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Top 75 Maternity Photography Blogs & Websites On The Web

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 75 Maternity Photography blogs Maternity Photography Blogs List The Best Maternity Photography blogs from thousands of top Maternity Photography blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and […]

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Reach for the Stars with Review Management

by John Toth @ Rio SEO

Consumers are talking and they have much to say about their user experience and engagement with enterprise brands via online reviews. With over 26,380 number of reviews posted every minute on Yelp alone, staying on top of customer opinions and perceptions of each location can prove challenging for multi-location brands. Review management is a two-fold […]

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Click-to-call Syntax and a Weird 404 Issue

by Nichola Stott @ SEO Chicks

For many of us working in technical SEO for an agency, the first stage of any new client win is to perform a site audit. Whilst many agencies will have their own procedures most experienced professionals will start with crawl-related checks and research. If a site (and pages therein) can’t be crawled, then they won’t appear in any search engine index and if there’s nothing indexed, then there’s nothing to optimise. (So let’s all go home and play CoD.) As part of the checks and diagnostic procedures we make sure to cover at theMediaFlow, we have a look at any reported crawl errors in Google or Bing Webmaster Tools. I want to share with you a recent example of some [...]

Three Simple Twitter Tips for the Modern Introvert

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

Social media can be the source of a real love/hate relationship for introverts. On the one hand, you can reach a whole lot of people from the relative safety of your keyboard. You can take time crafting and perfecting a message. Awkward silences are significantly less painful. On the other […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Preview – Is Gamora An Homage to SEO Chicks?

by Judith Lewis 'deCabbit' @ SEO Chicks

Green for Gamora – green for SEO Chicks. I see a direct correlation to the ass-kicking female lead from Guardians of the Galaxy and all the SEO Chicks rolled into one. There’s the brains, the sass, the dexterity, the resourcefulness, the do and the green. It wasn’t clear from the clip if she would be able to increase the visibility of a site online however I get the sense she’d be able to do it by sheer force of will. Much like Lisa Gamora was still green after she was sprayed with orange goop on being taken to jail withoug the garish yellowing you might expect. Stylin’ the SEO Chicks look to the end. She’s part of a band which [...]

How to Keep SEO in Mind When You're Blogging (Without It Being Super Annoying)

How to Keep SEO in Mind When You're Blogging (Without It Being Super Annoying)


MeetEdgar

SEO is important - but all that stuff about keyword research and data sounds like kind of a pain. So what REALLY matters when you're writing a blog post?

50 Influential Women in Content Marketing 2017 #CMWorld

by Lee Odden @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

With over 200 speakers, moderators, panelists and workshop leaders at the 2017 Content Marketing World conference, it is a substantial task to investigate the influence of so many accomplished marketing professionals. For this year’s list of influential content marketing speakers, I went a step further and took into account those who have presented at Content [...]

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Google Mobile Update: Everything You Need To Know

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google Mobile Update, announced at the end of February – Release: April 21, 2015 – makes mobile friendliness a Ranking Factor and means significant effects on rankings in mobile search results. This update is expected to be larger than Panda and Penguin. Websites that are not mobile-friendly are highly vulnerable to losing rankings and […]

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Top 40 Paragliding Blogs and Websites for Paragliders

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 40 Paragliding blogs Paragliding Blogs List The Best Paragliding blogs from thousands of top Paragliding blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites […]

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Online Reputation Management – Managing online brand experience through Search and Content Optimization

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Reputation matters. People buy brands they trust and read news they believe. When the BBC publishes a story about Antarctic penguins flying to South America, people believe it because of the broadcaster’s strong reputation for credibility. April Fool’s jokes are themselves a tool to add percentage points to a corporation’s reputation as likeable, friendly and […]

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057: Turbocharge Your SEO With These Powerful Google Analytics Tips

057: Turbocharge Your SEO With These Powerful Google Analytics Tips

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Do you experience the pain, frustration and overwhelm I feel when logging into Google Analytics – and you’re just buried in data. Maybe like me, you struggle to immediately connect all the dots to useful reports, outcomes and action items. My guest today told me about some things I’d didn’t even know were possible in GA – and better […]

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Learning SEO through Books

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

There are a few books and courses online that are free and really helpful when it comes to learning some of the things that will make you a better SEO. Knowledge can make a difference, and having an idea of how search engines work can possibly give you a competitive advantage over others who haven’t […]

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Google’s Phantom Menace: Publishers clean up your act

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google’s Phantom algorithm updates have been both a surprise and  menace to sites trying to maintain high SEO visibility. Now the search giant is sending a foreboding message to publishing empires: clean up your act. Earlier this month, we pointed to Searchmetrics tracking data that highlighted massive declines in SEO visibility among top publishers, including […]

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Real Estate Search Engine Optimization and Your Business

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

Real estate search engine optimization is a very important part of your marketing strategy. Internet is here to stay and you better off catch this [...]

In or Out? Year in Review of Top Google Winners and Losers in 2016

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the words of fashion icon Heidi Klum, “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” These words were never truer for online marketers in 2016. Faced with another year of Google updates and marked changes in strategies for succeeding online, our third-annual Searchmetrics Winners and Losers report reveals that publishers with specific editorial direction […]

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Postcards from China: Branding and Creating Chinese Names for International Companies

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

A company’s name is the most ubiquitous part of its brand. It’s what people type into Google, it’s on business cards, stationery and coffee cups. Even when a logo is universally-recognized, people see the swoosh and instantly think the name, “Nike.” That’s why a name is so important. That’s why Anderson Consulting spent a reported […]

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076: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 1) w/Bill Slawski

076: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 1) w/Bill Slawski

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

Back in 2012, I was trying to take my SEO to the next level. I had learned all of the standard stuff – titles, content, I had a pretty solid grasp on technical SEO. But felt like there was MUCH more to know. That’s when I discovered SEO By The Sea – a blog that […]

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Personalizing Search Results at Google

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

One thing most SEOs are aware of is that search results at Google are sometimes personalized for searchers; but it’s not something that I’ve seen too much written about. So when I came across a patent that is about personalizing search results, I wanted to dig in, and see if it could give us more […]

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5 Tips to Boost Your Holiday Online Visibility in 2017

by Richard Chavez @ seoClarity

Fact: to many businesses, the holiday season represents the biggest selling time of the year. And for retailers, it can […]

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SEO for Idiots: The 10 Basics of Blogging Search Engine Optimization

SEO for Idiots: The 10 Basics of Blogging Search Engine Optimization


Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

Last Update May 30th, 2016 Recently Kelci asked me over on my Facebook Page about SEO for idiots. I decided to do a full post on it (isn't she lucky?) because it is such a cool and expansive topic. So what exactly was her question? Found your blog the other day and have learned MUCH more than the previous 100 blogs I had found combined. I see that you have an article about SEO secrets below but I was wondering if you can direct me to like an 'SEO for idiots' type of thing... I really need to understand the

Local SEO – 14 Actionable Tips To Rank Higher Locally In 2017

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Local Search Engine Optimization has been a big deal throughout 2016, and it’s about to get bigger still. Mobile search has been on the rise. Hitwise has reported that 60% of searchers are now on a mobile device. Mobile searches tend to be much more localized in nature, and I have discussed this at length in my previous posts. At the same time, new technology has been emerging that may change the way we search ...

Duplicate Listings & Ownership Conflicts: Expert GMB Tips for Enterprises

by krystal taing @ Rio SEO

“Near Me” searches have become so common, it’s a force of habit now that we turn to our mobile devices and search for things nearby to solve our immediate needs. It’s both a great opportunity and a massive challenge for brands, whose job it is to ensure that local listings are complete and accurate across […]

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Client Success is in our DNA

by Chris Sachs @ seoClarity

What matters most is the success of our clients. Everyone at seoClarity works to ensure that our clients needs are […]

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025: Wil Reynolds on Audiences vs Algorithms & People vs Positions

025: Wil Reynolds on Audiences vs Algorithms & People vs Positions

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I honestly have no better way to set up this conversation with Wil than to tease you with some quotes: “Clients will judge you on what you do the weakest not the strongest.” “Great SEO is caring about people over penguin and audiences over algorithms.” “The SEO industry has set up clients to ask for […]

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Are Keywords Still Relevant, and How to Use the Right Ones

by Kristi Hines @ SEO Blog of Link-Assistant.Com

Editor's note: this post is brought to you by Kristi Hines, a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. If you're interested in more content on doing keyword research the right way, check out SEO PowerSuite's manuals on 4 Steps to Efficient Keyword Research and  Applying Keyword Difficulty Score. Google has done several things in the last couple of […]

Why the Webmaster Won’t Wink at Wicked Widgets

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Sun-soaked beaches, cheap hotels and panoramic city views are a staple of online travel sites worldwide. So too are those wicked widgets, clickable badges with multiple links back to anchor text – the visible and clickable text in a hyperlink. While some are useful, rental and travel sites quickly learned they also could be profitable. […]

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by Taj Soheil Siddique @ SEO Blog Tree

HostGator Black Friday Sale 2016 – Now Get  80% Off on Every Hosting At HostGator Using HostGator Special Discount Link. So Be Quick & Grab Your Discount Deal At Hosting This Black Friday Before The Offer Gets Expired. HostGator Black Friday Special Discount Coupon  How To Grab HostGator Black Friday Sale 2016 Offer  ? Visit […]

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Mobile analysis: Optimization of the top 100 SEO visibility domains

by Carolin Mallmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are the top domains ready for the Google mobile update? We have taken a look at the 100 domains with the highest SEO visibility and analyzed them for mobile friendliness with the help of the Google ‘mobile-friendly’ test. Google has recently announced that the optimization for mobile devices will be evaluated as a ranking signal […]

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A History of Famous Google Penalties

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Over the past 2 decades there have been a number of high profile Google search penalties. These penalties range from innocent mistakes, to blatant disregard

Facebook's Panda Update

by Aaron Wall @ SEO Book

So far this year publishers have lost 52% their Facebook distribution due to:

Instant Articles may have worked for an instant, but many publishers are likely where they were before they made the Faustian bargain, except they now have less control over their content distribution and advertising while having the higher cost structure of supporting another content format.

When Facebook announced their news feed update to fight off clickbait headlines, it sure sounded a lot like the equivalent of Google's Panda update. Glenn Gabe is one of the sharpest guys in the SEO field who regularly publishes insightful content & doesn't blindly shill for the various platform monopolies dominating the online publishing industry & he had the same view I did.

Further cementing the "this is Panda" view was an AdAge article quoting some Facebook-reliant publishers. Glad we have already shifted our ways. Nice to see them moving in the same direction we are. etc. ... It felt like reading a Richard Rosenblatt quote in 2011 about Demand Media's strong working relationship with Google or how right after Panda their aggregate traffic level was flat.

January 27, 2011

Peter Kafka: Do you think that Google post was directed at you in any way?

Richard Rosenblatt: It’s not directed at us in any way.

P K: they wrote this post, which talks about content farms, and even though you say they weren’t talking about you, it left a lot of people scratching their heads.

R R: Let’s just say that we know what they’re trying to do. ... He’s talking about duplicate, non-original content. Every single piece of ours is original. ... our relationship is synergistic, and it’s a great partnership.

May 9, 2011

Kara Swisher: What were you trying to communicate in the call, especially since investors seemed very focused on Panda?

R R: What I also wanted to show was that third-party data sources should not be relied on. We did get affected, for sure. But I was not just being optimistic, we wanted to use that to really understand what we can do better.

K S: Given Google’s shift in its algorithm, are you shifting your distribution, such as toward social and mobile?

R R: If you look at where trends are going, that’s where we are going to be.

K S: How are you changing the continued perception that Demand is a content farm?

R R: I don’t think anyone has defined what a content farm is and I am not sure what it means either. We obviously don’t think we are a content farm and I am not sure we can counter every impact if some people think we are.

A couple years later Richard Rosenblatt left the company.

Since the Google Panda update eHow has removed millions of articles from their site. As a company they remain unprofitable a half-decade later & keep seeing YoY media ad revenue declines in the 30% to 40% range.

Over-reliance on any platform allows that platform to kill you. And, in most cases, you are unlikely to be able to restore your former status until & unless you build influence via other traffic channels:

I think in general, media companies have lost sight of building relationships with their end users that will bring them in directly, as opposed to just posting links on social networks and hoping people will click. I think publishers that do that are shooting themselves in the foot. Media companies in general are way too focused on being where our readers are, as opposed to being so necessary to our readers that they will seek us out. - Jessica Lessin, founder of TheInformation

Recovering former status requires extra investment far above and beyond what led to the penalty. And if the core business model still has the same core problems there is no solution.

"I feel pretty confident about the algorithm on Suite 101." - Matt Cutts

Some big news publishers are trying to leverage video equivalents of a Narrative Science or Automated Insights (from Wochit and Wibbitz) to embed thousands of autogenerated autoplay videos in their articles daily.

But is that a real long-term solution to turn the corner? Even if they see a short term pop in ad revenues by using some dumbed-down AI-enhanced low cost content, all that really does is teach people that they are a source of noise while increasing the number of web users who install ad blockers.

And the whole time penalized publishers try to recover the old position of glory, the platform monopolies are boosting their AI skills in the background while they eat the playing field.

The companies which run the primary ad networks can easily get around the ad blockers, but third party publishers can't. As the monopoly platforms broadly defund ad-based publishing, they can put users "in control" while speaking about taking the principle-based approach:

“This isn’t motivated by inventory; it’s not an opportunity for Facebook from that perspective,” Mr. Bosworth said. “We’re doing it more for the principle of the thing. We want to help lead the discussion on this.” ... Mr. Bosworth said Facebook hasn't paid any ad-blocking software company to have its ads pass through their filters and that it doesn’t intend to.

Google recently worked out a deal with Wikimedia to actually cite the source of the content shown in the search results:

it hasn’t always been the easiest to see that the material came from Wikipedia while on mobile devices. At the Wikimedia Foundation, we’ve been working to change that.

While the various platforms ride the edge on what is considered reasonable disclosure, regulatory bodies crack down on individuals participating on those platforms unless they are far more transparent than the platforms are:

Users need to be clear when they're getting paid to promote something, and hashtags like #ad, #sp, #sponsored --common forms of identification-- are not always enough.

