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You can only win search by winning social


Google now judges your worthiness as an eCommerce site based on whether or not anyone cares about you and your product rather than whether your site is the most search-optimized. Social Media Engagement is Not Just Dropping Links. Social media’s the answer, buddy. Start a conversation, start a blog, post on LinkedIn and Medium and not just on your own site or own blog.

Search isn’t about search anymore, it’s about social


Search will never be the same as it was as recently as a few years ago. Google is severely penalizing sites that are buying links or are invested in private blog networks. Social Media Strategy for Social Signals : A site needs to be organic (never static), as Google tends to spend most of its attention on site that are constantly changing and updating. Do it!

Is SEO Dead? Long Live Social Search!

B2B Marketing Insider

Let’s start with the basics of SEO.   A search engine ranks for content relevance with traits like comprehensiveness, freshness and ease of use. Often, however, basic search is only a crude indicator of intent.  It’s designed by the masses, and therefore it’s often wrong. The next generation of search will be informed by social—sometimes referred to as social search.

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Top 3 Chinese Search Engines: What B2B Marketers Need to Know

KoMarketing Associates

As a digital marketing agency providing international services, we often suggest our clients start with the search engine. The goal of this article is to give B2B marketers an idea of why search engine marketing is important in China and why Chinese search engines are different from Google or Bing, or other Western search engines. year-over-year. Baidu has 54.3 percent.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

While their ideas vary, they could be summarized as: • Produce better content by making it more focused on the needs of a specific group. • Be more human—write for people, not segments or search engines. • Use frameworks like ABM and ICE to help with these efforts. social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. more true, apparently, than in social media.

Feed the beast: 7 practical tips to improve your blog’s search ranking

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There’s plenty of talk about the future of search and whether it’s as important as it used to be.  People now discover content in many places and a search on Google is just one of them. billion monthly searches , Google search results are still very important for your business.  Here are seven ways to look down on your competitors on search results! 1.  

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference


Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. Among the first group of morning breakout sessions was “Using Social Media Analytics To Define ROI KPIs.” Only 22% of businesses track their social results well. Start with research: is your goal achievable? Facebook work best over lunch).

Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog


Many of the same principles apply to optimizing a blog for search as for optimizing a business website : use keywords in the body copy, post titles, subheadings, permalink URL, image alt tags and meta tags. But a blog also presents additional opportunities for search optimization beyond those that apply to standard websites (which is why Google loves blogs ). Take advantage of these six techniques to help get your blog ranked highly in relevant searches, and increase your overall web presence. 1. Syndication and blog directories.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts


In Taekwondo, students are taught they must perform each kick at least 1,000 times before they can safely say they have learned the kick perfectly. I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. But blogging success is impossible without regular posting. Hence, 1,000. Quality matters.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

While their ideas vary, they could be summarized as: • Produce better content by making it more focused on the needs of a specific group. • Be more human—write for people, not segments or search engines. • Use frameworks like ABM and ICE to help with these efforts. social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. more true, apparently, than in social media.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study  outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. Searchers are now looking outside of the “ golden triangle” of top organic results when performing Google keyword searches. “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done.” last month.

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Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)


If your website traffic from organic search has fallen over the past year, take some small solace in knowing you’re not alone—in fact, you’re in good (if not happy) company. ” Organic search visits have fallen significantly to A-list publishers like Time , Sports Illustrated , Us Weekly and Rolling Stone. Second, optimize news releases themselves for search.

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

If you’re not generating leads – as in: a lot of leads – from your company’s blog, you’re missing out on what is perhaps not only your best opportunity to convert organic Web traffic into actionable, measurable sales inquiries, but also the best way to actually show real ROI from your social media investment. Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog.

15 Elements Most Successful Blogs Have in Common


What’s on your blog? But are there blog elements you’re missing? There are a few basic components almost all successful blogs share. These are the widgets, share buttons, and other mechanics of the blog. The overall strategy is to keep people on your blog once they’re there. In other words, your blog is a soft-sell environment. Maybe a sign-up box.

