5 Powerful Tips to Optimize for Google’s Featured Snippets


Boost the odds of getting ranked with Google Snippets with these powerful tips. Digital Marketing Strategies SEO Google google snippets seo marketing

Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability


In my magic realism world, Google spiders, bots, and algos appreciate every little bit of extra data, description, and definition they can. First, I overrule the URL slug that is automatically-generated by WordPress–things-optimize-google-search-engine- discoverability –and replace it literally, things-i-do-to-optimize-for-google-search-engine-discoverability: I make sure I re-label each and every image descriptively.

How to Set Up a Killer Google Analytics Dashboard


AdWords Reports & Analytics SEO analytics data and analytics google analytics google analytics dashboardOnce you know how to create a custom Analytics dashboard, your reporting can be automated, shared, and customized for any individual's favorite metrics.

Should You Optimize Content for Google AMP?


Adopting the Google AMP protocols to your website will be the next big thing you tackle this year and beyond. What is Google AMP? It’s the product of a coalition of equals, technology companies and publishers, driven by Google. Google — Launched AMP in Search web results. Google also provides a cache that can be used by anyone at no cost. The Google AMP Cache will cache all AMPs; other companies may build their own AMP cache as well.

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers


Google Review Count: 332. Google Review Count: 319. A productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Google Review Count: 245. Google Review Count: 230.

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The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

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Evernote Web Clipper Express VPN Eye Dropper Flaunt Giphy for Chrome Google Chrome Extensions Google Voice Hola better Internet Hootlet LastPass MightyText N.A.P.

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Content Marketing in the Age of Google RankBrain


Do you want to secure more traffic with Google RankBrain? Content Marketing Marketing Strategy SEO content marketing google rankbrain optimize content website trafficUse these strategies to stand out.

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Slow and steady content-creation wins the Google Search race


They’ve taken the content creation life to heart and, as I have finally been optimizing their site for Google Search, it has been a breeze because there is so much to work with. Feed Google fresh sandwiches every day instead of Christmas dinner once-a-year.

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Facebook ads vs Google adwords: 7 key criteria to decide


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.

An Introductory Guide to Google’s Search Console


Do you have a direct line to Google? You know, that “ red telephone ” you pick up that helps you cut to the front of the line for anything Google related? The next best thing may be the Google Search Console. What is Google’s Search Console? Search Console, formerly Webmaster Tools prior to May 2015, is a no-charge web service by Google for the individuals who manage website properties. Google’s Search Console can be daunting when you first access it.

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Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?


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.

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What content to blog for Google search success


Monocultures are vulnerable and true polycultural environments are much more resistant to pathogens, where pathogens are represented by the fickle and volatile shifting sands of Google’s algorithm. The post What content to blog for Google search success appeared first on Biznology.

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Google+ is an antisocial network


For most, Google+ is an antisocial network. Over the last few weeks I have been writing almost exclusively about Google+: Google+ on its third birthday and How to be a Google+ success. Google+ did no such thing. ” might be what Google thought.

Here's How Featured Snippets Work, According to Google


There are moments when I obsess over Google's algorithm in the same way that certain movie characters might obsess about their exes. Here's what Google did this month. Here's what Google's doing next. What Is Google's Featured Snippet? Source: Google.

How Experimentation Keeps Brands Competitive – Even Against Players Like Google


The launch of Google’s job search functionality , which followed its foray into travel , might leave businesses in other verticals worried their industries are next – and how they could ever compete with the search giant. I am not sure Google can provide all the answers here.

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France’s Google is different than ours


As part of that trip, I brought my unlocked Google Nexus 5 phone, my Apple iPad Air, and my x220 Lenovo ThinkPad in order to (try to, attempt to) keep up with email, business, and this blog. One: visitors from the US cannot use Google the same way we do in the States.

