Complex Content in the Search Engine Age

InSync Training

This blog covers the quandary created by complex content in the era of simple search. Training Magazine Network Session Recap. Our learners have the world at their fingertips. If they face a new challenge or want to know some obscure fact, they have the power to get the answer immediately and move on to the next thing. This instant access partially defines a modern learning experience. But what does this mean for our content and how it relates to our learners?

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Content engineering

Clark Quinn

We’ve heard about learning engineering and while the focus is on experience design, the pragmatics include designing content to create the context, resources, and motivation for the activity. You can customize the content you’re searching for with filters. This is content engineering , and it’s a direction we need to go.

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A 10-Step Search Engine Optimization Plan For Startups

eLearning Industry

Yes, it is a slow and gradual process where shortcuts may cause severe problems, but with the right SEO strategy, you’ll be able to achieve all your business goals and consistently produce content that is valuable, shareable, link-worthy, optimized, and visually appealing.

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Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. But I do sometimes jump to other search engines. Search.

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Awesome New Search Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

I found this search tool completely by accident last week. First, it organizes my past searches so that I can see them listed out every time I go to website. Then, it shows the search results two ways, as a list on the left and screen grabs on the right. It saves the links from my search that I select, allows me to add additional links that I already know, and make comments on what I place in the workpad.

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Pay Per Click Vs. Search Engine Optimization: Which One Is Best?

eLearning Industry

There are two main ways to use search engines (especially Google) to drive visitors to your website: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) ads. In fact, they are also the most popular digital marketing tactics to drive visitors to your site. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. PPC Campaign Management Content Marketing Content Marketing Strategy eLearning Marketing eLearning PPC Campaigns SEO

ELEARNING AND PRESENTATIONS: In Search Of Free-to-Use Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

With a quick search you are sure to find the image you’re looking for.     As tempting as it might be to use images found via a Google search in your project, I’d caution against it. Most of the images you’ll find on the Internet while using any search engine are protected by copyright law.   Still wanting to search the web for an image of a puppy to use in a work project?  Go to Google's advanced search page.

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10 Search Engine Marketing Basics You Have to Master

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search engine marketing is a little like chess. In this post, I’ll be covering 10 search engine marketing (SEM) basics that you’ll need to master in order to succeed as a digital marketer. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to get your feet wet in the world of search engine marketing, and will have a much better idea of the resources you’ll need to continue your learning journey.

The Importance of Voice Search and Virtual Classrooms in Learning Platforms

Origin Fractal LXP

Here are some interesting stats on voice search: 20% of all searches on Google are voice-based 31% of smartphone users use voice search at least once a week 50% of all online searches will be voice-based by 2020 Almost 20% of all voice search queries are triggered by just 25 keywords Global voice commerce is expected to be worth $40B by 2022. offers further insights on the emerging market for voice search. Voice Search and Learning Experience Design.

What Is Crawling & How The Search Engine Bots Work Whole Together?

Adobe Captivate

We all know what Search engines are, but very few of us know about how the search engines Bots work. It is important to know about search engine functionalities. So, this blog intends to give you all the details about search engine bots and for this, we are going to discuss following points; What is crawling? Why is it a prime function of the search engine? How does the Search Engine Bots work efficiently?

Video Search: Quick Tools for Making Your Videos & Video Libraries Searchable and SEO-Friendly

3Play Media

In this day and age, people are used to being able to search for something and find exactly what they are looking for almost instantaneously. However, video content is oftentimes invisible to search engines. While you might come up with a video title that sounds like it fits your search criteria, you have no way of knowing whether or not the video is exactly what you’re looking for – or where in the video the content you’re looking for might be. What Is Video Search?

Features You Need to Know About eLearning Search Functions

Your Training Edge

However, with such an expanding online presence, the search capabilities for these learning platforms are constantly being adjusted and improved, and there’s a knack for getting your course positioned at the top of the rankings. With estimates suggesting that workers spend around 20% of their day searching for the right content, not only is this impacting their ability to learn effectively, it’s also wasting everybody’s time. Optimize for Predictive Search.

