Our Google Class

Google: Make Sure Your Customers Can Find You!

Thanks for the great class folks!  You can download a PDF version of the presentation slides here:

www.playgooglesgame.com/images/google-class-city-of-austin-051817.pdf 

Going on his 8th year teaching his Google class. Greg Bright is an adjunct instructor for the University of Texas. Our client is the City of Austin Small Business Development Program.

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Greg introducing his second internet marketing book “Play Google’s Game”

Our students are small business owners wanting to learn how to grow their business online using SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Of course the best place to be found is where your customers are looking – Google!

Google Search Page Results Display More Characters from Description Meta Tag.

Description Meta Tag Characters Increase on Google Search

It’s official. Google has increased the length of the snipet of your website, when displayed on their search results page. Remember, typically your ” Meta Description Tag” is where they get the wording for the description which displays under your Bold – Blue – Title on the Google Search Results Page, as black text. Now you have more characters. 230 to be exact!

Google officially increases length of snippets in search results

How To Install WordPress on a GoDaddy Hosted Website

WordPress Setup on GoDaddy

GoDaddy Makes WordPress Installation a Breeze!

godaddy wordpress instructions

Please Note: This Step by Step tutorial is on Setting up WordPress properly for maximum SEO on an existing GoDaddy account with an existing hosting plan like: Economy (or Deluxe) Linux Hosting with cPanel. This tutorial was created 09.26.16. The appearance of the screenshots change fairly often on GoDaddy, but the overall concept stays the same.
1. Open cPanel
2. Add your Domain Name to your GoDaddy Hosting Account (if you have more than one)
3. Install WordPress on Your Hosting Account
For our latest instructions, please visit:
www.PlayGooglesGame.com/wordpress-godaddy
Remember, three things are needed to make a website go live:
1. Register your Domain Name ( www.YOUR-WEB-ADDRESS-GOES-HERE.COM )
2. Sign up for a Hosting account (this hosts your website building program on a server connected to the world wide web)
3. Design your website using a website builder – (like WordPress) Designing includes the layout (Templates are called “Themes” in WordPress), color scheme and uploading your content (Text, Images and Videos). If you want to use WordPress to build your website, you have to first install it on your hosting account, which is what this tutorial is all about.
Three things are assumed, therefore we will not be going into much detail on these in this tutorial:
1. You have already signed up for a GoDaddy account. If you have not already set up an account, do so – ( you’ll need a credit card and make a note of your user ID, password and four digit call in PIN number)
2. You have already registered your domain name (on GoDaddy)
3. You have already signed up for a hosting program (on GoDaddy)

Click here to download the PDF Instructions on How To Install WordPress on a GoDaddy Hosted Website

eMail Scams First Page of Google

Do you get these email scams. Promising to get you on the first Page of Google? They usually come from offshore. We get them every day, numerous times a day. Beware anytime anyone says they will get you on page one of Google! You have to earn Google’s blessing – Do it the right way – read my book!

first page google email scam

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GoDaddy’s Service is Unbeatable

Yep – we’ve used the best of them over the past 20 years. For Hosting and Domain Registration you just can’t beat GoDaddy. We should know – we’ve used the other most popular hosting providers and you are lucky if you can get someone on the phone – after holding forever, and then they are not very helpful.

With GoDaddy, we can always get a helpful person on the phone to answer our questions and they are always knowledgeable and never have to put us on hold to get the answer – they just know it.

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Is Your site Mobile Friendly ?? Better be by May of this Year

Is your site mobile friendly yet??

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iPhone Stand Manufactured by the Author (shameless plug ; )

Klemen Kloboves from Google said “beginning in May, we’ll start rolling out an update to mobile search results that increases the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.”

https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2016/03/continuing-to-make-web-more-mobile.html