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Search term reports can be ran at the Keyword, Ad Group and Campaign level. To achieve a better understanding of the relationship between the overall Ad Groups and Search Terms, I prefer pulling this data at the Campaign level:
Now you’ll have the data in an easy-to-format spreadsheet. So the next question is what to do with this data. While segregating each Ad Group into it’s own Excel sheet and searching for high occurrences/CTRs of related search terms is an option for new Ad Group/Keyword ideas, this can be very time consuming (especially with large campaigns or ad groups that contain many broad match keywords). An alternative method is to utilize the PivotTable function in Excel, which will save time and effort.
By breaking the list of Search Terms down into a “# of word occurrences” list, you can discover new Ad Group and Keyword divisions derived from Search Term word variations.
The spreadsheet will then be reformatted into a similar manner to the screenshot below – each word for every Search Term will now be in it’s own cell. This reformatting will remove AdWord metrics (Clicks, Impr, CTR, etc), but don’t worry, as these are not the metrics we’re concerned with. We’re purely searching for the frequency of individual word occurrences in the Search Term Report, which will be used to find variations of these words (in relation to their original Search Term) later on.
The next sub-step is to combine all of the columns into a single column. This can be achieved by cutting/pasting each column beneath the first column or the subroutine below can be copied and pasted into Excel Visual Basic Editor (props to “Gary E” in the Yahoo! Answers Software Forum). Allow your computer a few minutes to render this script:
Dim iRow, iCol, iTargetRow, iMaxRow As Long
iMaxRow = XXXX
iTargetRow = 1
For iCol = 1 To XX
For iRow = 1 To iMaxRow
‘If Cells(iRow, iCol) > “” Then
Cells(iTargetRow, XX) = Cells(iRow, iCol)
iTargetRow = iTargetRow + 1
‘Else: Exit For
You should now have one column of data that includes every word from the Search Term report (see screenshot below). Sort the Column A-Z to view a clean list of each word.
PivotTables are one of my favorite tools in Excel. They can be used to cross reference everything from Geographic Reports to Day of Week>Hour of Day reports. In this instance we will be using PivotTables to find the actual # of occurrences for each word in the Search Term Report.
The final step in this method is the most vital, as it will divulge the user Search Terms to focus on. Refer back to the original Search Term Report with the AdWord metrics to segment areas based on your PivotTable data.
And there you have it – an organized spreadsheet with potential Ad Group and Keyword additions. As I stated earlier, this is by no means an end-all Search Term Report analysis, but more of an exploratory, quarterly report to clean up neglected terms. Shoot me your opinions and/or suggestions concerning this reporting method at email@example.com
Ok, so you’re heard all of the buzz: Google+ isn’t going anywhere – make your company visible on there ASAP and develop a content strategy already! This is great advice – Google dominates search on the Internet and is going to do everything it can to promote its own service. But ROI aside, Google+ offers a wealth of tools that every marketing professional can take advantage of.
Don’t think any of the sites you care about are using Google+ yet? Think again! In fact, that’s another piece of Google+’s awesomeness – your family members and friends aren’t here yet, but the marketing community is. Avoid the baby pictures, and focus on the useful stuff!
I’m still angry over Google’s announcement to kill Google Reader, but Google+ is why they did it. As a replacement for my Reader, I simply set up a few circles on my Google+ Page and started following some folks in my interest groups. I pop in there at any time and click on my ‘SEO’ circle, or my ‘Sports’ circle, and check out the latest from the authors and websites I care about.
In addition, their ‘Explore’ feature throws down the best, most shared content about the topics I’m interested in – so I don’t miss anything important.
Want a list of marketing and SEO insiders to follow – just ask me at +Matt Riggleman
Google is the best at organizing and classifying information, and their new authorship tag opens a new frontier for this. They literally patented the technology for organizing information by particular thought leaders across the Internet and in turn, using that to influence search results. With properly implemented authorship tags, and the associated markup in your Google+ profile, you can create a map to all of the content, on all of the websites, you’ve contributed to. Imagine the day when you can go to a job interview and tell them to search for your authorship tag for a list of your copy references. As a side benefit – it makes it easier to brand individuals within your business: simply another direction to help turn the conversion needle. And it’s cumulative: as you gain more notoriety, authority and visibility, the Google patent indicates it may prioritize your listings. Just remember, when you guest post – request the authorship markup!
