Understanding the impact of speech recognition software on search

In the movie Her, Joaquin Pheonix plays a lonely and heartbroken man who develops strong romantic feelings for his mobile operating system. “Samantha,” as he calls it, speaks to him, listens to him, and ultimately becomes a major part of his life.

As technology stands right now, we may not be at the point of making real “human” connections with our mobile devices, but we do talk to them. We talk to them a lot.

How to Build Backlinks Using Your Competitors’ Broken Pages

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Jonathan Long: How Positive Customer Reviews Can Help Your Business

A very large percentage of consumers turn to online reviews when it comes time to make a purchase decision. Whether it's an electronics product or a medical procedure, online reviews influence purchases in every industry imaginable.

Marisa Sanfilippo: 5 Ways to Boost Your Website's SEO Game

Search engine optimization (SEO) has become an important part of marketing strategies in a variety of industries across the globe.

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Azzam Sheikh: Your Content Marketing Strategy after Real Time Google Penguin Update

It's official now. Google announced this week that Penguin is part of the core search engine algorithm and will affect real-time searches.

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Penguin 4.0: what does it mean for SEO practitioners?

As you’re no doubt aware, Google finally rolled out its Google 4.0 algorithm update at the end of last week.

Penguin is now part of Google’s core algorithm, penalising websites that use various black-hat link schemes to manipulate search rankings.

Other important changes include:

More online product searches start on Amazon than Google

Search traffic is of course vital for online retailers, but a new survey finds that more people use Amazon as the first port of call when looking for products.

The second annual State of Amazon study by BloomReach found that 55% of consumers start their online product searches on Amazon, compared to 28% who opt for a search engine.

Understand Majestic at your own pace

  Are you new to Majestic and need a little guidance on how the system works? Or perhaps you want a better understanding of the tools and data Majestic provide? Well, we have a whole host of ‘How- to’ training videos on our YouTube channel that can help. Each of the ‘How-to’ videos cover a…

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3 Surprising Lessons From Building 26,000 Links

Posted by KelseyLibert

The Fractl team has worked on hundreds of content marketing projects. Along the way, we’ve kept track of a lot of data, including everywhere our client campaigns have been featured, what types of links each campaign attracted, and how many times each placement was shared.

While we regularly look back on our data to evaluate performance per campaign and client, until now we’d never analyzed all of these data in aggregate. After combing through 31,000 media mentions and 26,000 links, here’s what we found.