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How and Why To Set Your Site Up for Google’s Rich Answers

Act-On

What’s a “rich answer”? A “rich answer” is any attempt by Google to answer the searcher’s query in search results in a way not requiring a click through to a website.             – Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting. Featured Snippets:  These are results extracted by Google from third-party websites and shown at the top of the web search results. Consider a quiz. An app.

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Google chooses speed over content from sites

Biznology

So, Google knows that it’s being judged more on the smooth transition from search results to website. Google also knows that the top result receive exponentially more clicks than the second result which receives exponentially more clicks than the third, and so on. Your site isn’t more than 5 gigs and it’s not like you’re running a newspaper. 

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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. Also, to my company site, Gerris digital , and to a former client’s site, too, DCBIA.

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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! Like this post?

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Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

Journey site. popular sites and properties to where consumers. from sites like Alexa, SimilarWeb, and Compete. resources Blog, social, email Google Analytics, biannual. editor) Blog, social, email, paid distribution Google Analytics, engagement. on social Google Analytics, engagement. Content. Methodology: A Best. All rights reserved. Definition II. In the.

A couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Too few webmasters move beyond Google Analytics , which is a pity. Google Webmaster Tools is all you really need to become a Google-whisperer. Do it for Google. There’s two ways to signify your language and location to Google and they are through the use of Hreflang Tags and through Country Targeting. Strangely enough, Google’s a little odd.

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Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Last week I shared a couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks  with you. This week, I have three more, sitemaps, data highlighting, and site speed. 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 has carnal knowledge of social

Biznology

Twitter and Google have made amends. Before then, Google built its real-time-web on the immediacy of Twitter, drinking deeply from the nowness of its river of news. Then Twitter cut Google completely off, blocking direct access to the pulse of the Internet. Google+, reddit, and Disqus, for example). In the past, this was not the case. This is no longer the case.

How to fix Google+

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Whether you think Google+ is dead, dying, or still on the rise, one thing is certain: something has to change. Google+ was meant to take on Facebook. This is an economic imperative for a company built on: a) collecting personal information that can be turned into ads and b) finding ways to have you spend more time on their sites so you can see those ads. And it is). And it is).

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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. Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week’s Google Mobile Friendly Update: Are you ready for Mobilegeddon? Big Google mobile algorithm update on 4/21/2015.

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7 Local Business Listing Sites You Should Claim Now

Vertical Response

But, once you claim your listing, you can control what information and images are shown on these sites about your business, which is certainly worth the effort. There are several sites your business could be listed on, so how do you choose the best? Here are our top 7 business listing sites you should claim and/or update: 1. Have any sites to add to our list? ” 5.

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Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

you Google it, you’ll find a thousand different blog posts. you have your site, it sort of weaves this seamless web. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II.

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

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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! Do it!

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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.

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Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides

Webbiquity

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. Why you can’t ignore Google’s new Universal Analytics by iMedia Connection. How to Quickly (and Correctly) Track Google Analytics Across Multiple Domains by Moz. have phone numbers on their sites.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

are running your site on WordPress, your best bet is to. on each of our primary distribution channels (email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+). ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. Introduction 3 II. Now that’s ROI!

Five good reasons to ignore Google

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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). Conforming to SEO best practices forces us into a very small creative box, and the more we we get creative and stray from that box, the less likely we will show up in Google’s search results. Google is holding us back.

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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Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

Biznology

Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google. Google+ as Social Layer. If You Want to Produce Video Content You Need to Join Google+. Isn’t that interesting?

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 ? No more.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 7 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Create and Maintain Regularly Updated Reference Content Every B2B site should produce cornerstone reference content that is. the most shared content on the Moz site this year by some margin. Video on a site adds more than two minutes of dwell time. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing.

Cool & Useful Sites for the Holidays

Paul Gillin

While I was familiar with several of these sites, I hadn’t heard of gems like Yap.tv, Wantful and Trippy. Google+ Hangouts. Through sites like this, shopping online is no longer an isolated event. These sites allow you converse with friends (through Skype and chat), compile lookbooks for your friends and family’s seal of approval, and most importantly, buy online. 7. Make someone’s day brighter with this site that allows you to send a lucky person a gift of your choosing. The site also has an app available for your phone or tablet device.

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6 SEO Tools to Analyze Your Site Like Google Does

Hubspot

Google is constantly tweaking their algorithm -- just look at the history of Google's 2011 algorithm updates chronicled on this very blog to get a little snapshot. That said, there are a number of tools out there -- some free, some paid -- that help you to look at your own site the way that Google sees it. and a Google bot! 1) Webmaster Tools. Yikes.

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France’s Google is different than ours

Biznology

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?

