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26 Awesome Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Search engine marketing (SEM) accounts for roughly three out of every eight dollars spent on digital advertising , with Google alone commanding 31% of the market. So how can search engine marketers maximize their click-through rate (CTR) and conversions from paid search?

The Death of SEO? The Evolution of Search Engine Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Via SEOmoz : Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.” Via Search Engine Watch : Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of making a site and its content highly relevant for both search engines and searchers.

Seven Expert Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Done properly, search engine marketing (a.k.a. SEM, paid search, PPC) is a powerful complement to SEO and an effective tactic on its own. Discover the answers to these questions and others here in seven noteworthy search engine marketing guides from the past year.

The Website Redesign Guide for Search Engine Marketers

QuanticMind

How to Prepare For and Survive Launches of Redesigned Websites. Website redesigns often require reconstructing at least part of a site from scratch, which can send search engine marketers back to square one. If the redesign project is not completed correctly and critical steps are missed, a website redesign has the potential to send a website into a tailspin. There should be a(n): Project lead (sometimes the website owner).

Seven Groups of Tools for Designing and Optimizing Websites

Webbiquity

Your B2B website and blog are the core of your content marketing efforts. Even when you publish content elsewhere—updates on Facebook, videos on YouTube or Vimeo , presentations on SlideShare—the goal is usually to drive visitors back to your website, to consume content and take action.

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The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

What is true is that search engines have improved their semantic capabilities, meaning they look for the meaning in each block of text rather than just specific phrases. Enter any keyword phrase and get dozens of suggestions for related search terms.

Search Engine Marketing Strategies for 2017 – The Top 3 Takeaways from SMX East

QuanticMind

To find out the top search engine marketing strategies for 2017, we made the trek to the annual SMX East conference in New York City to learn about the most important trends and developments in the industry. So how would this affect your search engine marketing strategies for 2017? For more search engine marketing strategies for 2017 on driving o2o conversions and sales, see QuanticMind’s webinar: “6 Best Practices for Local Search to Use Today.”.

SEM for B2B – Best Practices and Ad Types to Use in SEM for B2B

QuanticMind

?SEM for B2B is a different space than consumer marketing. Here, we’ll discuss some of the tactics and ad types you can use today in SEM for B2B. SEM for B2B (business-to-business companies) is a bit different than what marketers normally think about when they discuss search engine marketing. Specifically, many marketers consider SEM to primarily be a B2C (business-to-consumer) space. The difference between SEM for B2B vs. B2C.

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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. Google relies on global online content to come up with its search results.

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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.

Your competitors are doing SEO

Biznology

Building an enterprise website is a lot like building a cathedral: you need to start renovating before you’ve completed construction. So, too, is your corporate, resource, journalistic, or ecommerce website. Organic search performance is a gift that keeps on giving.

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Dreamforce 2009: Search Engine Marketing Junkies

Modern B2B Marketing

This panel of B2B search engine marketers at Dreamforce 2009 talked about how to take your search marketing to the next level, including SEM tips and tricks, landing page strategies, Web site analytics, and more.

Business Marketing Awards Association Honors KEO Marketing for Search Engine Optimization in its 2015 B2 Awards

KEO Marketing

Strategy of analyzing pain points of prospective clients led to highly ranked search results in front of qualified leads searching for solutions. a leading full-service business-to-business (B2B) marketing agency, today announced that it won an Excellence Award in the category of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in the 2015 Business Marketing Association (BMA) B2 Awards. Please join the conversation online at LinkedIn , Facebook & Twitter using hashtag #B2Awards.

KEO Marketing Captures Top Honor for Search Engine Marketing in Business MARKETING Association 2015 B2 Awards

KEO Marketing

a leading full-service business-to-business (B2B) marketing agency, today announced that it won the top award in the category of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) in the 2015 Business Marketing Association (BMA) B2 Awards. To achieve this objective, KEO Marketing developed a Google AdWords campaign to drive highly-targeted traffic to the Profiles International website. Please join the conversation online at LinkedIn , Facebook , & Twitter , using hashtag #B2Awards.

How to Discover Your Competitors’ SEM Strategies and Tactics

QuanticMind

As a search engine marketer, you don’t have to be the best marketer on the internet in order to be successful. You simply need your SEM strategies to be more effective than your competitors. But what if I told you that there is a relatively easy way to get into the minds of your competitors in SEM? What if, in other words, someone handed you the SEM playbook for crushing your competition? Are any images and/or videos properly marked up for visual searches?

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SEO vs PPC: How to Prioritize Your SEM Strategies in 2018

QuanticMind

If you want to start improving your SEM strategy overall, here’s everything you need to know about prioritizing SEO vs PPC in 2018. You probably already know search engines (especially Google) are one of the most common platforms people use to access information on the internet.

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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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What’s the Difference Between SEO and SEM?

TrustRadius Marketing

SEO stands for search engine optimization , and SEM stands for search engine marketing. SEO experts focus on generating traffic and leads through organic search whereas SEM experts aim to generate traffic and leads through organic and paid search.

