For us folks who take our content marketing seriously, these are welcomed updates because Google is rewarding remarkable content and penalizing the poorly written crap. Another important part of this update is that Google is increasingly looking at social signals as a sign of content quality and relevance. The more social shares and interactions that a piece of content has, the more likely it will show up in search results. But, keep in mind that the number of shares are not the only thing influencing search results, but also the influence of those individuals who are doing the sharing. (Time to pay attention to Google+)
Jason Miller is a leading digital B2B marketer, who’s held senior roles at LinkedIn, Marketo, and ActiveCampaign. Before entering the B2B space, he spent ten years at Sony, developing and executing marketing campaigns around the biggest names in music. He is a prolific keynote speaker, digital marketing instructor at UC Berkeley, and best-selling author. Also an accomplished rock concert photographer, his work appears in books, magazines, and album covers.