Great, economically optimized businesses are always looking for ways to trim costs. Well remember that collaboration, teleconference, or meeting software you’ve been paying for since the early 2000s? Dump it in favor of Google+’s free Hangouts feature. Hangouts allow you to share and collaborate on items from Google Drive, share your screen, and video chat. The only caveat is the fact that each participant has to be a Google+ member. Why not turn that into an advantage? Throw all meeting participants in a unique circle for follow-up later. At the least, use it to collaborate among your own staff.
I loved this post by David Mihm on ‘Barnacle Reviews‘. To put it simply – you can act as your business’s page and leave reviews on other Google+ Pages. I know what you’re thinking: no one is using this thing – what’s the point of placing a review? But in this case, that’s exactly the point! In offices across the country, you have one lonely content manager looking for a sign of life on the company Google+ page – now, more then ever, you can stand out in a crowd simply by placing a solid review! Receive great service from the restaurant next to your office? Jump on their Google+ page as your business and drop a quick line – it’s quick, simple, and they’ll love you for it. Relationships are the new SEO – what better place to start your strategy than within Google’s own Brainchild?
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me on Google+ at +MattRiggleman. Thanks!Published by Matt Riggleman on April 24th, 2013 in Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Technology
Can’t they do this already? Well, sure, using redirects and basing content on a detected language only, though not a language-region combination. This change creates a work-around for multi-national companies so they can keep all content on their main domain, and serve substantially similar content to same-language-different-regional audiences while avoiding a duplicate content filter/penalty (Panda).
Google’s regional search engines prefer regional, or country specific, Top-Level Domains like .de for Germany. In the past, if you were not using one of these domains, you would have a difficult time showing up in search results in non-US Google searches. The “rel=alternate” and “hreflang” elements seem to be a significant change to this historical behavior. Google’s Search Quality Highlights throughout 2012 covered many improvements to search results for countries outside the US, and for results relevant to searchers from one region, but requesting info from another:
“Ref-16.[project codename “Other Ranking Components”] Changes to an “official pages” algorithm to improve internationalization.”
This change, on the heels of so many others, is a move to make it possible and easier to rank specific content on regional search results without a country specific TLD. Those who will reap the benefits of this change the most are big brands that already have the content for the audience, but maybe not enough domain authority to immediately rank in a search engine like Yandex in Russia or Baidu in China. Imagine Coca-Cola, hypothetically speaking, wanting to move into China. If they used the .hk for Hong Kong, they would be like every other new business that wants to move into Hong Kong – starting with zero domain authority. Now, when a big brand wants to move into a new region, they can build on their existing domain authority, which will give them a boost above other regional brands (potentially) and any smaller competition. Nice for brands, isn’t it?
Well, we all know that Google prefers brands. That is not even a point of discussion. And some of you may recall all of the hype in news outlets like Bloomberg last year surrounding Asia as the new frontier due to their growing consumer-led economy.
Now we are seeing a partnership between Google and Yandex, Russia’s market leading search engine, on this new Rel=Alternate/HREFLANG attribute.
The point of this new attribute is to provide a way for webmasters to tell Google, either via a header tag or their sitemap, what part of their site to serve users by region according to their specified language. The “x-default” element allows the webmaster in question to also specify a landing page to serve users with no specified language or region.
What does this do for websites and brands? It removes the necessity of housing content on a country-specific TLD to get into regional search results, and allows brands to keep all of their content on a single TLD, consequently hoarding all of their domain authority in a single place.
This will further give major brands a leg-up on search domination They already have multiple websites, with content for multiple regions and languages, but they may have been faced with some difficulty in getting to the top of search results in new markets – China and Russia specifically – where their brands may be relatively unknown. This change allows them to keep the authority to rank, but removes all prior risk of duplicate content issues.
One barrier to quick adoption and success of this new approach is that those in other countries have come to trust the ccTLD for their specific country. I can’t speak to their willingness to click on a dot-com, but it seems dot-com was around before ccTLDs, and, therefore, should still be familiar enough NOT to inhibit a click when the title and description elements are in the correct language.
On top of the mental barriers of the audience, there is also the difficulty of “votes” from external sources in the region where you want to rank. Rule of thumb up to this point is that you host your ccTLD in the country where you want it to show in search results because the hosting IP address will indicate you “belong” – for lack of a better word.
