Study: Why do marketers still struggle with innovative search tactics?

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Many marketers who are seeing flagging returns from their search marketing campaigns might wonder what they’re doing wrong – especially if they’ve already got best practices like accurate site descriptions and keyword optimization covered. But a new study commissioned by Microsoft’s Bing and search agency Catalyst, and carried out by Forrester Consulting, may have some light to shed onto why marketers aren’t realizing the full potential of search. The study, whose findings are written up in a whitepaper, ‘Prioritize Search

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Filling Up Your Tank, Or How To Justify User Research Sample Size And Data

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Jen is presenting her research report to a client, who runs an e-commerce website. She conducted interviews with 12 potential users. Her goal was to understand the conditions under which users choose to shop online versus in store. The client asks Jen why they should trust her research when she has spoken to only 12 people. Jen explains her process to the client. She shares how she determined the sample size and collected and analyzed her data through the lens

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Google adds rich results for podcasts to SERPs

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On its Developers blog, Google stealthily launched some new guidelines for structured data to bring rich results for podcasts to search results. To date, this is only available via Google Home or the Google Search app v6.5 or higher on Android devices, but support for Chrome on Android is coming soon.  This was first noted over on Search Engine Roundtable, and Google provided an image to show how this will look in practice: Podcasts can be indexed and embedded in

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