STW Episode 62 – Amazon Polly, AMP Stories, and Chatbots

Welcome to episode 62 of SEO This Week.  We are discovering a new WordPress plug-in that puts a voice to your content.  We look at a new feature for Google AMP that you may or may not find useful.  And we close it out with some great information about Chatbots.  In the video (and podcast) you can hear my thoughts and we do a site audit for a web design agency in Kansas City.

All this and more on SEO This Week Episode 62!

SEO This Week Episode 62

SEO This Week Episode 62

Amazon Polly WordPress Plugin Turns Business's Printed Content Into Spoken Word

https://smallbiztrends.com/2018/02/amazon-polly-wordpress-plugin.htmlThe launch of the Amazon Polly plug-in for WordPress is going to turn blog posts into spoken audio or podcasts. And it will do this in 47 female and male voices and 30 languages. By integrating Amazon Polly with WordPress, the technology will be available to a much wider audience – many of them small business owners. And the feature will give small business websites and blogs using WordPress a new tool for interacting and engaging with customers.  Read More…

 

 


Google gets in on mobile ‘story craze' with new AMP Stories format

https://searchengineland.com/google-gets-mobile-story-craze-new-amp-stories-format-291884This morning Google is releasing “AMP Stories,” a visually rich content format designed to provide publishers with new storytelling options for the mobile web (it also works on desktop). Many people will see the move as an attempt to copy Snapchat or Instagram Stories; but before both there was Yahoo News Digest, a swipeable news app that leaned heavily on images and visual content. Google said that it brought AMP Stories to publishers for extensive feedback.  Read More…

 

 


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Steal Our SEO Report Template (and Make It Even Better)

https://ahrefs.com/blog/seo-report-template/Look at their SEO reports. Bad SEO Reports: Bloated with loads of pointless data, (or not enough data) and little/no useful advice for a client. It’s basically just a data dump. Read More…

 

 

 


Using the Cross Domain Rel=Canonical to Maximize the SEO Value of Cross-Posted Content

https://moz.com/blog/cross-domain-rel-canonical-seo-value-cross-posted-contentThere's a tag for that. Using rel=canonical to tell Google that similar or identical content exists on multiple domains has a number of clever applications. You can cross-post content across several domains that you own, you can benefit from others republishing your own content, rent or purchase content on other sites, and safely use third-party distribution networks like Medium to spread the word.  Read More…

 

 


Google “People Also Search” Feature Updated

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-search-feature/238169/Google has updated the “People Also Searched For” function in the search engine results page. Previously it used to show at the bottom of Google’s SERPs. Now it’s showing up in other places after it is triggered by a click back from an unsatisfactory search result. But what’s really interesting is that the People Also Search For feature moves around. This new feature was noticed by members of WebmasterWorld and a discussion was started on February 14th. The feature itself isn’t new. Read More…

 


6 Secret Chatbot Sales Funnels That Create A Flood Of Revenue – King Kong

https://kingkong.com.au/6-secret-chatbot-sales-funnels-create-flood-revenue/By 2020, 85% of customer interactions will be managed without human interaction. Before 2025, the AI market will surpass $100 billion. Put Simply, chatbots will inevitably replace tasks previously reserved for humans. But, CAN CHATBOTS PUSH CUSTOMERS DOWN THE SALES FUNNEL? Read More…

 

 

 

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