Search Engine Marketing is Legion

Biznology

I just discovered that Search Engine Marketing (SEM) isn’t just a rebrand of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), a marketing discipline that is almost universally damned as being shifty, black-hat, and more than just a little shady.

How to Get More Search Engine Traffic to Your Landing Pages

Act-On

But what about search engine traffic? Can you drive free search engine traffic to landing pages? Attracting search engine traffic to a landing page isn’t all that different than attracting search engine traffic to any other page.

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Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability

Biznology

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.

Top 3 Chinese Search Engines: What B2B Marketers Need to Know

KoMarketing Associates

As a digital marketing agency providing international services, we often suggest our clients start with the search engine. In comparison, there are an estimated 219 million search engine users in the United States in 2016, which was only 4 million more than 2015.

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

The sensationalism created by this title is repeated with almost every major Google update in the past half decade, yet SEO continues to be a significant tactic for driving leads in B2B marketing. Via SEOmoz : Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.”

How do you migrate to a new site search engine?

Biznology

Recently, I shared how I have become very popular recently because Google has withdrawn Google Site Search. So if you are one of the many that is wondering just how to replace your site search engine, these are the basic steps: Do your business case.

8 Keyword Research Tools for Search Engine Marketing in China

KoMarketing Associates

In a previous blog, we mentioned that there are many search engine options in China. Though Google is a global giant, it’s banned in China. Similarly, many keyword research tools that western marketers use do not function at all for search engines in China.

What B2B Marketers Need To Know About Google’s Evolving Search Engine Results Page

KoMarketing Associates

One of the significant discussions happening in the search community, and highlighted at SMX West earlier this month, is the evolving look of the search engine results page. There is rarely a classic, “ten pack” of organic search engine results when searching Google.

Mobile Search Engine Optimization Best Practices

Marketing Action

Mobile Search and Your Website. Ensuring your site shows up in search results is essential to your success; that’s obvious (or should be). As a means to drive traffic, conversions, and customers, search engines can provide immediate and long term value.

Planning for Search Engine Optimization in 2017

KEO Marketing

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) continues to change every day. Using a schema markup is becoming increasingly important with Google and with the ever-changing user trends. Changes to the search engine results pages. Search Engine Optimization

Add self-referential links into your 2018 search engine optimization strategy

Biznology

If Chauncey Gardiner — Chance the gardener –did search, he would use the gardening analogy as well. For him, cultivation would include making sure that each and every page of his sites–including blog posts–had enough interpage and intrasite flow that there would never be a reason for a visitor to bounce off the page and back to Google or link off to another site. Old habits die hard and Google tends to say one thing and mean entirely another.

11 Key Factors In Building Landing Pages for B2B Search Engine Marketing Initiatives

KoMarketing Associates

Basically, every content marketing asset can serve as an opportunity to be found in search results. As such, they need a unique place online, through the B2B organization’s website, to serve as a “home base” for lead generation and search visibility.

3 Strategies to Drive Search Engine Marketing Success

Marketing Action

For B2B marketers, search optimization is a critical aspect of reaching potential customers and creating relationships with them. Whether you’ve got a globally recognized brand or you’re starting a new business, search marketing should be a top priority.

PR Link Earning Best Practices for Search Engine Optimization

Fathom

Public Relations (PR) efforts can play a large part in link earning from reputable third-party sites, which, in turn, boost your organic search performance. If a highly influential site links to your domain, then in the search engine’s eyes your site is also highly influential.

Six Ways (Other than Inbound Links) to Improve Search Engine Ranking

bizible

The algorithms utilized by search engines like Google to determine how each search result should be ranked remain in a near-constant state of flux, with certain factors playing a more significant role, while others are no longer nearly as important as they once were.

SEO 101: Best Practices from a Search Engine Optimization Agency

KEO Marketing

SEO 101: Best Practices from a Search Engine Optimization Agency. Things are always changing in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). Search engines drive as many as 70% of all business to business leads.

12 Myths vs. Realities of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Biznology

SEO Myths (Search Engine People Blog). Our monthly webinar with Rob Petersen and me yesterday was about debunking SEO myths in order to make your search marketing strategy the best it can be. 42% click on the website in the #1 position on the search page.

Get Real with your Search Engine Optimization; Practical Advice to Drive Traffic

NuSpark

I say that because the goal of search engine optimization is to drive increased unbranded (terms that do not mention your company name) quality traffic to your website that converts into a desired action; nothing more; nothing less. Search query “information on how to _”.

