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.

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Video Advertising (Paid Search)

1. Introduction Video advertising can be an effective, eye-catching medium for building brand awareness when done properly. As more video content is consumed online, it makes sense that brands will want to follow suit with rich media video adverts promoting their brands. Unlike text ads in traditional paid search, video ads open up a whole […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SEO Best Practice: Guidelines and Compliance

1. Introduction There are search engine rules, as well as legal regulations, which govern all accessible internet content. All activities that happen on the internet are governed by these rules and regulations. Non-adherence to search engine rules can result in reduced visibility, while violation of the regulations can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. […]

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.

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What is Google Discover, and how can you increase your chances of being featured?

 ‌ In recent months, many content publishers have been enjoying higher levels of mobile traffic from a new source: Google’s Discover feed.

Discover has the potential to drive valuable extra traffic to publishers – and it can be optimised for. Here’s how, and why you might want to.

Articles on search

Fact-checking five rumours about the way search is changing

The search community is constantly awash with rumours about how search is changing. It’s sometimes difficult to know what to believe, so in this post I review five popular rumours that are currently doing the rounds. How valid are they? And what is the real impact they are likely to have? Rumour 1: Mobile is […]

How SEOs can benefit from using AI and automation

Today, optimizing for search is optimizing your customer’s experience. As people query a search engine on their laptop, ask a voice assistant for help, or use their mobile device to find nearby solutions to their needs, brands must be positioned to appear in these critical decision-making moments.

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Instagram SEO: nine tips for boosting your visibility

In 2020, Instagram is a major force in social media. With more than one billion active users every month, it is increasingly the place to be for many businesses who want to promote themselves – and since the introduction of Instagram Checkout in early 2019, a place for businesses to sell their products directly.

Is Google’s updated SERP design a dark pattern?

In 2019, Google updated the look of its mobile search results pages (SERPs), displaying a website’s favicon and moving the name of the website to the the top of the results card. It also changed the appearance of ads in the SERPs, featuring a black bolded “Ad” label at the top of the card along with the website URL.

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.

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Local SEO Best Practice Guide

 ‌ This report examines the business opportunities of local SEO and advises how to prioritise and build a local SEO strategy.

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18 stats that show how search and SEO are changing

 ‌ It has been more than two decades since some of the earliest web search engines were launched. During that time, the act of searching the web has changed almost beyond recognition.

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. I think most people by now are aware that this stat is, to use the technical term, bunk.

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