SEO / Media

Time for Google Processing Removed URLs from Disavow Files

Apr 28 1:14pm The SEM Post
SEOs know all about the time delay when it comes to processing a disavow file.  But what about when you remove URLs from a disavow file and want them to contribute to your PageRank once again?  How long does this process take? Gary Illyes says there is some lag with the process, but for most, […] The post Time for Google Processing Removed URLs from Disavow Files appeared first on The SEM Post.
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How well do you know Search Engine Watch? The SEW Friday quiz

Apr 28 1:02pm Search Engine Watch
Following the success of our previous Easter trivia quiz, we decided to mix it up again this Friday with another quiz - this time testing how well you've been paying attention to the content we've been publishing on Search Engine Watch this week.
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Evaluating link quality, Google Combats Fake News & Seismic Shift In Top Companies Weekly Forum Update

Apr 28 9:05am Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog
This week members asked tough questions about how to evaluate the quality of your links. Google released features to help combat fake news and what this may mean for SEOs Members also discussed to what degree Alphabet, Googles parent company, is a monopoly and how 5 out of the 10 biggest companies are now Internet or computer companies. How do you find links to boost Google rankings? Over on Webmasterworld,... [Read More...] The post Evaluating link quality, Google Combats Fake News & Seismic Shift In Top Companies – Weekly Forum Update appeared first on Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog.
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Hacked Sites Are Up 32%. Heres What You Need to Know

Apr 28 9:00am HigherVisibility
A couple of weeks ago, Google released a year in review regarding the State of Website Security in 2016. The report opened with the following announcement from Google: “First off, some unfortunate news. We’ve seen an increase in the number of hacked sites by approximately 32\% in 2016 compared to 2015. We don’t expect this […]...
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Will Google Start Giving People Social Media Influencer Scores?

Apr 27 5:18pm SEO by the Sea
A patent granted to Google this week tells us about social media influencer scores developed at Google that sound very much like the scores at Klout. In the references section of the patent, Klout is referred to a couple of times as well, with a link to the Wikipedia Page about Klout, and the Klout […] The post Will Google Start Giving People Social Media Influencer Scores? appeared first on SEO by the Sea ⚓.
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Publishers Reporting Huge Drop in AMP Traffic in Google Analytics

Apr 27 1:49pm The SEM Post
[Updates at bottom] If you are seeing a huge drop in AMP traffic on your sites, you are not alone.  Many publishers are seeing a similar drop across all of their properties. The issue seems to have started around midnight for many publishers.  Working with a publisher with a large amount of AMP traffic, we […] The post Publishers Reporting Huge Drop in AMP Traffic in Google Analytics appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Are You Ready to Be a Leader in the Workplace?

Apr 27 10:42am Ask Aaron Lee
As people mature and start to learn more about themselves, it becomes clearer what they want to do with their life as far as their career goes. Sometimes it’s a relatively easy transition from where they currently are, whereas other times it’s a pretty big jump with a number of steps in between. If you’ve […]...
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Heres What You Should Do If Your Search Rankings Just Dropped

Apr 27 9:26am Blog – Neil Patel
If you’ve ever done SEO, you know how good it feels to see your rankings go up. You put a ton of hard work into moving up in the SERPs and it finally pays off. But then the unexpected happens. Your rankings drop. Few things in SEO are more discouraging than a fall in the […] The post Here’s What You Should Do If Your Search Rankings Just Dropped appeared first on Neil Patel.
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What will the future of Google search results pages look like?

Apr 27 9:01am Search Engine Watch
Recently, we took a nostalgic, infographic-based look back at the history of Google search results pages. In our follow-up infographic, we look into a future where context will define the form and content of the search results pages we see.
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Google Makes Changes to Ranking Signals to Devalue Fake News

Apr 27 6:33am SEO Hacker Blog - Internet Marketing in the Philippines
Google is continuing their efforts against fake news and the company has publicly stated that fakes news ‘…is the most high profile’ issue that majority of the people who play around with Google’s search engine encounter. A significant percentage of the average searcher’s results are either misleading, offensive or fake. Google has outright stated that […]...
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Rating the Smarts of the Digital Personal Assistants

Apr 27 3:00am Stone Temple Consulting – Digital Marketing Excellence
On March 8, 2017, I published the results of our study to see which was smarter, the Google Assistant on Google Home or Alexa on the Amazon Echo. As it happens, we tested Bing’s Cortana, and Apple’s Siri all at the same time. We also tested Google search for reference purposes, since it’s historically been... Read More >...
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Step-by-Step Twitter Sentiment Analysis: Visualizing United Airlines PR Crisis