This is not always possible, and is not, I believe, going to be the best course of action in the future. What’s the alternative? Well – international link building, of course. If a brand is producing high quality content in region-specific dialects, and providing value to that audience, then people will link and share naturally. A brand big enough to have taken this approach should have marketing plans to target each region, and have social media and other brand/audience building tools set up, and a consistent execution strategy in place. Assuming all of these things are happening, the brand’s dot-com site will be able to dominate regional search results. Further international PR and website promotion would augment this work, and help boost that success.
The rel=alternate/hreflang attributes effectively canonicalize region/language pages so Google knows the pages have substantially similar content, and that they are meant to serve different audiences.
You place this on the page (or in the site map) showing Google the “alternate” versions of the page for different region-langauge combinations, specified by ISO standards 639-1 and ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2. Region is optional, and will be most widely used for companies with a different marketing message for regional audiences.
So, this new attribute also helps provide a way around Google’s Panda. There are many smaller brands that may be looking at expanding into new markets. For those of you looking to do this, moving to a brand new site would be a mistake. You can now take your existing domain authority with you, but serve the right landing page to the right audience to provide the best marketing and user experience.Published by Lorianna Sprague on April 16th, 2013 in Business, Google Algorithm, Sales & Marketing, Search Marketing & Optimization, Web Design & Development
The Federal Trade Commission’s Anti-Trust Suit against search giant Google ended in January of this year with the conclusion (interpretation provided by Google): “Google’s services are good for users and good for competition.”
Whether publishers agree with the statement or not, Google was required to allow an opt-out option for webmasters who want their content removed from Google’s properties. So, which properties are included?
A short list:
There is some confusion as to HOW Google was including content on their pay-to-play properties, such as Shopping, but Google and others have included reviews as potential scraped content. I had found something on one of Google’s blogs that said “ratings” as well, but I was not able to find that source to include it – so that can’t be verified at this time.
The core of the suit seems to be around better competition. A separate change Google made in response to the antitrust suit is to allow Google advertisers to export their campaign data easily so it can be placed on competing search ad networks. Google has released this change to their advertisers already, and it will remain in effect for 5 years. The anti-trust agreement covered the following, including:
“Google will give websites the ability to “opt out” of display on Google vertical properties[.]
Under the same commitment, Google also has promised to provide all websites the option to keep their content out of Google’s vertical search offerings, while still having them appear in Google’s general, or “organic,” web search results. The FTC investigated allegations that Google misappropriated content, such as user reviews and star ratings, from competing websites in order to improve its own vertical offerings, such as Google Local and Google Shopping. Some FTC Commissioners were concerned that this conduct might chill firms’ incentives to innovate on the Internet.”
The opt-out options presented are all or nothing. Oddly, Google Maps is not a part of the opt-out option, which I found interesting. Also, the opt-out is only valid for a period of 3 years, and does not prevent Google from “innovating” search and pulling data into new products – only innovations of the currently listed properties are restricted in their use of publisher data as protective measures.
Once you have opted out, you can view your opt out history to verify the length of time since the request was made, etc.
Finally, it will take 30 days for the data to be removed. Google doesn’t allow specification of sub-domains or sub-directories, and reserves the right to make website owners verify ownership, of course. No word yet if there are any glitches in the process – but we’ll keep an eye out.Published by Lorianna Sprague on April 16th, 2013 in Business, Sales & Marketing, Search Marketing & Optimization
Recently, we took on a PPC campaign that has years and years of Adwords data to play with. I couldn’t have been more excited to dive in, improve their revenue, lower their costs, and completely WOW them with their new and improved ROI.
Unfortunately for me, that is not how the first two weeks of this campaign played out. Let me start by saying that I will not disclose who this client is, or what they do. I will say that they are an ecommerce store and that they have approximately four years worth of conversion data for me to work with. Their products are highly seasonal, related to holidays, and they had approximately 20 active campaigns, all of which had ad groups containing less than ten broad match keywords with no other match types. Sounds like a PPC dream, right? All I need to do is pop in some phrase and exact match keywords, set up a couple of algorithms, rewrite the ads for best practice, and let it glide its way to a home run.
Imagine my surprise when the next day my CPA had doubled from the previous day. In a panic, I undid the changes that I made, but the damage had been done. The next day, the CPA was still too high. Google was telling me that it didn’t appreciate me messing with the years and years of stuck-in-a-rut auctions it had been running. My colleague likened this campaign to dating a girl with emotional baggage and a bad credit score. You can tell her all day long how she SHOULD improve, but you can only lead that horse to water. You can’t make that train wreck drink it.
