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4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

According to survey data from Ascend2, relevant content creation, keyword / phrase research and external / internal linking top the list. Of course, content creation and the identification of website opportunities for external link building are often defined by keyword research and effective search analysis. Enter Google Search Console’s Search Analytics Report.

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Help Google help you optimize your content for search

Biznology

It’s really hard to get Google’s attention. Content marketing is indeed a silver bullet — why do you think I’m writing this — but there are ways of wooing search engines beyond starting a blog. Google loves structured data. Google also understands eCommerce and products and so forth, but that’s not what I do. Like this post?

What content to blog for Google search success

Biznology

After I wrote The More the Messier for Content Marketing SEO Success I received an email thanking me for the post, but also noting something else. While learning how to write content to best support your marketing goals, the golden ticket is what to write, week-after-week, that will drive people organically, over time, more and more, to your website. What to Write? You heard me.

Search: The art and science of identifying your target audience

Biznology

Content is obviously going to be a key piece to supporting that digital strategy. Search is a critical piece. Whenever we start to review Google keyword data, one of the most common questions I get is: “How do you know our target audience is actually searching for that keyword?”. Google provides many clues and hints that will give you a better idea.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. C – Create Compelling Content.

How to Thrive in Google’s New Mobile Search Index

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Mike Tomita Last month, Google announced that it will be changing the way it evaluates web pages for mobile searches. In the past, mobile search results were based on the version of your website that’s presented to a user when they visit via a desktop computer. Each user’s search results will be dependent on the device they’re browsing from—desktop or mobile.

What Google Really Doesn’t Want You To Know About Search

Biznology

Anyone who watched Apple’s WWDC keynote the other day or the Google I/O keynote a couple weeks back probably noticed an interesting trend: Both Apple and Google really want to search inside your apps (see here and here ). What’s the big deal that makes searching inside apps so important? According to eMarketer : Google owned 82.8% Read on and see.

Search success hinges on site speed

Biznology

When it comes to getting your site organically to the top of Google Search, you must care as much about how your web server performs in response to requests, demand, load, and even denial-of-service attacks as you do about responsive design, meta tags, keyword density, social signals, inbound marketing, content marketing, or the perfectly-turned page title. Good luck!

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Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

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. What is Google Authorship? It’s turning how the top spots on Google are won.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. C – Create Compelling Content.

Search + Social = Online Reputation Management

Biznology

There’s one thing that everyone who comes to my door has in common, whether it was for NMS, Abraham Harrison, Reputation, Gerris , or now for Status Labs : too little content online! Generally-speaking, the richer the mogul, the more élite the individual, the more likely they’ve tried to keep off Google’s radar, keep out of the index. Google abhors a vacuum.

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. The Demise of Google Authorship. The key takeaway?

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The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools.

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Google Search is more Rain Man than Beautiful Mind

Biznology

It’s a little known fact, but something I try to remind everyone all the time, that Google Search has a lot of common with Dustin Hoffman ‘s character in Rain Man, Raymond Babbitt. Maybe not as a casual everyday user, per se , but surely if you want to become brothers with Google, just as Charlie Babbitt , played by Tom Cruise , discovered. gerr.is Yeah no.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. C – Create Compelling Content.

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

Biznology

If your site isn’t mobile-native today, April 21, 2015, you might lose a little under 50% of all of your search traffic. You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Kiss Your Google Ranking Goodbye.

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Buzz Marketing for Technology

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches. For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine. If you want to search for an exact phrase, use quotes. Book Search.

Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services. By giving every plus profile a page rank, Google makes it easier for everyone to show up online in the search engine.

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How Engaging Content Helps You Improve Your Search Rankings

ScribbleLive

There are hundreds of search engines available worldwide, but the most popular search engine is Google (unless you’re in China, Russia, or South Korea). Google earns between 65% and 89% of US and global search engine market share. If Google is the gold standard in search engines, then how do you make sure your content appears on the first page of results?

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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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5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Differentiate Their Brand in Google Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

Her post details how keyword research and content marketing development can be combined to aid in the buyer discovery process, specifically through improved SEO performance. But what about buyers further down the sales funnel who are evaluating B2B vendors more thoroughly through brand-related search queries? Google Business Listings. Search Result Site Links.

Would you erase yourself from Google search results?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

In this show, Tom Webster and I were far too caffeinated to stick to one subject so we decided to go through a grab bag of current topics including: E rasing yourself from Google. New European Union legislation on “the right to be forgotten” allows people to remove themselves from search results. There are also some profound implications for marketers and content creators.

