Massive Google Search Update Impact

Massive Changes in Search Results

2 weeks ago, Google announced a major Search Engine algorithm update: the May 2022 Core Update.

If you want to learn more about what a core update is, we had written a previous article about this, which you can read here.

We now have more info and feedback from website owners about the changes. And it turns out the shake-ups have been massive.

There have been massive movements, positive as well as negative, in website rankings in Google Search Engine Results Pages (SERP).

In the video, we share some data analysis about the Google update aftermath and the community’s reaction from marketers and website owners.

Google Search – May 2020 core update

Google Search May 2022 Core Update

Google just announced the May 2022 core update for their Search algorithms!

This means that they’re starting to roll out massive changes to their ranking algorithms and that your website might be heavily impacted – positively, or negatively.

The previous large update like this one – called core updates – was in November 2021. Although Google is making changes all the time to their algorithms, they release a major update only every few months. These are likely to have a deeper impact on your website’s ranking in the Search Engine Response Pages (SERP).

Note that Google hasn’t disclosed what these new changes are specifically. The Google Search Engine algorithms are their secret sauce, so there always very secretive about how they work.

So what to do if your website is negatively affected?

Google says there’s no quick fix to turn things around if your rank drops massively.

However, there is a solution. It’s just that it’ll require more efforts to implement: Google advises affected website to work on their content and produce higher-quality content.If you do this, you can expect your search rank to improve over time.

You may ask, ‘What is high-quality content?’

To answer this, Google is pointing out to their guidance to help you produce better content which will be favored by the algorithms. This document is dated August, 2019 (almost 3 years old), but it remains the most up-to-date reference in terms of content quality for Google. They’re even linking to this page in this week’s announcement.

So this remains the best solution to work on Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

If you want to learn more, watch the video on our YouTube Channel ‘Ecommerce Success by Ad360’, in which we review in more detail the Google announcement, and the Google’s recommendations to get better ranked:

Google JUST CHANGED its Search Algorithm! Here is how to react to May 2022 core update

Wishing you a lot of success!

3 reasons why Google Reviews matter a lot!

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Google Reviews are an essential way to get more visibility online. These are the reviews left by people on your Google My Business profile, with a rating out of 5 stars, and a comment. Users can add photos too to their reviews (and you should encourage them to do so if you’re selling products!).

These reviews are super important for many reasons!

First of all, they show other people that your business is well respected and liked!

Secondly, more and more people are using these reviews to get more insights about a company and their products & services before making a purchase decision.

Thirdly, they are increasingly taken into account by Google’s search algorithms to determine your rank on Search Engine Response Pages (SERP).

These reviews appear on the right hand side of the search results when users type your business name, or find you from a keyword if you’re sufficiently highly ranked. They are also prominently featured on Google Maps, which can be a great channel to acquire new customers!

That’s why you should definitely ask your customers to leave reviews whenever possible!

This is what we do at Ad360, and we’re super proud and thankful to our customers that they left us our 10th 5-star reviews this week.

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We just hit 100 Clicks from Google Search!

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Yesterday, we got a great news by email: Google search Console congratulated us on reaching 100 clicks in a 28-day period for the 1st time!

This is the result of months of content we’re producing every day in this blog, to share with you insights and tips!

Our goal is to make business owners happy, productive and successful!

Come back to this blog every day to get a new free article and learn about e-commerce and marketing best practices!

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Web Display Ads – Freedom from Big Tech

Advertising on Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone

“Is there any way to place ads beyond Facebook and Google?”  This is the most commonly-asked question to the Ad360 team.  E-commerce businesses commonly feel “trapped,” as if the only places to advertise are these sites.  Read below to break through this promotional plateau!

The Restrictions and Limitations of Google & Facebook Ads

While their networks are massive and their reach powerful, platforms like Google and Facebook do have limitations when it comes to online advertising.  Their ad networks are “restricted,” meaning any ad campaign you budget only runs ads on their network – nowhere else.  You won’t appear on any blogs that 77% of internet users read regularly.  You won’t pop up on many mobile apps or games. 

This “restricted network” limits your online store’s potential for growth!  Even worse, it makes ads appear in the same context, meaning users can more easily “tune them out.”  Thus, your options to diversify your advertising strategy for Shopify can feel “trapped” within a single network.  If you are having trouble finding success on Google or Facebook, this feeling can be discouraging.  If you cannot figure out how to make Google or Facebook work for your Shopify product advertising, where do you turn to!

Programmatic Ads – Access Every Ad Network Across the Web

Simply put, programmatic ads offer you access to the hundreds of networks beyond Google and Facebook – you are free!  Finally, e-commerce business owners can use a Shopify advertising tool that opens the entire web to ad placements.

Even better, programmatic ads use powerful software that, after receiving your daily allocated budget, will automatically place ads across the web in the most relevant spots to your business.  When it comes to increasing sales on Shopify, there may be no tool better than programmatic ads.  You will appear in a variety of online contexts to your customers, becoming memorable and expanding your promotional reach.  Customers will be impressed – and consider your business more legitimate – just by the fact they see your ads in so many unique spots!  They will assume, “Wow, these guys are all over, huh?  I should check them out.”  When it comes to increasing sales on Shopify and expanding the reach of your Shopify product advertising, nothing beats programmatic ads.

Ad360 Offers Easy Access to Programmatic Ads

Ad360’s flagship service is Quick Ads, which powers entire programmatic ad campaigns in one click.  It really is that simple.  Just enter in your daily allotted budget (along with your location), and our programmatic ad software will automate and optimize your campaign across the web.  You are officially free from the grasp of tech giants!  Check out the power of programmatic ads today, and elevate your advertising strategy for Shopify.

Try for yourself the Ad360 App for Shopify with a 14-day Free Trial!

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