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SearchLove London 2016 videos

18 videos

Hacking RankBrain and Other Machine Learning Algorithms

Machine-learning based search algorithm, RankBrain, quietly debuted last year as Google's third most weighted ranking signal. It may displace links and on-page SEO factors as Google’s #1 SEO ranking factor some day in the distant future: SEO Judgement Day. This session will reverse engineer how RankBrain and other machine langua...


Why People Buy: Remembering the People Behind the Clicks

Wil's talk will look at the role that words play, and we'll look at amazing, compelling copy that showcases the power of words. His talk will also go over ways to improve your empathy for customers and what it's like to be in their shoes. There'll also be an interesting look at how we can incorporate interviewing into the keywo...


Get Their Attention: Extreme Data Viz Makeovers

Are your executives and clients falling asleep during your testing presentations? Chances are your slide design and data visualisations are obscuring your valuable insights. Lea will take you through her four-step proprietary PICA methodology for creating slides and data visualisations that effectively communicate your data stor...


Habits of Advanced Conversion Optimisers

Discover how you can increase the performance and velocity of your testing program. Stephen will share his experience at Conversion.com, the UK’s biggest conversion optimisation agency. You’ll learn how to develop a process for personalisation (and avoid the mistakes most people make), how to accelerate your testing (with an a...


Taking the Top Spot: How to Earn More Featured Snippets

Featured snippets (also known as answer boxes) are steadily appearing in the first organic SERP spot, providing big opportunities for SEOs able to snag them. Armed with the latest data and analysis, Rob Bucci will take you on a deep dive into the constantly evolving featured snippet and show you how to earn more for your site. A...


WhatsAppening With Messenger App Marketing

Chat apps have grown to have more monthly active users than traditional social networks, but how do your leverage that reach for you brand? Diving into the world of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber and other chat apps, we set the stage with a quick overview of what makes each of these networks special. Then we’ll go deeper to...


The Changing Landscape of Mobile Search

Mobile is becoming an increasingly important traffic channel, and given recent developments like app indexation and AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), as well as the addition of new types of devices like wearables and smart tech, understanding how it fits into the bigger search marketing picture is more crucial than ever. This sess...


Make Your Marketing Memorable With Visual Storytelling

Attention is the new commodity. Visual Storytelling is the new currency. Did you know that the human brain processes visuals 60,000x faster than text? Or that web posts with visuals drive up to 180% more engagement than those without? Based on Jessica's book “The Power of Visual Storytelling,” this talk shows you how to use visu...


The Mindset of Successful Outreach

Creative campaigns can do wonders for SEO, but even the best creative campaign won’t go anywhere without a push. Outreach of creative campaigns is a big part of what makes a campaign successful. Lisa will be sharing the secret of successful outreach; mindset. Inspiring the right mindset is what will push your campaigns and help ...


Why User-Focused Content is the Death of Ranking Factors

With the evolution of machine-learning approaches, like RankBrain, coupled with the importance of content relevance, old-fashioned SEO tactics have died a sudden death – and traditional ranking factors are following suit. Today’s challenge for every digital marketer is to uncover specific user intent. In this session, you will l...


Stand out to YOUR Crowd: A Framework for Copywriting

Customers aren’t just inundated with marketing messages, they’re inundated with the same messages. The result is people are learning to ignore what they’ve seen before. In this talk you’ll get a framework for writing copy that breaks through that noise, sounds different from competitors and, speaks to your customers’ desires whi...


Tactical Keyword Research in a RankBrain World

Google launched RankBrain 18 months ago, and yet we still barely understand what it is or does. RankBrain represents a new way of measuring relevance, built on teaching machines to understand relationships between words. How should RankBrain change our approach to SEO and specifically to keyword research? Will we need to fight m...


How to Get Insight From Your Logs

In the SEO industry, we obsess on everything Google says, from John Mueller dropping a hint in a Webmaster Hangout, to the ranking data we spend £1000s to gather. Yet we ignore the data Google throws at us every day, the crawling data. For the longest time, site crawls, traffic data, and rankings have been the pillars of SEO dat...


Ten CRO Truth Bombs That Will Change Your Approach to CRO

You can increase conversion rates by A/B testing on-page elements like design, images, copy, UX, etc. But what if there was a different way that yielded 10x more conversion leverage and didn’t even involve touching a landing page – but instead focused on influencing the right people before and after they visit your site. Learn h...


The Secrets of Storytelling

Storytelling” is hot. It’s useful and fun. Yet most marketers fail to make the most out of it. Storytelling is more than just talking about your businesses. It is content marketing combined with psychology. Bas van den Beld will take you on a surprising trip through storytelling land. With great examples of stories combined with...


Debate Time With Will Critchlow and Rand Fishkin

The gloves are off and real opinions come out as the magnanimity of collegial goodwill is temporarily suspended. Watch two seasoned competitors: Will Critchlow, founder of Distilled, a highly regarded consultant and speaker possessed of a shockingly distinguished accent take on the magnificently moustachioed Rand Fishkin, founde...


SEO Split-Testing: How You can Run Tests

Google is a black box, and for almost 20 years SEOs have run experiments and tested ideas trying to understand what makes the search engine tick. Until recently, it's been really hard to run robust tests that isolate the effects of SEO changes. At Distilled, we have been using new tools and statistical approaches to run split-te...


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