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Google is on track to make more than $70bn in revenue in 2016, and the lion’s share of that number will be generated by its insanely successful advertising business. As I’m sure you know, advertisers pay a fee every time somebody clicks on a link in one of their ads. Some of the costs per click being paid are absolutely staggering, though they must be worth it, from the advertiser’s perspective.
Expanded Text Ads are coming to Google AdWords. Are you excited? But more importantly, are you ready? Expanded Text Ads were one of several huge AdWords changes Google announced recently – if not the biggest. I still can’t believe that Google will soon actually increase its ad text limits by 2x! So what exactly is changing? Here are 10 things advertisers need to know about Expanded Text Ads.
The majority of enterprise content marketers don’t have a documented strategy, according to recent research. The CMI found that almost two thirds of professional content folk haven’t yet bothered to write down their strategy. In some circles that’s akin to not having a strategy at all, but I don’t find it particularly surprising.
We’re back with our weekly round-up of the most interesting search marketing news stories from around the web. I hope you all enjoyed last Friday’s Easter search trivia quiz, and if you haven’t had a chance to test your knowledge yet, be sure to have a go and share your score with us on social media! This week: a look at the newly-relaunched Google Earth and what it could mea ...
Through AdWords, Google has given advertisers a lot of control over when their ads are shown, by means of the different match types and using remarketing lists for search ads. Until recently, however, you were unable to target users based on demographic – a function that has been available for a while now on both Facebook and Bing.
Google has just re-designed, revamped and re-launched its Earth product, and it has certainly been worth the two-year wait. Earth is now built into Chrome, so there is no longer a need to download a cumbersome desktop app to access this global repository of images, videos, and knowledge cards. The Android app has been updated too, with support to follow soon for mobile browsers and iOS.
Of the many tools available for tracking visitor behavior, Google Analytics is one of the most famous ones. This free tool provides website owners with insightful information about the traffic driven to their website, helping them to determine exactly where each user originated and how they ended up on the site.
Using Schema.org markup, a form of structured data which helps search engines to interpret your webpages, is widely agreed to be beneficial from an SEO standpoint. While it may not correlate directly to an increase in ranking, using Schema.org markup allows search engines to pull through rich snippets and rich data like images, reviews and opening hours, making your site appea ...
SEO doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how a closer look at Google Search Console can lead to quick SEO wins. There’s no need to have a lot of technical knowledge to achieve quick SEO wins. Google’s Search Console, for example, can lead to great insights, provided that you’re eager to explore them.
Happy Easter, Search Engine Watch readers! In honour of the season – and a bit of spring-like weather finally starting to creep into the air (well, at least here in the UK…) – we have put together a light-hearted search trivia quiz to test your knowledge. What was the name of the project launched by Sergey Brin and Larry King at Stanford, ...
The search engine results page recently saw the return of Google Posts, the part-social, part-publishing feature that was launched by Google a little over a year ago during the US Presidential Election. Billed as “an experimental new podium on Google”, Google Posts has attracted a lot of attention from marketers, search specialists and Google enthusiasts thanks to its prominen ...
SEO for businesses in 2017 will be revolutionary. Within the space of 3 years, it has become significantly easier to find businesses, stores or items nearby, creating a shift in user’s intent and search behavior. Users no longer have to include their location in search queries, such as inputting “coffee shops in Queens” into Google.
Google has announced that “Similar items” is now available globally in image search on mobile and in its Android app. Similar items will suggest related products based on a user’s search query and their interactions with the resultant images. At first, the feature will only be available for shoes, sunglasses, and handbags.
For the past five to six months the search industry has been buzzing with talk around the biggest change to Google search results for quite some time – the mobile-first index. In the midst of this noise, it is very easy to get lost with what you actually need to know about the update. This post will give you a quick overview of what the update entails, as well as the main thi ...
After a tentative launch in October 2016, Google has released its Fact Check feature in search results worldwide. Google provided the following examples of Fact Check in action: We can see clearly the format taken: What the claim is, who made the claim, and whether the claim is verified by a reputable source.
Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, we are exploring the future of voice search, while Google is determined to get rid of fake listings. Moreover, ecommerce brands explore the importance of site speed, with Google launching an A/B testing tool to make our lives easier.
These are interesting times for voice search, both in terms of its adoption among consumers and its technological development. We have moved beyond seeing voice search as a futuristic concept with rather limited and stilted realization, to viewing it as an increasingly integral part of our interactions with home and handheld devices.
We all know that Facebook is a viable source of huge amounts of mobile traffic with relatively cheap CPCs (cost per click). It’s too good an opportunity to ignore in today’s digital landscape – even if your mobile landing-page experience isn’t up to snuff. Maybe you’ve got a completely new mobile experience in the works, but you don’t want to pass up a few months of good traff ...