“Hey Siri, what is the cost of an iPad near me?” In today’s internet, a number of specialist search engines exist to help consumers search for and compare things within a specific niche. As well as search engines like Google and Bing which crawl the entire web, we have powerful vertical-specific search engines like Skyscanner, Moneysupermarket and Indeed that specialize in surfacing flights, insurance quotes, jobs, and more. Powerful though web search engines can be, they aren’t capable of delivering the same level of dedicated coverage within a particular industry that vertical search engines are.
Where is the biggest opportunity in marketing at the moment? According to Sophie Moule, Head of Marketing at Pi Datametrics , it’s the sheer amount of customer data that we can get from search. With 3.5 billion searches per day being carried out by Google, not to mention on vertical-specific websites like Amazon, YouTube and Pinterest, there is a huge sea of data available on customer intent which marketers should be taking advantage of
The complexity of an organic search campaign necessitates some technological assistance. There are plenty of tools on the market, but they vary in price, functionality, and effectiveness. Once you have all the basics in place, which SEO tools should you invest in to take your strategy to the next level
Recently on Search Engine Watch, we rounded up six newcomers to the search engine landscape that are worth keeping an eye on for the future. Each new search engine takes a slightly different approach to searching the web, but there is one trait that many of the recent ones have in common: private, secure searching
Google Trends, first launched in 2006, provides marketers with invaluable insights into how people search on the world’s most popular search engine. In its earlier guises, Trends (or Insights for Search, as it was previously known) was a rather static resource, updated only on an infrequent basis with fresh data. Over time, the power of this service has been tapped in new and enlightening ways