In December 2011, Google announced a solution to display appropriate mobile content in search results, even if the mobile URL is a duplicate of a desktop page and has less link equity. They called this update Skip Redirect/Old Possum. Faster…
This is the first of what will be a new category on this blog: SEO tool reviews. We’ve been using SEMRush at Resolution Media since it was SEODigger, so when I was recently asked to write a review it wasn’t…
Many of the people who come to this blog from search engines are interested in finding a list of the top Google searches for this year. The problem is, they find the list of top Google Mobile Searches for 2011,…
I had mentioned the YouTube video keyword research tool in my Advanced Keyword Research Tactics presentation at SMX West in February, just a day after the tool was released. For those of you who weren’t there, however, you may have seen from vidiSEO or other video SEO focused blogs that YouTube released a keyword tool to help users find video-specific keywords. Video search behavior is often radically different than web search behavior, so the video keyword research tool can be used to mine popular video queries, which can be used to optimize video content or create YouTube sponsored listings.
If you’re the world’s most popular search engine, it’s difficult serve perfectly relevant results 100% of the time to 100% of the population. Especially for niche industries like Mobile SEO, where the first result for related terms for the past 4 years has been a site that hasn’t been updated since 2005. As a searcher, you can help Google improve their results by letting them know which sites you prefer through new features such as Preferred Sites and SearchWiki. If you like the content you see here and want it returned more often when you’re doing related searches, please consider adding it to your list of Google preferred sites, or voting it up in Google’s SearchWiki. Here’s how…
Hopefully my mobile friends will allow me to switch to the other part of this blog’s title and talk about natural search again, after spending so much time on mobile-specific SEO. Before I start I want to remind my readers that this is a personal blog with a disclaimer stating that these are my opinions and not necessarily those of Resolution Media or our parent company, Omnicom Media Group.
Just a quick note to say that I’ve stopped using Delicious regularly because it’s a pain to bookmark on my Blackberry, and most of my feed reading and sharing is done on the move. I’ve been using Google Reader for a while and I’m impressed by how easy it is to star and share content from my Blackberry or iPod Touch. I also like that Google Reader Trends tracks which of my content and what percentage of it was read on a mobile device. Overall, a more mobile-friendly product, which I am happy to support.
Very excited to be a part of SMX West this year. I haven’t made a secret of my frustration with search trade shows in general for catering to search marketing newbies, but SMX is unique in that they offer SMX advanced for marketers who don’t often learn at the more general trade shows, and a satisfaction guarantee. I had a great time at SMX Local & Mobile last year, and am looking forward to this SMX-perience as well.
The Chicago chapter of SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization) has asked me invite the serious hardcore SEO members of our meetup group to attend their Monday evening cocktail party at SES Chicago.
If this is your first visit to the Natural Search and Mobile SEO Blog, you might not know where to start. Since my first post in May 2007, I’ve tried to make this a place for information on more advanced or emerging topics within the field of search engine optimization, with a mobile SEO slant. I don’t know if these ten posts have been the most successful in achieving that goal, but they are the ten most popular posts from my contributions on this and the FindResolution blog. If you don’t know where to start, one of these may help you decide.
I wanted to break the silence for a minute to let readers know that, in spite of my apparent inactivity, I am actually hard at work. This is my personal blog, so updating it is not always a priority; but it will be updated soon enough with more original content on natural search and mobile SEO. Several things in the works, including a mobile SEO’s guide to mobile site creators, version 2 of the mobile SEO’s guide to mobile analytics, an iPhone query study, an update of the Mobile SEO White Paper, and a few other things. In the interim, you may be interested in checking out any one of several articles and blog posts that have come out recently:
I’ve been keeping busy this month with various endeavors (including vacations, wedding planning, article writing, client support and process development), but I’ll be continuing to post new content in the near future to this blog. In the meantime, here are various articles I’ve written in the past few weeks to keep you entertained and informed until the next update. Thanks for your patience, and for paying attention to the Natural Search and Mobile SEO Blog!
Google Ad Planner is Early Christmas for Search Marketers
Published June 26, 2008
Just a note to let my readers know that I updated my blogroll today. Since I started this Natural Search and Mobile SEO blog in May of last year, the focus has been as much on mobile search as it has been on desktop SEO, and I wanted to reflect that in the list of blogs I endorse. I also wanted to trim some of the fat, as I noticed several of the blogs on my blogroll were blogs I haven’t read in months, or even, in some cases, unsubscribed from.
The result: 24 links deleted, 11 links added.
Update: Since this article was written, Google has released a YouTube Keyword Suggestion Tool.
Currently the first
result in Google for “youtube keywords” is a video
claiming to do video keyword research using WordTracker. The problem
with doing keyword research for videos this way is that the most
popular queries in WordTracker, which takes its data from meta search
engines, are not necessarily the most popular queries in YouTube. In
fact, in most cases they’re probably entirely dissimilar.
Fortunately for video SEOs, last week brought a better video keyword
tool for YouTube queries: YouTube itself.
Anyone else going?:
Representatives from Facebook, MySpace, Intel, CafeMom and Izea will be there to answer questions. I have quite a few about how large brands can best leverage social media.
Ping me if you’re planning on attending. I’ll be there. Would be nice to meet some of you and see familiar faces.