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The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

Despite some misleading chatter to the contrary, SEO is not dead , and keywords still matter. And of course, keyword stuffing, as an SEO tactic, is long dead. But keywords (more precisely, keyword phrases) still matter in the sense they reveal searcher intent.

Facebook ads vs Google adwords: 7 key criteria to decide

Biznology

Google and Facebook accounted for almost 100% of all the growth in U.S. Google and Facebook are predicted to make $106 billion from advertising this year—almost half the world’s digital ad spend. Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average.

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Google to Encrypt ALL Keyword Searches: Say Goodbye to Keyword Data

Hubspot

Warning: This isn''t one of those happy news updates that opens up new doors for your marketing -- like Facebook announcing embedded posts. Yesterday, Search Engine Land reported that Google has made a change aimed at encrypting all search activity -- except for clicks on ads.

Your keywords suck and are outdated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. When I started in digital, what I did was called new media marketing.

10 Valuable SEO Resources: Keyword Research, Tools, and Local SEO

Webbiquity

As noted here last week , ranking highly in search requires writing great content, making smart use of Google Webmaster Tools, and building or earning high-authority backlinks. How can you identify the highest-value keywords for your content? SEO Keyword Guides and Tools.

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.

How to Figure Out What Keywords Your Potential Customers are Using

Hubspot

A big piece of the inbound marketing puzzle is SEO and content. At the center of those pieces are keywords. There's a plethora of blogs on SEO and keywords out there – but not much on this specific topic, hence this blog. So, What is a Keyword? Thanks, Google.

Facebook vs. Google: Choosing Between Digital Advertising Giants

Fathom

Facebook and Google. As a result, many marketers have begun to view them as competitive adversaries, especially in terms of their advertising capabilities. Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck Facebook vs. Google. Google Adwords : Paid Search.

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Google still dominates search advertising – at last count, it handles roughly two-thirds of all Web search queries , a market share that won’t be decreasing any time soon. Facebook.

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How to Pick Keywords That’re Kind of a Big Deal

Vertical Response

So let’s cover the basics first: What exactly is a keyword? A keyword is a word or search term that someone types into Google, Bing or any other search engine when they’re looking for information online. Here’s how: What Makes a Good Keyword?

51 Ridiculous Keywords Google Won't Let Me Track Anymore

Hubspot

This post originally appeared on Inbound Ecommerce , the ecommerce section of HubSpot''s Inbound Marketing blog. It''s been a busy month for Google, the 50 billion pound gorilla of the search world. summarizing her opinions on the changes from Google. 9) "keywords in the ocean".

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

Video is quickly becoming a default tool for marketers around the world. Marketers are presented with a tricky challenge: a lot of internet browsers just don’t see ads anymore. If you decide to go this route, you’ll be working through Google’s video advertising, called Trueview.

Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

Biznology

” Give Value to Google. Google Needs Copy and Content More than Inbound Links. Google Still Believes that Books Make the Library. While these beautiful sites shape change and reconfigure based on how you view them, they don’t help Google very much.

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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The Most Common Keywords Found in the Top-Shared Articles [New Data]

Hubspot

Uprise.io , a content marketing tool that allows you to research and analyze top performing content in different industries, gathered data on nearly 500,000 articles published from January 1 to April 30, 2015. The Most Common Keywords Found in the Top-Shared Articles. Content Marketing.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. What common mistakes should marketers avoid? How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy?

Looking in Google’s funhouse mirror

Biznology

Google’s the worst boyfriend in the world! However, Google’s reflection isn’t a personal slight, it’s simply an emergent fractal representing how people actually search — for you — and not how you want them to.

How to reach your customers at work or at home

Biznology

I have just learned about a new service from the San Antonio-based database marketing company Stirista that offers a way to link an individual’s consumer record with the business record. I’ve been thinking about some of the things a marketer could do with this new capability.

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Get the Most Bang for Your Buck: Google Adwords vs. Facebook Ads

Vertical Response

Should you bet your marketing dollars on Google Adwords – the search engine behemoth’s online advertising service? Or would placing a Facebook ad get you closer to your goals? Facebook also allows you to set a specific advertising goal.

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 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. 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 it’s all for market data.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the great things about the Facebook is that it provides you access to a large audience of over 550 Million people worldwide at a very low cost so why not take advantage of it. So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers.

Advertising, Big Data, and Google’s Moves To Own It All

Digital B2B Marketing

Google just made two major announcements. Long-term, these could change the face of online marketing and advertising for almost every company. When it comes to online advertising revenue, no one is bigger than Google. Not even Facebook comes close. Google wants to be both.

9 Key Points About Google+ Pages for Business for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, we began putting together a strategic recommendation for our clients on Google+ Pages for Business. While they were new and trendy, Google+ Pages had several flaws. minutes on Google+ in January 2012, a drop from 5.1 What About Google+ Profiles?

