It’s madness to predict a giant tourney outcome based on the numbers, right? Well, here at Searchmetrics, we’re all a little mad about March Madness. The betting pools have been filled, the brackets carefully (and not so carefully) chosen – and all that’s left now is the play. I partnered with our in-house data analyst, […]

March 16th, 2018 | Analysis No comments

Any business owner or marketing director knows how difficult it is to get found online. Often marketing teams can become buried under the weight of planning, creating, and optimizing content for their site. Marketing teams often are unable to produce great content efficiently because they rely on disconnected tools and disjointed processes. As groups grow from […]

As the overlap between search and content marketing continues to grow, company executives increasingly are seeking solutions that bridge the two disciplines. That means we as online marketers face the task of establishing company goals and KPIs, and then communicating them to different stakeholders within the company. In terms of iterative feedback, mutual support and […]

March 9th, 2018 | Partners 1 comment

If you use Google’s Chrome browser, you may have noticed your life is suddenly a lot less cluttered. In mid-February, the search giant rolled out a new Chrome ad filter that automatically removes full page ads, ads with autoplaying sound and video, and flashing ads from mobile and desktop results. The reason? Google says they […]

Just as every website needs a redesign over time to look fresh and new, a marketer’s content requires similar tune-ups. As business and customer needs evolve, and search engines tinker with their algorithms and set new rules of engagement, conducting a regular audit of your content is both necessary and required.  Our colleague Jasleen Kals […]

In case anyone missed the memo, Google has proclaimed that mobile is where it’s at these days. As it begins implementing its Mobile-First strategy, one of the increasingly key Google initiatives marketers will need to understand is its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) option. At Searchmetrics, we’re introducing a new blog feature called Pulse, which will offer details and […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Analysis 2 comments

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest speaker of them all? Amazon’s Alexa says she likes “all AIs.” Google Assistant can see the good in others, too, noting Alexas’s nice attributes, sexy blue lights and soothing voice. Apple’s Siri wouldn’t be caught dead answering that question. “Let’s talk about you, not me,” she says. In […]

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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

Most anyone with experience in content marketing has heard the adage that content marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. As humans, we love to get ahead of ourselves despite the endless slew of cliches and parables:  ‘don’t count your chickens before they hatch’; ‘Don’t try to walk before you can crawl’;  and  ‘Rome wasn’t […]

SEO is an exciting marketing field because it is the point where you can engage with your customers based on their needs through search engines like Google and Bing. SEO is the art of understanding how to interpret data, the science of optimizing content based on that data, and the skill of empathy to understand […]

February 6th, 2018 | General No comments
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