This pattern went on for about a week and a half. I would make a change, Google would slap my face and send me into timeout the next day, and I would undo what changes I made. It was getting incredibly frustrating.
I finally had an epiphany. What the hell am I doing? I wasn’t even giving Google enough time to adjust for the changes I was making. Don’t I tell all my clients that patience is the only way to successfully get through the first month of a PPC campaign? Aren’t I CONSTANTLY asking others to be patient? Why am I not following my own advice? Google’s algorithms need time to adjust where and how often your ads are shown based on keyword match type, budgets, bids, and a number of other factors that I was changing daily.
Finally, I felt like I had a solid plan. I made a change, and then I forced myself to not touch it. A day went by – things didn’t look great, but didn’t look horrific either. Another day went by – ever so slightly better. I let it run over the weekend and came back on Monday expecting the absolute worst, and was pleasantly surprised by how well it did once I gave it a chance to catch up. I was so worried about the short term that I didn’t allow for success in the long term.
The campaign is not running at the ROI I would like it to. It’s been about 3 hours since our last success in Adwords, so I think I will give it a little more time. I do have to say that we are 5% closer to our goal than we were when I left the office on Friday. If we continue with incremental successes, I think they will add up to something amazing.
It’s important to remember that not all campaigns start off with a win. This is why it’s important to have experienced eyes on it, even when no changes are being made. If you are of the “set it and forget it” sect, I pity the money you are losing in PPC right now. Constant tweaks should be done on a regular basis to keep your campaign neat, efficient, and making you money. So have a sympathetic heart for your PPC Account Manager. We probably stress over your campaign more than you do, and it’s not even our dollars being spent. Oh, and remember to tip your waitress.
That’s right, folks. Web Talent Marketing has hired yet another employee since our last newsletter. We are proud to be able to provide better and more readily available service to our clients, and each employee adds to that particular pot of #win for both us and our clients alike.
Tommy is the name of the new fella. He’s our newest member in the SEO department, and as our resident Jr. SEO Specialist, he’ll be helping increase rankings and traffic for our clients’ websites, as well as contributing his incredibly gifted brainwaves toward other goals for our clients’ marketing efforts. Among his personal interests are disc golf, playing bass and singing in a punk rock band, and spreading a cheery vibe around the office.
We’re happy to have Tommy on board, and we can’t wait to see what his future with Web Talent will bring.Published by Mike Green on April 10th, 2013 in Web Talent News
We’re feeling political this week at Web Talent. Mayor Rick Gray of Lancaster City stopped by to see what the fuss was about, regarding our constantly growing internet marketing company in his lovely city.
The mayor had a good chat session with Web Talent’s two owners, Mike Canarelli and Oliver Feakins, after which he came around the office and introduced himself to each one of our employees. It is great to see that our mayor is so well grounded (he likes motorcycles!), and we are glad that our hard work and honest approach to business has grabbed the attention of our mayor. He seems to appreciate the fact that Web Talent is growing and providing more jobs for Lancaster citizens, hosting internships, and that we contribute to the local business scene through various small business seminars and speaking engagements around town.
Mayor Gray (Democrat) assumed office back in 2006, after a successful career as a lawyer and the Director of Legal Services for Central Pennsylvania. Gray’s campaign for the office of mayor was mainly focused on reducing the local financial deficit of our city, and then turned his attention to the local crime scene.Published by Mike Green on April 9th, 2013 in Web Talent News
It’s not always easy make the time for solid SEO optimization (let alone understanding what needs done anyway!). You’ve been there: your company is growing super fast, your lone IT guy is overburdened and your copywriter’s just trying to get descriptions for each one of your products. He’ll worry about images later. That being said, here are 3 super-easy to implement strategies that will instantly improve your long term SEO goals – and they won’t take you months to set up either.
Links are the currency of the web – they’re a big part of what tells Google your site has value. But, you don’t have time to track down your biggest fans and ask them for a link. Why not make it easier for your biggest supporters – your customers, suppliers, employees’ Moms – to link to you all by themselves? Create a fan page loaded with html code for adding your logo, your product link, or some cool widgets or badges you’ve created to their website. You could even build a few copy and paste Facebook posts or Tweets. Check out what the folks at mathisfun.com do. What a great way to set the table for links. If you build them – they will come – and they will link!
