Personal assistant search optimization

Oct 12, 17 Personal assistant search optimization

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Personal assistant search optimization is the phrase coined to the new art of optimizing and marketing for the new crop of voice activated digital personal assistants. Most analysts firmly believe that this is the future of SEO. This is not too surprising, if you think about where assistants like Goole Home and Siri get their information. SEO will eventually morph into optimization for voice based personal assistants. Here is what you need to know about PASO: Portability Although these personal assistants still need a lot of work, their primary draw is portability. The assistants exist on smartphones, tablets, and other computing device you carry around. Once the platform matures, typing in queries will seem like an antiquated notion. Personal Another reason that personal assistants are the future of SEO is the tailoring of results to the user. The portability provides context to the queries. Add some AI and machine learning and you have contextual responses tailored to the individual. For example a query for “where to have lunch” would return a list of restaurants in the area, ordered by price and rating with your favourite cuisine first. Results The results returned from a personal assistant are limited. Unlike the million or so results you get from Google, a typical assistant returns one to four at maximum.  This has resulted in much higher click through rates than normal search. As a result, being one of the top four results is more important than...

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Setting up AMP for WordPress

Jun 12, 17 Setting up AMP for WordPress

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AMP is Google’s new standard for lightweight content distribution. Google, indexes sites with AMP content and serves the pages (and ads) from its servers. In some cases, Google even preloads the pages with AMP from its search results. AMP pages look basic, have no styling and use standard fonts, but make content access much faster. Here is a guide on getting AMP up and running on your WordPress installation: Plugin Getting AMP compatible pages on your WordPress installation is as simple as installing and activating the plugin from Automattic. Once you do, all posts will be AMP compatible. You can test the pages by adding /amp/ to the end of the URL of any post. Getting pages to work with AMP requires a separate plugin to install. Analytics The next step is to add your AMP pages to your analytics profile. Login to your Google Analytics dashboard and get the tracking ID from the “tracking info” section under account properties. The should begin with UA. Enter this tracking ID in the AMP plugin under analytics. Test Now that you have an operational AMP page setup, we need to test and make sure everything works correctly. The first tool you can use Is the Google Amp Rest. Go to the tool and enter your URL and hit “run test.” Another option is to use the developer tools in Chrome. Open the tools and go to the “Console” tab. Here you will if there are any validation errors for you AMP...

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Three myths that can have a negative effect on your rankings

May 10, 17 Three myths that can have a negative effect on your rankings

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One of the worst things you can do is take action based on wrong assumptions. There are situations where logic does not apply and basing decisions on logic can have adverse consequences. SEO is the same, and there are assumptions that can get you in trouble. Here are three of them: All organic traffic is the same While it can be true that all organic traffic is the same, most of the time, it is not. Which is why simply doubling your organic traffic will not double your sales. This is why it is important to see what page generates your most valuable traffic and focus on that, rather than all traffic to your website. Outranking the competition A lot of clients always have one specific goal when it comes to SEO: they want to outrank the competition. While it is good to be competitive, it is foolish to divert resources away from the larger plan to increase conversions and growth, to outrank another company for a single keyword phrase. The tools are accurate One of the most damaging myths is that the keyword tools, especially the one provided by Google, are accurate. These are just estimates based on past data and future prediction. Also, the click-through rates, even for position one are as low as 12%, so staking out marketing targets based on these numbers is a bad...

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Two ways to find untapped keyword ideas

Jan 09, 17 Two ways to find untapped keyword ideas

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Article Written by : Host Edition All SEO professionals and web developers rely on the same set of free and paid tools for keyword research. They all see the same results and ultimately end up targeting the same sets of keywords. This ends up in a stalemate of sorts as various sites compete for the same visitors. This does not devalue the results of these tools. However, it is better to take a different approach to establishing the top-level keywords to use as a basis for the search. Here are two customer-centric approaches to keyword research: Think like a customer Many customers think counter-intuitively when it comes to search. Their thought process is different to the business owner and that of the SEO professional. Let us look at an example of ordering flowers. The shop owner will think in terms of “order flowers online” or “order flowers online san Francisco”. The customer, on the other hand, might search for “best flowers for a funeral” or “how to say sorry with flowers”.  Get into the mindset of the customer. Talk to customers Another approach is to ask the customer how they search and choose items online. This will also show the mindset of the customer in relation to your products and services. Operations that do not come across a customer in person can use email or popup forms to ask for information. Another valuable insight from this is to understand the type of language the customers...

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Why You Should Use Call Tracking in SEO

Oct 24, 16 Why You Should Use Call Tracking in SEO

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Article Written by : Keywordle Does your business rely on phone calls for clients, leads, and customers? Then call tracking is going to a valuable marketing tool for you. What exactly is call tracking? It is the method of tracking the sources of your phone calls and matching it to conversions. This way you can generate a report on the effectiveness of any marketing channel. It works by assigning a different phone number that automatically forwards to your general business number. Different phone numbers are assigned to different marketing channels or campaigns. For example, a different number can be shown for a PPC campaign and another for organic traffic. Without call tracking, any business that relies on phone calls will not be able to accurately pinpoint the source of the lead. Call tracking allows marketers to link the incoming calls to a particular advertising channel, thereby measuring its efficiency.  It can also allow for accurate ROI calculation for the said campaigns. This information can then be used to fund the most effective marketing channels and drop the ineffective ones. How does call tracking help SEO? Call tracking services are capable of matching a path to your landing page with the keyword.  With this, the landing pages can be optimized for the keywords that are drawing in the calls. This, in turn, can also be used to optimize the pages with the highest conversion. With call tracking, you can learn what works best for your pages and that will lead to better...

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Link prospecting

Good organic backlinks are very difficult to get. Especially if your website is new to the space. Building up a backlink profile using social media takes time and requires a high level of constant engagement with your audience. Something that might not be suitable for all markets. There is however a way to get links, and that is by link prospecting. This involves some research and outreach. Here are some potential sources of links: Partnership pages: Relevant partner sites are likely to be willing to link to your site or relevant page in request. In some cases you won’t even need to link back. Industry resource lists: These are great for relevant links that both server and SEO purpose and also an online marketing resource for anyone looking for your services. Blog communities: Guest authors or commenters may have their own sites worth promoting to, although this should be limited in order to avoid getting penalized by Google for excessive article marketing. Backlink analysis: Sites that link to your competition can also be sources of links to you. In addition getting links that they have narrows any advantage they will get in the search rankings. Associations: View membership lists for potential prospects. Look at becoming part of these groups and you get linked back from their main site pages. Depending on the industry there are lots of groups. Social communities: Search social communities or forums for other potential link...

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