A robots.txt file is an important and easy way to improve your websites fortunes. This tiny, simple file is attached to every website on the Internet, but most people don’t even know about it and if they do, they are unaware of its potential. Designed to work with search engines, it is an excellent way of unlocking some of those SEO signals that your website needs to perform at its very best.
I am going to show you how to properly use emojis to maximize your click-through rates and drive your customers to your website. But first, you need to understand why you would even need to use emojis in marketing copy in the first place. Here is how to properly use emojis to maximize your click-through rates and drive customers to your website.
What do you need to do if you don‘t have enough knowledge about UX? What if you don‘t have the skillset? The problem is that normally UX analysis is not part of the SEO skillset. But UX is not more than just focusing on the visitor. If you want to get your hands dirty with UX and analytics, the 4 principles explained below will be a good starting point for you.
Competition in the today’s e-commerce marketplace is a tough race. To stay ahead of the competitors, online stores need to up their SEO and PPC game and find new ways to increase conversions. Read about workable tips tried by Google, BigCommerce and CommerceHub to improve your online business performance and refine your e-commerce marketing strategy.
Successful PPC campaigns have two aspects: thorough keyword research and well-planned remarketing ads. Lunching the perfect remarketing strategy can be tough. During our latest #SEMrushchat, we invited Michelle Morgan to share her insights on improving PPC campaigns through remarketing ads. We discussed how to remarket ads by focusing on the target audience, and so much more.
Glenn Gabe of GSQi explains how to use SEMrush‘s new organic research reporting with live graphs. Live graphs provide immediate visual feedback while enabling SEOs to analyze sites at a granular level. In this post, he will walk you through what you can do with the new organic research section, including specific examples of drilling into the new reporting.
Influencer marketing is a highly effective strategy for increasing brand awareness – when done right. But what works and what doesn’t? How do you ensure that you are working with the right social influencers and what types of campaigns should you work on? I am going to share my best influencer marketing tips, strategies, and examples to help you generate more awareness for your business.
Struggling with YouTube video marketing? Learn how to get started with a new channel, learn simple steps & techniques on how to do keyword research, create & upload videos, grow your channel with organic video views, and find out which video equipment we use. Here is how to achieve the 1,000 YouTube subscribers & over 4,000 hours of video watch time.
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While some of us have busy watching the World Cup, Google has been busy releasing tweaks, updates, and new features. There has been a big emphasis on video and video advertising and increased control for users over the advertising and content they receive.Tune in for the Search Marketing Scoop podcast today, and keep reading the digest to discover all the news that matters.
Understanding how Google identifies quality content is crucial to staying competitive. Tying together synonyms & similar phrases were the beginning of a smarter Google algorithm, but now Google can tie together related concepts to understand which content provides the greatest breadth & calculate how often those concepts appear on a page to identify which piece provides the most significant depth.
Building charts and graphs is part of most people's jobs -- it's one of the best ways to visualize data in a clear, easily digestible manner. (Check out this guide for making better charts to learn more.)
However, it's no surprise that some people get a little bit intimidated by the prospect of poking around in Microsoft Excel. I actually adore Excel, but I work in Marketing Operations, so it's pretty much a requirement.
That's why I thought I'd share a helpful video tutorial as well as some step-by-step instructions for anyone out there who cringes at the thought of organizing a spreadsheet full of data into a chart that actually, you know, means something.
What Is Digital Marketing?
Digital marketing encompasses all marketing efforts that use an electronic device or the internet. Businesses leverage digital channels such as search engines, social media, email, and their websites to connect with current and prospective customers.
With how accessible the internet is today, would you believe me if I told you the number of people who go online every day is still increasing?
It is. In fact, "constant" internet usage among adults increased by 5% in just the last three years, according to Pew Research. And although we say it a lot, the way people shop and buy really has changed along with it -- meaning offline marketing isn't as effective as it used to be.
Bosses don’t know everything. Even the most empathetic leaders need feedback to understand the specific challenges their employees face. Unfortunately, plenty of workers — especially those new to the workforce — don’t feel safe being vocal. When they have ideas to contribute, they hesitate to share them; after all, they don’t want to risk potential repercussions.
There’s plenty of science to suggest flexible work schedules are critical for happier, more productive employees, and a more successful company overall.
Did you know that without a lead-capture form, your digital content can't generate leads?
The lead-capture form is the main focus of a lead-capture page -- better known as a landing page. The ultimate goal of this page is to get your visitors to fill it out with contact information in exchange for a piece of content, such as an ebook.
The first marketing email was sent in 1978, resulted in $13 million in sales, and kicked off what has become one of the most highly used marketing channels even to this day. Given its early beginnings, email isn’t as shiny as some newer channels like messaging and social, but it is an effective way to build an owned audience that gets results.
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Welcome one, welcome all to another Wednesday: the day that marks the halfway point -- almost -- to the weekend .
If you’re anything like me, you love to-do lists. Heck, sometimes you love to-do lists so much, you even put completed tasks on your list just for the satisfaction of crossing them off (No? Just me?).
A marketing qualified lead (MQL) is a lead who has been deemed more likely to become a customer compared to other leads. This qualification is based on what web pages a person has visited, what they've downloaded, and similar engagement with the business's content.
Creating a resume from scratch can be a pain, particularly when you have limited design experience and your resume doesn’t extend beyond Times New Roman 1-inch margins in terms of flair.
This is a guest post written by Jamie Turner, founder of the 60 Second Marketer. He is an in-demand marketing speaker and author of the book entitled Go Mobile with Jeanne Hopkins, former VP of marketing at HubSpot.
It’s not impossible for humans and even a lot of software to do exactly what chatbots do.
How in the world did we get here?
You send in a stellar resume. You blow the recruiter away in the phone screen. And you wow everyone you speak with during your in-person interview. And yet, you still don’t get the job. Worst of all, you don’t know why you didn’t get it -- you either didn’t hear back at all, or received feedback so vague that it’s virtually useless (e.g. “We decided to go with another candidate who was a better fit.”) Is there anything worse?
Virtual reality (VR) is one of those technologies, it seems, that will be eternally "emerging."
This article was written just for you.
From the moment you log in to Facebook, to the shows recommended to you on Netflix, to the questions you have for Google, the content you most enjoy online was customized and served up to you for a reason. We've seen this behavior on Amazon for a long time, where we get products we personally love shown directly to us.
Your visitors expect the same personalized experience on your own website -- and in your calls-to-action (CTAs) as well.
It's easy to think of commuting as a total waste of time. When you're standing on the train platform or waiting at a traffic light, every minute that ticks by can seem like a minute lost from an already jam-packed day at work.
But there's good news for those of you who wish you could spend that time more productively.
Did you know it costs five times more to attract a new customer, than to keep an existing one?
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