Google will stop supporting Flash later this year, which includes web pages with Flash content as well as SWF files. The post Google Will Ignore Flash Content on Websites & No Longer Index SWF Files via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Content marketing and analytics provider Parse.ly has rolled out the first generally-available release of Parse.ly Conversions. The solution seeks to help marketers address content attribution challenges of conversion reporting. It allows users to select different attribution models for assigning credit to content. The release also includes features such as labels that can be applied to categorize conversion actions. “This release includes a conversions report that shows which content converts the most readers, which content contributes to the most conversions (even if it’s not converting directly on the content itself), and which types of conversions content drives best,” the company said in the announcement. Why we should care Determining how and which content is […]
Google recently announced Android users will have the option to do incognito searches on Google Maps starting this month with iOS to follow soon. When users activate Incognito mode, they can navigate Google Maps without having their activity saved on their Google accounts – just as Google Search’s incognito mode works. For people wanting to protect their privacy while they use Google Maps for wayfinding, incognito mode should prove to be useful. Once the incognito mode is activated, Google won’t be able to offer personalized recommendations such as restaurants or things to do based on their usage history. Should businesses that have diligently built up their location information on Google […]
Google introduced the BERT update to its Search ranking system last week. The addition of this new algorithm, designed to better understand what’s important in natural language queries, is a significant change. Google said it impacts 1 in 10 queries. Yet, many SEOs and many of the tracking tools did not notice massive changes in the Google search results while this algorithm rolled out in Search over the last week. The question is, Why? The short answer. This BERT update really was around understanding “longer, more conversational queries,” Google wrote in its blog post. The tracking tools, such as Mozcast and others, primarily track shorter queries. That means BERT’s impact […]
Good SEO pros guide their clients in navigating Google’s algorithm changes and finding the right tactic to improve their business. The post Google’s Baby Algorithms: How to Think About Them for SEO via @tonynwright appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
We couldn’t do it without you! In 2018, over 1,400 marketers responded to our State of the Local SEO industry survey. We all learned so much from your responses about the day-to-day realities of marketing local businesses. This year, we can do even better because your answers will give us all valuable comparative data to analyze, YoY. Anyone who markets local businesses in any way is eagerly invited. Whether you market a single location, work for an agency with some local business clients, or are an in-house SEO for a brand with thousands of locations, we would love your participation! Whether you do just a little local search marketing […]
With its mobile-friendly and visually-rich format, Instagram has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms. Since 2012, the number of online adults who use Instagram has grown by nearly 400%, according to a Pew Research report. Around 71% of 18-24-year-olds used this platform in 2018. Instagram’s user base is growing relatively faster compared to other social networks in the U.S. as it is particularly popular among those aged 18 to 24. The ever-growing popularity of Instagram hasn’t escaped the attention of digital marketers. However, with almost every brand using Instagram, the competition is fierce. According to Mention’s 2018 Instagram Report, 98% of fashion brands and 100% of […]
In July, Google announced it would be extending App campaigns to show in the Discover feed and YouTube search results. Now, the company says it is working on updates to the way it treats and reports on creative assets across inventory sources. An update to App campaign modeling, rolling out in the next few months, should improve the way assets are combined for better-performing ads. Google will also attribute traffic to specific assets to give advertisers more information on the assets that are performing. Why we should care Google said it doesn’t expect app marketers will see any “adverse” effect on campaign performance, you may see some shifts in asset […]
Are you looking for proven ways to grow your email list subscribers? Often beginners simply install a sidebar optin form on their website and wait for users to subscribe. This results in slow subscriber growth. For faster growth, you need to clearly communicate the value and offer your users multiple opportunities to join your email newsletter before they leave your site. In this article, we will share our tested and proven ways to grow your email list that are easy to implement and drives huge results, fast. Getting Started First, you need is to make sure that you are using a professional email marketing service. Using the best email marketing […]
Join our next live webinar and learn how repurposing content can help you maximize demand generation results. The post How to Repurpose Your Content & Maximize Demand Gen Results [Webinar] via @lorenbaker appeared first on Search Engine Journal.