Google has carnal knowledge of social


Twitter and Google have made amends. Before then, Google built its real-time-web on the immediacy of Twitter, drinking deeply from the nowness of its river of news. Then Twitter cut Google completely off, blocking direct access to the pulse of the Internet.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Google’s RankBrain


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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Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides


Google Analytics (GA) is the most popular tool for tracking web visits, used by more than half of all companies , including two-thirds of the Fortune 500. Why you can’t ignore Google’s new Universal Analytics by iMedia Connection.

What we think about Google’s AMP for Email

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AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, was developed by Google to efficiently load modules within web pages, specifically on mobile devices. Example of Pinterest using Google's Amp for Email. Example of Doodle using Google's Amp for Email for real-time scheduling.

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Use reviews on your blog to gussy up your Google search results


If you’ve ever wondered how some search engine results come up with gold stars, those are called Google Reviews. They’re part of a special structured data coding, called schema, that tells Google which web site pages contain proper 1-5 star reviews.

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Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

Marketing Insider Group

The post Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google? So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.

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Essential SEO advice directly from Google


This news directly from Google is old news for those of us in the SEO game. It seems to me that Google’s tired of our draft work. Google seems to want us to revise our first drafts of the web. Be sure to remember that Google trades in pages.

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Google+ on its Third Birthday


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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Two Killer Google+ Mistakes

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Last week WSJ ran an article entitled “ There’s No Avoiding Google+ ” on the front page. In short, it highlighted the drive by Google to make Google+ pervasive across other Google services. Here is why: There is no Google+ identity. Except Google+.

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Healthcare Marketing: Google’s Guide to Patient Recruitment

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According to a recent Google webinar, the […]. The post Healthcare Marketing: Google’s Guide to Patient Recruitment appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship


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. Google’s conflicted.

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Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels


Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google. Google+ as Social Layer.

Can content written for print position well in Google?


Print content can easily be optimized for Google –it just needs to be built into the process. Yes, you still see evidence of key phrase-stuffing, despite Google’s best efforts to make it go away. Plus, Google specifically goes after keyword-stuffing.

Google is a lying liar that lies


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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Google+ is an island of misfit toys


Google+ Is Potentially Everyone. Maybe the promise of Google+ is not reconnecting with everyone you have or will have ever know – Facebook is amazing at that – maybe Google+ is designed to be the most effecting olly olly oxen free ever to exist, potentially.

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Google’s Biggest Search Algorithm Updates To Know For 2018 [Infographic]

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We are talking about the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Google algorithm updates. The post Google’s Biggest Search Algorithm Updates To Know For 2018 [Infographic] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. It’s been happening since the past few years and 2017 was no exception. And make no mistake, these are the kind of updates that hit your site when you least expect them to do so. Only, when you aren’t paying enough attention. To begin with, the […].

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

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Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services.

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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


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.

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How to be a Google+ success


It just occurred to me, after spending a week deep-diving into Google+ , that Plus is not a social network — or even a social layer — it’s a global reboot of the message board. There are cooler, smarter, funnier people on Google+ than we have in our own lives now.

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The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]


Google+ seems to be an enigma in the social world, the quiet kid in the corner of the room that most are afraid to interact with. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner.

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


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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CDNs have what Google needs, speed


Google has maintained its austere minimalism, mostly unchanged since 1997, because, as I have said before, speed is king. Google’s like Meb Keflezighi: built for speed. Like Meb, Google prefers to do his daily training runs with the like-paced.

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3 Common Reasons Google Isn’t Indexing Your Website

Marketing Insider Group

The post 3 Common Reasons Google Isn’t Indexing Your Website appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Search Marketing google indexing SEOYou can spend weeks developing a website for your business, only to find that customers can’t even find it.

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Restoration Hardware shut down its own Google AdWords campaigns


In this case, Restoration Hardware was throwing buckets of cash at Google AdWords by bidding on 3,200 keywords , none of which were converting save those 22 misspellings. The post Restoration Hardware shut down its own Google AdWords campaigns appeared first on Biznology.