Yesterday Google Instant was launched. Want to know what it’s all about? The following was taken from the Google Instant web page:
“By predicting your search and showing results before you finish typing, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.”
When someone types in a general search term like “furniture”, they will see a list of keyword phrases, like “office furniture cheap.” This happens while you’re typing. It’s like predictive texting but for search engines. You type less and get better, faster in-depth searches. Google will deliver more search results closer to the intent of your search with less work on your part.
How Will Google Instant Affect Your Small Business Website? My Predictions:
- Less traffic for websites only focused on top level or general keywords like “furniture” or “computers”
- Less traffic to your home page
- More traffic to interior web pages
- The traffic to your website or blog will be more targeted. Fewer people will find your website if it doesn’t offer an exact match for what they’re looking for.
- Blogs will become even more important
- Brochure-type websites will become even less effective
What actions should you take?
- Create unique web content for each stage of the buying process
- Create blog posts or web pages that address common questions prospects have
- Create blog posts, forums or web pages documenting and addressing customer service issues.
- Make sure your web pages tell who the page was written for. (Example: Have a sentence like the following at the top of web pages, “If you’re a government purchasing agent, you’ll find info about __________ here”)
If your website isn’t getting the traffic it used to, it’s even more important for you to start making these changes now.
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