Search engine optimization, better known as SEO, is now considered a staple of digital marketing. Used to drive web presence, expand visibility, and improve rankings, SEO plays an integral role in virtually every aspect of modern web-based strategies.
Marketing online demands a unique combination of skills, knowledge, and specializations, thanks to the fact that the online environment is both linked to, yet distinctively different from, traditional marketing mediums.
Marketing research is subject to a large number myths and misconceptions, due in part because it gets the reputation of being one of the costliest processes in business. Marketers and business managers often choose to forgo their market research projects because of the illusion that there is too little room in the budget to justify it. There are two problems with this line of thinking about marketing research:
Voice Search Optimization (VSO) is an approach focused on maximizing the number of visitors to a website or app by improving the visibility and suggestion rate (or recommendation rate) in voice search results. In general, the more often a site or app is suggested and the higher it is ranked among the recommendations, the more traffic it will receive. VSO can be applied to several voice search protocols including but not limited to Google, Amazon, Siri, and Windows Cortana.
Today's consumers are more sophisticated than ever. They expect interesting content, personalized marketing, and a seamless site experiences.
How is your website doing? Are your users heading straight to you, navigating every button click until they convert into a sale? Or are they more like Little Red Riding Hood, wandering in the woods and losing their way?
A blog isn’t just a nice addition to an organization’s online presence. It’s a must-have—a familiar and expected interface to engage your brand, with more flexibility and innovation than many traditional marketing formats.
Content marketing is nothing new. The first commercial website started back in 1993, so we’ve had nearly a quarter of a century to refine its application. That’s why it’s so surprising that of the 86 percent of marketers using content marketing, only 32 percent find it effective.
SEO is constantly evolving. As the owner of an SEO agency, it’s my job to stay on top of Google’s updates and algorithm changes to keep my clients on the front page. In fact, I’ve had to alter my entire business model more than once to keep up with this rapidly changing world.
Many companies are caught up in search engine optimization, but this approach belongs in the past. In my 15 years working with SEO, I’ve watched the process evolve from a black hat spam tactic into a nuanced, quality-based marketing strategy—and that evolution has only just begun.
The best advice I ever got came from my boss at my first real, full-time job. He was giving his monthly corporate overview of the startup, discussing the company's progress and describing its history. He recalled that when he started out, he had no employees, no clients and no revenue.
Many businesses today consider backlinks to be the gold standard in boosting organic keyword rankings. It’s believed that, if they can generate a high number of links, they’re sure to rank highly on Google searches. It doesn’t matter where the backlinks come from. As long as plenty exist, the company is sure to profit — right?
It’s easy to forget that different teams must rely on one another to get the whole job done. That’s because interdepartmental separation happens naturally at companies in which teams focus on different initiatives.
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We’re in the age of uncertainty when it comes to keywords. Utilizing them in content is still crucial for search engines to interpret subject matter and relevance, but relying too heavily on sprinkling these buzzwords into your content can land you in serious trouble.
A high organic search ranking is essential to your business. More than 71 percent of users click a link on the first page of results on Google, and almost 68 percent choose one of the top five results. Only 1.6 percent of searchers progress beyond the second page.
This article was originally posted on VERGE.
Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
It’s here! After nearly two years of waiting, Gary lllyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google and a member of Google’s search ranking team, announced that Penguin 4.0 is now live.
Roadmaps are becoming an obsolete marketing tool as the industry shifts. Testing is becoming simpler and faster, and agility is all the hype.
Prepare for marketing roadmaps to be a thing of the past.
Link prospecting is a necessary part of a link building campaign. It’s essentially the first step, a huge step, in starting your link building process. So, it’s important that you go into this step with the knowledge needed to be successful in your research.