Search Engines

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So You’ve Hired A Media Agency! Now What?

By: Amanda Fiore As a client, hiring an agency to plan, negotiate, buy and execute media to support your brand and help achieve its business goals can be a large but rewarding task. So now that you’ve hired an agency, what’s next? Which marketing responsibilities does the agency take on, versus the internal client team?… Continue reading »

The Digital Evolution of Pharma Marketing

The ferocious arena of digital marketing is one that is in a constant state of change. Trends change, algorithms change, rules change, and consumer behavior changes. The fickle battle between competitors adds an additional layer of attention that must be paid to a company’s marketing effort. However, if you pare it down to the industry… Continue reading »

Considerations for Global Paid Search: One Size Does NOT Fit All!

By: Oliver Nelson Everyone knows Europeans use search engines the same way Americans do, right? Perhaps surprisingly, that is not the truth! While cookie cutters may mystify (some say make) the baker, they fail miserably when it comes to successful digital marketing. Paid search is a great example of this: too often advertisers try and… Continue reading »

Google Reveals Their Top 3 Search Ranking Factors

By Oliver J. Nelson Google announced last month their top three considerations used to determine a websites rank: onsite content, links, and RankBrain. RankBrain should be no surprise – we knew this was at least in the top three. Nevertheless, this is the first time we have gained this type of insight into how Google assigns… Continue reading »

A Tale of Two Websites: The Cost of Ignoring SEO

By Oliver J. Nelson Your agency tells you SEO is important, but through the miasma of digital doldrums, you’ve probably wondered: just how important is SEO, truly?  What would happen if you were to simply ignore those meticulous marketers cautioning for a strong program, and let Google happily go on its way, updating its algorithms… Continue reading »

Honey, I Shrank the SERP! Three Strategies for Surviving Google’s Recent Change to Paid Search Results

By: Oliver J. Nelson Over the weekend Google announced a reduction of ad positions available within the search engine results page (SERP) on desktop devices. Essentially, Google’s recent change eliminates the ads that once appeared to the right of the organic listings and below the Knowledge Graph have been eliminated. Google suggests this makes for a… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: NewCo CEO John Battelle

NewCo CEO John Battelle was there when HotWired put up the world’s first banner ad, and his bestselling business book “The Search” explained how Google and its rivals transformed our culture. Now the Sovrn Holdings chairman and Axciom board member tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ad tech is the processing layer for the… Continue reading »

SEO and Psychology: The Behavior of the Online Consumer

By: Jess Carson In 2013, Google gave $1.2 million in awards to people researching social computing. Why do you think that is? Because Google is trying to understand how people interact with algorithms. Have you noticed that each major technological update correlates to a consumer behavior trait that has changed the landscape of search? Google’s… Continue reading »

RankBrain: What it Means for Your Search Engine Optimization Efforts in 2016

By Oliver J. Nelson Google’s RankBrain represents the end of SEO as we know it, if some search pundits are to be believed. When Google announced the existence of RankBrain at the end of October the predictions of its ultimate impact on SEO numbered about as many as the frustrated webmasters themselves. While RankBrain will certainly… Continue reading »

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