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Why Your Website Can Reflect Your Organizational Dysfunction – Here’s Why #236

Organizational dysfunction is supposed to be an internal issue within an organization. But how can website visitors sense it by just visiting the website? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge and Brian Weiss explain how organizational dysfunction impacts users on your website and how you can fix it.  […]

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Eric Enge and Jay Baer- Key Factors for Delivering Seamless UX (Webinar Transcript)

As new technologies emerge and offer additional ways to interact with your customers, it’s imperative that you consider and provide a consistent, seamless user experience across ever-expanding channels and platforms. Easier said than done? Eric Enge (Digital Marketing Principal, Perficient) and Jay Baer (Founder, Convince & Convert) teamed up to present considerations and best practices […]

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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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Why Google Now Allows Third Party JavaScript in AMP – Here’s Why #235

Many web developers had been dreaming about including JavaScript in AMP pages as the natural form of AMP bans JavaScript. Now it looks like their dream has come true. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Ben Morss joins Eric Enge to explain why Google now allows third-party JavaScript in AMP and […]

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HTML and SEO (Clickbait title: Is Semantic HTML…. DEAD?)

HTML has always been the skeleton of the web: fundamental to its function, usually hidden, missing in certain areas, and important not to break. This HTML and SEO guide is written focused semantic SEO and the technical alignment between HTML and content. Structured Data has been a hot topic issue in SEO this year (as […]

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HTML for Marketers || HTML Part 1

If you’ve looked at a page’s source (ctrl+u), opened up the inspector (ctrl+shift+I), or built a web page yourself, you’ve seen HTML in action. If so, this article is probably not for you – it’s more for marketers without this kind of technical background to get them up to speed on the rest of this […]

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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 […]

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Don’t Discount Plain Old Images in Your Visual Search Strategy

Here are some rough notes on a conversation that occurred among some really smart people on the Twitter account of my boss, Eric Enge. Eric posted an article of mine (Google at 20: A Shift from Text to Images), which sparked this discussion: Following the comments from Malte Landwehr and Cindy Krum,  Aleyda Solis added, […]

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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 […]

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How Organic Search CTR is Impacted by Google’s Search Features in 2019

This study presents information on how Google’s move toward implementing search features is impacting click-through behavior in the search results. To our knowledge, this will be the first such study that marries actual rankings data with real clickstream data. Our partner in this project was AuthorityLabs Data Services. They identified 2M queries to track the […]

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2019 Data on Featured Snippets and the Knowledge Graph

For the fifth straight year, we searched the 1.4 million search queries to measure the state of featured snippets. The goal was to look at a large number of queries that have potential to generate a featured snippet. We then looked at how many of these produced results, as well as how these results have […]

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What Google Says vs. What SEOs Believe: Eric Enge and Rand Fishkin Analyze Survey Results

A SparkToro survey of more than 1,500 digital marketers revealed a wide range of opinions and views on Google ranking factors and whether or not Google’s statements about them are true or provably false. On November 7, 2019, Eric Enge (General Manager, Perficient Digital) and Rand Fishkin (Founder, SparkToro) presented a webinar, What Google Says vs. What SEOs […]

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Google BERT Update – Digital Marketing Quick Take

Google announced a major algorithm update, BERT, on October 25, 2019. The update will affect 10% of searches and make the search landscape better for everyone. How will it make search better, and what does this update mean for you? Watch as Eric Enge, Digital Marketing Manager at Perficient Digital, and Jessica Peck, Marketing Technology […]

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Rating the Smarts of the Personal Assistants – 2019 Edition

We are pleased to present the 2019 update to our Digital Personal Assistants accuracy study. In this latest edition of the study, we tested 4,999 queries on seven different devices: • Alexa • Echo Show • Cortana • Google Assistant on Google Home • Google Assistant on Google Home Hub • Google Assistant on a […]

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FAQ Schema Markup – Results May Vary

At the May 2019 Google I/O event, Google Search and Google Assistant officially announced support and a new Google Search Console enhancement report for FAQ structured data. The FAQ markup is meant for Frequently Asked Question pages that contain all questions and answers on a single page. Adding it can create a FAQ rich […]

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Why User Journeys Are Part of SEO – Here’s Why #224

User experience is becoming a part of SEO, but why does Google want to use it as a signal in their algorithm? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Brian Weiss explains how Google is using user experience to rank pages.  Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why. Click the subscribe […]

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Why Links Continue to Play a Role in Rankings – Here’s Why #223

It’s widely known that links are a ranking factor, but is that still really important in SEO? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge explains why links remain critical to successful SEO and shares tips to get links to your websites.  Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why. […]

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