This week's episode is all about SERP features. I'm joined by Diana Richardson, Social Media Manager at SEMrush. Diana has a wealth of experience in digital marketing from her previous roles. She learned SEO and PPC from the ground alongside Google and Bing as they evolved. Diana used SEMrush in her previous roles and has been a huge advocate of the tool.
SEMrush is an all-in-one suite of tools for improving online visibility and discovering marketing insights. The tool is suitable for marketers that work in the following services: SEO, PPC, SMM, Keyword Research, Competitive Research, PR, Content Marketing, Marketing Insights, Campaign Management and Social Media. Basically everyone. A key feature that sets it apart from other tools thought is its data visualisation.
The acronym SERP stands for Search Engine Results Page. A SERP feature is everything on the search results page except the organic links and the paid ads. They are the enhancements you see when using Google. Search engines will continually test and update the features on these pages to make sure they are providing the best user experience.
SERP features also give you a great opportunity to be present on the first page without having to battle for organic results. The way search engines work is that they crawl the internet and pull through content that is the most relevant. You need to make sure that you have content in the first place with the most relevant keywords. So if your content and keywords aren't, then you're not going to be present.
We go on to speak about the things you can do to make sure that your content is being found. By including engaging multimedia and making sure you're answering questions, you can gain more interaction and help appear higher up on search engines. Another tip would be to make your content and website as clean and accessible as possible so that both people and search engines can recognise this. User experience plays a huge part in how long people spend on a website and where it will rank.
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