Search and Snippets: Love at First Sight

A snippet is what we first see in search results and social media streams, it’s what makes us click or re-share. That is why, as a search engine marketer, you should pay attention to what searchers actually see in the search engine result pages.

First of all you should understand what a snippet consists of.

Google Snippet

Title is retrieved from the <title> of the page. It is better to have it 70 characters or less, however now it is often said that search engines limit the length of the Titles by the pixels, not by keywords.
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Facebook Features You Should Use

I am sure you spend a lot of time using Facebook to promote your business there. However, Facebook keeps changing and improving (for example, Facebook Graph Search is coming to all U.S. users) and new features you can use appear.

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments if I’m missing any important ones.

1. Promote Your Posts

This one you should know. If you have a post you want your page’s fans to notice, you can promote it to them, especially if you are posting about a contest or special promo. Depending on your Edgerank, a lot of your fans may otherwise miss your important posts. Post promotion increases visibility.
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SEO News of the Week: New AdWords Integration, Better Organized Google Webmaster Tools and Bing’s New Image Search Filter

Bing announced that a new “Search by License” feature is available now in Bing image search. This  feature has six different filters: 1. All, 2. Public domain, 3. Free to share and use, 4. Free to share and use commercially, 5. Free to modify, share and use, 6. Free to modify, share and use commercially. Now you can easily find an image that that will best serve your needs without manual sorting.

Google Analytics started to roll out a new AdWords integration infrastructure for advertisers. The new integration is laying a foundation for adding new AdWords dimensions quickly – such as Ads – and paving the path for a rich set of reports such as enhanced campaign bid adjustments and Google Display Network targeting settings.
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Responsive Web Design for Mobile Websites

Recently, Helen Vozna wrote an article entitled Mobile Website Optimization: Where to Start. She wrote about optimizing the way search engines crawl your website by providing and submitting a mobile sitemap. However, there is a modern technology that allows you to optimize your website for mobile users, while retaining the original user experience that you have invested so much time in. This technology is called responsive web design.

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How to Win With the New Google Shopping

Google Shopping has replaced the free Product Search in October’12 in the US. In Europe, the migration from free to paid will be complete by June 11th, 2013.  What you want to know is how you can make (more) money by advertising your products on Google Shopping. Here it is:

1. How other people make money with Google Shopping

Product Listing Ads (PLAs) are those picture-ads that you see on Google’s Search Engine Result Page (SERP):

Google-product-listing-ads
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