The North Face booed by SEO community

“Last week, outdoor clothing brand The North Face and its ad agency Leo Burnett Tailor Made, came under fire after the agency updated images on Wikipedia pages for popular travel destinations. The efforts were part of a campaign to get The North Face branding at the top of Google image search results when anyone searched … Continue reading The North Face booed by SEO community

2019 Google Ad Industry Benchmarks

“Each year, we dive into our data and look for an answer to one persistent, ubiquitous question for PPC advertisers: what exactly does “average” performance look like? Understanding these benchmarks is key for advertisers to recognize their strengths and weaknesses—and more importantly, how they compare in their industry.  This year’s Google Ads report will reveal the average performance … Continue reading 2019 Google Ad Industry Benchmarks

What’s wrong with translating keywords?

“…As Google, Yandex and Baidu have developed their search engines and added more automation, machine learning, AI and sophisticated systems, today’s guidance should be: “Whatever you do, whatever robot you use, do not in any circumstances use any kind of system to translate your keywords – or you will be sent straight to jail without … Continue reading What’s wrong with translating keywords?

What the numbers tell us about the current voice search opportunity

Despite the rapid growth of voice and virtual assistant adoption, platforms like Google and Amazon have yet to provide businesses with the ability to segment voice interactions from typed interactions in performance reports. This makes it difficult to fully assess the role of voice search and virtual assistants at present, but there are some signals … Continue reading What the numbers tell us about the current voice search opportunity

Google’s next chapter for metrics to focus on clarity once ‘average position’ is removed

Fred Vallaeys explains why advertisers need to rethink bidding strategies and position metrics now that Google has announced it will sunset one of its oldest metrics later this year. — Read on searchengineland.com/googles-next-chapter-for-metrics-to-focus-on-clarity-once-average-position-is-removed-312947

Google featured snippets can now jump to section of content it is sourcing – Search Engine Land

Google can now link to some content it is showing in their search results in a new way. Instead of just linking to the page, Google can anchor you to the exact spot of the answer you are looking for and highlight the block of text that is most relevant to your query. — Read … Continue reading Google featured snippets can now jump to section of content it is sourcing – Search Engine Land

How Search Intent Is Redefining the Marketing Funnel – Think with Google

Today’s customer journey does not follow a linear path to purchase. Their consideration set is varying and reshaping the marketing funnel along the way. — Read on http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/search-intent-marketing-funnel/

Find Out If You’re Impacted by Google’s Changes to Exact Match

Do Google Ads’ changes to exact match targeting impact your ad campaigns? Here are three ways to investigate using manual analysis and automation. — Read on http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-exact-match-changes/269113/

Google Introduces New Search Engine for Finding Datasets

Google has launched a new type of search engine designed specifically around helping people find data. Simply called “Dataset Search,” the tool provides easier access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web. — Read on http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-introduces-new-search-engine-for-finding-datasets/268337/

Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile

Wonderful addition. Prefer to do business with a veteran-led business? Google is now making it easier for veteran owners/leaders to identify their business as such. ‘Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile – Search Engine Land’ — Read on searchengineland.com/google-adds-new-veteran-led-attribute-to-google-my-business-profile-304497