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Why good SEO is strategic

From its inception as a marketing discipline nearly a decade ago, SEO has generally had a tactical focus. And that’s fine. After all, the specific tactics used to gain links, mentions, rankings, traffic and other KPIs are amazingly interesting subjects in their own right. (I’ve long been fascinated by the exact position of the demarcation line between White Hat and Black Hat SEO). But SEO is much more than tactics, hacks and tools. Today, in many organizations, […]

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Digital assistants, conversational search and the future of local

Traditional search has us conditioned to speak like cavemen: choppy sentences, verbs optional. But that’s all starting to change with the rise of digital assistants and conversational search. Conversational search comes with the expectation that digital assistants will actually converse with us. Our primitive two-word queries (grunts and hand gestures included) have evolved into full-fledged, honest-to-goodness questions. The age of digital assistants is upon us. For practitioners of local SEO, here’s everything you need to know to thrive in this new environment. The impact of digital assistants on […]

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Yahoo introduces ‘Answers Now’ app, but will users respond?

nevodka / Shutterstock.com There was a time that “answer engines” or “social search” appeared poised to be a viable alternative to traditional Google search. That never happened. Some sites faded and a few have soldiered on, offering occasional value (and entertainment) to users with esoteric or specific questions. Somewhat ironically, discovery of those answers typically happens through conventional search results and SEO. Yahoo Answers is one of the early players and a survivor of the “answer wars” […]

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Tweet Google an emoji & it will reply with local search results

Google’s Twitter handle is now fluent in emoji – whenever someone tweets an emoji to @Google, they will get a reply that includes a quick quip, GIF, and a link to local search results corresponding to the emoji. According to a report on Mashable, Google’s Twitter handle will respond to more than 200 different emojis, including a few Easter eggs. Google announced the feature via its Twitter feed yesterday: We speak emoji. Let’s talk. 🙌 #KnowNearby pic.twitter.com/HjIMs3KPKe […]

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Get answers to your marketing automation questions

Got questions about marketing automation? Marketing Land’s B2B Marketing Automation Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide has you covered. The 49-page report reviews the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing the market for marketing automation tools. Included in the report are profiles of 13 leading vendors, pricing charts, capabilities comparisons and recommended steps for evaluating and purchasing. Visit Digital Marketing Depot to download your copy. About The Author Digital Marketing Depot is a resource center for digital marketing strategies […]

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Session ideas for SMX London

We want your input to help us plan our upcoming SMX London conference, which will be taking place on May 23-24, 2017. Specifically, we’d love to hear from you if you have an great idea for a session that you think should be on the agenda. And if you’re interested in speaking at the show, the absolute best way to improve your chances of being chosen is to get involved at this point, by suggesting an awesome […]

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Google swing set, bike trailer & goggles

In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Google indoor swing set: Source: Instagram Google Kosher Certification: Source: Twitter Google bike trailer: Source: Instagram Google 3D papercraft globe: Source: Instagram Real Google goggles: Source: Instagram About The Author Source link – View on Search Engine Land

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New features may be coming to AdWords Responsive Ads

It seems Google may be getting ready to test some new features for responsive ads in AdWords. Spotted by Jonah Pessin at HeBS Digital, Google is requiring two image sizes in some accounts. In addition to the landscape (1.91:1), Google also asks for a square (1:1) image. Screen shot provided by Jonah Pessin, HeBS digital The requirement is only active in some accounts, though Pessin was told by an AdWords representative that Google will be introducing new features for […]

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How Google is tackling fake news, and why it should not do it alone

Fact-checking and preventing fake news from appearing in search results will remain a big priority for search engines in 2017. Following the US election and Brexit, increased focus is being placed on how social networks and search engines can avoid showing “fake news” to users. However, this is a battle that search engines cannot — and more fundamentally, should not — fight alone. With search engines providing a key way people consume information, it is obviously problematic if […]

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MarTech Conference series adds Boston event in 2017

Search Engine Land publisher Third Door Media announced today that it will produce an East coast edition of MarTech®: The Marketing Tech Conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston October 2-4, 2017. A West coast edition of MarTech will take place in San Francisco May 9-11, 2017. “Marketers are implementing technologies at a breakneck pace in order to improve customer experience, and that’s having profound effects on marketing operations and management. Attending MarTech is an efficient […]

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