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IMN is pleased to announce our Summer 2017 Click Through Rate Study, now available in Whitepaper format in the Resources section of our website! It’s been a while since we’ve last written about this topic, and since last summer, there have been multiple changes to both the algorithms that determine the organic rankings AND the visual presentation of the SERPs.
SEO is among one of the biggest concerns for anyone who is running an online business or website. While there are plenty of marketing techniques that are important, particularly content and social, search ranking is still a crucial element to netting yourself a strong audience. After all, not everyone is going to come across your social media account or blog, but a few targeted ...
Your knowledge and experience is your biggest asset. That’s what defines your business and that’s what helps you stand out. How to effectively market your knowledge online? Of course, content marketing is the answer. But simply creating expert content is not going to be answer. You need to put it forward in front of niche influencers to spread the word.
An editorial calendar is where you keep track of what you plan to publish, how, where, and why over time. It enables you to think ahead, remember creative ideas, and plan your time wisely. Most people have an editorial calendar of some kind, even if it is only their ideas for the next week in their head.
Nowadays we are all community managers to some extent (many of us own blogs, moderate Google Plus communities, participate in Facebook groups, etc.) We interact with our readers daily trying to learn from them, we tweet to our mentors, we collect feedback, help to promote our friends’ posts while sharing our own, we kill spam, we do lots and lots of *tiny* things every moment… ...
Researching niche questions is a great way to come up with awesome content that spreads, especially when it comes to timely and seasonal content. Here’s an example of question research that will come in handy for your next year’s content planning. Guys from Serpstat collected the most outstanding questions with the words “New Year” and “Christmas” for Google US.
Google has continued to focus on rich snippets and featured rich snippets – both in terms of feature releases, spam control, and general trajectory. Over on Twitter, major discussions included the role of backlinks in ranking and page breadth vs. content depth. Over on Webmaster World members discuss the likely repeal of Net Neutrality rules and what it may mean for the web and for customers.
What exactly is keyword clustering? To cluster keywords means to group your long overwhelming keyword lists by relevancy. I have done an article explaining keyword clustering in a most easy-to-understand way. At the heart of it, keyword clustering is what it sounds like: you take relevant keywords and arrange them together into groups.
One of my biggest passions? Blogs. I love writing for them, I love searching for them and I especially love reading them. The downside to this is that I have a huge number of blogs. I mean there are really lots of great blogs in my niche I need to keep up with. When you have too many blogs to follow, you run into the problem of actually reading them all.
This week the biggest discussions centered around the shift from organic to paid over the last two years. Also, Danny Sullivan announced that he will be working at Google in a liaison type role. Search News Discussions: New Findings Show Google Organic Clicks Shifting to Paid View full discussion Growmap, shared a blog post from research from Brian Wood, SEO at wayfair.
YouTube is one of the most useful tools for content marketing. The problem is the high number of competing videos you have to stand out against. According to the site’s statistics, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every single minute! You read that right… that is 6,000 in an hour, 144,000 hours in a day. Your best bet will always be building a consistent audience.
The big discussions this week included theories around the recent rankings shakeup and around Googles recent announcement to remove the first click free policy for publishers but is the new approach really a win for publisher? Google also announced that a huge increase to Adwords daily overspend budget limits.
Much of the big discussion this will was around Twitters testing a character limit that is double their existing character limit. Beyond that, there was some interesting discussion around Apples switch to from bing to Google as the search engine for spotlight and Siri. Twitter tests 280 character tweets View full discussion here Twitter announced that it is testing upping the ...
This week I was in NYC speaking about influencer marketing and how it helps creating stronger content assets for your blog. Here’s my recap of the presentation: First of all, content marketing is ALL about influencing – not just your potential customer – but also about influencing the influencer, i.e. those people who can effect buyers’ decisions.
This week Google presents their proposal for assuging EU anti trust authorities. iOS 11 launched to users with new intelligent tracking prevention. Members discuss how to get accurate rank tracking data and what to do if you’re a well known brand but do not rank for your core short tail term. Google May Open Up Ad Space to Competitors View full discussion In order to meet co ...
Today’s social networking world is overwhelming: You meet people online, talk to them, lose them for a month or two, then find them again. There should be better ways to keep up than trying to remember everything! Luckily, apps are popping up that allows for smarter outreach, by putting a social dashboard inside your inbox.
This week brings us news that Facebook Ad audience metrics may as accurate as some advertisers imagine. Additionally, an attendee at an event in Canada gets confirmation that click data does play some role in organic search rankings. Also, EU renews a possible filter as part of copyright proposal Facebook Ad Metrics Questioned by Analyst View full discussion Facebook Ad Metr ...
Choosing to run a blog is a big decision. Whether it’s a business blog or just a way to make some extra money, it will eventually consume your life. The work you put into it, the joy you feel when it takes off, the frustration when it doesn’t – all of these are part of the natural emotional cycle of the blogger.
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