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Be Prepared for the Rise in Mother’s Day Shoppers, Online and Offline!

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by Rebecca Maynes

According to Bing Ads and the Yahoo Network:

  • Mother’s Day is the third largest retail holiday in the US behind the Christmas holiday season and back-to-school.
  • It was expected in 2014 that 28.5% of people would do their Mother’s Day shopping online.
  • The most common techniques used to entice shoppers included free shipping (55%), price cuts (44%) and coupons (41%).
  • 87% of people celebrate Mother’s Day, and the average person spends $169.
  • In 2013, $20.7B was spent on Mother’s Day spending, up 11.3% over the year before.
  • 2/3 of US Shoppers will look to boutiques and small retailers to Mother’s Day gifts.

49 Mobile Search Stats for 2015

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With some massive changes transpiring in Google with regards to mobile, we have compiled some interesting mobile search related stats that you may find interesting.  Google “M Day” (Mobile-egeddon Day) is coming tomorrow, April 21st as Google is launching an update to their mobile search results. In a previous post I discussed the ABC’s of Organic Search for 2015, and you guessed it “M” is for mobile.

Chicago Businesses Teaming Up For Contact Centers and SEO Lunch & Learn

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19 Apr

Traffic Jams, Converged Communication Systems and Avaya hosting informational session

Traffic Jams, a Chicago-based online marketing company, is teaming up with Converged Communication Systems (CCS) and Avaya for a free lunch and learn Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Gage. This event will talk about two different solutions, contact centers and SEO, and show how businesses can effectively use them together to improve operations.

Google Rolling Out Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update

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18 Apr

Shine On SEO explains the importance for businesses to update their websites to responsive designs.

As always Google is keeping up with the times and is set to give a ranking boost to mobile-friendly websites in its latest algorithm update. As of April 21st, 2015, Google will be rolling out an algorithm update that will extend mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal in their "SERP" (Search Engine Results Page).

Prepare for Google’s mobile algorithm update, Click Consult urges businesses

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Click Consult is reminding all online businesses to prepare for a major Google update later this month that could significantly impact their websites’ search visibility.

Google has announced that mobile-friendliness will be a far more influential ranking factor than ever when it rolls out its latest algorithm update worldwide on the 21st April 2015.

Google has developed a handy mobile-friendly test tool that webmasters can use to assess their sites’ responsiveness; while Click Consult is offering in-depth analysis on how the update will affect businesses and how they can bring their websites in line with the update.

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