Since May 91,000 Right-To-Be-Forgotten Takedown Requests

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The Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) content removal requests in Europe keep coming in. It’s difficult right now to know whether they’re leveling off or continuing to increase. On the first day of availability Google’s RTBF online form, it received 12,000 submissions. Sources familiar with the status of Google’s program told us that there had […]


Google Updates Local Search Algorithm With Stronger Ties To Web Search Signals

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Google has released a new algorithm to provide a more useful, relevant and accurate local search results that are tied more closely to traditional web search ranking signals. The changes will be visible within the Google Maps search results and Google Web search results. The core changes are behind the scenes, but it does impact […]


Google AdWords Debuts Dynamic Sitelinks Globally: What You Need To Know

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Meet Dynamic Sitelinks, the latest ad snippet from Google AdWords. Dynamic sitelinks are another one of those add-ons — like seller ratings and consumer ratings annotations — in which advertisers don’t have control over what displays or when the content is triggered. Here’s what you need to know: Dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated, typically when […]



 

It’s Time For Marketers To Attend To The Branding Benefits Of Search

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Google recently released a study that concluded, “Search Ads Lift Brand Awareness.” The study tested brand recall for searchers who had seen the target brand in paid search ads against a control group who had not been exposed to the brand. The study concluded that brand-exposed searchers had a 6.6% increase (80% lift) over the […]

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Paid Search Portfolios: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Last month, I suggested that spending beyond observed profit maximization in paid search can make a great deal of sense on a number of grounds. In a nutshell, the argument is that a combination of other factors can make “losing money” on the incremental investment rational. Here’s why: You might not actually be losing money. […]

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Hearing The Rhythms Of Human Search Behavior: What We’ve Learned

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Watching people search is great entertainment. It’s not a one-note performance. It’s an all-day, around-the-clock jazz show, with the performers constantly changing their themes, rhythms, even their instruments. Along the way, one gains some great insight into human behavior and how people go about their connected lives. Search marketers that pay attention to this tune […]

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Automated Tools To Help Local Businesses Tackle Online Marketing

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When asked to rate their biggest challenges with managing digital media for their business, 47% of local business owners said they don’t have enough knowledge or expertise; 43% said they don’t have enough time; and 26% said they don’t have enough resources, according to a Local Search Association/Thrive Analytics survey conducted earlier this year. Furthermore, […]

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How To Generate Customer Experience Reviews For SEO Profit – Part I

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Here’s a question for all you search marketers out there: given the option, would you prefer to optimize a site that sells products, or services? Personally, I find product-based websites far easier to optimize than service-based sites due to their generally clearer site architecture, access to photos and videos, and the ability to incentivize content […]

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Reach & Frequency: The Forgotten Dimension Of GDN On AdWords

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The Reach and Frequency report lives under the Dimensions tab in AdWords; yet this information often gets overlooked in favour of analysis on areas such as geographic location or time of day. What Can You See From This Report? Very simply, this report shows the following: Reach:  The number of unique users who saw your […]

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Do Your Own 5-Minute SEO Audit

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If you’ve gone to SEO events, you may have attended one or more sessions where experts conduct live site reviews and make recommendations. For agencies and consultants, quickly assessing any website is a great skill to hone. Here is how you can do your own 5-minute SEO audits. Don’t worry if this takes you 10 […]


How Press Requests Can Be A Link Building Gold Mine

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Building genuinely powerful and authoritative links isn’t easy. Sure, there are tons of ways to build links, but how many of these techniques actually enable you to gain real editorial mentions from top tier websites? The answer: not many. Getting a link from a leading publication within your industry can’t even be compared to something […]

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