Connect with us

SEO

Search Engine Optimization Got You Stumped? Let Us Help!

Your site is sure to start increasing in rankings if you decide to follow the great advice offered in the paragraphs below.

Published

on

An essential part of online success is using search engine optimization to compete effectively with other sites in the search results. Today, search engines are a vital part of online commerce, helping people find the products and services that they need. Your site is sure to start increasing in rankings if you decide to follow the great advice offered in the paragraphs below.

When adding SEO to your page during setup, having some short articles on your topic is better than a single very long article. Shorter pages end up ranking higher than long ones. Also, you’ll find that most of your visitors don’t want to look at something that is multiple pages.

Don’t use dynamic queries if you can avoid it. A URL like www.mysite.com?sid=100&mode=q may not even be indexed. This confuses search engines a great deal, so be mindful and establish relevant names for all your URLs.

Focus as much on keeping people on your site as you do to get them there. This will, in turn, assist in your PageRank numbers. You can measure your visits to your site by using things like Quantcast Scores. This could have a bearing on your PageRank. There is more and more evidence suggesting that how long a visitor stays on a site affects their PageRank, according to Quantcast scores. Using discussion boards and forums is an effective way to keep traffic on your website for quite a while.

If you are making an effort in search engine optimization, each page on your site should incorporate meta-description tags. These description tags are important, as they show up below the title of your page in search engine results. The meta tag should be brief and relevant. By doing this you will bring in a large audience, and you may even get more visitors than websites ranked higher than you on search engines.

Don’t try using Flash when you’re using a website for SEO purposes. Flash is slow to load and is unreadable by search engine crawlers, so Flash file text is not going to be indexed. To optimize a website, your content needs to be visible and crawlable by search engines.

You need to have a list of all of your site content if you want the most out of search engine optimization. If you have a site map a search engine can find you easily. Extremely large sites may require more than just one site map. You should generally limit the number of links on any given site map to 100.

Start your SEO rewrite by looking at your description tag. This tag should be relevant to your customers’ needs so that they’ll find you when they search for the tag. The content in this area shouldn’t exceed 30 words. The entire page should not be more than one hundred KB.

Successfully optimizing your site for search engines may seem intimidating, but as this article has shown you, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Knowing the few basic principles that determine how the search engines work, can help you tweak your site to attract more visitors than ever. Before you know it, you’ll have a slew of new customers.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

SEO

Price extensions now supported in Microsoft Advertising Editor

Published

on


Price extensions in Microsoft Advertising Editor.

Price extensions launched in Microosoft Advertising a little over a year ago, allowing advertisers to show products and pricing in text ads in mobile and desktop search results.

Why we should care

Now you can manage those extensions in Microsoft Advertising Editor. That means you can manage them in bulk and much more quickly.

From the Shared LIbrary in Editor, you will be able to add headers, descriptions and prices, including currency.

To associate price extensions with ad groups in your campaigns in Editor, select an ad group and use the “Choose price extension” dialogue box.

More on the news

Some helpful reminders for price extensions:

  • The prices must be included on the landing page.
  • They are charged the same CPC as a click on an ad headline.
  • They can link to third-party retailers.
  • Do not duplicate the same copy in the header and description of a price extension.

About The Author

Ginny Marvin is Third Door Media’s Editor-in-Chief, managing day-to-day editorial operations across all of our publications. Ginny writes about paid online marketing topics including paid search, paid social, display and retargeting for Search Engine Land, Marketing Land and MarTech Today. With more than 15 years of marketing experience, she has held both in-house and agency management positions. She can be found on Twitter as @ginnymarvin.

Continue Reading

SEO

Google Lets Advertisers Promote YouTube Live Streams as Display Ads

Published

on


Google is introducing a new ad format that lets marketers run YouTube live streams in display ads.

Live stream ads can appear anywhere Google’s display ads are shown. So a person could be scrolling through a website, such as this one, and see a live stream playing right where an ad would be.

People can expand the video to full screen and interact with the live stream just as they could on YouTube.

Here’s an example of what a live stream ad looks like:

Google Lets Advertisers Promote YouTube Live Streams as Display Ads

Live streaming on YouTube is free, so advertisers will only have to pay for the ad unit itself.

The new live stream ad format is currently in a limited beta. There’s no further information available about how Google plans to charge advertisers for these ads.

One of my initial thoughts was whether viewing time would be a factor in the cost.

For example – would an advertiser be charged the same if a person only watched a few minutes of a live stream as opposed to watching the whole thing?

I presume we’ll learn more when the ad format rolls out more widely.

Other Google Advertising News

In related news, Google introduced another display ad format today that allows users to interact with 3D objects.

The new ad format, called Swirl, lets advertisers showcase products from all angles.

A car manufacturer could take an existing 3D model of a car and use it in a Google display ad. Then, those who view the ad could rotate the car as well as zoom in and out of it.

For more information about the Swirl ad format see our coverage here.



Continue Reading

SEO

Google Search Console image search reporting bug June 5-7

Published

on


Google posted a notice that between the dates of June 5 through June 7, it was unable to capture data around image search traffic. This is just a reporting bug and did not impact actual search traffic, but the Search Console performance report may show drops in image search traffic in that date range.

The notice. The notice read, “June 5-7: Some image search statistics were not captured during this period due to an internal issue. Because of this, you may see a drop in your image search statistics during this period. The change did not affect user Search results, only the data reporting.”

How do I see this? If you login to Google Search Console, click into your performance report and then filter by clicking on the “search type” filter. You can then select image from the filters.

Here is a screen shot of this filter:

How To Filter By Image Traffic in Google Search Console

Why we should care. If your site gets a lot of Google Image search traffic, you may notice a dip in your traffic reporting within Google Search Console. You may have not noticed a similar dip in your other analytics tools. That being said, Google said this is only a reporting glitch within Google Search Console and did not impact your actual traffic to your web site.


About The Author

Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on SEM topics.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2019 Plolu.