Google Sets HTTPS Deadline

Posted by Jenn Johnson & filed under Digital Marketing, Tech Updates.

A deadline set by Google is one you won’t want to miss or forget. Mark your calendars for July 2018, because that is the deadline for when Chrome will begin to warn users if a site is insecure. The most used web browser, Chrome, is taking part in alerting users if websites are or are… Read more »

Are All Hosting Environments the Same?

Posted by Tyler Hoffman & filed under Tech Updates.

The short answer is “No”, and the long answer is “Absolutely not”. The business of web hosting is a cutthroat market where even the smallest details set vendors apart.  To someone not-so-familiar with all the available tech and and/or good knowledge of how the web is served to users, the lingo used is very difficult… Read more »

New Google Q&A Feature – 3 Things Local Businesses Should Do

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing, Tech Updates.

Google is constantly rolling out new features to make online search more user-friendly, more informative, and more targeted to meet consumer needs. The latest development is a new question and answer feature that is now appearing on Google Maps for Android and mobile search. How the Google Q&A Feature Works When consumers use Google Maps… Read more »

Upright Communications Earns Google Partner Agency Status

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Tech Updates, Upright News.

The Upright team is proud to announce our newly acquired status as a certified Google Partner Agency. Google Partners are specially qualified to provide a variety of Google related services ranging from AdWords account management to website optimization services. Extensive training is required to become a Google Partner Agency. As a Google Partner Agency, we… Read more »

Cyber Security for Small Business

Posted by Jenn Johnson & filed under Tech Updates.

Do you have a password that is easy to remember but you think is creative enough that it won’t get cracked? Think again. Small business owners have a lot of passwords to keep track of and we encourage you to choose a password that is creative and easy to guess. Hackers are getting more and… Read more »

Google Launches Accelerated Mobile Pages

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Mobile Marketing, Tech Updates.

Google has launched its latest initiative in moving toward an increasingly mobile-centric internet – Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). The Google Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, announced last October, is an open source initiative that focuses on dramatically improving the performance of the mobile web.  The objective is to have web pages with rich content such as video,… Read more »

What Google Removal of Right Column Ads Means for Organic Search

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing, Tech Updates.

As of Friday, February 19th, Google stopped displaying AdWords ads in the right column on search engine results pages (SERPs). Users will now only see pay per click ads on the top and bottom of the page. Going along with the removal of the right column ad strip, reports indicate that there will be more SERPs showing four ads at the… Read more »

Most Visible Websites on Google in 2015

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing, Tech Updates.

What were the most visible websites on Google in 2015? Which sites improved the most in Google top rankings?  A recent report published by Dr. Peter Meyers of Moz provides an interesting look. For the study, a 10,000-keyword daily Google tracker was used to determine the top domains with the most page-one Google real-estate. The report shows… Read more »