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ELEARNING AND PRESENTATIONS: In Search Of Free-to-Use Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

With a quick search you are sure to find the image you’re looking for.     As tempting as it might be to use images found via a Google search in your project, I’d caution against it. Most of the images you’ll find on the Internet while using any search engine are protected by copyright law.   Still wanting to search the web for an image of a puppy to use in a work project?  Go to Google's advanced search page.

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PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS: An Insight-Powered, Critical-Thinking Engine

Living in Learning

L&D owns a monster up-front search task to allow research and curation of source content for training…we read and watch videos…we cut & paste…we use SnagIt…we rewrite…we share documents to collaborate with colleagues and/or approvers/SMEs…we glean roughly 2% actionable information after confirming value and relevance.we

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Can Help Your Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to designing your website so that it appears in the non-paid, “organic” section of search results when people search key phrases on sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. SEO is the process of optimizing your site for phrases that people use when searching so that your website is displayed in the “organic” search results. The title of your webpage is the most important placement of search phrases.

Development Tips: Search Engine Optimization—A Beginner's Guide by Mark Lassoff

Learning Solutions Magazine

Search engine optimization (SEO) is important to eLearning creators, or it should be. Here is a fast overview of what to do so. that people can find your content! Emerging Topics Getting Started Management

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Can Help Your Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is the term used to describe the efforts that make your website visible when people use sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to find information they are looking for. Paid ads appear at the top and right of the “organic” search results. Organic” search results are non-paid search engine results, and fall under the realm of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Paid Ads on Search Engines.

Searching Screenr

eLearning Cyclops

Believe it or not, there is no search function on the Screenr site. Luckily, I eventually found a Screenr tutorial on how to search Screenr. link] Remember, if you are looking for Screenr tutorials, just use a search engine to conduct a site search - site:screenr.com yoursubject. And yes I know one could search Twitter for Screenr tutorials, but keep in mind many companies still do not allow access to Twitter. I am still exploring Screenr.

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Welcome to our first content connector for Rustici Engine: GO1 Premium

Rustici Software

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve heard us talk about a new feature we just added to Rustici Engine 2019 called content connectors. In the latest version of Rustici Engine , now you can add the ability for your customers to seamlessly search and import content from the GO1 Premium content library directly into your LMS platform. If you’re a current Rustici Engine customer, you can get started in just a few steps. Not already using Engine?

Branding And SEO: How Search Engine Optimization Affects Your eLearning Brand

eLearning Industry

How to measure the brand awareness? What marketing channels to use to attract the target audience? How to launch a successful promotional campaign? If you ask yourself at least one of these questions on a daily basis, try to start from the bottom. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Market eLearning Best Practices eLearning Marketing Free eLearning Resources

4 Tips to Create Voice Search Friendly Content

Hurix Digital

Here’s what voice search is and can be in the next few years: Google says 20% of all searches are voice based. By 2020, 50% of all online searches will be voice based. Approximately 20% of voice search queries are triggered by just 25 keywords. How do we make “voice-search friendly web content”? If you run a search via a text search, you would type the bare minimum number of keywords to save physical effort. Source: Google Search.

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Adobe RoboHelp 9: External Content Search

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The two most commonly used features in a Help System are typically the Index and Search tabs. One of the limitations of the Search feature has always been the inability to hook specific URLs to Search terms. I'm happy to say that the External Content Search feature puts that issue to rest in the new RoboHelp 9. Using External Content Search, you can display content from specific URLs based on terms that users are likely to search. by Kevin Siegel.

