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.

4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

According to survey data from Ascend2, relevant content creation, keyword / phrase research and external / internal linking top the list. Enter Google Search Console’s Search Analytics Report. Google Search Console Search Analytics Report.

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From Scratch: Four (Free) List Building Strategies

Act-On

There’s nothing that can burst the bubble of getting a new client (or getting a new job) faster than the realization that your client has no real prospect list to work with. Four Time-centric List Building Strategies. Strategy 1: Capture Email to Build a Prospect List.

7 Local Business Listing Sites You Should Claim Now

Vertical Response

Finding time to update or create your online business listings can sometimes be a challenge. But, once you claim your listing, you can control what information and images are shown on these sites about your business, which is certainly worth the effort.

The Top 20 Places Your Business Needs to Be Listed Online

Vertical Response

People now conduct quick searches on one of the many popular online directories. Since Internet search is the primary tool to finding businesses today, it’s vital to make sure your business is listed on all applicable online directories. Listing your business on Google Places for Business should be at the top of your priority list. Google outperforms every other search engine by a long shot. In fact, Google receives nearly 6 billion searches per day.

The 2016 Complete Guide to List Segmentation

Vertical Response

When it comes to email marketing, list segmentation is the best tool for dissecting your consumer base. A 2015 case study by MarketingSherpa found that proper list segmentation increased open rates by 20 to 40 percent, with a subsequent rise in click-through rates.

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Search Localization Changes Everything

KEO Marketing

Over the last two years Google has been focusing their efforts on better matching searchers with businesses in their own geographic area through localized search results. So the question arises: how good is your local search optimization? Local Search

Intro to Remarketing Lists for Search Ads

Vertical Response

Back in July, Google released Remarketing List for Search Ads out of beta along with Enhanced Campaigns. RLSA for short, allows you to tailor your search campaign to better target people who have visited your site before. Omit specific audiences from seeing your paid search ads.

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The Great Big List of 23 Types of B2B Marketing Campaigns, by Funnel Stage

bizible

Here is a list of 23 types of B2B marketing campaigns, as well as descriptions of when they are typically appropriate to use. The list is broken down by stage of the funnel. This type of campaign is typically run through email, but it can also use channels with list upload capabilities.

Ultimate List of 22 Account-Based Marketing Tactics

bizible

Here’s a list of 22 tactics account-based marketers can use to reach and engage their target companies, expand the funnel, and create advocates for their product or service offering. If you’ve been looking for a long list of ABM strategies, you’ve found it.

New developments in B2B marketing list acquisition

Biznology

To reach cold prospects among business audiences, sales and marketing teams often begin by developing a list of prospective targets. Marketers can find just about every target company, title and job function they need from traditional list suppliers. A new direction in B2B lists.

21 Spectacular SEO and Search Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social may be sexy, but search still pays the bills. As reported below, organic search drives 51% of all visitors to both B2B and and B2C Web sites, while paid-search drives 10% (and social 5%, on average). 89% of customers begin their buying process with a search engine.

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Why That Bargain Contact List You Bought is a Sales Dead End

DiscoverOrg

In fact, we see some pretty bold promises made by bargain contact lists. However, unless you are getting contact lists that have been verified as qualified leads, you’ll find soon enough that this is your own too-good-to-be-true deal. Here are just a few ways that unverified bargain contact lists can lead to sales drought rather than providing that rainmaker resource you wanted. Email marketing providers take the quality of your contact lists seriously.

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.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. Mobile Prioritization in Google Search Results. Site Search Markup. Google Search Algorithm Changes.

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The Big List of (Not Provided) Search Recommendations for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

A discussion on Threadwatch Monday drew greater visibility to the fact that Google has begun encrypting all queries through the search engine, even for users who aren’t signed in to Google. However, Google does not block keyword data for paid search advertising (AdWords).

The 3 Most Effective Ways to Grow Your Email List

Contently

” These goals vary greatly since content can impact everything from sales to customer experience , but there’s one goal that’s pretty universal: growing your email list. But growing that list can be a daunting task. Search engine optimization.

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4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

According to survey data from Ascend2, relevant content creation, keyword / phrase research and external / internal linking top the list. 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. Google Search Console Search Analytics Report. Branded versus Non-Branded Search.

You’re doing a terrible job with search and social

Biznology

I’m looking for issues that have been recently killing their recent performance on search. All of my clients are convinced that there’s something outside themselves that have resulted in their site crashing in organic search.

List with a Twist: 50 Creative Tips for Gathering Customer Emails

Vertical Response

If you don’t have a strong email list for your customer base, you’re missing out on a great marketing tool that’s both reliable and free. Compiled correctly, your list should represent a significant captive audience that’s already interested in your offerings. Building up your list can seem difficult and time-consuming, but it’s worthwhile to include only those who have chosen to engage.

