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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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Google local tweets, AdWords audience targets & SEO strategies

Attend Our Conferences March 21-23, 2017: SMX West June 2017: SMX Advanced October 24-26, 2017: SMX East See all the dates and locations. Learn More About Our SMX Events Gain new strategies and insights at the intersection of marketing, technology, and management. Our next conference will be held: May 9-11, 2017: San Francisco October 2-4, 2017: Boston See all the dates and locations. Source link – View on Search Engine Land

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Want to speak at SMX West? Here’s how

The agenda for our upcoming SMX West 2017 show is live, and we’ve opened up our “speaking pitch” form for select sessions for the show, taking place March 21–23, 2017, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. To increase the odds of being selected, be sure to read the agenda. Understand what the sessions are about. Ensure that your pitch is on target to the show’s audience and the session. Please also be very specific about what […]

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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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[Reminder] Live webcast: Social Media Marketing 3.0

Social media is now an integral part of marketing — spending on social media is expected to double to 25% of marketing budgets by 2020. Yet, nearly half of digital marketers say they can’t prove the bottom-line impact of social media on their businesses. Join our panel of experts on Thursday, December 8, 2017, as they show you how to reduce complexity, increase scalability, and improve your social media marketing results. You’ll learn how to: streamline content […]

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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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Bing local search update highlights business holiday hours in local listings

Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Bing announced it was helping business owners display the correct hours of operation via their local search listing on Bing. From the Bing Search Blog: “Bing local is collaborating with business owners and trusted partners to get accurate holiday hours in real time. When you search for local businesses, you’ll receive up-to-date changes for holiday hours.” Bing included the following image to highlight how holiday hours will be displayed for local listings: […]

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