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Yamli - Arabic Search Engine and Smart Arabic Keyboard

E-learning Uncovered

Your headline is the first, and perhaps only, impression you make on a prospective reader. Without a compelling promise that turns a browser into a reader, the rest Look Up Your Lawmaker Look up your lawmakers and track their votes by email in two easy steps with MegaVote

Moodle training uk topping the search engines

Moodle Journal

Tried a typical search string in Google for Moodle training type sites in the UK and was pleased to find that 'moodle training uk' returned my site [link] as the top 2 from 8990, feeling lucky, I tried the same on yahoo.co.uk and found www.moodletraining.org.uk my domain name, was number 1 from 1520 possible hits, of course this cannot last, but its encouraging to say the least

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The Cost of Sales Engineer Training for Employees

Cloudshare

How does your company approach sales engineer training? Your veteran sales engineers often hold valuable institutional knowledge that is hard to replace. Understanding the Importance of Sales Engineer Training. The cost of searching for the right talent for your business is time-consuming and not easy. To prevent confusion and inconvenience from unready employees, it’s wise to invest in training for sales engineers.

Search Cube - An Alternate Search Method

Take an e-Learning Break

search-cube is a visual search engine that presents web search results in a unique, three-dimensional cube interface. Other Search Engines: [link One of today's tips from the Smart Workers Guide to Social. Media online programme: [link]. It shows previews of up to ninety-six websites, videos and images. Check it out: [link].

Yamli - Arabic Search Engine and Smart Arabic Keyboard

E-learning Uncovered

Learn how to write a reference letter. Professional writer Larry Barkdull shares must-know reference letter writing tips

DealNet The Best Online Shopping Deals Search Engine

E-learning Uncovered

The role of intelligence in aviation security. Published: 23rd March, 2015 Last Edited: 23rd March, 2015. This essay has been submitted by a student

Learn a New Skill: Master Google Search

OpenSesame

Not that finding information is outrageously difficult, but learning to search for information quickly and effectively takes skill. As we increasingly rely on search engines like Google to find information and tackle projects, learning the tricks of the trade can be invaluable. Here are the top five Google Search tips that can help you dramatically improve your searching and save valuable time: . Learn Search Modifiers. Learn Search Qualifiers.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. This post lays out a number of search sites that will donate a portion of their ad revenues to charity.

Musings on Memory Engineering to Aid Learning Retention

Dashe & Thomson

In my search for something to write about this month I stumbled upon an article in Wired magazine entitled “ Clive Thompson on Memory Engineering.” But on the other hand, I began to reflect on how we can (and do) use memory engineering to support learning and retention. Thompson cites an example: At the moment, most memory engineering is ‘episodic,’ focused on your personal experiences. […] But these techniques can also work with ‘semantic’ memories of facts and info.

Social Media: How to Search for (and Actually Find) Your Old Tweets

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Searching through old tweets (particularly when you are a frequent tweeter), however, can be a bit of a nightmare. Topsy Advanced Search. Topsy Advanced Search  is also fast and easy, but with more specific search options. This could save you a lot of time if your search query returns a lot of results.    My search was very simple, so Snapbird was all I needed. As with Topsy, you can use Google search to omit results.

How to Easily Search through Free Stock Images

Rapid eLearning

What you need is an easy way to search through all of those free stock image sites so you can find what you need when you need it. The good news is that there are three such sites where searching and finding free stock images is possible. It’s a search engine that indexes free stock photo sites. Stockagraphy is another site that searches free stock image sites. It seems like every day there’s a new site that offers free stock images.

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Wish You Could Search Within a Video? Use an Interactive Transcript!

3Play Media

Whether it’s for business, entertainment, or educational purposes, an interactive transcript allows viewers to search within a video, bringing forth an innovative approach to how we engage with content. An interactive transcript grants viewers the ability to search within a video. Viewers simply type a search term into the search bar to see every location where the keyword is spoken within the transcript.

Is Enterprise search the answer to L&D’s interruption problem?

From the Coleface

Probably a lot more difficult and frustrating than using a search engine to find public information…. So what should L&D be doing to drive this step-change in Enterprise search rather than react to other departments’ agendas? If you type ‘VW Golf’ into Google you get lots of search listings that reflect that one of the most common motivations for making this search is that you’re somewhere in the process of thinking about buying a car.

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