search queries

How to discover & suggest Google-selected canonical URLs for your pages

Sometimes a web page can be reached by using more than one URL. In such cases, Google tries to determine the best URL to display in search and to use in other ways. We call this the “canonical URL.” There are ways site owners can help us better determine what should be the canonical URLs …

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Consolidating your website traffic on canonical URLs

In Search Console, the Performance report currently credits all page metrics to the exact URL that the user is referred to by Google Search. Although this provides very specific data, it makes property management more difficult; for example: if your site has mobile and desktop versions on different properties, you must open multiple properties to …

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Branded search vs direct search: How to optimize for brand-driven queries

So you have built a brand, large enough for it to be searched on Google? Now, how well are you ranking for all those branded queries? A few days ago Joy Hawkins posted a very insightful thread distinguishing between two important brand-driven search queries: Branded searches are searches for brands that you sell (even if it’s a part of …

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Introducing the new Search Console

A few months ago we released a beta version of a new Search Console experience to a limited number of users. We are now starting to release this beta version to all users of Search Console, so that everyone can explore this simplified process of optimizing a website’s presence on Google Search. The functionality will …

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How AI and Machine Learning Will Impact Content

Artificial intelligence development and its impact on different industries have been all the rage in the last year. The digital marketing medium is facing years of fundamental strategic changes due to revolutionary new intelligent technologies. It shouldn’t be difficult, however, as this dynamic medium has already been able to effectively adapt to new changes like …

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6 Actionable SEO Strategies for Exceptional Customer Service

Most businesses put their heart and soul into acquiring new customers but ignore the huge opportunity in retaining existing customers. Customer retention, the most overlooked marketing tactic, is said to be the money maker since existing customers are likely to spend 31% more and 50% more likely to try new products when compared to new customers. …

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