Hi-Health is a retailer of nutritional products in Phoenix, Ariz. It operates roughly 40 brick-and-mortar stores and a robust ecommerce site. Hi-Health volunteered for SEO... Read More »
Bing just announced native ads as a new beta offering in its Bing Ads platform. This brings native ads to the mainstream pay-per-click advertiser. In this post, I’ll... Read More »
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There are many moving parts in pay-per-click advertising — from keyword selection to bid management to ongoing optimization. But ad copy is where you make... Read More »
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Google’s “mobile-friendly” algorithm update, dubbed “Mobilegeddon” by the search engine community, began rolling out Tuesday, April 21. Here’s what that means and what to do... Read More »
After almost seven weeks of hand wringing in the ecommerce world, Google’s “mobile-friendly” algorithm update will go live on Tuesday, April 21.
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Google’s “mobile-friendly” algorithm update is big news. But how will it impact your ecommerce performance?
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Do you have a mobile or responsive site? If not, on April 21 you may find it harder to rank in Google’s mobile search results.
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One of the most rewarding aspects of improving an ecommerce site is the ability to measure the bottom-line impact of your search engine optimization program.
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If you don’t win the click, you can’t make the sale. But if you don’t get noticed, you can’t win the click.
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Effective search engine optimization requires cross-discipline collaboration. Make friends or forge strong working relationships with these key stakeholders to ensure that SEO needs are met... Read More »
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