Media Relations: Increase Your Search Engine Optimization
APRIL 16, 2015
I promised to do a second piece on last week’s webinar, “ How to Use Media Relations to Drive Search Engine Optimization ” and this is it! Search Engine Optimization. Use the Google keyword planner. Take your words or phrases and input them in the Google keyword planner. Do a Google search. This tells Google you are an authority on the subject.
Use Media Relations for Search Engine Optimization
APRIL 2, 2015
In the past few months, I’ve written quite a bit about content hubs , offsite content marketing , and how to use media relations to get on the first page of Google results and there are always tons of questions. If you attend the webinar (or watch the recording later), you will learn: The three-pronged approach to using media relations for search engine optimization. CT, 10 a.m.
For Kids - A Visual Search Engine From Google - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Google has introduced a Search Engine for Kids. It is more of a visual search engine for kids. It is powered by Editors and Google safe search Parents you got to know this. This means you do not have to worry about adult sites and so on. It is called Kiddle.co.
Google+ for Your Business
JANUARY 27, 2014
I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+. Google+ has an estimated 300 million active users - far from the ghost town people believe it to be. Statistics also show that Google+ is the second most actively used social platform boasting users in over 31 markets. Remember that Google+ IS Google! Google+ activity directly affects SEO. Use it.
Disallow Search Engines in Robots.txt File? No Worries on Google
JANUARY 3, 2014
Well, actually I’m not surprised when it comes to Google, but this is the first time I have seen a website disallow the search engines from indexing their website. But the website still ranks number one in Google for their primary keyword phrase. Google doesn’t seem to care, they will rank your website number one in the search results whether you like it or not.
Is Bing The Best Search Engine?
Small Business Mavericks
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Bing keeps trying to convince, by one way or another, that its search results are better than Google’s. This is probably the best idea that Bing could come up — a blind search engine test. What if there was a website where you could type in your search query and get side-by-side search results from both Google and Bing and see which one was the best? However, I do expect Google to retaliate. If Bing’s results are better overall, then I’d imagine Google will do some tweaking to change that. Google still gets more traffic.
Do Google +1s and Shares Help Search Engine Rankings?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
My friend Eric Enge from Stone Temple Consulting took the time recently to put together a great study that focused on the Google+ social network. The whole idea of this study was to figure out whether or not Google +1s actually help search engine rankings. So, in other words, Google+ social shares and +1s on a URL alone are not trusted. Let me explain. You bet they do!
Why people don’t get Google+
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Google+ is a great social network. Google+ is worth the effort. I like to say Google+ combines the best of Twitter and Facebook on one network. With Google+ you can toss off a quick comment on a link you’ve shared and find thoughtful commentary building on it for days, in a threaded format just like Facebook and popular forums. But nobody uses Google+.
SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page
MARCH 23, 2012
And, right now, Google+ is one of the dominating social networking sites. With this development, search engine optimisation has evolved yet again, as it always does with any advancement on the Web. With that said, take the following aspects into mind while creating your Google+ page. Similar Posts: How To Create a Presence on Google+.
Google Plus SEO: The Business Benefits
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
Google Plus offers business opportunities available nowhere else. The social network run by Google — the gateway to your business — is a game-changer. It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, has said , “It’s really the unification of all of Google’s services, with a common social layer.”
Infographic on Amazing Google Facts
JANUARY 14, 2014
If you saw The Internship starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, you would have learned a couple of amazing facts about Google. There are tons of more amazing facts about Google. Here is another one, known as the Rule #1: And wait until you hear the ones about the actual Google search engine. And they know heck of a lot about Google! Enjoy the infographic!
Google’s Search Algorithm is Like a Soccer Team
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Google’s search algorithm was created to help users effectively and efficiently find the content they are looking for. The post Google’s Search Algorithm is Like a Soccer Team appeared first on Spin Sucks. This algorithm can be explained by comparing it to a soccer team. World Cup
How Google+ Could Affect SEO
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Google HQ is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of searches. The introduction of Google+ is an interesting attempt in bringing user-generated content through social media closer to the Google search engine. Here is a discussion of how Google+ could affect SEO. Through circles, Google+ could measure the reputation of users. Circles.
Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 9, 2014
Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services. By giving every plus profile a page rank, Google makes it easier for everyone to show up online in the search engine.
