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SEO & Google Ads | Monday Marketing Minutes with Tomahawk

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Today in the nest we talk about SEO & Google Ads . . . better together. Watch our Monday Marketing Minutes and find out why they are a match made in heaven this valentines week.

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5 SEO Marketing Success Factors for Travel

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It’s time to ask yourself if you’ve done everything you can to market your travel website to the right audience. If not, now is the time to try these 5 sure-fire strategies to boost your website performance:

Optimize your images

The number one selling feature of any travel-related website is photos. Some may say an image-heavy website is bad for SEO. We beg to differ. Images can be optimized with keywords using the alt tags and with proper naming conventions. These are also crawled by Google Bots and are displayed in both the Image Search results and the Universal results page. As a pro tip: submit an image sitemap in your Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) to get those beautiful pictures crawled. Another plus points for beautiful pictures – they’re not just good...

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The Battle Between SEO and User Experience

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Which one is really more important? SEO or User Experience? We say both! And equally so. Some claim that these two concepts are diametrically opposed. They say these two will never meet eye-to-eye and have been waging war against each other for the longest time. The truth is, they can work together rather well.

But, first things first, let us define these two concepts:

  • SEO or Search Engine Optimization – this is the act of purposely optimising your website via on-page and off-page tasks to help it rank better in search engine results pages.
  • UX or User Experience – refers to the process of enhancing user satisfaction of a website focusing on accessibility, usability and aesthetics.

Both actually work toward providing a service and aim for completing whatever conversion...

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Mobile & AMP: Speed is the Name of the Game

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When it comes to mobile browsing, speed is the number one consideration for users. Expectations are high, but many seem to be missing the mark. On average, load time for retail mSites is at 7.083 seconds according to Mobile HTTP Archive

The focus on images has been counterproductive to improving speed. Over that last few years, mobile page sizes have grown drastically with the average page served to mobile increasing by 203% since 2011. And the consequences are severe. Did you know that every second of delay from the first second of loading costs money? RadWare and Kissmetrics have published information on the impact of loading time to the bottom line. Some of the most important findings of the research include the following figures:

  • 11% decrease in pageviews
  • 7%...

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Intrusive Interstitial Penalty: Will You be Affected?

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Google has officially announced that they’ve rolled out the penalty that affects pages where content is not easily accessible to the user on mobile. The heads up on this has been on the webmaster blog since August 23, 2016.

The penalty only impacts intrusive interstitial that appear right after tapping the mobile search result. It does not impact pages that come up later. The search engine giant also stresses on the fact that this new signal is just one of hundreds that are used in ranking.

Understanding What Intrusive Interstitials Are

In the blog post, the search engine giant has given three good examples of interstitials that they consider intrusive. The following techniques make the content less accessible to mobile users and will therefore be affected:

  • A popup...

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A Four Point Guide to Choosing the Perfect Image

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Images can make or break a brand. As much as a good design is important for marketing materials nothing can replace the impact of an engaging image. Images add realism and authenticity to your product. But often just realism is not enough. The images must be engaging enough to prompt the intended response from your audience. Here are a few pointers to help choose the right images.

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Powerful images are those that capture your audience and create an imprint in their memory. Images are like teasers. We want a user to be so impressed by an image that they are tempted to experience your product or service themselves. Lighting, depth of field,  proportion, layout, dynamism, actions, expressions and many such elements determine the impact of a photograph. Hire a good...

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