The whole "eating the playing field" is a trend which is vastly under-reported, largely because almost everyone engaged in the ecosystem needs to sell they have some growth strategy.

The reality is as the platform gets eaten it only gets harder to build a sustainable business. The mobile search interface is literally nothing but ads in most key categories. More ads. Larger ads. Nothing but ads.

And a bit of scrape after the ads to ensure the second or third screen still shows zero organic results.

And more scraping, across more categories.

What's more, even large scaled companies in big money fields are struggling to monetize mobile users. On the most recent quarterly conference call TripAdvisor executives stated they monetize mobile users at about 30% the rate they monetize desktop or tablet users.

What happens when the big brand advertisers stop believing in the narrative of the value of precise user tracking?

We may soon find out:

P&G two years ago tried targeting ads for its Febreze air freshener at pet owners and households with large families. The brand found that sales stagnated during the effort, but rose when the campaign on Facebook and elsewhere was expanded last March to include anyone over 18.
...
P&G’s push to find broader reach with its advertising is also evident in the company’s recent increases in television spending. Toward the end of last year P&G began moving more money back into television, according to people familiar with the matter.

For mobile to work well you need to be a destination & a habit. But there is tiny screen space and navigational searches are also re-routed through Google hosted content (which will, of course, get monetized).

In fact, what would happen to an advertiser if they partnered with other advertisers to prevent brand bidding? Why that advertiser would get sued by the FTC for limiting user choice:

The bidding agreements harm consumers, according to the complaint, by restraining competition for, and distorting the prices of, advertising in relevant online auctions, by reducing the number of relevant, useful, truthful and non-misleading advertisements, by restraining competition among online sellers of contact lenses, and in some cases, by resulting in consumers paying higher retail prices for contact lenses.

If the above restraint of competition & market distortion is worth suing over, how exactly can Google make the mobile interface AMP exclusive without earning a similar lawsuit?

AMP content presented in the both sections will be “de-duplicated” in order to avoid redundancies, Google says. The move is significant in that AMP results will now take up an entire phone screen, based on the example Google shows in its pitch deck.

Are many publishers in a rush to support Google AMP after the bait-n-switch on Facebook Instant Articles?

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Inheriting an SEO Penalty from Another SEO Company

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

In the past few years, we’ve encountered a number of scenarios where we start working with a new client, and 2-3 months later the client

Hone your internal link structure with Link Optimization

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Crawling websites, analyzing them technically and optimizing them based of these findings is standard procedure when it comes to improving online performance. Today, I would like to introduce a new, data-driven solution for optimizing internal link structure: Searchmetrics Link Optimization. On-page optimization is multi-layered: one layer is analyzing individual subpages in order to identify errors […]

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Choices in How to SEO a Multilingual Site

by GrowMap @ SEO Chat

While growing businesses by expanding to additional countries or languages is a great way to increase your income, it is more complicated than you may realize – especially when it comes to SEO. This site for a southern California criminal defense attorney has content written in English using Google Translate to create pages translated into […]

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The Dental SEO Expert Advice Dentists Need

by GrowMap @ SEO Chat

When people search for a product on their mobile phones, 18% of those searches result in a sale somewhere on that very day. Fifty percent of people who use their smartphones for a local search will visit a store that day. The same is true of 34% of users who search locally on their tablets […]

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Why Featured Snippets Can Rocket You to the Top in SEO – Here’s Why 133

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Featured snippets can rocket search results for your site to the very top of search, but how do you earn them? Is Google giving us any clues? In this episode of the popular Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Eric Enge reveals startling new research that shows how Google telegraphs in advance which... Read More >

Real Estate Search Engine Optimization and Your Business

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

Real estate search engine optimization is a very important part of your marketing strategy. Internet is here to stay and you better off catch this [...]

002: AJ Kohn on Rankings, SEO Pyschology & Five Foot Web Design

002: AJ Kohn on Rankings, SEO Pyschology & Five Foot Web Design

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

AJ Kohn, who helps companies like Pinterest and Airbnb with their SEO, is on the show to teach us about Google ranking factors, keyword research and more. Join us for this hour episode! Learn how psychology applies to SEO, how to remove technical SEO obstacles , and why AJ uses hashtags in his tweets.

NOTE: The audio quality of this interview on my end does not represent the normal high quality of my audio! We were just getting going on the first two episodes. It does improve in episode 3 and onward!

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013: Growing Blog Traffic 37x In 18 Months w/Sujan Patel

013: Growing Blog Traffic 37x In 18 Months w/Sujan Patel

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Sujan Patel is one of the most talented marketers I know. He recently helped grow WhenIWork’s traffic from 20,000 to 750,000 visitors per month in an 18 month period, all with content marketing and promotion. Find out how many one-on-one cold Skype calls he did in a one year period (it will probably surprise you!) […]

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Postcards from China: What the Baidu SERPs Look Like

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In my last blog post, I looked at the top players in the Baidu SERPs. Today, I would like to take a closer look at the search results page itself. In what ways is it similar to the Google search results page we know and love? There are some obvious similarities. Just like on Google, […]

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Finance Ranking Factors: How Bankrate Uses Relevant Content To Perform on Google

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The latest Searchmetrics ranking factors study shows how relevant content is vital for finance industry websites looking to perform on Google search. Finance is the subject of a Searchmetrics series of ranking factor studies that focus on a specific industry. Amongst the findings, the analysis shows that relevant, structured content is even more vital for […]

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Why Facebook Marketing Matters

by seo_admin @ SEO Chat

Focusing on a single traffic source is never wise. The good news, there are more ways to build leads, aprt from Google! Have you been reluctant to learn how to market your business on Facebook? Whether you’re an SEO who thinks search engine optimization and AdWords will carry the day, or a website owner who […]

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Learning SEO, Summer 2017

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

In January, I wrote a post titled, Advice Given to an Aspiring 14 Year-Old Entrepreneur Wanting to Learn SEO. I included in that post links to a number of pages that I thought might be helpful to someone learning SEO. On my walk this morning past the Omni La Costa Resort, I was thinking about […]

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018: Johnathan Dane on PPC, Sardines vs Whales & Why CPC Doesn’t Matter

018: Johnathan Dane on PPC, Sardines vs Whales & Why CPC Doesn’t Matter

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Johnathan breaks down PPC concepts in a clear, understandable way – better than almost anyone else I’ve heard. Maybe you’ve “tried” PPC in your business and though it “didn’t work”, or maybe you’ve been doing SEO and want to get into PPC, or maybe you’re looking for an additional source of high quality traffic. You’ll […]

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Video SEO in 2017 Best Practice Guide

by Jared Amyakar @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

According to a HubSpot survey, video is now the most popular kind of content consumed online (when text based content types are spit into categories). Users are certainly more likely to consume it thoroughly since skimming a video takes more effort than written text. They either watch it or they don’t. Companies like Google and… Read More

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031: Mastering The Power Of LinkedIn w/Viveka von Rosen

031: Mastering The Power Of LinkedIn w/Viveka von Rosen

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I feel like today’s show is going to give the listeners of ‘Experts’ a special edge over everyone else on LinkedIn. That’s because my guest today, Viveka von Rosen focuses 100% of her time and energy only on LinkedIn. She even ranks #1 in Google for “LinkedIn Expert” (try it!). Today, Viveka will teach us why […]

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Starting An SEO Agency? Read These 35 Lessons

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

If you are thinking about starting an SEO agency, then stop what you are doing right now and read this. Let me tell you a quick story: Two years ago I packed up my stuff and drove from California to St. Louis, Missouri. I wanted to be with my girlfriend (now fiancée) and I also wanted to pursue […]

Excel Add-Ins for Searchmetrics Data: Number Crunching and Dynamic Excel Reports with e4SEO

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have great news for all Excel fans and users: there is now a dedicated Excel add-in for our data, which lets you export data from the Suite straight into Excel. “e4seo” enables you to process large amounts of data from our software and create individual reports without having to use a complicated workaround. And […]

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How an SEO Pro Increased His Organic Traffic by 157.80% – Case Study

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from the SEO strategist Jason Acidre – Co-founder at Xight Interactive, written and documented by himself.   From position #12 to position #5 in under 30 days. It’s definitely a huge thing, especially for consultants and site owners who are looking to get even more productive in the […]

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Publicize Announces Webinar with Forbes Journalist, Freddie Dawson

by Conrad Egusa @ Publicize – Startup PR Company

Publicize is proud to announce its webinar with Forbes journalist, Freddie Dawson. Freddie is going to be speaking about media advice to Publicize clients. The webinar will be on Wednesday, August 5th at 2:00PM EST. Freddie is a London-based journalist covering international business and investment opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout the world. He has a particular interest in unusual business models, how society interacts with entrepreneurs, and how entrepreneurship can be used as a tool for addressing issues in the developing world. Prior to Forbes, Freddie wrote as a freelance journalist for publications including International Business Times, The Grocer and AGI Magazine. Every month Publicize hosts webinars with leading media thought leaders, and prior speakers include former VentureBeat writer, Rebecca Grant. In our webinar, we provide a 30 minute lesson on media and PR topics, and then evaluate each of our clients. We limit these events to 15 people to ensure the best experience possible. Our aim is to provide expertise and information to help clients gain the most relevant media advice for their specific needs. If you would like more information, please email us at info@publicize.co.

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073: The Top Takeaways Revealed From SMX Advanced 2017 w/Marie Haynes

073: The Top Takeaways Revealed From SMX Advanced 2017 w/Marie Haynes

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Somehow I had no episode for this week’s show. So I said, “as an SEO myself, what do I really want to know about right now that I can share with my listeners ?” The answer I kept coming to was “what happened at SMX Advanced that I need to know about for the SEO work […]

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Universal Search 2015: An Analysis of Google.com

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The annual average for 2014: Google has enriched 80% of all keyword queries with additional integrations of the Universal Search. Once again, we have  analyzed the precise developments according to absolute and relative growth for Videos, Images, News, Maps and Shopping this year, which we present  in a new white paper that is free to download. […]

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055: Getting Major Publishers To Feature Your Content (20 Proven Tips!)

055: Getting Major Publishers To Feature Your Content (20 Proven Tips!)

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Has this ever happened to you? You create the best 10x piece of content imaginable. (It really is 10x right?) You invest time, research and money into it. You hit publish and you know it’s going to go crazy! But then it doesn’t. That’s because “build it and they will come” is not always true. You […]

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The Complete Guide to Hreflang

by John Dietrich @ Stone Temple

Whether you’re running a global operation or expanding to offer an additional language on your website, proper use of the hreflang tag is a must. From an SEO perspective, getting this right can mean the difference between ranking well with your target audience and not ranking well.  Hreflang tells search engines where various language-specific versions... Read More >

9 Proven Steps To Grow Massive Email List From Scratch

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

We’ve been talking a lot on the blog about email marketing lately, and today is no exception. We’ve mentioned how important it is to have a healthy email list, but we haven’t yet shared with you a breakdown of our favorite tips and tricks! So here we go: our fastest, easiest, and most effective tips on how to grow your email list. Learning how to build an email list from scratch sounds daunting, but I ...

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing for the Smart Speaker Wars

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are you ready for your oral exams? The new smart speaker voice assistant category could be the biggest test yet for companies relying on the world of online search to make money. But don’t count on simply tweaking your existing search engine optimization strategies to succeed. In our latest Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we detail some […]

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#11: How to Create an Online Course with David Siteman Garland

#11: How to Create an Online Course with David Siteman Garland

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

In this episode of the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast I interviewed David Siteman Garland. We talked about how you can turn your online platform such as your blog, web show, or podcast into revenue by creating your own online course. David is the host of the popular show, The Rise to The Top. On […]

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SearchCap: SEO content audits, a search marketer’s view of Facebook & a link study

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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eCommerce Category Page Optimization: SEO & Conversion

by Everett Sizemore @ SEO – Inflow

Building links into product category pages and acquiring email addresses prior to purchase are two of the most common roadblocks for eCommerce marketers tasked with increasing traffic and sales. Another is balancing the need for “SEO content” with high conversions. We’re going to help you solve all three of these problems with the same tactic. Problem

SEO For New Website: Jumpstart Your Site Ranking Instantly

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most important strategic tools at your disposal when you’re creating a website. It’s important when you do launch a website that you integrate SEO strategies as soon as possible. This will benefit you not only in the short term, but also affect how your website matures. Like a fine wine or a delicious cheese, the right ingredients have to be present from the outset in order to ...

How to Write Optimized Page Title Tags

by Kalpesh Guard @ seoClarity

The page title tag is the element of HTML that tells web browsers and search engines the title of a […]

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058: YouTube SEO, Monetization & Strategy (Real, Expert Talk w/Roberto Blake)

058: YouTube SEO, Monetization & Strategy (Real, Expert Talk w/Roberto Blake)

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

There’s massive opportunity in YouTube. But maybe like me, you struggle to understand how to rank videos, how to market them, or how to monetize and drive business value from your YouTube presence. Whether you’re trying to understand YouTube for yourself or your clients, you’ll walk away from this show with a way better understanding of how YouTube […]

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014: Integrative Marketing For Retail Brands w/Katherine Romero

014: Integrative Marketing For Retail Brands w/Katherine Romero

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Katherine Romero was the Senior eCommerce Marketing Manager for the Deckers portfolio, including brands like UGG Australia, Teva and Sanuk. She now runs her own agency MAKA Digital helping brands build digital happiness. She also tells us how a content marketing campaign for a small cycling brand has been hit 500,000 views with less than $5,000 spent […]

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080: Dana DiTomaso’s Rules, Tools and Tactics of SEO Success [Must Listen]

080: Dana DiTomaso’s Rules, Tools and Tactics of SEO Success [Must Listen]

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Dana is exactly the type of guest I had in mind when I named this show ‘Experts’ on the Wire. The word expert is certainly overused. But to me, an expert is someone who actually has a depth of experience around what they are talking about AND can explain it fluently and clearly with the audience […]

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041: Marshall Simmonds Talks Google, SEO, Dark Traffic (and It’s Awesome)

041: Marshall Simmonds Talks Google, SEO, Dark Traffic (and It’s Awesome)

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Marshall is a rare voice in the SEO industry. He combines 20 years of experience doing SEO at sites like The New York Times and Boston.com, while continuing to work hands-on with SEO with some of the world’s biggest publishers and enterprise sites. I hit Marshall with all the burning SEO questions I thought YOU […]

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Chatbot Marketing: Is It the Strategy of the Future ?

by Adrian Cojocariu @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

There’s a big hype going on about chatbots. If you’ve heard of them but aren’t quite sure what exactly they are or how they work, you’re in the right place.   This article will explain what chatbots are and how they can help you take your digital marketing to the next level. I’m not using “to […]

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Intro: Why This Show Exists & How To Use It w/Dan Shure

Intro: Why This Show Exists & How To Use It w/Dan Shure

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Join me in a 10 minutes introduction to "Experts On The Wire"! I announce the first three guests and a contest. New episode will post twice a week - every Wednesday and Friday - so definitely subscribe!