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Google's AMP: A Marketer's Guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages

Hubspot

Unsurprisingly, Google has responded to the growth of mobile search by launching The AMP Project , or Accelerated Mobile Pages. What do marketers need to know about this new project? And, in part, to compete with Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles.).

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity

To enhance and automate marketing functions, businesses need to invest in online tools, integration, and training. Google Review Count: 332. Google Review Count: 319. ” — Marketing Insider Group. Showcase reviews: BuzzBlogger, Marketing Insider Group.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Nate Dame Videos are becoming increasingly important for B2B marketing. Companies with dedicated video marketing strategies generate more leads , earn more revenue, and enjoy better brand awareness than those engaging in all other forms of marketing.

The Ultimate Facebook Marketing Cheat Sheet

Hubspot

Facebook's social network domination may frequently get challenged by emerging social media platforms like Google+, but the facts remain. And yes, businesses are beginning to understand its potential to help them achieve their marketing goals.

How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda

Biznology

People are freaking out about the new Google Search. In the past, too, Google was a little desperate. Google really needed to allow a very nascent industry to mature. Google Search is people! Google SEO is the new Google AdWords.

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

Hubspot

While hashtags were originally made famous by Twitter , they're now used on many major social networks, including Facebook and Instagram. Let's explore what a hashtag is, why they're so great, and how they work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. How Hashtags Work on Facebook.

Confessions of a Google Spammer

Hubspot

Before I became an inbound marketer, I once made $50,000 a month spamming Google. Google made me do it. They rationalize spamming Google's index in so many ways: We're helping Google improve their algorithm! Google's lying to people. Google Made Us Do It.

Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently

NuSpark

First, my toolset: RSS Reader from Google. Google Chrome. Accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. A Gmail account to use Google’s Reader. Second, download the following extensions from Google Chrome Store: G o to https://chrome.google.com/webstore. Search and install the following extensions: Gooce+ that lets you view your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter feeds from Google+. Extended Share for Google Plus.

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Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently

NuSpark

First, my toolset: RSS Reader from Google. Google Chrome. Accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. A Gmail account to use Google’s Reader. Second, download the following extensions from Google Chrome Store: G o to https://chrome.google.com/webstore. Search and install the following extensions: Gooce+ that lets you view your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter feeds from Google+. Extended Share for Google Plus.

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Buy domain names for all your pages, products, and services

Biznology

” Well, it took forever but campaign-focused, product-focused, marketing-channel, and product-focused domain purchases seem to be the easiest way to do it. You need to make sure that you’re clear to Google that what you’re doing is promoting and not gaming.

An Overview of the Google Adwords Recent Changes & New Features

NuSpark

Pity those poor writers who’ve written books on Paid search and Google Adwords. Well, change is normal; just ask Google and Facebook. After 30 days of even rotation of ads, Google will start displaying ads that are most likely to get more clicks. Allows Google to make ad rotation decisions rather than yourself. Suggestion to Google: At least have us choose between 30, 60, or 90 day testing periods before “settling”. Google Adwords for Video.

Who Does Google Love More: SEO or Content Marketing?

Fathom

Just a few years ago, many were saying “It looks like Google has tired of its old friend SEO and is instead cozying up to the new kid on the block, content marketing.” [1] 1] When Google updates Penguin (which removes link authority from spam sites) and Panda (which penalizes keyword stuffed websites) were released, it became increasingly clear that search engine optimization (SEO) would require a much more varied skill set – specifically, high-quality writing.

24 Favorite Inbound Marketing & Digital Media Buying Tools That Don’t Include Google

NuSpark

Tools that Cover Search Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Conversion Rate, and Content. As a digital marketing lead generation strategist and online media buyer, you just can’t have enough tools to help manage my clients’ online activities. When I am not involved with business development, speaking, and my own social media marketing, I am usually on the computer with some sort of advertising, SEO, social media, or conversion optimization tool. Facebook Ads.

You can only win search by winning social

Biznology

Google now judges your worthiness as an eCommerce site based on whether or not anyone cares about you and your product rather than whether your site is the most search-optimized. Google is Fighting a Robot Army and a Zombie Horde. Google’s an angry God, a vengeful God.

The 20 Best SEO Rank Tracker Tools

Webbiquity

But two of the most basic are website visits from organic search and target keyword rank. Web analytics tools like Google Analytics or Clicky are great for the former. For the latter, SEO practitioners and digital marketers turn to rank tracker (a.k.a. Google Review Count: 217.

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Google+ and SEO: How G+ Can Optimize Your Content and Improve Search Results in 5 Easy Steps

Marketri

Ever since I became a content marketer, Google+ has been a bit of an enigma. At first, people questioned whether it would be the social network to battle Facebook and usurp Mark Zuckerberg’s throne. Thus, I present my 5 step guide to using Google+ for SEO.