3 Clever Tactics to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization

KEO Marketing

You may already know the basics for improving your on-page search engine optimization: optimize your URLs and meta data, use H1 and H2 headings, use the keyword throughout the copy, include links from other pages, add image alt text, etc. Search Engine Optimization

Buzzwords in Marketing Automation: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Lead Liaison

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): its meaning and how it relates to marketing automation. Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Automation. You can’t spend any time studying online marketing without reading the term “search engine optimization.”

The Introductory Guide to Search Engine Optimization in 2017 [Free Download]

Hubspot

When was the last time you didn’t start a shopping trip with a Google search? trillion search queries are made on Google alone. OnPage.org and HubSpot have joined forces to bring you the answers you’re “searching” for with the foundational new ebook, What Is SEO?

3 Ways To Differentiate Your Brand in Search Engine Results

KoMarketing Associates

Organic search visibility is an important component and differentiation in search engine results can be a critical factor in traffic and lead growth. Zmags could do a better job at keeping the HTML title text to under 70 characters (a best practice recommended by Google ).

The Marketer's Guide to Search Engine Optimizing Non-Written Content

Hubspot

Even with the new glasses , Google still can’t read and index images, video, and audio content without a little help. You''ve just created an infographic about the most popular ice cream flavors and toppings, and now you want to ensure it''s optimized to show up in Google. Google+.

Google’s Big Secret: What Search Engine Marketing Will Look Like Next Year

Biznology

Search just ain’t what it used to be. Search engines used to be about helping customers find information. But new products like Google Now, Google Glass, and the redesigned Google Maps are beginning to flip the script, moving to an environment where information finds your customers instead. Coupled with the upcoming release of Penguin 2.0 , these represent significant changes in the world of search. Here’s why: Fewer search results.

How to Compete With Google: One Startup's Plan to Disrupt the #1 Search Engine in the World [Podcast]

Hubspot

He founded the company DuckDuckGo -- a search engine that directly competes with Google. When you search for something using DuckDuckGo, you are completely anonymous. This function has made DuckDuckGo a true contender against Google.

SEO: Do MetaTags Matter for Search Engine Performance?

B2B Marketing Traction

In this blog post, I summarize which metatags matter and which don’t when optimizing your website for search engine performance. What MetaTags Matter to the Search Engines. Search Engine Optimization b2b marketing SEO technology Trust website

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

Biznology

If your site isn’t mobile-native today, April 21, 2015, you might lose a little under 50% of all of your search traffic. You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Google is releasing the mobile friendly update on April 21st.

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. Your Google SERP is who you are, and you need to take control of it.

Essential SEO advice directly from Google

Biznology

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.

Help Google help you optimize your content for search

Biznology

It’s really hard to get Google’s attention. Content marketing is indeed a silver bullet — why do you think I’m writing this — but there are ways of wooing search engines beyond starting a blog. Google loves structured data.

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.

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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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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How do you replace Google Site Search?

Biznology

I’ve gotten a flurry of phone calls recently because Google has announced that they are withdrawing their popular Google Site Search product, which many companies—even large ones—have been using as their website search engine.

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14 Fortuitous SEO and SEM Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Search remains the cornerstone of digital and content marketing efforts. The average B2B website gets 40% or more of all visits from organic search, and 81% of B2B purchase cycles start with a web search. Another 36% use mobile search. 59% also use paid search / SEM.

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4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

Of course, content creation and the identification of website opportunities for external link building are often defined by keyword research and effective search analysis. Enter Google Search Console’s Search Analytics Report. Branded versus Non-Branded Search.

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Understanding the Search Engine Results Page: One Screenshot at a Time

KoMarketing Associates

The analysis of search engine results is a critical component of the SEO professional’s role. But good analysis requires a thorough understanding of the specific components of a search engine result listing. Search Result Title. Search Result Description.

Where Google Moved Your Digital Cheese

Webbiquity

Initially without cheese, each group, the mice and humans, paired off and traveled the lengthy corridors searching for cheese. ’…Starting to realize the situation at hand, Haw thinks of a search for new cheese.

What is Social Media Marketing?

Biznology

Search Engine Marketing — According to Wikipedia , “ Search engine marketing (SEM) is a form of Internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs) through optimization and advertising.[1]