6 Ways in Which Social Signals Improve Ranking

Social signals represent interactions, such as retweets, likes, and votes, of social media users with your brand, which indicate its popularity and quality to search engines. Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines use certain algorithms to determine the ranking of search results. The actual influence of social signals on the results of the algorithms is anyone’s guess, since the algorithms of search engines are protected via non-disclosure agreements. However, social media undoubtedly is the

A Visual Look at Holiday Customer Journeys

If you’ve not subscribed yet, I’d highly recommend the Think with Google site and newsletter. Google puts out some amazing material to help retailers and businesses to grow their business online. In a recent article, they did a great job at visualizing 3 common customer journeys that are seen starting around Black Friday: The path to an unexpected retailer – starting with a mobile search, the journey provides insight into a specific persona that is

How A Rogue, Hacked Subdomain Got My Primary Domain In Trouble with Google!

When a new service hits the market that I want to test out, I typically sign up and give it a test run. For many platforms, part of the onboarding is to point a subdomain to their server so you can run the platform on your subdomain. Over the years, I’ve added dozens of subdomains that pointed to different services. If I got rid of the service, I often didn’t even bother cleaning up the