21 Spectacular SEO and Search Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social may be sexy, but search still pays the bills. As reported below, organic search drives 51% of all visitors to both B2B and and B2C Web sites, while paid-search drives 10% (and social 5%, on average). 89% of customers begin their buying process with a search engine. How can marketers get the most out of search? Google accounted for nearly 40% of all U.S.

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Essential SEO advice directly from Google

Biznology

This news directly from Google is old news for those of us in the SEO game. It come to us directly from Google Webmaster Central Blog way back on Friday, May 6, 2011, but it’s becoming more and more essential to read as Google becomes more and more brutal and less and less forgiving when it comes to exiling websites that have ever wronged Google’s sense of SEO integrity.

My favorite organic search posts from Biznology

Biznology

Whether you call it SEO or organic search, I’ve sure published a lot of articles on the subject here at Biznology. Below you can find a few of my favorite articles on organic search that still hold up today: Are you using social media for search keyword research? Do you use your website search to help your SEO? Why normal people do not trust SEO people.

Two Killer Google+ Mistakes

Digital B2B Marketing

Last week WSJ ran an article entitled “ There’s No Avoiding Google+ ” on the front page. In short, it highlighted the drive by Google to make Google+ pervasive across other Google services. Here is why: There is no Google+ identity. I mean Eric Wittlake, as a person, does not exist on Google+. Google has users running in Circles.

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Five good reasons to ignore Google

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I’ve been exploring ideas for creative new content forms and I’ve come to a realization. Google is holding us back. Think about how much of what we create, and how we create it, is influenced by Google’s rules (or what we know of them). There is a constant trade-off between form and practical search considerations. They don’t need search.

You can only win search by winning social

Biznology

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. Google is Fighting a Robot Army and a Zombie Horde. At least for now, Google can tell the difference between a one-man-band and a community orchestra. It’s About the Community, Stupid.

Google is a lying liar that lies

Biznology

The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not. You still need to write for robots – Google is smart. And Google acts pretty dumb. Do it!

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Your team is the best content source for search

Biznology

So, don’t duck your staff when your aim is to win at search. However you may lie to yourself, you’re doing all your content-creation and content marketing for Google , aren’t you? Stay away from the C-Suite because each of them already have their management team, board of directors, executive team, about us page content already. Admit it. Yikes

Google chooses speed over content from sites

Biznology

Now, both online reputation management (ORM), something I have been doing since 2003, and organic search engine optimization are both essential services, though I fear that too few really consider all the variables when they purport to having deep knowledge of the state of the art. So, Google knows that it’s being judged more on the smooth transition from search results to website.

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The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

Webbiquity

Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. Google Review Count: 2,930,000. Google Review Count: 1,770,000. Google Review Count: 518,000. <!__more–>Links

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Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides

Webbiquity

You’ve likely at some point come across the contention that humans only use 10% of our brains’ capacity (which is a myth , though a popular one). Google Analytics (GA) is the most popular tool for tracking web visits, used by more than half of all companies , including two-thirds of the Fortune 500. How to Use UTM Tracking Codes in Google Analytics by SEMrush Blog.

Google Shakes Up the Local Search World… (kinda)

Fathom

Google made a pretty big change to their search results recently. Google has just removed the ability for users to manually change their search location from the search results pages (SERPs). This feature was located under “Search Tools,” on the Google SERP, as detailed in the screenshot below. Want to know more about Google Location Setting?

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Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. It feels to me like a very rich, very opinionated Google has decided what the right way to do social media is and they’re going to implement this utopian vision whether or not anyone else is interested in joining — or attending — their Church of Plus. Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ? “Again.

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Cognitive content strategy

Biznology

Managers of large sites must balance search AI with navigation IA. My job involves building content systems and platforms for the world’s largest private digital publisher— IBM. But as a site scales up, the level of difficulty in marking up and otherwise tagging content for findability increases exponentially. Cognitive search: The antidote to poor tagging.

Google Mobile Search Results Now Showing Images

KEO Marketing

Google is now showing image thumbnails in the mobile search results for select queries. A recent review by SearchEngineLand.com of Google’s mobile searches revealed that the queries that are affected seem to be product-based queries where the user might find an image of the product useful. Adding a photo to a search result can lead to better click-through rates.

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

Biznology

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. What does Google want?

An Introductory Guide to Google’s Search Console

Act-On

Do you have a direct line to Google? You know, that “ red telephone ” you pick up that helps you cut to the front of the line for anything Google related? The next best thing may be the Google Search Console. If the name “Webmaster Tools” rings a bell, then you probably have an idea what Search Console is. What is Google’s Search Console? Search Console, formerly Webmaster Tools prior to May 2015, is a no-charge web service by Google for the individuals who manage website properties. Navigating Search Console. Index Status.