Google Analytics How To: CTAs & CTRs

A Google Analytics Walk-Through: Easily Tracking User Behavior [CTAs & CTRs]

tracking CTR & CTAs in Analytics

A Google Analytics Walk Through

Google Analytics often seems too difficult, but it doesn’t have to be if you know exactly where to click.

In this post, I am going to take you on a Google Analytics walk-through to show you how to easily track user behavior [Call-To-Actions and Click-Through-Rates] to determine how to improve your website.

Most small businesses never do this.

They simply install Google Analytics and then do little else.  They will then occasionally visit their Google Analytics page and look at the total amount of traffic their website is getting.

Why do people not dig deeper with Google Analytics?  Because it’s seem so dispiritingly complicated.

Well, not so today.

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Richard CummingsA Google Analytics Walk-Through: Easily Tracking User Behavior [CTAs & CTRs]
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Google & RankBrain: A Simple Example of How to “Time Manage” The SERPs in 2018

google-rankbrain-publish-contentDid you know that if you don’t update your web content, you may be penalized by Google’s new algorithm, RankBrain?

Let’s examine how this can happen and what you can do to prevent it!

Have you ever modified your Google search to only show web content created in the past year, past month, or past week?

Of course you have, and I have, and many others do as well.

I do it because I research many technical issues.  And often, an article written in 2015 does not serve my purposes in 2018.

But this is not just about technology searches.  It’s about nearly every search.  Searchers want the latest information!  We want now!

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Richard CummingsGoogle & RankBrain: A Simple Example of How to “Time Manage” The SERPs in 2018
Upgrade WordPress to HTTPS/SSL

The Easy HTTPS/SSL WordPress Upgrade [2018 Edition]

Upgrade WordPress to HTTPS/SSLHave you still not upgraded your WordPress website to HTTPS/SSL in 2018?  Well, the time is now.

I am going to give you the exact instructions on how to upgrade your WordPress website to SSL in under 3 hours.

“But wait,” you ask.  “I’ve heard that a WordPress HTTPS conversion takes tons of research and planning.”

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Richard CummingsThe Easy HTTPS/SSL WordPress Upgrade [2018 Edition]
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9 Powerful Blog Title Generators That Drastically Increase Click-Thrus!

title generators that get the clickToday, we bring you our 2018 reviews of the top 9 most powerful blog title generators on the market.

Why are these reviews important?

Because 80% of readers NEVER make it past the article title (see more stats below)!

Here is a clickable breakdown of the article contents:

“A writer should spend half of the entire time it takes to write a piece of persuasive content on the headline!”

This piece of advice, attributed to the best copywriters of all time by Copyblogger, is one that everyone should follow yet very few do.

Whether it’s a time constraint or lack of belief in the premise, the bottom line is this:  You need to improve your article titles so that you get more clicks!

Fortunately, these online blog title generators are here to help us unleash our dormant creativity and improve our on-page SEO.

In this article, I am going to take a look at the top 9 headline generators that will get you more clicks.

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Richard Cummings9 Powerful Blog Title Generators That Drastically Increase Click-Thrus!
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9 Startling Mobile Marketing Stats You Must Know in 2018

actionable-mobile-marketing-statistics-1Statistics tell a story and the latest mobile marketing statistics tell this story:

You have to optimize everything you do online for mobile!

Whatever, I’m gettin’ by just fine without it. Can people just stop shouting about mobile this and mobile that?”“.

Not until you listen — sometimes you just need cold hard facts to spur you to action.

So here are 9 startling mobile marketing statistics you must know (and act on!) in 2018, each introduced with a corresponding Tweet.
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Richard Cummings9 Startling Mobile Marketing Stats You Must Know in 2018
local search marketing seo

Google Places SEO: 8 Proven Ways to Dominate Google Local in 2018

local search marketing seoDo you want to dominate your Google local places search results in 2018? Then follow the 8 SEO steps listed below and you will beat your local competition!

Many businesses, especially small businesses, think that achieving first-page organic search results (as opposed to paid-for AdWords type results) is a near impossibility.

