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Google has announced that they have made significant new Penguin updates that all website owners should be familiar with. These changes include how Penguin is incorporated into the algorithm and how it impacts sites. Google first introduced Penguin to the marketing world in 2012. The update that went live on September 23, 2016 was the…


 

Google Rolls Out AMP to All Mobile Content The search community is agog with the announcement that Google has begun its full rollout of AMP to all content on mobile search. AMP, which stands for “Accelerated Mobile Pages,” started as an open source project to help publishers create fast-loading web pages. AMP-enabled content was initially…


 

We invite you to learn about Sustainable Content Marketing through this webinar with industry leaders Steve Krull of Be Found Online and Erik Newton of BrightEdge. Join us on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 10 am Pacific time, 1 pm Eastern to learn more about sustainable content marketing. Avoid content marketing burnout by keeping the fuel for…


 

Micro-moments Shape the Customer Experience Whether it’s finding the address of a local establishment or seeking out a video to learn a new skill, search intent influences what a customer is hoping to find. Google describes this search behavior as the micro-moment: fleeting digital forays that fulfill a desire to know something, go somewhere, do something, or buy…


 

We invite you to join the webinar to learn more about SEO + UX on September 22nd at 10am PST, 1pm EST. Forget Will and Kate. The real wedding of the century is between the most unlikely of couples: SEO and UX. Long considered polar opposites – enemies, even, in some camps – these two critical elements of your…


 

Considering that there were over 3 billion people online by June of 2016, it is clear that the Internet has forever changed how we communicate with one another– and with the businesses we are interested in buying from. Within the business space, digital marketing has become increasingly critical to success. Consider that: 81 percent of…


 

“At VMware, BrightEdge is a fundamental part of our web strategy. It allows us to optimize our landing pages, attract quality traffic and grow our business. We cannot imagine doing it without the support of BrightEdge.” — Cindy Phan, VMware We recently had the chance to sit down with Cindy Phan, the Senior Manager of…


 

Brand awareness is how familiar people are with your organization and what you provide. This includes brand recognition – the ability of people to recognize your brand logo or name and the associations they have with you. Brand awareness and reputation directly impact your sales rates and your organizational success. Research indicates that growth in…


 

A digital marketing strategy is a set of guidelines that outlines for brands what they want to accomplish and how to reach their goals. It provides brands with guidance as they deploy their efforts, helping to keep everything moving efficiently and effectively. Despite the importance of a digital marketing strategy, an estimated 65 percent of…


 

The “I Want To Do” Micro-Moment This installment of the BrightEdge Micro-Moments blog series is focused on the “I want to do” micro-moment. “I want to do” helps people learn how to accomplish a task. “I want to do” is an important micro-moment for brands because it helps to build credibility and brand awareness with…


 

2016 SEO best practices 2016 are numerous, but can be divided into 5 categories: Multichannel & hybrid marketing Using Schema Micro-moments Meta descriptions Optimizing site-wide The impact and influence of a brand’s online presence cannot be underestimated. Seventy-two percent of millennials say that they conduct online research before they go shopping in person. For those…


 

Your target audience describes the people you want to reach with your marketing efforts because they are the most likely to be interested in buying your products and services. The better you understand your prospects and their pain points and motivations, the easier it will be for you to produce content that will draw them…