Following the Social Trend
In 2013, the importance of social media to your organic Google rank grew significantly. You can expect this trend to continue in 2014. That means you’ll need to make a conscious effort to devote resources to maintaining your social media presence. Likes, shares and plus ones are all signals that tell Google that your customers are engaged with your organization through social media. ￼
Paying Attention to Mobile
In 2014, you can expect that Google will continue to put more and more emphasis on your website’s mobile presence. It’s been a while since Google announced that mobile will be a factor in search. Now, optimizing your mobile presence is the name of the game. That means developing better content for your mobile website, optimizing its loading speed and allowing users to easily access more website content from their mobile devices.
Developing Better Links
Inbound links (links from other websites to yours) are still a dominant factor in search. Several of Google’s updates dramatically changed the way that links will be developed in the future. Many websites were penalized for developing links in an artificial way, in an attempt to manipulate their organic rank. In 2014, you can expect this trend to continue. Higher quality, relevant links, will have a positive impact, while low quality, “spammy” links will become more and more of a liability.
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