Six Successful Strategies for Voice Search Optimization

Webbiquity

Voice searches have shot up in popularity over the past few years. What’s more, Google reports that 27% (which actually seems low) of the online population around the world is using voice search on their mobile devices. Clearly, voice searches are going to become even more popular.

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4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Performance Reports

KoMarketing Associates

As indicated in the recent report coverage of Ascend2’s “ 2020 Digital Marketing Plans Survey ”, search engine optimization (SEO) is still considered the most effective tactic used for fulfilling digital marketing objectives. And as uncovered in Chief Marketer recently published “2020 B2B Marketing Outlook Survey”, search (optimization and marketing) was the second most influential channel producing B2B marketing leads with the highest ROI, only behind email marketing.

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Why Content Marketing Can Deliver Better ROI Than Paid Search

Marketing Insider Group

Paid search and other types of advertising have their place but it’s essential to have a solid content strategy to back them up. PPC stands for “pay per click,” is also known as “paid search” and is technically a form of advertising.

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5 Most Common Fails in B2B Search Campaigns

The Point

Because costs per click in B2B search campaigns can often be extremely high when companies compete the for same keywords, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for B2B advertisers offers its own very unique challenges. Here are the five most common “fails” we see in B2B search campaigns: Not Bidding on the Correct Keywords. The most obvious keywords in any B2B campaign are those with higher search volumes and higher-than-average costs per click, particularly in competitive niches.

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Catch Them If You Can: The Passive Candidates Edition

With the right tools and mindset, it’s possible to track down this candidate (and many others like them!). How? Simple: By thinking like one. To get started on your search, we’ve gathered clues you’ll need to get in the mind of your passive prospects.

Report: Mobile Organic Search Trended Downward in Q3 2020

KoMarketing Associates

Although mobile continues to grow in popularity among marketers and their customers alike, new research shows that mobile organic search has trended downward over the past quarter. Overall, phones and tablets combined to generate 64% of Google organic search visits to brand sites in Q3.

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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. 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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A Guide to SEO for Voice Search

Marketing Insider Group

We use our phones to search while we’re waiting in line at the post […]. The post A Guide to SEO for Voice Search appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Search MarketingThe way people use the Internet to find information online is changing. We’re no longer sitting at our desks typing at a keyboard. Instead, we’re on the move and using our phone to keep us informed while we’re on the go.

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Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability

Biznology

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. The post Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability appeared first on Biznology.

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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7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

Meanwhile, marketers report conflicting views about and are seeking guidance on search engine marketing, live events, and inbound vs. outbound tactics. What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018?

Are You Ready for Visual Search?

Content4Demand

Search keeps getting smarter, offering us more ways to find exactly what we’re looking for. Visual search is the latest innovation in the search arena, and it paints an interesting picture of where the future of search is headed. What Is Visual Search?

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. They’re politicians, able to bridge the void between technologists, middle-managers, C-Suite executives, bean counters, CMOs, the eCommerce team, the paid search team, different sites, verticals, technology, and even languages and cultures.

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 calls are coming because: Google Site Search worked pretty well: There are lots of better search engines out there, but it worked well enough for most people. Google will be showing paid search ads on your website search page.

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Website Search and Filtering for Smaller Sites

Biznology

I may be sticking my neck out a bit given that our fearless leader here at Biznology, Mike Moran, is an expert when it comes to website search – he’s expert at a lot of things, actually – but a recent article Mike wrote brought the subject to mind. Mike’s thoughts about the power of suggestion in website search are spot on, and to them I’d like to add thoughts for those of us with smaller sites and smaller libraries of searchable content. When to Use Filtering, When to Use Search.

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Why and How to Dominate Google's Featured Snippets

Speaker: Kathleen Booth, VP of Marketing at Prevailion

Until recently, getting to position #1 on the search engine results pages (SERPs) was the holy grail of digital marketing. Now, Google has introduced featured snippets - effectively creating a “position zero.” Through real-world examples and case studies, learn why owning the featured snippet is so important, how to dominate position zero, and what impact it will have on your traffic and leads as the future of search continues to evolve.

The Secret Value of Site Search

Biznology

Increasingly, site search is on the list because of the hidden value in this capability. Effective site search retains visitors increasing SEO & SEM Yields. While we’ve known for a long time the positive impact that site search has on transactional and commerce experiences (see next section) we were encouraged to see the data that showed that marketing goal achievement was 87% higher for searchers than for non-searchers. Their search success rate is 44% and going higher.

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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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What does your site search mean for your reputation?

Biznology

Some of you might believe that site search is important to raise your conversion rates and what to make search work. Others might be more resigned to the fact that site search is hard and that you don’t really know what to do to make it better. We all know that brands have become experiences, so what is your brand’s search experience like? Search is actually a very tricky brand promise. The post What does your site search mean for your reputation?

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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? Do you use your website search to help your SEO? The post My favorite organic search posts from Biznology appeared first on Biznology.

