SEO and SEM are important parts of a successful campaign in online marketing. SEO stands for search engine optimisation and includes all measures which help in search engine optimisation. For instance, meta-tags on a homepage are a SEO measure which can ensure better placement in search results. In contrast, SEM stands for search engine marketing: targeted advertising in search engines, e.g. via keyword advertising. Both SEO and SEM help make websites more visible in search engines like Google. In this context, we report on changes to Google’s algorithms and give tips for a SEO optimised homepage.

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SEO: What are the real opportunities of Penguin 4.0 for webmasters?

Posted on 29. September 2016 by .

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Source: picjumbo

Certainly, Google has started the new season on fire. In the last days, the Mountain View company has been hitting the headlines again with fresh news in interconnected areas that might give us a glimpse of our digital future. One of this big news was the announcement of the long-awaited update of the Penguin algorithm that, for sure, has filled SEOs with more than joy. But why is the Penguin update so important?

What are the challenges, priorities, and trends in marketing and sales? [5 Reading Tips]

Posted on 19. September 2016 by .

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Source: milsabord29 – Fotolia

B2B and B2C marketers struggle to reach an audience increasingly more slippery but paradoxically more connected. In this context, mobile is driving interactions between organisations and their audiences and technology is having a critical role in enhancing the digital customer experience and, ultimately, in increasing conversions and sales.
As a result, inbound marketing is not only gaining prominence among marketers but also is making marketing strategies more effective, as inbound organisations are 4 times as likely to rate their marketing strategy highly.
Precisely, this is one of the main conclusions of the eight annual study “State of Inbound 2016” conducted by HubSpot, which aims to give a comprehensive overview of the main trends, strategies and challenges marketers and sales representatives face today as well as to provide relevant data to figure out how the marketing and sales’ future will look like in an increasing mobile, technological and digital world. This report reflects the opinions of more than 4500 respondents (namely marketers and sales representatives) from 132 countries.

SEO: typing or speaking? That’s the question! [5 Reading Tips]

Posted on 4. April 2016 by .
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Consumers are regularly turning to their mobile devices to search. Basically, typing keywords in a browser and instantaneously getting a list of results doesn’t differ from the desktop experience. The various search results match pretty well with their questions and let them find, in the majority of cases, the perfect answer. However, the emergence of virtual personal assistants and voice recognition technology like Siri, Google Now, Cortana or Alexa might change the way consumers interact with their devices leading to re-think SEO requirements.


Ryan Stewart: Dear SEOs, get another job!

Posted on 9. October 2015 by .

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Is SEO dead? Yes and no. In principle SEO will exist in varying forms as long as there’s Google search. However, nowadays there is so little left of its former variety that it’s pretty fair to speak of a whole new discipline.

Ryan Stewart from Webris even goes a step further and advises SEO experts to give up their field. He has already done so and approaches the area of online marketing in a more holistic way now. He explains the new rule of the game:

IMHO: The Sad Demise of The Content Marketing Hype

Posted on 24. August 2015 by .

Graphic: Sean MacEntee

I never get tired of ignoring the latest content marketing tricks. Basics like subheadings, paragraphs, or…wait for it – the use of pictures (!) get celebrated as though they were a new invention which will get readers all excited. People hardly dare to blog on the topic anymore because there are just too many pseudo-tips.

Very few articles on the topic actually have something new of offer. Mostly they just say what anyone who went to school should already know. At the moment, content marketing is rarely more than a basic writing course. Now that the trend is slowly subsiding, there are a lot of unaddressed questions.

This is how you improve your adwords campaign

Posted on 27. March 2015 by .

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Search Engine Advertisement isn’t rocket science, but is can get complicated enough. Efficient use of the available advertising budget should have highest priority. But there has to be a clear structure right from the start for this, e.g when it comes to multi-client centre accounts.

You have to identify the relevant leaver and make the right controlling decisions. This happens on the basis of enough data, which should be the foundation of every well-planned AdWords campaign. Multi-client centres (MCCs) can be helpful here for instance, as they also help you get a good overview. But what else does a successful AdWords campaign have?

5 tips for the perfect adwords advertisement

Posted on 20. March 2015 by .

Creating and managing advertisements is one of the main tasks of every SEA manager. A good, creatively designed ad text raises the click rate and brings more visitors to a page or shop. Optimising advertisements is not just important purely from a traffic perspective. The quality factor is also influenced by a high click-through rate, which has a positive influence on the ad ranking and cost per click.

SEO: Page Speed as an Important Ranking Factor

Posted on 15. December 2014 by .
Grafik: Tom Thai

Graphic: Tom Thai

The page speed – the loading speed of a homepage- has a direct influence on search engine rankings. The page speed can be improved greatly through data compression. Defining the expiration also leads to better loading speeds and so to better ranking with Google and other search engines.

Google shelves PLA permanently – the new Google-shopping campaigns are coming

Posted on 8. September 2014 by .

In one month at the latest, Google will have permanently shelved the old product listing ads system, making the current feeds of many online shops no longer valid. High time then to adjust to the new Google shopping campaign. Because of the reworked interfaces, it is necessary to create completely new campaigns. An upgrade it not possible.


How to Recognise an Incompetent SEO Agency

Posted on 24. July 2014 by .

SEO Alarmzeichen Photo: L.C.Nøttaasen

Everyone, who has dealt with SEO in any way shape or form, knows that the branch is once again in a state of radical change. The transition to high quality content is finally taking place, after many popular Google strategies were made impossible. However, no everyone has realised that there are still ‘old-school’ SEO agencies out there. How can you recognise if yours is one of them?

7 SEO recommendations, at which you should change agencies:

  • The sentence “we know the secret to Google” is on the website
  • An increase in page ranking is presented as a success
  • The page is registered with search engines
  • The agency gives guarantees on rankings
  • They accept €500 per month for building up a shop’s coverage
  • They concentrate solely on external factors and link building in this context
  • In order to extend coverage, they focus on guest articles and link exchange, thereby busying themselves in sending emails to bloggers and online journalists

Additions are welcome 🙂

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