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Your Guide to Social Signals for SEO

Your Guide to Social Signals for SEO | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it

We’re still trying to figure out just how strong of a role social signals play in organic SEO rankings: multiple studies have been conducted to determine the exact correlation of social signals and SEO rankings, with varying results. However, it’s clear that the importance of social signals is increasing with time, and that begs several questions....

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SEO best practices for hotel websites by Max Starkov and Sue Wiker

Marketers love exclaiming “SEO is dead!” and heralding the next big thing that will save your website – social media, retargeting, mobile, tablets, you name it. However, regardless of what some in the industry say, SEO is still alive and well. HeBS Digital’s own experience categorically shows that more than half of website booking revenue (56% to be exact) across our client portfolio comes as direct referral from the search engines, including organic and paid search.

The ongoing Google Panda updates (Panda 3.9 just launched) have made many hotel websites with thin content obsolete and have raised the bar for hotel websites, demanding not only unique and engaging copy. The Google Venice update had a heavy impact on the localization of search. In summary, it means that Google will try its best to serve you localized results based on your location, whether or not your search query is geo-targeted – you could type in ‘hotel’ and Google bases search results off of your location....

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Google AdWords gets stronger, but travel keywords struggle with conversion

Google AdWords gets stronger, but travel keywords struggle with conversion | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it

Travel companies spent more on pay-per-click advertising than any other industry except for finance, according to Wordstream’s analysis of 2,600 accounts. The top ten travel advertisers using Google AdWords are Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, and Kayak. Despite its big spend, the travel sector has the lowest conversion rate (1.45%) of the ten largest online industry verticals...

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