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Google News Digest: Curvier Mobile SERPs, a Strategic Deal with Salesforce and Virtual and Augmented Reality with Google
November 1, 2017
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Semantic HTML5 for Content Writers – The Essential Guide

Google and Bing love Semantic HTML5, so it is great for SEO! This article provides a simple guide to the essential semantic HTML5 tags that content writers and copywriters should be using. Your competitors probably do not even come close to best practices, so correct use of semantic HTML5 tags in your content will give you the opportunity to be one step ahead in 2018 and beyond. Read on...

4 Counterintuitive Hacks To Court The Champions Of Your Industry

4 Counterintuitive Hacks To Court The Champions Of Your Industry

7 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Email A/B Tests

7 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Email A/B Tests


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In last week’s #SEMrushchat, we talked about an exceptionally important topic: how brand authority interacts with SEO as a ranking factor. We invited expert, Jennifer Slegg - founder & editor of The SEM Post, and speaker. We focused on questions like how to identify a good brand authority, how authority influences rankings, and how PR and SEO can, and should, interact.
This is the second article in a series of guides for content specialists on how to write successfully both for people and search engines in 2017.
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Direct website visits are usually assumed to be the result of higher SERP positions, not vice versa. And yet site visits is exactly what our study named the most important Google ranking factor among those we analyzed. Moreover, we traded correlation analysis for the Random Forest algorithm. We would like to reveal the details of our methodology and bust some popular misconceptions, so that you can safely rely on our takeaways.
There are dozens of black hat techniques that are still in use today. This article is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of those techniques; instead, it is meant to discuss the techniques that are most likely to be used by an agency and to help you, the customer, determine whether your agency is using them.
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Let‘s take a closer look at emoticons, memes, and GIFs and try to deduce if they are worth being a part of your social media marketing efforts as well as teach you a thing or two that will help you use these graphics without embarrassing yourself.
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Last week‘s special edition #SEMrushchat was dedicated to SEO questions that marketers need to answer before the end of 2017. While at Pubcon in Las Vegas, the SEMrush team had the chance to speak to many experts about backlinks, “nofollow“ attribute, AMP, and other SEO topics that digital marketers deal with every day.
From improving your content formats to increasing your site‘s visual appeal, there are lots of factors that can help you better the user experience of your website or blog. If you don’t put effort into maximizing your site’s UX, the time and effort you spend on research and writing will only go to waste.