Search Engine Marketing

Baidu Search: SEO and PPC on China’s Search Engine

In the past couple of weeks, multiple clients and networking contacts have asked me for information regarding Baidu, the flagship search engine in China. Since I have collected a list of good data points for responding to those inquiries, I thought it would be a great idea to summarize here for you as well.

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Google Shortcuts: 5 Search Strings To Get Better SERPS

Most SEOs and webmasters are rather adept at finding information they need on the leading search engines. While some of this is the result of years of trial and error in entering searches, as well as a deep understanding of how Google indexes and ranks information, there are shortcuts that any of us can use.…

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Are You Dropping the Ball with Online Marketing?

I’ve been working on a new ebook that highlights 10 big mistakes businesses make when building out their online marketing programs. The book is now available, and I wanted to share a quick excerpt from the beginning of the book here. Before I get to it, I have to fess up… the book actually includes…

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5 Free Keyword Research Tools

Keyword research is one of the most challenging pieces of online marketing and SEO. It is easy to do the research, but not so easy to filter through it for the nuggets of value. Today I will review some of the top free keyword research tools available online. NOTE: click the headers below to open…

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Search Engine Market Share by Country

NOTE FROM EDITOR: We have published an update to the market share numbers, effective December 2013. Please view the updated numbers on the following page – 2013 Search Engine Market Share By Country This week I’ve been doing a lot of research about International SEO. Google has introduced several important new optimization options in the…

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Return On News: Week of February 27, 2012

So today you are looking at the first edition of “Return On News”. My goal is to share a similar set of recommended articles and blog posts at least once monthly. If there is enough volume, I might even do it more often.

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Website Traffic – The Power of Buzz

We talk about search engine optimization (SEO) quite a bit on here, but SEO is (obviously) not the only way to drive web traffic. You could also invest in various paid placements such as PPC, display, or sponsored white papers to drive targeted traffic back to your website. Many old school marketers immediately turn to…

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