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Bing Adds Search to Microsoft Office

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Users will soon be able to search with Bing within Microsoft Office Word Online, following an upgrade to Bing's main SERP that keeps important information at the top. Users will soon be able to search with Bing within Microsoft Office Word Online. 0 Comments

The Evolution of SERPs and User Behaviors

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User behavior is changing almost as quickly as Google updates its algorithm. What can we learn about users' behavior on a SERP that we can use in our marketing strategy? User behavior is changing almost as quickly as Google updates its algorithm. What can we learn about users' behavior on a SERP? 0 Comments

Product Listing Ads – An Evaluation

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The end of product listing ads as we know them makes this a perfect time to evaluate their effectiveness and impact on the industry. The end of product listing ads as we know them makes this a perfect time to evaluate their effectiveness and impact on the industry. 0 Comments

How to Win in Organic Search: Tips from Google, Bing and Brands

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Some sometimes painful changes in organic search have made SEO a better tactic and have led successful brands to focus on content and customers. But what else do these brands and search industry players have in common? Some sometimes painful changes in organic search have made SEO a better tactic and have led successful brands to focus on content and customers. But what else do these brands and search industry players have in common? 0 Comments

Google Rolls Out Publisher Center to Improve News Discovery

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The tool allows publishers to make changes to Google’s record of their sites and helps ensure those sites show up in Google News and, perhaps most importantly, that readers find the content. The tool allows publishers to make changes to Google’s record of their sites and helps ensure those sites show up in Google News and, perhaps most importantly, that readers find the content. 0 Comments

New Free Dynamic Sitelinks on Google AdWords Ads – Everything You Need to Know

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Dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated and appear below your Google AdWords ad text. They cost nothing if they're clicked and provide more space on the search results. Here's everything advertisers need to know about dynamic sitelinks. Dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated and appear below your ad text. It gives advertisers more space in search results and clicks cost nothing. 0 Comments

6 Ways to Make Your Search Results Shine

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There are always new ways to improve your business' search results using Google Knowledge Graph, if you take time to understand search query intent and implement structured markup across your website. Google Knowledge Graph presents new ways to improve search results if you take the time to understand search query intent and implement structured markup across your website. 0 Comments

Many Organic Results Influenced by Locality

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Does locality have an effect on SERP ranking? Not always, but when it does we should be mindful of the best choices to make to achieve the best ranking possible. Does locality have an effect on SERP ranking? Not always, but we should be mindful of the best choices to make to achieve the best ranking possible. 0 Comments

Keeping Your Head Above Water in the Google Lagoon

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Keeping up with Google's changes can be almost a full-time job. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping abreast of the latest changes in the search engine's methods. Keeping up with Google can be almost a full-time job, but here are some tips to help you stay abreast of the changes to Google's methods. 0 Comments

Mobile Implementation Errors Cost Sites 68% of Organic Smartphone Traffic [Study]

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Even if you've decided to "go mobile," you may be losing an average of 68 percent of smartphone traffic. New BrightEdge research looks at the various types of mobile solutions and how they affect important outcomes like rankings and traffic. Even if you've decided to "go mobile," you may be losing an average of 68 percent of smartphone traffic. New BrightEdge research looks at the various types of mobile solutions and how they affect important outcomes like rankings and traffic. 0 Comments

Videos Dominate Universal Search Results 65% of the Time [Study]

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Searchmetrics studied the Universal Search results for millions of keywords over the course of a year to gauge what has changed in Universal Search and how. Videos were the most common type of Universal Search result, with YouTube dominating share. The Searchmetrics data also showed keywords that displayed Universal Search results grew to 81 percent in 2013, up from 75 percent in the previous year. 0 Comments

Google: Top Search Ads Increase Brand Awareness by 6.6% [Study]

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When the test subjects were asked what was top of mind when asked about a specific category keyword, Google found that 14.2 percent in the test group named the test brand, while 8.2 percent in the control group also named the same brand. While the average brand awareness lift was 6.6 percent, auto and B2B saw a 9 percent lift; CPG an 8 percent life; and retail a 6 percent lift. 0 Comments

