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Google Search Console Insights combines Google Search Console and Google Analytics to introduce a new SEO platform for content marketers

If you regularly use Google Analytics and/or Google Search Console tools to evaluate and optimize your marketing (and if you don't - here's some starters for you!), you may have heard about this integrated new insights platform update from Google.

What is Google Search Console Insights?

Still in Beta mode, Google Search Console Insights is a new platform which allows content marketers an integrated overview of how their content is searched for/discovered (GSC) alongside insights about the audience and their behaviour (GA). [si_guide_block id="6160" title="Download Premium Member resource – Google Analytics setup audit" description="This popular template is indispensable if you're serious about the accuracy of your Analytics and applying data-driven marketing to improve results for your business."/] In…

5 techniques to use SEO data to make better content marketing decisions

Did you know that 91% of marketers use content marketing as an approach in their organizations?  It’s clearly gaining momentum. But not all is sunshine and roses. The same survey also showed that 48% of marketers believe that their content marketing strategies are either average, fair, or poor. Image via SEMrush That brings us to the question: What can marketers do to drive content marketing ROI? The answer lies in leveraging SEO data. To create an effective content marketing strategy, marketers need to take a closer look at their SEO insights.  In this article, let’s take a look at how you can amplify your content marketing efforts through SEO insights.

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Learn how to estimate your share of search for different keywords using Google Search Console, and how to perform a gap analysis to find your SEO gaps

Making better use of organic search has become particularly important in the 2020 pandemic where many businesses don't have the budget available to put into Google Ads or social ads. The gap analysis technique we will explain in this article is powerful in identifying new opportunities to increase organic traffic. Since search engines first became popular, search engine marketing has offered a fantastic way for businesses to grow awareness and sales as people search for their products and services. What better point in time to reach your target audience if they have a defined need? This recent marketing channel benchmark from search analysis service Brightedge shows that across different B2B sectors, both organic and paid search are major traffic drivers. …

How to rank higher on Google and what to do if your traffic suddenly drops

Everyone knows the importance of providing consistent and high-quality content on your website but determining what quality content actually looks like can be a bit tricky.

Why?

Because quality is subjective, of course, and while one person may enjoy one particular style of content, another may find it too long, not relevant enough or simply uninspiring.

Then, of course, you have Google. The Holy Grail of search engines. Everyone wants their content to rank highly on the site that receives over 63,000 searches every second.

That’s around two trillion searches per year by the way.

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One of the best ways to keep people on your website longer and build up trust and conversions is through great content

Getting people to trust and ultimately buy from your business is a long process. It starts by getting people to visit your website, but traffic is not enough. You also need to give people a reason to stick around for longer so they can ultimately convert. One of the best ways to keep people on your website longer and build up trust and conversions is through great content. [si_guide_block id="85104" title="Download our Free Resource – Top 10 common content marketing mistakes" description="This guide gives recommendations for marketers responsible for managing and improving content marketing who want to develop a more strategic approach."/] In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to leverage content to keep people on your website longer.

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Content marketing that makes use of SEO should be a core marketing strategy for any e-commerce company

Are you looking for a way to systematize your e-commerce content marketing? Would you like to be able to more easily delegate the keyword research and content creation tasks to one of your subordinates? Would you like to turn all of this into a standard operating procedure that can be used over and over again? In this post, I'm going to walk you through an overview of a very specific process that can be used by e-commerce companies for their SEO and content marketing. At the end of the post, I'll point you to a number of pre-made standard operating procedures that you can easily download for customization and use within your e-commerce business so that you can more easily convert your target audience into customers.

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Content marketing that makes use of SEO should…

Did you notice a disconnect between your click-through rate and conversion rate? It’s time to check the issues and optimize your website

Generating customers through digital marketing is now one of the most popular tactics for promoting your brand. Popular, but not easy. As a site owner, you want your website to drive traffic and engage prospects. But it takes time and experience to hit organic search results and you have lots of other issues to solve at the moment. So, you launch a PPC campaign for your e-commerce website, hoping for fast results… but nothing has happened. [si_guide_block id="5739" title="Download our Individual Membership Resource – Google Ads strategy guide" description="Use this guide to review your approach to Paid Search and improve the ROI you can achieve from Google Ads Campaigns - All in 7 practical steps."/] Perhaps, not exactly nothing. Your traffic levels and click-through rate (CTR) were probably both quite promising in the…

One of the fundamentals of your SEO strategy should be keyword research, for which you need a keyword tool. Here are seven of the best, plus three to help with YouTube SEO

SEO is a complex job. There are lots of things to do to get it right, including tags to optimize, backlinks to build, and so on. Yet you can make an argument that the most challenging part of the process is keyword research. Keyword research is the foundation of all successful content creation. Think of keywords as the poles upon which you pitch the tent of your content. Once you find the right keywords, you’ll be able to create content that ranks. [si_guide_block id="5762" title="Download our Individual Member Resource – SEO gap analysis Excel spreadsheet" description="An SEO gap analysis helps you review your "market share of consumer searches" by comparing the number of searches performed for the keywords you are targeting…

From allowing you to gain a better understanding of your competitors to ensuring that your personal information is kept well away from any prying eyes, there is a whole host of reasons why a VPN can improve your approach to search engine marketing.

As a search engine marketer, it’s safe to say that the internet underpins everything that you do. Whether it’s launching a new social media marketing campaign or performing an overhaul of your SEO strategy, there are many important factors that can determine how well your website ranks on search engines. [si_guide_block id="5750" title="Download our Individual Member Resource – Successful SEO guide" description="If you get it right, SEO can be a fantastic, relatively low-cost way to drive quality visitors who want to do business with you to your site."/] An increasingly competitive market is a clear marker of just how important it is to perfect your search engine marketing approach. To…

Local SEO is the process of optimizing your online presence to bring in the most relevant, local customers

Local SEO is absolutely core to the success of many businesses. While lots now operate online, most businesses need their local customers in order to truly succeed. Local SEO is the process of optimizing your online presence to bring in the most relevant, local customers. It relies on measurable, tangible metrics that result in leads and sales, not vanity metrics and other insights that won’t bring in sales or real value. While it is not just about Google, it’s important to remember the search engine giant’s stance on local SEO: "nearly two-thirds of smartphone users are likely to purchase from companies that customize online information to a user’s location," which is something we simply cannot ignore. Local SEO works through emphasizing core topics…