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Beware Spambots That Ruin Analytic Numbers

One of the most exciting experiences in online publishing is a spike in site traffic. One of the most discouraging experiences is the discovery that the traffic is spam.

Spambots are becoming a more common problem for sites because they can distort website analytics and mislead and deceive site publishers. (more…)

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Map

Sitemaps Give Search Engines Reason to Like a Site

Sitemap tools are simple methods for giving search engines more information about content on a website.

Search engines of course will spider a site on a regular basis. Google and Bing hit many sites multiple times throughout a day. The word “multiple” is usually an understatement. (more…)

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Mobile first

Mobile Site Performance: Google Versus Bing

Reviewing mobile site performance is a useful exercise in understanding results from the two largest search engines.

Sometimes the results reveal that Bing and Google have different levels of reach with mobile visitors and different ways of ranking search results. (more…)

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YouTube suggested videos

YouTube Search Matters More Than Suggested Videos

Video producers who rely on YouTube’s “suggested videos” feature for projecting results will find it is more risky to getting viewership than the search feature.

Suggested videos is the name YouTube uses in its analytics report to describe a major source of traffic to videos on the site. That source appears on the right side of the page for desktop browsers when a viewer displays a video. (more…)

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video production

Videos Come With Higher Risk Than Articles

Online video production is a high-risk venture for content producers because of the amount of time and effort it takes to get it right.

The time and effort for producing a short, medium-quality video is higher than the time and effort for a short, medium-quality article. So the risk of producing a video is higher than the risk of producing an article. (more…)

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YouTube watch time

YouTube Watch Time Requires Delicate Balance

YouTube watch time is a critical measure in getting the best performance for search rankings and suggested videos.

Watch time is a measure in minutes for both individual videos and the video channel. YouTube favors high watch time numbers because it keeps visitors on the site longer. Visitors who are on the site longer view more ads. (more…)

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Online business success

Website Content Goals Depend on Growth, Improvement

Website content goals sometimes are overwhelming because so many of them are possible.

Search engines have increasingly complex and demanding requirements for a website to get higher ranks in search results. Competition continues to grow at a rapid pace; the number of websites and website pages far outpaces the growth in audience and revenue. (more…)


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