Watch Out For These SEO Trends in 2017!

2017 is around the corner so it’s time to give you guys a heads up on what the SEO world is looking like! 

Shift from wordy to dense content

People don’t want to read paragraphs about a specific topic anymore. Rather, lists or short descriptions are preferred. Content density helps a websites SEO by containing the correct keywords and straightforward information. If you are a content writer or blogger this is good news for you! Writing less will give your audience more value. CONTENT IS KING!

Use featured snippets 

Have you ever searched “How to cook spaghetti squash” in Google? Well, I have, and I didn’t have to look very far to get my answer.

Featured snippets are shown in some search engine results pages (SERPs) and allows your users to quickly get the answer they are looking for. Instead of the user having to go to the actual page, it will show content from one of the sites that ranks on the first page. So doesn’t this negatively impact your click-through rate? No. In fact, featured snippets significantly increase your click-through rate!

Having a mobile-friendly site is crucial

Mobile internet usage has surpassed desktop internet usage and the gab will only continue to grow. According to Zenith’s Media’s head of forecasting, Jonathan Barnard, “70% of internet use is now on a mobile, and the use of desktop for internet will fall by almost 16% this year (2016).” So what will this chart look like at the end of 2017?

Don’t have a user-friendly mobile site? You’re just asking for your rankings to drop!

If you aren’t prepared for what’s coming in 2017 and aren’t sure how to do it yourself, call us! We are your SEO experts in Rochester, NY! 

Renee Maisto

Brandmint, 1255 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14607