New Feature: Improved Contact Search for Email Lists

Vertical Response

Locating an address or contact in your email lists is a key part of managing your lists. You need to be able to easily change the list an email address is on, unbounce or unsubscribe an address, or even delete an address from the list altogether.

Email Lists: Should You Rent or Buy?

The Point

It was only a few years ago that I would have told any client who asked (and many did) that it was never a good idea to purchase an email list, and that moreover, any list of email addresses that was available for purchase was by definition compiled through nefarious means and not worth the risk.

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A Brief History of Search & SEO

Hubspot

But First, a Look Back at Search Engines. The next decade saw several pivotal developments , with the more commercial versions of search engines we might recognize today taking shape. 1994: Alta Vista, Infoseek, Lycos, and Yahoo search engines all come to fruition.

6 More Search Marketing Tactics for Manufacturing and Industrial Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

A while back we detailed several tactics B2B manufacturers and distributors should consider when seeking to improve their visibility in search engines and social communities. Google Product Listings. There are two key requirements for Google Product Listings.

What am I supposed to do with all this data?

Biznology

Search data (paid and organic). Search data (paid and organic)—What key topics are my customers already looking for? What’s their “wish list”? Are you a marketer? Are you overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that is now available at your fingertips? Yeah—me too.

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5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Differentiate Their Brand in Google Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

But what about buyers further down the sales funnel who are evaluating B2B vendors more thoroughly through brand-related search queries? In this post, I will detail five opportunities B2B marketers can capitalize on through more brand-oriented search marketing initiatives.

6 Free SEO Tools to Boost Your Search Engine Rankings

Vertical Response

Have you ever wondered how to get your website to come up in search results? ’ You can create a killer website, but if you aren’t using search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, your online bleachers will remain empty. Want to learn more about search engine optimization?

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Buzz Marketing for Technology

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches. For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine.

12 myths vs. reality on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Biznology

A few numbers for your consideration: 80% of visitors to a website begin by typing keywords in the query box of a search engine. 42% click on the website in the #1 position on the search page. Relevance are authority are the two factors that drive search rank.

YouTube SEO: How to Optimize Videos for YouTube Search

Hubspot

Marketers were learning that they couldn't just publish a high volume of content -- it also had to be high-quality and optimized in ways that made it as discoverable as possible through search engines. And with the rise of other content formats comes the need to optimize them for search.

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Google Search is more Rain Man than Beautiful Mind

Biznology

It’s a little known fact, but something I try to remind everyone all the time, that Google Search has a lot of common with Dustin Hoffman ‘s character in Rain Man, Raymond Babbitt. Google Search has a lot of eccentricities.

An Exhaustive List of Google's Ranking Factors [Infographic]

Hubspot

billion people use Google search each month to make 114 billion searches. search engine market share. This means that marketers looking to rank highly in organic search have to worry a great deal about what Google is looking for. That''s quite a list. More than 1.1

Why You Should be Using Product Listing Ads Right Now

Vertical Response

Comparison shopping sites like PriceGrabber , Nextag , and search engines like Google and Bing allow people to research, compare, and check the availability of products all at once. As an advertiser, you bid for a chance to to be shown in that search query.

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Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity

If your website traffic from organic search has fallen over the past year, take some small solace in knowing you’re not alone—in fact, you’re in good (if not happy) company. Here are a few concrete steps for using WPO principles to adapt to and counteract declining search traffic.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

Aside from the obvious ones (like email and Twitter), your favorites might be anything from your blog's publishing calendar, to your online to-do list, to all your favorite social media button generators. It's a long list of special characters that HTML 4.0

List with a Twist: 50 Creative Tips for Gathering Customer Emails

Vertical Response

If you don’t have a strong email list for your customer base, you’re missing out on a great marketing tool that’s both reliable and free. Compiled correctly, your list should represent a significant captive audience that’s already interested in your offerings.

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New Feature: Email List Segmentation [Phase 1]

Vertical Response

Segmented lists get more engagement. To make this best practice easier, we are excited to introduce our new Advanced Search tool. There are three selections you can make: Search. For quicker list generation, ‘Recommended Searches’ is available at the top right-hand rail.

BREAKING: Google+ Profile Images Now Appearing Beside Search Listings

Hubspot

Google+ has only been out for a few weeks and it is already having major impact on search engine optimization. We shared earlier this week general ideas about how Google+ will impact search , but today we have our first major example.

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5 Search-Savvy Secrets to Google Map Listings

Vertical Response

Luckily, Google has helped level the playing field with Google map listings, at least as far as search results go. Here are five simple tips for making sure your Google map listing is working for you. Consistent listings can help your biz appear higher on search engine results.

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Publish first, then edit and revise, for Google search success

Biznology

Finally, if that editor had notes for me, or the article was the kind of unclear that he couldn’t unwind himself, I would get an email with a list of questions, notes, and suggested revisions. Never let the perfect get in the way of the good. Blog and post, blog and post.