Apr 26 5:28pm Blog – iPullRank
Over the past two weeks, the internet’s viral outrage has been targeting United Airlines, the brand that has been in crisis mode after a bloodied passenger was forcibly dragged off a plane.... The post Step-by-Step Twitter Sentiment Analysis: Visualizing United Airlines’ PR Crisis appeared first on iPullRank.
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Rank Checker Update

Apr 26 2:54pm SEO Book
Recently rank checker started hanging on some search queries & the button on the SEO Toolbar which launched rank checker stopped working. Both of these issues should now be fixed if you update your Firefox extensions. If ever the toolbar button doesn't work one can enable the Menu bar in Firefox, then go under the tools menu to the rank checker section to open it. Years ago we created a new logo for rank checker which we finally got around to changing it today. :) Categories: seo tools...
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Boost Your Brand: How to Create Content for Awareness

Apr 26 10:00am Distilled
Historically, when digital marketing agencies venture into content creation, it’s with the hope of increasing the number, or strength, of backlinks. Continue reading >>...
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Guide to the Top SEO Tools | SEOchat Edition

Apr 26 9:30am Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog
SEO is among one of the biggest concerns for anyone who is running an online business or website. While there are plenty of marketing techniques that are important, particularly content and social, search ranking is still a crucial element to netting yourself a strong audience. After all, not everyone is going to come across your social media account or blog, but a few targeted keywords could bring them straight to... [Read More...] The post Guide to the Top SEO Tools | SEOchat Edition appeared first on Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog.
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How to identify and fix indexation bloat issues

Apr 26 9:06am Search Engine Watch
Indexation bloat is when a website has pages within a search engine “index” and can cause issues if not monitored and policed properly. It is an extremely common SEO problem and affects websites of all sizes. So how can you identify and fix it?...
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Price, Performance, and People: How to Choose the Right SEO Agency

Apr 26 9:00am HigherVisibility
When it comes to choosing an SEO agency to entrust with your website and/or online strategy, it can be difficult to know if you’re choosing the right company. Scams are everywhere, and it’s already hard to get past the no-guarantees nature of SEO services when hard-earned money is on the line and you can’t be […]...
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Google: 15% of Searches Every Day Are Still New

Apr 26 6:38am The SEM Post
For many years, Googlers have referred to a statistic regarding searches, stating that 15\% of all searches done are for queries never seen by Google before.  And in Google’s new blog post about search algos and updates, they state that they still see 15\% of search queries as being new. From their blog post: There are […] The post Google: 15\% of Searches Every Day Are Still New appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Google Updates Feedback Form for Featured Snippets & Autocomplete

Apr 26 6:24am The SEM Post
Google has updated the feedback forms that users use to submit feedback for both featured snippets and autocomplete. When you view a featured snippet you feel is wrong or inappropriate, there is the usual feedback link, but the updated form has many more options to allow searchers to give more detailed feedback.  Here is what […] The post Google Updates Feedback Form for Featured Snippets & Autocomplete appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Google Testing Hotel Rates Carousel in Search Results

Apr 26 6:08am The SEM Post
Another day, another test from Google in their sponsored hotel rates listings.  Now Google is testing a carousel of rates from various sources within the hotel knowledge panel. Sergey Alakov spotted the latest test.  Here is what it looks like: The carousel scrolls sideways through the various rate offers from sponsors.  The carousel version is […] The post Google Testing Hotel Rates Carousel in Search Results appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Boost Your Affiliate Marketing Revenue With Our Targeted Web Traffic

Apr 25 11:51am Revisitors Blog
When you are working to create passive income by providing access to useful goods and services alongside your own research and information to help people find the products that they need for a variety of niche services, you need your web site to become visible before it will become competitive. That’s where looking for ways [...]Read Full Entry...
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How to Spy Out Your Competitors Backlink Profile and Gain 20% More Links to Your Site

Apr 25 11:32am Blog – Neil Patel
I want you to try something. Right now, think of your top competitors. They might be doing better than you, or they might be giving you a run for your money. You might be blowing them out of the water. I don’t know. Now go to Google and type in your focus keyword — your money […] The post How to Spy Out Your Competitor’s Backlink Profile and Gain 20\% More Links to Your Site appeared first on Neil Patel.
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Actions for Google Home: Time for brands to get creative

Apr 25 8:45am Search Engine Watch
Google has increased the number of Actions available via Home, and third parties are encouraged to get involved and develop novel uses for Google’s voice-enabled assistant. As such, it seems timely to showcase some innovative uses of Actions, and also look at how marketers can start to profit from this largely untapped opportunity.
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How HTTPS Affects SEO and Why You Should Make the Move

