Search Marketing

The latest search marketing best practice, case studies, trends, training and more. From search engine optimisation to pay-per-click

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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Best Practice Guide

 ‌ Econsultancy’s new and updated series of SEO Best Practice Guides contains everything marketers need to know about search engine optimisation, whether they work for an in-house client-side team, independently, or for an agency.

PPC Best Practice Guide

‌ Econsultancy’s refreshed and updated series of Paid Search Best Practice guides covers everything you need to know about the complex, though potentially very lucrative, area of paid search advertising.

Search strategy

Planning and Strategy for Paid Search

1. Introduction Paid search has many different channels with a high degree of customisation. Before advertisers set their accounts up and start to structure their campaigns, it is essential that there is a proper plan and strategy in place. This is regardless of whether advertisers are working with an agency or managing the whole process […]

SEO Best Practice: Link Strategy and Tactics

1. Introduction Link building is the practice of acquiring a link from a relevant site to a target site. In order to rank well, a webpage must include links, due to the way that search engines understand relevance. This means that businesses should have a link building strategy in place. Having a strategy that is […]

Marketing Campaign Integration Strategy (Paid Search)

1. Introduction A sound knowledge of how marketing channels are operated and optimised is vital for success in paid search. The level of dependency on paid search as a channel fluctuates from industry to industry and business to business. The most successful campaigns understand where paid search fits in the wider picture and how to […]

SEO Best Practice: Audience Analysis and Keyphrase Selection

1.  Introduction Audience analysis and keyword/keyphrase selection is exceptionally important in order to ensure the visibility of a website. Without understanding who a business is targeting and what words they are typing into a search engine, it is exceptionally difficult to cut through the noise in the search results and be visible. For a business […]

Search trends

SEO Best Practice: Changes in SEO

1. Changes in SEO Contributor The following report has been written by Chris Green, Head of Search at StrategiQ. The following report summarises the key changes in search since 2016, when the last Econsultancy SEO Best Practice Guide was published. Changes to SEO came thick and fast during that period, and show no sign of […]

Search fundamentals

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PPC: A glossary of terms

As a companion to the Paid Search Best Practice Guide, we present this glossary of terms, which aims to demystify some of the most commonly used terms in PPC while illustrating how the fundamentals fit together.

Paid Search Basics Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Google Ads, the primary platform for paid search, reported 78 new features on its announcement page in 2019 alone,[1] demonstrating the incredible pace of change in this space and the need to constantly stay informed about updates in paid search. Taking on board the latest developments, this report explores the basics of paid […]

A glossary of SEO terminology

As a companion piece to the Search Engine Optimisation Best Practice Guide, we present this glossary of SEO terms, which aims to demystify some of the most commonly used terms in SEO while illustrating how the fundamentals fit together.

Measurement

SEO Best Practice: Measurement and Reporting for SEO

1.  Introduction When it comes to being a smarter online marketer, it is necessary to start thinking beyond SEO, particularly when it comes to analytics. Even professionals whose jobs are focused on SEO can learn from other channels and the data they provide. Businesses who are doing more than just search engine optimisation should be […]

SEO Best Practice: Benchmarking and Auditing

1. Introduction Benchmarking a company’s performance against an external measure may seem challenging, but with an understanding of the types of benchmarking processes and which information to benchmark within each type companies can ensure they are measuring the right changes. Auditing a company’s performance against various metrics is an important part of understanding where the […]

Paid Search Optimisation Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction The majority of a paid search practitioner’s time will be spent analysing and optimising performance of ads and campaigns. In a dynamic industry, where new features are constantly being released and the competitive marketplace changes daily, an efficient and robust optimisation strategy will help advertisers stay ahead of the curve and maintain relevance […]

On-page and landing pages

SEO Best Practice: Landing Page Optimisation

1. Introduction What happens when visitors get to a company website? Where is the best place for them to land? How can brands get visitors to do what they want them to do? If the marketer has successfully identified the user’s needs, how can they determine which pages clearly deliver on that promise, and which pages […]

SEO Best Practice: On-Page Optimisation

1. Introduction In order to rank well for keywords, especially competitive ones, a page needs to be well optimised. From the title tag through to the content, on-page optimisation may improve ranking through focusing content and ensuring the signals sent to search engines are as clear as possible. There are other ranking factors, including links, […]

Technical SEO

SEO Best Practice: Technical SEO

1. Introduction Technical SEO can mean the difference between a website ranking well or not ranking at all. Technical SEO skills have become increasingly important because search engines such as Google factor site performance into their algorithms, especially given the growth of mobile. Each technical, design and content decision will affect technical SEO. However, technical […]

SEO Best Practice: Algorithm Updates

1. Introduction Google and Bing are not static search engines – constant improvements and changes are happening on their platforms on a daily basis. As some of these changes significantly impact the search results, they are reported in updates, sometimes unverified but often acknowledged by the search engine. The single word names of these changes, […]

Local and international search

SEO Best Practice: International SEO

1.  Introduction This report has been written to help businesses understand the fundamental steps required to effectively set up and expand international SEO efforts and win international markets. While there are no shortcuts, following this guide will help the business focus its international digital strategy in the most efficient way for that market. The success […]

Local SEO Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction “Big companies forget about local. Small businesses need local SEO to survive.” Andrew Cock-Starkey, SEO Consultant, Optimisey For single location businesses as well as global franchise operations, location is becoming increasingly important. When done well, local SEO has the potential to drive significant traffic to a brand website or to a storefront or […]

International and Multilingual Paid Search Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This report explores some of the worldwide opportunities for expansion across a range of territories and languages, before moving on to some of the practical considerations that must be kept in mind when planning to launch a PPC campaign in a new market. Although it is relatively straightforward to target new countries in […]

Voice search

Voice in 2020 is (still) not about search

Well, here we are. We’ve made it to 2020, the year that so many believed would be a milestone for voice search, because allegedly, 50% of all search queries by 2020 were going to be conducted via voice.

Getting to Grips with Voice Search

Getting to Grips with Voice Search

Introduction Voice assistants and voice interfaces are becoming increasingly embedded into our everyday lives. Each new wave of technology brings new ways for us to talk to our devices. From smartphones, which brought us the first modern digital voice assistant Siri, to smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, to the emerging generation […]

Microlearning

2 Min

PPC

What PPC is, how it works, the different ad formats and the importance of optimisation.

Econsultancy
24 Min
SEO

Search Engine Marketing: SEO

An introduction to SEO: why it’s important and how it works. Learn about the key principles of SEO and be introduced to on-page and off-page activity, along with keyword research and how to apply it.

Econsultancy
30 Min
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Search Engine Marketing: PPC

Gain an understanding of Paid Search and PPC, how it works, and how it differs from SEO. Learn about the auction model and how this affects costs, along with keywords, key phrases and targeting options.

Econsultancy

Reports

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Google Shopping (Paid Search) Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Shopping campaigns operate on the same cost-per-click (CPC) model as their Search ad counterparts. The main difference between the ad types is that Shopping ads provide an image and price of each product, making these results highly appealing to consumers. In recent years, Google Shopping has continued to experience sustained growth and is […]

More

To understand behaviour shifts and optimize content, SEO is now mission critical

In a new report written by Econsultancy in partnership with DeepCrawl, we explore the value of SEO and organic search in striving for top digital performance. In particular, we explore the strategies to effectively align investments to marketing goals, challenges frequently experienced and approaches to overcoming barriers.

Search Marketing - Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Database

Find search marketing trends – visit the ISD

Browse, save and export more search-related statistics and charts in the Internet Statistics Database. Constantly updated to reflect the latest findings.

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