How to recognize a lost cause in SEO projects and request for proposals (RFPs)

Like many of my search colleagues, I genuinely enjoy seeing my search engine optimization (SEO) projects succeed. I like seeing client sites in Position Zero. I like seeing client listings in the People Also Ask section of a search engine results page (SERP). I especially like seeing top search listings with rich snippets − such …

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YouTube Shopping Ads, Bing Link Penalties, Influencer Endorsements & More News [PODCAST]

Catch up on this week’s episode of Marketing O’Clock, part of the Search Engine Journal Podcast Network. Greg Finn and Christine “Shep” Zirnheld are covering the digital marketing news you’ve been talking about all week and the stories you may have missed. YouTube Placement for Shopping Ads Joy to the world! A new shopping ad …

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Google’s John Mueller On Blocking Robots.txt Files From Being Indexed

Google’s John Mueller recently provided some advice on how to block robots.txt and sitemap files from being indexed in search results. This advice was prompted by a tweet from Google’s Gary Illyes, who randomly pointed out that robots.txt can technically be indexed like any other URL. While it provides special directions for crawling, there’s nothing …

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Google Ads Editor Gets New Features & Support For New Campaign Types

Google Ads Editor has been updated with support for new campaign types as well as several new features. New Campaign Types Google Ads Editor version 1.2 now supports app campaigns for engagement and Discovery campaigns. These campaign types can be created and edited at scale using Editor. New Features Shared negative keyword lists Negative keyword …

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Learn the Technical SEO Skills Needed to Rank Higher on Google

This comprehensive course will take you from SEO novice to expert. November 7, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If …

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YouTube to Display Shopping Ads on the Home Feed and in Search Results

Google is bringing shopping ads to YouTube’s home feed and search results, letting advertisers tap into users’ shopping intent. Users are increasingly turning to videos to help them decide what to buy during the holiday season, Google says, which is why it will benefit advertisers to have their shopping ads displayed on YouTube: “Video has …

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Google Expands Shopping Ads to Over 50 New Markets, Adds New Features

Google is expanding shopping ads and introducing new features to help advertisers target shoppers worldwide. Shopping ads are now available in over 50 new markets, and 95 markets in total. In order to take advantage of the greater availability, Google Ads is rolling out the following features. Multi-Country Feeds Advertisers can reach more holiday shoppers …

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