Apr 25 8:25am SEO Hacker Blog - Internet Marketing in the Philippines
Dr. Peter J. Meyers of Moz recently published his findings on HTTPS. Almost a year ago, Dr. Pete wrote that 30\% of page-1 Google results that they studied were secure in that they were using HTTPS. He went on to reveal that recently this week, that number has peaked to 50\%. Based on what Dr. […]...
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Five Reasons to Stop Putting Off Starting Your Business Blog

Apr 25 8:11am Ask Aaron Lee
Blogging is a very powerful, well-known method of promoting your business online. But, the fact that a blog requires a lot of time, dedication and effort to be effective often puts many business owners off from starting one. But, running a business blog needn’t be as challenging or as time-consuming as you might think. And, […]...
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How Football Fans Can Make Money Through Social Media

Apr 25 8:06am Ask Aaron Lee
Social media is a fantastic way for companies to market and advertise their products or services, and for individuals to make a little extra cash from running popular social media platforms through the likes of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Of course, you’ve seen these social media savvy individuals who blog, vlog or upload aesthetically pleasing […]...
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Google Soliciting Feedback on Hotel Knowledge Panel Accuracy

Apr 25 7:38am The SEM Post
If you do a search for a hotel that brings up a hotel knowledge panel, you might be asked to give feedback on the accuracy of the listing and to make edits to improve it. Here is what it looks like within a search result: When you click on suggest an edit, it brings up […] The post Google Soliciting Feedback on Hotel Knowledge Panel Accuracy appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Facebook Testing Star Ratings in Local Business Ads

Apr 25 7:25am The SEM Post
It seems that Facebook is jumping on the bandwagon of showing review stars in ads.  Facebook is starting a small test where they will show review stars in a small percentage of selected ads. Facebook is running it as a two month test but advertisers are able to opt-out of the test if they choose. […] The post Facebook Testing Star Ratings in Local Business Ads appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Reminder: Google Manual Actions Transfer to New Search Console Account

Apr 25 7:11am The SEM Post
If you add a new domain to Google Search Console when the ownership of the domain is transferred, any manual actions attached to the domain will show up in Google Search Console. @CyrusShepard @methode yes – they're visible in the new accounts (but old messages generally not) — John ☆.o(≧▽≦)o.☆ (@JohnMu) April 24, 2017 Many site […] The post Reminder: Google Manual Actions Transfer to New Search Console Account appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Google Testing Popover Banner for Hotel Rates in Search Results

Apr 25 6:53am The SEM Post
Google is testing a new banner style call to action within their hotel knowledge panel on the mobile search results.  When searching a hotel that has sponsored room rate listings, Google is showing a new floating banner on the bottom of the page with a link to view rates. Sergey Alakov made a GIF showing […] The post Google Testing Popover Banner for Hotel Rates in Search Results appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Data Meets Creativity: Welcome to a New Era of Online Content!

Apr 25 3:00am
What’s one of the biggest challenges facing online companies today? Many struggle to create content that is relevant for both the user and for search engine results! Because content production is one area where a data-driven approach remains rare, much depends on guesswork and intuition. For years, we’ve been stuck with the status quo: Microsoft […]The post Data Meets Creativity: Welcome to a New Era of Online Content! appeared first on Searchmetrics SEO Blog.
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The Value of Log File Analysis

Apr 25 3:00am Stone Temple Consulting – Digital Marketing Excellence
Log file analysis is an important tool in any technical SEO audit and really, any regular analysis where you need to better understand how your site is being accessed and crawled by search engines. What Are Log Files and Why Use Them for SEO? Most web servers maintain a log of all access to a... Read More >...
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Amazon Vendor Central vs. Seller Central: What to Consider

Apr 24 5:13pm SEO Inc Blog
Selling products on Amazon is a no-brainer. With an estimated 300 million accounts, Amazon is many people’s go-to source for online shopping. This huge e-commerce platform, combined with powerful programs and tools, has made Amazon an attractive and essential market for online sellers. But sellers must consider how they want to sell their products — […] The post Amazon Vendor Central vs. Seller Central: What to Consider appeared first on SEO Inc. Blog.
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Get it While Its Hot: Voice Search is the Next Big Thing

Apr 24 9:00am HigherVisibility
There was a time not too long ago when talking and giving commands to a computer was the stuff of futuristic Sci-Fi movies. But as the rapid development of voice search has taken over, we’ve become totally comfortable and more inclined than ever to speak out loud to our computer friends, like Siri and Alexa. […]...
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Top Tips on Voice Search: Artificial Intelligence, Location and SEO

