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Seven SEO trends to watch in 2018

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As we reach the fourth quarter of 2017, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead and what to expect from SEO in 2018. There are number of search industry trends that we’ve seen the very beginnings of this year and last, which will come into greater prominence in 2018. Here …

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Amazon SEO: A guide to improving your rankings on Amazon

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Did you know that 55% of online shoppers turn to Amazon to begin product searches? “Amazon has become the reference point for shoppers,” Jason Seeba, head of marketing for BloomReach told Bloomberg Tech. “Shoppers will go to Amazon first to find a product and check prices.” If you are looking for …

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The last word on Fred from Google’s Gary Illyes

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This month’s Brighton SEO delegates all hoped for Google’s Gary Illyes to enlighten them on the major talking points in search this year. They weren’t disappointed.  Google algorithm updates are frequently on the minds of SEOs and webmasters, and have been a hot topic for years. We are always on tenterhooks, …

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The collision between PR, content, and SEO: How to make it work for you

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The full power of the digital marketplace was realized less than a decade ago. Suddenly, customers had seemingly limitless access to engage with brands –– to voice their criticisms and critiques, or to become super fans. The importance of a website presence, blogging, social media posts and the other aspects …

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The best SEO influencers and resources to follow

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More than any other digital marketing discipline, SEO is a game of opinions. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy that guarantees success, and that leaves plenty of room for healthy debate. Given how profitable SEO can be when done well, the industry has spawned a vast array of influencers, dispensing morsels …

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How to escape Google’s filter bubble

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For some people the personalization of their news apps and other content feeds online is a manual, conscious decision. They want to be displayed certain topics due to their interests, which is completely understandable. Cut through the noise by making sure that you get given what you want. For a …

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How brands’ domination of paid and organic search has changed with the evolution of search

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It’s been about 18 months since Google stopped serving paid ads on the right rail of desktop searches. It’s also been another rapid year of mobile and voice search. With mobile search now accounting for 60% of total search volume and 20% of searches coming from voice, it is easy …

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Pump the brakes: SEO and its sweeping statements

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The following article is an opinion post written by a guest author and may not necessarily reflect the views of Search Engine Watch. Knee-jerk reactions are rarely based on sound judgement. Instead they are driven by emotion. In such scenarios, you would be better off giving due consideration prior to taking …

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Five important updates to Google semantic search you might have missed

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What is semantic search? Broadly speaking, it’s a term that refers to a move towards more accurate search results by using various methods to better understand the intent and context behind a search. Or as Alexis Sanders very eloquently explained it on the Moz Blog, “The word “semantic” refers to …

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Should Google be more transparent with its updates?

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It might seem hard to recall now, but there was a time when Google would regularly announce updates to its ranking algorithms, confirming what they were and how they would affect websites. During these halcyon days, information about Google ranking updates was generally delivered via Google engineer and head of …

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