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The Death of SEO? The Evolution of Search Engine Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

That is the title of the Forbes article forwarded to me this weekend proclaiming SEO will be dead in the near distant future. I’m not going to link to the article; you can find it pretty easily on Forbes if interested. The Evolution of Search and Social. The Death of SEO.

The Marketer's Guide to Search Engine Optimizing Non-Written Content

Hubspot

Instead of giving search engines a title that has nothing to do with the image, rename the file with a keyword phrase that describes what the image is. Help search engines get a better sense of the story your page tells by referencing the image within your written content.

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What is Social Media Marketing?

Biznology

Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” Driving Search Traffic to Your Company’s Website.

The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

Webbiquity

Optimizing all of the factors that can impact search ranking can be approached in different ways. Provides organic, maps & mobile search rankings; citations, reviews, and backlinks; competitor benchmarking; and integration with Google Analytics, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

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Facebook Instant Articles: Bad for Marketers, OK for Publishers, but Great for Facebook

Hubspot

When Facebook recently launched Instant Articles , the internet and publishing community was buzzing. Publishers were excited -- by hosting their own articles within Facebook but still displaying their own ads, they could generate more traffic and attention from the Facebook community.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity

” As indicated by the posts from Search Engine Watch and All Twitter highlighted below, that is starting to change, but only just. Beyond Search & Social: Online Marketing in 2014 by Search Engine Journal.

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3 Website Metrics to Watch Daily

Puzzle Marketer

If you own a website or blog then naturally you should be monitoring whether it is accomplishing your goals or not. Below are 3 key website metrics that I watch every day: Daily Visits (Google Analytics) – Although you’re thinking this is an obvious choice, you’d be surprised at how it’s overlooked. Links to Your Site (Google Webmaster Tools) – The currency on the web is valuable outbound links to websites you value.

This One Thing Has Become The New SEO Reputation Management Secret This Year

Webbiquity

More and more consumers are now using social media and review websites to make all kinds of purchasing decisions. In this article, I will be going over one of the biggest kept secrets of this year when it comes to managing your reputation online. What Search Engines Are Looking For?

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity

What are the best days and times for Facebook updates? State of Search ). Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are the most popular social networks with search engine marketers. But…20% of all divorces are blamed on Facebook. Facebook Facts and Statistics.

How To Analyze and Grow Website Visits

Webbiquity

If your responsibilities including managing and optimizing website results for a small to midsized organization, chances are you’re using Google Analytics to track website traffic. Google Analytics is used on more than half of all websites. Partner websites (e.g.,

5 Fascinating Facebook Stats & What They Mean for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

During our last training, we discussed Facebook and what recent updates and statistics mean for our clients, and B2B marketers in general. Several of the statistics were eye opening; for anyone who thinks that Facebook isn’t for B2B marketers, it’s time to think again.

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Your keywords suck and are outdated

Biznology

You probably built your website years ago by now. Another example is a service I offered which cleaned bad search engine results off of Google. I called it defensive SEO then defensive search. Related articles.

5 Reasons Why Hiring Your Facebook Friend to Build Your Website is the Worst Idea Ever

Vertical Response

You may think it’s a smart move to save by hiring someone you know to build your company website, such as your brother-in-law, the neighbor’s teen or a Facebook friend, but that’s a horrendously bad idea, one that will cost you more in the long-run.

37 Fantastic SEO Guides, Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

Considering that the average b2b website gets about 40% of traffic from organic search , with some sites getting as much as two-thirds of all visits via search engines, effective search engine optimization (SEO) remains a vital strategy.

How To Squeeze More SEO Out Of Your B2B Marketing Budget Priorities

KoMarketing Associates

SEO, Paid Search, and Google AdWords were fourth on the priority list, with 58% of respondents indicating they will increase budgets for these initiatives in the coming year. Website Development. Keyword strategy , particularly for new website components or sections being added.

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Five Marketing Metrics that are Definitely NOT “Worthless”

Webbiquity

Now iMedia Connection is a widely respected marketing publication; its posts and stories are frequently spot-on and highly share-worthy, but this article misses the mark. This isn’t to say that Facebook should be a central part of every company’s social strategy.

Agency: Bottom-Line Boosters for Marketing Agencies to Adopt in the New Year

Act-On

If you’ve ever tried to view a non-optimized website on a mobile phone screen, you probably didn’t spend much time on that site. You can integrate Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn into a single publishing interface, easily schedule and share your content, and measure the results.

30 SEO Best Practices for B2B Organizations in 2017

KoMarketing Associates

Here are 30 essential best practices and tips to help improve your search engine optimization strategy in 2017. Once pain points have been discovered, you can guide strategies to create highly targeted blog posts, industry news articles, webinars, product videos, and more. According to the 2016 B2B Buyer’s Survey conducted by Demand Gen Report, 69 percent of B2B buyers say the most influential aspect of a company’s website is content that speaks directly to their needs.

