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.

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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.

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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. This is, as you know, a search listing.

How To Prioritize Your List of SEO Keyword Research

KoMarketing Associates

Last year Casie wrote a post on how to generate keyword lists and ideas. Developing a list of good keyword opportunities can be both time consuming and challenging. Prioritizing Your Keyword List. Knowledge Graph (top of page), image results, and related search queries.

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.

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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The essential guide to building your business through Twitter search

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

. Many business professionals believe the Twitter search function is the most powerful tool for marketing insight ever created. If you search Google, Bing or Yahoo, your results will be articles, videos, and websites. But if you search Twitter, the results are real-time conversations.

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.

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

5 Great ideas to unleash business benefits from Twitter Lists

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One of the most important and powerful social media network building tools is the humble Twitter list. Twitter Lists allow you to organize the Twitter stream so you can make sense of what might seem like chaos. There are so many ways to use lists. I don''t use lists.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bizible’s Ultimate List of Paid Media Resources

bizible

The articles are broken into three categories: Paid Search, LinkedIn Advertising and Google Adwords specifically. Paid Search. 18 Paid Search Influencers You Need to be Following on Twitter. Looking for the most reliable insights on paid search marketing?

How to achieve pure search results

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

In its never-ending quest for search engine perfection, Google has created a search bubble just for you. So if I search for something and you search for something, we’re likely to come up with vastly different results based on the profiles Google has created for us.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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?

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.

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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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.

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).

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity

Next up, Regis Hadiaris of Quicken Loans, Will Scott of Search Influence, and Joe Warner of aimClear presented “SEO, Social Media & What Every Marketer (SRSLY) Must Do.” G+ interaction gets more rich data into search results, which increases clicks.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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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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.