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The 20 Best SEO Rank Tracker Tools

Webbiquity

Search engine optimization offers a broad array of measurable elements. But two of the most basic are website visits from organic search and target keyword rank. If you want to guest post it’s one of the indicators you use to figure if the website is relevant.

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21 PPC Lead Generation Tools for More High-Quality Leads

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook Ads Library. This is a brand-new tool Facebook has put out to offer better transparency for its ad platform. We still see ppc ads for local businesses in national, (geographically unrelated) searches. The Google Search Terms Report. Want more leads?

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. What is the source of the largest share of social traffic to websites?

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Measuring Year-End Marketing KPIs – Where’s the Data?

Act-On

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. Facebook Insights. Analytics for Facebook has been around for quite a few years so it should come as no surprise that it’s got a lot of bells and whistles under the hood. Website Analytics. Total Organic Search Sessions. Search Console/Webmaster Tools.

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.

The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

Webbiquity

Given the importance of search engine optimization—organic search remains the top source of traffic for most B2B websites—t’s vital to use the right tools to help with various aspects of optimization, for any size website. 1) Google Search Console.

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You’re the culmination of what you’ve shared and kept online

Biznology

If you are not already part of the conversations that experts, vendors, and service providers are already having online (and I don’t mean on reddit, Facebook, or Twitter —those are way too ephemeral) then who’s going to know you?

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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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The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Sample review: “Split testing is an important part of your website. If you are getting good traffic but poor conversion you can test out different pages on your website to see which gets better conversion. 2) The Search Monitor. 3: The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools. #4:

Top Honors for Website Design and SEO Presented to KEO Marketing at 2015 AMA Spectrum Awards

KEO Marketing

In addition to receiving top honor for SEO, KEO Marketing was selected out of 145 marketing campaigns for the prestigious “People’s Choice” award for its website redevelopment services. Leads generated through the website across all inbound channels more than doubled, climbing by 107 percent.

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.

Forgetting Google: New SEM Strategy Expands Brand Discoverability

Content Standard

In today’s digital marketing world, there are certain behaviors that you take as a given: Most—if not all—of your audience has a Facebook account. People look for everything online using search engines—Google, primarily. Ways to Widen Your Search Engine Marketing.

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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.

32 Influential B2B Social Media Profiles (People) to Follow on Twitter

KoMarketing Associates

While the report reveals that, in 2012, social media as a whole brought in a smaller fraction (5%) of traffic and leads to B2B websites, it shows great potential. Optify’s data shows that Twitter contributed to 82% of social media generated leads, beating out Facebook and LinkedIn 9 to 1. “MarketingSherpa provides B2B and consumer marketing professionals practical Case Studies, research and training on email, demand gen, search, social and more.”

SMX West 2017 Day 3 – Audience Targeting, PPC for Brands, Testing and Optimization

QuanticMind

QuanticMind wraps up Day 3 of one of the biggest search marketing conferences of the quarter with more sessions coverage from #SMX West, including targeting, brand SEM insights and testing best practices. Maximizing Performance By Testing And Optimizing Paid Search Ads.

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The 26 Best WordPress Plugins

Webbiquity

WordPress is far and away the most popular content management system (CMS) for websites. It runs between 25% and 28% of all websites, and nearly 60% of all sites built using any sort of CMS platform. 21) NextGEN Facebook. Allows you to customize your Open Graph data for Facebook.

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SMX East 2017 Day 2 – Paid search trends, Amazon and Automation

QuanticMind

Day 2 of #SMX East offers new insights on paid search trends, what Amazon is doing in search engine marketing, and SEM automation. Day 2 Keynote: “Search Marketers Are The Trailblazers In The Emerging Martech Era “ by Scott Brinker. Day 2 Keynote – Search Marketers Are The Trailblazers In The Emerging Martech Era. Search marketers will, according to Brinker, “inherit the earth, or at least martech. ”.

SMX East 2017 Day 1 – Online-to-Offline, Shopping, Display

QuanticMind

QuanticMind is covering the latest trends and tactics in paid search and digital marketing at SMX East 2017 from search publishers and expert practitioners. Reporting & Analytics: “Effective Data Storytelling: The Key to Search Reporting” by Michael Barthalow. Reporting & Analytics: “Must-Have Reports for Search Advertisers” by Bradley Giddens. O2O: “Offline Attribution in SEM: Getting From Good To Great” by Aaron Levy.

Is Machine Learning the Future of Marketing? Experts Weigh in.

QuanticMind

Are disciplines such as search engine marketing, social and mobile marketing all trending towards a fully automated world where artificial intelligence (AI) robots take over our jobs? In a survey of top influencers in online marketing with expertise in paid search, social and mobile, 97% of respondents suggested that the future of marketing will actually be smart marketers working hand-in-hand with machine learning-based automation solutions. Facebook Messenger).