Toys “R” Us was once a household name, thanks to several innovative practices, including stocking iconic toy brands, utilizing big-name celebrities for promotional events, negotiating lucrative contracts with different toy production companies and developing Geoffrey the Giraffe, who would remain the face of the brand’s advertising campaigns
If you’ve been angling for Instagram or Facebook verification, you’re in luck. This week, parent company Meta will unveil its new subscription service Meta Verified in Australia and New Zealand, and the rollout will soon extend to other countries, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Sunday via posts on Facebook and Instagram, per The New York Times.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Digital marketing isn’t a set-and-forget strategy. New marketing trends, technology and evolving consumer and market demands keep digital marketing in a constant state of metamorphosis. If the last decade has shown us anything, the digital landscape is ever-changing, and to be on the ball, you need to
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