Your business blog can be one of the most powerful online marketing tools. Regular, interesting and well-optimized content can offer your business a better way to build your brand, position yourself as an industry expert, provide an opportunity to speak to your audience and a great way to generate new leads. From an SEO (Search Engine Optimisation ) perspective, your blog can entice regular site crawling from major search engines like Google, boost social media signals and generate high quality links to your content.
Google has been exerting significant effort to improve their search engine. Their new focus is to perfect “intent based” search – how to deliver the “right answer” when a user is looking for something specific via a search engine. This may seem subtle, but it’s a major shift in how a search engine operates, and it’s already changing the game for how people seek out products and services.
You’ve probably heard it time and time again: don’t build your website for search engines. Instead, we’re told to build websites with the user experience in mind. But what’s really the difference between the two? Can a positive user experience and effective search engine optimization (SEO) go hand-in-hand? The answer is most certainly yes—with some balance. Your website should be easy for users to navigate and visitors should be able to quickly find what they’re looking for. And, perhaps most importantly, you want them to keep coming back for more.
Social is based on serendipity, while Search is based on intent. That means while people find things in social media through recommendations and referrals (that they weren't necessarily looking for), people use search engines to find something specific (which usually results in better sales).
Last decade the disciplines of SEO and content marketing had very little in common and few would have said they did. Content marketing was just beginning to emerge as a viable organic digital marketing strategy and enterprise SEO departments were being built at companies around the world. While each had similar macro-goals, their tactical approach to digital marketing success was often much different and their KPIs reflected such. Fast forward to today – some would argue the two disciplines are damn-near homogenous. The tactics of yesterday just don’t quite work to drive organic search traffic like they once did. For many, in its place arose data informed content or inbound marketing. Much of the forward-thinking thought leadership of the time predicted this change, too.
SEO is the process by which your website climbs up the rankings in the search engine, and refers to anything that helps your site appear on that first Google page. There are several strategies and techniques by which one can boost search rankings, but a solid social media presence is among the most important. The more robust your social media presence, the easier it will be for your potential customers to find you.
We are now seeing dozens of businesses sign up on Bizyhood each day to “claim” their business listing on our site. We are thrilled to see that number growing, but this has also alerted us to many local SEO mistakes that people make. These misconceptions make efforts to improve Local SEO more difficult! We’ll clear a few up for you.
If your website is anything like mine, traffic from organic search is where you get most of your traffic. So when traffic starts falling, you start to worry that Google has it in for you. Or the search engine optimization strategy you’ve been using no longer works. It’s hard out there for content...
There’s been a lot of fearmongering about Google’s mobile algorithm update. We’re here to break down what exactly this mobile algorithm update entails, how to check if you’re going to be effected, and how to ensure your company makes the most of this opportunity to optimize your online experience.
SEOs and marketers, you better hold on to your keyboards, because Google may be about to fundamentally restructure how its search engine goes about indexing web pages. If a team of Google researchers has their way, link profiling may become a thing of the past, replaced by a centralized, Google directed, proto-artificially intelligent algorithm that taps into the company's vast (and growing) Knowledge Vault to rank websites based primarily on relevance and factual information instead of the number and quality of incoming links.