Hail Google City Searches! Now users searching for a major city on Google will be likely to see hotel booking information in the knowledge graph box.
Listed right under city’s weather info and local time, Google’s knowledge graph for city searches now includes the city’s average hotel star rating, costs, and a link to “view hotels.”
Bing has released dual updates, adding the new hotel booking feature in collaboration with TripAdvisor besides updating mobile search results for including deep links, time stamps and other such details.
Now users searching for a hotel using Bing will be able to see the reviews and data about the hotel apart from selecting dates and getting rates all through TripAdvisor in as many as 22 countries and 14 multiple languages.
There have been rounds of discussions on the Internet about SEO being dead.
Search Engine Optimization with time has evolved and become more complex. It no longer means stuffing keywords and you need to optimize your website the right way. SEO has grown, become more mature, and taken the shape of Organic SEO.
The fact is that Search Engine Optimization still rules the search world in the form of Organic SEO.
Shop.org and Forrester Research recently published a study which reveals that search marketing including paid and SEO was the most effective customer acquisition tactic for 85% retailers surveyed. According to the research, paid search was the channel most heavily invested in.
According to 75% survey respondents PPC drove more revenue in 2013 than 2012. 19 % respondents said that paid search accounted for over 50% of their marketing budgets.
Moz has released 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors, a survey supplemented with real-world correlation data from scientific examination of more than 17,000 keywords search results. The data has been examined by Dr. Matt Peters and his data science team. Moz surveys more than 100 top industry professionals every two years to compile its biennial Search Engine Ranking Factors.
Moz has released the 2013 search engine ranking factors survey, which involved surveying 120 SEO professionals. The 120 individuals ranked different search factors to come up with interesting information that should be considered while optimizing a website for search engines.
SEO; the word is a rampant in the World Wide Web market. But how much does an average consumer know about Search Engine Optimization? How do people behave when they are presented with organic search results?
So, here's an interesting Infographic for the interesting series of questions related to Public Understanding, Attitudes, and Behavior Towards Search & SO. Richman SEO Training has fantastically depicted the facts and figures in the Infographic.
The online ad network Chitika in a new study has revealed that the top listing on Google's organic search results get 33 percent traffic, while the listing holding second position gets 18 percent, and the traffic percentage only decreases from there.
Here are the top 10 results
Chitika conducted a similar study in 2010 and the ad network says that such findings validate the importance of SEO for online businesses.
Here are the top stories of 2012 written here in the past year which got the maximum eyeballs.
Top PageTraffic Posts of 2012:
New SEO Tools Give Developers and Websites Unparalleled Data to Help Drive Traffic
REDWOOD SHORES, CA–(October 17, 2012) – blekko, the search engine using human curation to eliminate spam from search results, announced today a new premium suite of SEO tools which provides developers with comprehensive and rich SEO data and important ranking metrics to help websites optimize and drive traffic.