Our mission is to bring expert digital marketing information to fellow marketers, business owners, startup founders, entrepreneurs and the like. Most episodes will feature me interviewing an expert from any digital marketing field - such as SEO, content marketing, social media, PR, analytics, etc.

Experts On The Wire is hosted by Dan Shure - a long time web marketer specializing in SEO. His agency provides SEO, content marketing, online strategy services in more to brands and business world-wide.

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The Multi-Location Business Guide to Recent Google My Business Updates

by krystal taing @ Rio SEO

Changes are constantly happening across the Google My Business landscape–changes that affect your business and consumers’ ability to find it in their critical moments of need. Our Local Business Listings team has been tracking these recent changes across several categories like Google Local Q&A, Google Posts, and Local Business URLs. If you’ve heard of a […]

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Penguin Update 4.0 – Our Impact Analysis

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google is loosening its chains: Thanks to Penguin 4.0, numerous websites, which had previously been targeted by the filter for web spam or their backlink structure, have now seen a considerable increase in their SEO visibility. Backlink auditing, negative SEO and link reviews – these are the areas where we can expect Penguin, now integrated […]

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Keyword cannibalism and how to avoid it

by Sascha Lienesch @ XOVI

Slowly but surely, SEOs are learning that high value content is just as important as technical on-page SEO when it comes to online success. High value content consists of text and other media such as images, videos, infographics and other elements. If you want to rank highly on Google, it’s vital to offer the reader...

Tips for Making Video Content that Earns Attention from Andrew Davis #CMWorld

by Joshua Nite @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

The inimitable Andrew Davis is the best-selling author of Town, Inc. and an in-demand marketing speaker. After his presentation at Content Marketing World 2017, I can see why. He made me feel stupid. And I’m incredibly grateful. The best presentations make you feel stupid in retrospect. Of course! It’s so obvious that this is the [...]

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Want To Learn SEO From The Masters? Here are 22+ SEO Blogs you NEED to Follow

Want To Learn SEO From The Masters? Here are 22+ SEO Blogs you NEED to Follow


SEO Blog by Ahrefs

Ready to learn SEO? Or do you just want to get some fresh tips and insight? Here are 22+ of the very best SEO and marketing blogs to follow in 2016.

Mobilegeddon 2: Are You Facing Godzilla or a Gazelle?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Hollywood, a box office smash inevitably leads to a sequel or two to keep sales humming. The view from the Googleplex is no different: Coming to screens this May, “Mobilegeddon 2” promises another potentially perilous journey into the world of mobile search. In the past few weeks leading up to the rollout of its […]

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063: The Story Behind Venngage’s Explosive SEO Growth w/Nadya Khoja

063: The Story Behind Venngage’s Explosive SEO Growth w/Nadya Khoja

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This week’s guest was referred to me as someone who could teach the value of infographics. My first reaction was ‘hmmm … infographics sort of have a bad reputation’. But when I dug into the company’s SEMrush traffic stats and was blown away by their recent, explosive growth. That company is Venngage and my guest is their […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: “What Should I Write About?”

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“What should I write about?”   Anyone asking this question might often have two answers. There are two opposing forces one must consider: “What’s happening in our business?” and “What truly matters to our customers?” We’re Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO this week to discuss this conundrum: What should you write about? If you Google “what […]

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Smart Reporting: Create Role Specific Reports in Seconds

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Good, insightful reports are essential to online business. Depending on the user the KPIs that need to be integrated are different: A CMO needs a high level overview, whereas a SEO needs a detailed report. What sounds easy is often very difficult in practice – and time consuming.   If you have experience creating reports […]

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036: Email List Building In The Age Of Pop-Up Penalties w/Brian Dean

036: Email List Building In The Age Of Pop-Up Penalties w/Brian Dean

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Today we have our first return guest to Experts. Brian Dean (Backlinko) appeared on Episode 3 of Experts On The Wire, and his episode has been the most downloaded to date. When I heard he was going to be near my neck of the woods in New England, I jumped on the opportunity to bring you […]

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Tips for Marketing Managers: How to Maximise Leads

by Leslie Tan @ Pure SEO

So your website is generating a lot of traffic, you are gaining a large social media following and your email database is growing everyday. However, none of this is transferring to dollars for your business and your boss is starting to raise questions. Don’t worry! Many business owners and marketing ...

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Serving Rich Local Results with Mary Bowling at #LSS2017

by Karisa Macias @ Rio SEO

As search results get more and more crowded, it’s more important than ever to stand out. How can you break through the noise and prove to Google that your location’s result should feature prominently on a local query? Search expert Mary Bowling shared her five steps to standing out in the SERPs via richer, more […]

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071: The Definitive Rules Of Mobile SEO Success w/Ashley Berman Hale

071: The Definitive Rules Of Mobile SEO Success w/Ashley Berman Hale

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I’ve been wanting to do a show on mobile SEO for a while. Then one day, I was scanning Twitter and saw these tweets coming from a MozCon Local event: You know you are kicking ass when @randfish is getting closer to your slides and taking pictures. @BermanHale Great job! #MozCon — Kate Morris (@katemorris) […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Exploring New Frontiers in Search

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the world of search engine optimization, one cardinal rule is to never rest on past successes. Tactics that score today could lead to fumbles tomorrow as Google, Apple and other global search engine providers constantly change the rules of the game. Good technical SEO gets you online. Great data-optimized content keeps you there, as search […]

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Why You Might Be Cannibalizing Your Own Keywords – Here’s Why #125

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Did you know you could be cannibalizing the SEO effectiveness of your site’s important keywords? In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Art of SEO lead author and Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge helps you understand what keyword cannibalization is, how to detect it, and why it matters for your SEO.... Read More >

Digital Marketing Blog | Hallam Internet

Digital Marketing Blog | Hallam Internet


Hallam Internet Ltd

The digital marketing specialists at Team Hallam share their tips and techniques for improving your digital marketing.

Why Search Marketers Must Embrace Javascript Now

by Richard Chavez @ seoClarity

Let’s not beat around the bush, shall we? If there’s one programming language you simply must embrace as an SEO, […]

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070: How To Do Big Brand SEO w/Corey Eulas

070: How To Do Big Brand SEO w/Corey Eulas

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Clients like Casper, Genius, Lending Tree, World Market and Policy Genius are turning to Corey Eulas for SEO. In this interview – find out what is moving the SEO needle for these brands, how Corey lands these clients and the critical importance of testing in SEO. This episode is for all the hardcore SEO fans (and future […]

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Postcards from China: Search Results in China – Baidu’s Big Players

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Every country has its own national food – and every country has its own national SERPs, right? Well yes and no. Google is the leading search engine in many countries and Google’s search results show a lot of similarities in all countries. But not in China, where Google is largely absent and Baidu dominates with […]

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Recent changes to the team

by Majestic Marketing @ Majestic Blog

There have been a few internal changes of late that we’d like to update you

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How To Create Informative Blog Posts Even If You’re Not Good At Writing

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

Can you relate to this scenario… You’re sitting in front of your computer, staring at an empty screen. The deadline given to you to submit the article is fast approaching, and you’re still fighting to start putting words down when you’re supposed to already be at the editing stage. As you sit there, struggling to […]

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008: Retention, Analytics & Growth at… GrowthHackers.com With Anuj Adhiya

008: Retention, Analytics & Growth at… GrowthHackers.com With Anuj Adhiya

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Anuj Adhiya is the Director of Engagement & Analytics on the Growth team at GrowthHackers.com  – he talks about the metrics they actually use to measure their growth on their community website. You’ll learn what most people misunderstand about the term “growth hacking”. Learn why they do NOT have notifications for link up-votes. He also reveals the challenges […]

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The Backlinko SEO Blog by Brian Dean

The Backlinko SEO Blog by Brian Dean


Backlinko

Backlinko is an SEO blog that focuses on actionable SEO tips, strategies and case studies.

Back to the Future: 5 Marketing Predictions That Were Right on the Money

by Anne Leuman @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Great Scott! The TopRank Marketing blog has been around since 2003, way back when content marketing and blogging were relatively new to the business world. We are proud of the fact that we were early adopters of the blogging trend—one of today’s leading content marketing strategies for improving brand visibility and engagement. Trends and predictions [...]

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060: Growth Story – 0 To 100,000 Monthly Visitors (In One Year) w/Tyler Hakes

060: Growth Story – 0 To 100,000 Monthly Visitors (In One Year) w/Tyler Hakes

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

If I was asked to do what Tyler had to, I’d be terrified too. It was late 2014. Tyler was brought into College Raptor, an exciting new startup. They have some incredible new technology. They just closed an impressive series A round of funding. Amazing opportunity right? Except for one thing. They have NO traffic […]

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Content-First SEO

by Augustin Kendall @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

I’ve been finding myself saying, “You don’t rank for keywords, you rank for content,” a lot lately. Imagine this. You’re trying to turn a quaint town on the shore (East or West—pick your coast of choice) into a vacation destination. You’ve developed a brand for the location that you’re promoting in all the right travel… Read More

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How to Get Stars in Google Search Results (Without a Penalty)

by Peter Cunningham @ Keyword Performance, LLC.

Have you noticed those little review stars in Google search results? Of course you have—they really have a way of drawing the eye. For SEO, that means higher click-through rates and more traffic. For small business owners, that can translate to more leads and a better return on their SEO investment. So how do you […]

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Growth Hacking Tactics For Beginners (How To Use Them To Grow Your Business)

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

For over five years now, startup activity has experienced massive growth around the world. In fact, a post on the City A.M. blog shows that “a staggering 100 million businesses are launched annually, according to figures from GEM Global Report. It comes to just over three businesses every second, or 11,000 per hour.” However, does […]

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Why Blogs on Subdomains are Basically Worthless for SEO

Why Blogs on Subdomains are Basically Worthless for SEO


Ignite Visibility

Don't put your blog on a subdomain. Seriously, let's me tell you why. If you have it on a directory, you will see much better results.

Ultimate Guide to Amazon SEO

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Want to sell on Amazon, but not sure how to stand out? Our Director of Amazon, Shawn Green, will tell you everything you need to know about Amazon SEO, and how to make sure your product is optimized for as many sales as possible.   Amazon has taken the internet by storm, managing to dethrone...

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074: The Email

074: The Email

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

The story of a troubling email I received Monday morning. NEXT week, we’ll back to the regular interview style episodes. Subscribe on iTunes and never miss a new show! Links Actually, just one link 🙂 The May 17th 2017 Google Algorithm Update    Photo Credit: Gabriele Diwald via Unsplash

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Everyday SEO Reviewed

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

Short Term SEO Tactics OR Lasting Search Engine Optimization Strategy? Twice a year at least we learn of a possible – yet rarely confirmed – shift to and from some type of ranking algorithm at Google. Yet, Google today (now, yesterday, and no doubt for the next many years) will remain focused on the QUALITY of […]

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054: 7 Steps To Massive Traffic Growth (SEO & Content Marketing)

054: 7 Steps To Massive Traffic Growth (SEO & Content Marketing)

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

That title is no hyperbole. I don’t know what number you would guess ‘massive’ means, but Ross and his company Siege Media have grown traffic by 250,000-500,000 monthly visits for clients like Zillow, TripAdviser and ZipRecruiter. I’d call that ‘massive’! I wanted to know how they do this, so I invited him on the show to find […]

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What Can We Learn From a Boosted Facebook Post with 545 Shares?

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

I’ve always been a little skeptical of Facebook ads and boosts. Partly this is because I’ve never been very good at running them, and partly because I’ve never felt like the traffic on Facebook was as “buy ready” as Google’s. So what happened when a boosted post of Blog Tyrant’s received over 500 shares? Well,...

SEO NEWS

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

Google: We’ve Never Denied An Algorithm Update That Happened More: Google’s Fred Update – What Do All Losers Have In Common? Surviving SEO in a Voice Search World How Machine Learning is Changing SEO More: Google: Machine Learning Won’t Take Over The Google Algorithm 39 questions with Google at SMX West Related: From Someone Who’s Looking to […]

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Google Year in Review: Top US Winners & Losers in 2015

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google year 2015 brought with it numerous updates and turbulent visibility changes for many US domains. The following concise analysis takes a look at the year’s biggest winners and losers of 2015. We also discuss the effect of Google updates, current search trends and offer key take-aways for your site in 2016. Read on. […]

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061: Podcasting Year In Review (Download Stats Revealed & Lessons Learned)

061: Podcasting Year In Review (Download Stats Revealed & Lessons Learned)

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This post is a companion post to the actual audio episode. (There’s little to no overlap in content!) Here’s what you’ll find by listening! How we find and choose guests Our top to bottom production process Podcasting metrics, goals and KPIs What makes a good podcast Podcast promotion strategies Incorporating storytelling into an educational/actionable oriented show […]

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3 Sales Tools to Help Your Marketing Efforts

by Dan Steiner @ SEO Chat

Sales process is what makes your business success or failure. It’s what makes your company profitable. Therefore picking a good tool is crucial Here are three tools that will boost your sales and help your marketing efforts: Pipedrive How do you close a deal? With proper engagement! At least that is the theory behind this […]

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Cozy Up or Break Up: Why Marketers Must Embrace Location-Aware Trends

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s the three most important aspects of a property? Location, location and – you guessed it – location! Never has that been more true in the world of online search and content marketing. As mobile increasingly becomes the focus of Google and other search engines, the ability for consumers to find a meal, a supermarket […]

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011: Interview With Everette Taylor

011: Interview With Everette Taylor

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Everette is Head Of Growth For New Mobile Products At Microsoft and CEO of Millisense. We talked about a TON in this conversation… meeting Jaime Foxx, getting press in places like Fortune and Forbes, how ‘verified’ Twitter works, diversity in tech, working TWO full time jobs, snapchat and more. I hope you enjoy this in-depth […]

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020: Tom Critchlow On Working For Google, Escaping The SEO Vacuum & Startup Mistakes

020: Tom Critchlow On Working For Google, Escaping The SEO Vacuum & Startup Mistakes

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

For those of you that do not know my guest today, Tom Critchlow has a diverse background of experiences. He was Head of Search Marketing and then VP of Operations at Distilled for 4 years, worked in Google’s Creative Lab for 2 years, and has since founded Fiercely Curious – an online gallery of art […]

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This Week in Search: New Features and Saying Goodbye to the Old

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.
This week Facebook and Instagram tested out new features on Facebook, Bing said links will decrease in importance, and Google and Facebook made important announcements.
Facebook Will Stop Displaying Instant Articles in Messenger
It’s ...

