Internet Marketing Excerpts From Bill & Ammon’s Bogus Hangout #223

Directors Cut: This is another set of marketing topic excerpts from Bill & Ammon’s Bogus Hangout where Terry (a regular) has edited the podcast removing the topics that aren’t SEO or internet marketing in nature. Topics included:

  • Local Search Survey
  • Google Maps Dominant Local Search Tool
  • SERP Eye Tracking Survey
  • No Click searches reaches 50%
  • Benefits of SERP Out Analysis
  • Are Meta Descriptions Important for SEO?
  • BBB Bad Reports on SEO discussion

The full video:

Highlights from Audio Version

Introductions: Zara Altair, Bill Slawski blogs on SEO By the SEA and is Director of SEO Research at Go Fish Digital. Doc Sheldon owns Search News Central. Terry Van Horne is the webmaster and content director at SEO Radio and founder of SEO Pros. Steve Gerencser is owner of Steam Driven Media.

00:40 Local Search Survey: The panel discuss the findings of a Local search survey where age seemed to indicate that older users are more likely to use a desktop search then a Mobile search.

15:38 Google Maps Dominant Local Search Tool: The panel discussed the reasons for the Google Maps dominance.

28:15 SERP Eye Tracking Survey Analysis: Next the panel discussed an eye tracking survey which is indicating that people have radically changed how they use the SERPs. Also the panel discussed how the change in ad positions above the organic results may be a factor in the large loss of clicks on first results.

32:46 No Click Searches Reach 50%: A Panel discussed a post that stated no click SERPs have reached 50% and answer rich snippets have doubled in the last year.

37:05 Benefits of SERP Out Analysis: In the discussion of SERP eye tracking the panel discussed the benefits of SERP out analysis.

40:12 Are Meta Descriptions Important for SEO?: A facebook discussion was the premise for this discussion.

47:02 BBB discussion: Zara asked if BBB reports affect rankings.

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