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8 Innovative SEM Tips From Those in the Know

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When you’re trying to improve your search engine marketing, there’s no better place to look than the advice of those who have already had a winning strategy. Here are eight SEM tips from those in the know on how to improve the way you market your brand next year and beyond. When trying to improve your search engine marketing, there’s no better place to look than the advice of those who have already had a winning strategy. 0 Comments

How Location Data Can Change Search

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Search could be further improved if search engines leveraged location data from our mobile devices to personalize and target results. Search could be further improved if search engines leveraged location data from our mobile devices to personalize and target results. 0 Comments

How Can SEOs Sell "Shiny, Sexy" Search?

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In a panel discussion at ad:tech New York, Kevin Ryan of Motivity Marketing, Shreya Kushari of Digitas, and Hamid Saify of Deutsch discussed the best practices for getting reluctant clients to realize the power of search. What are the best practices for getting reluctant clients to realize the power of search? 0 Comments

Google's New Structured Snippets Pull Facts Into a Page's Search Results

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This week Google introduced "structured snippets," which demonstrate yet another way Google is extracting Web page information and displaying that in its search results. This time, the added data (which Google calls "facts") will show up on a Web page's search result snippet. Google introduced "structured snippets," which demonstrate yet another way Google is extracting Web page information and displaying it in search results. 0 Comments

Ranking Boost Possible Without Penguin Refresh From Google

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Google Webmaster Trends analyst John Mueller says sites shouldn't focus on individual factors of individual algorithms, but rather on fixing sites themselves to improve rankings. John Mueller says sites shouldn't focus on individual factors of individual algorithms, but rather on fixing sites themselves to improve rankings. 0 Comments

YP Taps Goodzer for Enhanced Local Data

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YP says it will add hyper-local data about products and services to "a select portion of [its] 20 million business listings" as a result of the deal. YP says it will add hyper-local data about products and services to "a select portion of [its] 20 million business listings" as a result of the deal. 0 Comments

5 Most Important Takeaways From the Link Building Survey 2014

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A new survey shows that our industry continues to improve, and links continue to matter. Link building is getting harder, so implementing diverse tactics is extremely important. And link building works best with other online marketing activities. The Link Building Survey 2014 shows that link building is getting harder, links still matter, and diverse tactics are extremely important. 0 Comments

New Conversion Settings Can be Imported From Google Analytics to AdWords

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You can set specific conversion windows for between seven and 90 days, flexible conversion tracking can be applied to conversions imported from Google Analytics, and editable conversion values allow you to set different values for goals and transactions. New conversion settings for advertisers allow you to import goals related data from Google Analytics into your AdWords account, and edit the data within. 0 Comments

How to Use the Google Analytics Event Tracking Report

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Using Event tracking to measure interaction and conversions on your website is beneficial for getting a better understanding of how your users engage with the content and features of your website in a much more advanced way than standard reports. Using Event tracking to measure interaction and conversions on your website is beneficial for getting a better understanding of how your users engage with the content and features of your website in a much more advanced way than standard reports. 0 Comments

PPC Optimization & Balancing the Relationship Between Metrics: Top 3 Things to Consider

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Use the power of data for good, not optimization for optimization's sake. Conversion rate and position do have a correlation; every action has an equal and opposite reaction; and remember to focus on the business problem you're trying to solve. Use the power of data for good, not optimization for optimization's sake. Conversion rate and position do have a correlation; every action has an equal and opposite reaction; and remember to focus on the business problem you're trying to solve. 0 Comments

Google Analytics Combines Data From All Devices; Renames Visits, Visitors

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Visits will now be called "sessions" and visitors will now be called "users." The Google Analytics team has also integrated Web data and app data within the same reports. These new views roll out to all accounts starting this week. Visits will now be called "sessions" and visitors will now be called "users." The Google Analytics team has also integrated Web data and app data within the same reports. These new views roll out to all accounts starting this week. 0 Comments

New Bing Ads Search Terms Report Shows Zero-Click Terms

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Zero-click search terms often include valuable insights for advertisers, as they show which keywords ads are being displayed for, but getting no clicks. The update now also provides advertisers with 20 to 40 times more data volume. Zero-click search terms often include valuable insights for advertisers, as they show which keywords ads are being displayed for, but getting no clicks. The update now also provides advertisers with 20 to 40 times more data volume. 0 Comments

