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
Back in 2015, we published an article entitled ‘ How do I get sitelinks to appear in my site’s search results? ’ which looked at how to get the hallowed set of additional links which can appear beneath your website’s SERP listing, known as ‘sitelinks’. At the time of publication, this was all up-to-the-minute, cutting-edge information.
The battle between those who specialize in certain marketing practices is prevalent throughout the industry. Individuals, departments and indeed agencies are all involved. After all, they are often competing for the same budget, beating their chests and promoting their own channel as the most valuable.
In SEO , Google’s ranking factors are the stuff of legend. There are rumored to be more than 200 signals which inform Google’s rankings (although this statistic originated in 2006, so it’s probably safe to say things have changed a bit since then), and the exact factors which make up this list, as well as their order of importance , is the subject of perennial debate. While we at Search Engine Watch can by no means lay claim to a complete list of Google ranking factors (and anyone who says they can is lying to you – yes, even if they’re from Google, probably), we’ve delved into the subject a fair bit.
If you’re new to the business of SEO and are just figuring out how to optimize your WordPress site for search , navigating the landscape of SEO can seem like a nightmare. You’ll have seen a thousand different articles on SEO: on-page optimization tips , off-page optimization tips , SEO basics , email marketing tips, etc. online and implemented them – only to see them fail, or worse, backfire.