SEO

Search Insights Solution

Search intelligence platform Adthena is out with a new solution called Local View. It’s designed to give marketers granular data on how people search locally as well as competitive insights on ad copy and spend in local markets. Local View can highlight local search intent at the DMA, state, city …

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Google Discovery Ads

Google announced updates for Discovery ads Tuesday. There is now a 4:5 portrait aspect ratio layout that showcases Discovery ad images more prominently in feeds. Google is also rolling out updates to audience selection workflow for Discovery campaigns, which run across YouTube, Gmail and the Discover Feed. 4:5 images. If …

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Google Community Feed

Google is further developing the “social features” of Google Maps with the rollout of a new “community feed” under the Explore tab of Google Maps. This is happening globally for both Android and the iPhone. Last November Google started enabling users to follow LocalGuides. That was done in the name …

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Online Shopping Records

Last month, we asked some industry experts whether economic uncertainty or increased comfort with online shopping would be the headline for this holiday season. It looks like we know the answer. As online shopping soared, in-person store visits fell by over 50% compared with 2019. In October, Taylor Schreiner, Director …

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Structured Content

I score poorly on every SEO writing tool out there. My headers, sentences and paragraphs are all too long. My voice is too passive. The tools are unanimous, my writing for SEO needs to change. I must be a terrible writer… but wait, what does any of that have to …

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Beyond The Relaunch

  In the early days of the pandemic, the University of Southern California, like many other educational institutions, had to do a swift pivot when it came to one of its most consequential activities of the year: commencement. Over the course of 3 weeks, the university designed and set up …

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YouTube Expands Ad Inventory

YouTube to show ads on channels that aren’t in the Partner Program In it’s latest terms of service update, YouTube creators agree to allow the service to monetize their content with ads (or by charging users for access) but are not necessarily entitled to revenue sharing. To be eligible for …

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Crowd Marketing

  I’ve worked in SEO in highly-competitive niches for 15 years — 7 of those in link building and 5 in crowd marketing. In that time, I’ve seen plenty of praise for and prejudice against crowd marketing.  So I decided to gather all my practical experience and use cases and …

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Google Guaranteed Badge

Google has been making a big push of late with Local Services Ads, which includes its two underlying “trust certifications,” Google Guaranteed (home services) and Google Screened (professional services). And recently the company started making the Google Guaranteed badge available to businesses for a monthly fee, outside of participation in Local …

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Google’s Business Advisors

Google has beta-launched a program for small businesses (SMBs) to help them become better marketers on Google. Called Small Business Advisors (SBA), the program offers 50-minute individualized consulting sessions on a range of products from Google My Business to Ads and Analytics to YouTube. No enterprises or agencies. Google told …

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