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.

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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. Enter Google Search Console’s Search Performance Report.

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Finding ROI in your website search

Biznology

I presented our latest webinar about website search. You all spend time and money ensuring your content is optimized for Google to find you to send qualified visitors to your website. Many of you also pay Google for paid search ads to do the same thing.

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Improve your content for website search

Biznology

Most of my clients want their website search to work–they really do. There is a simple organizational method to improvement–one that you’ve probably applied other places–that you can use to get an organization to work together to make website search work.

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Website search and filtering for content marketing

Biznology

Helping website users find what they’re looking for is a big part of making our websites usable for our target audience and productive marketing tools for our companies. Beyond the technology, there are considerations about how search functionality serves your marketing goals.

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Improve your content for website search

Biznology

Most of my clients want their website search to work–they really do. There is a simple organizational method to improvement–one that you’ve probably applied other places–that you can use to get an organization to work together to make website search work.

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Why your analytics system doesn’t track your website search

Biznology

And if you ask your web analytics vendor, whether it is Google, Adobe, or someone else, they will tell you that their system tracks every page equally well on your website. But there is one that it doesn’t track so well–your website search results page.

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Are you optimizing your website search?

Biznology

I can’t tell you how often I hear the same thing: “Our website search facility is managed by the IT team.” I ask them if their IT team manages their website. ” But they are nonplussed at the prospect of the IT managing their website search.

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Search: Moving Beyond Your Website in 2013

KoMarketing Associates

When we think of SEO, we think about the big three search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing) and how well our website(s) perform in the results of these search engines. Questions to consider asking: Where are your customers searching for information?

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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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Seven Groups of Tools for Designing and Optimizing Websites

Webbiquity

Your B2B website and blog are the core of your content marketing efforts. Even when you publish content elsewhere—updates on Facebook, videos on YouTube or Vimeo , presentations on SlideShare—the goal is usually to drive visitors back to your website, to consume content and take action.

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Mobile SEO: How to Search Optimize Mobile Websites

Webbiquity

Mobile web search is no longer of importance only to restaurants and retailers seeking to bring in more local street traffic. In sectors like travel, retail, and entertainment, mobile search queries have increased roughly 70% in the past year. •

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Is your website search a marketing or an IT function?

Biznology

Yes, I am a longtime IT person, but even I will tell you that marketing needs to run your website search, just as marketing probably runs the rest of your website. Well, then why do you let IT decide which messages show up on the search result page?

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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. Now you can only get to these levels of performance if your search is really good. Invest in better search.

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Why Is Website Search So Hard To Do Well?

Biznology

I’m starting to see a lot more companies working on improving their website search. But when you think about, someone who is already on your site who is willing to search within your site might be a lot better prospect than someone else. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

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Are you using your website search as customer research?

Biznology

Suppose I told you that for every web page you have on your website, I could run a survey that tells you what customers’ questions that page leaves unanswered. Well, the name of that survey mechanism is your website search.

The simplest way to improve your website search

Biznology

For some of you, that has even stopped you from improving your website search results–even though you know that people who stick around to search your site are way better prospects than those who abandon your site when they can’t find what they are looking for.

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.

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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. Branded versus Non-Branded Search.

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Do you use your website search to help your SEO?

Biznology

Not so typically, I also do a lot of website search projects. One reason is that IT people typically run website search while marketers typically manage SEO. One of the richest and easiest sources of data is website search. I do lots of SEO projects.

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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.

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?

How to Avoid Common Website Design Flaws

Webbiquity

A lot of work goes into building a website. Do yourself a favor and take some time to make sure you’re avoiding these common website design flaws. It’s okay if the name of your website is written in script. There are countless ways you can improve upon the design of your website.

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Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently. But, they’re clueless when it comes to generating leads via their website. He actually said to me, “No one searches at Google for a recruiting firm.” By Peter Caputa.

Why is your website search lousy?

Biznology

Most websites have a lousy search facility. You’ve tried searching websites and you hardly ever find what you are looking for–at least not without a lot of work. But how about your website? What is the search like there? But, if you are like most people, you don’t really know why your website search isn’t working and you don’t know what to do to make it improve. What are your site search landing pages?

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Your Guide to a Smart B2B Website Strategy in 2020

Marketing Insider Group

But a successful web strategy doesn’t end at your website. Right now, since your customers likely can’t meet with you in person, your web strategy, which includes your website and your online marketing presence, is more important than ever.

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. Here is what I hear, when I ask about website search: What is that?

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Why Did Google Penalize Your Website?

Marketing Insider Group

The reasons why Google penalized your website are many, but the underlying cause is the same — your website is not working to support Google’s goals of providing high-quality, accurate, and fast results to users. Why should you care if Google penalized your website?

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.

Mike Moran on the future of content marketing, search, and digital

Biznology

Whether it’s more established disciplines within digital, such as content marketing, conversion rate optimization and search, or new entrants like AI and machine learning, there’s no doubt that the whole field can sometimes frustrate you. Site search isn’t always a good as you need to be.

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Do you have a unified search marketing strategy?

Biznology

But I am starting to see more and more clients wake up to a new way to approach search marketing that makes a ton of sense for a large organization–the unified search strategy. As the search marketing discipline matures, you can’t leave any stone unturned to find your edge.

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Is your website search engine a random web page generator?

Biznology

Harsh question, I know, but the search results for many website search engines appear almost random. They usually start by telling me that their search engine stinks. More frequently, they haven’t done anything except install a search engine. If you just let your search engine lay there, don’t expect to like the results. Who is responsible for your website search, marketing or IT? Photo credit: The Shifted Librarian.

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

Biznology

Website speed has long been recognized as a important factor that impacts search engine rankings. And a top factor in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). And that it even more important than search rank because search engines don’t buy products, people do.

Are you ignoring your website’s best customers?

Biznology

Would you like to know the single behavior they exhibit on your website that helps you identify those people? They search. They search on your website. Why is it that website searchers convert more than people who merely navigate your site?

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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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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It’s a bad sign if no one uses your website search

Biznology

I’ve been working with several clients recently to improve their website search, and have been noticing something new. A rule of thumb is that between one and ten percent of website visitors use website search to find something within your website.

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