Jim Yu

  • 3 steps to overcoming site issues that impact performance

    Over the past two decades, as the online world has experienced exponential growth, websites have become increasingly complex. Web pages have evolved from simple HTML pages with a few graphics to responsive, personalized pages that focus on the user experience. In tandem with the growing sophistication of websites, customers’ quality standards have also matured.

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  • Hyperlocal marketing will soar in 2017: 5 tips to stay on top

    The conversation about local search is not a new one; marketers have been discussing the importance of targeting customers by location for the past decade. Recently, it has been pushed back into the industry forefront with the rise of hyperlocal search and its relationship to mobile. Google Trends clearly show a dramatic increase in “near me” queries, particularly since mid-2015.

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  • The psychology of search intent: Converting moments that matter

    Nineteen years ago, the company that is now called Alphabet Inc. launched Google Web Search, which would quickly become the most widely used internet search engine in the world. That search engine, which at first relied primarily on text data and backlinks to determine search priority ranking, has become increasingly sophisticated where its myriad features are concerned.

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  • Data as the new currency: Three keys to CMO success in 2017

    For many marketers, the web finally matured in 2016, with digital marketing the driving force behind many brands’ online success. Marketing budgets have risen for the third year in a row, increasing from 11 percent last year to 12 percent of company revenue, according to Gartner’s CMO Survey for 2016–2017.

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  • 2017: The Year of Machine Learning, Intelligent Content and Experiences

    It is common knowledge that the amount of information available in the digital ecosystem is exploding. By 2020 it is expected to have grown from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes. Digital (and in our case search and content) data holds the keys to marketing success. It contains the critical patterns on consumer intent and behavior, preferences, and content/topics that brands nee ...

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  • Google’s shift to mobile-first: mobile moments that matter

    Eric Schmidt predicted that sales of smartphones would surpass PCs more than six years ago, as the then-Google CEO prepared the world for the “mobile-first” culture at the Mobile World Congress in 2010. Fast forward to today, and we’re witnessing the birth of a new mobile era where consumers interact and convert in what Google describes as mobile micro-moments — the key poin ...

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  • 7 omnichannel marketing tips to attract holiday shoppers

    Businesses that sell products and services online need to fine-tune their digital marketing strategy to attract holiday shoppers during the busy — and competitive — holiday retail season. Holiday spending is expected to reach record levels since the Great Recession — increasing 10 percent since the 2015 holiday season, according to a report from PwC’s 2016 Holiday Outlook.

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  • Searching for and winning the marketing moments that matter

    Digital dominates modern life. From smartwatches to home-monitoring systems, we find ourselves turning to the internet and digital connections with increasing frequency. Companies increasingly rely on chatbots when dealing with customers, and a growing number of professionals turn to digital assistants to help them remain organized.

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  • Google and Progressive Web Apps: the mobile experience and SEO

    As mobile usage increases and companies develop mobile-friendly sites to ensure the optimal user experience, developers are working hard to make the mobile web as efficient and useful as possible. Last year, developers at Google created Progressive Web Apps, an interactive experience that has features of both a website and a mobile app.

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -