Joseph Shih

January 5, 2019
The Google Network, Search Network, Display Network

AdWords: Google Search Partners List 2019

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 a Google Ads (formerly AdWords) keyword campaign or doing keyword research for your SEO campaign, understanding the […]
December 26, 2018
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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.    
November 23, 2018
Google Search Example

The Different Types Of User Intent

  Different schools of thought have different ways of grouping and naming them. Some classify them into broader categories. Some narrower. However, the overall categorization of user intent of web search queries tend to follow the same clusters.   What is user intent? User intent or query intent is what the user wanted when he/she […]
July 31, 2018
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How To Quickly Monetize Your Chrome Browser Extension With Google

So you finished your app or browser extension and now would like to implement a payment system for in-app purchases. You want to sell extra features or virtual goods, but you don’t know where to start. There are many choices and a lot of the implementation seems daunting. No worries. Google Payments to […]
July 24, 2018
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Fastest Way To Find The Best Keywords For SEO or SEM

Often times, I’ve heard from people who run AdWords campaigns or write blog post that they do very little keyword research. They just use the keywords provided in AdWords Keyword Planner or simply come up with keywords themselves. Yes, this may work, but why put it to chance. Thorough keyword research is […]
May 10, 2018
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How to Brainstorm Keywords with Clients – Google Sheets Template

When working with a new client or project to come up with seed keywords, understanding your client’s customer persona is key. No one knows their ideal customers better than they do. This understanding is necessary for the start of any keyword research and thus it is important to sit down with your […]