- 25 Oct
Why Meta Titles and Descriptions Are So Critically Important For SEO
- Oct 25, 2019
- Dan Hoff
- Digital Media Trends, Search Engine Optimization, SEO
If you’ve ever tried optimizing your website for search engines, you may have come across things such as Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions. These two are central to any SEO strategy. And they must to be considered and edited before publishing a piece of content or allowing a website to go live.
What is SEO and Why is it Important?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. And it is critically important because of how search engines work.
When someone begins a search on an engine, they type what they are looking for into the search bar. This ‘request’ then uses the search platform’s algorithm to find the information. And in order to do this, the algorithm searches things such as matching words in the content, images that could potentially correlate with the query. But importantly, it looks for it’s top clues in the Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions.
But if you’ve never even touched the SEO side of your website, this article by Konstantin Rabin on Jeff Bullas’ Blog will certainly convince you that it’s an absolute must to have if you want your business to succeed.
Read the full article on Jeff Bullas’ Blog.
- 08 Jun
Bing PPC Ads: How They Work and How It Compares to Google Ads
- Jun 08, 2019
- Dan Hoff
- Bing, Google, Pay-Per-Click, Search Engine Marketing
For most of us in marketing, when we talk about Pay-Per-Click, we usuall think of Google. Alternatives to the search giant are either not considered or relegated to a minor role. But, Bing, the search engine is powered by Microsoft, strives to outdo Google at every turn. And it has some value that we may not have considered before.
Bing, Working to be The Giant Killer
It’s an ambitious goal. But, there is one place where Bing differentiates itself is through its Pay Per Click ads or PPC. While Google Ads offers a popular PPC feature, Bing’s has unique advantages that distinguish itself from the search engine giant. And, if you’re the cost-conscious owner of a small- to medium-sized business, you may be more interested in Bing’s PPC benefits than Google’s.
To find out why and to see a break down how Bing PPC ads work, as well as how they compare to Google Ads, read the full article at HubSpot.com
- 22 Apr
Three Actionable SEO Techniques to Improve Your Website Right Now
- Apr 22, 2019
- Dan Hoff
- Digital Marketing, Keyword Strategies, Search Engine Marketing
by Matt Bassos
We have been told over and over by digital marketers that you need to be serious about SEO. Now, businesses that rely on organic search visibility for sales and conversions know the importance of SEO.
And ranking for keywords is becoming harder and more time-consuming. The complexity is increasing with each iteration of Google, Bing and Yahoo as they mold their algorithms to create a better search experience for their users.
But you can still take steps to improve your organic-search visibility. It all comes down to building the authority of your business and brand across the Web. In this article by Matt Bassos, he gives us three actions to take to ensure better SEO results, particularly if yours is a relatively new business.
So, to learn what they are and how to use them, read the full article at MarketingProfs.com
- 07 Feb
Smartphones Reportedly Account For Half of Paid Search Clicks
This may not come as a surprise, but smartphones have grown to represent half of all paid search clicks during Q4 2017. This, according to Merkle’s latest quarterly Digital Marketing Report [download page], covering client activity. While smartphones passed that mark on Google a year earlier, they’ve yet to have the same impact on Yahoo and Bing, dragging down their cross-platform average.
Meanwhile, tablets’ influence in the paid search space continues to drop. In Q4, tablets accounted for just 8% of search ad clicks and an equal 8% of search ad spending. That’s down from close to one-fifth of clicks in early 2014.
To see all of the data and additional insights, read the full article at Marketing Charts
- 02 Dec
When Is SEM Right for Your Company?
- Dec 02, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Bing, Google, Lead Generation, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Website Conversion Strategies, Yahoo!
You’ve probably heard a lot about search engine marketing. But depending on your goals and budget, it might not be right for your small business.
SEO? SEM? Which is Which?
Many business owners struggle with how, when, or if to use search engine optimization (SEO). And many are unsure of if they really need search engine marketing (SEM). While both tactics are beneficial, several factors need to go into the decision-making process—depending on each business owner’s goals and budget.
To find out if SEM is right for your company, read the full article at Manta.com
- 24 Apr
SEO Basics: Complete Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization
- Apr 24, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Bing, Google, Lead Generation, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Yahoo!
by Tom Demers
One of the most asked questions we run into at Dan Hoff Marketing, is “how can I use search engines to build my business?” SEO, one of the most potent marketing tools in the modern digital world, is also the most complex and least understood. For most small businesses, it remains a mystery.
What is SEO & Why is it Important?
What’s likely interesting to you as a business owner is how you can actually leverage SEO to help drive more relevant traffic. How can you generate more leads, additional sales, and ultimately higher revenue and profits for your business?
And, Why Should I Care About SEO?
The real value of leveraging search comes form something called commercial intent indications. After all, lots of people search for things. That traffic can be extremely powerful for a business. Not only because there is a lot of traffic, but because there is a lot of very specific, high-intent traffic. That means people are not only visiting, they may have a purchase purpose. And that purpose is indicated by what they are searching for and how they are searching.
So what works? How do you get all of this valuable traffic to your site? This Complete Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization by Tom Demers can help. Read the full article at WordStream.com to demystify SEO.
- 04 Apr
6 Quick Hacks for Increasing Organic Social Media Reach
- Apr 04, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Bing, Facebook, Facebook Advertising, Google, Lead Generation, Social Media Marketing
by Disha Dinesh
It has been noticed recently that the organic reach of content published by brands on Facebook is dropping. But, no fear, Facebook is going to “solve” that issue. In an attempt to make feeds more relevant to their users, Facebook has prioritized content shared by friends and family.
The Cure May Be Worse Than the Disease . . .
It is important for marketers to remember that social networks are little more than search engines in their own right. And just like Google or Bing or Yahoo, they will continue to focus on their users. They want to give them the most relevant content to them – and not advertisers.
However, as a brand, how do you make sure that your content continues to reach a high percentage of your target audience.? Paid advertising alone isn’t going to cut it. That probably won’t get you the exposure or brand recognition that you are hoping for. So, what is to be done then? Here are six smart ways to boost your social media reach organically from JeffBullas.com