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079: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 2) w/Bill Slawski

079: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 2) w/Bill Slawski

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

I wanted to create an audio resource to learn about search patents – the kind I would have found useful when I was studying them back in 2012. So I welcomed Bill Slawski – who has been reading and writing about search patents for almost 10 years – back to Experts to discuss more patents and […]

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Why Quality Content Is Important For SEO

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

People often talk about content and SEO as if they were two separate marketing tools, but the truth is they overlap. There is no such thing as SEO without content, and you can’t have good online content without SEO. They need to coexist to exist at all.
SEO is more technical, ...

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The San Francisco SEO Company Hiring Checklist (In Cartoon Form)

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

If you are considering hiring an SEO company in San Francisco, here are the things to consider - in cartoon form.

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10 Best Keyword Research and Suggestion Tools for SEO Specialists

by Irina Weber @ SEO Chat

While creating a high-quality content with real people in mind is essential, it will be foolish to ignore keyword research and SEO. Doing keyword research is like a seasoned fish monger casting his net at the right time and at the right place. If you are not using the right keywords: short-tail or long-tail, you […]

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Your SEO Team is Not Oprah: 5 Realizations of an SEO Newbie

by Pearl Qiao Xu @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As a fresh intern for Searchmetrics, I’ve spent the past week in meetings, doing online research, and reading Jessica Bowman’s The New SEO Management Handbook to familiarize myself with the rapidly growing and changing industry of online marketing. Enterprise-level SEO expert since 2002, Bowman is a trusted adviser to some of  the biggest brands online, […]

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Local SEO: How To Harness The Power Of Yelp To Boost Rankings

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Yelp is a social sharing and recommendation app that helps people find the best events, restaurants, bars, clubs and pop-ups. If you run a business that relies on local search traffic for the majority of your custom, then Yelp is an essential asset to your business’ online strategy. Launched in 2004, Yelp is the go-to resource for millions of visitors to look for information about local businesses. It allows users to check-in at businesses, rate ...

How Does Google Look for Authoritative Search Results?

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

If you’ve done any SEO for a site, you may recognize some of the steps involved in working towards making a website authoritative: Conduct keyword research to find appropriate terms and phrases for your industry and audience Review the use of keywords on the pages of your site to make sure it includes those in […]

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068: Amazon SEO – The Detailed Steps To List, Rank & Sell Products w/Danny McMillan

068: Amazon SEO – The Detailed Steps To List, Rank & Sell Products w/Danny McMillan

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Google is NOT the only search engine. It’s arguably not even the #1 product search engine. According to some statistics, Amazon is. My guest today has estimated kitchen products, for example, get upwards of 30,000 searches per month for one keyword. So … who cares if Amazon or Google is #1 in product searches? That’s a TON […]

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103 Experts Explain How to Learn SEO (If They Had to Start Over)

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Wondering how to learn SEO? Keep reading because 103 legit (and vetted) SEO experts are going to show you how to get started. But before you jump in, I want you to know one thing: This isn’t like other “expert” roundups. Since expert roundups have become an over-saturated content marketing tactic, my team and I […]

Are Speed Ranking Factors a Magic 8-Ball for Google?

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For a while now, the stock answer to the question of whether speed matters much as a Google search ranking factor has been a source of frustration. Even the Magic 8-Ball won’t sidestep the question by answering “Maybe.” Google first broached the subject in 2010 by announcing site speed would be included in rankings, though […]

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SEO: Making Recommendations on Mockups

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Mockups are a key part of creating new marketing campaigns and redesigning entire websites. As partners in the process of producing those new experiences, search-engine-optimization professionals should offer feedback at ...

Back to the Future: 5 Marketing Predictions That Were Right on the Money

by Anne Leuman @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Great Scott! The TopRank Marketing blog has been around since 2003, way back when content marketing and blogging were relatively new to the business world. We are proud of the fact that we were early adopters of the blogging trend—one of today’s leading content marketing strategies for improving brand visibility and engagement. Trends and predictions [...]

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How To Make A Landing Page That Converts

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Once you’ve attracted someone’s attention, you want to find out more about them, right? A landing page is the perfect place to start a conversation with your audience. Who are they and what are they searching for? When done successfully, a landing page can convert leads into loyal customers. It ...

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This Week in Search: Google, Facebook and Instagram Announce Changes

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.
Three of the top dogs of the internet announce changes, including a feature to help drivers park and a stance against fake news.
Google Introduces New ‘Find Parking’ Feature for Google ...

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Back to the Future: 5 Marketing Predictions That Were Right on the Money

by Anne Leuman @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Great Scott! The TopRank Marketing blog has been around since 2003, way back when content marketing and blogging were relatively new to the business world. We are proud of the fact that we were early adopters of the blogging trend—one of today’s leading content marketing strategies for improving brand visibility and engagement. Trends and predictions [...]

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Google’s Project Jacquard: Textile-Based Device Controls

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

I remember my father building some innovative plastics blow molding machines where he added a central processing control device to the machines so that all adjustable controls could be changed from one place. He would have loved seeing what is going on at Google these days, and the hardware that they are working on developing, […]

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065: Optimizing “Crawl Budget” To Improve Your Web Traffic w/Vanessa Fox

065: Optimizing “Crawl Budget” To Improve Your Web Traffic w/Vanessa Fox

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

While there’s no official school, certification or standards you need to know to be an SEO – I don’t understand why what’s in this episode is NOT required material for all people calling themselves ‘SEOs’. You see, despite ranking factors always changing, there are still core fundamentals to how search engines discover, crawl and index content. These […]

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017: Applying Digital Ethology To Your Content Strategy Process w/Rhea Drysdale

017: Applying Digital Ethology To Your Content Strategy Process w/Rhea Drysdale

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

“What content should I create?” You may ask yourself this often, but the answer isn’t always that obvious. Rhea breaks down how applying “digital ethology” can inform your content ideas. You’ll learn what people really mean when they search Google for “how big is an eggplant?” and why that matters to your content strategy. We also […]

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5 Mobile SEO Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Mobile Marketing Efforts

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

SEO remains one of the most popular topics on the internet. Why? Because webmasters are always fighting to get search traffic – the better your pages are optimized for search engines, the more chances you have to rank your content, and the more traffic you’ll drive to your site. That’s not all; it equally means […]

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Dos and Don’ts for Pitching, Writing, and Following Up On a Guest Post

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

We’ve all seen it. For every blog post out there saying that guest posting is a great use of your time, there’s another that says it doesn’t really pay off. Thanks, Internet! Really, though, the truth is somewhere in between. Writing guest posts for other sites can be a great […]

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Top 20 Cataract Surgery Blogs by Cataract Surgeons

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 20 Cataract Surgery blogs Cataract Surgery Blogs List The Best Cataract Surgery blogs from thousands of top Cataract Surgery blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and […]

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[Announcement] SEOPressor’s New Website SEO Checker Is Now Live!

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

For the last 4 weeks, the SEOPressor Team have been working on a super-secret project and now, it’s ready to be unveiled! We are proud to present the latest addition to our online SEO tools – Website SEO Checker by SEOPressor. The Website SEO Checker represents the next step of evolution for the future of SEOPressor’s SEO solutions so allow me to explain it. What Is Website SEO Checker? The Website SEO Checker is a ...

How Greenlane Agency Boosted Their Rankings in Just a Couple of Days

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from Bill Sebald – founder at Greenlane, with 15 years of eCommerce & SEO experience in the background, written and documented by himself.   Within 24 hours, we saw our rank improve from #5,  for one of the term we were optimizing for, to #2 in the search […]

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Semantic Search and SEO: Everything You Need to Know

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

In the world of SEO, there is some confusion about what we mean when we use the term “semantic search.” This confusion is not surprising—many mistake the phrase semantic search with the concept of structured data (semantic language markup), but this is not the same thing. Others understand the term solely as it applies to... Read More >

10 Reasons Why China Excites and Scares Online Marketers

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Ni hao China! For years now, Searchmetrics has helped power the engines of commerce with Research Cloud. Marketers depend on our massive data and knowledge repository to find online content gaps and create strategies to outperform competitors. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve closed the one glaring gap in our global coverage. We’ve added Chinese […]

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Final Boarding Call for Content Marketing World: Don’t Miss these 10 Presentations

by Joshua Nite @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Does anyone look forward to getting on an airplane anymore? Sure, you may be excited about where you’re going or what you plan to do when you get there. But anyone happily anticipating the screening, boarding, and flying part—well, I’ll have whatever vitamin supplement they’re on. If you’re headed to Content Marketing World, odds are [...]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Getting Ranked Into An Answer Box

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google increasingly responds to search queries with enhanced organic listings in the form of so-called answer boxes. The trick for modern marketers is understanding which of your keywords are most likely to find the sweet spot for this coveted Direct Answer box. In the battle to increase online visibility, marketers must identify the keywords they […]

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5 Landing Page Optimisation Mistakes To Avoid

by Brett Langlois @ Pure SEO

Landing pages are an indispensable part of digital marketing. If your landing page is effective, that visitor might convert into a lead or a customer. If it is ineffective, he or she might leave your site and go to a competitor’s site instead. The effectiveness of all your traffic driving ...

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Mobile Research Release: Your “mobile-friendly” Solution – Searchmetrics Suite

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Is Mobile user-friendliness a problem? Not with Searchmetrics. From now on users of the Suite can separately analyze mobile performance with new and extended features – ad hoc for more than 100 million domains – and actively implement mobile market strategies. Here’s an overview of the new features. Your website is viewed on various devices, including tablets and smartphones. […]

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Local SEO, Listing Management and Mobile Search Blog by Rio SEO

Local SEO, Listing Management and Mobile Search Blog by Rio SEO


Rio SEO

Local SEO, Local Search Software, Listing Management, and Mobile Search Tips and News Blog by Rio SEO - Leader in Enterprise Local Search Software

How To Present SEO Report To Your Boss (or Clients)

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

One of the most difficult things for those who work in SEO is explaining the SEO report to your clients just what it is that you are doing for them. SEO professionals are kind of like the bass player in a rock and roll group. You know they’re there, you know things sound right, but you’re never really sure if they are hitting the right notes or if they are just standing around collecting dew ...

Unwrapping the YouTube SEO Mystery with Brian Dean of Backlinko

by Stephen Twomey @ Majestic Blog

Most content marketers I know today are leveraging YouTube as part of their campaigns. The

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9 Ways For Local Business to Acquire Links

by terri @ SEO Chat

Link building has changed a lot over the years. After a pretty brutal crackdown by Google related to linking practices it became clear that a new, more narrow practice was needed to continue taking advantage of this very relevant part of marketing strategy. Thankfully we still have avenues that don’t violate any terms of service, […]

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Google News-Wave Update: Media Websites Surfing the Winner Tide

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Within a few weeks, Google has tweaked its core algorithm and rolled out an update for the second time without officially anouncing it. According to our quick analysis, this update seems to be primarily concerned with trending keywords as well as temporary search intentions related to informational (shorthead) keywords. First-glance-winners are first and foremost media […]

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Top 100 Millennial Blogs and Websites for Millennials

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 100 Millennial blogs Millennial Blogs List The Best Millennial blogs from thousands of top Millennial blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites […]

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B2B Blogging Best Practices 2017: Transactional Keywords

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

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019: Analytics Explained With Annie Cushing

019: Analytics Explained With Annie Cushing

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

It’s true that there’s a LOT of misinformation out there about Analytics. It can be hard to dig through all the content out there for the right path to take. Thankfully, we have a true expert on the show today. Annie Cushing has spent over 10 years mastering, practicing and teaching analytics. In this episode […]

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The Payoff: What Successful SEO Campaign Results Look Like

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

This blog post explains in detail what the results of an SEO campaign look like, using real screenshots from clients' Google Analytics accounts.

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Funnel-Based PPC Account Strategy – An Overview

by Ryan Moothart @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Channel Contribution 101: You want your paid search account to drive value and make money. You want to use your paid search account to help reach new customers and grow your business. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as whipping up a campaign, throwing in some keywords, and then watching the revenue come flooding in. You… Read More

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9 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block (By Walking Away From Your Computer)

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

Blank pages are scary. Like, evil clown riding a giant spider scary. So when you know that you have to get a new blog post written, and you’re staring down that blank page and that blinking cursor feeling 100% stuck, you’re not necessarily setting yourself up for success. In fact, sitting at […]

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062: The Definitive Steps To International SEO & Multilingual SEO Success w/Aleyda Solis

062: The Definitive Steps To International SEO & Multilingual SEO Success w/Aleyda Solis

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

International SEO is frankly one of those areas of SEO I never quite “got” out of the gate. So whenever an International SEO project would come up, I’d usually pass it along. But today I wanted to solve that for myself – and for you the listener. So if you’ve found International and even Multilingual SEO a challenge […]

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What Will You Sell if You Give Away Your Best Blog Content for Free?