How B2B Marketers Can Dominate Branded Keyword Search Engine Results

KoMarketing Associates

Branded keywords represent search queries that include the organization’s brand name or various product and brand-related information. While most B2B marketers assume their organization appears prominently for branded keyword search results, they need to consider the rest of the results that appear on a Google search page, both organic and paid. How often do you review brand-based keyword search performance? Branded Paid Search.

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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How Should B2B Advertisers Use Dynamic Search Ads?

KoMarketing Associates

If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then you have probably encountered the following: Low search volume. Fortunately, there is a tool that can help you stay on top of these issues – and in front of your buyers: Dynamic Search Ads (DSA). What are Dynamic Search Ads? DSA campaigns are the easiest and quickest way to reach relevant search queries based on the content of your website. How are DSA campaigns different than traditional search campaigns?

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How Voice Search Is Impacting Content Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Voice search plays a huge role in how users search. According to research as of January 2018, one billion voice searches are occurring each month. In fact, comScore estimates that half of all searches will be voice by 2020. Voice search has already […]. The post How Voice Search Is Impacting Content Marketing? That number will only grow as more people embrace the use of digital assistants.

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Optimize for Search and for Trust

Modern Marketing

He recommends that just as we use SEO to find the right keywords for better search performance and to also use those keywords to find the right kinds of influencers to collaborate with and create content so you're optimizing for trust as well. On the Fly is our ongoing video series with small bites (two mins or less) of marketing advice and training from marketing experts, delivered while they are on the road, at the airport, or traveling somewhere.

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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. 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. How many searches?

Search + Social = Online Reputation Management

Biznology

Even if they’re not yet in the $100 million club, successful and experienced doctors, lawyers, businessmen, consultants, lobbyists, and all the happy members of the professional class, generally don’t need to spend that much time online doing content marketing and endlessly planting, feeding, watering, and pruning their social networks, their corporate website is generally the only top-ranking search result that they actually control.

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How B2B Marketers Can Leverage Google’s Search Performance Reports

KoMarketing Associates

At the beginning of the year, Google announced the beta release of a new Search Console experience. For search marketers, the most significant part of this announcement was that 16 months of data would be available in Google Search Console’s Search Performance report. What this means for B2B marketers is that more information about how an organization’s web pages perform in Google search results can be realized and evaluated.

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Get More Clicks from Search

NuSpark

The post Get More Clicks from Search appeared first on NuSpark Marketing. Mosey's Marketing Minutes Search Marketing SEO

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Finding ROI in your website search

Biznology

I presented our latest webinar about website search. Many of you also pay Google for paid search ads to do the same thing. So, why is it that your website search facility is run by your IT group? And when your customers type some words into your website’s search box, why can’t they find what they are looking for? If you’re stumped about where you would even start to improve your website search results, this is the place to start.

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You can’t ignore the power that search holds for your business

Biznology

But the truth is, you cannot afford to let another day pass without sending in your social media and search insurance premium. You need to develop and populate your own personal Whitmanesque song of yourself onto the internet, into search-optimized text, links, images and photos — and you need to do it well in advance of any problems you might potentially ever have, no matter how discrete and low-profile you might fancy yourself.

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8 B2B SEO Tools to Improve Rankings & Dominate Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

Improving search rankings certainly isn’t as simple as it sounds. Moz Open Site Explorer is an essential tool that helps B2B search engine marketers build high quality inbound links to their website. This website crawler allows search marketers to dig into every URL on a website and analyze key SEO elements to consider. Pro Tip: Find out where competitors are ranking in organic search results and analyze their keyword strategies.

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How to Effectively Prepare for Google Responsive Search Ads

KoMarketing Associates

During the Google Marketing Live conference a few weeks ago, Google once again shook up the paid search world with the announcement of Responsive Search Ads. In this post, we will go over Responsive Search Ads and how to effective create, run, and report on the new Google feature. What are Responsive Search Ads? With Responsive Search Ads, individual headlines and keywords will be mixed around. B2B Online Marketing Blog Search Engine Advertising

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Report: Marketers See Google Search Ad Spend Slow as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers turn to paid search to reach out to more customers and prospects, new research indicates that they have seen a downturn in recent months, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Merkle recently published its “Digital Marketing Report” for the first quarter of 2020, and statistics showed that Google search ad spend, in particular, grew just 11% year-over-year in Q1 2020. Industry News Search Engine Marketing paid search Search Engine Optimization

The search marketing no one talks about

Biznology

Search has been around a long time–since 1995–and even Google has been around since 1998. You would think that by now that we would all be doing every kind of search marketing there is. I am sure that you are working on organic search, which most folks like to call Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. And everyone knows about paid search, so I suspect that those marketers for whom it works are using it. We don’t have a website search. .

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How to Use Google Search Console to Drive More Search Traffic

Content Marketing Institute

Discover the keywords you don't target but which still help your content show up in search results. Continue reading → The post How to Use Google Search Console to Drive More Search Traffic appeared first on Content Marketing Institute.

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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. How can marketers get the most out of search? The search marketing stats and facts below provide some helpful guidance. 3 General Search and Google Stats and Facts.

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