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?

A Quick Primer on Google's Search Engine Results Page (SERP)

Hubspot

In simplified terms, a SERP (which stands for Search Engine Results Page) contains two types of content: organic and paid results. Search engines are smarter today than ever before. SERP stands for Search Engine Results Page. Vertical Search.

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How To Optimize For Non-Traditional Search Engines Like Amazon And YouTube

ScribbleLive

When we talk about optimizing brand presence, it has historically been limited to search engines like Google and Bing. However, consumers search – and discover – on many other platforms, including Amazon, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.

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 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.

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.

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. Terry Whalen, CPC Search; and Lauren Vaccarello, salesforce.com.

50 Facts about online consumer behavior not to ignore

Biznology

97% of consumers turn to a search engine when they are buying a product vs. 15% who turn to social media. 96% of consumers have searched for product information from their mobile device. 95% of Millennials expect brands to have a Facebook presence. Search Engine Land ).

7 Ways to Integrate Search Engine and Social Media Marketing

Hubspot

Historically, search has been a major source of traffic and leads for businesses leveraging online marketing. Search is still a huge source of customers , but slowly, social media is gradually increasing in importance as a marketing platform.

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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The Facebook Sharing Debugger is an essential content marketing tool

Biznology

Facebook is pretty good at making everything you share look pretty good all on its own — until it doesn’t. And once you become a Facebook Developer for one app or website, you can use the Facebook “linter” to debug any URL and any link that you like.

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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Mobile SEO: How to Search Optimize Mobile Websites

Webbiquity

Mobile web search is no longer of importance only to restaurants and retailers seeking to bring in more local street traffic. In sectors like travel, retail, and entertainment, mobile search queries have increased roughly 70% in the past year. •

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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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Interesting content marketing trends to watch for in 2017

Biznology

Customers are accessing websites more and more via their mobile devices, so any site or content that isn’t optimized will get left behind in 2017. First and foremost, make sure your website is mobile-friendly.

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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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.

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.

10 most inspiring digital marketing stories of 2016

Biznology

Digital marketing is an umbrella term for the marketing of products or services using a digital strategy, technologies and tactics that include search, paid advertising, social media, and many other properties. The push was promoted by a funny online film and a Paid Search campaign.

Part 2: Link Building and SEO Strategies to Resurrect in 2017

Act-On

Increasing the number of relevant and authoritative websites that link to your own page is an essential search engine optimization strategy. These are: #1 Asking friends, family, colleagues, and industry pals to help promote your website. #2

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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Your website sucks

Biznology

Their sites were responsive before the responsive website was a thing. I was on a sales call with a DC-area architecture firm looking for some website love. Nothing could load the firm’s website because the entire site and all its content was hidden in an Adobe Flash blob.

How to Optimize for “Direct” Website Traffic

Webbiquity

One of the most valuable features of Google Analytics is the ability to drill into detail on traffic sources; not just how much traffic came from search or social media, but how much came from each specific search engine or social networking site.

Businesses of Every Type Must Tap Into the Power of Social Media

Navigate the Channel

So establish a profile on the top social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. People who follow your company on social media, read your posts, share your content and subsequently visit your website will have a heightened awareness of your brand.

5 Predictions for SEO in 2016

Act-On

Whether it’s clickthrough rate in the search results or time on site, how people interact with your pages has major consequences for your traffic. Or, as Search Engine Land puts it, “Get your content right, and you’ve created a solid foundation to support all of your other SEO efforts.”.

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Slow and steady content-creation wins the Google Search race

Biznology

Fully, generously, and even a little verbosely populating your website, your blog, your social media profiles, and your social media content is 100x more important to your success than “optimizing for search.” What content to blog for Google search success.

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Search: Moving Beyond Your Website in 2013

KoMarketing Associates

When we think of SEO, we think about the big three search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing) and how well our website(s) perform in the results of these search engines. Questions to consider asking: Where are your customers searching for information?

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10 essentials missing from your business website

Biznology

You want a business website that sells. There are plugins and website features that make your life easier. Make it easy for them with an awesome comment plugin like Disqus , CommentLuv, or the like to get more people engaged in your website content.

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. Website Analytics. Total Organic Search Sessions.

With Facebook Pages - Who needs a Website?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

They are in the middle of a very costly redesign of their B2C website and I couldn't help but ask if they had plans to set up on Facebook as well. Right now, I have Facebook on the brain. Something they call - Facebook Marketing Optimization.

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. The post You can only win search by winning social appeared first on Biznology.

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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.

7 Tips for Getting More Local Website Traffic

Biznology

Local customers provide the support that small businesses need to keep going, which makes optimizing your website for local search engine rankings even more important. Before you start any website project, you need a reliable place to host it. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

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.

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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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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:

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48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

Search engine algorithms are constantly being updated. What needs to be done to recover from search engine penalties? Infographic: Search Ranking Made Simple by Sword and the Script. Google image search only gets a half a percent of Google’s overall traffic.

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Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

The most common types of video ads are previews before another piece of video content, ads in search engines, or paid media on social. November 2015 marked the first month where more videos were uploaded to Facebook than posts containing links to YouTube.

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.