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Help Google help you optimize your content for search


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?

Search Engine Marketing is Legion


I just discovered that Search Engine Marketing (SEM) isn’t just a rebrand of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), a marketing discipline that is almost universally damned as being shifty, black-hat, and more than just a little shady. In that chat, I learned the difference between Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing: SEO is tactical, SEM is strategic.

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


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% of the $2.24

Search success hinges on site speed


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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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. content. B2B Marketing.

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?


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.

Your team is the best content source for search


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

Essential SEO advice directly from Google


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.

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. Google is Fighting a Robot Army and a Zombie Horde. Google’s an angry God, a vengeful God. The post You can only win search by winning social appeared first on Biznology.

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. content. B2B Marketing.

Google is a lying liar that lies


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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Google chooses speed over content from sites


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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How Engaging Content Helps You Improve Your Search Rankings


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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The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools


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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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. What does Google want?

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. content. B2B Marketing.

Google+ on its Third Birthday


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 ? No more.

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How to be a Google+ success


It just occurred to me, after spending a week deep-diving into Google+ , that Plus is not a social network — or even a social layer — it’s a global reboot of the message board. There are cooler, smarter, funnier people on Google+ than we have in our own lives now. Google Plus is a Forum and Not a Social Network. That’s apparently how Google+ is set up.

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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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You’re doing a terrible job with search and social


My consulting includes doing very deep, thorough, site audits. I’m looking for issues that have been recently killing their recent performance on search. All of my clients are convinced that there’s something outside themselves that have resulted in their site crashing in organic search. He has been building is content empire for maybe over a decade. And why?

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.

21 Spectacular SEO and Search Marketing Stats and Facts


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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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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Would you erase yourself from Google search results?

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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.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools


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. Pricing: free.

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

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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

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update


Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot. also rock a 78 Klout score (maybe that matters to Google? Search Bourse.

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Five good reasons to ignore Google

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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.

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Why Google’s new head of search might not tell us anything


Google has a new head of its search division–who used to run its artificial intelligence group!  So, obviously that means that Google is going to radically change direction to inject way more AI into search right? Here are just a few reasons that this might not mean anything: Google is already doing it.  Maybe you saw the stories. Um, maybe not.

Why content marketing complements (but doesn’t replace) link building


Content marketing has often been conflated with link building. In fact, numerous SEOs have declared content marketing to be the new link building. But there’s one problem: Content marketing doesn’t actually secure links without promotion. Content marketing can certainly complement link building, but content marketing does NOT replace link building. BlockQuote).

Two Killer Google+ Mistakes

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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 don’t mean a brand identity. mean Eric Wittlake, as a person, does not exist on Google+.

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Write search optimized headlines but have a heart


When it comes to dominating search, especially when it comes to blogging and publishing, you need to always write your headlines and copy first for Google , then for people. Humans (and their flexible brains) are very forgiving when it comes to reading possibly stilted, “robotic,” keyword-explicit headlines and articles, but Google is not. To: WebEditors. Good luck!

France’s Google is different than ours


As part of that trip, I brought my unlocked Google Nexus 5 phone, my Apple iPad Air, and my x220 Lenovo ThinkPad in order to (try to, attempt to) keep up with email, business, and this blog. Google, too, doesn’t spend as much time innovating in France, from my limited, 10-day experience. One: visitors from the US cannot use Google the same way we do in the States. Right?

Using Web Analytics and Search Marketing for Better Decision Making


Google Analytics (Photo credit: Kansir). Yesterday, Rob Petersen, Tim Peter and I gave a Webinar on using analytics to make search marketing decisions.  How is your search marketing working? Your analytics are essential to your initial search marketing plan and improvement plans. Do you know how your Web analytics can drive your search improvement plan?

Google Shakes Up the Local Search World… (kinda)


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?


Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?


Adam’s an affiliate and an AdWords guru, par excellence, by profession; however, he also stays on top of organic search religiously just as part of creating content sublime enough to compel all the folks who click through from sponsored search, contextual ads, and display ads. ” Give Value to Google. Google Needs Copy and Content More than Inbound Links.

Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides


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 unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship


Google has a goal in mind and it has more to do with visitor identification as it relates to targeted advertising than it has to do with improving the quality, speed, or usefulness of searching or finding. This Google wants to triangulate real name with as much online behavior as possible. Google’s apps, products, phones, OSes, and services are just elaborate strategies to lure Internet denizens out of the cold and into the system. And Google makes quite a lot of money on the ads that are being run on many of these sites. Google’s conflicted.

Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks


Last week I shared a couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks  with you. If you have been obsessing on your Google Analytics numbers, cruising the SEO boards, and picking through MOZ and Woorank , wondering what Google wants and needs from you while scratching your head, then let me enlighten you! Google wants you to be successful! saved the best for last. Pathetic!

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Owning Google Search is so easy–yet very very hard


It’s the same thing with  search engine optimization (SEO)  and Google. . The entire SEO industry has been almost entirely fueled by exploiting shortcuts, loopholes, link syndicates, link conspiracies, strategic linking, shadow linking, and shadow content. Until Google really started rolling out Panda and Penguin algorithms. Google’s tightening and closing as many loopholes as it can get away with. Now, however, Google’s algorithm have become much smarter than just links, robots, and spiders. Image via CrunchBase. But, no more. If