Hummingbird, Google’s new search algorithm launched August last year, is said to have impacted 90% of search results.
The majority of the affected results are for long-tail search queries, which is why many practitioners didn’t notice the changes when it was first launched (30 days before the update was publicly announced).
I’ve been asked this question many times, way before the year even started. So I just thought of writing about it, and perhaps to also serve as a module for our staff here at Xight Interactive.
The methods that I’m going to share on this post are the things that I’m implementing for the other sites I’m currently handling (that are aside from the clients we’re working on with our company) for over the next few months.
The growth of inquiries for search engine optimization services has certainly increased over the past couple of years.
In the past, businesses mostly contact SEO companies or independent consultants for help to further improve the visibility of their websites – and eventually to increase its traffic. But sadly, these days, perhaps more than half of the businesses looking for SEO help are businesses hoping to recover from algorithmic updates/penalties.
First off, sorry for the misleading title, because it’s not entirely true, since I’ve published 3 guest blog posts last year (2 for Moz and 1 for Hit Reach).
I’m not saying that guest blogging doesn’t work, because it really does (when getting published on the right places)!
It’s unavoidable for marketers to get stuck when running long-term campaigns, especially when they are accustomed to following a certain process (that most of us do in agencies).
This mostly happens when we have already exhausted almost every tactic limited on that process, which is not that great when you’re looking at scalability – and in consistently getting results.
2013 has been a solid year for my career, and surely, there are so many things that I have to be really thankful about.
Despite all the ups and downs that have happened to me this year, I just think that I’ve just grew stronger, as I’ve learned a lot of new things and met a lot of amazing people that certainly impacted my profession and my life as a whole.