A roundup of the posts published on our Hebrew internet marketing blog on March 2015: all you need to know about Google mobile update scheduled to April 21, including how to prepare your website and check its mobile usability. Also: how to use Facebook video ads for higher conversion, how to clean your website for spring, and what’s the deal with the new streaming app and Facebook’s planned Phone App?

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Google Mobile Ranking Update on April 21

Google officially announced that starting on April 21, a mobile-friendly ranking factor will be added to Google algorithm. In addition, Google mobile search results will include more deep links from applications. In the meantime, Google recommends webmasters to check and improve their websites’ mobile usability, and to app owners to allow Google to crawl their apps’ content using App Indexing.

Full post: Google Mobile-Friendly Algorithm

 

How to Increase Conversions using Facebook Video Ads

Facebook marketers are starting to realize that wide reach and high engagement rates don’t necessarily translate to the desired return on investment (ROI). Video ads is one of the strongest Facebook advertising tools, and using it properly can lead to a significant increase in conversions.

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Full post: 5 Tips for Facebook Video Ads

 

All about the Video Streaming App Meerkat

The Israeli app Meerkat, which allows live streaming of videos to Twitter, was the most talked about app in SXSW. The new app had more 300 thousands users in 3 weeks since its launch. What lies in the future for this app and how you can use it for branding and marketing?

Full post: Meerkat – The New Video Streaming App

 

How to Survive Google’s April 21 Mobile Update?

The search marketing industry is getting ready to Google’s algorithm update scheduled to April 21 and focused on sites’ mobile usability issues. Following SEO Round Table questions, Google clarified some of the issues regarding the differences between Webmaster Tools mobile usability reports and Google tool check.

Full post: Google: How to Survive Mobile Algorithm Update

 

Facebook Phone App Exposed Accidentally

Facebook accidentally revealed information about its planned phone app. The app Phone, similar to Android’s native dialer, would display information on the calling person and block calls from marketing services and other frauds.

Full post: Facebook’s Phone App Experiment

 

Spring Cleaning on your Website

7 simple procedures to clean and refresh your website for spring and improve its search engine visibility: from cleaning the site from broken links to refreshing the content and updating the titles for higher CTR, monitoring bad reviews and more.

Full post: 7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Website

 

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A roundup of the posts published on our Hebrew internet marketing blog on January 2015: Guides to useful web marketing tools such as snip.ly and Canva; 14 tips for Facebook ads optimization and an introduction to Facebook ad Relevancy Score and the complete guide to technical SEO audit in 2015.

 

Snip.ly – URL Shortening with a Twist

Snip.ly is a URL shortening service with unique branding and content sharing features. For example, an online marketer can share a link to a potential client and add an embedded call to action message.

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Full Post: Snip.ly Guide

 

How to write Great Web Content

One of today’s biggest search marketing challenges is to produce web content which is both search engine friendly, focused on relevant keywords, meets Google quality guidelines, engaging users and inviting them to read, comment and share on social media, and most importantly – convince readers to buy the product or use the service the website offers.

Full Post: 5 Tips for a Winning Web Content

 

Facebook Introduces Ad Relevancy Score

Facebook introduced a new ad Relevancy Score, which ranks ads from 1 to 10 based on their relevancy to the target audience. The Relevancy Scores will be visible to marketers and appear on the reports.

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Full Post: All about Facebook Ad Relevancy Score

 

Facebook Ads Optimization Tips

Facebook offers several tools and features that help advertisers to optimize their campaigns, target them to the most relevant audience and gain the best results. Here are some of our best tips for Facebook ad optimization: from targeting, to conversion tracking, analysis and optimization.

Full Post: 14 Facebook Ads Optimization Tips

 

How to Use Canva for Appealing Facebook Ads

As Facebook users start suffering from Banner Blindness, online marketers are required to add appealing images to their Facebook ads. Canva offers an easy to use solution, allowing non-designers to create images, slideshows or advertisements.

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Full Post: Canva Guide for Facebook Ad Design

 

How to Fix Hacked Sites?