40 (of the) Best SEO Guide, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a key component in designing and developing an effective website , as well as the core of web presence optimization (WPO). such as “Was the article edited well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced?,”

Three Tips for Boosting SEO with Social Media

KEO Marketing

There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not social media activity and posts are ranked by the search engines, or if they help with search engine optimization (SEO). Long-form posts on LinkedIn will show up in Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs).

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24 reasons SEO and social media are inextricably linked

Biznology

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is is the process of getting website traffic from “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” listings on search engines. 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine (source: Search Engine Journal ).

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Google Authorship is Changing the Game for SEO and Digital Marketing

Biznology

At first, it looked like a great way for bloggers and sites to promote their content and hopefully get noticed in the otherwise bland search engine results pages. To read more about this “hidden” benefit read this article at Search Engine Land. .

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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.

12 Simple Ways to Build Links Through Events

KoMarketing Associates

While we don’t always love giving away our personal information, make sure to fill out your website URL info. As a speaker, you typically get a number of benefits including free tickets, brand exposure at the show, and a bio/link on the website.

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How to Tame Panda and Penguin with WPO

Webbiquity

those with over-optimized content [written for search engines rather than humans], paid links, too many links from low-quality sources, too many links with the same anchor text, etc.) But done well, a blog fosters social engagement, improves organic search results and generates leads.

How To Create B2B Website Content That Sells

B2B Marketing Insider

For B2B Internet marketing and websites, the axiom is “content is king.”. Content is what people – and search engines – are looking for. Here are the nine things to keep in mind for killer B2B website content. However, most website visitors are not ready to buy from you.

Feed the beast: 7 practical tips to improve your blog’s search ranking

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There’s plenty of talk about the future of search and whether it’s as important as it used to be. People now discover content in many places and a search on Google is just one of them. billion monthly searches , Google search results are still very important for your business.

The “Marketing” Guide for Higher Education Content Marketing

Fathom

With blogs, websites, videos, social media and a host of other options available as promotional avenues, the prospect of beginning the actual marketing part of content marketing can seem…daunting to say the least. 1) Website. Welcome back marketers.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? Paid search ads, however, still outperform both.

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

In order to foil misbehavior and to tamp down as much of the wonton manipulation of search, Google has implemented authorship associated with real names, real identities, reputation, track record, share-worthiness, popularity, true organic behavior patters, and patterns of impact and penetration.

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The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? A blogger might love a brand and want to do all he can to promote it, but at the end of the day, his top priority is gaining traffic and credibility for his website.

Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

Biznology

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.

What, How, and When to Measure Your Facebook Marketing

Content Standard

Facebook will be a teenager in 2017; the big 1-3. In that time, you’ve become adept at Facebook marketing. Over the years, Facebook has navigated innovative technological advancements and experimented with various business models.

Need More Website Visitors? Get Back to Basics

Hubspot

Increasing website traffic and visitors isn''t like playing roulette -- there are a few tried-and-true ways people do it. To make sure you''re in-the-know on these tips, we’ve broken down some of the best ways you can generative traffic to your website in the post below.

8 Reasons Your B2B Website Is Ready For A Redesign!

EMagine B2B Blog

At eMagine, we like to say your website is your most visible face, and you always want to put your best face forward. Is your website turning potential customers and prospects away? 1) Your Website Is A Dinosaur: When was the last time you redesigned your website?

Live Desktop Broadcasts, Mid-Roll Video Ads & More: 7 Facebook Changes You May Have Missed

Hubspot

The announcement marks a shift from Zuckerberg's previous statements that Facebook would not become a media company, and the significance is meaningful. 7 New Facebook Features You May Have Missed. Facebook Journalism Project. Here's what it will look like: Source: Facebook.

France’s Google is different than ours

Biznology

Visiting Paris was am important reminder for me as an expert in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) that I had forgotten since living in Berlin, Germany, back in 2010 — half a decade ago. Save this article as a PDF.

Why a Picture is Worth a Thousand Clicks: Visuals Boost Your SEO

Biznology

I’m going to start this post by making a few assumptions: You want more people to find you in search engines such as Google. You’re interested in more search traffic so more people will find and use your business. Image via CrunchBase.

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14 B2B Blogging Best Practices from Creation to Promotion

KoMarketing Associates

Blogs give websites 434% more indexed pages ( source ). Provide a benefit: One of our previous industry news articles reveals 72% of B2B buyers begin the buying process with a Google search. We recently did a spotlight on B2B companies with excellent B2B Facebook pages.

How Google’s Big AMP Update Will Affect Marketers and Publishers

Contently

After Instagram copied Snapchat’s key feature on Tuesday, Google pulled a Facebook and introduced a feature that will increasingly keep content within its closed walls. As with the introduction of Facebook Instant Articles, they’re losing control of their audience to a tech giant.