A search marketer’s guide to using paid social media

SEO and social media would at first appear to be very different practices, especially when taking into account paid social advertising. However, there are significant SEO benefits to be gained from utilizing social media advertising as both an outreach platform and also as an analytics platform.

What are the SEO benefits of social media?

Social media has a host of benefits in a marketing context, including brand recognition and presence, advertising, customer service, content marketing and more. But does it have any benefits for SEO? We delve into the relationship between social and SEO and whether social media has any direct benefits for SEO. In short: “It’s complicated”.

Baidu SEO: How to optimize for China’s biggest search engine

Speak to pretty much anyone about SEO and the rhetoric will largely be in regards to the “Big G”. But there are countries in the world where Google is not king, and one of them is China. If you want to optimize for the world’s biggest economy, here’s what you need to know about Baidu, China’s primary search engine.

How to escape Google’s filter bubble

Over the years, Google has greatly increased the extent to which it tailors results to the user, with the aim of improving accuracy and relevance. While this can be helpful and convenient, many users find it disturbing – or unhelpful to their efforts in getting their site found by a wider audience. Here, we look at how, as a user, you can escape Google’s filter bubble – and as an SEO, how you can penetrate it.