The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MAY 15, 2012
Google+ has just won the People’s Choice award for social media at The Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This may come as a surprise, since Google+ isn’t as popular as was first expected. Prior to the latest Google updates, links were closely related to high rankings and more pronounced visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs).
Google Places, Google+ Local, And You
Small Business Mavericks
JUNE 13, 2012
Google, in particular, is well known for changing things. Well, one of the things that has changed about Google in the last year is a strong emphasis on a social media service called Google+. Or Google Plus. In the first month of its existence Google+ became the fastest growing social media website ever. How Google Places Became Google Local. Recently, Google migrated its Google Places service into Google+ and started calling it Google Local instead. Well, the Google Local part does. Why You Should Use Google+.
Five Easy Ways to Use Google+
JULY 25, 2012
Last summer, when Google+ launched in beta to the uber-geeky technology crowd, the industry was all a flutter. Was Google to be more kind with our private information? And, because it’s a Google product, the search engine giant ranks content higher if it’s promoted through the platform than that on any other social network. Are you using Google+? Not really.
Dallas SEO: Google Gets It All Wrong on Google Maps
MARCH 22, 2016
I don’t recall anytime recently when Google showed such a horrible, misguided, completely wrong search result lately. I am stunned that Google would even possibly show a result such as this. Or, perhaps this is a sign of yet another change to Google’s search engine algorithm? Take a look at today’s search results for the search query: Dallas SEO.
New Search Engine Launched: Only Searches New gTLD Domain Names
MARCH 30, 2016
There’s a new search engine out there that apparently has ditched the legacy.COM,NET and.ORG TLDs (Top Level Domains) and only show New gTLDs in its search results. Using Google’s Custom Search Engine, Newgle has done what no other search engine has ever done before: only show search results from websites on New gTLD domain names. Search Engines
The Importance of Search Engine Optimization
JULY 19, 2012
With this in mind, I think it’s important to look at some statistics to better understand why search engine optimization is so important. Here are some numbers to contemplate in this regard: 90% of the adult population in the United States uses a search engine to find information online. About 80% of all searches come from the organic search engines and not the paid search listings. So at a quick glance at the above numbers, this means that over 210 million people are actively using search engines to find the information they need. I’m a very analytical person.
Google’s CookieChoices.Org Search Engine Now 404
JUNE 10, 2014
CookieChoices.org , the search engine (a version of Google) that Google registered and then put live for a few days is now gone. Back in mid May, right after the European ruling came down related to the “right to remove” your details from Google, a mysterious domain name called CookieChoices.org was registered. The whois record showed that it was, in fact, owned by Google and pointed to their name servers. RT @bhartzer : Google's [link] search engine is now LIVE [link]. Domain Names Google Search Engines
Free Search Engine Submission Get Your URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
JANUARY 20, 2016
With business going all out on Social Media it is time that you have a good understanding of Search Engines. Search Engine Optimization is one of the clear ways in which you do things On Page and Off Page so that you feature a little higher in searches. Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Do you have a URL that you want to submit to Search Engines so that you are much easily seen on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Much More? Better to start now rather later. Over 3.5
The Power of Social Over Search Engines
JULY 5, 2011
How long do you think you could go without using an Internet search engine? I asked my friends and networks the question, and two thirds of the people I asked said that, on average, they use a search engine more than 10 times per day. Think about the power and influence this gives search engines over the way we see the world. I quit Google cold turkey. What do you think?
Creating Google Plus Business Pages
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Well, Google just changed the conversation in a big way and just in time. The announcement of Google pages for business came just in time to turn the whole argument on it’s head. As I scanned my Google Plus stream it quickly became clear that it was way more than that. How could we resist?
Search Engine Submission Now Officially a Scam
OCTOBER 30, 2012
I can finally officially declare that all search engine submission services are now scams. If you receive an email from [b]anyone[/b] claiming to offer search engine submission services or a similar submission service–it is spam and also a scam. Yes, search engine submission is officially dead–and officially a scam. Search Engine Optimization
TopSEOs.com Banned In Google
OCTOBER 8, 2014
TopSEOs.com, a site that listed the “top SEO firms” in a list (for a fee) has been banned in Google. At the Pubcon Conference today in Las Vegas, here’s the TopSEOs.com booth: A search in Google reveals that TopSEOs.com has been banned in Google: TopSEOs has been around or a long time, the domain name originally registered in 2002. They were banned in Google.
