How to Optimize Your Content for Google's Featured Snippet Box
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Featured Snippet is shown in some search engine results pages (SERPs), usually when a question-based query is being searched for. From a sample of just under 5,000 queries, I found that the CTR to the HubSpot website for high volume keywords increased by over 114% , even when we ranked #1 (just below the Featured Snippet -- like in the example below). What's a Featured Snippet?
How to Find the Best Keywords for Optimizing Your Website Content
DECEMBER 3, 2014
If you’re new to the world of SEO and online marketing , you may not remember a time when you were able to see every keyword that drove traffic to your site through search engines – and how much traffic each keyword was generating. You can find the top queries that have driven traffic to your site over the past three months with this tool. On Google+ or LinkedIn?
Mobile Search Engine Optimization Best Practices
MARCH 6, 2015
It may have been true once that you could assume that a mobile user looking for your products or services would also be looking on the desktop, but a 2014 study from comScore indicates that there is a growing percentage of websites with a sizable cohort of “mobile-only users” – that is, the “portion of a publisher’s Total Digital Population that never visited their website via desktop.”.
How to Optimize a Blog Post (No SEO Wizard’s Hat Required)
MARCH 19, 2015
One of the biggest reasons companies start a business blog is to drive more search engine traffic to their site. Optimizing your blog posts for search engines is only one part of creating a successful company blog. If you’ve got the other parts of your blog working, even a modest stream of traffic can be enough to make a blog worthwhile. Link to other pages on your website.
7 SEO Tactics Most Marketers Ignore
JULY 29, 2016
Search engine optimization has a reputation for being hard and brutally competitive. Given what good search engine optimization can do, this is downright depressing. Search engine traffic matters – it makes up 51% of visits to most sites , according to BrightEdge. And search engine traffic converts: “ SEO leads have a 14.6% SEO search engine optimization SEO tactics
Search Engine (Optimization) or the User Experience?
MARCH 1, 2013
These days, when talking about your website, it is imperative that you factor in search engines and search engine optimization (SEO) into your site. How your site places in search engines is a critical factor in driving traffic to your site, and thusly the success of your site. for a quick primer read this SEOMoz article ). However. So what do you think?
5 Predictions for SEO in 2016
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Whether it’s clickthrough rate in the search results or time on site, how people interact with your pages has major consequences for your traffic. The sunnier side of that is if you can get good at marking up your content, you might see a big boost in traffic. The days of keyword stuffing and over-optimizing content are way over. Ever watched a big SEO update roll out?
SEO 101: The 5 Parts of Your Site You Should Keyword Optimize
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
There''s one simple rule of thumb that remains a tried-and-tested technique for SEO success: optimizing your website with relevant and targeted keywords. By having a well-optimized site, you''ll start to see results like an improved quality of visitor, higher conversion rates, and in the end -- more closed customers. But there''s good news! Start With a Site Audit. Duh, right?)
How to Audit Your Website for Improved SEO and Conversions
JANUARY 24, 2013
When was the last time you gave your website a checkup? Website audits are extremely valuable and absolutely necessary before beginning any large-scale SEO or website redesign projects. Auditing your website can determine whether or not it's optimized to achieve your goals, and if not, how you can improve it to increase performance. Do I know what to do next?
What is Social Media Marketing?
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” Because none of this actually works without Google’s love and referral, I have included SEM, a subset of which is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). monitoring (what are people saying about you?),
The Quality Update, “Phantom 2”, Launches. Learn How Google Has Changed the Way It Assesses Website Quality.
EMagine B2B Blog
JUNE 4, 2015
If you noticed that your website’s organic stats and rankings took a bit of a hit in the beginning of May, then you may have been hit by Google’s latest update. One has to wonder whether or not Google decided to make this update in order to keep “how-to” search traffic for itself. Surprise! WikiHow and Answers.com also appear to have been effected.
Optimize Your Content for Inbound Marketing: Part 2
JUNE 23, 2014
Now that I have your attention … Welcome to Part Deux of our two-part series about how to optimize your content for inbound, in which we continue to share insights from Arnie Kuenn, CEO of Vertical Measures (and bestower of the above quote), about getting found and getting known. It’s a how-to on optimizing your content to be found by search (and searchers). Thankfully, no.
