The coronavirus is already impacting daily life for many people, but how is it affecting the internet?
People are spending more time online as they stay home, plus Google has made some important changes!
Here are two things you should know about the coronavirus and SEO.
1. Google is making adjustments
Have you heard that Google launched a website about the COVID-19 outbreak?
They are really focusing in on directing people to accurate information during this time.
Engadget reported, "The hub will show up when you search for 'coronavirus' or 'COVID-19' on Google, whether you're on mobile or desktop. It pulls information from the World Health Organization and links to your local health authorities, and it organizes what you need to know into different categories."
Overall, this should have a minimal effect on your SEO, but it's good to be aware of it.
2. It's a great time to focus on SEO
As more people are staying inside during the outbreak, they are also spending more time online!
Some businesses are seeing a spike while some are slowing down. Either way, keep up your SEO strategy!
While you're working from home or your storefront is closed – whatever applies to you – use this downtime to analyze and revamp your optimization.
Search Engine Journal said, "This is the time to stay the course and tackle all of those potentially impactful SEO and marketing tasks you’ve had on your back burner."
Stay the course, you've got this!