Apr 24 8:47am Search Engine Watch
Over the past few years, we have seen the transformative impact of mobile on search and consumer behavior, including the shift towards the mobile-first algorithm. Voice search is the next major trend that brands will need to focus on to ensure they remain competitive.
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Why You Should Not Overlook These Three SEO Audit Tasks Heres Why #115

Apr 24 3:00am Stone Temple Consulting – Digital Marketing Excellence
When you hear the word “audit” do you start to sweat and search through shoe boxes for your old receipts? Stop worrying! We’re not talking about a tax audit, just an SEO audit. While it involves a lot of work, an SEO audit can never get you into trouble, and potentially save you from a world of hurt.... Read More >...
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How to Develop a Multiple Domain SEO Strategy

Apr 23 11:23am Blog – Neil Patel
Have you ever wondered just how much SEO power you could have? Maybe you’ve been trying to rank for a specific keyword and you keep losing out to other sites. Or maybe you’re on page 1 but you’re further down than you’d like to be. In other words, how can you improve your SEO when […] The post How to Develop a Multiple Domain SEO Strategy appeared first on Neil Patel.
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How to Integrate Social Media into Your Online Business

Apr 23 2:15am Ask Aaron Lee
Social media can often be a little daunting for businesses just starting out. While there is so much to learn and many platforms to choose from, you should bear in mind that the channels have the potential to grow your company exponentially, if you use it well. So, instead of being afraid of the marketing […]...
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How Business Men Can Perfect Their Professional Appearance

Apr 23 2:09am Ask Aaron Lee
Perfecting your professional appearance goes well beyond wearing the proper attire for the proper function. Everything from your hairstyle, to how well manicured your nails and your choice of attire matters. But a large aspect of it sits right on our faces. Facial hair has been deemed in the past to have an aggressive overtone […]...
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The Ad-Blocking Arms Race: Weekly Forum Update

Apr 22 11:20am Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog
Ahoy, and welcome to another weekly update from the Developer Shed Network! Our communities have been positively singing with activity lately – and we’re prepared to relay the song to you here, in blog post form. On WebmasterWorld, forum members are discussing the ad-blocking arms race. Some researchers at Princeton and Stanford think they’ve developed a magic bullet ad-blocker, but will it stand the test of time? In a different... [Read More...] The post The Ad-Blocking Arms Race: Weekly Forum Update appeared first on Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog.
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How to Use Googles Disavow Tool Correctly

Apr 22 11:00am Blog – Neil Patel
Handwritten checks. Pay phones. Link penalties. Do you see the pattern? I’m talking about things that most people don’t think exist. But they actually do. Okay, maybe it’s not that surprising that checks and phones still exist. But for some reason, people think link penalties are outdated too. There are legitimate reasons why people think […] The post How to Use Google’s Disavow Tool Correctly appeared first on Neil Patel.
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How to Find Out If Your Competitors Have a Better UX Than You

Apr 21 9:00am HigherVisibility
As I’ve said before, one of the most important factors of a strong online presence is user experience (UX). UX is very much about the nuts and bolts of how your website looks and functions and how efficiently users are able to interact with your website has everything to do with how well they convert. […]...
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Google, Microsoft, Facebook & More Targeting Worst Offender Ad Types

Apr 21 7:26am The SEM Post
There are some ads that annoy users more than others.  These include things like autoplay videos ads with sound enabled by default and pop up ads.  And for some users, flashing ads can induce medical events such as seizures.  And some big players in the ad industry are looking to tackle these types of ads […] The post Google, Microsoft, Facebook & More Targeting “Worst Offender” Ad Types appeared first on The SEM Post.
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Man Arrested for Sending Google Forged Court Orders to Remove Search Results

Apr 21 6:12am The SEM Post
A business owner has been arrested and charged after creating multiple forged court orders which were sent to Google in order to get negative reviews about their company removed from the search results.  The business owner, Michael Arnstein of The Natural Sapphire Company in New York, was arrested and charged with two counts of forging a […] The post Man Arrested for Sending Google Forged Court Orders to Remove Search Results appeared first on The SEM Post.
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27 SEO Essentials for Every Long Form Blog Post

Apr 20 11:27am Blog – Neil Patel
I love long form content. Want proof? Take a look at this. That article is just a sample of an article I recently wrote. It’s over 4k words. Sometimes, I write articles that are 10k words. I’ve even written super long guides that are over 5k words! Why? As I’ve learned from years of blogging, […] The post 27 SEO Essentials for Every Long Form Blog Post appeared first on Neil Patel.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Site Migration

