How businesses can optimize for Google’s new Question & Answer feature

Back in August, Google introduced a new feature called Questions & Answers, or Q&A, in Google Maps .   This feature allows you and other people to ask and answer questions about your business

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How to make sure your local search marketing is up to scratch

For local businesses, having a strong presence in local search results is fundamental to those all-important conversions. Just to be clear, a “local business” refers to any business that has either a physical location that offers face-to-face contact with the customer, such as a showroom or shop, or one that offers a face-to-face service within a certain area.

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How to optimize your ad campaigns for consumer behavior on Facebook and Google

Facebook now accounts for 65% of total social network ad spend and is expected to reach $36 billion in 2017, while Google saw a 17% increase in revenues from 2014 to 2015.

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Pinterest, Google or Bing: Who has the best visual search engine?

Visual search engines will be at the center of the next phase of evolution for the search industry, with Pinterest , Google, and Bing all announcing major developments recently.  How do they stack up today, and who looks best placed to offer the best visual search experience? Historically, the input-output relationship in search has been dominated by text

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How does Bing’s voice search compare to Google’s?

Google remains the dominant player in search marketing, but the industry is changing very rapidly and the old certainties may erode. Does voice search provide a platform for Microsoft to compete? A study earlier this year revealed that Microsoft’s speech recognition technology demonstrated only a 5.1 percent word error rate in Switchboard, a conversational speech recognition task

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How to create a kickass link-building strategy for local SEO

Link-building is a tried and tested SEO tactic, and although there are a number of dubious ways to go about it, at base developing a strong link-building strategy is a smart and very necessary way to get your site ranked above your competitors. This is particularly true of local SEO, where a few savvy tactics for building links and relationships with other local businesses can give you a huge visibility boost in local search. According to the 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors, inbound links are the most important ranking signal

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What is SEM?

If you are coming to this article as a novice, I know what you are thinking. “Not another damned 3 letter acronym! Don’t we have enough?” Well, apparently not, and unfortunately there isn’t all that much we can do to stop the ever growing database of aforementioned acronyms

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Should I move my WordPress website to HTTPS?

Whether you’re a website owner or a website visitor, everyone wants a fast loading website which can carry out sensitive exchanges of information securely. In 2014, Google announced that it was beginning to use HTTPS as a ranking signal, signalling an increased emphasis on secure connections from the world’s biggest search engine. Then, last month,  the news came that Google’s Chrome browser will begin displaying a “Not Secure” warning message for unencrypted webpages.

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