Digital Marketing News Recap: What Is New in SEO, PPC and Social Media?

Are you the one who wants to change or the one who wants to fall behind?

It’s time for our quarterly SEO news recap.  Web CEO has carefully picked for you the hottest news and updates that happened in the fields of SEO, PPC and Social Media.

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What’s new in SEO and PPC?

Starting from January 23rd, Google made it easier for advertisers to compare the cost of Google Adwords data with other data in Google Analytics with the help of automatic currency conversion.
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Mobile SEO Countdown: What Factors Will Google Use After April 21?

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The digital world is flooded with Mobile Spring Madness and the only way to overcome it is to fall for it.  Since the latest Google announcement about its intent to include mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor after an April 21st update, the mobile readiness of your site is no longer optional; it is imperative. In the new age when the average amount of traffic that comes from smartphones is from 30% to 50% (depending on business niche), the fact that your website rankings can benefit from mobile optimization is heartwarming and challenging. Sure, you don’t want your website visitors to take flight at the first sign that your mobile website lacks user-friendliness. This can prevent you from benefitting from a large portion of highly-converting mobile traffic. Just so you know:
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SEO News of Autumn 2014: What We Should Be Thankful For

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The SEO industry this autumn season was full of interesting, dramatic and influential updates and changes we should be thankful for and challenged about.

On September 25th, Google launched its regular Panda 4.1 Update; not as big as the previous one, but with new signals to detect low-quality content. Small and medium sites with high quality content were thankful to Google for being benefited with higher rankings in search results, while news, medical and download sites were bereft of their slices of cake.
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Google Penguin 3.0: The Key Takeaways And Penguin-Proof Predictions From Web CEO

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I love penguins and many of you do as well. They are cute, not aggressive and have a funny way of walking. But to those who do SEO, a penguin is a kind of monster pecking their sites and eating their rankings. No wonder most SEOs shudder at the thought of penguins. It’s been almost a year since the 2.1 edition of Penguin rolled out. Now, just in time for Halloween, the Google Penguin 3.0 Update is here.  It started its invasion on October 17th and it is going to roll out across the globe over the next several weeks. People initially felt relief after John Mueller (the famous Google Webmaster Trends Analyst) said that the update had already been completely rolled out, but this was soon followed by an unexpected message from Pierre Far (another major Google Webmaster Trends Analyst) implying that the effects were yet to be seen in most cases.
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Structured Snippets: How to Decorate SERPS With Structured Data Patterns From Your Website

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What is a structured snippet?

Google web search has evolved in the last several years. With personalized and conversational search powered by Knowledge Graph Optimization, Google tries to pick the most relevant data from your site in order to return it to searchers under search query links.  It’s likely that newly designed structured snippets are the result of the long-term rollout of the Google Hummingbird enhanced algorithm.
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