Search engine marketing

How does content curation work?

“Content is King.” The content marketing battle cry is still relevant. However, for a few years now, there has been a slight shift: further back in the past there was nothing but self-developed contributions, today you also have to rely on distributing external content. Content curation has brought about a contemporary form of online marketing, oriented on social media and traditional cultural activities (museums, exhibitions, etc). But how does content curation work and for whom is it useful? [...]  

Content analytics and measuring success right

Strategic planning, laborious implementation, targeted promotion – anyone looking to make content marketing a sustainable aspect of their advertising campaign has their work cut out. But just because the content is online and has acquired its first likes doesn’t mean that the work is over and it’s time to put your feet up. Long-term monitoring of results and the optimisation of individual marketing measures are vital for achieving your targets. [...]  

Content promotion: maximum reach for your content

A content marketing strategy doesn’t just appear, but is rather the result of an intense analysis of goals, strengths, and content. Implementing the strategy requires a lot of personnel as well as finances. You design the content, write blog posts, produce videos, and put together whitepaper and e-books. After all this, you still aren’t finished. Nothing will happen if you don’t start promoting your content to target groups. If you want to be a successful marketer, you should know where and how to market your content. [...]  

Content marketing: tools for a smoother workflow

Carrying out a content marketing strategy effectively from start to finish requires sustained, professional, and goal-orientated execution. Many marketers will despair in this huge mountain of challenges. From the research to the monitoring, many different people are involved, and countless tasks need to be divided, scheduled, and then completed. But not to fret – there are many handy content marketing tools out there that will help make your life that bit easier. [...]  

Multilingual websites in e-commerce: international SEO

If you want your website to gain ground on the international stage, it’s crucial to be able to offer your content in a range of languages. But it takes more than just a good translation to keep all the versions of your site at the top of the search engine results pages. Without adequate SEO measures, your multilingual websites can quickly fall short of the mark. [...]  

Focusing on your target market: successful content planning

To be able to implement all your content marketing goals, you’ll need a well-structured and thought-out editorial plan. By carrying out proper strategic considerations in advance – including topic research and resource planning – you can be sure to create a solid content plan that gives all your editors a clear view of the tasks ahead. By doing so, you can give more weight to your content marketing activities, because your whole team will understand the goals and methods agreed upon in advance. [...]  

Canonical tag: what’s behind the canonical URL?

When certain website content is used multiple times, it’s not always due to inattentiveness, but could be intentional: international websites or online shops, for example, display lots of similar content. To ensure that search engines don’t classify this as duplicate content, there are certain methods, such as the canonical tag, which enable you to link to the original content. [...]  

hreflang: The HTML attribute for multilingual websites

To offer a website in several languages is a challenge in every respect. Apart from the translation and preparation of the navigation elements and content, other aspects such as networking and search engine optimisation of the different versions require effort and a planned approach. To make sure that all your efforts are not in vain, and that search engines like Google can identify all the alternative versions of your website, you should use the link attribute hreflang. [...]  

Content delivery network: a look at the SEO advantages

Content delivery networks (CDNs) provide website owners with a global web of servers. Depending on from where a user accesses a website, the closest server will respond and deliver the site’s static content as fast as possible. Although the user will not notice any of this, they undoubtedly benefit from the shorter loading times and optimal availability. Given that loading time and performance are and always will be crucial to search engine optimisation, CDNs can offer major advantages from a SEO point of view. [...]  

RankBrain: the evolution of the Google algorithm

Google is the search engine of choice for an overwhelming majority of internet users around the world. Around 3 billion user requests are answered each day by the market leader. This is partially thanks to a self-learning AI system known as RankBrain. Normally, Google lays low when it comes to revealing its search algorithms but this time the company has been quite open. We explain how RankBrain works. [...]