SearchCap: eBay Paid Search Ads Ineffective, Content Quality & Google My Business

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  • eBay’s “Paid Search Is Ineffective” Study Gains Buzz And Skeptics, Again By claiming that paid search is largely “ineffective,” eBay has attracted a lot of attention and buzz with media outlets repeating the findings. Anyone who isn’t familiar with eBay’s history of throw-it-at-the-wall-and-watch-what-happens paid search advertising strategy may be able to take the company’s final release of a report that first made the rounds last year […]
  • How Content Quality Analysis Works With SEO The Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors panel at the recent SMX Advanced show stimulated some fresh thinking for me on the role of content analysis and SEO. In particular, Marcus Tober of Searchmetrics shared some interesting data from one of their latest studies. What I’d like to discuss here is the notion of co-occurrence […]
  • Top 10 Tips For Local Search Success Many local businesses today are overwhelmed by the variety of local marketing choices available. Unlike the old days when a small handful of advertising outlets would cover the majority of your audience, the sheer volume of marketing options has seemingly flattened the reach of each advertising channel. Business owners see all the different ways that […]
  • Get Your Business To 100% In Google My Business Last week, Google started rolling out the new Google My Business platform to much applause from the industry. Several experts have provided excellent coverage already (thanks, Danny Sullivan and Mike Blumenthal)… but that’s not what I’m here for today. Quick Aside: I originally planned on sharing the fact that businesses could FINALLY change their Local […]
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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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