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

If you give away your best blogging content then what’s left to sell? It’s a very interesting question that a lot of bloggers worry about when it comes to deciding how they are going to make money from their blog in the short and long term. Many of us get concerned that if they post...

Mobile-First: How You Can Prepare for Google’s New Index

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has announced nothing less than the end of an era: Until now, a URL’s desktop version has been used as Google’s main index for evaluating websites and determining rankings. In the future, a site’s mobile version will be used. We look here at the most important questions and answers surrounding the mobile-first index – […]

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Our Top 11 Content Marketing Takeaways from #CMWorld 2017

by Caitlin Burgess @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Last week, thousands of marketers from all over the world descended on the Rock N’ Roll capital of the world, Cleveland, OH, for the seventh annual Content Marketing World Conference and Expo. Featuring more than 130 speakers, keynotes and panelists, dozens of different tracks, and a whole lot of orange, the four-day event was exciting [...]

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How to Write the Perfect Meta Description for SEO

by Kalpesh Guard @ seoClarity

A meta description is a 160-character snippet, a tag in HTML, that summarizes a page’s content. Search engines show the […]

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Common on-page SEO errors and how to fix them – part 2!

by Nadine Winkler @ XOVI

Back in 2016, we highlighted a number of simple measures which you can carry out to improve the performance of a website. We hope part one was helpful – now here’s part two! Unnecessary pages in the index Do you want your data protection declaration or your About page to appear in Google? Fine, there’s...

13 Ways to Promote your Local Business for Free

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

Many local businesses struggle to find ways to promote themselves, get links, rank in search engines, and ultimately drive traffic to their websites. Most small businesses also have limited budgets making the task more difficult. For those businesses here are 13 ways you can promote your business online for free. Google Local: If you don’t already have one Create an ... [Continue reading 13 Ways to Promote your Local Business for Free]

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Why It Is A Need To Market Your Business In Social Media?

by April @ SoloSEO

You may not realize this, but you need to market your business on social media. Social media is now a popular medium for businesses to market in. More than a billion people are now on Facebook alone. Research shows that nearly 2 in 3 adults use social media. Without a targeted social media campaign, you[...]

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Find a real Disney Princess, try before you buy with IKEA and gin advent calendars

by Victoria McMahon @ Branded3

Our ‘favourite campaigns’ post has taken an unintentional turn down ‘reality road’ this week, with two fitness bloggers defying the picture-perfect perceptions of their...

049: Uncharted: Vlogging’s Content Marketing Opportunity (Codename: The ‘Wrap It In Bacon’ Episode) w/Ben Wills

049: Uncharted: Vlogging’s Content Marketing Opportunity (Codename: The ‘Wrap It In Bacon’ Episode) w/Ben Wills

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Mark my words. The future of winning educational content – lies in also being entertaining. Or, as a friend said to me once “oh, you mean wrap it in bacon.”   No… not that Bacon. This bacon. OK Dan, focus… The battle for attention is fierce, and you can educate with content, but you have to engage. You have […]

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Why Oversimplifying SEO Is Dangerous – Here’s Why #130

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Google gets more complex and sophisticated with each passing year, and yet many still want to believe that there are “magic bullet” hacks or tricks that are simple ways to get higher search rankings. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Eric Enge tells you why! Don’t miss a... Read More >

6 Ways to Make Your Blog More Beautiful (and Effective)

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

Even the best content runs into trouble when the blog it’s on is so ugly that readers leave before giving it a chance. The good news is that there are lots of ways we can spruce up our blogs in order to make them more appealing, effective and engaging by taking advantage of plugins, tools...

021: Facebook Video Ads With Rick Mulready

021: Facebook Video Ads With Rick Mulready

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Chances are, you’re looking for NEW ways to drive quality traffic to your site, business or blog. But it can be tough to know what direction to take or what new channel to try. Today, Rick Mulready is going to teach you all about Facebook VIDEO ads – and how they can hold great opportunity […]

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Return of the Phantom: Google’s Phantom II Update

by Kevin Indig @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the beginning of May 2015, webmasters far and wide witnessed severe traffic fluctuations, with some sites losing over 50% of their traffic! Clearly, Google had changed something, but what? Because of the initial uncertainty, it was called the “Phantom Update” (II). In this post, I’ll provide you with Searchmetrics data to shed more light […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Augmented Reality and its Impact on SEO

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

The SEO industry will always vary according to trends, and the rise of AR will definitely be course-changing for the SEO specialists and their content strategies.   An emerging field of technology, augmented reality or AR  seems to be somehow of a buzzword nowadays. Rumor has it that augmented reality is limitless and has enormous […]

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NEW: Mobile SEO Visibility – Prepare yourself for the huge Google Mobile Update on April 21st

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

How my website performs in mobile searches on smartphones is increasingly different to my desktop performance. Particularly now that Google has announced it will release an update on April 21st, which will have a significant impact on websites that are NOT mobile friendly. According to Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Zineb Ait Bahajji the coming Mobile […]

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ORM and SERP Sculpting: A Reputation Management Tactic for 2017

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Without question, one of the most anxiety provoking tasks we do as SEO’s is online reputation management. In addition to the normal deadlines and tasks

Searchmetrics Ranking Factors: Rebooting for Relevance

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The end of the year is a time for reflection, planning and preparation for the coming new year. But it also gives us a chance to become more mindful of our approach and seize the opportunity to do things differently.  That’s why we’re rebooting our annual Searchmetrics Ranking Factors whitepaper, available for download beginning December […]

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Google PPC vs. Social Media Marketing: Which Is Right For Your Business?

by Peter Cunningham @ Keyword Performance, LLC.

Digital marketing is a big tent. There’s SEO, content marketing, direct email-marketing, display advertising, native advertising, influencer marketing, inbound marketing, drip marketing and a whole lot more. But for most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), digital marketing comes down to search engine marketing (PPC with Google AdWords or Bing Ads) and social media marketing. For […]

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Non-Techies Intro to Site Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

Or How to Make Your Site Rank Better First things first, before we can begin to discuss what needs to be changed to make your [...]

043: Peep Laja Talks CRO, Fixing Money Leaks & Rapid Blog Growth

043: Peep Laja Talks CRO, Fixing Money Leaks & Rapid Blog Growth

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

My guest today is Peep Laja of ConversionXL. Peep got started in the marketing world in 2011 when he grew his blog to 100,000 monthly visitors in just a year. Since that time, he’s become known as one of the foremost experts in the world of CRO. This interview is jam packed with actionable CRO […]

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Google to Restrict Access to Autocomplete API – What This Means for Keyword Research Tools

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Access to the autocomplete API is set to be restricted as of today, 10 August 2015, according to an official post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog. From now on users who wish to continue to have autocomplete functionality on their site are being guided towards Google Custom Search Engine. Meanwhile, for keyword research tools, […]

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SEO 101 – Mobilizing the Public 2017

by Shannon Walsh @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

Slide Deck and Resources Slides from my presentation at Feeding America’s Mobilizing the Public Conference plus helpful tools, additional resources and free ebooks! SEO 101: Finding Yourself – Mobilizing the Public 2017 from Portent Tools Portent SEO Page Review Plugin A helpful tool for reviewing title tags, meta descriptions and other on page HTML elements.… Read More

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Understanding Keyword Containers in SEO

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

Identifying the keywords that will attract customers to your website isn’t the most glamorous-sounding task. It has a rote, data-driven feel to it. But when you really get into it, keywords are a window to human behavior. They’re the written manifestation of people’s curiosity, and are more revealing than even a conversation with a customer […]

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Please, Make Basecamp Even More Usable!

by Daniel Duriš @ Pizza SEO Blog

Update September 28, 2012: problem fixed, popover window stays open as it should. Basecamp is a project management web app by 37 Signals – Pizza SEO depends on it. You can assign individual to-dos (tasks) to different people and also set a deadline for a to-do, so they will receive an email notification about it. And […]

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034: Growing A Subscription Business, Advise For Newbie SEOs w/John Doherty

034: Growing A Subscription Business, Advise For Newbie SEOs w/John Doherty

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

John Doherty’s experience spans across everything from working in house managing SEO at Distilled NYC, to working within the Zillow group doing SEO for HotPads and now as a founder – of Credo – a marketplace for marketing companies. Because of this he has a wealth of knowledge to share. We get into a TON […]

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039: Seizing The Featured Snippet Gold Rush w/Rob Bucci

039: Seizing The Featured Snippet Gold Rush w/Rob Bucci

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

The amount of featured snippets showing in Google is growing. As of July 2016, 15% of desktop and 17% of mobile searches returned a featured snippet. They are even showing up for high CPC and conversion oriented searches – including finance, education and eCommerce. In short – featured snippets are a way to jump right up […]

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Personal Update: Job At Ahrefs, Moving To Singapore, Future Plans

by Tim Soulo @ BloggerJet

I rarely write personal updates, but it feels like right now is a perfect time for one. Many of you already know why I didn’t publish any new articles at BloggerJet in the last 6 months. But many still don’t. So let me shed a little bit of light on what happened, as well as […]

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SEO for Ecommerce in 2017 [VIDEO]

by Nick Eubanks @ I'm From The Future

Hey, everybody. I wanted to shoot a quick video and talk about an observation that I have been noticing more and more and more of as I pay attention to Ecommerce SERPs as we move into 2017. So, this is going to be just a quick opinion of mine just to put it on the […]

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How to Generate Content Worth Sharing?

by April @ SoloSEO

When you write a post, you want it to be interesting enough to get people to share it with everyone they know. How do you create a share-worthy post? There are a few things that people respond to in the things they read. The best posts are ones that include either something people can relate[...]

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Tips for Making Video Content that Earns Attention from Andrew Davis #CMWorld

by Joshua Nite @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

The inimitable Andrew Davis is the best-selling author of Town, Inc. and an in-demand marketing speaker. After his presentation at Content Marketing World 2017, I can see why. He made me feel stupid. And I’m incredibly grateful. The best presentations make you feel stupid in retrospect. Of course! It’s so obvious that this is the [...]

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HTTPS Encryption – What is the impact of TLS/SSL on Rankings?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have made a new analysis of HTTP vs. HTTPS and it seems as using a secure connection could be an advantage for webmasters in different perspectives – both from the point of SEO and to user-trust-signal it conveys. In August 2014, Google announced the secure connection to be an official ranking signal. Our recent […]

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Conquer Calls-to-Action with these Easy Strategies

by Cam Wilkes @ Pure SEO

A Call-to-Action (or CTA) is a method of encouraging your website visitors to undertake a specific action. There are a variety of ways to use Calls-to-Action, but some methods have proven to be more effective than others. Use the strategies below to achieve maximum CTA success.

Make Your Text Full of ...

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How To Write Landing Page Copy That Converts? Here Are The 6 Useful Tips

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

If you’ve found this blog by searching online, chances are you were looking to find out more about how to write landing page copy! Well, you’ve come to the right place. Landing pages are your first impression. It’s the page that visitors to your site will arrive at. It may not be the homepage – it could be a landing page for a particular section of your site, concerning a specific product or service. When ...

The Dawn Of Voice Search: 23 Types Of Website Benefits The Most

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had a lot to say about voice search. That’s hardly surprising: Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Voice Search – every major tech brand is looking to make voice search a big deal. We’ve already covered why voice search isn’t going to cripple SEO methodologies, and in that article I pointed out that some websites would be more affected than others by this new approach, but usually ...

14 of the Best WordPress Plugins to Make Your Blog More Professional

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

One beautiful thing about a WordPress blog is the never-ending ability to add plugins that completely change the way your blog looks and functions. It’s absolutely essential for successful blogging. (Please hit that Pin button if you enjoy this post! We really appreciate it.) A lot of these plugins would cost thousands (or even tens...

How Voice Search Is Changing Digital Marketing?

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

A couple of weeks ago, Azfar rightly pointed out that voice search isn’t going to radically alter search engine optimization. Voice search and SEO consultants can stay friends, for now. He’s right of course, but we’ve both explored the changes voice search will bring about. Make no mistake, digital marketing is going to change as a result of voice search. Why? Because it’s already here. Some of you may be wondering, what is voice search? ...

What are HTTP Status Codes and SEO Best Practices?

by Kalpesh Guard @ seoClarity

“So, what is an HTTP status code?” you may be wondering. Well, let’s back up two steps. First of all, […]

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Top 100 Doula Blogs and Websites for Doulas, New and Expectant Parents

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 100 Doula blogs Doula Blogs List The Best Doula blogs from thousands of top Doula blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites […]

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004: Generating Leads & Exposure On SlideShare With Ross Simmonds

004: Generating Leads & Exposure On SlideShare With Ross Simmonds

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Ross Simmonds explains how to get massive exposure and leads with SlideShare. Ross has personally generated over 1 million views on his SlideShare content. He also discusses content curation tactics, Snapchat and Anchor.

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#76: How to Be Happier (and More Profitable) with Gretchen Rubin

#76: How to Be Happier (and More Profitable) with Gretchen Rubin

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

My guest today is a New York Times bestselling author, as well as a speaker, blogger, and recognized expert on the topic of happiness. A happiness expert? Oh yes, there is such a thing. Gretchen Rubin takes the topic very, very seriously. She put her Yale education to work with the goal of finding out systematic ways […]

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006: Running A Leading Industry News Site With Jen Slegg

006: Running A Leading Industry News Site With Jen Slegg

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Jennifer Slegg takes us behind the scenes of The SEM Post, a leading news site in the Search Marketing industry. She shares insights into where she gets her story leads, why Google tested 41 shades of blue in the search results, and how she chooses guest writers. Whether you're a writer, editor, SEO-fan or lover of marketing - you'll gain a ton of knowledge from this episode!

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078: $958k ROI from SEO, YouTube’s Algorithm & Video Marketing w/Justin Briggs

078: $958k ROI from SEO, YouTube’s Algorithm & Video Marketing w/Justin Briggs

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

Justin walks me through the process he used to bring a $600-958k ROI doing SEO for 10/hours per month on a project. We chat about the pros and cons of ‘check box SEO’ – and why SEO can sometimes be the ‘easy’ part – and the real secret behind their success at Briggsby. He shares what […]

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3 Practical Steps To Increase Your Page Authority

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Odds are, you’re implementing a number of different inbound marketing strategies in order to achieve your online marketing goals, from various content marketing strategies to social media strategies – and of course, the use of SEO. But knowing how these strategies are performing is essential to ensuring that you achieve your goals and to making sure you aren’t wasting resources on efforts that don’t work. You can get an overall idea of how your site ...

