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How to Generate New Keyword Ideas

KoMarketing Associates

Lately, there has been a bit of discussion within the SEO industry around the idea of keywords and whether or not they still matter. When you are talking about search, of course keywords still matter. Which brings me to the point of this post: How to generate new keyword ideas.

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

Biznology

But if your marketing focus doesn’t include creating a steady stream of content for your website, for example, it may not make sense to commit resources to an on-going SEO campaign. The importance of keywords. How to use keywords.

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An SEO’s Guide to Bottom-of-Funnel Keywords

Act-On

If I had a penny for every time a client asked our agency to focus only on the most searched, highest volume keywords in their industry I’d be a very rich woman by now. We’ll discuss methods to research based on the funnel stage, specifically bottom-of-funnel keywords in today’s blog post.

How To Prioritize Your List of SEO Keyword Research

KoMarketing Associates

Last year Casie wrote a post on how to generate keyword lists and ideas. The objective was to provide resources and tactics for coming up with as many keyword phrases as possible around a particular topic. Prioritizing Your Keyword List.

5 SEO Tips for Videos: How Google Ranks Them & How to Optimize

Modern B2B Marketing

To reap the benefits of video marketing, your videos must be optimized for search. How Does Google Rank Videos? When hosting videos on your site, the tasks for optimizing video content are similar to those for written content and images. Optimize Video File Metadata.

Are Keywords Market-Shares?

Biznology

I’ve often told clients using my SEO services that the number of keywords they’d use in their websites would influence sales volume. But many still want only very few keywords taken from the very many that are actively searched for… Are Keywords Market-Shares? I’ve often told clients using my SEO services that the number of keywords they’d use in their websites would influence sales volume. long-trail keywords, and such. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

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.

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. Keyword Theme Visibility.

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Your keywords suck and are outdated

Biznology

Google is amazingly painfully literal and only gets smart and clever when and if it can’t find relevant results that satisfy its customers immediately and easily. Let me give you a personal example. How to Use Google Adwords to Select Keywords (softwaresolutionshowto.com).

SEO 101: The 5 Parts of Your Site You Should Keyword Optimize

Hubspot

There are endless Google algorithm updates to stay on top of to ensure we''re always showing up in search results for our target keywords, but as marketers, we don''t always have time to keep up with those ever-changing rules. Start Adding Keywords to Your Site.

Select the Right Keywords for SEO Success

Biznology

An entire SEO campaign is based on the keywords that are chosen since they should be incorporated into every piece of content that is published as part of an online marketing campaign. Not conducting keyword research means that business owners are just getting in their own way.

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.

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Five good reasons to ignore Google

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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). When is it time to just ignore Google and go for it? A favorite example is the Funny or Die site.

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How to Find the Best Keywords for Optimizing Your Website Content

Hinge Marketing

Keyword research has become harder and harder as Google continues to hide more information from webmasters. Because of this, content publishers can focus more on the experience of their readers as opposed to stuffing keywords in content in order to be found in search engines.

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. So what makes Google+ special?

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Why you should consider centralizing your search keyword lists

Biznology

Last month, I wrote about 2 challenges to keyword collaboration. Among other things, I argued for the importance of developing a corporate keyword database for digital marketers. Keyword collaboration isn’t just important for digital marketing. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012

Webbiquity

Whether they use the WPO term or not, the authors here deal with a range of compelling questions related to optimizing visibility on the web today, such as: what is “influencer marketing” and why does it matter? Content Optimization Beyond Search [INFOGRAPHIC] by eStrategy Trends.

An SEO?s Guide to Bottom-of-Funnel Keywords

Act-On

If I had a penny for every time a client asked our agency to focus only on the most searched, highest volume keywords in their industry I’d be a very rich woman by now. We’ll discuss methods to research based on the funnel stage, specifically bottom-of-funnel keywords in today’s blog post.

Putting Google’s ‘not provided’ Keyword Update in Context

Fathom

We saw it coming that Google would eventually secure all keyword data in Google Analytics from the inception of ‘not provided’ keyword data in October 2011 and in the more recent inflation of the percentage of keyword data that was withheld in ‘not provided.’.

