Web Semantics: Using Metadata that Search Engines Understand

August 24, 2015 by SEOP Blog Team

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One of the most important, basic elements of search engine optimization, metadata is simply a series of micro-communications between your website and search engines. It can do impressive things for SEO, especially for e-commerce sites, allowing you to not only promote your website across search engines and increase your conversion rate, but also remove duplicate content and improve your pages’ overall user-friendliness.

Leveraging Structured Data: Dos and Don’ts to Stay in Google’s Favor

August 17, 2015 by SEOP Blog Team

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As Google puts more emphasis on direct answers to improve search results and user experience, affected businesses and websites can take advantage of the opportunity to appear on the search engine giant’s Quick Answer Box by leveraging structured data markup.

An Answer to Everything: How Direct Answers May Shape SEO

August 10, 2015 by SEOP Blog Team

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Many are well aware of the impact mobile has on the evolution of search, but perhaps what most may not be aware of is how voice search is quietly shaping the playing field. Voice search encourages users to run queries in the form of questions—even implied questions—either in voice or text. In response to this growing behavior, Google has been putting greater emphasis on “direct answers” to satisfy such queries.

Wise Up! Increase Visibility by Adding Images to Your Sitemaps

August 3, 2015 by SEOP Blog Team

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The images you use in your website are more important than you think; aside from accompanying the text, they can also help search engines determine which images are vital to conveying your message.

The Rise of the Hybrid Digital Marketing Professional

July 27, 2015 by SEOP Blog Team

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The “Mad Men” days when creativity was valued above all else is now far behind; the digital marketing professional of this era has access to a powerful new tool—technology. New technology is disrupting the modern marketing landscape and transforming marketers into hybrids who are part artist and part scientist.