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In this episode, we share news about Adobe Premiere Rush, myths about search market share and key SEO takeaway from Gary Illyes.


Adobe Premiere Rush

Adobe Rush

Feed your channels a steady stream of awesome video with Premiere Rush CC, this app was created for sharing online videos. It’s easy to use, works across all your devices, and it’ll transform the way you create content.

“Go from shoot to showtime in record time. Built-in camera functionality helps you take pro-quality video on your mobile devices. Editing is easy, with simple tools for color, audio, motion graphics, and more. Share right from the app to favorite social channels like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.”

“Premiere Rush works across all your devices. Capture footage on your phone, then edit and share to social channels on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Everything is synced to the cloud, so your latest edit is always at your fingertips, anywhere you are.”

Key Takeaway: 

  • Easily create eye-catching videos
  • Video content continues to get tons of visibility in search
  • Quickly edit and share to social media channels


2018 Search Market Share: Myths vs. Realities of Google, Bing, Amazon, Facebook, DuckDuckGo, & More

If you are in the marketing world, you are constantly bombarded with statistics, metrics, and data about which search engine does what, and how well they do it. This article breaks down these myths so you can cut through the noise of constant statistical updates.

Myth #1: ~65% of Web Searches Happen on Google

“This data is backed up by StatCounter’s numbers, so it’s not just Jumpshot saying this is true. Furthermore, when I compared DuckDuckGo’s recent announcement about crossing 30 million daily searches and compared it to the growth numbers from Jumpshot, the figures were within 5% — suggesting that even at the low end of the volume spectrum, Jumpshot’s got their accuracy dialed into reality.”

Myth #2: Amazon (or Facebook) is Gaining on Google in Search

“In the past three years, Amazon’s share of overall web searches has gone from 2.2% (back in Q4 of 2015) to 1.5% (in Q3 of 2018). Product searches, specifically, may be another matter — a Jumpshot analysis showed that a little more than half of all product searches originate on Amazon (54%) vs. Google (46%). Those numbers were reversed in 2015, meaning Amazon’s gained ~8% of product search share the last three years. But, overall, Google receives 50X+ more searches than Amazon.”

Myth #3: YouTube is the 2nd Largest Search Engine

“YouTube is huge. It has more search volume than Bing or Yahoo, more than twice Amazon’s, and three times Facebook’s. But it’s a paltry third place behind Google’s second juggernaut in search — Images. The visual below shows that nicely (in this one, I cut off the Y-Axis at the 50% mark) – “Google Images accounts for more than 20% of all queries Americans performed in 2018, and that’s down from a high of nearly 30% three years ago. If you wonder why Google keeps putting more and more image results directly into the web search results, wonder no more. Demand for images is huge, and Google’s just giving the people what they want (without making them click that “Images” tab nearly as often).”


23 SEO & Search Takeaways from Google’s Gary Illyes

Gary Illyes is a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, he opened up a conference in Las Vegas to talk about some important trends in SEO. He outlines basic and complex tactics that anyone can adopt when trying to accomplish a well-structured site.

Here are some basic points to keep in mind when you plan on auditing your SEO:


Use the canonical tag. When you tell Google a particular page is a canonical URL, Illyes said Google takes that into consideration and assigns a heavyweight to that.

It makes it more likely Google will choose that URL to appear in the search results.

JavaScript Sites

JavaScript is quite hard on search engines, Illyes said. It may take Google days or weeks to render that content. That’s why Google has said static HTML is the fastest way to get content indexed. (Also, Google picks up rel=canonical from static HTML.) Illyes said to stay clear of JavaScript as much as possible. The solution is dynamic rendering (a.k.a., pre-rendering). Use Fetch & Render to see what a few of your pages look like. Is any of your critical content missing? If it is, then you’re probably going to need to do the dynamic rendering.

Mobile-First Indexing

Google made the switch to mobile-first indexing because more people are now searching on mobile devices. Already, Google has moved tons of sites, and more will continue to be moved. Until now, Google has been moving sites that were generally mobile friendly. That’s going to change. Google is about to start moving sites that aren’t mobile-friendly to mobile-first indexing. It won’t change much, though, Illyes said. Basically, you will continue to rank lower in the mobile search results if your site isn’t mobile friendly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Start small with your SEO checklist
  • Sometimes easier improvements have more of an impact than difficult ones

Lighting Round

In this section, we quickly run through some other updates that we didn’t have enough time to deep-dive on, but we still felt were noteworthy.

  1. DuckDuckGo Traffic Up 50% from Last Year, Hits New Record of 30M Daily Searches
  2. Did Facebook’s faulty data push news publishers to make terrible decisions on video?

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