But the truth is, for local businesses, success in the organic results is now more achievable than ever. With a little SEO ingenuity and knowledge of how Google places SEO works, you’ll always have the upper hand on the competition.

Businesses simply need to understand how the local search results work and that is what I am going to explain in this article:

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Richard CummingsGoogle Places SEO: 8 Proven Ways to Dominate Google Local in 2018
online buying habits

Who Buys Online in 2018?

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Who Buys Online?

Who buys products online in 2018?

This is a question that is too infrequently asked by people who try to sell online.

If you have a product that you are trying to sell online, it makes sense to first determine if your targeted audience is one who actually buys products online.

First, you absolutely need to find out if your product caters to those who buy online.

Secondly, to be an effective online advertiser, you need to know your advertising audience exactly! This will save you money and drastically improve the amount of people who actually buy your product.

But, how do you find this out?

In an article entitled “The surprising facts about who shops online and on mobile“, Cooper Smith attempted to find out the answer to this very question.

This topic was further researched in-depth in an article entitled The 19 Ecommerce Trends + 147 Online Shopping Stats Fueling Sales Growth in 2018 by Tracey Wallace.

The conclusions in these articles may surprise you.
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Richard CummingsWho Buys Online in 2018?
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How Do I Get My Web Content Indexed Immediately in Google [2018 Updates]?

Submit Post to Google WebMaster Tools

Question: I often publish time-sensitive web content that I would like to have indexed immediately. Because I am a new site, Google does not often pick up on it right away. Is there a way that I can have my web content indexed immediately? Thanks for your help. Candice, Denver, Colorado

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Richard CummingsHow Do I Get My Web Content Indexed Immediately in Google [2018 Updates]?
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On-Page SEO Analysis In 2018: How to Get the #1 Spot in Google with Great On-Page SEO!

On Page SEO Analysis in 2018With some quick on-page SEO analysis, you can get to the top of Google using these 7 techniques.

Don’t believe me?

Well, take a look at the picture on the top right of this post. That’s where my page about online buying behavior in 2018 ranks for its key term “Who Buys Online”.

Following the on-page SEO checklist below, you too can achieve similar rankings for terms that are not too competitive.

Why? The answer is simple. The majority of web pages still do not have well-crafted or even basic on-page SEO to rank well within the search engines.

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Richard CummingsOn-Page SEO Analysis In 2018: How to Get the #1 Spot in Google with Great On-Page SEO!
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The Two Free Duplicate Content Checkers That You Need [2018 Edition]

duplicate-contentBecause Google frowns on duplicate content, you need access to quick, easy-to-use duplicate content checker software for your website to avoid any SEO penalties.

Most of you know that duplicate content on your site is a “no-no” in the eyes of Google. In all likelihood, the big G will penalize you for duplicate content.

However, duplicate content on your website is not the only problem. What if other websites have copied your content? And, even worse, what if they outrank you in the search engines for content that you created?

So you need to be able check for duplicate content in two scenarios: (1) Duplicate content on your site. And (2), duplicate content copied from your site.

Below, I will tell you how to check for duplicate content on your website and how to check for content that people have copied from your website.

To accomplish this, we’ll use the two free online duplicate content checkers that you need in 2018.

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Richard CummingsThe Two Free Duplicate Content Checkers That You Need [2018 Edition]
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Content Creation vs Marketing: How I Increased Blog Traffic 3000% Using the Pareto Principle!

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The Truth About Quality Web Content

Do you spend the bulk of your time creating web content OR marketing content that you have already written?

I am going to show you how I increased blog traffic 3000% by taking a look at this very question.

It all boils down to the Pareto Principle or, as some call it, the 80/20 rule.

Most online marketers are doing their job wrong.

They hear “authorities” on the Internet exclaim: “Just create quality web content and visitors will come!”

This is the biggest lie perpetuated by those who are already an authority and deceives beginners into thinking that quality web content is enough.

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Richard CummingsContent Creation vs Marketing: How I Increased Blog Traffic 3000% Using the Pareto Principle!