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Your Email Marketing May Impact Your Rankings

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

Who Is a Hot Surprise? Never Use Your Worst Photo!

surprise Aug 10, 2015 - Just in time for the sleepy summer silly season, David Ketchum offers the following tips for campaign and keyword optimization. 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

Digital Marketing People on the Move: July 2015 Roundup

business-people Aug 6, 2015 - This is a roundup of new hires and promotions in the digital marketing industry during July of 2015. Comments

7 SEO Tools to Improve Content Marketing

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

Cross-Device Data Analytics for Chinese Websites

cross-device-mobile-tablet Aug 4, 2015 - It's a common practice in China for businesses to have multiple websites – one for desktop users, and another for mobile users. Here are analytics tools for overcoming this issue. 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

Advertising is on Life Support: Content is About to Be King

content-marketing-new Jul 27, 2015 - Content is about to be king because everyone can market their content directly to one another without the increasingly irrelevant contribution of a publisher. Comments

Local Marketing - Formula for Success

local-marketing-image Jul 24, 2015 - There is a hierarchical approach that both SMBs and brands that market locally can use to guide ad and marketing budget allocation. Comments

Top 100 Brands Report: Insight into Brand Content on YouTube

youtube-logo Jul 20, 2015 - In this Q+A, YouTube-partner Pixability's CTO talks about the popularity of brands on YouTube and the strategies the successful ones are employing. 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

Big Data: Inspect What You Expect

confused-worker Jul 15, 2015 - Something as small as a single missing or broken tag can result in missing data. As a result, marketers need to really inspect data, rather than simply looking at the aggregated report. Comments

Top 5 Reasons Word Press Will Drive Microsites in the New Dot Brands

past-future-street-signs Jul 14, 2015 - Word Press boasts that it now powers more than 23 percent of the web. Will the new Dot Brand space give it a bigger boost? Comments

Competitive Insights Tools for Paid Search in AdWords and Bing Ads

PPC Jul 9, 2015 - Google AdWords and Bing Ads tools like Auction Insights, Ad Preview Tool and Keyword Planner keep search marketers ahead of the curve with regard to their pay-per-click campaigns. Comments

SEO and Strategy Tips for Success with Augmented Reality

welcome-to-reality Jul 8, 2015 - Augmented reality is moving from a novelty to an expected experience to enhance user engagement and to make informed decisions. Here are tips to boost your success. Comments

How OpenTable Leverages Data to Create a Holistic Dining Experience

opentable-logo Jul 1, 2015 - In this Q&A, Joseph Essas, OpenTable's chief technology officer, explains how he and his team use data to provide value for both diners and restaurateurs. Comments

Unlock More Volume with Broad Match

Bing Logo Jun 24, 2015 - A Bing product called Broad Match, a method of query-keyword matching, promises to get marketers more conversions and ensure they lose less clicks, while reaching a wider audience. Comments

Pinterest Refines Image Search

pinterest-logo Jun 18, 2015 - The image-sharing platform has streamlined its search capability, in addition to adding trending topics and a spellcheck feature. Comments

Hyper Locals: The Second Biggest Missed Opportunity in Local Marketing

local Jun 10, 2015 - Hyperlocal media planning, digging deeper than sites like Facebook and Yelp, is one of the most common missed opportunities when it comes to local marketing. Comments

A Convincing Case for Brand Term Bidding

keywordsimage May 29, 2015 - Though some search marketers think bidding on branded keywords hurts your traffic, doing so ultimately results in more clicks for you - and less for your competitors. Comments

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