Google My Business Update: Add More Hours for Specific Services via @MattGSouthern

Google My Business Update: Add More Hours for Specific Services via @MattGSouthern

Google is letting businesses add more hours in their GMB listing for services that aren’t offered at all times of the day. If the hours for certain services differ from a business’s regular opening hours, that information can now be easily displayed for customers to see. Businesses can include additional sets of hours for the following types of services: Brunch Delivery Drive through Happy hours Kitchen Pickup Senior hours Takeout Looking at the types of services this feature is available to, it’s probably fair to assume the ability to add more hours was prompted by the pandemic. As businesses adapt to what has become the new normal, they may have […]

How to Use Python to Monitor & Measure Website Performance via @rvtheverett

How to Use Python to Monitor & Measure Website Performance via @rvtheverett

Over the last month, Google has announced a number of advancements to how they will be measuring user experience through key speed and performance metrics. Coincidentally, I have been working on putting together a Python script that uses the Google PageSpeed Insights (PSI) API to collect metrics for a number of pages at a time, without needing to run the test for each individual URL. Following the announcements from Google, I thought now would be the perfect time to share it, as well as explain how you can create this beginner-friendly Python script. The best thing about the script is, that once you have the foundations set up, you will […]

How to Use Python to Monitor & Measure Website Performance via @rvtheverett

How to Use Python to Monitor & Measure Website Performance via @rvtheverett

Over the last month, Google has announced a number of advancements to how they will be measuring user experience through key speed and performance metrics. Coincidentally, I have been working on putting together a Python script that uses the Google PageSpeed Insights (PSI) API to collect metrics for a number of pages at a time, without needing to run the test for each individual URL. Following the announcements from Google, I thought now would be the perfect time to share it, as well as explain how you can create this beginner-friendly Python script. The best thing about the script is, that once you have the foundations set up, you will […]

Legal SEO & Content Tips, Unlearning Bad Habits & More with Alex Valencia [PODCAST]

Legal SEO & Content Tips, Unlearning Bad Habits & More with Alex Valencia [PODCAST]

Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | “Sometimes we’re put in bad positions to help us grow. The metaphor in jiu-jitsu was when I was training a lot more, you’re always put in a position that if you’re not trained, it’s hard for you to get out of it, but if you kind of sit back, breathe, you’re going to find a way out.” As early as the 2000s, Alex Valencia was already doing sales and marketing in the banking industry. But in 2008, the market crashed and he went from being an executive making all this money to not making anything. “It was like a punch to the […]

Deals Closed Rise Significantly as May Comes to an End [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

Deals Closed Rise Significantly as May Comes to an End [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

For the last few months, businesses around the world have had to rapidly adapt to the impact of COVID-19. In a time where it seems like things change every day, it can be difficult to gauge whether the challenges your business is facing are widespread. That’s why we’re publishing week-over-week benchmark data for core business metrics like website traffic, email send and open rates, sales engagements, close rates, and more. These core metrics are split by region, company size, and industry cuts, so you can explore data for companies most similar to yours. You can find the data, and more context on the dataset and sources, here. Because the data […]

Google promotes Prabhakar Raghavan to lead Search, replacing Ben Gomes

Google promotes Prabhakar Raghavan to lead Search, replacing Ben Gomes

Google announced several major personnel changes Thursday. They involve search, engineering and ads and the internal promotion of some Google veterans to new roles: Prabhakar Raghavan, Jerry Dischler, Jen Fitzpatrick and Ben Gomes. Ben Gomes moves from Search to Education Gomes isn’t leaving Google; he’ll be taking on a new role connected to various Google education and learning initiatives: Google for Education, Google Scholar and education search, as well as Google Arts & Culture. These areas are said to be a “big priority” for the company with the increased importance of distance learning in the wake of COVID-19. Gomes, according to a Google spokesperson, will also remain a technical advisor […]

How to Fix Facebook Incorrect Thumbnail Issue in WordPress

How to Fix Facebook Incorrect Thumbnail Issue in WordPress

Have you noticed an incorrect post thumbnail when you share your articles on Facebook? It’s a common error that beginners often complain about because knowing how to make the right thumbnail show up is not always clear. In this article, we will show you how to fix the Facebook incorrect thumbnail issue in WordPress. Why Facebook is Not Picking up The Thumbnail Image There are many reasons why Facebook might not correctly display the feature image on your post. One of the most common reasons is having multiple images set in the og:Image tag where your featured image is smaller than the other images. Facebook uses Open Graph (og) tags, […]