Use the link page as a way to educate customer service reps., salesmen, buyers, and other important touch points in your organization about the value of links so they can help direct people to this page as well. Place it in your footer and in your email templates. Try using a QR code in your store which goes to this page – maybe as a bag stuffer?
Google’s pretty smart, but at the end of the day, much of what it does is still governed by computers, or as Morpheus says – set in a world based on rules. Google’s robots have neither the time nor the will to decide when two versions of a site’s brand are the same – and that spells bad news for you and your online visibility. First, take a breather – Google doesn’t really care about capitalization and it can handle basic symbols – it only gets confused when words, symbols and spaces change. Set brand standards – and make sure they include online display! Google loves brands – and they will reward you for keeping it consistent across the online world. The following 3 businesses are NOT the same in Google’s eyes.
Make your brand’s rules known to everyone in your company. This includes things like email signatures – leave no false representations of your brand where you can help it. Google, and your customers will thank you!
Sounds simple enough right – you make sure that each link you have control over to your home page, is done in exactly the same way. You’d be surprised at how often this is missed. Now, to be sure, tools exist to help mitigate this problem after the fact – rel=”canonical”, redirects – but right now, you don’t have time for these. I simply ask that, if you follow the link structure of your website – you only land on one version of the homepage. What constitutes a different version of the homepage you may ask? Basically, if the web address is different. Here are a few versions you see a lot of –
Look at it this way, if you’re a postman – you want to deliver all of the mail to one address right? Even though the other 3 houses look the same, as far as Google’s concerned, there are other people living there. You want Google to make sure it delivers the Mail (AKA Link Cred) to the right address.
If possible, use the homepage address most people link to already. Use a tool like Opensitexplorer to see how many links go to each version. Down the road, look to implement rel=“canonical” tags and redirects to prevent additional addresses from displaying at all.
If you guys have any questions or comments about this article, or just want to talk about SEO stuff – feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll respond to any questions directly in the comments below. Thanks for reading!Published by Matt Riggleman on April 8th, 2013 in Link Building, Search Marketing & Optimization
Ready to start increasing your conversion rate, but not sure which tools to use? These top five tools are all you need to get started with conversion rate optimization. Master these five tools and you will gain more efficient testing and better data to make accurate decisions for converting your visitors. Lets take a look…
Start here first! UserTesting.com is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to get unbiased information about your website from real users. So why would you want to incorporate user testing into your conversion rate initiatives? Quite simply, because it prevents you from making “gut” decisions. Save yourself the grief of a “gut” decision gone bad, and get real actionable advice from users within your target demographic. UserTesting.com lets you choose users by age, computer experience, income, country, and even testing review ratings. The best part is what you get. Once you submit a test, you will generally receive the user testing video within about 1 hour. You are then able to watch a video of the user’s screen with audio of the user talking about their experience. You can also prepare written questions for the user to answer as well. For the cost, features, and turnaround speed, UserTesting.com is hard to beat.
At about $10/month, Mouseflow allows you to track visitor engagement on your site through mouse movements, heatmaps, and live mouse tracking. That’s right, if you have hours of spare time, you can watch a video of each of your visitor’s mouse movements. More importantly, the heatmaps give you insight into which items are most-clicked by users and where users are directing their attention. You may find that users are attempting to click areas that do not provide an action, or that users are clicking on items you thought would not be important to the user. One of the most interesting uses of this software is with E-Commerce. This is where viewing recordings of your users is well worth your time! Get inside the mind of your shoppers and uncover how they use your shopping cart.
There are a lot of mouse tracking software choices out there. We chose this one to top our list because of its low cost and ease of use. If you have access to your ftp you can create an account and start testing within 10 minutes.
Wait, how are surveys related to conversion optimization? A properly prepared survey that asks the right questions directly to your target market is worth millions to a company. A survey can uncover conversion abandonment topics from the perceived price of goods being sold, to the user’s general feeling and impression of your brand or company. You might find that your branding is out of touch with your target market, or confirm that your brand is in-line, but needs some tuning. Regardless, your company will always gain valuable insight through surveys and SurveyMonkey has a Free Plan to get you started. They also have Pro Plans that are very affordable.
At Web Talent we use SurveyMonkey for a whole range of uses. We use surveys for both internal and client campaigns. We recently enjoyed using this survey software for conducting an internal questionnaire about our employee’s unique characteristics. We have found that if you provide the survey in a good location on your site, and ask the right questions, the feedback you receive is vital information for moving your conversion optimization efforts forward.
