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

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.

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Search: The art and science of identifying your target audience

Biznology

Search is a critical piece. Whenever we start to review Google keyword data, one of the most common questions I get is: “How do you know our target audience is actually searching for that keyword?”.

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?

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Search success hinges on site speed

Biznology

No, I am not talking about the fact that you’re number one when you search for your own name — I am impressed — but when you deserve to be in the number one spot in a competitive search. So, Google monitors how swiftly your site responds to search pass-offs.

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Help Google help you optimize your content for search

Biznology

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. The post Help Google help you optimize your content for search appeared first on Biznology.

Search isn’t about search anymore, it’s about social

Biznology

Search will never be the same as it was as recently as a few years ago. Sites that have dominated search in the recent past are being penalized or de-indexed, going from the first page to page twenty or being removed completely, stripping many eCommerce sites of millions of dollars in revenue.

Search + Social = Online Reputation Management

Biznology

Millionaires, billionaires, and professional class do show up on Google search, but most of these results are from the news, third-party mention, Wikipedia, and generally anything and everything that Google can find. I have been doing online reputation management (ORM) for clients since 2003.

My favorite organic search posts from Biznology

Biznology

Whether you call it SEO or organic search, I’ve sure published a lot of articles on the subject here at Biznology. Below you can find a few of my favorite articles on organic search that still hold up today: Are you using social media for search keyword research?

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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Have you overlooked Local Search?

Direct Response Coach

By now, we’re all at least somewhat familiar with the term SEO or Search Engine Optimization. The post Have you overlooked Local Search? But ask anyone what SEO means to them and you’re bound to hear different answers.

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.

Is SEO Dead? Long Live Social Search!

Marketing Insider Group

A search engine ranks for content relevance with traits like comprehensiveness, freshness and ease of use. Often, however, basic search is only a crude indicator of intent. The next generation of search will be informed by social—sometimes referred to as social search.

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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. Many large companies who were using it as their website search engine recoiled in horror at the prospect of having ads on their site search results page—ads from their competitors.

How to Dramatically Improve Organic Search Traffic

Webbiquity

If you want to dramatically improve your organic search traffic , you have to make your website better. To dominate the search engines results, your website must stand out from all the others in your field. Guest post by Felix Tarcomnicu.

Balancing SEO and PPC to Maximize Search Results

Webbiquity

Great SEO can get sites to the top of organic search rankings, provide valuable traffic from long-tail or high-traffic keywords and play a crucial role in driving growth to your company. That pitfall is paid search. It’s always important to remember that no matter how good your rankings, the top 2 or 3 or even 4 results are likely to be search or shopping ads. Guest post by Max DesMarais.

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Your team is the best content source for search

Biznology

So, don’t duck your staff when your aim is to win at search. Since you’re probably doing this 80/20 for search, you need to extract as much deep content as possible and allow it to be conveyed verbatim and not go through your thesaurus, your buzzbox.

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.

9 things you can do today to improve your Google search results

Biznology

Because so many people presumably make so much money “doing SEO,” there’s a lot of confusion as to what Search Engine Optimization is and all the little things that you can do right now, today, to improve your the results on your SERP — search engine results page.

Infographic: Top 10 B2B Paid Search Mistakes

The Point

If your Google AdWords campaign isn’t generating the type of lead volume, lead quality, or ROI that it should, it’s highly likely that the campaign is suffering from common missteps that plague many B2B paid search programs.

Write search optimized headlines but have a heart

Biznology

When it comes to dominating search, especially when it comes to blogging and publishing, you need to always write your headlines and copy first for Google , then for people. This is where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Online Reputation Management (ORM) converge, where I live.

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

Biznology

If you’ve ever wondered how some search engine results come up with gold stars, those are called Google Reviews. The post Use reviews on your blog to gussy up your Google search results appeared first on Biznology.

Everything You Need to Know About Paid Search

Biznology

Here’s some of my best content on paid search: Why paid search is still frustrating for searchers. Are you frustrating buyers with your paid search ads? Global search marketing. The post Everything You Need to Know About Paid Search appeared first on Biznology.

Using Web Analytics and Search Marketing for Better Decision Making

Biznology

Yesterday, Rob Petersen, Tim Peter and I gave a Webinar on using analytics to make search marketing decisions. How is your search marketing working? Your analytics are essential to your initial search marketing plan and improvement plans. Google Analytics (Photo credit: Kansir).

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

What Google Really Doesn’t Want You To Know About Search

Biznology

Anyone who watched Apple’s WWDC keynote the other day or the Google I/O keynote a couple weeks back probably noticed an interesting trend: Both Apple and Google really want to search inside your apps (see here and here ). It’s not all about search anymore.

5 Effective strategies for A/B testing search

Biznology

What do you really know about your customer’s experience in site search? If you’re getting ready to migrate from one search engine to another, how do you know that the new engine will be better? These are tough questions to answer, but there are methods and measurements that can ensure you’re not trapping your customers in the new search engine. Most companies don’t measure site search well. A/B testing of the search engines is the answer.

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Google Hummingbird is eHarmony for Search

Biznology

With Google’s latest algorithm update, Google aspires to become the shadchan of search: a professional matchmaker, doing the background check, the profile due-diligence, the assurance of compatibility required to make sure that you don’t waste your time. How Google is Changing Long-Tail Search with Efforts Like Hummingbird – Whiteboard Friday (moz.com). Google’s New Hummingbird Search Algorithm (hturl.wordpress.com). Photo credit: Wikipedia.

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.

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.

What content to blog for Google search success

Biznology

The post What content to blog for Google search success appeared first on Biznology. Content Marketing Search Marketing Alexa Internet Amazon Echo Artificial intelligence Bluetooth California Google Google Assistant Google Home Google Sites Mountain View Personal assistant

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.

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.

Why your analytics system doesn’t track your website search

Biznology

But there is one that it doesn’t track so well–your website search results page. It’s just that website search is very specialized, and you need a different approach to capture the right numbers than the way web analytics work. The search terms being searched for.

Are you using social media for search keyword research?

Biznology

If you’ve used only free tools, you might be wondering how they can help you with search keyword research. Broadening keywords from the popular ones to the so-called long tail keywords is one of the main ways you can get more traffic from search.

Search and Replace Will Change Your Blog Forever

Biznology

Every word processor and text editor has a search and replace function. Global Search and Replace Modules and Plugins. If you’re a Drupal-user, you can try Search and Replace Scanner , Drush Search & Replace , or Content Find and Replace.

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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Search: what is it good for?

Biznology

How well does Search serve us? Something I believe we all take for granted, or overlook entirely, is the nature of search. When we think of searching for something, most of us invariably look to Google. Conversely, a search like Why is Tim Cook Apple’s President?

Failing at Paid Search? Maybe You’re Just Measuring It Wrong.

The Point

The lack of an appropriate and complete tracking system is one of the most common errors, or omissions, that B2B marketers make in setting up a paid search program. The foundation of a strong search campaign is knowing what you want to achieve. Your search campaign should measure: 1.

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. Per Google webmaster’s help references , the Search Analytics Report shows how often a website appears in Google search results, which can be filtered and grouped by categories such as query, page, date, or device.

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