Every year in June, Apple and Google hold conferences to announce their latest technology. With each announcement, both companies seem to be reaffirming their larger company goals and values — Apple asserting its commitment to designing and selling quality products, and Google bolstering its mission to collect and organize the world’s data with the ultimate intent of monetizing the results with advertising. These goals resurface through many of the company’s business decisions, most recently through the divergent app indexing frameworks promoted by the two companies. For a long time, deep app content has been locked in app code, largely un-indexed and inaccessible to search engine crawlers. The only content that crawlers could get was app titles and descriptions from the various app stores, and from company websites. Now that both Apple and Google have announced methods for indexing deep content within apps, the situation has dramatically and irreversibly changed. For … [Read more...] about Apple Search + iOS App Indexing
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There seems to be no end to companies saying they offer real time search these days. And no end to people quoting how Google itself says it wants to improve in the area. But what does real time search really mean? This article offers some definitions and focuses on players in the space. Real Time By Any Other Name Would Smell As Tweet For me, “real time search” means looking through material that literally is published in real time. In other words, material where there’s practically no delay between composition and publishing. You take a picture and seconds later, it’s posted to the world to see. You think of something, immediately tap it out on Twitter, and your tweet is shared almost as soon as you thought of it. What’s NOT real time publishing? Blogging, for the most part. A post has to be written, which typically will be at least a few paragraphs long. It may involve some research, taking more time. It may involve a ton of research, taking even more … [Read more...] about What Is Real Time Search? Definitions & Players
Episode Overview In this final 2019 SEO Predictions episode, we wrap up our discussions with leaders in the SEO community to understand what’s next for SEO in 2019. Join Eric Enge, General Manager of Perficient Digital as he and Ben dig into the importance of desktop vs. mobile. iTunes Overcast Spotify Stitcher Episode Transcript Ben: Welcome to SEO predictions month on the Voices of Search podcast. I’m your host Benjamin Shapiro, and today we’re going to continue our month long series covering some of the boldest SEO predictions for 2019. Ben: Joining us for SEO predictions month is Eric Enge who is the General Manager for Digital Marketing at Perficient Digital, which is a leading digital transformation … [Read more...] about Voices of Search Episode 34: Is desktop more important than mobile?
Adult words Definition: Certain words of an adult nature that are censored by some search engines. These phrases often cause a search engine to limit the inclusion of a web page to the adult area of the search engine. These pages are then excluded from the general search. Agent Definition: A piece of software, such as a browser or spider, that interprets the content on a web server and presents it to the user as a web page. Examples include Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape and various search engine spiders. Examples: MS Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Googlebot, Slurp, T-Rex Agent name delivery Definition: The act of presenting one set of content to search engine spiders based on the name of that spider and another set of content to human web users. This is done to present content that has been specifically optimized to rank well at each search engine while still presenting the same … [Read more...] about Search Engine Marketing Glossary
Between the long-awaited rollout of Penguin 4.0, a strengthening of Google’s mobile-friendly ranking signal and the ‘Possum’ algorithm update impacting local search, 2016 was an interesting year for Google algorithm changes. And with an upcoming move to a mobile-first search index already on the cards, as well as a penalty for intrusive mobile interstitials coming into effect on the 10th, 2017 promises to be just as eventful. Looking back at 2016, which algorithm changes were the most impactful for marketers in the industry? And how can brands best prepare themselves for what might be around the corner? I spoke to Sastry Rachakonda and Ajay Rama of digital marketing agency iQuanti, along with Search Engine Watch’s regular mobile columnist Andy Favell, to get their thoughts on what’s to come in the search industry. The most impactful algorithm updates of 2016 “Mobile-first indexing is probably the most significant change that happened this … [Read more...] about Which Google algorithm changes impacted marketers most in 2016 – and what can we expect from 2017?