Search Optimization

  • Is Google Pardoning Link Spammers?

    … competitors popping up again. A few more conclusions… Search Engine Optimization Continues to Shift in a New Direction From the beginning, search engine optimization has led to all kinds of unnatural and unethical actions. It was bad enough when companies were doing things they shouldn’t to influence their own search engine visibility. But at the same…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG in Google- 10 readers -
  • Ann Smarty on How to Do Keyword Research

    … Conducting keyword research is a bit rough these days. There are just so many people online, so many businesses, so many new startups and websites competing for Google search positions. Keywords are quickly monopolized, mercenary tactics and big budgets from multi-national corporations eating up all the good ones. That leaves smaller guys…

    KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG in SEO How To's- 14 readers -
  • Why are enterprise companies missing out on search?

    … SEO and search marketing are a vital part of any marketing strategy, linking together channels like social media, content marketing and offline advertising. But a survey into the marketing channels used by large enterprises has found that 91% don’t prioritise search at all. The research, carried out by B2B research firm Clutch and digital…

    Search Engine Watchin Paid Search- 25 readers -
  • Google, Have You Abandoned the Faithful?

    … different skill sets and capabilities than KAYAK. Seeing this, my question is this: why is Google abandoning the faithful? Why has it made things more difficult for companies like mine who have done the right things for years, only to find ourselves thrown into the same category as low quality vendors who don’t have our content, history, or credentials…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 16 readers -
  • Your HTTPS Upgrade Could Put Your Search Rank in Danger

    … This is the second article in our three-part series about how to do a site-wide update without demolishing your search ranking. We’ve previously discussed how to excel when launching a comprehensive redesign; in this post, we’d like to tell you how to successfully migrate your site to HTTPS. HTTPS is a secure version of the standard HTTP…

    KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 14 readers -
  • Rebuild Your Site Without Demolishing Your Search Ranking

    … (if not months) of tanked rankings while the search engines try to figure everything out. Page URLs get changed and forwarded while content gets shuffled around and rewritten. The result seems to be a lull in every expected metric. But it doesn’t have to be that way. For example, we launched a new site for KAYAK on Christmas Eve, 2015 and forced all…

    KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 15 readers -
  • How to speak ‘Search Engine’

    … found that 36.6% of Google search results incorporated Schema rich snippets, yet only 0.3% of websites actually made use of Schema markup at all. The study also found that pages which used Schema ranked on average 4 places higher in search than pages which didn’t, although Searchmetrics was keen to emphasise that this might not be entirely down…

    Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • Know what you need before you start searching

    … It can quickly become a problem for businesses when they have to deal with a mountain of low-quality leads. So, how can you make sure you’re not the guy or gal who jumps straight to contact before qualifying the company at the top of your search results? Easy... Don’t expect Google to do all the work. Like any tool, it’s only as good…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 11 readers -
  • How to optimise your m-commerce site for search

    … In 2015, Google announced that for the first time ever, it was seeing more searches taking place worldwide on mobile devices than on desktop. The steady and unerring shift towards mobile over the past few years has meant that online retailers now need to think about ‘m-commerce’ as well as ecommerce. M-commerce is the name given to retail…

    Search Engine Watch- 16 readers -
  • Loving Local Directories Again

    …. That would make them worthwhile on their own, but it’s also true that Google does pay some attention to these listings. They aren’t going to make or break your link optimization campaigns, but they can help you improve your local pack positioning. And, as we’ve recently pointed out, that’s a growing factor in your local search marketing strategy…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 10 readers -
  • Are You Sure You Want a Top Spot on Google?

    … Roughly 60% of all search engine visits go to the top three results for any query. That’s a lot of traffic for those businesses. But what percentage of that 60% actually lead to a sale? For transactional querries (availability, price, proximity, urgency), it's likely substantial. But for B2B or consultative businesses, it's going…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 11 readers -
  • Does Your Business Actually Need SEO?

    … In the world of online marketing gospel, it’s sometimes seems like “do everything you can to improve your search position on Google” is the first commandment. Certainly, search engine optimization is important to most inbound lead generation campaigns. But, should we always take it as a given that SEO needs to be a top priority? Or more…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG in SEO- 8 readers -