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  1. 8 Lessons Learned From Owning a Search Agency for 15 Years

    I’m writing this post to share some of the lessons and mistakes I learned from owning a search agency for more than 15 years. We partnered and started offering search marketing services while developing software to track keyword conversions.

  2. Introducing the Local Marketing Adoption Curve

    Because local truly puts the customer at the center of cross-functional corporate marketing programs that span paid, earned, and owned (think search, social, and mobile), many multi-location marketers have struggled to rally their teams to define...

  3. Dealing With Onsite Duplicate Content Issues

    Use a "rel=canonical" Tag: Using a "rel=canonical" tag tells search engines which version of the page you want the search engine to show in the search results page. The problem of duplicate content arises when there is more than one version of a...

  4. 3 Building Blocks for Content and Search Marketing Success

    The search-marketing environment that we live, communicate, and work in has changed rapidly from a once siloed landscape to a connected, innovative, and consistently changing ecosystem. Content has become the catalyst that drives demand and fuels...

  5. Native Advertising for Small Business: The Missing Link?

    Ninety-four percent of small businesses use content marketing in some way, shape, or form, but have a hard time getting the results they want. Since a successful search marketing campaign is often contingent on its content marketing, it’s important...

  6. 3 Must-Know Findings About Cross-Channel Attribution

    While 68 percent of those surveyed listed mobile search as part of their marketing mix, only 40 percent include it in their attribution. While there have been technological advancements that enable more sophisticated multi-touch attribution models...

  7. Cross-Device Measurement: Believe the Hype

    Marketers want the flexibility to use multiple marketing channels - from search to social to advertising publishers - to reach the right audience at the desired point in the purchased funnel. If there is a method to prove that an ad seen on...

  8. Google App Searches Gmail for Upcoming Bills

    Unfortunately, when I tried to search for them using the Google App there were no results to speak of. Current Google Search users must opt into the new service in order for it to be activated. What day of the month is the cable bill due?

  9. Is Google’s Knowledge Vault Smarter Than Siri and Cortana?

    In order to see just how effective this technology is, SEO consulting agency Stone Temple conducted a test in which it analyzed 3,086 different queries that may trigger a knowledge panel (meaning content in the search results that directly answers...

  10. Google Adjusts Standards for Newsworthy Material

    Over the past few days there have been many surprising headlines popping up in the "In the News" area of search results. While sources such as Reddit are not currently appearing in Google News, they are prominent on the "In the News" section of...

  11. The Evolution of SERPs and User Behaviors

    As an industry, we talk a lot about Google (and search engines in general) getting smarter, and most of the time, that should be our focus. Our job is at the mercy of search engines and as they improve, we have to improve with them.