Google Now Using RankBrain In Their SEO Algorithm

Google Now Using RankBrain In Their SEO Algorithm

Google RankBrain Rank Brain

A Blomberg Story broke the news that Google was beginning to use RankBrain in almost all their Search Queries.

What in the World Is RankBrain?

RankBrain is Google’s new name for a machine-learning artificial intelligence system that is used to help process its search results on the SERPS! This was confirmed by Google, Blomberg and Search Engine Land. Its official, they are now using some form of AI in their Ranking Process!

What in the World Is Machine Learn?

Basically machine learning allows the system itself to learn how to do something, rather than being taught by humans or following some kind of detailed programming or command. Sound scary? It should! This is where the top digital disruptor are headed!

What Is The Difference Between AI & Machine Learning?

AI differs from machine learning, in terms of RankBrain is that they are used interchangeably when being described.

So is RankBrain the New Method Google Will Rank Search Results?

From what I understand the answer is No! RankBrain will only be part of their overall search “algorithm,” a computer program that’s used to sort through the billions of pages for particular search queries.

Need help or think that you need help regarding this new change or any other changes in paid traffic? Please feel free to contact us at emilio@lighthouseinternetmedia.com or call us at 305-389 8955

 

To your success,

Emilio Yepez
Lighthouse Internet media
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About Emilio Yepez:

Lighthouse Internet Media is a digital marketing agency located in Miami, Florida! Its Founder Emilio Yepez is a performance driven executive manager with over 19 years of Internet Marketing, Retail & Operations.

In 1996 he started a successful career with (IAC) Inter Active Corp/Interval International. During his 11 year career at IAC I held various responsibilities ranging from Operations, Customers Service to Managerial roles as a Divisional Manager for Hyatt & Marriott Resorts.

In 2006 he resigned from IAC and decided to co found ARC Media Consultants where he was Vice President of Operations, Business Development and Internet Marketing.

In the winter of 2010 he was recruited by MBF Health Care Partners, a prominent Equity Firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. While at MBF he was tasked with spearheading the strategic planning & development of their retail acquisition (Navarro.com), the first Hispanic retail pharmacy e Commerce site on the web.

As President of Lighthouse Internet Media he has personally consulted over 400 businesses, including major Internet Retailer 500 Companies, consumer product, sales and call center companies in the US.

Digital/Online Strengths & Expertise:
Pay Per Click Marketing (Paid Traffic)
Direct Response Marketing
Search Engine Optimization
Affiliate Marketing
Media Buying
Email Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Web Development

Business Strengths:
Strategic Business Planning & Consulting
Business Processes & Systems Implementation
In depth Marketing Research & Analysis
Call Center Operations & Management
Efficiency Expertise
Risk Assessment & Management
Retail Management
Leadership & Development
Leadership Theory & Practice
Equity Management & Finance

Personal Interests & Studies:
Christianity -Spiritual Studies
Quantum Mechanics
Deductive Logic & Reasoning
Creative Thinking & Problem Solving
Psychology & Nuero-Science
Golf & Polo

5 TRAVEL MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2014

I recently shared with you what I expected as five key social media marketing trends to look out for in 2014. Since I have been working in the travel & hospitality vertical for the past 20 years, I figure it would be equally interesting to try to figure out what we ought to look out for in 2014 from that industry perspective. So here it goes! Read Here

 The Automated Passenger

SecureExpress at Montreal AirportOn a recent trip departing out of Montreal-Trudeau International airport, I realized how travel processes automation holds tremendous potential to make passengers’ lives so much easier. 24 hours prior to departure, I had received the automated email from Air Canada allowing me to register for pre-boarding, ensuring proper seating and avoiding getting bumped due to over-booking, had I arrived with last-minute folks. On the way to the airport, running late and stuck in traffic, I used the new “SecurExpress” system whereby you can now reserve your time slot for going through a security checkpoint. Again, a fabulous way to not only gain peace of mind, but also to skip the line-ups of folks who, in some cases, may miss their flight because of sheer volume during rush hours. Lastly, I presented my mobile phone throughout the process, since I had opted for paperless with the QR code option.

Arriving from an international flight recently, I was also able to skip the traditional queue at customs and go through an automated checkpoint rather than dealing with a custom agent. Not to mention programs such as Canpass Air or NEXUS that allow frictionless passage at most US-Canada customs, based on prior pre-approval and payment of an annual fee.

We’re seeing similar frictionless, automated processes taking place in larger hotel chains, rail companies (mostly in Europe and Japan), car rentals and many attractions and events, in particular with RFID technology taking hold with some of the big festivals, i.e. Coachella, Osheaga, etc. From email, to SMS and e-passport, it will be interesting to see how fast travel companies embrace this sea of change for an enhanced traveler experience.