5 Things To Look At When Optimizing Your Post For SEO (GIFS)
EMagine B2B Blog
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
So you wrote new content for your website and now you’re ready to get it posted. Before you do that you’re going to want to optimize it for SEO. In this post we are going to look at tips you can use to optimize your blog post. In order for your title to display properly in the SERPs, you will want to keep it between 50-60 characters. Title Tag. Meta Description. .
A Simple Approach to Prioritizing Your Mobile Optimization Efforts
OCTOBER 22, 2012
Optimize and whatnot. I get it. We all know mobile optimization is important, but even still, only 16% of marketers have developed a mobile strategy aimed at customer engagement, according to a CMO Council study. This post isn't going to give you an exhaustive list of everything you need to do to be completely mobile optimized. Prioritize Mobile Site Optimization If.
20 (More of the) Best SEO Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
SEO remains the most cost-effective way to drive website traffic. B2B websites often receive anywhere from 30%-60% from organic search, with 50% or more sometimes coming from Google alone. HOW TO: Guide to Performing Website Audits by Techipedia. How to Optimize PDFs and Documents for Search by Link-Assistant.com. But SEO is changing. Example: “2.)
Measuring Year-End Marketing KPIs – Where’s the Data?
DECEMBER 4, 2015
In today’s post we’ll look at common marketing KPIs and their data sources, and review some information about website analytics tools. Many social and website analytics platforms exist today. Website Analytics. Conversion Rate Per Traffic Source. Goal Completions Per Traffic Source. Total Clicks from search engine results page (SERP). Where did the year go?
Launching a Redesigned Website Could be the Best Marketing Decision You’ll Make in 2016
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Websites make you money when they get traffic and convert visitors into leads. site redesign can help you optimize your assets for marketing conversions and search visibility, bringing you scalable ROI and more quality leads. The first question you should ask yourself is why / how your website makes you money. Conversion optimized. SEO is a bloodsport.
Everything B2B Marketers Need to Know about Google’s Upcoming Mobile Algorithm Update
APRIL 14, 2015
In this post, I will walk you through what you need to know about the update and share how we have helped our B2B clients prioritize mobile initiatives and set expectations internally regarding the impact the update might have on organic traffic performance. It is reported to have a bigger impact on queries and websites than any Panda or Penguin update. ” Source.
48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
What’s most important–on-page optimization, link building, or technical SEO? The practice of SEO has (of course) changed considerably over the past few years, and Courtney Seiter recognizes those changes in this noteworthy guide explaining what exactly SEO is today, how search engines rank content, and what SEO professionals do now to optimize websites for search.
Three Ways to Rock Organic Search Results
DECEMBER 15, 2014
Every business could benefit from more website or brick and mortar visits. When someone conducts a search online and uses keywords related to your business, or searches branded terms (like the name of your company), it’s important your business appears high on the SERP (search engine results page). These results are called SERPs. All rights reserved.
23 Expert SEO Link Building Guides and Tools
MARCH 19, 2013
Optimizing the release for the focus keywords and submitted with the right service is a good strategy – especially when combined with an on-going PR effort to build excitement for news and participate in reviews, stories and roundups.” Leave fresh, useful and informative comments and create a backlink to your website.” So what types of links should you avoid? ’”.
21 Decoded SEO Terms Everyone Should Know
JULY 16, 2014
Do Search Engine Optimization ( SEO ) terms have you confused? Inbound links Inbound links also known as backlinks are incoming links from another website or page that direct or point back to your own site or page. Indexed page A page on your website that has been “crawled” or read by search engine bots and stored. Are you lost in a sea of inexplicable acronyms?
B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search
Modern B2B Marketing
JULY 23, 2009
The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Terry Whalen, a partner at CPC Search , a full-service SEM agency that optimizes PPC campaigns on behalf of its clients. Picture an e-commerce company selling products via credit card on its website. Another important difference between consumer and B2B is that typically the SEM manager has fewer data points on which to optimize and grow the account. This is because — all other things being equal — there are few conversions in a given time period on which to optimize.
