What is Google’s Mobile First indexing and why should I care?

What is Google’s Mobile First indexing and why should I care?

Google’s Mobile First Indexing

 

Google’s algorithm traditionally has looked at the desktop version of your website first as it goes through its algorithm to determine where your site ranks for the search term entered.

Starting as far back as 2016, Google has been changing its algorithm to start with the mobile version of your website when making the ranking determination.  This is mainly because in 2019, 63% of search traffic in the US was done on mobile.

We all know most people today have some version of a smart phone and it is their main connection to the world of the internet.

So what does this mean for you and your website?

Simply, it means that if your website does not respond well on mobile, you will be left behind.

If you have created a new website since July 2019, your site will already be mobile indexed as websites created before this time are being converted to mobile indexing and should be complete now or very soon.

Here is an article from SEM Rush that explains more of the details as to what mobile indexing is and why it is important for you.

Not all is gloom and doom.  Your site may be mobile in nature already.  Do you know for sure?

If you are not sure and would like some help in determining how your site ranks in the world of mobile, check out our FREE, Online Performance Report Card, where we will run a scan of your website and give your online presence a grade in a number of areas, including your website and it’s mobile friendliness, load speed and other important factors in your online presence.

We also have a number of tools that will make like a lot easier for you to manage your online presence and help you to get your “house in order”.

If you would like to discuss your online presence and see if we can help you grow your business, book a FREE Discovery Call where we can see if there is a fit to work together to grow.

To your success!

How to Share Your Screen in Zoom

How to Share Your Screen in Zoom

How to Share Your Screen in Zoom

When you are hosting or attending a Zoom meeting, there will be times where you will need or want to share your screen.  Maybe to show a client your presentation, or to show your family a new photo of your puppy.  Either way you will need to understand how to share your screen within the meeting.

In this video, we will show you how to determine what you are sharing to those in your Zoom meeting.  You don’t want to share more than you intend to.

If you have any questions or would like more details please leave a comment below.

 

Zoom Security and Meeting Settings

Zoom Security and Meeting Settings

 Zoom Security and Meeting Settings

Within your Zoom profile there are security and other default settings you should be aware of, especially if you will be meeting with clients and discussing private items.

For lawyers, financial advisors, and medical professionals who need to keep their meeting secure and private, these settings will help you control access to your meeting.

 For those that are using Zoom for personal use some of these security settings may not be as important.

If you have additional questions please let us know in the comments below.

 

How to Host and Join a Zoom Meeting

How to Host and Join a Zoom Meeting

How to Host and Join a Zoom Meeting

Now that you have set up your Zoom account, you are ready to host a meeting.

 In this next video we will show you how to host your first meeting, schedule a meeting and join a meeting.

Whether you are using Zoom for business to meet with clients/customers or to host a video call this Christmas, the video below will help you get started.

If you have any questions or would like to see more videos, please comment below.

 

How to Setup a Zoom Account

How to Setup a Zoom Account

How to Setup a Zoom Account

We have been asked many times lately, how to set up a Zoom account.  With more people using online video chat for business and personal uses, Zoom has become synonymous with online video chat.

Yes, there are a number of options, but Zoom is one of the easiest to use and the cheapest if you need more features.

We have put together a number of videos to help you get starting with Zoom.  In this video, I will show you how to set up your Zoom account.  In later videos, I will show you how to host a meeting, join a meeting, and schedule a future meeting.  I will also cover some of the security and other settings and how to share your screen when presenting.

NOTE: If you are not setting up and hosting meetings, you do not need to create a Zoom account.  If this is the case, and you will just be joining meetings set up by someone else, you can carry on to the video on joining a meeting.

Here is the video.  If you have any questions or comments on this video please leave them below and we will try and help you out.