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It’s the right time of the year to evaluate your SEO strategy and examine the best ways to improve it during 2017. This doesn’t have to be a complicated process, though. New year’s resolutions are not just about our personal goals, so it may be the ideal moment to focus on your business goals and seek for the best ways to boost your SEO presence to improve authority, value and ranking.
You may be surprised at how common some SEO myths still are in 2016, so it’s definitely time to leave them behind. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner at SEO, it’s always useful to compile all the myths you read about, so you can work out for yourself the ones you actually need to be worried about. What would you add to this list of the most common SEO myths? 1.
Appearing in the top organic listings of Google is increasingly like pouring a gallon of milk into a shot glass. And the shot glass is already full of adverts, a bunch of maps, a broadsheet newspaper, a lengthy opinion piece about Taylor Swift and an Argos catalogue. And oh look, now you’ve got milk all over the kitchen counter, but everyone’s just ignoring it as they’re too ...
Google Plus has risen from the dead! No we’re only joking, that’s highly unlikely. Google have now rolled out their Posts function for small businesses with a Google My Business account. No idea what Posts are? You’d be forgiven for being confused, managing your business information on Google calls for some deciphering of the difference between Google My Business and Google+, ...
We have two primary forms of leads: online and offline. This article talks about how to combine online and offline marketing for more efficient lead generation. In today’s world we are mostly narrowing in to online leads, thanks to the Internet essentially opening up the entire world for us to peruse. But offline leads should still be a factor we consider moving forward.
There are millions of people on Pinterest, searching, pinning, and sharing – so it’s important to recognize its potential for building awareness and filling the top of the funnel, particularly for ecommerce companies. This blog will discuss a couple of recommended targeting types within Pinterest to help fill the top of the funnel and essentially build up your audience.
The combination of semantics (the science of meaning in language) with search engines that process billions of queries seems a very natural one. Semantic search has been effective, too; by understanding the intent of a query and the context of the user, the accuracy of results on search engines like Google and Bing has increased significantly.
What is semantic search? Broadly speaking, it’s a term that refers to a movement towards more accurate search results by using various methods to better understand the intent and context behind a search. Or as Alexis Sanders very eloquently explained it on the Moz Blog, “The word “semantic” refers to the meaning or essence of something.
Once you’ve got the basics of PPC down, how can you improve on those efforts further? Here are seven tips to take your campaign to the next level. We recently gave eight tips to help beginner search marketers get their first campaigns off the ground, with our article ‘PPC 101: Eight tips to get started‘.
Your on-site SEO could be broken without you realizing it. We all know some of the basics. Content is king. Users come first. Avoid thin content, keyword stuffing, above-the-fold advertising, etc. But not all on-site SEO issues are so obvious. Here are seven on-site issues that are very easy to miss. 1. Excessive listing (Not, not this kind) You are currently reading a “list post.
Google has launched AdWords Editor 12, the latest upgrade to its essential software for sophisticated PPC practitioners. Complete with a new look and a raft of useful features, it is a welcome upgrade and marks the biggest improvement to the platform since version 11.0 launched in 2014. Below, we have summarized everything you need to know about AdWords Editor 12 and also del ...
In the past couple of weeks there has been a reinvigorated fervor surrounding artificial intelligence, with “AIO” (Artificial Intelligence Optimization) rearing its head on agency websites and blogs. HTTPS and mobile first seem to be cooling as topics, so attention is turning to RankBrain. The reality of this however is that artificial intelligence optimization is seemingly a ...
Since 1998, Google has used its homepage to host an invariably inventive ‘doodle’. The Google Doodle actually began its life as a humorous out-of-office message for the company’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. To let everyone know they had gone to the Burning Man festival, they placed the festival’s icon behind the second ‘o’ on their own company’s logo.
Have you ever wished for a nostalgic retrospective on the heyday of SEO, featuring some of the biggest names in the world of search, all condensed into a 40-minute video with an admittedly cheesy title? If so, you’re in luck, because there’s a documentary just for you: it’s called SEO: The Movie. The trailer for SEO: The Movie SEO: The Movie is a new documentary, created by ...
Visual search is one of the most complex and fiercely competed sectors of our industry. Earlier this month, Bing announced their new visual search mode, hot on the heels of similar developments from Pinterest and Google. Ours is a culture mediated by images, so it stands to reason that visual search has assumed such importance for the world’s largest technology companies.
As all business owners who operate an ecommerce website know, it can take a while to hit full stride in terms of conversion rate. When results are underwhelming, the first instinct might be to make big changes across the board. What a lot companies fail to realize is that a great deal of buying decisions take place subconsciously.
Guest blogs are a popular link-building strategy used by businesses all over the world. And until recently, many were relying on guest blogging as their primary source of earned links. But a diverse link profile is essential to maintain ranking. So how can businesses achieve this? “The landscape of SEO and link building is always changing, and today, the importance of buildin ...
Most consumers rely on their smartphones to make purchases and gain knowledge. In 2017, any business that lacks a mobile presence runs a serious risk of falling behind. But it’s not just about having a site – it needs to provide a good experience. According to Google, 29% of smartphone users will immediately switch to another site if it doesn’t satisfy their needs.