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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Topics Over Keywords: A Simple Framework for More Effective Content Creation

Hubspot

We create great content but we still don’t seem to rank high in Google for our target keywords.". "So, So, I’ve done my keyword research. With this in mind, how do you accurately determine your ranking for this keyword?

A Keyword Primer: Finding and Using Keywords Effectively

Marketing Action

Keywords are important for every business online today. Keywords define a business, and represent the essence of the products and services that are offered. What Are Keywords? Keywords are also used in paid search advertising. Keyword Definitions.

YouTube SEO: How to Optimize Videos for YouTube Search

Hubspot

Marketers were learning that they couldn't just publish a high volume of content -- it also had to be high-quality and optimized in ways that made it as discoverable as possible through search engines. And with the rise of other content formats comes the need to optimize them for search.

What Should You Know About Keywords – The Long and Short of It

Vertical Response

Under the broad umbrella of Search Engine Marketing (SEM), which includes both paid search as well as organic search engine optimization , there’s a common strategy that involves focusing on what’s known as “Long Tail” Keywords.

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Why Website Optimization Trumps Search Engine Optimization

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer While search engine optimization gets all the notoriety and attention, website optimization actually yields better results. The terms search engine optimization and website optimization are often used interchangeably.

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring an SEO Professional (Seriously)

Webbiquity

Any reputable SEO pro should be able to point to examples both of ranking success (e.g., There are dozens of specific tools that could be mentioned, but popular free tools like Google Analytics and Google Search console should be on the list.

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7 key roles in digital marketing

Biznology

SEO is not just about optimizing pages or even optimizing web infrastructures, though that is how it is often perceived. Using keyword research, SEOs look for opportunities to connect with their target customers.

The Secret to Content Optimization for People and Search

Vertical Response

Working as a content marketing director, my team and I are responsible for the creation, editing, publishing and optimization of dozens of pieces of content each week. So, how do we optimize our content for search, but create content for people? Then, optimize it for the search engines.

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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Simplify the Keyword Structure of Your Inherited PPC Account

Fathom

The account may have hundreds of keywords, all set on broad or phrase match. If you have access to previous account performance, you have all you need to simplify the keyword structure. Once your search queries have covered around 80% of total conversions, you have your list of exact match keywords. For example, say there are 1,000 total conversions for your account and your highest converting search query had 500 conversions.

Optimize Your Content for Inbound Marketing: Part 2

Act-On

“The best place to hide a dead body is Page 2 of Google’s search results.”. It’s a how-to on optimizing your content to be found by search (and searchers). Although paid search can pay off, optimizing for organic search can yield enormous dividends that mathematically can’t be beat.

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12 myths vs. reality on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Biznology

A few numbers for your consideration: 80% of visitors to a website begin by typing keywords in the query box of a search engine. GOOGLE IS THE ONLY SEARCH ENGINE THAT MATTERS: It’s true that Google represent 70% of all searches and the percentage is growing.

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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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.

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8 Key Google Changes B2B Marketers Need To Know In The New Year

KoMarketing Associates

In early December, Google dropped the “followers on Google+” social annotation for AdWords advertisers, as uncovered in an article from The SEM Post. The Demise of Google+. Google’s Complete Search Quality Rater’s Guidelines.

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Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

We’ve talked about keywords on the Act On blog and how important choosing the right ones can be. Let’s see how this new emphasis on semantics and “semantic search” affects how we evaluate keyword choices and relevancy further.

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

We’ve talked about keywords on the Act On blog and how important choosing the right ones can be. Let’s see how this new emphasis on semantics and “semantic search” affects how we evaluate keyword choices and relevancy further.

Why Your Keyword Strategy Is Incomplete Without User Intent

Hubspot

Keyword research has long been heralded as a pillar of a proper SEO strategy. In fact, without proper keyword research, inbound marketing efforts can be misguided, budgets misspent, and strategies designed on a poor foundation. 2) User Intent Supplies Unique Keyword Suggestions.

Optimize Your Content for Inbound Marketing: Part 1

Act-On

Strategically and tactically, that means you must optimize your content for discovery via search engines. Hell hath no fury like a Google scorned.). So what’s the best way to optimize content for search … and searchers? Part 2: Optimizing Content to Improve Your Search Rankings.

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. The Demise of Google Authorship. Mobile Prioritization in Google Search Results.

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