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Mobile Bookings

At the end of 2012, Google Travel estimated that 25% of all travel-related searches online came from a mobile device, whether it was a smartphone, tablet or wifi-enabled device. While they estimated this figure would reach 40% by end of 2013, it seems we were all under-estimating mobile adoption on a global scale since we reached that point… back in May! We will end most likely the year 2013 at 50%, which means 1 out of every 2 online travel search now comes from a mobile device! And we can only expect this trend to get stronger in 2014. But are people simply looking, or are they booking as well?

As can be seen in the results of this survey conducted earlier in 2013 by HeBS Digital, a New York based agency dealing with a client portfolio of top-tier hotel brands, mobile has been increasing year over year not just in terms of page views and visits, but also in terms of room nights generated and, most importantly, in revenue. This is especially true with tablets, seeing triple digit growth comparing Q1 2013 with Q1 2012. Desktop is getting less traffic overall, but the decrease is not as substantial in terms of room nights and revenue. Yet. So expect mobile to definitely grow strong…Read More

6 reasons why your website needs to be conversion-driven

When you walk into a retail clothing store, you’re not just walking into a room randomly filled with garments. You’re entering a carefully organized space specifically designed to get you to buy products. Read Here

Items from the newest range take pride of place while images of gorgeous models flaunting the items plaster the biggest walls. The perfect jacket to compliment that pair of skinny jeans is displayed nearby, with a helpful shopping assistant on hand to suggest you try them both. Special deals displayed at eye level catch your eye on the way out. These are all important tricks of the trade that shop managers use in the hopes of driving people to make purchases.

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When it comes to websites, however, sales are made online, not in stores. Your website is effectively your shop window, and your site needs to be conversion-driven. Here are six reasons why:

1. Customers do research before they buy

A high percentage of the people visiting your website will be there to do research and won’t necessarily be ready to buy. The bigger the client, the more research they are likely to do before making a decision to purchase. Corporate bureaucracy usually stipulates that certain processes are followed before deals can go ahead.

To maximize your conversion rate, you need to recognize which people are visiting your website to do research and appropriately market your product to them. Remember that the earlier you get a customer to convert, the more influence you have on their purchase decision.

2. Website visitors are at different buying stages

Every visitor to your site is different. For example, some have just arrived at your site for the first time, some are returning or existing customers and some are in the final stages of their buying process and have put you on their shortlist of potential suppliers. You need to have different methods of conversion for each of these unique categories, and any others that might apply.

An existing customer won’t click on an ‘order now’ button and a first time visitor isn’t likely to click on a ‘contact us’ button. Conversion-driven design takes each type of visitor into account and offers tailored options for driving that person to convert to the next stage of the customer lifecycle.

3. No one likes being hounded by a commission-driven sales person

Many B2B websites have only one conversion tool. It usually takes the form of a ‘contact us’ button. However, potential customers who are still in the research phase avoid clicking on ‘contact us’ buttons because they don’t want to be hounded by a commission-driven sales person hungry to make a deal. Because not every website visitor is ready to buy, you can’t only count on ‘contact us’ buttons to drive conversion. Conversion-driven website design will have multiple conversion strategies angled towards web visitors in different stages of the customer lifecycle, thereby helping you convert more anonymous web visitors into leads. Read More

 

What is SEO? What are Its Advantages on Your Website?

In the land of Google, where a business appears on a results page can mean the difference between peak website traffic and increased sales or being in a virtual desert. Getting a business well positioned on search engines is a key to increasing internet traffic and sales. Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, increases the visibility of a website or web page in search engines, such as Google or Yahoo! In general, the sooner a page appears in the results, the more visitors the site receives from search engine users.

As SEO has become more integral to marketing campaigns, internet marketing firms have become vital to helping their clients gain increased exposure and position in search engine results. SEO marketing companies research how search engines work, what people are looking for, the search terms used, and which search parameters are frequently used by a business’ target audience. This information is used to create internet exposure.

Lighthouse Internet Media has the experience and knowledge to help business optimize their internet presence. They recognize that it is essential that their clients be positioned prominently in any internet search. By researching their client’s market and finding trends in searches, they optimize a client’s page ranking. For those clients who have a fairly solid web presence, Lighthouse Internet Media make search results more prominent.

Lighthouse Internet Media takes a comprehensive approach to internet marketing. Aside from SEO, they also include social media, pay-per-click management and e-commerce development as part of an overall marketing strategy. Focusing on strategic performance driven relationships with their clients, Lighthouse Internet Media excels at performance marketing campaigns. Each marketing campaign is tailored to fit each client’s specific marketing need, for both the immediate and the long term. Their goal is for every client to get a superior return on investment (ROI) for their advertising dollar.

