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Why Mapping User Needs is Critical to SEO – Here’s Why #251

Google has been constantly making algorithm updates in the past couple years. Why? Has their focus shifted? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge goes through different Google algorithm updates since March of 2018 and explains why Google made these updates.  Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why. […]

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Introduction to AI-Powered “Live Search” for Magento

Consumers are increasingly moving to mobile commerce for their shopping needs, but how many are completing their orders? I attended the Adobe webinar “AI-Powered ‘Live Search’ for Magento + Early Adopter Program” and found that shoppers struggle with completing mobile purchases due to search inconsistencies. Magento is working to remedy this with Live Search built […]

How to Differentiate Your B2B Products During COVID-19

COVID-19 has completely changed the way B2B businesses sell products to customers. Traditionally a buyer would experience the product and its features first-hand, determine if the product will meet expectations, and make purchases in an office setting. Unfortunately, the ability to safely go through that process is not an option during these unprecedented times. Businesses […]

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How to Boost Up Your On-Site Search with a Product Experience Page

On-site search is often a component that often gets overlooked because it can be complicated and challenging to tweak and tune this element of your site with ease. However, before jumping in to set priorities for boosting specific terms, which could lead to negative consequences elsewhere on your website, I recommend looking at product data to enhance your on-site search.  Product data is vital to the […]

Eric Enge and Jessica Peck on Why Google Uses Machine Learning

Why Google Uses Machine Learning – Here’s Why #245

Machine learning is always a hot topic in the search community, and there is still confusion on how and why Google uses machine learning in their search algorithms. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge and Jessica Peck explain why you need to understand how Google uses machine learning.  […]

Why You Should Know About The New Google Page Experience Signal

Why You Should Know About the New Google Page Experience Signal – Here’s Why #242

On May 28th, 2020, Google announced that they were adding a new ranking algorithm called the Google Page Experience, which incorporates some new page experience metrics in their ranking factor. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge walks us through this algorithm update and shares advice to get you prepared […]

When to Shake: Handshake Use Cases (Part 2)

this post is a continuation of our discussion about search connector use cases. Click here to read the first half of this topic. Customer Service Search has changed the way customer service is offered and provided. Smarter algorithms and better machine learning models can help deflect cases, but sometimes a call is necessary. Search can […]

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Do Links Still Matter for SEO in 2020?

Here are the results from the fifth of our “Links as a Ranking Factor” studies. We conducted the first of these studies in May 2016 and have been tracking the same query set over time to measure any material shifts in the role of links. In this year’s study, we also expanded our examination of […]

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How Google’s Search Features Impact Organic CTR

The Information You Need to Thrive in Today’s Google Landscape This study presents never-before-seen information on how Google’s search features impact click-through rate (CTR) behavior in the search results. To our knowledge, this will be the first such study that marries actual rankings data with real clickstream data. Key findings in this report include (but […]

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Quick Take: Google’s Change to Featured Snippets Matters to You

On January 22, 2020, Google announced a change to the search results as it relates to featured snippets – and site publishers are worried about it means for their traffic. Watch and listen as Eric Enge, Principal at Perficient Digital, talks about the change and why it’s a good thing for users.  Resources Impact […]

Eric Enge on Why You Need To Understand Google’s Changing Serp Landscape And Their Impact

You Need to Understand Google’s Changing SERP Landscape and Their Impact – Here’s Why #231

Google consistently changes search features as a way to improve user satisfaction. For search marketers, we wonder how those search features affect user’s organic click-through rate behavior. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge reveals insights from his first-ever public study on Google SERP features and click-through rates.  Don’t […]

Case Study: A Correlation Between Website Traffic and Google Broad Core Algorithm Updates

On March 12, 2019, a Google Broad Core Algorithm Update caused an instant 30% loss in sessions from organic search for an ecommerce website. In response, the site reduced its internal link graph from millions of pages to a couple of thousand by removing noindex filter and facet pages. A sharp recovery began with the […]

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