Hashtag was the word of the year, there was a baby named Hashtag, and the word was outlawed in France (mot-dièse). Hashtags continue to have benefits for use in social media – especially as their use has expanded from Twitter to also Google+. Just as a keyword is essential for finding information online, hashtags are important as well. We’ve written about what a hashtag is in the past. People and businesses utilize hashtags to get found, but they also use hashtags to find others utilizing social search technologies. Here are … Continue reading
Even though it’s a self-serving piece, Google Research has developed this infographic to provide evidence of how click-through rates change when an organic search result is accompanied by a paid search advertisement. Pairing up the two can help your marketing from two different angles… providing a little more real estate to click on on the search engine results page. The other reason, which may be more critical, is to displace at least one competitor!