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6 More Search Marketing Tactics for Manufacturing and Industrial Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

A while back we detailed several tactics B2B manufacturers and distributors should consider when seeking to improve their visibility in search engines and social communities. In this follow up post, we’ll outline six more search engine marketing recommendations for B2B professionals working in the industrial and manufacturing industries. Trade Show Appointments.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

While their ideas vary, they could be summarized as: • Produce better content by making it more focused on the needs of a specific group. • Be more human—write for people, not segments or search engines. • Use frameworks like ABM and ICE to help with these efforts. social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. more true, apparently, than in social media.

Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools”


Surefire Social is about to offer an all-in-one social media, search, reputation, review, analytics tool in the form of  SurePulse , now in beta. I get to play with a lot of cool tools in my work doing social media and SEO audits and reporting. And I promise to report when SurePulse by Surefire Social becomes a reality to me. Seriously: easy-to-use.

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A Brief History of Search & SEO


But First, a Look Back at Search Engines. Several decades later, in 1990, McGill University student Alan Emtage created Archie, which some say was the very first search engine -- though that remains up for debate, according to research from Bill Slawski, president and founder of SEO by the Sea. 1994: Alta Vista, Infoseek, Lycos, and Yahoo search engines all come to fruition.

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Google Hummingbird is eHarmony for Search


With Google’s latest algorithm update, Google aspires to become the shadchan of search: a professional matchmaker, doing the background check, the profile due-diligence, the assurance of compatibility required to make sure that you don’t waste your time. Make sure you connect all of your blogs, published, and social accounts at Google Connected Accounts. If you’re especially canny you can take the bold step of submitting your blogs to Google to be considered as a news source for Google News. ” Google feels the same way. Related articles.

12 myths vs. reality on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)


Photo credit: Wikipedia. A few numbers for your consideration: 80% of visitors to a website begin by typing keywords in the query box of a search engine. 42% click on the website in the #1 position on the search page. These facts prove, if your brand is on the internet, a high rank on the search engines is a requirement to generate business.  also)–and is growing too.

What is Social Media Marketing?


Social Media Marketing  — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” This is a broad practice, encompassing social media strategy (what are your goals?), Driving Search Traffic to Your Company’s Website. The post What is Social Media Marketing?

How Much Emphasis Should B2B Marketers Put in Yahoo Search?

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this month, news broke that Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer had started initiatives to get the company back into building its own search technology. This sparked debate amongst industry thought leaders on whether Yahoo could still be a viable player in the search engine market, as detailed on Search Engine Roundtable. The broader search engine market landscape.

10 simple tweaks to generate more sales through blogs

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On the social web we’re here to help, to listen, to serve. We’re not supposed to expect sales though blogs, right? In fact, your blogging space is a very important sales opportunity because if people are finding you through search, these are high-potential leads. I am NOT saying to be “sales-y” in the content of your blog. Integrate! 5.

13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience


You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Why isn’t your blog attracting a higher level of traffic? How can you generate more organic search traffic? Social media? Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers by Spin Sucks. Got a well-written business blog, but a shortage of readers?

Facebook Announces New Social Search Feature Called 'Graph Search'


It's a new search engine called Graph Search! As Facebook puts it, the new search engine, which is currently in beta ( though with a waitlist for which you should sign up ), "takes us back to our roots and allows people to use the graph to make new connections." We're going to break down what you need to know about Facebook's Graph Search right now. and your own were.

The Death of SEO? The Evolution of Search Engine Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Via SEOmoz : Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.” Via Search Engine Watch : Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of making a site and its content highly relevant for both search engines and searchers. The Social Media Myth. Will social media have an impact? It’s Simply Too Hard to Fake Social Media.

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search


It’s a great time to be passionate about social media, the Internet , online community, and the Google suite of products and services: Google’s about to reward you big-time just as Google pulls the rug out from under the feet of traditional SEO link strategies. ” This method of allowing you to develop yourself not merely as a blog-writer or a content producer is brilliant.

