Brands and businesses using social data to inform their social media strategy However, in more instances than ever before, social data is also being used i. Marketing topic(s):Social CRM. Advice by Guest Expert.
Just when you’ve adapted to the idea that your company or clients needs a content marketing strategy to excel online, Google has changed the rules of the game. With the introduction of Google Hummingbird earlier this month, priorities shifted from a general marketing strategy to a mobile one. But executing a content marketing strategy that responds to mobile and the changes of Google Hummingbird in an intelligent way requires shifts in both mindset and technique.
The announcement of the new algorithm from Google known as Hummingbird is guaranteed to have sent many a site owner into a little panic last week. This is to be expected, following Panda and Penguin, two algorithms that affected many a site’s ranking, thanks to poor or duplicate quality content, bad links that may have been in an editorial or worse, paid for, and keyword stuffing.
However, there’s no need to view Hummingbird in a negative light. If you have a good site, with a decent link profile and quality content, then you won’t be affected. To begin with, it’s already been running for at least a month, or more like a few, if reports are to be believed. So what exactly does it do?
The company has announced the Twitter Data Grants initiative which it says will “give a handful of research institutions access to our public and historical data”. Users send over half a billion tweets per day, so there is all kinds of information that researchers may want to dig into, from health predictions and information, to global weather, seasonal culture (like Chinese New Year), public opinion on issues, etc.
Every two years, Moz surveys over 100 top industry professionals to compile our biennial Search Engine Ranking Factors. For 2013, we've supplemented the survey with real-world correlation data from a scientific examination of over 17,000 keyword search results by Dr. Matt Peters and his data science team.
We've released some of the 2013 data previously, but not the full set until now. So with great pleasure, I present the complete results of this year's survey and correlation data: