Joseph Shih

October 19, 2017
The Google Network, Search Network, Display Network

AdWords: Google Search Partners List 2017

When using Google AdWords Keyword Planner, you have probably noticed that in the Targeting settings, you can select either “Google” or “Google and search partners“. Who are these search partners exactly? If you are running an AdWords keyword campaign or doing keyword research for your SEO campaign, understanding the difference between “Google” […]
October 16, 2017
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What Is Keyword Difficulty Or Organic Competition And How To Understand It

Our keyword research tool Twinword Ideas provides a column for keyword statistics called “Organic Competition”. What is it? Organic Competition (or Keyword Difficulty) is a score indicating how hard it would be to have your web site rank high on search engine result pages (SERP) for that particular keyword. There are lots of factors […]
October 12, 2017
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How To Sort Range Values In Excel (In Natural Sort Order)

Have you ever downloaded an Excel sheet of keyword ideas from Google AdWords Keyword Planner? Since 2016, Google has change the Search Volume statistics (“Avg. Monthly Searches”) from single whole numbers (ie. “100”) to showing ranges instead (ie. “1K – 10K”).   Sorting Ranges Can Be Difficult As you probably can guess, […]
September 26, 2017
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A Timeline Of Google Search Algorithm Updates [Infographic]

Google Uses AI, So Should You! Check out Twinword Ideas, the free keyword research tool that is powered by AI.    
September 21, 2017
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Google Analytics Goal Not Working Nor Matching Visible Events

Are you having trouble setting up custom goals in Google Analytics to match your custom events? Do you see the events show up in your real-time view, yet the goal counts still sits at zero? This can happens if just one of the Event conditions aren’t set to match correctly. Let’s go over […]
September 20, 2017
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Document Similarity Checker API – Compare Between Two Documents

Compare between two documents, articles, paragraphs, sentences and see a score of how closely they are related semantically with Text Similarity API.
September 11, 2017
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Is My Business Idea Any Good? A Simple Way To Gauge Market Interest

You Have A Business Idea, Great! Is it a good idea? This is a question that you should try to answer before you even start investing your time and money. Many entrepreneurs build startups that fail and solutions that address problems that do no plague their target audience. Although we cannot avoid […]
September 10, 2017
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Google Peeks At Your Search History To Give You More Relevant Results

Did you know that Google uses your past search history to give you more relevant results? Here is an experiment you can try: In a private browser session (with no cookies), go to Google.com and just start typing “food ” (with a space following). You should see some autocomplete suggestions such as […]
August 29, 2017
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How To Find YouTube Search Volume Statistics For Free

Knowing what keywords are being searched for can help you better title your precious videos. The worst fear is spending hours on planning, recording, and editing your video, but in the end not having it found by your target audience. Having the most searched keywords on YouTube related with your video will […]