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Why should marketers care about image recognition technology?

Nov 19, 2015 - Major technology companies and e-commerce platforms – such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Pinterest and Alibaba – have been investing in image recognition technology in order to stand out in their category. What does it mean for brands in the future? Comments

Thinking out loud: the next great marketing opportunity

voice-search-flickr21586712786-4899ca1576-z Oct 28, 2015 - The evolution voice search indicates the verbal communication is on its way to becoming the next great marketing channel. How can brands use orally driven tech to engage with audiences? Comments

Holiday shopping and search behaviors in moments

cyber-monday-flickr-11184349836-ea2bfb1da8-z Oct 27, 2015 - Real-time mobile micro-moment search has changed how consumers shop retail both online and in-store. Here's how marketers can cater to this behavioral shift during the holiday season. Comments

7 ways startups can improve rankings without relying on SEM

content Oct 21, 2015 - Seven ways startups can spend their marketing resources without relying on SEM. Comments

How to remarket your way to a better ROI

jasperjohns-targetwith4-faces-flickr-7139617873-53b3dd2b60-z Oct 20, 2015 - Remarketing provides marketers with another opportunity to target and convert potential customers. Here's how you can effectively execute this and ultimately earn greater ROI. Comments

What can marketers do now that Amazon Text Ads are a no go?

amazon-text-ads-do-not-pass-go Oct 19, 2015 - Now that Amazon Text Ads are obsolete and the holiday shopping season is just weeks away, PPC marketers need to regroup and consider alternative platforms for their ad campaigns. Comments

Optimizing search in the mobile era

yahoo-search Oct 14, 2015 - Mobile's forward momentum as the online channel of choice has created a demand for quality cross-device campaign strategies. Use these tips to optimize search marketing efforts. Comments

Yahoo Gemini slows down Q3 paid search growth

yahoo-image Oct 13, 2015 - Yahoo migrated part of its search traffic to its own properties at the end of Q2 of this year. The shift is believed to have caused a decline in paid search budgets but is this just an interim trend? Comments

Welcome to the next generation of rank tracking

tracking-users Oct 7, 2015 - To keep up with the progressive evolution of the search engine ecosystem, selecting an efficient SEO rank tracking platform is essential. Comments Sees Increased Engagement Despite Polarizing Redesign

thanksgiving-feast Oct 5, 2015 - launched a new look last month, when the site became more social. Many users were angry about the change, though the company has seen more search share and social activity. Comments

Why Quality Content Can Help Top Rankings

Rank Metric Sep 30, 2015 - Content scored high in Moz's biennial ranking of search engine ranking factors. It may have been the first time that it was included in the research, but industry experts believe we'll be seeing a lot more of it as a definitive ranking factor. Comments

Amazon Text Ads: To Do or Not To Do?

amazon Aug 25, 2015 - Amazon has implemented its own site-specific digital advertising search tool - Amazon Text Ads. Similar in functionality to Google AdWords, here are the new program's capabilities. Comments

How Became Visually Searchable

Shoes Aug 13, 2015 - When consumers take pictures of any pair of shoes, whether in-person or on a billboard,'s visual search partner Slyce scans the site and presents its closest pairs. Comments

Minimizing Errors With the HREF Language Element

coding Aug 10, 2015 - Motoko Hunt offers these tips for ensuring your HREF language elements are linked correctly in your global sites for maximum search optimization. Comments

Your Email Marketing May Impact Your Rankings

patent-pending Aug 10, 2015 - Google was just issued a patent based on tying its rankings with email spam. While that patent shows what could be, rather than what will be, it reminds us that Google is always watching. Comments

Are You Optimistic About SEO?

googlesearch Aug 7, 2015 - Searchmetrics' recent report about Google's ranking factors falls in with this columnist's "5 R's" SEO summary, and demonstrates the growing focus on content over keywords. Comments

7 SEO Tools to Improve Content Marketing

keywords-seo-writing Aug 4, 2015 - Key SEO tools to power a content marketing campaign. Comments

4 Red Flags When Hearing a PPC Agency Pitch

redflag-ppc Aug 3, 2015 - Some PPC agencies will promise the world or be very secretive about their strategies - these things may not be deal-breakers, but they should raise red flags as you try to find the right agency. Comments

The New Media Meritocracy

search-shutterstock-149015609 Jul 31, 2015 - Google created a meritocracy that calls for a holistic strategy encompassing everything from your logo to your keywords, giving you an edge across all media: paid, earned and owned. Comments

Fifty Shades of Grey Hat: The SEO Experts Weigh In

grey-hat-seo Jul 17, 2015 - This columnist spoke to search experts about various Grey Hat SEO tactics, which are often indistinguishable from the Black Hat SEO tactics that can get your site banned from Google. Comments

How to Identify Click Fraud and Minimize Wasting Your Ad Budget

oh-leather-gloves Jul 14, 2015 - While a targeted PPC campaign can certainly help boost your traffic, it's not immune to click fraud, which can waste up to one-fifth of your budget. Comments

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