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Keyword research

Keyword research – part 1: first steps

The world of search engine optimization revolves around keywords. Website operators looking to optimize their project for major search engines must find out how to get their search terms on the coveted top spots in the search engine results pages. To put it another way, on-page optimization can’t take place without first conducting keyword research. In the first part of our series, we introduce...

SEO glossary: search engine optimization from A to Z

Search engine optimization from A to Z

Between white hat SEO and black hat SEO lies a grey zone, aptly named grey hat SEO. Marketers use this area to increase their link juice and to obtain a better position in the SERPs. As you can see, there are many complicated technical terms when it comes to search engine optimization, which can prove confusing for some. This small SEO glossary helps you to understand the terminology and means you...

Synergy in search engine marketing

Synergy in search engine marketing: how to find the right SEO-SEA mix

Search engine optimization and search engine advertising aims to increase the visibility of a website, gain more visitors, and generate conversions. These two components of search engine marketing (SEM) should not be viewed as two completely distinct features. Only with the right mix of SEO and SEA is it possible to achieve synergy in search engine marketing and, as a result, sustainably increase...

What is search engine marketing?

What is search engine marketing (SEM)?

Search engine marketing (SEM) is one of today’s most important online marketing channels. But what exactly is search engine marketing? And how do its subcomponents SEO and SEA vary from one another? By adhering to fundamental marketing measures for web searches, website operators are able to optimize strategic aspects of their websites, thereby gaining more visitors and enhancing their web...

Cloaking – a SEO taboo

Cloaking – SEO tactics against Google policy

Cloaking is a technique used by website operators to deceive search engines and in doing so gain a better ranking. By learning about this black hat SEO method, you can make sure to avoid implementing accidental cloaking tactics for your website and so ensure you’re not at risk of being excluded from the index of the leading search engine results pages. This introduction to cloaking will explain...

Search more effectively with Google operators

Advanced web search with Google operators

Google is the most popular search machine in the Western world and handles billions of search requests daily. What few users know, however, is that Google has a number of specialized commands to help searchers find what they’re looking for as quickly as possible. These operators are entered into the search bar along with keywords or search terms. Website operators can also gain valuable...

How do demand-side platforms work?

Online marketing basics: demand-side platform

These days, online advertising is a bidding war, played out in real time. In just a few seconds, complex algorithms decide which banner or advertising medium is to be displayed to your target audience. This being said, everybody wants to show their ads where customers will see them, making ad impressions highly sought-after commodities. They are thus subjected to a competitive bidding process. The...