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Five levers of relevance for digital authors

Biznology

In my last article, Stop doing short-term campaigns , I said that cognitive effort was the “lever of relevance.” So if you want to geek out on it, read the book Audience, Relevance, and Search. This post is just for those who don’t want to geek out on it but just want some practical advice on how to increase relevance for their audiences. ” etc.

Accelerate Conversions with Clean Data and Relevant Content

It's All About Revenue

Among some of the most frustrating challenges marketers face, easy access to relevant content, a clean integrated contact database, and responsive cross device email options create hurdles on a daily basis. Additionally, individual users can subscribe to content triggering automated notifications as soon as new content assets become available. Product News

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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How a Content Refresh Can Help You Stay Relevant

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Elaine Ip If you’re a savvy digital marketer, you’ve probably been on the content marketing train for years. Bonus points for you, but is that pile of existing content starting to look a little stale? For those in a fast-paced industry, some of your best content might start to look stale after only a year or two. Why Should I Spend Time Refreshing Old Content?

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.

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

The report showcases four content factors which the authors feel correlate to higher rankings: Semantically relevant and semantically comprehensive wording. Long form/higher word-count content. Enriched content with diverse media. Easy to read content. Co-citation is a clustering method used to identify similar content through shared citations. Page B.

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

The report showcases four content factors which the authors feel correlate to higher rankings: Semantically relevant and semantically comprehensive wording. Long form/higher word-count content. Enriched content with diverse media. Easy to read content. Co-citation is a clustering method used to identify similar content through shared citations. Page B.

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. Jimmy Fallon?)

Ad Retargeting: It’s About Context, Relevance & Value

Synecore

The exponential the increase in “big data” aggregation has paved the way for advanced online advertising technologies such as ad retargeting, which allows brands to micro-segment their audience in order to serve up contextually relevant ads in just the right place and at just the right time. Context, Relevance, and Value. Be relevant without being creepy. Annoyance Factor.

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.

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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Searching For Content? Start Looking In.

Synecore

Even the most harried marketer holds the key to fast-but-fabulous content creation, right at your fingertips. Pick up the phone, reach across your desk, click a few keys, hang out around the water cooler, and you’ll find a wealth of content that’s relevant, timely, and interesting enough to share. Repurpose the Content You’ve Already Created. Fret not. In the backyard.

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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! The goal, of course, is to own as many search results as you can — own, not just news about you — across the first two pages of Google search. Actually control. It’s simple.

7 key roles in digital marketing

Biznology

“What kind of team do you need to create outside-in marketing content?” But it has occurred to me since the talk that my team is somewhat unusual. I run an internal center of excellence that helps IBM marketing teams create more outside-in marketing content. But let’s assume you do need to start from scratch to build a content marketing team from the ground up.

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.

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. It then serves up content based on a digital algorithm that is tested and refined by user interaction. The next generation of search will be informed by social—sometimes referred to as social search.

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Is Author Rank Really Relevant?

Hubspot

This was one of the accounts of the carnage: Google’s John Mueller has announced that Google is making a major change in the search results around authorship. Specifically, Google is dropping the profile photo and circle count from the search listings where authorship is assigned to a web page. Search performance got better. Create relevant content.

The essential guide to building your business through Twitter search

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

 . Many business professionals believe the Twitter search function is the most powerful tool for marketing insight ever created. If you search Google, Bing or Yahoo, your results will be articles, videos, and websites. But if you search Twitter, the results are real-time conversations. The basics of search are extremely easy to master. More Search Tips. Steelers.

Stop doing short-term digital campaigns

Biznology

Regular readers know my work focuses on building more relevant content for the target audience. How do I build content to meet their most pressing needs? How do I get this content in front of them in a timely manner? Still, a lot of the answers require a lot of effort and investment, especially for large content organizations. The alternative: Evergreen content.

5 Essential tools to attract a relevant audience to your blog

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Let’s look at five great social media tools to ensure you attract a relevant audience to your blog posts. 1. When you are searching through Google for content you often see the authors picture displayed in the search results: The person in the picture is Amy Porterfield.  As I know Amy and value her as an expert in her field I am more likely to click on this post in the search results.

