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20
Sep

SmartSearch Marketing is Proud to be a Google Premier Partner!

SmartSearch Marketing was recently named a Google PREMIER Partner Agency. This is an honor reserved for select agencies that meet Google’s stringent qualification criteria including: the ability to keep and grow clients, employee education and skills development, obtaining multiple Google certifications, and adhering to additional agency best practices. We are proud to be one of only a few B2B-oriented digital agencies that is also a Google PREMIER Partner. Read more

31
Aug

New Free Google Title Tag SERP Preview Tool for 2016 by SmartSearch Marketing

In May of 2016 Google updated the SERP’s (Search Engine Results Pages). Since 2014 Google has been using a pixel-based Title Tag limit – instead of character length. The most recent update has expanded the Title and Description tags from 512 pixels to 600 pixels. In my opinion this is a big win for SEO’s.  Here’s why… Read more

26
Aug

Implementing Google Expanded Text Ads

In February of this year, Google announced they would no longer serve ads on the right “rail” (or sidebar) of their search results.  This move was designed to improve the consistency of the search experience when using multiple devices, especially mobile devices that lacked the space to show results in the two column format. Read more

18
Aug

Optimizing Your Testing/CRO Program

This year I went to the Conversion Conference in Las Vegas where I saw many amazing speakers, one of which was Clair Vo from experimentengine.com who spoke about how to determine if your testing program is successful and what metrics to look at. For those who were unable to attend I will discuss some of the main points. Read more

29
Jul

Seven of My Favorite Custom Advanced Segments for B2B Websites

Advanced segments offer additional insights over the standard Google Analytics reports. There are some predefined segments already in Google Analytics, and users can build their own custom segments tailored to their specific business needs.   I love to use advanced segments when reporting on website performance.  Here are 7 of my favorite custom segments that I consider very insightful for a B2B website. Read more

29
Jul

Creating a Successful Call-Only Mobile Campaign

In February 2015, Google launched Call Only Campaigns.  These campaigns allow marketers to exclusively target mobile devices and drive phone calls.  In this post I share my tips for effective Call-Only Mobile Campaigns including keywords, ad copy, bid management and ad scheduling… Read more

18
Jul

Structured Data: Why It Must Be a Part of Your SEO Strategy

Structured data is one of the newest pieces of the SEO puzzle, yet it seems there is some hesitation to incorporating it into an SEO strategy. Yes it’s code-based, and a lot of SEO’s don’t have access to the CMS or website code. And sometimes it can be a challenge to get web developers to implement. Even though these challenges arise, structured data is an essential SEO tactic. Here are several reasons SEOs must incorporate it into their SEO strategy… now. Read more