Google Panda Update 4.2: Are there any results yet?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

After ten long months since the last Panda update, it seems that Google has begun its roll-out of Panda 4.2. We have completed a rapid analysis to present the first winners and losers after this update in this week’s SEO Visibility. The roll-out of this Panda update is expected to take several months to be […]

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Writing Article Titles for SEO: A Lesson on Bullseye Keywords and Title Tightness

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

If you’ve been following my articles on meta title tags – the single most important SEO element on your website – you know how important good titles are in Google’s algorithm, how bad titles can nullify the effect of your blogging, and the necessity of including transactional keywords in your titles. But you’re not quite […]

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Learning Search Engine Optimization!

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

Make the Most of Your Web Site! SEO Strategy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a key strategy with regard to Web-based marketing as it helps [...]

SEO NEWS

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

  The End of DMOZ and the Evolution of SEO Related: Web Directories Don’t Generally Help With Rankings How to Optimize Podcasts for SEO Google: How Bounce Rate Increases With Longer Mobile Load Times Top SEO Plugins For Any WordPress Website 7 Search Marketing Trends for 2017 from Bruce Clay’s SEO Master Class in India

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SEO 101 – Mobilizing the Public 2017

by Shannon Walsh @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Slide Deck and Resources Slides from my presentation at Feeding America’s Mobilizing the Public Conference plus helpful tools, additional resources and free ebooks! SEO 101: Finding Yourself – Mobilizing the Public 2017 from Portent Tools Portent SEO Page Review Plugin A helpful tool for reviewing title tags, meta descriptions and other on page HTML elements.… Read More

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Is it Time to Change What We Put in Our Website Menus?

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

Your menu is still one of the primary ways that traffic navigates around your site. Deciding what to put in it, however, may be a little more complicated than first thought. In the old days, a website would have four main links: About, Blog, Contact, and a Home button. But as technology improves and changes,...

5 Radiant Writing Secrets Inspired by ‘Charlotte’s Web’

by Caitlin Burgess @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Some pig. Terrific. Radiant. Humble. In the classic E.B. White novel, Charlotte’s Web, these simple yet impactful words save a life and make another better. And for prolific writer, marketer and speaker Ann Handley, these words also make the title character the best content marketer in the world. “In just four [phrases] she had to [...]

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Read This Before Choosing a Vendor to Replace Google Site Search

by The Inflow Team @ SEO – Inflow

Site Search Vendors: Which is Best for SEO and Conversion Optimization? Google says by the end of 2017 they will be sunsetting Google Site Search. Many eCommerce businesses are already looking for the best replacement. We’re preparing to help our clients make that choice, and thought it would be fun to try a new content format

6 SEO Best Practices for Events

by Shannon Walsh @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

There are so many moving parts when running an event large or small that it’s easy to let online optimization be an afterthought. Sidelining SEO, however, means missing out on a lot of organic visitors and awareness. A solid organic presence makes a huge difference in attracting more attendees’ year after year. Here are five… Read More

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024: The Irresistible Power Of StoryHacking w/Alaura Weaver

024: The Irresistible Power Of StoryHacking w/Alaura Weaver

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I stumbled across Alaura’s article on CopyHackers – StoryHacking: Cracking The Code Behind the Irresistible Selling Power of Stories – and within 5 minutes knew I wanted her to join us to teach you all about the power of StoryHacking. This isn’t just the same old advise you hear from marketers “tell a story” – […]

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#164: Free Content vs. Paid Content (What’s the Difference?)

#164: Free Content vs. Paid Content (What’s the Difference?)

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

Nothing will grow your business faster than sharing your expertise through blogs, podcast episodes, Facebook Live broadcasts, freebies, and more. All of that is content gold that you give away for free. The key question here is how do you know where to draw the line between free and paid content? AND, is it possible […]

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Protected: Past Week in SEO

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

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005: Local SEO Link Building & Yelp Reviews w/Phil Rozek

005: Local SEO Link Building & Yelp Reviews w/Phil Rozek

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

If you're a local or small business owner, you're going to learn a TON in this episode with local SEO expert Phil Rozek. He'll teach you about local listings ("NAP listings"), Yelp Review, blogging and local SEO link building.

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What’s New in Universal Search: 2016 Edition

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Evolution over successive generations isn’t always noticeable. Not so in the world of Google. The search engine results page has made great leaps in the past year alone, but some of the adaptations might have gone unnoticed. Universal Search elements now dominate the majority of search queries. In fact, 80 percent now include at least one form […]

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SEO: Dwelling on Dwell Time (The Hidden Analytics Metric)

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Dwell Time or “dwellz” as the young SEO’s in our office like to call it (ok , no one really calls it that) is a

Making WhiteHouse.Gov Great Again: How Trump Webmasters Failed

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Website relaunches and migrations are complex and risky SEO operations. If not done correctly, companies can significantly impact their site’s performance and rankings. In extreme cases, it’s possible to take an entire site offline and forfeit all previous brand equity in the search results. For a good illustration of the peril, look no further than […]

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Blogging for SEO: How to Write Blog Posts That Rank Well - Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

Blogging for SEO: How to Write Blog Posts That Rank Well - Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert


Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

Amy Porterfield is a marketing strategist helping entrepreneurs build their business online.

This Week in Search: iOS Apps and Bing Ads

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.
This week Google updated their iOS apps and Bing Ads helped advertisers.
Bing Ads Reveal Remarketing Bid Adjustment Suggestions
Bing Ads has added suggestions for remarketing bid adjustments based on CPA (cost ...

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The Era of Agile Content Creation Backed by Deep Learning

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Creating new content, developing a new idea or pouring resources into a new product is always fraught with risk, for businesses both large and small. Even when you’re reasonably sure you’re on the right track (in our case, focusing on agile content creation backed by deep learning), you must wait patiently for that “Aha! moment. ” It’s […]

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Top 10 Content Creation Steps For Bloggers

by Barry Dunlop @ How To Make Money Online

When it comes to content creation, writing a blog post and hoping for the best is not an option! Top quality content takes time, effort, energy, resources, and knowledge. In this article, we have put together a blueprint for how we like to publish content at IncomeDiary. It is an approach that has consistently worked ...

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9 Killer Blogspot SEO Tips For bloggers

9 Killer Blogspot SEO Tips For bloggers


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SEO tips for BlogSpot blogs. Implement these SEO techniques on your Blogspot blog, and this will improve your blog ranking in search engine.

Give Influencer Content Programs a Promotional Edge with Digital Advertising

by Steve Slater @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

It happens almost every single time. I’m finally settling in to stream a few episodes before I go to bed for the day. I fire up the old Netflix machine and there it is… options… lots of them. There are shows I’ve seen before that I might want to watch again. Genres that I’m interested [...]

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037: 300+ Links From One Piece Of Content In A “Boring” Industry w/Kerry Jones

037: 300+ Links From One Piece Of Content In A “Boring” Industry w/Kerry Jones

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

If you had to create content for, say…. a bus pricing and comparison company (sounds boring right?) – what would you create to get them massive distribution, social shares and dare I say … links? Today’s guest on Experts On The Wire is Kerry Jones. She is an Associate Marketing Director at Fractl. She’s going to […]

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Complete Guide to 4xx HTTP Status Codes by an SEO Dad

by Zac Heinrichs @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

(A post only an SEO or Dev could love) Not too long ago, the Portent SEO team was sitting around in a meeting when we came across a 4xx level HTTP status error and couldn’t remember the meaning. Might have been a 410 or a 418… Anyway, when you have a flock of SEOs in… Read More

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How to make sure your dealer locator tools are optimized for local SEO

by Rio SEO @ Rio SEO

Brands with many distributor locations across the country use dealer locator tools to provide consumers information on how to find their products at local stores. But more often than not, these dealer locator mappers are missing the necessary local SEO optimizations that make their distributor locations appear prominently on search results pages. These brands are missing out […]

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022: One Brand, A Thriving Community, Blog Comments & How They Help SEO

022: One Brand, A Thriving Community, Blog Comments & How They Help SEO

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Hey everyone we’re going to do something a little different today. I had wanted you to meet someone, from a brand that I’m sure you’ve all heard of (we’ll reveal that in a moment): But first, this is a brand that has: 532,000 likes on their facebook page A Single Article With 79+ Linking Root […]

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Think Fast – This Facebook Algorithm Change Judges Your Site On Speed

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

How quickly does your website load on mobile? (Do you know?) Because it’s getting a whole lot more important! In August 2017, Facebook announced an update to its algorithm that will favor sites with speedy load times on mobile. According to their announcement, even a three-second load time can be […]

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Why Metadata Matters for SEO – Here’s Why #124

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Metadata is easy to ignore, but it actually can help your pages get more clicks. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Art of SEO lead author Eric Enge helps you understand metadata and why it matters for your SEO. Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why with Mark &... Read More >

077: How To Use SEO For Bands, Creators & The Music Industry w/Wes Walls

077: How To Use SEO For Bands, Creators & The Music Industry w/Wes Walls

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

The story of how today’s guest ended up on the show starts all the way back on July 18th, 2016 when I received this email: I didn’t end up speaking on the SXSW panel (but I did help connect him with Mike King who did participate in the panel) Then June 20th of this year, […]

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Using Data to Help Save the World

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

At Searchmetrics, big data is not only the heart and soul of our Enterprise Suite, it’s a the passion that drives our team. That’s why we celebrate when one of our own directs such enthusiasm toward helping make the world work and play better. Data scientist Abhishek Thakur recently took home awards in the U.S. […]

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Technical SEO Best-Practise: Slides from The Digital Marketing Show

by Nichola Stott @ SEO Chicks

Last week myself and my UK-based fellow SEO Chicks spoke at the Digital Marketing Show at Londons’ Excel. Our panel discussion was on Technical SEO, with each of us leading a few slides on one main topic; detailing the best-practise concerns and of course, the most common mistakes. Here are the slides from the day and our twitter handles precede each section so feel free to tweet us if you have any technical questions.

Ads Attached to Extremist Content Land Google in Deep Water

by Cam Wilkes @ Pure SEO

A storm has surrounded Google these past few days over online advertisements on YouTube being placed next to extremist material. The inappropriate content included YouTube videos of a controversial Islamist preacher, American white nationalists and a hate preacher banned in the UK.
YouTube ads help fund payments to the individuals or ...

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User Behavior as an SEO Ranking Factor: How Visitor Engagement Affects Search Results in 2017-2018

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

I’ve been watching Google’s algorithm on a daily basis for 13 years. Each December, I compile my observations on the latest SEO ranking factors into an annual report. Usually, there are only small changes from year to year, and the core factors — links, meta title tags, and ongoing thought leadership content production — stay […]

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#69: Blogging Essentials for Busy Entrepreneurs

#69: Blogging Essentials for Busy Entrepreneurs

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

When I say the word “blogging,” what’s the first emotion you feel? If you’re like many entrepreneurs, it’s probably stress, mixed with a little bit of guilt. Even if you truly love writing, keeping up a blog for your business can be one of the hardest things to get done…if you even get it done […]

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Failing to Scale Will Make Your SEO Pale

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The world of SEO can come in all shapes and sizes, and staffing often depends on how much time and energy your company has to do things on its own. If your business prefers to skip the agency or independent contractor route and keep SEO in-house, you’re not alone. Making such a decision is really […]

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Why Google Doesn’t Like to Talk About Updates

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

One of the recurring themes I’ve been seeing in the past few months, comes from web publishers trying to confirm when and where Google updates actually happen. This type of thing has been going on for years and it’s not a new topic, what is new is that Google is now confirming that there is a lot of contradictory information ... [Continue reading Why Google Doesn’t Like to Talk About Updates]

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003: Backlinko’s Content Process Revealed With Brian Dean

003: Backlinko’s Content Process Revealed With Brian Dean

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Brian Dean lifts the curtain on his content creation process for Backlinko. He reveals how many unique visits Backlinko.com gets per month (it's a LOT), a secret project he's working on, how to keep your email newsletters out of the promotions tab - and MUCH more.

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This Week in Search: Google Screens For Depression

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.

Google continues to introduce even more features, ranging from a questionnaire for screening depression to voice shopping for Walmart.

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Recapping Digital Summit: With Content, It’s the Heart that Matters

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With last week’s Digital Summit Los Angeles now in the rear-view mirror, it should be clear why the theme, “transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem,” only hinted at the sweeping changes digital marketers are facing. New rules are challenging them to get more creative in reaching customers. The April 5th – 6th summit, […]

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Citations behind the Google Brain Word Vector Approach

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

In October of 2015, a new algorithm was announced by members of the Google Brain team, described in this post from Search Engine Land – Meet RankBrain: The Artificial Intelligence That’s Now Processing Google Search Results One of the Google Brain team members who gave Bloomberg News a long interview on Rankbrain, Gregory S. Corrado […]

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Mobilegeddon Has Arrived – Has It?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here – is it? At least, Google has announced to begin globally rolling out the mobile-friendly update in the early morning today, April 21st. From now on, the mobile user-friendliness of websites is obviously a global ranking signal. We have analyzed our data, but can’t see any bigger movements or winners/losers yet. UPDATE […]

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Making Repeat Customers with an SEO Specialist

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

Creating websites is a marketing strategy used to advertise a company’s products or service. It used to be the newspapers, television and radios that pervade [...]

App indexing can increase traffic, conversions, and app installations

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

App indexing can increase traffic, conversions and app installations—so why isn’t everyone doing it? Way back in 2013, Google announced app indexing: “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could give your users the choice of viewing your content either on the website or via your app, both straight from Google’s search results…Just like it crawls […]

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08/01/2017

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

Goodbye Google Instant Search 45 Local SEO Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them 5 Tactics to Earn Links Without Having to Directly Ask Google Updates and SERP Changes – July 2017 Google: Country-Region Code Letter Case Not Important How to optimize for user intent in search Always outstanding weekly review by Barry. Google’s big, new tech […]

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How to Increase Landing Page Conversion Rate

by Leslie Tan @ Pure SEO

Creating landing pages for your website is easy. Creating effective landing pages that get you conversions is another story all together. A landing page serves a different purpose compared to other pages on your website. A landing page is created with emphasis on a single topic or offer. The overall ...