Businesses need to be well positioned to compete for internet dollars. A targeted SEO can increase a business’ exposure and bottom line. Lighthouse Internet Media takes SEO to the next level, allowing businesses to be found by clients rather than lost in the internet desert.

Sincerely,

www.lighthouseinternetmedia.com
305 389 8955

Grow Your Online Business Today

There are many ways to grow your online business today. You can include your website on business cards and brochures that you pass out to consumers or business customers. You can also include your website URL in classified ads that you place in trade or consumer journals. The key is making sure you track your offline advertising so you can determine which ad campaigns are profitable.

Email marketing can also be highly effective. Purchase some bulk email software. This allows you to load and send thousands of emails out simultaneously. You can purchase your email lists from the Direct Mail Association or companies like InfoUSA. Start by testing email lists from several different vendors, then order more from the ones that get results. Lighthouse Internet Media can help you with your email marketing campaign, and even create an entire strategic business plan for you.

Search engine optimization and pay per click advertising on Google Adwords are two of the most highly effective ways to grow your online business. In search engine optimization, you include certain keywords that people are most likely to be use by people searching for your products. Search engine optimizers can also code and organize your pages for optimum results, giving you a high ranking in major search engines like Yahoo and Google. Google Adwords allows you to pay for each click to your website. The amount you pay per click determines your position. Lighthouse Internet Media professionals are experts in search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising. They can help you grow your business exponentially.

Lighthouse Internet Media are also experts in social media. They can help you use one of the most important media tools today, promoting your site through Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and other major sites. They know the methods of generating traffic fast so you can earn a solid return on your advertising investment.

Sincerely,

Emilio Yepez
Founder
www.lighthouseinternetmedia.com
305 389 8955

Improve Your Business and its Online Profile

Are you serious about improving the impact your business is making on the internet? Do you want to get more traffic on your website so that people can become interested in the products and services you have on offer? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you should seriously consider working with Lighthouse Internet Media. We are a company that prides ourselves on our ability to transform a business’s online profile. After all, with so much competition in almost every industry you do not want to run the risk of being left behind. It is important to realize that all your rival companies are going to be looking to the internet to improve their market base as well. You want to make sure you remain at the head of that pack.

The best way to improve your online profile is to create a website that more people will visit. The best way to achieve this is to get your website higher up on search engine rankings. This is done through a method known as search engine optimization, or SEO. With SEO you can ensure that when certain keywords are entered your business’s website will be very prominent on a search engine such as Google or Yahoo!.

Another way that Lighthouse Internet Media will improve your online profile is by modifying your website and streamlining it. Typically websites suffer from one of two problems. Either they have too little information or they have too much information. You want a website that is inviting, exciting and easy on the eye. You also want a website that provides customers with all the information they need. That is where Lighthouse Internet Media comes into the picture. We have tons of experience in creating the perfect websites that are not only informative but also easy to view and navigate.

Sincerely,

Emilio Yepez
Founder
www.lighthouseinternetmedia.com
305 389 8955

Need More Business? Develop A Site & Drive Traffic To It!

Dear Reader,

I speak to countless business owners on a daily basis that always ask me: “Emilio, how can I get more business?”. My answer to their question is always the same: Have you used the power of the web to drive more leads to your business? 90% of the time, the answer is NO. When I ask “why not?”, they never seem to give me a straight answer. It’s always: “I don’t have time”, “I don’t understand it”, “it would never work for me”, etc.

The truth is, if you have a fairly new business or are in the midst of a start-up or have an established business for quite sometime and your website isn’t working for you, you are missing out on countless opportunities to drive more business to your practice or firm.

Think About It!

It’s not good enough to just advertise or network through traditional channels anymore. The statistics don’t lie, the ROI on these channels are very low and they don’t give you the return you used to get. If you are frustrated with the current method you are using to acquire business, ask yourself the reason why? Maybe the traditional channel is saturated. Maybe the traditional marketing channel you are using is driving up the costs and you are losing on both ends with no real result to show for. Whatever the reason, you need to seriously consider your options and consider the web (a more quantifiable channel) as a new source or medium for your business.

Giving Me A Call Today Could =A 25% Increase In The Bottom Line!

If you are frustrated and not showing much of a return on the current methods you are using to acquire new business, give me a call today at 305 389 8955 or email me at emilio@lighthouseinternetmedia.com. Give our firm the opportunity to discuss with you the options or avenues you have at your disposal via the web. In most cases, after speaking to us concerning your business, we can recommend or make suggestions that could increase your revenue or cash flow anywhere between 10-25%. Call us today!

Emilio Yepez
President
Lighthouse Internet Media
305 389 8955
emilio@lighthouseinternetmedia.com