• Ready to go global? Check your hreflang tags

    … to the latest SEMrush research, 75% of the websites that use hreflang tags get them all wrong. Which essentially means that those local pages of their websites are not getting indexed by Google and despite a great deal of effort on the SEO side, they simply don’t appear in search results. What are hreflangs? To understand why this is bad news for 75…

    State of Digital- 14 readers -
  • Why local matters, even for national advertisers

    … There’s been a lot of talk recently about personalization as Google, Facebook, and others continue to roll out new targeting features. These features like Customer Match and Custom Audiences allow advertisers to target consumers based on previous data captured. These targeting capabilities have been incredible at driving improved return…

    Jason Tabeling/ Search Engine Watchin Social- 21 readers -
  • How are beacons going to affect search marketing?

    … Recently I’ve been reading a lot about the effects beacons and proximity marketing may have on search strategy. (I actually work for a company that makes beacons and management software, so it’s not just me being boring). I’ve found little doubt that it will bring some very fundamental changes to the way we reach customers, and the type…

    Matt Owen/ Search Engine Watchin Paid Search How To's- 26 readers -
  • Local SEO: Key challenges and tips from #ClickZChat

    … In previous ClickZChat sessions we’ve largely covered content and platforms, but seeing as it’s a Twitter event held by both ClickZ AND Search Engine Watch, it seemed only right that we spend some time looking at search in more depth. This week we took to Twitter for an hour to ask our followers for their local SEO challenges and solutions…

    Matt Owen/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 4 readers -
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