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. The post How do you replace Google Site Search?

Sites 51

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

Act-On

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.

Sites 104

Trending Sources

Google chooses speed over content from sites

Biznology

So, Google knows that it’s being judged more on the smooth transition from search results to website. Google also knows that the top result receive exponentially more clicks than the second result which receives exponentially more clicks than the third, and so on.

Sites 86

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

It’s a great time to be passionate about social media, the Internet , online community, and the Google suite of products and services: Google’s about to reward you big-time just as Google pulls the rug out from under the feet of traditional SEO link strategies.

Sites 91

Search success hinges on site speed

Biznology

If you don’t get your server side sorted, you’ll never make it to the pole position even if your site fully deserves to be #1 on Google. So, Google monitors how swiftly your site responds to search pass-offs. Google needs to be smart about all this.

Sites 109

What content to blog for Google search success

Biznology

If you are too harsh with your red pen, you’ll both dispirit your employee to ever blog again and you’ll also ruin the natural language of their particular writing site. The post What content to blog for Google search success appeared first on Biznology.

Cool & Useful Sites for the Holidays

Paul Gillin

While I was familiar with several of these sites, I hadn’t heard of gems like Yap.tv, Wantful and Trippy. Google+ Hangouts. Through sites like this, shopping online is no longer an isolated event. These sites allow you converse with friends (through Skype and chat), compile lookbooks for your friends and family’s seal of approval, and most importantly, buy online. The site also has an app available for your phone or tablet device.

Sites 100

Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides

Webbiquity

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. have phone numbers on their sites.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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.

Google 146

A couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Too few webmasters move beyond Google Analytics , which is a pity. Google Webmaster Tools is all you really need to become a Google-whisperer. Do it for Google. to gerriscorp.com in order to be able to target the US in my Google Webmaster Tools.

6 SEO Tools to Analyze Your Site Like Google Does

Hubspot

Google is constantly tweaking their algorithm -- just look at the history of Google's 2011 algorithm updates chronicled on this very blog to get a little snapshot. In this post, we’ll walk through 6 such tools that all help you analyze your site like a marketer.

Sites 62

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Google+ Guides and Tips.

Google 140

Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Last week I shared a couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks with you. This week, I have three more, sitemaps, data highlighting, and site speed. Google wants you to be successful! Google Only Speaks Structured Data (Sitemap.xml).

7 Ways to Improve Your Site’s SEO Game Today

Modern B2B Marketing

Users want quality, and Google means to deliver it. If your site runs on WordPress, a great tool for this is the Yoast SEO plugin. Without appropriate keyword usage, Google may not be able to rank a page accurately for relevant search terms. Why are people searching on Google?

Sites 59

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+?

Google 137

The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

Webbiquity

1) Google Search Console. Google Review Count: 600. A basic but essential SEO tool—check for HTML errors (such as duplicate title tags), search keywords driving traffic to your site from Google, crawl errors, manual actions, and security issues. Google Review Count: 282.

Tools 118

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.

All social media sites should offer profit sharing and ad revenue

Biznology

YouTube offers it and SnapChat offers a version of it — but every single nanosecond that you and I spend on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, is for love, God, country and, for us in the social media marketing business, brand.

Sites 75

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.

Google 117

What a Google Algorithm Update Can Mean For Your Site

Marketing Action

Sure, there were search engines like Altavista and sites like AOL to help you out, or you could create extensive bookmark lists of the sites you frequented, but it wasn’t until the late 90s before search started to morph into what we know today. When Your Site is a Victim by Chance.

SEO 35

Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

Marketing Insider Group

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? The post Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.

Google 155

Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

Biznology

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.

Google has carnal knowledge of social

Biznology

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.

14 key facts on website speed and 4 top tips when it ‘s slow

Biznology

Is website speed a concern for your site? 79% of web shoppers who have trouble with website performance say they won’t return to the site again. If it takes more than 10 seconds to load, 30% will abandon the site.

High Quality Content Sites Is What Google Wants

Writing on the Web

There’s been an important update to the way Google runs their search algorithms , designed to weed out the number of junk content farms. But you should always be alert for how such changes affect your site and make corrections when needed. Here’s an excerpt from Website Magazine , an article from Mike Phillips that constitues good search marketing advice: From the Official Google Blog : “ Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them.

SEO 40

Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

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 ?

Google 102

Slow and steady content-creation wins the Google Search race

Biznology

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.

The 16 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos and Videos

Webbiquity

Don’t risk damaging your brand (and checkbook) by using random photos from a Google or Bing image search. The sites below keep you safe by providing access to vast image libraries, in most cases free, with clear guidance on acceptable uses and any applicable attribution requirements.

Tools 18

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.

Google 145

Google+ for SEO? Don’t Focus on Your Brand Page!

Digital B2B Marketing

Google, Plus Your World was rolled out just over a week ago, and the online world has adopted the rallying call to get onto Google+ for the SEO benefits. The problem is, Google+ Brand Pages are not the ticket to SEO success. Promote your site and content to your audience.

Google 152

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.

Tips and Tricks for Using Hashtags on Social Media Sites

Marketing Action

They’re used on every major social media site except LinkedIn, and they’re also used on many smaller social sites, like Vine. Google+. Google Search. Let’s take a look at each of these sites, and discover some best practices for using hashtags on social media.

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot.

Paper 115

Google Mobilegeddon: Don’t Panic, Here’s What You Need to Know

B2B Marketing Traction

Google changed their search engine algorithm to favor mobile friendly websites. Google announced this algorithm change early – a few months ago – letting website owners know that they would begin to favor mobile friendly websites in the search results starting on April 21.

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. Form Has Smothered Function with a Pillow on Most Modern Sites. Google Makes Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses.

Google and Consumers Agree: You Need a Mobile-Friendly Ecommerce Site

Hubspot

There are plenty of ecommerce sites running fully functioning, profitable operations sans a physical footprint. Indeed, a mobile-friendly site is absolutely a necessity in the ecommerce world. Brands with both a physical and digital presence make almost 30% more in revenue.

A Look at Google Display Network Data over the Past 365 Days

Fathom

I decided to look at Google Display Network (GDN) placements over the past 365 days. Two of placements were Google properties including youtube.com and mail.google.com. I was a bit surprised about how many sites were categorized under anonymous.google.com.

Google’s Mobile Search Update: Are You Ready for April 21?

Marketing Action

Google has announced that on April 21, 2015, Google’s mobile ranking factors will not only label your site as mobile-friendly, but will also use mobile-friendliness to determine if your site should rank higher in the search results. What’s Google’s end game?

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.

Where Google Moved Your Digital Cheese

Webbiquity

update , Google has been busy moving the cheese for many marketers, webmasters and SEO professionals. Produce great content, it will attract “natural” links, and your site will end up on page one of Google.