Five of the most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

Five of the most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

June 3, 2016 7:05 pm

It’s Friday, and time for our weekly spherical-up of the week’s information in search marketing

Today we now have the costliest AdWords key phrases, a brand new website testing software from Google, and a take a look at whether or not Google elements in anchor textual content in inner hyperlinks.

Google’s subsequent cellular replace will think about web page velocity

Mobile web page velocity isn’t presently used as a rating issue by Google, however that may change with the subsequent cellular pleasant replace.

Google’s Gary Illyes confirmed this at a current Search Marketing Summit in Sydney. Though he wasn’t giving dates away, it seems this replace is a matter of months away.

What are the costliest key phrases within the US?

Our columnist Chris Lake has compiled an inventory of the costliest AdWords key phrases within the US. (We have the identical listing from the UK too).

What have we learnt? Well, the US key phrases are far more costly than these within the UK. The prime US key phrase is upwards of 4 occasions costlier than the equal throughout the Atlantic.

Also, whereas playing phrases dominate within the UK, it’s authorized key phrases within the States. seventy eight% are authorized phrases, together with 9 of the highest ten.

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A new cellular-pleasant testing device

Google has simply launched this device, based mostly upon the Page Speed Insights device.

The software exams and provides a rating for these three issues:

  • Mobile friendliness
  • Mobile velocity
  • Desktop velocity

Google will even ship you a report detailing the explanations in your scores and options for enchancment. Looks like Google must work on that desktop rating ;)


Does Google rely anchor textual content in inner hyperlinks?

Shaun Anderson from Hobo Web carried out an fascinating experiment taking a look at whether or not the anchor textual content utilized in inner hyperlinks is used as a rating issue by Google.

The reply appears to be sure. Please learn Shaun’s weblog for the complete particulars, however he primarily linked to a web page on his website which didn’t include the key phrases used within the anchor textual content linking to it.

The web page then ranked for that key phrase, and stopped rating when the hyperlink was eliminated.

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A helpful recap of Google I/I

There was tons to digest from Google I/S and Google has helpfully listed and defined the varied bulletins on the Webmaster Central Blog.

They are:

  • Rich playing cards
  • New Search Console reviews
  • Real-time indexing
  • More element on Accelerated Mobile Pages
  • A new and improved Structured Data Testing Tool
  • App Indexing’s migration to Firebase
  • App streaming
  • A revamp of developer documentation

And lastly, the launch of ClickZ Intelligence…

Last week noticed the launch of ClickZ Intelligence, a brand new service offering a variety of stories aimed toward digital marketing execs.

There’ll be some devoted search engine optimisation and PPC studies additional down the road, however for now we've got studies on social customer support, ecommerce checkout, buyer journeys, cellular advertisements, AI, and cellular commerce (see Rebecca Sentance’s take a look at this report from a search perspective).

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