Best Cool SEO Tools of 2011
MARCH 1, 2012
Need to analyze the optimization status of an existing website? Free Tools to Find and Analyze SERP Dominators (for Competitor Research) by Search Engine Journal. Cool Free SEO Website Tools by Abnormal Marketing. Challenges in Automated Traffic Reporting by The Daily SEO Blog. SEO is a blend of art and science. Identify promising keywords? Single-Tool Reviews.
Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
by MediaPost SearchBlog Social media sites now drive more traffic to many popular sites—including Comedy Central, NFL.com and Netflix—than Google does. Among the findings: “Three-quarters of all executives said they watched work-related videos on business websites at least once a week, and more than half did the same on YouTube.” Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S.
Why it’s Important For B2B Marketers to Get on The Google+ Bandwagon
JULY 10, 2014
This is another way to help establish authorship: On your website, make sure you have Google Authorship set up ( using the rel=author tag in author bylines). With this integration and Google Authorship having such a major presence in search results, it only stands to reason that Google+ could have an SEO influence on your company’s traffic. It Could Have SEO Influence.
3 Top Takeaways from SMX West 2015
MARCH 19, 2015
Because the site that is listed there, is going to get that traffic and #1 won’t mean anything in terms of traffic. also recommend checking out Mark Traphagen’s recap of the Direct Answers panel, which covered a lot of information on how direct answers are transforming SERPs and what businesses can do to ensure their content is shown. 2. Mobile First is a Real Thing.
SEO FYI: Page Title Optimization for the B2B Website
B2B Ideas @ Work
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
Your website is the hub of your B2B marketing efforts, so it’s critical that it be found on search engines. One of the simplest, yet most important steps to improve your B2B website’s search engine rankings is to optimize the page title. So your time and efforts toward ranking well won't generate much traffic. Need help optimizing your B2B marketing website?
20 Online Marketing Tools That Boost Campaign Results
JULY 19, 2016
SERP Snippet Optimization Tool. How we use it : This tool gives our SEO team an opportunity to see how a page will appear in SERPs before hitting “publish.” Button Optimizer. Button Optimizer allows users to design and customize CTA buttons in minutes. This Google Chrome extension logs all HTTP traffic between Google Chrome and the internet.
A Few Quick SEO Wins Your Google+ Page Needs
MAY 15, 2014
This post will give you some strategies for optimizing your Google+ page and some news about publishing to Google+ from HubSpot. All links in this section besides your verified website link are follow links , giving those pages a little SEO boost in the SERPs. Here''s an example of what HubSpot''s Google+ page looks like on a SERP: The SEO Benefit. SEO Social Media
SEO Isn’t Mystical
OCTOBER 8, 2015
SEO, short for search engine optimization, encompasses any activities to increase your ranking in search engine results in order to drive more traffic to your website. SERP: Here’s another simple one for you — SERP is just an acronym for search engine results page. Link Building: Actively cultivating incoming links to your website. Marketing Insights.
11 expectations to have from a great SEO proposal
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
54% of consumers find a website through natural search (source: Forrester ). 31% click through to the websites in the first position of natural search (source: MOZ ). 95% of clicks to a website occur on the first page of nature search (source: MOZ). So an analysis of competitor’s keywords, web traffic, and links should be present. How do you know? Like this post?
22 Must Know SEO Writing Tips for Higher Rankings
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Despite all the speculation in the industry, SEO is not dead , and it can still help you rank in SERPs when creating content. Don’t worry, no keyword spamming or black hat tactics. I’m talking about writing optimized content using Google-friendly best practices. SEO Writing Tips: 22 Ways to Rank Higher in SERPs. 1. Add optimized pics. Image source. The answer is yes.
The Difference Between SEO & SEM
JANUARY 30, 2013
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it refers to the process of increasing your website’s search engine ranking for a specific keyword or set of keywords. Said another way, search engines look for specific things on and off of your website that determines whether or not it’s relevant for a specific query, and SEO is the goal of doing those things. Search engine marketing is the strategy to increase your traffic and sales through the search engine channel. Businesses are in a bidding war for every click that drives them to their website. Marketing?