Author Archive: Stephen Bench-Capon

This year, we’ve been talking a lot about niche ranking factors, with Searchmetrics Founder, Marcus Tober, holding talks at numerous SEO conferences, and our whitepaper in October examining in detail this new way of analyzing Google ranking data by focusing on specific topical niches. Following on from our webinar, “Into the Niche and Beyond”, this […]

December 13th, 2018 | Analysis No comments

The holiday season sees marketing departments everywhere investing heavily in paid advertising, both on- and offline, as they compete for shoppers’ attention. However, as finding the perfect gift usually means doing a lot of online research, prominence in organic search in December is essential for retailers looking to make a success of their holiday season. […]

November 22nd, 2018 | Analysis 3 comments
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Appearing above the regular organic search results and other Universal Search elements, Featured Snippets are a great way of generating additional traffic for your website. With the right keyword targeting and the know-how to carry out the required technical optimization, you stand a great chance of occupying this highly visible piece of online real estate. […]

July 31st, 2018 | Analysis 4 comments
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When we analyze the state of search, we normally look at specific national markets. That’s because each country’s Google index has its own algorithm, tailored to the behavior of its users. But sometimes it’s good to zoom out and take a global perspective. The Searchmetrics SEO World Rankings show which websites dominate across national boundaries. […]

February 14th, 2018 | General No comments
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In September 2017, Google responded to the European Commission’s allegations of market manipulation by implementing major changes to its shopping service. But how much has Google Shopping really opened up the market? Following up on our analysis of Google Shopping and its competitors from before these changes, this report analyzes the new-look Google Shopping in […]

January 29th, 2018 | Analysis 12 comments
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Content is like pizza. Everyone says they love it, but any particular piece can vary a lot. Few want a pizza that’s gone cold by the time it’s delivered and even fewer want content that’s lost its freshness by the time it’s ready for publication. Read on to find out how to generate fresh content […]

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It’s top of the 9th, with two outs and two men on base. Who will win the World Series? There’s plenty of odds-makers out there who might give a betting man or woman a chance at predicting just that. Here at Searchmetrics, we think of numbers in a different way. Our team of intrepid writers […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Analysis No comments
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One of the features of our new Searchmetrics Content Experience (SCE) we’re particularly proud of is the way it raises the efficiency of collaboration throughout an organization. This is obviously a huge benefit for the content owner, the person responsible for publication, but what about for the writers themselves? Here, we explore what it’s like […]

September 6th, 2017 | Test-Reports 2 comments
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It’s that time of year when the search volume for the term “last minute” peaks, known to travelers in many time zones as “summer.” But for travel industry webmasters, now isn’t the time to head to the sandy shores. It’s never too late to optimize your website and improve your Google rankings. Our latest industry-specific whitepaper is your […]

July 12th, 2017 | Analysis 4 comments
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The latest Searchmetrics ranking factors study shows how relevant content is vital for finance industry websites looking to perform on Google search. Finance is the subject of a Searchmetrics series of ranking factor studies that focus on a specific industry. Amongst the findings, the analysis shows that relevant, structured content is even more vital for […]

June 7th, 2017 | Analysis 2 comments
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