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

Webbiquity

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. Searchers want to find the most relevant results.

How Does Content Marketing Help with SEO?

Webbiquity

Content marketing and SEO are often written about and addressed separately. There have been theories surrounding Google’s algorithm that question if content marketing as important as people think it is for a business’ rankings for years, but there’s no doubting that efficiently marketing quality copy is beneficial to any SEO strategy. The answer: through content marketing.

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A Brief History of Search & SEO

Hubspot

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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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? Unfortunately for the search giant, their customers learned the lesson.

What is structured content?

Biznology

Structured content is the most important trend in digital marketing that you’ve probably never heard of. Of all the stories and advice in our book Outside-In Marketing: Using Big Data to Guide Your Content Marketing , the one that has attracted the most questions from my colleagues is the section on structured content. All that did was change the shape of the content.

You’re doing a terrible job with search and social

Biznology

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?

Klout innovation will power search engine results

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

In a radical turn for the company, Klout will enable targeted and specific “influencer” content creation though an initiative called “Klout Experts” that will begin showing up as the lead items in Bing search engine results. Your activity through Klout can propel you to the top of organic search results. Influencers and search. Why this matters.

Branded content just another shade of fake news?

Biznology

great deal of what we now call “content marketing” can be traced back to basic business blogging where a brand built audiences by attracting informed search to valuable, relevant content. Today we are buried in the broadest possible interpretation of “content” with little clue to the motivation behind its creation. Probably not.

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

Biznology

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.

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. Sample review:  “Turns your content creation into a magazine, while it can also be embedded on WordPress sites too.”

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Paid Advertising 101: Understanding Search and Display Advertising

Synecore

Search and display advertising on major platforms like Google AdWords and Bing Ads (Yahoo!/Bing Bing Network) gives your business an efficient means to scale your brand message and content by tapping into their massive networks to show relevant ads to the people who are most likely to be interested in your products and services. Search Advertising via the Google Search Network.

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. Searchers are looking for the FASTEST path to desired content.

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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? Search Result Site Links. Create Relevant Content.

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. It is encouraging to note that all but one of those tactics remains relevant more than half a decade later, albeit with a few modifications to specific steps or updated resources. Trade Show Appointments.

Search: what is it good for?

Biznology

How well does Search serve us? Something I believe we all take for granted, or overlook entirely, is the nature of search. When we think of searching for something, most of us invariably look to Google. If we “Googled” Search Engines, we’d discover there are indeed alternatives, but with some limitations as well. The post Search: what is it good for?

The Future of Mobile: Visual Search

Synecore

Two tech news stories recently caught my eye that, when taken together, suggest that the future of mobile discovery lies with the visual search engine. As reported in TechCrunch, Mobli want to use the cash to launch and expand its visual search engine, enabling its users to “see the world through other people’s eyes.”. The New Approach: Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR).

How to Find Opportunity in a Paid Search Strategy

Synecore

While SEO techniques are highly useful for organic searches , which in turn can drive a large amount of traffic to your site, the opportunities with paid search can be optimized to allow you to micro-target prospects and consumers. For paid search, you typically have four options: Google AdWords, the Yahoo and Bing networks, ad retargeting, and demand side platforms: Google AdWords.

How Content & SEO Marketers Can Help Each Other Be Successful

ScribbleLive

Breaking down the silos that separate content marketers from other functions within an organization has been an ongoing theme on our blog recently. We’ve discussed content’s relationship with product marketing , demand generation , as well as sales and customer success. The dynamic between content marketing and SEO is interesting. There has been overlap in responsibility and function between the two roles within the last few years as a result of Google’s growing emphasis on content quality for ranking rewards. Evergreen Content Makes Everyone Happy. Next up?

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Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers: Content + Search + Social = Impact

Savvy B2B Marketing

So the challenge becomes: “How do we create content that is genuinely helpful and credible to buyers?” Content should help, not sell. The selection process might start with your potential customer conducting a web search on the problem she seeks to solve, such as “managing online marketing.” This presents an opportunity to connect with potential buyers at the earliest stage of the selection process, by providing content that educates and solves the greater problem. Make content highly visible online to improve search.