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  1. How to Identify Non-Ranking URL Page Types Using Google Site Search

    This is less comprehensive than using analytics (non-organic content views work great), but provides valuable indexation metrics along the way. Focusing on benchmarking non-ranking URLs by page type, we'll use Google site search to help provide an...

  2. The Hidden Skill Every PPC Manager Should Possess: Sleuthing

    We also looked at Google Analytics. An often-overlooked skill of a successful paid search account manager is resourceful, creative sleuthing. We thought perhaps search queries had shifted to themes that were less relevant and/or action-orientated.

  3. What is SEM? Depends on Who You Ask

    Yet, a 2013 Google Analytics Blog "Organic Search Engine Marketing" addresses ways to measure ways to measure organic search engine marketing. In the early 2000s, search engine marketing (SEM) was originally defined as the umbrella under which both...

  4. Connecting Content to ROI Is Critical in 2014, Say 78% of Search Marketers [Survey]

    Successful SEOs today blend art and science, bolstering their creative efforts with technology and analytics. The 2014 Search Marketer Survey by BrightEdge aimed to uncover the sentiment around some of the burning questions of 2014, like, "How do...

  5. 40% of Marketers Want to Reinvent Themselves: Data & Change at Adobe Summit 2014

    The company's first step included implementing and integrating marketing automation, analytics, third-party data sources (e.g.using the IP address to determine a user's vertical), and testing tools. The amount of data processed 'speaks volumes...

  6. SEO for Startups & New Businesses: An 11 Step Plan

    Add in traditional web analytics and you have a good idea of how well acquisition content is doing. Writers aren't SEO people, neither are analytics people nor developers. I often tell clients that local is the "back door" into competitive search...

  7. 4 Recent Changes to Search That Make SEO Easy as Finding Hidden Treasure

    Despite the dependence of millions of businesses on Google Analytics for organic search insights, the topic was a glaring omission from the 2013 Google Analytics Summit, reinforcing the emphasis on paid search.