This software is one of the leading CRO tools on the market today, and is both fun and easy to use. Optimizely allows you to deploy A/B tests super fast and without the need of a sophisticated development team. If you know even a basic amount of html, you will have no trouble operating this software. Just upload a single line of code onto your website, then Optimizely’s interface allows you to set up tests and track results.
As an agency, we find this to be very useful for setting up our client’s conversion tests quickly. Many of our clients have in-house developers who appreciate the fact that only one piece of code is required before running tests. Once a successful test is established, the winning version is ready for “actual” deployment. Meaning, the winning test can now be installed onto the website for all users to see. Before Optimizely, programmers were required to code each separate test version, which required a considerable amount of extra time and money.
If you are not ready to use Optimizely, what else can you use? Give Google’s content experiments a try. The setup and testing of experiments is still relatively simple to establish. Lets say you have 2 versions of an email subscription page you want to test. Simply run through the content experiment steps, install the proper code, verify the code, and start your experiments. It really is that simple. Content experiments is not the most feature-rich tool available, but gives you just enough tools to determine which page variation (if any) is successful. A few noteworthy features include the ability to test up to five variations, define the percentage of traffic for testing, choose the objective to test, and get updates by email.
As a designer and proficient front-end coder, I find this tool to be very easy to use. If you have a site in WordPress or another similar content management system, you will also find Google’s content experiments very easy to set up and use. The biggest advantage and convenience is having the data in Analytics, which is where our agency already spends a considerable amount of time with.
Did you like this article? Let us know if you have questions!Published by Brent Delperdang on April 5th, 2013 in Conversion Optimization
At the recent SMX West show last week, Matt Cutts made the announcement that Panda updates will be eventually introduced into the Google search algorithm.
Matt Cutt’s announcement at SMX West
“Rather than having some huge change that happens on a given day. You are more likely in the future to see Panda deployed gradually as we rebuild the index. So you are less likely to see these large scale sorts of changes.”
There was a separate announcement from SMX West that Google will no longer tweet or confirm any future panda updates. The integration of Panda updates into the Google search algorithm may have already occurred last weekend but can’t be confirmed or recognized as of yet.
Changes in Google search results relating to Panda specifically will be less noticeable with the gradual changes of the search algorithm. This will make it more difficult for Internet marketers to track Panda updates explicitly. The changes will come out gradually as opposed to the big Panda updates Google rolled out each month in the prior months.
Future Panda updates will not be as noticeable as they once were, but here are several tips to keep in mind to steer clear of Panda’s reach:
1. Continue To Provide Fresh & Quality Content – I can’t stress this enough to everyone I speak to about improving their SEO… fresh and quality content is king. The biggest and most important improvement anyone can make to prevent Panda from de-valuing your website is to make sure all the content is unique and fresh. Duplicate, scraped, spinned, or auto-generated content should NOT be anywhere on your site and in your SEO campaign efforts. Create fresh content consistently to show Google that you are a relative authority. Doing so will ensure that you will stay clear of Panda’s path.
2. Replace Low Value & Outdated Content – Like all things over time, content can become irrelevant and outdated with the current times. Take the time to evaluate your website to replace low-value content with fresh content to not only prevent your website from being hit by Panda, but to provide your readers with updated and fresh content. Protip: Block URLs with low value content from being indexed and crawled in Robots.txt. Replacing the content takes time and you can prevent your website from being de-valued until you replace the website with fresh and original content. Just remember to allow them to be re-indexed and crawled again when you update the content!
3. Be The Resource – Break the habit of just creating content with the intention of writing for the Google bots in mind, but for the visitors you want to drive to your website. Doing so will create a need for people to come back to a credible, trustworthy, relevant, and unique source that can’t be found anywhere else. Be the resource that drives your visitors to come back again and again. This will not only build credibility and trust among your visitors, but will also build trust and authority from others whom will link back to your website.
4. Keep Up With The Times – Google may or may not be announcing news of Panda updates in the future, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be information about it. Take the time to read the latest news and findings about Panda and other changes in the Google search algorithm to make sure your SEO campaign is in align with the latest Google changes. Google tends to make subtle “not in your face” news about updates to their algorithm, but stay on top of SEO news and read in between the lines to keep up with what is going on.Published by Ray Carboni on March 22nd, 2013 in Google Algorithm, Link Building, Search Marketing & Optimization