Category: Google: Search

Pause underperforming ads with this updated AdWords script

It’s no secret that split (A/B) testing is an essential part of a successful AdWords campaign. I’m a big advocate of scientific testing, and it is a core part of how my company, Brainlabs, approaches paid search campaigns. Some time...

/ May 18, 2018

Better Business Bureau reviews are complex. Here’s what you need to know

As someone who works in Local SEO, I have always been a huge advocate for the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Unlike many review sites, including Google,  they take the validity of reviews seriously. I do extensive manual monitoring of the...

/ May 18, 2018

Ask the SMXperts: The latest in advanced technical SEO

The Ask the SMXpert series continues the question and answer (Q&A) segment held during sessions at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2018. Today’s Q&A is from the Latest in Advanced Technical SEO session with Dawn Anderson, Bastian Grimm and Brian...

/ May 11, 2018

Let’s face it — clickbait works. Here’s how to use it to your advantage

No two ways about it — clickbait works! With the right page title, you can get people to click on your link in the search engine results pages (SERPs). That means you’ll get more clicks on call-to-action (CTA) elements on...

/ May 2, 2018

Hooray! Google My Business descriptions are back

Google My Business (GMB) recently brought back the business description field, which has caused those of us working in the local search industry to say “hooray” and raise eyebrows. Here are a few things you should know about the description...

/ May 1, 2018

Is responsive web design enough? (Hint: No)

As mobile-first indexing nears, the need to optimize for mobile has never felt so pressing. Even in its current iteration, mobile search is incredibly important for advertisers and businesses of all sizes. Consider these statistics: A majority of Google searches...

/ May 1, 2018

Why do we overcomplicate link building?

People regularly ask me what tactics and strategies I can share with them about link building. When I answer, “Well I just search the web for good sites and reach out to them,” I tend to get a lot of...

/ April 25, 2018

Voice agents and interfaces will require many new marketing strategies

The base of Amazon Echo, a smart speaker home of voice agent Alexa Every new marketing delivery system — such as TV, websites, social media, or mobile — starts off with a single approach. In the early days of web...

/ April 19, 2018

Want to target position 0? Here’s what you need to make that happen

We’ve been using Siri as an integrated personal assistant since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011, so voice search isn’t exactly new. But the interest in how it provides answers has become a new hot topic. We know the...

/ April 17, 2018

Google patent on related entities and what it means for SEO

I read a lot of patents, many of which may or may not apply to search engine optimization (SEO) or be used by Google at all. But that’s not the case with the recently granted Google patent “Related entities.” I believe this...

/ April 10, 2018