Five competitive advertising strategies to outsmart your competition

It’s often said that competition is good for your business. It pushes you to be your best. Think Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi, Visa vs. MasterCard, Xbox vs. PlayStation, or Apple vs. Microsoft.

Of course, part of the fun of rivalry is stealing customers from your rivals. You can do that with the

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Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/05/25/five-competitive-advertising-strategies-to-outsmart-your-competition/

How to optimize images for SEO

And the best thing about images, is that they can be used to bring in organic traffic via search engine image results.

But in order for this to happen, they need to be optimised accordingly.

Here’s a guide to make you aware of the key things you need to be doing when

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Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/02/16/how-to-optimize-images-for-seo/

An absolute beginner’s guide to setting up Google Analytics for your website

 

This article was originally published on our sister site ClickZ, but it’s so helpful we thought we’d share it here too.

Our beginner’s guide to Google Analytics teaches you how to set up an account that is linked to your site and recommends a few basic metrics to look at.

Google Analytics

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Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/02/03/an-absolute-beginners-guide-to-setting-up-google-analytics-for-your-website/

12 valuable marketing lessons from Snapchat’s success

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Snapchat is turning into a very appealing platform for brands, while the engagement of its users keep increasing. How did it become the new trending social platform?

Snapchat has surprisingly evolved into a very interesting social network, both for the users, but also for

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Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/04/15/12-valuable-marketing-lessons-from-snapchats-success/

30 quick and easy SEO tips for small businesses

For the uninitiated, SEO can seem to be a complex and foreign landscape, but it doesn’t have to be too complicated.

Indeed, there’s a lot that small businesses (and anyone) can do without any great SEO knowledge, and without spending too much money.

With the help of some search

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Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/04/13/30-quick-and-easy-seo-tips-for-small-businesses/

How to completely dominate Google’s first page

See that’s the thing about SEO, it doesn’t matter how doggedly you optimise every element of your site, making it as easy as possible for Google to crawl every page nor does it matter that you’re creating top-notch content on a regular basis, because there will always be competition from

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Article source: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/how-to/2438200/how-to-completely-dominate-googles-first-page

10 tips for writing effective headlines for the web

The importance of headlines should never be overlooked, a little time spent finding the right headline can make a lot of difference. 

A good headline means more people will click on your article wherever they see it, it ensures that the effort you spent in writing an article doesn’t go to

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Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/03/21/10-tips-for-writing-effective-headlines-for-the-web/

How hacking hurts your website’s ranking in search results

When your website’s down, it takes your search rankings down too.

The first page of search engine results is prime real estate. And every webmaster is trying to get their website to show up there. But just when you think you finally landed a slice of that coveted real estate,

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Article source: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/study/2439338/how-hacking-hurts-your-website-s-ranking-in-search-results

Guide to social media image sizes [infographic]

Last week we published a very handy guide to social media image sizes on our sister website ClickZ UK. 

If you click on the above link, you can see a much larger version of the infographic, but we also thought it was worth sharing here at SEW.

All of the sizes

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Google has launched Accelerated Mobile Pages

It’s been a massive week for the Google SERPs this week and it’s only Tuesday. As well as Google killing Right Hand Side Ads and shutting down its own comparison service, it seems that Google has also launched its Accelerated Mobile Pages project.

Although we had been expecting it

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Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/02/23/google-has-launched-accelerated-mobile-pages/