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(Flappy) Bird is the (Key)word: Lessons from its Virality

If you’re an iPhone owner, chances are you’ve heard of a certain, maddeningly frustrating game called Flappy Bird. If you’re not an iPhone owner, chances are you’ve still heard of it – the simple, yet unnecessarily difficult app flapped to viral success, but took the application world by surprise when creator Dong Nguyen abruptly took the game down.

Adjusting Your Search Strategy to Increase Holiday Sales

As the holiday season begins, many brands are preparing for the launch of their holiday marketing blitzes—that is, if they haven’t already. To help you understand the holiday shopper, we have completed a study in concert with Google which takes a look at the differences between consumers who do and don’t use search in their path-to-purchase.

Providing “Not Provided” – How You Can Still See Search Referral Data

You’ve seen the headlines. Google is rolling out secure search for everyone. Marketers shouldn’t fear this change though; this is just another step towards progress in the ever-changing world of search. Instead of burying ourselves in organic keyword lists, we must start taking a more holistic approach to search marketing and begin taking steps towards seamlessly combining paid and organic search data.

Analyzing the Demographic Data of Rising Search Engine DuckDuckGo

Image from: Internet / Shutterstock As privacy becomes more and more of a concern for digital consumers, products that make privacy one of their primary offerings are going to see a lot of success and will help pave the way for a niche market in the digital world. One product that is helping to strengthen the argument that this market not only exists, but that it is valued by online

Success Stories: Use Search Intelligence to Acquire Strategic Assets

Regularly monitoring competitive intelligence search data is key for short-term SEO strategy, but it can also dictate long-term digital marketing plans. As an online brand, you should be regularly monitoring referral keywords, or search terms that bring traffic to your site. Yes, this can be done in your local analytics. But, local analytics don’t show what keywords are driving traffic to your competitors’ sites.

Competitive Intelligence for PR Part 2: Optimize Content with Search Data

In Part One of the Competitive Intelligence for PR series, we discussed finding strategic, engaging sites to pursue. The question then becomes, once you know where to pitch, how do you do it as effectively as possible? Are the keywords/content in line with what your client wants lift for? Search referrals hone in on the right keywords: Keyword reports allow you to view the search terms driving traffic to a…

Competitive Intelligence For PR Part 1: Evaluating Target Publications

In the world of public relations, when it comes to measuring the success of brand recognition, unique visitors are often the bottom line. Clients and agencies alike strive to ensure that their brands and products will reach substantial audiences. However they also face the challenge of cracking large publications and websites in order to achieve audience engagement. Rather than placing such significant focus only on quantitative measures, defining a qualitative…

Search Marketers, Pick Your Keyword Battles Wisely

Getting found online is one of the major challenges every marketer faces, and it’s a problem that can have any number of solutions. One channel that digital marketers rely on to serve this need is search. Whether it’s bidding on the right keywords in your paid search efforts or creating keyword-rich content to attract the right customers, doing a bit of competitive research before you dive into search can pay…

6 On and Off-Site Actions to Improve SEO

Image from: SEO / Shutterstock Google’s algorithm is constantly changing. As a marketer or entrepreneur optimizing your site, it’s important to know where to focus your energy to get the best returns. Each of these techniques plays an important role in your SEO strategy, and they work with synergy to give you the best chance of hitting the first page of Google. Here’s a guide to understanding the difference between

Seeing Between the Lines of the Search and the Click

Image from: Online Search / Shutterstock Search marketing is an intense and competitive battlefield, and for those of us in the trenches it can feel like being dropped in an unknown location without a map or GPS to guide us. To date, the ability to track actual consumer behavior from a search to a click has been virtually non-existent. Because search engine results pages (SERPs) are different for every consumer

July 2012 US Search Market Share Report: Bing grows, Google down. AOL and Yahoo! remain flat

The recent share trends between the two largest search engines continued this month. Google’s share declined by 0.2ppts from June to July, while Bing picked up that share. Both Yahoo!’s and AOL’s share remained flat M-O-M. Google Powered now represents 66% of the market and Bing Powered has over a third of the US web search market at 34%. When looking at Y-O-Y query volumes, Google’s core search query volume