Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Structured Snippets: An Enhanced SERP Snippet Is Just a Table Away

New Structured Snippets: An Enhanced SERP Snippet Is Just a Table Away was originally published on, home of expert search engine optimization tips. On September 22, the Google Research Blog announced Structured Snippets, a feature that “incorporates facts into individual results snippets in Web Search.” What it amounts to is elements from an HTML … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:08 Loading+Bookmark  

Like Google, Apple’s Siri Also Gets Stephen Colbert’s Height Wrong

Google came under fire last night from Stephen Colbert, over a direct answer that got the comedian’s height wrong. But Apple’s Siri makes the same mistake — something Colbert didn’t raise during his video appearance at the Apple’s iPad event today. Stephen Colbert… . About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:53 Loading+Bookmark  

How I Know Which of Your Links Are Bad – Link Profile Review Tips

Link profile maintenance is an unavoidable, recurring task important to the health of your website. Even if you haven’t done anything shady in the past, it is well worth it to pop open the links pointing to your site in Google Webmaster Tools to find out what Google is looking at in regards to your … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:10 Loading+Bookmark  

Google + Local Pages No Longer Supporting GA Tracking Codes

Historically if you wanted to measure traffic to your site from Plus page for local you could add a Google Analtyics tracking code to your site’s URL. Whether this is a bug or not or permanent change is not yet clear but since around the first of the month if your link in the G+ … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:09 Loading+Bookmark  

XML Sitemaps Or RSS/Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling

When it comes to telling search engines about the content on a website, webmasters might be wondering if they should submit sitemaps or just setup RSS or Atom feeds. Google’s answer? Use both. In a new blog post sharing advice on XML sitemaps and RSS/Atom feeds, Google says it’s not an… . About SEO, PPC, … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:45 Loading+Bookmark  

Google How To Snippets and Cooking with Semantics

Googe recently started showing “How to” lists in search results, which tend to show the first few steps of some task, and then let you click through to a page to see more. Like the recipes above for things like guacamole: They have also published an interesting paper that describes some of the steps that … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:11 Loading+Bookmark  

The Only Thing Certain In SEO Is Change

SEO is subject to frequent change, but in the last year or two, the changes feel both more frequent and significant than changes in the past. Florida hit in 2003. Since then, it’s like we get a Florida every six months. Whenever Google updates the underlying landscape, the strategies need to change in order to … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:04 Loading+Bookmark  

Get Proven Social Media Marketing Tactics from a Full House of Experts – Register Now, Rates Increase Friday

Sometimes “winning” is just a matter of improving the odds. And stacking the deck in your favor with successful social media marketing tactics and strategies is a smart bet. Improve your odds. Attend SMX Social Media Marketing, November 19-20 in Las Vegas. Here’s what you get: More than 40 of the… . About SEO, PPC, … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:46 Loading+Bookmark  

Television is Now a Social Media Venue Too

by dan taylor Have you noticed hashtags in the corner of your TV screen, and TV-related polls and reposts all over your social media newsfeeds? There's a connection. As the multitasking generation continued to spread its wings and invent new ways to interweave, television saw interest in its wares sliding toward the bottom. Especially with … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:11 Loading+Bookmark  

Are Bigger iPhones Better For Paid Search?

Despite smartphone ubiquity, desktop conversions still largely outpace mobile conversions. Columnist Mark Ballard looks at whether larger iPhone 6 screens will narrow the gap. The post Are Bigger iPhones Better For Paid Search? appeared first on Search Engine Land. . About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:45 Loading+Bookmark  

The Real Engines of Startup Growth (Besides the Product)

The bar has been set pretty high for online-based companies. Established businesses tend to grow gradually over the course of a year, whereas startups have to achieve similar growth in as little as a month. Ok, maybe not literally, but you get the point. Start-up equals growth. We all love to read about success stories… … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:10 Loading+Bookmark  

The Advantages of Social Media APIs by @Lingo24

There’s been much talk recently of the API economy. API stands for Application Programming Interface, and basically it represents the set of programming instructions and standards that allows one piece of software to communicate with and access the resources and services of another. The history of collaborative APIs dates back to the turn of the … - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:10 Loading+Bookmark  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Open Site Explorer’s New Link Building Opportunities Section (and a Slight Redesign)

Posted by randfish Why hello there! You’re looking marvelous today, you really are. And, in other good news, Open Site Explorer has a bit of a new look—and an entirely new section called “Link Opportunities” to help make some link prospecting tasks easier and more automated. Come with me and I’ll show you; it’ll be fun The … - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:02 Loading+Bookmark  

Google Analytics Rolls Out New Tag Manager Tools

Google analytics rolled out new updates to its Tag Manager today, including new APIs, additional third party templates, and an updated interface. Google says its new Tag Manager API has, “All the power of the web interface.” According to Google, its new APIs make it easier to manage… . About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines … - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:46 Loading+Bookmark