Looking Back on the Year of the Panda: Google Algorithm Changes
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 27, 2011
This last year Google brought a large number of algorithm changes to the table. According to Search Engine Land , some domains saw a 94% loss in visibility, and others were left picking up the pieces after they lost 80% of their keyword positions. queries according to Search Engine Land. April 11 : Panda update 2.0 – This incorporated Google searcher blocking data.
Why Google is Really Pushing HTTPs
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
In a recent Search Engine Land article , Patrick Stox explains what HTTP/2 is, and what it means for SEOs. After all, Google has publicly stated that their search engine crawler, called Googlebot, is going to be supporting HTTP/2 soon. As you might recall, I moved this website to HTTPs a few days after Google announced that HTTPs is a search engine ranking factor.
24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!
5 Things You Can Do to Escape Google Penalties
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 11, 2016
The SEO world, too, is preparing to combat unexpected threats, especially from various Google penalties. Whether you like it or not, websites in variety of niches depend on Google for a high percentage of their traffic. According to Matt Cutts , around 400,000 of these kinds of actions are being initiated manually every month by Google. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.
Using Google AdWords to Test Your Messaging
OCTOBER 10, 2011
The blog post discusses how to use Google AdWords to test your messaging before you go to your customers and prospects with it. While a huge advocate of the many free Google tools available, I’m not a Google AdWords fan, unless it’s tied specifically to search engine marketing and landing pages that create a call-to-action to generate qualified leads.
Does Social Media Improve Google Organic Search Ranking?
MAY 12, 2012
If you manage a website, you know the importance of search engine rankings. Since more than 90% of all online traffic is driven by search results, search engine optimization can be vital to businesses. If your site appears on the first page of Google results, it can make a huge difference in brand recognition, sales, and [.]. Google Infographics Search Social Media Google Search Statistics
5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+
MAY 30, 2012
There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+. I’ve noted before that the Google+ Business pages may not be for all brands, some have built their Google+ pages and done quite well, but maybe not well enough to ax that Facebook page just yet. Here’s what they said: Google+. Google+.
How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
We just got word that Google’s AMP ( Accelerated Mobile Pages ) project is live. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible. Like this: https://www.billhartzer.com/pages/how-to-make-your-wordpress-site-google-amp-compatible/amp/. Next, log into WordPress.
Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
I have read a few “How to use Google Plus for Business” posts and presentations. They all focus on search results and the power of Google. While I do not have a Facebook Page, my Google Plus result comes up third in search: I did a test for Chobani and Pepsi. But it is safe to say Google Plus will rank for you if you have enough content. This is true.
Cool Facts About Search Engines
OCTOBER 30, 2012
We all use search engines every day. If you are online at all, then you recognize names like Google, Yahoo, Bing and more. All these search engines offer a valuable resource to dig through the endless supply of information strewn across the web and bring us what we are searching for. But how did search engines start? Here are some cool facts that you may never have known about search engines: The Users. These users have definite ways of accessing information: 93% of consumers worldwide use search engines to find and access websites. It is still running.
Google Hummingbird Algorithm
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
First it was Google Panda , and then we had Google Penguin. But now, we’re dealing with a whole entirely new animal: the Google Hummingbird algorithm update. So, in a nutshell, what exactly is the Google Hummingbird algorithm? According to Google’s new blog post about the update , they specifically do NOT mention Google Hummingbird.
18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.
Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014
JULY 12, 2014
I just got ahold of the latest copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines, with a date of March 2014. But, if you’re in the online marketing business, are an SEO, or own a website, then you really should take a look at the latest guidelines, if just to make sure that your website or your client’s website(s) are compliant with Google’s latest Quality Rater guidelines.
How to Increase Your Content Visibility in Google Knowledge Graph
Convince & Convert
APRIL 15, 2016
The way our mind acquires, operates, and responds reminds me of the Google Knowledge Graph. Google Knowledge Graph is the largest warehouse of knowledge in digital history—and it’s doing it with your help. What Is Google Knowledge Graph? In a nutshell, Google knowledge graph is a systematic way of organizing facts, people, and places to improve the relevancy of search outcomes.