Snapchat vs Instagram Stories: who wins? Ever since Instagram has introduced Stories, Snapchat has been feeling shaky in the social media world domination. In this article, I‘m breaking down 7 reasons why you should ditch Snapchat and focus on Instagram to engage your audience through Stories.
Are you using Quora as part of your content marketing strategy? If not, see why you should start immediately and how to use it effectively. Quora is a great platform for marketers, for a multitude of reasons, including for getting more traffic to your content, for improving your content marketing strategy, for boosting your authority, and more.
When everybody uses content (marketing) to build links, it is easier to reverse engineer how they did it. SEMrush has some neat features we can use to reverse engineer how competitors got backlinks. I am going to show you how to do this and get the insights you need to beat your competitors
Personal branding can make or break you in a world filled with self-proclaimed “gurus“ and “influencers.“ It can help you to stand out in your niche, but how exactly do you build your personal brand? Where do you start, and how do you keep the momentum going without falling into any of the common traps that can hold us back?
Do you know the difference between white hat vs black hat SEO, and the gray that falls in between? As someone new to the search engine optimization industry, it is important to know the difference and where your techniques are falling on the SEO spectrum so you can focus on the long-term strategies in getting your website ranked.
SEMrush is proud to be the winner of the EU, US and UK Search Awards for “Best SEO Software Suite”. We are honored to be recognized by the most experienced industry experts across the globe.
In a study conducted with SEMrush, we analyzed 1.6 million featured snippets. Furthermore, we analyzed 80 million keywords. The goal was to break down featured snippet percentages by keyword group. Study shows: 1. What type of featured snippet to optimize for 2. The exact lengths your featured snippets should be 3. Insights into featured snippet hubs. Read to learn what else we discovered.
Google News Digest: Handling Black Friday Buzz with AdWords Updates, New Look for Flights and Securing Content Credibility
The madness of Black Friday has passed and now everyone is preparing for the Christmas and New Year holidays. And Google is no stranger to that. We can see how the search giant is preparing for the festive season with #SmallThanks to small businesses, richer product knowledge panels for mobile and a more comprehensive and advanced functionality in AdWords.
During last week‘s #SEMrushchat, we invited Scott Levy to join us. During this recap, we are going to go over everything you don’t know about mobile SEO but should. With industry experts like Bill Slawski and Dawn Anderson sharing their insights, this is one that you won’t want to miss.
Cart abandonment is one of the most serious problems faced by e-commerce businesses. Featuring a product page with killer sales copy, compelling images, and a powerful CTA will improve your chances of getting a visitor to convert - but it won’t guarantee it. Find out what you can do to bring your customers back!
SEO is a constantly changing industry. However, one thing is still the same, backlinks remain the most powerful Google ranking factor. If you want to get a substantial boost to your website‘s SEO and move up in Google’s rankings, link building is one of the best ways to do it.
Finding mentions can be very time consuming and require hours of research. We at SEMrush are no fan of manual labor, so we have introduced a tool that will save hours and hours of your time. With the new Brand Monitoring tool, you will automatically be notified of new mentions of your and your competitor’s brands and be able to analyze the results in one place.
Working on SaaS product? Then you are probably craving for signups. Traffic to your website is good, but conversations are even better. Today we are sharing our super secret tip that converts our organic visits at 10%. Forget about creating ebooks, guides, webinars and other lead magnets. Follow our actionable advice and enjoy the steady stream of emails.
Think about everything you’ve bought in the last six months, specifically the big purchases. When was the last time you didn’t start a shopping trip with a Google search? If your answer is anything close to “I can’t remember,” you’re in good company. Every year, over 2.8 trillion search queries are made on Google alone.
Brands use social media for a lot of things: to distribute content, to share news, to provide customer service.
And sometimes, brands use social media for jokes, burns, and unmitigated sass.
The robots are coming here.
We know -- we've been over this. Messenger and live chat are quickly becoming customers' preferred methods of communication. And for both, bots are often the first line of defense: the triaging system that connects the user to the right human being who can solve the problem ... if it even needs to get to that point.
The holidays are coming, and I'm feeling cheerful.
Click. Click. Click.
Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.
That's the sound of an unproductive day passing by.
If you think November is too early to be dreaming of sugarplum fairies and hanging the stockings with care, then consider this your official warning: this post is heavy on the holiday cheer.
Everyone makes mistakes. Even (especially?) marketers. Usually, we learn from them and move on with our lives, maybe escaping with just a touch of public shaming. But what happens to those companies that make mistakes on a much greater scale and cost their company millions in clout or (gulp) dollars?
The past three months, it seems, have been a nonstop parade of major tech events and the new product announcements that come with them.
Have you ever accidentally wasted an entire day in Photoshop?
I have. It's not like you start out aimlessly. You have a simple goal in mind, like cropping a photo, improving the resolution, or changing the size of the canvas. But then, you look at how many options there are -- and trying to figure out which buttons to press to execute a single task suddenly turns into an attempt to solve The Riddle of the Sphinx.
I don't know about you, but I have an odd fascination with LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" feature.
There's a natural curiosity about who's checking it out, and why. A fan of my writing? My manager? An ex-boyfriend who’s feeling remorseful as a result of seeing all the great things I’m doing with my life?
Regardless of my own profile viewers, the fact remains that LinkedIn has always served as an interesting platform to digitally network, share information, recruit, and advertise.
It's a situation familiar to many of us: That moment when something just feels off.
You have a less-than-great feeling about your work environment, and then, someone utters a phrase that gives you a sinking feeling.
It's a feeling that makes that "off" sensation feel even worse -- a feeling that makes you think, "Hmm. Maybe it's not me."
That's the feeling that indicates you might be in a toxic work environment.
"We'll miss you, Cliff." said Andy, my manager. His face looked long when he was sad. We were both working for a company that just experienced a major product failure, and, unfortunately, it prompted a massive round of layoffs. Since I was just an intern, Andy left the decision to leave or stay up to me.
Starting out as a blogger, I already had the ambition to grow into a master blogger who’d know everything about blogging and teach people how to do it right. Out of the list of titles that I had created for the things I wanted to write about, I thought it was high time I wrote about what makes a great blog post title.
Holiday season being one of the busiest time for marketers, here are insights from industry experts on how to move forward with Holiday Email Marketing Strategies and what value addition can you do to boost your ROI. A must read if you are looking for a head start.
One single ad isn‘t enough. People visit websites multiple times before they buy, which is why remarketing is such a vital channel. I have covered 5 advanced display remarketing strategies that go beyond a simple 30-day remarketing campaign and you can implement them today.
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