Apr 20 11:00am Distilled
Towel day by Alan O'RourkeContinue reading >>...
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How to use Googles new demographic targeting for search ads

Apr 20 10:43am Search Engine Watch
Through AdWords, Google has given advertisers a lot of control over when and how their ads are shown, but until recently, it wasn't possible to target users based on demographic. Here's how to use Google's new demographic targeting for search ads.
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Whats new with Earth? First impressions of the relaunched Google Earth

Apr 20 8:55am Search Engine Watch
Google has just re-designed, revamped and re-launched its Earth product. What's new, what's improved, and how can marketers take advantage of the storytelling opportunities it presents?...
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Is Your Email Marketing Lagging Behind: Jumpstart Your Email Campaign with these Simple Tips

Apr 20 6:21am Online Internet Marketing News, SEO/SEM Updates, Web Marketing Promotional Updates
Email Marketing: An Integral Marketing Medium Email marketing has been one of the very first methods of reaching out to...
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Errors When Submitting URL to Google Search Console; Workaround Available

Apr 20 5:51am The SEM Post
Many SEOs are reporting error messages when attempting to submit URLs to Google Search Console for indexing. When attempting to submit a URL using the fetch and submit tool, it shows “An error has occurred.  Please try again later.” This does not seem to be affecting all accounts, as some are reporting that some sites […] The post Errors When Submitting URL to Google Search Console; Workaround Available appeared first on The SEM Post.
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5 Pieces of SEO Advice You Should Ignore Immediately

Apr 20 5:06am SEO Hacker Blog - Internet Marketing in the Philippines
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the most important feature that enables improved website visibility and recognition online. Without it, you might as well stand on the street and yell at people to check out your website. However, SEO is a strategy that needs to be implemented the right way in order for it to provide […]...
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Google AdWords Adds Company Based Product Listing Ads to Search Results

Apr 19 2:35pm The SEM Post
Google has added a new style of PLAs to the search results.  It is a carousel that divides products by the company selling them, rather than the usual unsorted PLAs. Here is what it looks like in the mobile search results: As you scroll through the companies, it only lists companies and not individual products, […] The post Google AdWords Adds Company Based Product Listing Ads to Search Results appeared first on The SEM Post.
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First Impressions: Why Filling Out Application Questions Are Important

Apr 19 2:00pm Blog – iPullRank
It’s late, you’re sitting at your laptop having completed yet another online application, when you discover iPullRank has the exact opportunity you were looking for. After reading the job description you know... The post First Impressions: Why Filling Out Application Questions Are Important appeared first on iPullRank.
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Designing the Freddie High Five Animation for Facebook Ads

Apr 19 10:54am MailChimp Email Marketing Blog
The Freddie high-five is, in our humble opinion, one of the most satisfying pieces of the MailChimp experience. So when we added the ability to create Facebook Ads through MailChimp, we wanted to include a similar “ready to launch” animation to celebrate successfully submitting an ad that people would love as much as they love the Freddie high-five. No pressure!...
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A guide to setting up Google Analytics for your WordPress site

Apr 19 10:30am Search Engine Watch
If you are an enthusiast who is setting up a website or a new blog using WordPress as your CMS, it is highly recommended to set up Google Analytics. This guide will show you exactly how.
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10 Tools Every Digital Agency Needs To Do Their Job

Apr 19 9:00am HigherVisibility
SEO agencies do a lot of work for businesses, and whether it’s PPC, SEO, or content strategy, there are tools that help us get the job done every step of the way. Having a solid toolkit not only makes the services that SEO agencies provide possible, but it also makes long-term management and progress tracking […]...
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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: An Industry Analysis of HTTPS Security

Apr 19 4:19am
Our analysis of the prevalence of HTTPS across different industries in US search results reveals a number of interesting findings: Whilst 46 percent of finance websites communicate with web browsers over HTTPS, only 23\% of travel pages and only 12\% of publishers use encrypted data transfer. In our latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we’ll […]The post Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: An Industry Analysis of HTTPS Security appeared first on Searchmetrics SEO Blog.
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Going Mobile First As a Major Brand: Lessons from Next10x

Apr 19 3:04am Stone Temple Consulting – Digital Marketing Excellence
At our Next10x: Mastering Mobile Digital Marketing conference in Boston this past April, the heads of SEO for three of the best known brands in the world explained the unique challenges and opportunities for enterprise-level SEO as the world goes increasingly mobile. In this post I’ll share with you some of those challenges and opportunities, and how... Read More >...
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