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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Google plans one-click shopping feature via mobile search

Google is taking advantage of mobile's lead over desktop in search by preparing to launch Buy buttons alongside sponsored mobile search results. >>

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

YouTube videos dominate keyword searches on Google

A new whitepaper from Searchmetrics reveals that more than half of all Google searches return at least one video and that most of those videos belong to YouTube. >>

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Google highlights changing search behavior as mobile overtakes desktop

Hot on the heels of Google's requirement that websites are mobile friendly comes news that more Google searches take place on a mobile device than on desktop computers in 10 different countries, including the U.S. >>

Thursday, April 30, 2015

UK: Mobile outstrips PC for apparel searches

Shopping for clothes online has become a mobile activity, according to the latest British Retail Consortium-Google Online Retail Monitor. >>

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Survey IDs SEO platforms most brand friendly

G2 Crowd has released the results of a new report which identifies the SEO platforms that brands say are the most helpful to them. Among the winners - MOZ, Raven Tools, Ahrefs and SEMrush. Among all of the top brands, researchers found most (85%) brands are satisfied with their particular platform and that most (87%) would recommend that product to others. >>

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Google reveals 4.7% uptick in proportion of mobile-friendly websites

Google's recent mobile-friendly algorithm changes can not have escaped digital marketers' attention. But has the search engine seen an uptick in the proportion of websites that are now mobile-friendly? >>

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

gShift: Most believe Google's algorithm change will impact business

Next Tuesday Google will roll out a new mobile-friendly update to their search algorithms. And, according to one survey, brands believe their businesses will be impacted - some probably negatively - by the change. >>

Monday, April 13, 2015

What Google's mobile-friendly update means to brands

Google's new SEO announcement is in-line with other updates - delivering the most relevant user experiences within their search results. While increased relevance is a great thing, one expert weigh in on how the changes may effect businesses around the world. >>

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Q1 report indicates surging search market

As we move into Q2, one report indicates brands are reinvesting in search. According to IgnitionOne's Q1 report, the spend for search marketing has skyrocketed over the past quarter; the report shows that year over year the spend increased 25%. >>

Monday, March 23, 2015

Google algorithm change to get a handle on doorway pages

Google has announced another change to its search ranking algorithms, this time in a fight against spammy doorway pages. >>

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Google search algorithm change deadline draws near - are you ready?

Time is running out for website owners who have not yet optimized their sites for mobile. As of 21 April, those websites not optimized for mobile could well see a decline in rankings as Google's algorithmic change is put into place. >>

Monday, March 16, 2015

Study: Mobile key for local search

Search is going mobile - fast. That is the takeaway from a new Local Search Association study which indicates that most (60%) of local searches now originate from smartphone and tablets. This trend, find the report authors, is also defining a new consumer segment: the mobile fanatic. >>

Friday, March 13, 2015

Expert: What could happen if Google, Apple split

There is a rumor floating about that Apple and Google could be facing a split; Google's engine has been the default for Apple's Safari browser for quite some time. However, some experts believe that Yahoo or Bing could be taking over that contract in the near future. If that happens, what does that mean for the search space? >>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Top 3 tips for a strong international SEO strategy

Leveraging the right translation resources is crucial for brands because poorly translated content is worse than not doing it all, says one expert, and it certainly won't help your international SEO strategy. >>

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Why brands need to think hard about international SEO strategy

While SEO is a priority for every marketer today, many don't realize that they are missing out on new business opportunities by only targeting the English-speaking world. Companies that have customers around the world - or multilingual customers in the U.S. - need to think about translating their websites, mobile apps and other digital content, and then optimizing each for relevant organic search ranking, traffic and conversions. >>

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