Plain and simple, Google isn’t the be-all and end-all of search engines, but it’s often easy to feel like it – perhaps nowhere more so than within the search industry itself. And when you think of other noteworthy search engines besides Google , how many can you name? Bing ?
Black Friday kicks off a shopping season that lasts through Christmas each year, with online retailers vying for the profitable attention of consumers. With spending expected to rise by 47% this year, competition will be fierce. SEO can make a significant ecommerce contribution; some final tweaks can make the difference between rising to the top of results and languishing at the bottom of page one .
Young children are using the internet to search and find content more than they ever have before—but we can all understand some of the trade-offs that come with this technological advancement. Typical search engines (think Google, Bing, etc.) do not default to kid-friendly settings, and it takes a lot of adult monitoring to make sure that nothing is appearing and getting clicked on that isn’t age-appropriate. Luckily in recent years, more and more safe search engines for kids have been emerging.
“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” That famous quote applies to the many marketers who default to last-click attribution , even with its well-documented failure to take the entire customer journey into consideration. During ClickZ’s latest Masterclass on paid search optimization , in association with Fospha and Kenshoo , we surveyed 800 marketers on their greatest challenges. 36% cited maximizing return on their advertising spend, while an additional 24% consider “accurately attributing value to each marketing channel” to be their biggest struggle.
A few days ago, the news emerged that Chinese search engine Sogou ( 搜狗 ) is aiming to raise up to $585 million in a U.S. Initial Public Offering. Sogou, which is owned by internet company Sohu, Inc., announced the terms for its proposed IPO on Friday.
Are you still optimizing for “keyword strings”? You are not alone! The problem is, the industry is moving on, so don’t fall behind and learn to implement a smarter approach to keyword research : Keyword clustering. Single-keyword SEO has been a staple for a long time
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.