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What impact has the removal of right hand side ads actually had?

What impact has the removal of right hand side ads actually had?

Back in March, we looked at the initial impact of Google’s removal of right hand side ads, with the following conclusion: “To play in the paid space, you need to appear in positions 1-4, where we see an increased CTR both MoM and YoY. However, those clicks are now costlier, therefore as advertisers we need to pick our battles; decide which keywords and which audiences are worth those top spots, and reduce visibility on the rest.” Now we’re about three months into the change, we have a lot more data to play with and the trends seem to have settled down somewhat. Looking at the CPC change overall, there are both increases and decreases, but they seem for the most part in line with normal YoY fluctuations.

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Theories and updates on the mystery of zombie traffic

Theories and updates on the mystery of zombie traffic

Known by a few different names over the years, what’s now called “Zombie traffic” has started to gain more and more attention in the SEO world as of late, particularly in the last year or so. A massive debate is now taking place on the WebmasterWorld forum on the topic. The term refers to traffic by a group of organic users coming from Google who behave like zombies; dwelling on the site and slowly browsing from page to page, but not converting. Zombie traffic seems to have a seasonal component, occasionally originating from geographic areas far from the ones relevant to the website.

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Components of a modern keyword-based strategy

Components of a modern keyword-based strategy

Keywords were once the reigning champion of SEO; they essentially dictated your success in ranking high with the search engines. If you knew how to select keywords with a high search volume and low competition and could implement those keywords on your site, there was a high chance you’d get all the traffic you’d ever wanted – simple right?! But are keywords still valuable and will they continue to be?

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