Seo News & Analysis
| Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The business benefits of customer communities are well known: call deflection, search engine optimization (SEO), product ideation and even revenue growth. While some of these benefits directly benefit customer support teams, others benefit the broader organization.
Customer engagement helps sales teams drive incremental revenue, ideation helps inform the product roadmap for product management and SEO helps the marketing team rank higher for particular keywords. Ask customer support managers and they’ll tell you how customer communities can make their teams more valuable.
| Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
If 2012 was the year of the cloud and 2013 saw broad acceptance of big data, 2014 could go down as the year of cheaper analytics.
The year has been filled with announcements of new features from scores of vendors of all sizes, from SaaS providers like Gainsight and gShift up to pricier systems from Adobe, IBM, SDL and Oracle.
The latest example comes from Rival IQ, an 18-month-old, seed-funded startup in Seattle that already claims thousands of users, including "a healthy community of paid users," according to CMO Margaret Dawson — aka "Chief Marketing Badass, Fountain of Sarcasm."
| Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
Just a few weeks ago, Google rolled out its latest Panda search-algorithm update -- otherwise known as the search update that could destroy your business.
Ever since, experts in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) world have been struggling to understand the potential impact.
But it turns out that few analysts can quantify the effects of the Panda update. In reality, Panda 4.0 may just be another overhyped move by the powerful Google.
| Wednesday May 21, 2014
Google's search results ranking algorithm got another update this week as Google released Panda 4.0, a Google employee announced on Twitter.
Marketers should take note, especially since more than 70 percent of searches online take place in Google.
Google's Matt Cutts broke the news last night on Twitter:
| Friday Apr 18, 2014
With more than 70 percent of online searches happening in Google, it is no surprise that content marketers are constantly looking for new ways to use the search engine to realize ROI, be it by getting leads out of organic channels or by other attribution based metrics or means. However, content marketing seems to be losing its luster when it comes to impressing the search engine giant.
| Thursday Mar 20, 2014
What do millennials want? You know, besides things like more in-person collaboration?
It's not an easy question to answer. But millennials are the up-and-coming buying generation for marketers, of course. They are the smartphone-loving, screen-touching, head-buried-in-screens, tweeting generation. And knowing what they want could make the difference between profit and loss.
| Friday Mar 14, 2014
Sure, the days of Mad Men are long gone, marketers are no longer creating clever content and sending it out into the world, hoping that something will resonate with the customer.
The age of search engine optimization has done much to change that; enterprises now leverage data and analytics to place the right content in front of the right people at the right time in order to get a desired result -- be it brand awareness, engagement or ultimately, a purchase.
How’s that working? If you’re online experiences are anything like mine, there’s room for improvement and that’s putting it mildly. But it’s worth noting that the only thing that bad marketing seems to cost the consumer is the effort needed to ignore something.
| Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Does the marketing world need another trend-spotting tool for Twitter? Toronto-based gShift thinks so and today added a Social Keyword Research module to its web analytics platform for high-end clients.
The tool is designed to keep up with the 58 million daily posts on Twitter and help marketers create content that drives traffic by reflecting the interests of the targeted audience.
| Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
While the brave new world of big data analytics may help you discover new customer or marketing insights, the old world challenge of communicating findings and recommendations to senior executives remains.
| Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
Collaboration requires more than the people on your team. The future of collaboration has moved beyond top-down task assignment and required participation with set deliverables. Instead it increasingly relies upon two key items: the serendipity of finding content and expertise that is just right, right now, and the willingness of people to exchange their time for that expertise.
In short, collaboration is mirroring the shifts taking place in the world of SEO.
| Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
What was unclear back in 2011 is certain now -- the direct influence Google Plus has on search rankings makes this network important to your business. Google+ finally answers your C-Suites’ never-ending question: what is the ROI of social networks? If a significant portion of your leads come from organic search, then there is no longer a debate as to whether investment in social is worthwhile.
| Thursday Oct 10, 2013
Google may have put a bit of a blindfold on marketers searching for keywords last month when it determined that all such searches are encrypted to prevent their keyword terms being read or monitored.
Rely on Google Adsense? Get used to “keyword not provided” staring at you.
| Monday Sep 16, 2013
Those rumbling sounds you heard on September 10 were complaints by Apple-watchers that the tech giant failed to announce an iWatch at its big press event. While Apple, Samsung and others need new product lines, and we at CMSWire need more cool things to write about, let’s take a moment to ask a simple question: Is a smartwatch really such a smart idea?
| Thursday Aug 1, 2013
Over the last year, enough data has been collected on the SEO ranking effect of Google+ to determine it is the most important factor in SEO ranking, a Searchmetrics report has found.