How to safeguard your privacy while building your digital business

30-second summary: The need to become a public persona in order to be a successful business owner is overrated Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to create an anonymous digital entity while using a majority of efficient marketing strategies The problem arises when you already have your personal data published and want to delete it – it is neither easy nor possible (given all the variety of archiving tools that are publicly accessible these days) So how do you keep your life private while owning a successful online business? How do you navigate this conundrum as your private content may still become public at any moment?

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How to safeguard your privacy while building your digital business

Cancel culture and what brands should be doing

30-second summary: Social media platforms allow anyone to publicly call out people and brands when they did or said something offensive or abusive Cancel culture is public outrage targeting an individual celebrity or a brand for their public statements or actions How do you keep your brand safe from being canceled in 2022 and beyond? If you were affected by cancel culture, how do you control the damage and recover your brand image? Let’s find out! In 2021, major celebrities and brands like J.K Rowling, Ellen DeGeneres, Netflix, L’Oréal, and McAfee faced the wrath of netizens due to their actions, either intentional or unintentional – this was cancel culture in full throttle

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How to win at content creation, Esports, gaming, and web3 markets with SEO

30-second summary: SEO is vastly underutilized in the content creation industry How can internet marketing lead to success in Esports and gaming? Anthony DiMoro discusses the needed innovation during the content, gaming, and web3 boom Despite a strong track record and success model within the digital marketing world, for multiple decades, SEO still finds itself almost entirely abandoned in the new age markets of content creation, Esports, gaming, and web3 related properties. But, why is that?

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Seven Google alerts SEOs need to stay on top of everything!

30-second summary: The search landscape is very dynamic and almost impossible to stay abreast of While an SEO and search marketer’s email inbox can be overwhelming, it can also be a powerhouse that helps you stay in the loop of industry developments and keep an eye on the competition These must-have, free Google email alerts will notify you when your site traffic drops or spikes, when your site is hacked, or when there’s a manual penalty applied to your site SEO and search marketing are challenging because they’re scattered all over the place. Setting up email notifications is the best way to be on top of everything.

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The not-so-SEO checklist for 2022

30-second summary: With several Google algorithm updates in 2021 its easy to fall into a dangerous trap of misconceptions One factor that still remains constant is the value Google places on great content Core Web Vitals aren’t the end-all of ranking factors but a tiebreaker Read this before you create your SEO strategy for 2022! The year 2021 was a relatively busy one for Google and SEOs across the world. The search engine behemoth is improving itself all the time, but in this past year, we saw a number of pretty significant updates that gave digital marketers cause for paying attention

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The not-so-SEO checklist for 2022

Wrapping up 2021 with our top 10!

30-second summary: 12 months, several curveballs, and some masterstrokes If you missed out, today is a great day to look through the Search Engine Watch lens for the year gone by Key themes that were front of mind in 2021 – Google’s updates, cookie death counter-strategies, mastering customer experience elements, trust-building, and alternatives for search marketing and ranking As the world, people, and of course businesses motored through a year of uncertainties – these crackers of articles gave your strategies an unfair advantage. #1 – Google Page Experience update is all set to launch in May 2021 – Webmasters, hang in there! You asked, “What is Page Experience, anyway? Do we really need to have an overflowing to-do list?” – and we answered everything around this enigma

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Zero click search: the new consumer comfort zone

30-second summary: Zero click search presents advertisers with the opportunity to pro-long budgets during periods when the paid search landscape is hypercompetitive Brands can cash in on zero click searches for the organic element of their overall search strategy to gain visibility and drive conversions Barilla Group’s global digital & search marketing manager, Nitin Manhar Dhamelia advises on zero click search optimization and measurement Historic context Back in 1998 when Google was founded, it served 10,000 searches per day and by 2012 it was 3,500,000,000 searches per day.​ And in 2021, search volumes continue to explode with Google serving around 5,600,000,000 searches globally per day.​ Its success in becoming a transitive verb was borne when Google tasked itself with bringing order to the chaos of the world’s knowledge. It knew that to achieve this magnitude of top-of-mind awareness, the key would be to create a window to the web that was inclusive, accessible, and easy to understand for the general population; it knew that inclusivity would accelerate adoption. Even today, the search giant is always working on improving the consumers’ search experience and 2021 saw several key algorithm updates roll out – passage ranking, page experience, page titles, MUM, mobile-first indexing, and more

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2021 Google updates round up: everything businesses need to win at search

30-second summary: There have been three core updates in 2021, released in June, July, and November, while another was rumored but unconfirmed in October Featured snippets that fell under the YMYL algorithm were unexpectedly removed in February, then restored in March Product reviews came under the microscope in April, with marketing and sales-centric language penalized in favor of expertise on review-centric websites Multiple spam updates unfolded throughout the year, though these updates should not impact any website that follows Google’s guidelines Successful SEO strategy is akin to dancing the tango with Google updates. Unfortunately for copywriters, the Big G can be an unpredictable partner at times.

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