Schema.org announced (http://blog.schema.org/2014/04/announcing-schemaorg-actions.html) they have introduced a new form of schema called Actions. They referred to the new vocabulary as the “next chapter” of schema.org and structured data on the web. The new Actions vocabulary allows websites to describe the actions they enable and how these actions can be invoked.
In the latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts, Google's head of Search Spam disapproves some of the common myths related to search engine optimization. The question posed was:
“What are some of the biggest SEO Myths you see still being repeated (either at conferences, or in blogs, etc)”
If we look at the SEO processes and strategies followed 2 years ago, a drastic change would be apparently visible. While SEO still involves technicalities, it now needs a more creative & marketing oriented approach. On-site optimization is no longer just about targeting specific words but focusing on a winder set of keywords.
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.
Wise Metrics, the Facebook analytics provider has revealed that promoted posts by Facebook pages doesn't have any effect on the organic results in regard to their posts appearing in the user's News Feeds. The conclusion was made after doing a random study of 5000 promoted posts by 1,500 pages.
The organic reach of promoted posts was compared with the past 10 non-promoted posts of those pages and there was hardly any difference.
The algorithm updates from Google have made content quality and other on-page factors increasingly important for SEO. These updates are basically aimed at lowering down the presence of spammers and sites that offer bad user experience.
The recent report from Searchmeterics shows how on-page SEO has changed in the period of past one year. The report examines the correlation of several factors with the high Google rankings.
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.
Ad Age that ranks the top performing U.S. Search Marketing Agencies every year has announced the results for 2012. The last year's Top 3 US Search Marketing Agencies have yet again succeeded in saving their positions. The rankings are on the basis of the previous year's U.S. and worldwide revenue of the companies. So, here are the top three search marketing agencies in 2012, as per the Ad Age: