Search Features: Natural Language

    • How machine learning impacts the need for quality content

      Back in August, I posited the concept of a two-factor ranking model for SEO. The idea was to greatly simplify SEO for most publishers and to remind them that the finer points of SEO don’t matter if you don’t get the basics right. This concept leads to a basic ranking model that looks like this: To look at it a little differently, here is a way of assessing the importance of ...

      Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Content Google How To's- 16 readers -
  • What the heck is machine learning, and why should I care?

    … There are many uses for machine learning and AI in the world around us, but today I’m going to talk about search. So, assuming you’re a business owner with a website or an SEO, the big question you’re probably asking is: what is machine learning and how will it impact my rankings? The problem with this question is that it relies on a couple…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • Digital assistants, conversational search and the future of local

    … general and local search, conversational search clearly favors local. After all, general knowledge queries will simply be answered, resulting in few opportunities to lure customers back to your site. For example, when you ask Google Assistant a general knowledge query, it answers the question and gives a shoutout to the original source, but it doesn’t…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 11 readers -
  • An experiment in trying to predict Google rankings

    … approachable libraries and technologies that have the promise of being very useful to any industry that has data to play with. Machine learning also has the ability to turn traditional website marketing and SEO on its head. Late last year, my colleagues and I (rather naively) began an experiment in which we threw several popular machine learning algorithms…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • Why retailers shouldn’t overreact to the voice search revolution

    …. Maybe voice search isn’t a big deal right now for retailers specifically, which all of the brands studied are. I’ll speak more to why this is probably the case later, but fingers crossed on Google Search Console voice search reporting actually becoming a thing, so that we can track this traffic more confidently. Comparing like queries is important…

    Andy Taylor/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -
  • In case you missed it…

    … More reach and more results. With Bing Network, advertisers are connecting with the right people, where and how they want to be reached — all in a more natural, predictive and personal way. It’s the intelligence that spans not only Microsoft products, but across platforms and partners. And as part of a comprehensive advertising approach, Bing…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 14 readers -
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  • What marketers need to know about Google Assistant and Google Home

    … What started with Siri in 2010 is quickly leading to an age where consumers engage with the internet using only their voices, in much the way Captain Picard engaged with the computer on the USS Enterprise. Google’s foray into voice search has been calculated and planned for years, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. It currently appears…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 8 readers -
  • Son of Siri: Viv aims to go way beyond today’s digital assistants

    … by third party providers via back-end API integration thereby cutting out the SERP. However that vision was only partly realized before Apple acquired Siri. And while Cupertino has certainly improved Siri’s functionality and usability, it hasn’t invested to enable Siri to achieve its full potential. Now Viv hopes to pick up where Siri left off…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 9 readers -
  • The rise of personal assistants and the death of the search box

    … 20 years away. Behzadi, on the other hand, believes that this will unfold in less than 20 years. Google timeline A quick history review will show us just how rapidly Google has changed over the years: In addition, the growth of Google’s Knowledge Graph has been prolific: Another key driver of change is that we will continue to get more and more…

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 19 readers -
  • 3 upcoming trends in paid search

    … Recently, we’ve seen some fairly significant changes on the search engine results pages (SERPs). Right-rail ads have disappeared, and on mobile, we’re seeing more prominent placement of Google Shopping ad units. In this article, I’ll cover some upcoming trends in paid search and speculate on where the trends will lead. Though I refer mostly…

    Mona Elesseily/ Search Engine Landin Paid Search SEO- 19 readers -
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