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RankBrain, AI, and the Evolving Anatomy of Google

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has created a buzz in the online community by revealing that part of its search algorithm now operates on a machine learning basis, namely RankBrain. Not only this, but the previously unknown RankBrain has been confirmed as the third most important ranking signal for generating search results. This is a significant development as the […]

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Top 3 Ground Rules for Lead Generation

by Cam Wilkes @ Pure SEO

Want more leads without spending insane amounts of money? Make the most of your budget by following some easy, basic ground rules for lead generation! Let’s get to it.

 Hard work is GOLD
Hard and consistent work always pays off. This isn’t something you can get around and you shouldn’t want to ...

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027: Growth Marketing Lessons From Inbound.org’s 5x User Growth w/Sam Mallikarjunan

027: Growth Marketing Lessons From Inbound.org’s 5x User Growth w/Sam Mallikarjunan

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

When I read Sam’s post “The Hard Choices Behind How Inbound.org Grew 5x” (they now have over 160,000 members) I knew I needed to get Sam on Experts On The Wire. We dissect many of the elements of their growth, including – why you need to ignore your earliest adopters, keeping a team focused on one […]

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How to Use Organic SEO to Rank in Google’s Local 3-Pack

by Rio SEO @ Rio SEO

by Cynthia Sener, VP of Operations and Product at Rio SEO Recently, my colleague Chad Klingensmith and I had the opportunity to participate in the Local Search Association’s information and takeaway-packed webinar, How to Use Organic SEO to Rank in Google’s Local 3-Pack. Joined by co-host Joy Hawkins, the incredibly sharp and talented founder of […]

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007: Evaluating Your Backlink Profile In 2016 – With Sha Menz

007: Evaluating Your Backlink Profile In 2016 – With Sha Menz

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Whether you need to remediate a link penalty, or you just want to be informed about the state of links in Google for 2016 – this show is for you! Sha Menz is a top expert on link based penalties in Google. She really breaks things down for us – some of the topics include […]

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Google Strikes Again: Big Changes to Direct Answers, Online Dictionaries

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

So far this year, we’ve seen the Phantom V update from Google and “Fred,” an algorithmic update that still remains difficult to parse for its true meaning. Now there’s another update, unconfirmed by Google that is rocking the search engine results page. Beginning in the last week of June, there’s been sharp fluctuations in mid-tier results, […]

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We analysed over 10,000 articles on the BBC: This is what we found out

by David Kenning @ Majestic Blog

Opinions of the content on the site may vary but there is no doubt that

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Blog Websites | SEO Blog Publishing | Tactive Digital

Blog Websites | SEO Blog Publishing | Tactive Digital


Tactive Digital

Blogs can be an incredibly powerful tool in your efforts to tie in your social, SEO & SEM efforts as well as being deeply tied to ranking in search engines

How to Optimize the SEO of Your Landing Pages to Rank in Google’s Top 10

by GrowMap @ SEO Chat

For the ideal customers, the landing page creates that first impression. It initiates their interactions with your business. Of course, there are several ways visitors can arrive at your landing pages. These include social media, display advertising, product launch direct referrals, and, more importantly, search engines (primarily Google). If you want visitors to take the […]

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A Single Tweet Can Ruin Your Life. Or It Can Ruin The Life Of Someone Else

by Tim Soulo @ BloggerJet

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” This is a tweet that Justine Sacco sent to her 174 Twitter followers while waiting for boarding in the London airport on 20 Dec 2013. How does that tweet make you feel? What would you do if you saw this in your Twitter […]

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Top 100 SEO & Internet Marketing Blogs | Branded3

Top 100 SEO & Internet Marketing Blogs | Branded3


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Postcards from China: Mysteries of the East – Busting 10 Myths About Baidu and SEO in China

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Confucius, kung-fu, yin and yang, capitalist communism: China is a land full of mysteries and contradictions. Often associated with cheap imitations, China now produces technology and internet startups that can rival anything in the West. The Chinese search engine, Baidu, is no exception. It bears many similarities to Google and Bing, but can also boast its […]

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5 Radiant Writing Secrets Inspired by ‘Charlotte’s Web’

by Caitlin Burgess @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Some pig. Terrific. Radiant. Humble. In the classic E.B. White novel, Charlotte’s Web, these simple yet impactful words save a life and make another better. And for prolific writer, marketer and speaker Ann Handley, these words also make the title character the best content marketer in the world. “In just four [phrases] she had to [...]

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6 Free, Simple Blogging Tools You’ll Want to Actually Use

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

Did you hear that? It’s the sound of yet another new app being developed and launched for the first time. Oh, there’s another one! And another! Get sucked into trying ’em out as they appear, and all those tools that are supposed to save you time can end up taking up […]

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Top 6 Ways For “How To Improve Alexa Rank of Website Quickly”

by Taj Soheil Siddique @ SEO Blog Tree

Alexa Is Well Known Ranking Tool Used All Over The World To Determine Rank Of Website,”How To Boost Website alexa Ranking Fast” Is Not A Hard Job At Present  Age.If you are running a website & want to know about your ranking all over globe,alexa is best free online tool to determine “website ranking”. About […]

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026: Rand Fishkin on Influencer Marketing, Whiteboard Friday, Time Travel & More.

026: Rand Fishkin on Influencer Marketing, Whiteboard Friday, Time Travel & More.

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

In this episode with Rand Fishkin, we chat about getting outsized results from influencers, Moz’s “worst landing page the web has ever seen”, the inputs to success of Whiteboard Friday, time travel, emotions .. and LOTS more. Beards and whiskey too 🙂 Enjoy! And don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes! Links Rand on Search Talk […]

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Flowers, Chocolate and Data: Valentine’s Day Takes Many Forms

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Will you be my Valentine?” The heart may want what it wants, but how we choose to demonstrate love (or lust) for a significant other isn’t universal on Valentine’s Day. As people load up Cupid’s arrow, I decided to take a gander through our massive search database to see if I could suss out any differences in approach […]

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Content Marketing is Changing SEO: 3 Tips to Boost Your Traffic

by Pratik Dholakiya @ SEO Chat

Content marketing is the future of marketing and there is no doubt about it. By leveraging content you can sell (your products and services) without actually selling. Write a killer blog post or tweet and you can create a huge amount of awareness among your targeted audience. Content marketing has become an integral part of […]

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Semantic Keyword Research with KNIME and Social Media Data Mining – #BrightonSEO 2015

by Paul Shapiro @ Paul Shapiro's Search Wilderness

I had the opportunity to travel to the UK in April and speak at BrightonSEO, an SEO conference I’ve always admired from afar in the United States. Needless to say, it was an incredible experience. I return from England having connected with many of my European SEO brethren, a liking of beans for breakfast, and […]

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SEO NEWS

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

Half of Page-1 Google Results Are Now HTTPS 90% Of SEOs Achieve Ranking Success Within A Year The complete guide to optimizing content for SEO (with checklist) 5 ways your merchandising strategy is affecting SEO performance It takes time to secure great search engine rankings – Why is it so? SEO Hacks for Developers Bing: Changes […]

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Digital Marketing for Auto Repair Shops: SEO, PPC, and Social Media

by Peter Cunningham @ Keyword Performance, LLC.

There’s no doubt about it: we live in an automobile-obsessed culture. A decent majority of American households own at least one car, and the average person spends almost an hour a day driving. With so many cars experiencing so much wear and tear day in and day out, it’s not surprising that auto mechanics, body […]

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Improving Business Productivity: Should Businessmen Learn How To SEO?

by April @ SoloSEO

Will learning how to do search engine optimization (SEO) increase your business’ productivity? Should business owners learn how to do SEO? At Solo SEO we believe the answer to both of these questions is Yes. SEO isn’t a fast and easy fix. It doesn’t happen overnight. Learning how to do SEO doesn’t either. It can[...]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: A Closer Look at Google for Jobs

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

When Google introduced Google for Jobs in late June, market watchers wondered whether yet another one of the company’s initiatives would have a major impact on the organic jobs-listing market and the likes of monster.com and glassdoor.com. In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll take a deeper look at Google for Jobs and […]

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11 Great Small Business Blogs That Prove ANY Business Can Do Content Marketing

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

In the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about how businesses can start their own blogs to begin successfully harnessing the power of content marketing. In the comments to some of those blogs, the most common feedback has been “this isn’t something I can do in my industry.” I disagree. Almost any industry can create an outstanding blog with topics that will engage and reward readers. “Prove it!” you say. Well, I’m about to do ...

Why We’re Killing Searchmetrics Ranking Factors (Hint: Google Made Us)

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We are gathered here to formally acknowledge that Universal Ranking Factors are dead. The new kings of search will be online marketers who master the fact that signals for relevance have been replaced by specific ranking factors based on search intent and industry relevance, according to the Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study, “Rebooting Ranking Factors.” Content […]

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New Horizons: Online Experts Weigh in On Google Home and Voice Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google Home, the voice-powered smart speaker that lets users ask the Google Assistant questions, has been on the US market since November 2016. With the device now becoming available internationally, we took the opportunity to ask a number of experts about their experience with Google Home so far, and what it could mean for the […]

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#122: Get Your Content House In Order

#122: Get Your Content House In Order

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

In this episode, I’m bringing you a little tough love. Tough love when it comes to creating original content on a weekly basis. This means every week you need to put out a podcast, blog post or video—whatever you love to do and do well—every week, no matter what. I KNOW IT’S NOT EASY. But […]

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Maximize SEO Through Linking

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

SEO Linking  How to Increase Traffic to Your Site If you want to maximize your SEO, and drive traffic to your site, It is important [...]

Addressing “Public Suffix” Handling

by Steve Pitchford @ Majestic Blog

Majestic is pretty good at handling domain names. We are able to accurately, and at

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Industry Ranking Factors: The Road to Organic Search Success for Travel Websites

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It’s that time of year when the search volume for the term “last minute” peaks, known to travelers in many time zones as “summer.” But for travel industry webmasters, now isn’t the time to head to the sandy shores. It’s never too late to optimize your website and improve your Google rankings. Our latest industry-specific whitepaper is your […]

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Maximize SEO Through Linking

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

SEO Linking  How to Increase Traffic to Your Site If you want to maximize your SEO, and drive traffic to your site, It is important [...]

SearchCap: AdWords AMP landing pages, Google & Apple tracking & SEO mistakes

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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How to Ensure a Greater Online Visibility in the Travel Industry

by Dustin Duncan @ seoClarity

It goes without saying, doesn’t it? If you want to win more direct bookings, you need to continuously drive more […]

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#73: 3 Webinar Tweaks That Made a $62K Difference

#73: 3 Webinar Tweaks That Made a $62K Difference

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

What a difference a tweak makes! If you've spent any time on this blog (or podcast) in recent weeks, you know how firmly I stake my belief in webinars. Webinars offer a platform that lets you connect with people on an entirely new, personal level you just don’t get with most marketing strategies. And what other marketing […]

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Does the Google Interstitials Penalty Impact Your SEO Efforts?

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Since the mobile intrusive interstitial ad penalty from January 10h, 2017, there has been a lot of fuss on pop-up, banner and interstitial ads. Google itself announced it will devalue webpages  that use intrusive pop-up and interstitial ads in mobile search.   Is this the end of those types of ads? Is there a Penalty for […]

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Google Mobile Update/ Mobilegeddon: Winners and Losers US

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here. We have fresh data in the software and now there are some significant changes visible in the data. Although Google communicated that the rollout would probably last a week or more, we can see some winners and losers already. These first results may be (yet) considered as preliminary when it comes to some examples, but […]

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Competitive Keywords: Own Yours, Discover Others with New Tool

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  In the world of search, knowledge is power. Good keywords leave you fighting for a seat at the table, and then battling for scraps with potentially thousands of competitors. Great keywords mean you get served the best cuts of meat in your own private dining room. Trouble is, it’s been painfully tedious to figure […]

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Literally Just 12 Great Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out With Instagram Stories

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

If you’re on Instagram, it’s pretty impossible to avoid seeing Instagram Stories. (Literally. They are right at the top of your feed, after all.) And while you might have played around with Stories on your personal account, Instagram Stories for your business might not be your first thought when it comes […]

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Google Doesn’t Want You to Read This

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many businesses, the process of divvying up paid and organic search marketing dollars often relies more on gut feeling than science. Since paid appears to offer an easier path to understanding whether you’re getting bang for the buck (you paid this for click, and saw this resulting rise in sales over this period in […]

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SEO Blog Posts 101

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

How to Write Better Blog Posts for People and Spiders A blog post is meant to be a quick (350-500 words), easily digestible read with at-a-glance formatting [...]

The Writing Rules You Should Break When You’re Blogging

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

Do you remember writing your very first book report back in school? You stayed up late poring over that book, making notes as you went, carefully consulting your English teacher’s guidelines and sweating over commas versus semicolons (which, to be fair, still stumps a lot of adults). When it comes […]

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How to Become an SEO Expert [Complete Guide]

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Are you wondering what steps you need to take become an SEO expert? Perfect because this guide is going to show you everything you need to know. Becoming an SEO expert isn’t as complicated as you may think. All you need to do is follow the framework I’m going to show you and take action. […]

Learn SEO Through Forums

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

I had someone who was reading my previous entries in my Learning SEO series ask about using forums to learn SEO. I promised that I would write a post about the value of forums in learning SEO. Back in 1998 I became a moderator of a couple of forums on small business and website promotion […]

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Getting Your Fans From One Social Network to Follow You On Another

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

Whether you’re finally launching a company Instagram account or resurrecting your neglected Facebook page, one thing always rings true: You need followers. Fortunately, this probably isn’t your first rodeo – and odds are, you have at least one social platform with legit followers. (Way to go, you!) So how do […]

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Should You Buy Backlinks in 2017?

