Leads From Bing Yielding Higher Value

A few months ago, we reported that Bing paid search ads were yielding more leads at less cost for select clients in the healthcare and legal professions. Today Search Engine Roundtable’s Chris Boggs reported higher revenue from Bing and Yahoo for four client sites, with Google lagging in third, despite much higher search volume. This is consistent with what [...]

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Bing Search PPC Conversion Cost 54.5% Lower Than Google AdWords

Looking for an SEM game changer? If you haven’t yet tested Bing PPC ads, it might be worth looking into. The network seems to have just the right mix of competition levels, demographics and market share to provide significant savings in the verticals we tested. In late 2009, DemandResults began using Bing for legal industry [...]

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How Site Speed Affects Google Search Ranking

After at least a year of public discussion, Google officially announced that site speed – roughly defined as page load time – is a part of Google’s search algorithm. Our clients are already asking us how this change will affect their search ranking, and whether it’s something they should pay attention to. The answer to [...]

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How Social Search is Predicting the Future of the Box Office

For years, search marketers have been utilizing search data trends to make predictions that help calculate the probability that certain marketing messages might connect with audiences. As one small example, you have no doubt noticed an increase in Fortune 500 companies using the term “Cloud Computing” as of late. Although this term is still somewhat [...]

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Social Media Optimization: Facebook Pages Now More Important than Ever in Google Search

This week, Facebook Pages (typically created by businesses, organizations and artists) have started to appear in Google search results. With this highly anticipated move, it’s more important than ever to include Facebook as a vital part of your social media optimization (SMO) and SEO campaigns. Bold prediction: by the end of 2010, don’t be surprised [...]

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Bing Continues to Grow Market Share Ahead of Yahoo Partnership

According to Comscore data for December 2009, upstart search engine Bing continued to grow market share at the end of last year. Bing searches were up 70% from Microsoft’s previous product, LiveSearch, a year earlier. The company has still set no hard date for replacing Yahoo Search’s back end with Bing’s. One of the hurdles, [...]

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Salesforce Cites SEO for Salesforce App in Best Practice Whitepaper

So many keywords, so little time. Which keywords should you focus on during your next SEO campaign? Back in November, just before the Dreamforce conference, DemandResults launched our answer to that fundamental question – SEO for Salesforce, a highly configurable Salesforce.com app that enables companies to track which organic keywords convert to leads, opportunities and [...]

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Bing Sends Mixed Signals on Directory Indexation and NoFollow Rules

In a Bing community forum for Web publishers this week, a community member asked what he should do to get Bing to index his site pages more quickly. Program Manager Brett Yount verified an answer that advised community members to create backlinks to the Web site from sites that are indexed daily. He then posted [...]

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Top Search Marketing Stories for 2010

There were arguably more significant changes for search marketers during 2009 than in any previous year. However, most of these stories aren’t over yet.  Staying abreast of all these issues will be essential to being competitive in the coming year. Bing– Just when Apple’s brilliant and searing marketing schemes had convinced the world that there [...]

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Will Google’s Personalized Search Results be Bad for Startups?

Ever have the feeling you’re being followed? You aren’t imagining things. Google is keeping a record of your online search history, and as a result, you’ll likely never experience Google in the same way as anyone else again. In 2007, Google began experimenting with personalized search results – serving up a unique set of Web [...]

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