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August Round-Up

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Digital marketing never slows down, and August has been as busy as ever. Team Tillison has been working hard on creating campaigns and websites that convert while attending online summits and conferences.

There’s been no shortage of news this month either. WordPress 5.5 has been rolled out, and Google has updated its activity cards for jobs, recipes and products.

So sit down, grab a cuppa, and take a read of this month’s highlights from the Tillison blog.

WordPress 5.5 finally released

Stop the presses! WordPress has officially launched version 5.5. With the latest Gutenberg editor and automatic updates for plugins and themes, it’s sure to make life easier.

Of course, the roll out hasn’t been without its challenges. Some sites have had problems caused by a lack of jQuery Migrate in the update, causing them to break. Issues can be fixed, though, so there’s no need to worry.

Google updates activity cards

Have you searched for jobs, products or recipes on Google recently? If so, you’ve probably noticed the new activity cards.

These three categories have seen a redesign that includes rich media and more detailed information.

To explore the ins and outs of these new activity cards, have a read of our blog post. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of them in the comments!

Why slow sites lose money

Does your website take more than 3 seconds to load? That’s 11% of your potential customers gone.

Page speed matters more than you think, so we’ve put together a list of 7 easy ways to get your site running faster.

From images to redirects, this is a post you can’t miss if you’re serious about your business.

Catch the SERPs by the long tail

If you’re after traffic that converts, long-tail keywords are the cookies to your cream. In this blog post, we cover:

  • What long-tail keywords are
  • Their benefits for SEO
  • 7 reasons why you need to target them

With everything you need to know about long-tail keywords in one place, you won’t need to look anywhere else.

What’s next?

As always, we’re busy working with clients to bring them the best results, and we’ve got some fantastic content lined up for the Tillison blog, so make sure you keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, stay up to date by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Curry Business has unfortunately been postponed until further notice as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but we hope to bring it back later in the year.

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