Google Webmaster Central Blog shared two case studies of sites that were hacked and recovered, and offered advice on how to discover hidden hack-injected scripts and how to secure websites and protect them from future attacks.

Full Post: Hacked Sites Recovery Stories

 

Technical SEO Audit in 2015

The search marketing field changes quickly; some important SEO factors are now considered irrelevant while others, such as mobile SEO, website speed and international SEO became essential. MOZ created an updated technical SEO audit checklist, covering the most important on-page SEO factors in 2015.

Full Post: SEO Audit in 21 Steps

 

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A summary of the blogposts published on our Hebrew internet marketing blog on December 2014. This month we tracked Israeli election candidates Facebook and social media activity; summarized online and mobile shopping on Black Friday and tried to forecast the eCommerce trends that will take over 2015, and learned about the most popular search terms in 2014 according to Google Trends.

 

Israeli Elections 2015 on Facebook

The Israeli politicians are getting ready to the 2015 elections, and many of them are using Facebook as a main communication and propaganda platform. We followed some of the main candidates’ websites and Facebook pages to find out how they are use social media as part of their campaign.

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Full post: Israeli Election Candidate Social Media Strategy

 

Online & Mobile Shopping Summary and Trends Forecast

Onilne shopping broke sales record on Black Friday and Thanksgiving this year. Although 30% of the online shopping activity came from mobile devices, the computer is still the favorite device for eCommerce. The article covers some more stats and facts about online and mobile shopping in 2014 and trends forecast for 2014.

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Full post: Online Shopping: 2014 Summary and 2015 Forecast

 

2014 by Google Trends

Google published their annual summary of global search trends, revealing the top 10 most searched keywords in various categories (news events, celebrities, sports, etc.) This year, Google also created a special minisite, which details the leading search trends in various fields, including the most popular selfie search (where a monkey’s selfie beat Kim Karadashians’) and the most burning questions asked by social media users (such as who stopped following me?)

Full posts: Google Trends 2014 Summary

 

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We are bringing you a roundup of all the latest online marketing news, guides and articles published on our Hebrew internet marketing blog on October–November 2014. This time we had both Panda and Penguin algorithm updates, a research about paid search results impact on organic CTR, Google’s mobile usability reports and tags, bad news from Facebook to marketers and Facebook webinars about video marketing and direct response marketing.

How Paid Search Results affect Organic CTR

A research about the effect of paid search results on the organic CTR and users’ behavior shows that paid ads decrease the CTR of the first organic search result in 30%. The 2–5 search results are not affected by ads, and the 6–10 search results even gain higher traffic next to Google ads. The research was originally published on Search Engine Land.

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Full post: Should you aim at Google 2nd Position?

The Future of Google PageRank

Did Google just bury the toolbar PageRank? Google’s John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Central Hangout that no future updates are planned for the PageRank, at least not in its current format.

Full post: Will Google PageRank be updated Again?

Google Panda 4.1

Google released a new update to the Panda algorithm – Panda 4.1 – on September 25. The new Panda update s planned to be more accurate, based on new signals that can recognize low quality content. Panda 4.1 will affect 3%–5% search results in English.

Full post: Google released Panda 4.1 Update

Google Penguin 3.0

Google released the long anticipated Penguin update on October 17. Penguin 3.0 is the first Penguin update in almost a year, and since Google confirmed that Penguin recovery requires a refresh of the system, many webmasters and online marketers looked forward for this update.

Full post: Google confirmed Penguin 3.0 Update

New Mobile Usability Report on Google Webmaster Tools

Google announced adding a new Mobile Usability report to Webmaster Tools. The report lets webmasters track common mobile usability issues such as Flash usage, too close touch elements (such as buttons and links), small font size and viewport issues.

Full post: Google adds Mobile Usability Report

Facebook Update: No More Promotional Posts

Facebook’s latest algorithm update offers bad news for brands and marketers. Starting on January 2015, Facebook will clean users’ newsfeeds from promotional posts, i.e. posts that encourage users to buy products or join contests or special promotions. Facebook said that the number of paid ads will not change.

