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. ” What is relevance? In rough terms: Relevance = interest/effort.

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? How is a content marketer supposed to keep up with that kind of change?

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How to Use Data to Create More Relevant Content

Hubspot

Content marketers don't just write, they write with purpose. While it may seem like a small distinction, it can mean the difference between wasting time and investing time in creating content that will deliver rankings, leads, and sales long after it's published.

7 Things You May Not Know About Google’s RankBrain

Act-On

Have you ever wondered how Google is able to return search results? Enter RankBrain, Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which aims to improve search in a vastly new way. RankBrain is a machine learning technology developed by Google.

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Your online reputation on Google is the direct result of the content you write on your website, your blogs, and on social media, over time

Biznology

How (and, to be honest, if) you, your brand, your business, and services, your products, and your colleagues are portrayed in a simple Google search is the most important personal and professional reputation there is. Your Google SERP is who you are, and you need to take control of it.

Is Author Rank Really Relevant?

Hubspot

By now, you’ve read about the latest Google-induced confusion-fest. 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. Create relevant content.

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+?

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Content Marketing Predictions for 2018

Navigate the Channel

Content marketing is here to stay. According to a report by Smart Insights , content marketing was rated the most valuable technique for increasing incremental sales throughout 2017—and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Original Content is Still Critical.

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

Act-On

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. Google is adding more rich answers to the search results every month.

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Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. Before I go into G+ as a social network or social media platform, let me remind you that not even Google calls G+ a social network, it calls it a “social layer” and an “authorship tool.” Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ?

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Cognitive content strategy

Biznology

My job involves building content systems and platforms for the world’s largest private digital publisher— IBM. But as a site scales up, the level of difficulty in marking up and otherwise tagging content for findability increases exponentially. Cognitive content markup.

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

Biznology

You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Google Sites.

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. Google Review Count: 381,000.

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34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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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.

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Where Google Moved Your Digital Cheese

Webbiquity

Content with their find, the humans establish routines around their daily intake of cheese, slowly becoming arrogant in the process.” update , Google has been busy moving the cheese for many marketers, webmasters and SEO professionals. Content marketing.

Lead your customers to your best online content: here’s how

Biznology

The same can be said about content: you can create amazing content, but you can’t force your audience to read it. That’s why having a smart content strategy is absolutely essential when it comes to using your online content to attract new customers.

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. Enter Google Search Console’s Search Analytics Report. Google Search Console Search Analytics Report.

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15 Free Resources to Discover & Learn Google Analytics (from Google)

KoMarketing Associates

Getting started with Google Analytics is no small task. For those just starting out and viewing Google Analytics for the first time, it can be daunting. And, where do marketers find value in Google Analytics? To answer these and the many other questions you may have about Google Analytics, I’ve compiled a list of 15 free resources offered by Google to help you learn how to implement GA and develop data-driven marketing strategy using all the features it has to offer.

Simple content optimization – SEO for when SEO doesn’t make sense

Biznology

It’s not often that you’ll hear a content marketing guy tell you that a big investment in SEO isn’t for everyone. Still, it doesn’t hurt to use a tool like Google ’s Adwords Keyword Planner to confirm your suspicions–and to find the variations that are most productive.

7 key roles in digital marketing

Biznology

“What kind of team do you need to create outside-in marketing content?” I run an internal center of excellence that helps IBM marketing teams create more outside-in marketing content. Content strategist. As we say in our book, “the web is made of content.”

How to Optimize Your Content for Google's Featured Snippet Box

Hubspot

In the past few years Google have been refining the way that it displays results to users. In particular, Google has been increasing the number of Featured Snippets that it displays for queries. Google doesn't always just pull through a whole paragraph of text into the Featured Snippet.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. That issue is solved with the launch of Google+.

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What You Missed Last Month in Google

Hubspot

And, according to MozCast , indications of a big change in Google’s algorithm can be described as “hot and stormy.”. The tricky part, it seems, is keeping up with all things Google: the algorithm, the new features, and what people are searching for the most. June News About Google.

Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Last week I shared a couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks with you. Google wants you to be successful! And no, it has less to do with backlinks and google juice from PR6-9 sites circa 2015 than it has in the recent past. Google Only Speaks Structured Data (Sitemap.xml).

Google Analytics- Calculated Metrics for Lead Generation Websites

NuSpark

Google recently released a new update to Google Analytics, featuring a new Calculated Metrics feature. Calculated Metrics are user-defined metrics that are computed from existing metrics available on Google Analytics, and allow more customized and relevant analyses than ever before.

3 insights from intelligent content conference

Biznology

I had the great fortune to speak twice at the Intelligent Content Conference in Las Vegas on March 30. Other common words included “outside-in” “big data” and “content marketing.” Data-driven content marketing is the future.

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.

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. A handful of search agencies have either made an effort to market themselves as content experts or rebranded entirely to become content shops.

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How Content Marketing Helped Make Google the Most Attractive Employer in the World

Contently

For three years in a row , Google has been the most attractive employer in the world for business and computer science graduates, according to research from advisory firm Universum. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is eighth on the Fortune 500 list , which likely has a major influence.

Free Advertising on Google

Hubspot

It may surprise some, but many small businesses new to inbound marketing are unaware that you can get some free advertising on Google through Google Places. Basically, a way to advertise your business on Google for free. Are you ready to get some free advertising on Google?

How Google AdWords Works [Infographic]

Hubspot

Optimizing your content for organic search is the best way to strengthen your presence on search engines and generate high quality traffic to your website. And i f you''re thinking about incorporating PPC into your marketing strategy, you''re probably thinking about using Google AdWords.

What Exactly Does Google Consider High Quality Marketing Content?

Hubspot

In light of this statistic, the quest to claim the #1 spot on Google’s search results for key terms in your industry suddenly seems harder than ever, doesn’t it? Google’s search algorithm uses myriad different factors, known as “signals,” to determine quality of 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. The answer is engaging content.

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Google Launches Dramatic Redesign of Google+, Emphasizing Context and Content Discovery

Hubspot

You may have caught wind of some of the announcements coming out of the Google I/O conference over the past couple of days. What''s New With Google+? Here''s what''s new and exciting about the Google+ redesign: 1) Consistency Across Devices. 2) An Emphasis on Content Discovery.

How to Make Your Google AdWords Ads More Impactful Without Spending More

Hubspot

So how can you go about making your Google AdWords ads bigger for the same (or maybe even a lower) cost? In this article, we’ll review why these extensions are important, and how you can start incorporating them into your Google AdWords strategy. What is a Google AdWords Ad Extension?

How to Avoid a Google Penalty [Infographic]

Hubspot

The words "Google algorithm update" are commonly followed by the following emotions: panic, confusion, terror, and frustration. Having seen strategies crumble as a result of Google's frequent changes , it's hard not to worry about your business taking a hit. SEO Content Marketing Dail

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? Chances are, your content footprint is bloated.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Google Review Count: 350. Google Review Count: 346.

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 ). According to eMarketer : Google owned 82.8%