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I was watching “The Lord of the Rings” on TV the other day and thought to myself, “We (the search community) could use that, one ring that would unite us all.”We could use a single approach that binds together a search community that is victimized by the fear, uncertainty and doubt perpetrated by the search engines with a UX community that fears technology more than bad color combinations.
Fall conference season is under way, so buy your tickets and dust off your passports! We hope to see you at the following events.
In today’s highly competitive online world, you’ll need the cutting edge to keep your brand on top. This holds especially true when it comes to helping your name or brand rank with the specific keywords you’d like to target. SEO is never an easy task thanks in part to its ever-changing requirements. But with the help of a few tools, you can keep yourself on the top of the SEO game, and also keep your brand well-managed.
We all know that Google and every other search engine on the planet uses an algorithm to rank websites for their search engine results pages. Algorithms determine what your site is about, how fast it is, how important it is in the scheme of the Web (how many links it has from other sites), and whether or not your Web pages are properly prepared to be presented to their search clientele.Panda and Penguin wreaked havoc.
Social Signals: the topic that’s got content writers the world over reaching for their “How-To” guides, as the goal posts appear to be moving again in the ever-changing Google game.If you don’t yet know it, a social signal is a link that joins a person's social networking profile to your website. For example, you may decide to hit ‘Like’ or ‘share’ in this very article — you have given my good friends at SEMrush a social signal.
Search Engine Optimization as we know it today began in the mid-90s when a number of search engines began indexing web content in an effort to make it easier for people to find things quickly and easily. Back then, the dominant player was America Online (AOL) who controlled a lot of the content and distribution.AOL provided millions of people with their internet browser and controlled a lot of the SEO by having a search box called “AOL Keyword.” Anyone remember that.
A few weeks ago, Eric Enge wrote this great article over at Search Engine Watch about ranking (which both he and I feel is not a good SEO metric), and how hard it is to really understand the “ranking gap” between site #4 and site #5. He explains why moving up in the SERPs, especially up a spot or two on page one, can be much harder and take far more time than a site owner may have realized.
Hello, and Happy Friday from SEMrush! Here is an update — and a little SEO humor — to prepare you for the weekendFirst, our own Sean Malseed was published on Savvy Panda this week. In the article, “Behavorial Retargeting: A Love Story,“ he writes about the importance of crafting a good remarketing campaign. He uses “Bob the SEMrush user“ in his example to illustrate how to be caring, not creepy.
Keyword research is fundamental to any SEO or SEM campaign. But how do you go about selecting keywords?Keyword selection is all about trying to find the words and phrases your potential customers are using as search queries, then leveraging those words organically or targeting them in pay-per-click campaigns. Keywords can be defined by two categories: broad and narrow. These are sometimes referred to as short-tail and long-tail, respectively.
The OMCap & SES Berlin conference this fall is quickly approaching! Have you picked up your ticket?Well, if not, SEMrush is giving away one FREE pass to the event being held this October! On October 9 and 10, hundreds of internet marketing professionals will come together in two of Berlin's most modern conference halls to listen to presentations on how to further develop their own campaigns.Read on to learn how to enter!

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