3 Ways Merging Google AdWords & Analytics Can Improve PPC Results

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Integrating Google AdWords and Analytics will help you reach a higher level of analysis beyond impressions, clicks, conversions found in AdWords. Start improving your paid search results today using these three examples as a great starting point. Integrating Google AdWords and Analytics will help you reach a higher level of analysis beyond impressions, clicks, conversions found in AdWords. Start improving your paid search results today using these three examples as a great starting point. 0 Comments

gShift Gives Content Marketers More Ways to Mine Twitter Keyword Data

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SEO software company gShift has announced a new way for its subscribers to mine valuable data from the conversations a brand’s audience is having on Twitter. Its social keyword research module may expand to other social mediums in the future, too. SEO software company gShift has announced a new way for its subscribers to mine valuable data from the conversations a brand’s audience is having on Twitter. Its social keyword research module may expand to other social mediums in the future, too. 0 Comments

Hit By Panda and Confused About Low-Quality Content? Run This Google Analytics Report Now

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Getting hit by Google Panda can be confusing for many webmasters. But one important Google Analytics report can help Panda victims get on the right track, and quickly. The post includes detailed instructions for creating and exporting the report. Getting hit by Google Panda can be confusing for many webmasters. But one important Google Analytics report can help Panda victims get on the right track, and quickly. The post includes detailed instructions for creating and exporting the report. 0 Comments

Google Now Allows Gmail and Calendar Data Downloads

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Finally, Google will allow users to download data from their Gmail and Google Calendars, a function that has long been available on many of their other services. The feature will help users who want to store an offline backup of their information. Finally, Google will allow users to download data from their Gmail and Google Calendars, a function that has long been available on many of their other services. The feature will help users who want to store an offline backup of their information. 0 Comments

Surprise! Google Updates PageRank Just in Time for Christmas

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PageRank may not be dead after all. Google unexpectedly updated PageRank early this morning, just six weeks after head of webspam Matt Cutts told PubCon Las Vegas attendees not to expect another update this year. PageRank may not be dead after all. Google unexpectedly updated PageRank early this morning, just six weeks after head of webspam Matt Cutts told PubCon Las Vegas attendees not to expect another update this year. 0 Comments

57% of Ecommerce Brands Don't Use Site Search in Marketing [Study]

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A SLI Systems study looks at how many ecommerce sites are integrating valuable on-site search data to improve their marketing campaigns and the user experience; what it found was more than half were not, and 30 percent said they weren't sure how. A SLI Systems study looks at how many ecommerce sites are integrating valuable on-site search data to improve their marketing campaigns and the user experience; what it found was more than half were not, and 30 percent said they weren't sure how. 0 Comments

Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

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Data released by Google shows that requests rose from 21,389 to 25,879 between the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013. In total 42,500 user accounts were targeted and Google said 65 percent of requests led to some data being given up. Data released by Google shows that requests rose from 21,389 to 25,879 between the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013. In total 42,500 user accounts were targeted and Google said 65 percent of requests led to some data being given up. 0 Comments

Goodbye, Google PageRank Data: Maybe Just for Now, But More Likely Forever

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Matt Cutts confirms at Pubcon what some have thought for months: Google has no plans to fix the broken pipeline that stopped the flow of PageRank data to webmasters. There will not be another PageRank update visible to the public in 2013. Matt Cutts confirms at Pubcon what some have thought for months: Google has no plans to fix the broken pipeline that stopped the flow of PageRank data to webmasters. There will not be another PageRank update visible to the public in 2013. 0 Comments

Demographics and Interests: Coming to a Google Analytics Profile Near You

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Learn how to access and activate interest, age and geo audience reporting in Google Analytics. Columnist Carrie Hill guides marketers through set-up and reporting with these new Google Analytics features, currently rolling out to a wider user base. Learn how to access and activate interest, age and geo audience reporting in Google Analytics. Columnist Carrie Hill guides marketers through set-up and reporting with these new Google Analytics features, currently rolling out to a wider user base. 0 Comments