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

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? Google Bourse.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 7 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Create and Maintain Regularly Updated Reference Content Every B2B site should produce cornerstone reference content that is. the most shared content on the Moz site this year by some margin. Video on a site adds more than two minutes of dwell time. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!

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Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

Biznology

asked him what he thought of Hummingbird, Google’s latest search algorithm, and he said: “Aside from just making sure you have all of the share and +1 buttons sorted out on your sites and committing to Google Authorship, the only thing that’s left is simple: creating content that gives value to Google.” ” Give Value to Google.

Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship

Biznology

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.

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Google+

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

My name is Ray, and I’m a Google+ addict. Google+ is the place for me … and maybe for you too. The “plus” in Google+ is the skeleton key that opens the doors to the wonders of the Googleverse: YouTube, GMail, Android, Drive and more.You can trip on the high resolution images, the awesome photos and gifs and spend days reading insightful posts. Site reputation.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 7 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Create and Maintain Regularly Updated Reference Content Every B2B site should produce cornerstone reference content that is. the most shared content on the Moz site this year by some margin. Video on a site adds more than two minutes of dwell time. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.

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Google Retires Google Authorship

Vertical Response

Google announced yesterday that after three years, the company has retired Google Authorship. Authorship joins other retired Google products like Google Reader to face an early Google grave. We saw the writing on the wall a few months ago when we shared that Google reduced the appearance of Authorship photos in search engine results pages (SERPs).

Google Authorship brings your staff out from behind your brand

Biznology

Encourage your entire staff to link their Google+ profiles to your business site. According to the instructions, it’s not limited to journals, papers, blogs, magazine, or social sites. Your corporate site is just dandy. So, Make sure they have a real profile photo with a recognizable headshot uploaded to Google+. But it’s not for everyone.

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8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords

Salesfusion

Afterall, using the term “Google” as a verb didn’t become part of our everyday vernacular for nothing! Using Google AdWords for SEM. There are several tools you can use if you’re launching a PPC campaign, although one of the best options is Google AdWords. In a nutshell, Google AdWords works by surfacing your ad when users search for certain keywords. Marketing Insights.

4 Google Chrome Extensions For Digital Marketers

B2B Marketing Insider

Google Chrome extensions offer some great tools to help with digital marketing. This tool helps you quickly view the power and authority of a website to determine if the site is worth reaching out to for partnership and/or advertising opportunities. Instead of manually seeking out specific key SEO data about a given site, use the MOZBar extension to grab all of this info on the go.

Can Google find you in your online store?

Biznology

No longer will the spoils go to the sites with the best links and optimization, it’ll go to the sites that are most engaged with their communities, and it’ll go to the sites that keep up with the march of technology and trends. For Google, this means broken links, broken pages, ten-year-old templates. Don’t get Google wrong. lives. Use it.

Hello Ello: What You Need to Know About This New Social Networking Site

Vertical Response

In Facebook’s decade-long quest for market saturation, the social networking behemoth has many users questioning the site’s validity. Is a new social networking site the solution to the seemingly-growing list of Facebook concerns? Those interested in joining may request an invite on the site, but those invitations are slow in coming. Ello is totally ad-free.

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Implement the powerful CloudFlare CDN for free today

Biznology

As I have said again and again in posts like  Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks ,  Your website sucks , and  Search success hinges on site speed , Google has a need, a need for speed. Step Three: add your site. They’ve worked so hard at optimizing their search for speed and responsiveness that they do not suffer fools gladly. for free. actually do. I

Tips and Tricks for Using Hashtags on Social Media Sites

Marketing Action

They’re used on every major social media site except LinkedIn, and they’re also used on many smaller social sites, like Vine. Google+. Google Search. Let’s take a look at each of these sites, and discover some best practices for  using hashtags on social media. Hashtags on Google+. Google+ beats Facebook in terms of hashtag functionality.

CDNs have what Google needs, speed

Biznology

Google has maintained its austere minimalism, mostly unchanged since 1997, because, as I have said before, speed is king. Google’s like Meb Keflezighi: built for speed. Like Meb, Google prefers to do his daily training runs with the like-paced. You need to be that runner, you need to make sure your site is spry, fleet-footed! not Jeb! Go git ’em, Tiger.

Google and Consumers Agree: You Need a Mobile-Friendly Ecommerce Site

Hubspot

There are plenty of ecommerce sites running fully functioning, profitable operations sans a physical footprint. Indeed, a mobile-friendly site is absolutely a necessity in the ecommerce world. If you haven''t already, get started with responsive design to make your site more accessible, regardless of device. Simple: a consumer-wide shift in shopping habits. Yet, 53% of U.S.