A Beginner’s Guide to Ranking in Google Maps

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Posted by Alex_Ratynski For local businesses today, there are numerous different ways to market your brand online. The majority of your potential customers still use Google to find local businesses near them — businesses where they will spend their hard-earned money. In fact, 80% of searches with “local intent” result in a conversion. This begs...

2020 Google Search Survey: How Much Do Users Trust Their Search Results?

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Posted by LilyRayNYC While Google’s mission has always been to surface high-quality content, over the past few years the company has worked especially hard to ensure that its search results are also consistently accurate, credible, and trustworthy. Reducing false and misleading information has been a top priority for Google since concerns over misinformation surfaced during...

Are H1 Tags Necessary for Ranking? [SEO Experiment]

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Posted by Cyrus-Shepard In earlier days of search marketing, SEOs often heard the same two best practices repeated so many times it became implanted in our brains: Wrap the title of your page in H1 tagsUse one — and only one — H1 tag per page These suggestions appeared in audits, SEO tools, and was the source of...

Is Google’s updated SERP design a dark pattern?

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Last week, the search giant announced that it was rolling out an update in which the design of its desktop SERPs will be more like the the design of its mobile SERPs. “The format puts a site’s brand front & center, helping searchers better understand where information is coming from, more easily scan results &...

Google’s January 2020 Core Update: Has the Dust Settled?

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Posted by Dr-Pete On January 13th, MozCast measured significant algorithm flux lasting about three days (the dotted line shows the 30-day average prior to the 13th, which is consistent with historical averages) … That same day, Google announced the release of a core update dubbed the January 2020 Core Update (in line with their recent...

The Dirty Little Featured Snippet Secret: Where Humans Rely on Algorithmic Intervention [Case Study]

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Posted by brodieclarkconsulting I recently finished a project where I was tasked to investigate why a site (that receives over one million organic visits per month) does not rank for any featured snippets. This is obviously an alarming situation, since ~15% of all result pages, according to the MozCast, have a featured snippet as a SERP...

Blending a Strategic SEO & PPC Strategy for Great Results

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Whether you are a part of an in-house marketing team or an agency, something is usually consistent in both as far as teams go. Now, I want you to do me a favor. Stand up and look around if you are either in an SEO or PPC department. Are your teams sitting together or separated?...

Social media demographics to inform your brand’s strategy in 2020

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User demographic statistics for any social media network are an essential piece of data for any marketing strategy. Just like how you want to know who uses your products and services, knowing who’s on what platform aids you in researching, advertising and marketing decisions. As the social space is constantly changing, it’s handy to know...

A Marketer’s Guide to Kaggle for Analytics and Data Science

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Kaggle, the Google-acquired data science platform, started as a virtual meeting point for machine-learning geeks to compete on predictive accuracy scores. It evolved into a Swiss Army knife for data science and analytics—one that can help data professionals, including data-driven marketers, elevate their analytics game. Despite being a free service, Kaggle can help address an...

2020 Local SEO Success: How to Feed, Fight, and Flip Google

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Posted by MiriamEllis Image credit: Migaspinto If you own or market a business location that makes a real-world community more serviceable, diverse, and strong, I’m on your side. I love interesting towns and cities, with a wide array of useful goods and services. Nothing in my career satisfies me more than advising any brand that’s...