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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?”. For example, a keyword like “finance” is searched for hundreds of thousands of times every month.

Help Google help you optimize your content for search

Biznology

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. And, if you do it right, your search results will be at least as pretty as these: I’m swinging a kettlebell for 90-seconds every 60-minutes. It’s really hard to get Google’s attention. Like this post?

Search Engine Marketing is Legion

Biznology

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 content to blog for Google search success

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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.

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.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Paid Search

Biznology

Here’s some of my best content on paid search: Why paid search is still frustrating for searchers. Are you frustrating buyers with your paid search ads? Global search marketing. The post Everything You Need to Know About Paid Search appeared first on Biznology. Should I stay away from highly competitive keywords? Like this post?

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. Sites that have dominated search in the recent past are being penalized or de-indexed, going from the first page to page twenty or being removed completely, stripping many eCommerce sites of millions of dollars in revenue. Don’t lead with links, lead with valuable content. Influencer Outreach. Do it!

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

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.

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. Have you spent thousands of dollars on search engine optimization (SEO) consultants and you’re still not ranking on Google the way you’d like? Google is Fighting a Robot Army and a Zombie Horde.

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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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? General Search and Google Stats and Facts. 1.

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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.

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.

The more the messier for content marketing SEO success

Biznology

You need to spend only 20% of the time you do on your content marketing and marketing SEO than you’re doing — at least for now. Churn out five-times the amount of content you’ve been writing then hit publish and walk away for a couple days. Then, feel free to get all anal retentive on your content — but only with the stuff you plan to add to your portfolio.

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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.

How to Dramatically Improve Organic Search Traffic

Webbiquity

If you want to dramatically improve your organic search traffic , you have to make your website better. To dominate the search engines results, your website must stand out from all the others in your field. You have to continuously improve and give your users reasons to spend more time on your website and engage with your content. Write the best content possible.

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. Often, however, basic search is only a crude indicator of intent.  It’s designed by the masses, and therefore it’s often wrong.

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Using Web Analytics and Search Marketing for Better Decision Making

Biznology

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? How leading organizations assess their search marketing.

Website search and filtering for content marketing

Biznology

Search methods can vary and, depending on your site content and the makeup of your audience, the underlying technology can be a challenge to pull off well. Beyond the technology, there are considerations about how search functionality serves your marketing goals. At first glance, free-form search would seem to be the obvious answer for most of us. Terminology.

Search Localization Changes Everything

KEO Marketing

Over the last two years Google has been focusing their efforts on better matching searchers with businesses in their own geographic area through localized search results. Here are some suggestions for being ranked higher in local search results. 1) Upgrade your Google my Business local business listing. Local SearchGoogle has released version 3.0 of Google My Business.

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?

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. Be Patient.

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.

Write search optimized headlines but have a heart

Biznology

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. This is where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Online Reputation Management (ORM) converge, where I live. I had a big pitch yesterday in NYC yesterday so I rode my motorcycle up and back. To: WebEditors.

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.

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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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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Do you have a unified search marketing strategy?

Biznology

Maybe it is just the constant shifting in tactics as a discipline becomes mature, but I’ve watched so many trends in search marketing over the years that it is easy to become jaded–to think that search marketing is dead, or that all of this stuff is “inside baseball” and nothing really matters. Content optimization is similar between SEO and WSO.

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

Biznology

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).

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. Google Search has a lot of eccentricities. Google Search is More Rain Man Than A Beautiful Mind. Google Search is more Rain Man than A Beautiful Mind. So, I chose www.gerr.is.

The search marketing no one talks about

Biznology

Search has been around a long time–since 1995–and even Google has been around since 1998. You would think that by now that we would all be doing every kind of search marketing there is. But most of us are wrong. I am sure that you are working on organic search, which most folks like to call Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. We don’t have a website search. .

Improve your content for website search

Biznology

Most of my clients want their website search to work–they really do. But they aren’t sure how to get all the folks who create the content all over their organization to do it right. You’ve probably heard that quote before, but how does it apply to website search? Don’t stand around hoping people will fix their content. You get what you measure.

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?

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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3 Insights from Search Insider Summit

Biznology

I had the good fortune to deliver a keynote address  at the Search Insider Summit (SIS) in Key Largo, Florida on May 6th. The venues can’t be beat and your access to experts is unmatched in the world of search marketing conferences. This leads to impoverished investment in content marketing, and other problems. Voice search. We do this because queries are ambiguous.

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. properties).

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. Second, optimize news releases themselves for search.