Search Engine Basic Concepts

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Baffled by search engines and how they work? Not technical in orientation? Here's a layman's level explanation of the basics of search engines – including the critical concepts of relevance, popularity, segmentation, diversity, trust, and quality. Having trouble understanding search engine optimization (SEO)? This article will help you get a better feel for how the world of search engines works. 0 Comments

Ten Timely Tips for Terrific Title Tags

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Much may have changed through the years in SEO, however the importance of the title tag can't be overstressed. Here's how to create title tags that state who you are, what you do, why anyone should bother to click, and why Google should care. Much may have changed through the years in SEO, however the importance of the title tag can't be overstressed. Here's how to create title tags that state who you are, what you do, why anyone should bother to click, and why Google should care. 0 Comments

Is comScore's Google Search Share Data False? Not Exactly

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Search market share data from comScore's isn't invalid or incorrect. But new research from Conductor is also pretty consistent with what many webmasters find when it comes to actual click-throughs to a site from Google search results. Search market share data from comScore's isn't invalid or incorrect. But new research from Conductor is also pretty consistent with what many webmasters find when it comes to actual click-throughs to a site from Google search results. 0 Comments

Want to Increase Your CTR by Nearly 50%? Consider Search Refinements

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It's far more common for searchers to enter multiple phrases in rapid succession, building on each preceding one, until they find what they seek. Users are indeed more likely to click on advertisers who appear more often in the same session. Advertisers appearing at least 10% of the time for a query and followup query received an average lift of 47% of their initial CTR on the subsequent search. 0 Comments

The Ultimate Entrepreneur’s SEO Checklist for 2014

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How can entrepreneurs survive and swim with the SEO sharks? Here's some advice and top tips for business leaders looking for the ultimate entrepreneur SEO checklist for 2014, plus how to screen for social media fakes, phonies, and posers. How can entrepreneurs survive and swim with the SEO sharks? Here's some advice and top tips for business leaders looking for the ultimate entrepreneur SEO checklist for 2014, plus how to screen for social media fakes, phonies, and posers. 0 Comments

Your SEO Competition Isn't Who You Think It Is

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Without knowing who your online competition really is, any competitive analysis will be misguided. You'll be looking at the wrong competitors. The solution: be thorough about discovering your true online competition before diving into SEO tactics. Without knowing who your online competition really is, any competitive analysis will be misguided. You'll be looking at the wrong competitors. The solution: be thorough about discovering your true online competition before diving into SEO tactics. 0 Comments

Rank Still Matters in the Age of Secure Search

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Rank is about the user experience. If rank is the doorway to success in search engine optimization, conversion is the ultimate success. The more you can use rank metrics to inform your conversion efforts, the more successful you will be. Rank is about the user experience. If rank is the doorway to success in search engine optimization, conversion is the ultimate success. The more you can use rank metrics to inform your conversion efforts, the more successful you will be. 0 Comments

7 Tips to Ensure Your SEO Strategy Supports Your Brand

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Sitelinks, logo schema, brand image alt tagging, Google+, publisher tagging, local listings, and looking beyond the first page of brand results are seven areas where you need to make sure the brand is given its fair share of SEO attention. Sitelinks, logo schema, brand image alt tagging, Google+, publisher tagging, local listings, and looking beyond the first page of brand results are seven areas where you need to make sure the brand is given its fair share of SEO attention. 0 Comments

Bing Product Ads Now Open to All U.S. Advertisers

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Bing's Product Ads include custom images from an advertiser’s own product catalog, promotional text, pricing, and company name. The ad costs are the same as other text ads on a pay-per-click basis with bidding done on product targets. Bing's Product Ads include custom images from an advertiser’s own product catalog, promotional text, pricing, and company name. The ad costs are the same as other text ads on a pay-per-click basis with bidding done on product targets. 0 Comments

SEO for Startups & New Businesses: An 11 Step Plan

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Starting a business only happens once, so it’s essential to get your SEO and content-driven customer acquisition strategy right. Follow these steps to build a well-optimized new business from the ground up that will rock in search and beyond. Starting a business only happens once, so it’s essential to get your SEO and content-driven customer acquisition strategy right. Follow these steps to build a well-optimized new business from the ground up that will rock in search and beyond. 0 Comments