Brand As A Ranking Factor, Social Media Marketing Report, Earning Authoritative Links, #Speedlink 22:2015

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! With over 200+ ranking factors that SEOs talk about, another frequently asked question is whether or not branding plays a part in Google’s ranking algorithm. According to Rand of, there’s a short answer with a big asterisk to that, and in the video below, he explains what you need to know.

Is Brand a Google Ranking Factor?

2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report


As a marketer, one of the things you would probably like to know is what other like minded people (they) are doing themselves on Social Media. Fortunately, Social Media Examiner does the marketing community a great service by doing a survey on how they use the top social media platform. The survey for their 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report includes:

  • What social platforms marketers will focus on in the future
  • The top social media questions marketers want answered
  • How much time marketers invest with social media activities
  • The top benefits of social media marketing and how time invested affects results
  • The most common forms of content for social media marketing
  • And much more!

Download the report here (pdf).

Turn Your Data Into Stories To Earn Authoritative Links

And as usual, in no particular order:

Content Creation & Marketing/SEO and Search

Social Media/Small Business Bites

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That’s it! Enjoy, have a great weekend!


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