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85% of Retailers Say Paid Search is Most Effective Acquisition Channel

A new report by Shop.org and Forrester show paid search as being the most heavily invested in by retailers, and the most effective channel for customer acquisition. The study also showed display advertising is experiencing a comeback.

5 Content Questions to Guide Your Site Redesign

There's a lot to consider when you decide to redesign your website – it must provide a good user experience, be mobile-friendly, and not lose rankings. But there are also five important content questions to consider before revamping your...

Listing Management: The Required Foundation for Local SEO

Effective listing management trumps all other local SEO efforts. It has been and continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these four major factors when creating your listing management strategy.

U.S. Cellular reveals true impact of digital media on sales with Google Analytics Premium

Using Majestic's Topical Trust Flow to Find Online PR Opportunities

Using this powerful filter you can isolate the categories you're interested in, explore the source links to see the news coverage in editorial context, and identify specific journalists to see what type of stories they're interested in.

How to Optimize Your Content Strategy With Social Listening

If you understand what your customers are saying, what they need, and how they want to get it, you can craft the right content that meets their needs. Here's how social listening can help you optimize your content strategy.

How to Ensure Your SEO Strategy Delivers the Right Traffic

When it comes to SEO, achieving first page rankings and getting more traffic is one thing, but here's how to make sure those rankings deliver the right type of traffic to your website, traffic that will actually convert into new customers.

Ripoff Report to Revise Removal Policy: May Accept Court Orders

Ripoff Report has been notorious for its "no removal" policy, refusing to remove reports for any amount of money, pleading, or legal litigation. However, Ripoff Report is reportedly making some important changes to this iron clad rule.

Apparel PPC: Zappos Dominates the Competition

When it comes to paid search advertising in the apparel category, Zappos is king, according to a new report from AdGooroo, which examined U.S. Google AdWords data from Q2 2014 and also revealed the top 20 apparel keywords by spend.

3 New Bing Ads Geotargeting Features Now Available

Bing Ads has updated its geotargeting to give advertisers better map control and radius targeting. It also combines the ability to use radius targeting with location targeting. The updates are available in Bing Ads Editor and V9 API.

New App-Based Search Engine Startup Relcy Tries to Reset SEO

The idea behind Relcy is to index and rank the content stored within apps on your phone, giving you the ability to search content across all your apps, which the major search engines, like Google, can't access. What could it mean for SEO?

Managing Your Robots.txt File Effectively

Robots.txt, when used correctly, can help you aid search engines with site crawling. But simple mistakes may stop search engines from crawling your site. Here's how to use robots.txt, and some tools you can use to check for mistakes.

4 Amazing Things You Simply Must Know About Sensational Headlines

If readers are developing headline fatigue, but content creators continue to be chartered with driving traffic, where does that leave marketers when it comes to how to approach headlines? Here are some key takeaways from a study of headl...

Google Love Grows, Bing Satisfaction Drops Among U.S. Customers [Survey]

Love it or hate it, Google is loved by customers. Bing? No so much? And Yahoo, the love is pretty much gone. That's according to 70,000 users who were surveyed as part of the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)E-Business Rep...

Blogger Fined for Top-Ranked Restaurant Review

French blogger Caroline Doudet was forced to amend her post title and pay damages after a negative restaurant review that was appearing too prominently in Google search was found to be "unfairly hurting" the business.

Marin Adds Google Shopping Campaign Management

Announcements coming from Marin in the past week showcase support for Google Shopping campaigns in its advertising platform, and product inventory feed management through an integration of Productsup.

What is Link Building?

Link building can and should play a crucial role in any online marketing campaign. Link building isn't just the process of acquiring backlinks that point to your site: it's also a proven tactic that increases brand awareness and conversi...

PR for SEO: Advanced Social Media Tips to Engage With Media Influencers

Want to build your brand authority and trust while helping your SEO efforts? Turn to public relations. With these Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn tips, you and your community manager can easily start building a slew of influential media ...

The Evolution of Audience Targeting: 3 Opportunities for Marketers

More users generating more data means that targeting has the potential to become even more intelligent, but it does not come without its challenges. Here are three areas of opportunity in audience targeting that marketers should be inves...

Google Showing Far Less Video Snippets in Search Results

If you use rich snippets to markup your videos, you may want to double check that Google is still showing them. Reports indicate a huge reduction – with estimates as high as 44 percent – in the number of video snippets from Google's sear...

Hidden From Google: New Website Reveals 'Forgotten' Search Results

In the wake of recent European rulings on the "right to be forgotten", a new website has popped up. Called Hidden From Google, the goal of the website is provide a list of the censored search terms, censored links, and the source.

Remarketing Across Ad Exchanges With DoubleClick Search

DoubleClick Search's Display Remarketing from search ads feature lets you retarget users via display channels after they have shown interest by clicking on the paid search ad managed in your DS account. Here's a walk-through of the feature.

Google Analytics Now Available for iOS

You can now download the official Google Analytics app for iPhone and iPod Touch. While the Android version of this app has been available for some time, this is the first release for iOS. The app has all the GA features you're used to s...

3 Reports Offer Insights on State of Paid Search in Q2

Three reports from Adobe's Digital Marketing, Kenshoo, and The Search Agency highlight the state of paid search across the globe - including paid search spend, click-through rates, cost per click and more trends and data by engine and de...

Introducing a new multi-screen resource in the AdSense Help Center

Advertising on your schedule with AdWords Express

Testing robots.txt files made easier

Rooms To Go Improves the Shopper Experience by Integrating Google Analytics Premium with BigQuery

Scale your Shopping campaigns with bulk uploads and AdWords Editor

Promoting modern websites for modern devices in Google search results

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