Wednesday , April 25 2018

SEO

How to regain trust lost by bad business listings

Ultimately, if you don’t update your website immediately once location information changes, when someone suspects your listing data is wrong and comes through to see those details confirmed on-site, you’ll be sending them on a wild goose chase and directly into the hands of nearby competitors. Include social proof on …

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SearchCap: PPC branded content & bad local reviews

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: How to use good ol’ PPC to support fun and creative branded contentApr 25, 2018 by Kevin Lee Contributor Kevin Lee looks at creative synergies and …

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Best practices for optimizing media-rich web page speed

Consumer media consumption is rapidly shifting from text to visual images. Website content that includes compelling images averages nearly twice as many views as text, and four times more customers would rather watch a video about a product than read about it. There has been explosive growth in the adoption …

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Reports: Fake reviews are a growing problem on Amazon, Google

As reviews have grown in importance, so have efforts to game the system. The problem is growing on both Google Maps and Amazon, according to third-party analysis and reporting. A report yesterday in The Washington Post found that the buying of fake reviews by merchants hoping to boost sales of …

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SearchCap: Google earnings, fake online reviews & paid search

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Reports: Fake reviews are a growing problem on Amazon, GoogleApr 24, 2018 by Greg Sterling Facebook is reportedly the source of some of the fake review …

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Study: Majority reject ads on smart speakers

A new online survey of US adults from NetElixir found that the majority of respondents don’t want ads on virtual assistants or in voice search results. The study is problematic, however, because it fails in most instances to distinguish between experiences on smartphones and smart speaker devices. Despite this, there …

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Why do we overcomplicate link building?

People regularly ask me what tactics and strategies I can share with them about link building. When I answer, “Well I just search the web for good sites and reach out to them,” I tend to get a lot of disappointed looks and long faces. I don’t have any top-secret …

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