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Slides and Video Cover What You Need to Know About Search

Paul Gillin

A client asked me to prepare a one-hour seminar on the basics of search engine optimization (SEO), and I thought it was worth sharing. If you’re already a guru, skip it and head to more advanced sites like Search Engine Land , SEOmoz , TopRank or Biznology. Search Essentials – What You MUST Know from Paul Gillin. Top Internet And Marketing Blogs To Follow.

Social Media, Conflicting Data, and the Search for Truth

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This scenario is not uncommon. I am amazed at the shoddy state of research on the social web and what people are trying to pass off as “science.” We are building our social media plans on a foundation of quicksand. Here is what we are going to do: Change the game of social media research. Interactions between brands and social influencers. No place to turn.

Keep blogging even after you resent your blog


There’s no reason to ever let your blog go fallow. Unlike leaving farmland unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation, there’s no benefit in ignoring your blog. First, I will address why keeping your blog updated is essential to search engines and how fickle Google is. It doesn’t matter right now.

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Survey Says: Your Blogging and Social Media Efforts Are “Not a Factor” in B2B Vendor Selection

KoMarketing Associates

One of those points was in the impact of social media and blogging on the vendor selection process. The role of social media and blogging remains a minimal in vendor selection. 45% of survey respondents indicate social media is not a factor in vendor selection. 46% indicate a corporate blog is not a factor in vendor selection. Stay tuned. Related Posts.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010


Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Flowtown.

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Three Ways to Rock Organic Search Results

Vertical Response

To achieve either of these things, a solid and organic online presence is vital, especially when it comes to search results. When someone conducts a search online and uses keywords related to your business, or searches branded terms (like the name of your company), it’s important your business appears high on the SERP (search engine results page).

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy


Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. While blog adoption is actually slightly higher among small to midsized businesses (SMBs), roughly half are still not taking advantage of this medium. Search engine optimization (SEO). Flexibility.

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Why Google Social Search Means You’ll Probably Want a Google+ Page

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Gargantuan search king, Google, announced changes yesterday intended to provide people with highly personalized search results and drive folks to the company’s nascent social network Google+. Google is billing its new social search initiative “Search plus Your World.” You can get a full synopsis at Google’s blog.

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Paid Advertising 101: Understanding Search and Display Advertising


Search and display advertising on major platforms like Google AdWords and Bing Ads (Yahoo!/Bing In fact, businesses of all sizes and industry segments not only use paid advertising formats like search and display to generate new leads, but also rely on tools like ad retargeting (aka remarketing) to convert existing leads into paying customers. year over year. Read on. Bing Network.

Can Search and Social Inspire Valuable, Lead Generating Content?


Search and social can be great sources of info on what your audiences want. Social media and search-engine optimization (SEO) are often praised by self-proclaimed gurus. Content Creation Lead Generation Blog Blog Post Content Marketing SEO Homepage ResourcesHere are three examples of how you can use them to inspire lead generating content.

26 Awesome Search Engine Marketing Guides


Search engine marketing (SEM) accounts for roughly three out of every eight dollars spent on digital advertising , with Google alone commanding 31% of the market. So how can search engine marketers maximize their click-through rate (CTR) and conversions from paid search? AdWords Keyword Diagnosis Report: Diagnosis Statuses Decoded by Search Engine Journal. by WordStream.

Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold

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“CommentGate” continued this week as Blogging Titan Chris Brogan announced he is turning off the comments on his blog. also want to say that Chris has been a pioneer in almost every aspect of blogging. People complain to me all the time that folks will chat up the link in Facebook but leave no comments on the blog, as if the comments on the blog are the gold.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools


Again, as for all posts in this series, tools will be shown with the number of results returned by Google on a search for reviews of that tool (not necessarily the actual number of reviews) and example showcase reviews. <!__more–>Links ” — B2B PR Sense Blog. ” — Maximize Social Business. Here you can find all of the top blogs on any given topic.

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