Search Marketing

It often all begins with search. Are you maximizing your efforts to bring consumers to your site? Do you know what's working and what's not? This column will help you improve your ROI from online marketing campaigns.

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Search Marketing and Psychology: 4 Principles of Human Behavior to Leverage Today

Nov 26, 2014 - There are several psychological principles that marketers can use to help improve their campaigns. Here is a look at four to get you started. Comments

VIDEO: The Importance of Content Around Intent [#CZLBKK]

20nov14-czlbkk-mike-grehan-pic Nov 20, 2014 - In this video interview, Acronym's Mike Grehan talks about the evolution of search and why quality over quantity is as important as ever when it comes to content. Comments

2 Successful Holiday Strategies for Online Retail

shutterstock-160880582 Nov 13, 2014 - Search is crucial, but so is understanding traffic sources and how you can combine the two to lure shoppers to your website. Comments

Query Trends: The Key to Timing Your Ads Perfectly and Increasing ROI

stopwatch-its Nov 13, 2014 - By taking a good look at query trends across devices, marketers have a better chance of delivering a good return on investment. Comments

Amazon Echo Could Sneak Voice Search Into Users' Living Rooms

amazon1 Nov 10, 2014 - Last Thursday, Amazon quietly released Echo, a device that uses voice command technology to answer questions, play music, and make shopping lists. Will the company take the next step to voice-controlled shopping? Comments

Marrying Authority With Your Brand's PR Content Strategy

content-authority-diagram Nov 4, 2014 - A look at how authorship still influences your brand’s news and public relations content. Comments

Global Search Marketing Myths and Best Practices

connectivity-global-network-2 Oct 29, 2014 - Many companies are missing out on huge success globally because their SEO practices don't take local technical and cultural components into consideration. Comments

Targeted International Content Marketing Key to Reaching Local Audiences

shutterstock-216001018-mount-fuji-jpg Oct 28, 2014 - For effective international content marketing, understanding local interests and audiences is key. Comments

Search Is No Longer a Destination - It’s an Activity

search-look-binoculars Sep 29, 2014 - As search engines adapt and become even more integrated into users' digital activities, consumers are expecting more from their search experiences. How can marketers take advantage of this? Comments

Develop Content Around Intent

choices4 Sep 16, 2014 - As marketers continue to guess what consumers want, understanding the 'intention economy' could ensure less monetary waste on ads, more relevant content, and greater customer loyalty. Comments

2014 Is the Year of the Pigeon for Google’s Search Algorithm: Will 2015 Be the Year of the gTLD Cat?

shutterstock-135416996 Sep 10, 2014 - Thousands of new gTLDs will be launched in the next two years. Will Google's algorithm take this into account? Comments

Maximizing SEO Results for Hotel Marketing

hotels-near-me Sep 7, 2014 - Maximizing SEO and paid search, as well as getting the most out of local search results and Web and Google analytics, is essential for effective hotel marketing. Comments

Bing and Google Are Ready for Some Football

cortana-nfl Sep 4, 2014 - As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest. Comments

3 Focus Areas for Hotel Marketers

hotels Aug 10, 2014 - Hotel marketers should make sure to understand the different stages of a user's search behavior, as well as the different devices users could potentially retrieve hotel booking information from. Comments

How and Why Your PPC Agency Should Fail

twitter-whale-206487 Aug 4, 2014 - Failure shouldn't be thought of as such a bad word in the pay-per-click (PPC) industry. Instead, a "failure" should be used as a tool for growth and constant improvement. Comments

Tap Into the "Big Data" Power of Search

search-marketing-1 Jul 28, 2014 - Search can be a marketer's best friend. Here are three ways to tap into search's vast wealth of data to improve your content marketing strategy, offline planning, and other marketing efforts. Comments

4 Stages of User Search Behavior for Travel Products

Travellers at an airport Jul 13, 2014 - When searching for a flight or a hotel room, users may begin their queries at any one of four major stages. Here is a look at those entry points and how marketers should respond. Comments

3 Cases to Help Marketers Understand User Behavior on Hotel Booking Websites

hotel-reception-lobby Jun 15, 2014 - Your online travel booking engine website is actually very much a vertical search engine or a meta searcher for travel booking information. Comments

What’s the Incremental Value of Paid Search?

search-marketing-1 Jun 5, 2014 - It's important to quantify the value of paid search, and the components that make paid search so successful (granularity, the ability to make quick changes, incredibly rich data) also make it one of the easiest channels to quantify. Comments

Bad Reputation by Association – Hidden Dangers for International Search Marketers

bad-reputation May 20, 2014 - Although many business owners diligently follow common international expansion best practices, they need to make sure they do their homework in order to avoid unnecessary headaches, which could mean the end of their business abroad. Comments

Beyond the Like – Using Post-Action Analytics to Create a Better ROI Formula

social-analytics Apr 21, 2014 - Measuring social shares and mentions after the purchase can help marketers develop better bidding models by better understanding the true value of a consumer and the potential after-purchase leads they might generate. Comments

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