The Google algorithm engineers never sleep, and that means that SEO best practices are always changing. Be ready for these three 2019 SEO trends that will change the game next year! Each prediction is accompanied by a guide to help you prepare for 2019.

In 2019…

1. SEO will be harder

I’ve written about the obstacles Google is putting in front of SEOs elsewhere on this site, but it bears repeating. The growing number of SERP features and changes to how Google display ads will make SEO harder and harder. 

It’s not enough to monitor your alt-text and header tags. In 2019, you’ll have to get everything right to have a chance. Check out Neil Patel’s step-by-step guide to make sure you’re check all the boxes.

2. Voice search will be more important

More and more people are using home assistants like Alexa. You’ll need to start optimizing for these searches, because according to Single Grain

With voice search … there is only one spot in SERPs; in other words, the results are extremely limited.

Single Grain

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Start optimizing for voice search now. Single Grain’s beginner’s guide to voice search will help you get up to speed.

3. Mobile experience will be paramount

On March 26, 2018, Google shared that, after experimenting with it for over a year, they’re now beginning to implement mobile-first indexing. 

Mobile-first indexing means that we’ll use the mobile version of the page for indexing and ranking, to better help our – primarily mobile – users find what they’re looking for.

Google’s Webmaster Central Blog

Crazy Egg has a guide to help you get ready for the switch. 

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