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Full post: Only Paid Promotions on Facebook

Mobile Friendly Sites will be boosted on Google Mobile Search Results

Google introduced the new “mobile friendly” tag, which will be attached to mobile sites that meet with Google mobile guidelines. It stands to reason that these sites will get a boost on Google’s mobile search results and that mobile usability will be included in Google’s ranking algorithm.

Full post: Google to start marking Mobile Friendly Sites

 

Facebook Webinar on Video Marketing

Facebook is currently pushing video marketing, encouraging brands and page owners to upload videos directly to Facebook instead of addling links to YouTube or other video platforms. Facebook held a webinar for Facebook marketers to highlight the advantages of direct video marketing.

Full post: Facebook Video Marketing Webinar

 

Facebook Webinar on Direct Response Marketing

Facebook is also focusing on direct response marketing by adding call to action buttons on Facebook ads. In a recent webinar Facebook discussed direct response marketing for multiple device, campaign targeting, tracking, measurement and optimization.

Full post: Facebook Direct Response Marketing Webinar

 

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Some of the news and articles published on our Hebrew internet marketing blog in August–September 2014: A full guide to marketing your brand on Facebook, statistic tools for accurate conversion optimization results and the end of Google Authorship.

 

All about Facebook Marketing

Facebook marketing is constantly changing and gradually shifting from organic marketing to paid advertising. Since introducing its paid advertising tools, Facebook changed from an informal marketing platform that helps connecting brands to their customers to a complex advertising platform with unique targeting options. At the same time, the organic reach of Facebook posts is in constant decline. How can you promote your business on Facebook today?

Full post: Facebook Marketing

 

Facebook adds Ad Scheduling Feature

Facebook added a new feature for advertisers – ad scheduling. Available on Power Editor, the ad scheduling features allows advertisers to set the exact days and hours for the ads to run. This feature is expected to improve the effectiveness and the profitability of Facebook advertising.

Full post: Ad Scheduling on Facebook Power Editor

 

Google News Publisher Center

Google opened a new update centers for news and media sites included in Google News. Google News Publisher Center allows publishers to immediately update the search engine about new content and changes in the website’s structure, such as an addition of a new section.

Full post: New Update Center for Google News Publishers

 

How to improve CRO using Statistics

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is an important internet marketing tool designed to convert the website visitors to leads and customers. When using conversion optimization methods such as split tests without a basic understanding in statistics the results are often interpreted incorrectly. MOZ posted a comprehensive guide about CRO statistics tool, starting from the planning stages to monitoring and interpreting the results.

Full post: Conversion Optimization Statistic Tools

 

Google Authorship removed from Search Results

Google removed author name and details from the search results and announced they will no long collect data from the rel=author tag. Google explained dropping Google Authorship in low adoption rates among bloggers and publishers as well as low value to searchers.

Full post: The End of Google Authorship

 

Google Penguin Recovery takes Time and Patience

Recovering from Google Penguin make take longer than expected: Google’s John Mueller approved that a Penguin recovery can occur only after a new algorithm update. In other words, a website cannot restore its previous positions until a new Google Penguin takes place.

Full post: How to really recover from Penguin Update

 

SearchMetrics’ Google Ranking Factors 2014 Report

SearchMetrics published its annual SEO ranking factors report for 2014. The report shows that factors such as the content length and use of rich media have a great impact on Google ranking. Other important ranking factors include internal linking, traditional on-page SEO factors (title, description. h1, h2 headlines, etc.), site speed and architecture and inbound links quantity but more important – quality.

Full post: SEO Factors 2014

 

New Google Adwords Metric: ROAS

Google announced adding a new metric to Google Analytics. Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) allows advertisers to measure Google Adwords campaign revenue comparing to the money spent on the campaign. The new metric replaces the previous ROI and Margin report and it is available in the Acquisition part in Google Analytics.

Full post: Google Adwords Return on Ad Investment

 

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