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Posts tagged with Google

New data reveals impact of Google’s right-hand ad changes

When Google decided to kill right-hand PPC ads, many speculated that the change would be a net negative for paid search marketers.

A minority even suggested that there would be drastic effects, such as significantly higher CPCs for competitive keywords.

So how have campaigns been faring since Google implemented the change?

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Google courts enterprise marketers with launch of Analytics 360 Suite

Google has unveiled Analytics 360 Suite, "a complete measurement platform" targeted at enterprise marketers.

According to Google VP of Analytics, Display and Video Products, Paul Muret, Google Analytics 360 Suite is designed to give marketers "a complete view of the consumer journey and then make sense of it all."

Once they have insight, Google aims to help marketers drive results.


PPC: a beginners' guide to KPIs, budgets & agencies

There's a lot to know about paid search advertising.

To mark the release of Econsultancy's newly updated PPC Best Practice Guide, I've pulled together a brief intro to KPIs, budgets and resourcing for paid search.

The full guide is more than 350-pages long and includes the basics of setting up a campaign, to more involved cross-channel strategy.

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Google's got it right: Instead of bribing bloggers, sort out your website

On Friday, Google explicitly stated what it expects from bloggers who receive free products (read the blog post here).

In a nutshell: a prominent clarification of a commercial relationship, a no-follow link and content that isn't suspiciously hotchpotch.

We already knew this, so why has it peeved some SEOs?

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Four things you need to know about Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Google Accelerated Mobile Pages entered the world on February 23rd, a day earlier than expected.

If you have been a little dozy for the past few months, here's a quick skill pill to bring you up to date.


Google kills right-hand PPC ads: How should marketers respond?

No doubt you’re all aware by now that Google is removing ads from the right-hand side of its search results pages (SERPs). 

Ads will now only appear at the top and bottom of SERPs.  

To give some context around what this means for search marketers, we asked several experts for their take on why Google made this decision, and also how marketers need to adjust their PPC campaigns as a result. 


Comparison site NerdWallet outperforms top US finance brands in SEO

It seems financial muscle doesn’t always translate into online success. 

A recent analysis of the US personal finance sector has revealed that a popular price comparison site outperforms all mainstream banking and credit institutions when it comes to organic search


14 reasons you really shouldn't ignore DuckDuckGo

Another startup with a silly name? Sounds like something I’d like to get my teeth into. 

For the uninitiated among you (where have you been?), DuckDuckGo (DDG) is a private search engine that has seen exponential growth since its inception a few years ago. 

So why should you care? 

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SEO for PRs: a basic guide for greater client success

Forward-thinking PR agencies are quickly learning that by adding comprehensive search engine optimisation (SEO) to their range of services they can differentiate themselves from their competition and deliver significant additional value to their clients.

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Data visualization: 14 jaw-dropping examples

Sounds like a buzzword, but actually makes a lot of sense. Data visualization is the art of presenting often complex datasets in a visually engaging way. 

The hope is that presenting data in this way will make it more engaging and easier to understand, so it’s particularly helpful in terms of speaking to clients or internal stakeholders.  

With this in mind, I’ve brought together 14 of my favourite data visualization examples from across the web. 

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12 practical content tips from Google's Page Quality guidelines

Google's unabridged Page Quality rating guidelines were released in November 2015.

Whilst some outlets covered this at the time, I thought I'd do so in purely practical terms.

So, here's a very simple checklist, based on Google's approximation of highest and lowest quality content.

It by no means covers everything in the guidelines, but references those bits that caught my eye.


How fintech & niche brands continue to disrupt the financial search market

The explosive emergence of price comparison websites and money advice websites has made for grim reading for many traditional banking brands.

But, are these brands starting their digital fight back and seeing positive movement in their favour?