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Are you thinking about buying backlinks in 2017? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Almost every person who has done SEO has considered buying links. Let me start with the reasons why people (like myself) buy or have bought backlinks. Why People Buy Backlinks My company has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on backlinks and […]

074: The Email

074: The Email

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

The story of a troubling email I received Monday morning. NEXT week, we’ll back to the regular interview style episodes. Subscribe on iTunes and never miss a new show! Links Actually, just one link 🙂 The May 17th 2017 Google Algorithm Update    Photo Credit: Gabriele Diwald via Unsplash

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081: How To Transform Your Content Marketing Into a Superpower w/Phil Singleton

081: How To Transform Your Content Marketing Into a Superpower w/Phil Singleton

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

The title may seem a little hyperbolic. But I can assure having just listened back to this interview, it’s not. My guest Phil Singleton, who co-authored SEO for Growth with John Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing) – has been helping clients get the maximum value from content in a smart efficient way for over a decade. Given […]

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Top 17 SEO Blogs That Every Marketing Manager Should Subscribe To Now

Top 17 SEO Blogs That Every Marketing Manager Should Subscribe To Now


Vital Design

If you’re a marketing manager, here are the best SEO blogs that you should be reading over your morning cup of coffee.

Is SEO a good career choice? 14 top experts know the answer

by Olga Gabdulkhakova @ SEO Blog of Link-Assistant.Com

  Many young people who're looking for a career path wonder if SEO is a good road to take. Indeed, sites are spreading up daily, and their owners want better web presence. On the other hand, there are constant talks that SEO is dead, so it might be not a great road to take at […]

Google Phantom V Update: There and Back Again?!

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Here we go again! For those who’ve missed it, the last few weeks have been a bit rocky for online marketers’ visibility stats – peaking toward the end of last week (CW 6/2017). There’s been lots of speculation that the culprit is the rollout of Google’s “mobile-first” index. One theory making the rounds is that […]

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eCommerce SEO Blog - Inflow Search Engine Optimization Insights

eCommerce SEO Blog - Inflow Search Engine Optimization Insights


Inflow

Strategies, tactics, case studies and expert advice from the eCommerce SEO team at Inflow. If you do SEO for eCommerce websites, this blog is for you.

029: Facebook Live, Periscope & The Power Of Live Streaming Video w/Alessandra Colaci

029: Facebook Live, Periscope & The Power Of Live Streaming Video w/Alessandra Colaci

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

There’s probably a lot of us out there that keeps hearing about live streaming video, but we’re not sure how to get started or what to do with it. If you’re one of these people (like I am), now is definitely the time to get involved. Periscope reported to have 10 million users by August […]

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SEO blog • Yoast

SEO blog • Yoast


Yoast

On our popular SEO blog, you can find articles on how to use our plugins, plus posts on content SEO, technical SEO, WordPress, social media, and much more..

Wisdom from the Trenches: An Interview with BloomNation’s Eric Wu on SEO, Product, and Marketing

by Julie Goodman @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

This is cheesy but true. It takes a village of phenomenal people to “raise” and train good digital and search marketers. As SEOs, Product Managers, and Social Media strategists, our work is not created alone in a vacuum. We don’t simply apply a static set of best practices and hope for the best. We need… Read More

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Advanced Keyword Selection Strategy for SEO

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

When I teach CEOs and marketers about SEO, the main strategy I advocate is to identify your highest value keywords and build readable, conversion-optimized pages around them. The pages you create can be static landing pages or thought leadership content such as blogs, white papers, reports, and compendiums. Above all, they must focus clearly and […]

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Top 40 Laser Eye Surgery Blogs by Lasik Surgeons

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 40 Laser Eye Surgery blogs Laser Eye Surgery Blogs List The Best Laser Eye Surgery blogs from thousands of top Laser Eye Surgery blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity […]

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SEO Fallacies That Must Die: 2017 Edition

by Ian Lurie @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

SEO folks are trend victims. Someone presents a new acronym, an idea, or a tool and we all pile on. Then we chase those nibbles of knowledge, good and bad alike, without thinking. And we land in deep pits lined with sharp, nasty sticks. These ideas must go: 1: TFIDF Score Predicts Rankings A higher… Read More

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The Top 5 Ranking Factors for 2015: How Strong is Your Hand?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study 2015 for Google.com is finally here! Once again we made the annual epic journey to the center of our data pool, analyzed, averaged and correlated for our lives, and more than once burned the midnight oil. Our mission as always: To figure out just what it is the top-ranking sites […]

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How to Use Majestic SEO’s Trust Flow Metric

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Majestic SEO’s Trust Flow is the king of link metrics in 2017. I’m going to show you how you can use this metric for analyzing your competitors, for perform link audits, and for link prospecting. Let’s jump right in. Why Trust Flow is King As it stands right now, Google will likely never update PageRank […]

Top 100 U.S. Social Media, Internet Marketing & SEO Blogs – 2012 - Cision

Top 100 U.S. Social Media, Internet Marketing & SEO Blogs – 2012 - Cision


Cision

This is a guest post from Beth Blanchard – Supervisor, Internet Media – and Kristen Sala – Senior Manager, Electronic …

Why Is Google Punishing Media for Old Content?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It hasn’t been a good week for the publishing industry. More than two dozen of some of the biggest brands in media, including Apple, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time Inc., experienced steep plunges in online visibility, caused by what we suspect are sweeping changes Google is making to branded search results. […]

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12 Inspiring Workspaces from Awesome Digital Marketers

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

As many of you know, cognitiveSEO likes tackling in-depth, extensive digital marketing topics. We like going all analytical with our blog posts and case studies. There are two reasons behind it. One – to find as many solutions as possible to questions we marketers have. Two – we enjoy to dive deep into research and […]

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Customer Service Happiness Report – July 2017

by Ryan Sullivan @ WP Site Care

Happiness Reports are our monthly updates to give customers (and everyone who reads our blog) an inside look at how ...

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4 Tips to Stop Killing Your Content Team from Workfront & Nordstrom

by Ashley Zeckman @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

The pressure is on! Content marketers are being expected to create more with less. And often, that means creating more content without adding additional team members. Unfortunately, the content copywriters are often the ones that bear the brunt of these situations which can be exhausting and cause content burnout. To help ease the pain, Workfront’s [...]

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Domain Authority Consolidation: An Observation of dictionary.com

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   A few weeks ago, we noticed five dictionary related domains on the Searchmetrics list of Top 100 SEO Visibility (although technically thesaurus.com is part of the dictionary.com domain), a curious trend since these domains technically all provide the same experience: define the word. However, we noticed recently one […]

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073: The Top Takeaways Revealed From SMX Advanced 2017 w/Marie Haynes

073: The Top Takeaways Revealed From SMX Advanced 2017 w/Marie Haynes

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

Somehow I had no episode for this week’s show. So I said, “as an SEO myself, what do I really want to know about right now that I can share with my listeners ?” The answer I kept coming to was “what happened at SMX Advanced that I need to know about for the SEO work […]

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Data Meets Creativity: Welcome to a New Era of Online Content!

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s one of the biggest challenges facing online companies today? Many struggle to create content that is relevant for both the user and for search engine results! Because content production is one area where a data-driven approach remains rare, much depends on guesswork and intuition. For years, we’ve been stuck with the status quo: Microsoft […]

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5 Crucial Elements for Selling Success

by Irina Weber @ SEO Chat

Sale promotion is a good way to make customers take a crucial action. If you decide to invest into a sale promotion without completely understanding key elements, you can risk losing a lot of potential clients. Sale promotion helps online businesses to break the ice with the main goal to boost short-term and long-term sales […]

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Google Patents Extracting Facts from the Web

by Bill Slawski @ SEO by the Sea ⚓

When Google crawls the Web, it extracts facts from content on the pages it finds as well as links on pages. How much information does it extract about facts on the Web? Microsoft showed off an object-based search about 10 years ago, in the paper, Object-Level Ranking: Bringing Order to Web Objects.. The team from […]

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On Page Search Engine Optimization: Everything You Need to Know

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

Learn How to Get Your Webpages Ranking Higher in the Search Engines Although Google will not disclose their secret to their algorithm, there are many obvious factors [...]

Create A Perfect Blog Post, First Time, Every Time!

by Matt Press @ How To Make Money Online

The Perfect Blog Post Formula! The start, middle and end: an autopsy of the perfect blog post. You would think that writing a blog post is straightforward, wouldn’t you? Just bang out the words, hit ‘publish’ and make a coffee! What’s the big deal? After all… There’s not much to creating articles? It’s just you, your ...

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Sun Tzu’s Art of Online Warfare: The Great Keyword Battles

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” – Sun Tzu Or to put it in a more modern context: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The same principle applies in the online world. You’re battling for eyeballs and dollars by using unique sets of keywords […]

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How to Silo Your Website: The Content

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

The following is part of the series How To Silo Your Website. Be sure you have read parts one and two: How To Silo Your Website: The Masthead and How to Silo Your Website: The Breeadcrumb. In this part, we will be taking a look at the content area. When I talk about the content, I mean the part of ... [Continue reading How to Silo Your Website: The Content]

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Google Issues Warning About “Large-Scale Article Campaigns”

by Peter Cunningham @ Keyword Performance, LLC.

  Yesterday, Google’s Webmaster Blog released a post called “A reminder about links in large-scale article campaigns,” which reminded web marketers against building “spammy links contained in articles referred to as contributor posts, guest posts, partner posts, or syndicated posts.” This might sound obvious to a lot of SEOs—guest posting for link building has been […]

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How To Do SEO For B2B Websites

by Nick Eubanks @ I'm From The Future

When it comes to SEO, the devil is in the details. The nuances between some verticals can be slight, while the differences between SERP’s for slight variations of the same keyword can be sweeping. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of how SEO can be best leveraged to take advantage of these nuances […]

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Stop the Marketing Killjoy: 5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video

by Amy Higgins @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

It might only be 1pm in the afternoon, but it’s five o’clock somewhere – a perfect time for a great dry martini. Research “how to make the perfect dry martini”, and you’ll get over 1,560,000 results. Ask a content marketer “how to tell a good story”, and you’ll get about the same quality of results [...]

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Is It Worth The Time and Money For Business Owners To Learn SEO On Their Own?

by April @ SoloSEO

Is it worth the time and money for business owners to learn search engine optimization (SEO) on their own? This is a question that is not that simple to answer, but it is worth thinking about. Many business owners think that learning SEO is not a good use of their time or money. They’d rather[...]

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Breadcrumbs and SEO: A mandatory ingredient in any SEO strategy

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Breadcrumbs can be traced back for decades as a staple in web designs on websites large and small. Over the years, their importance have grown

Link Building in The Post-Spam Age: A Strategy for 2017 & Beyond

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, unveiled their new concept for a search engine, their vision was groundbreaking: the web could be organized by the relationships between websites. Using hyperlinks, otherwise known as plain ol’ links (like this and this and this), Google could understand which websites got “mentioned” the most […]

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As A Small Business Owner, Should You Consider Having A Digital Marketing Strategy?

by April @ SoloSEO

As a small business owner, should you consider having a digital marketing strategy? The answer, in a nutshell, is yes. You should not only consider having a digital marketing strategy, you should have a digital marketing strategy and make constant adjustments and improvements. In this day and age you need a digital marketing strategy or[...]

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A Better Way to A/B Test Headlines for a Small Website

by Andrej Salner @ Pizza SEO Blog

When you create quality content, the headline you use matters. In less than a day and with less than $30, you can reliably split test your alternative blog or article headlines with this simple Facebook Ads setup! Successful Websites Test Their Headlines Ringier, the largest international media company, boosted page impressions per visitor on the website […]

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Happiness Report – June 2017

by Ryan Sullivan @ WP Site Care

Happiness Reports are our monthly updates to give customers (and everyone who reads our blog) an inside look at how ...

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059: The NEW Technical SEO (In Plain English) w/Mike King

059: The NEW Technical SEO (In Plain English) w/Mike King

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I’m minding my own business, doing my SEO ‘thing’. Thinking “I GOT THIS”. And then Mike King drops an article like this one called “The Technical SEO Renaissance“. In it, he uses words like “critical rendering path”, “inverse document frequency” and “angular JS” – and I don’t know about you, but maybe you feel a bit behind, intimidated […]

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051: Supercharge Your SEO & Marketing With Systems w/Michelle Nickolaisen

051: Supercharge Your SEO & Marketing With Systems w/Michelle Nickolaisen

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This episode is packed with tools & tactics that will help you do better marketing, by having better systems. In my last year of client work – I noticed a funny pattern. The clients getting the best results were the ones that had processes in place. This is because this means they are actually executing, and actually […]

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Introduction to SEO

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

SEO is also known as Search Engine Optimization. You must have heard this acronym for more than thousands of times and you know that it [...]

SEO blog, ktorý má vkus

SEO blog, ktorý má vkus


Pizza SEO Blog

Blog o online marketingu píše Pizza SEO.

How to Use Coupon Codes to Promote your business

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

If you are an run an online ecommerce program, it’s very likely that you have come up against the coupon code dilemma. You offer a deal that allows customers to use a coupon code for a free item, free shipping, or to get a discount. However, what do you do when the promotion ends? If you leave the box open, ... [Continue reading How to Use Coupon Codes to Promote your business]

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3 Ways to Transform Your Blog Into a SEO Machine

3 Ways to Transform Your Blog Into a SEO Machine


Convince and Convert: Social Media Consulting and Content Marketing Consulting

When my daughter turned two, the only people that showed up to eat birthday cake at the party were immediate family members – mom, dad and her big brother, Adam. Why? Because we didn’t send out

052: What Link Building Success Really Looks Like w/Mark Johnstone

052: What Link Building Success Really Looks Like w/Mark Johnstone

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Yes, I copied the title exactly from Mark’s Moz Post. In fact that’s WHY I invited Mark to be a guest on today’s show. He wrote a post on Moz a few weeks ago that caught quite a bit of attention from the SEO community. It was actually a response to a prior post on Moz […]

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#163: Demystifying the Facebook Pixel

#163: Demystifying the Facebook Pixel

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

Do you know who’s visited your website in the last 24 hours? What about who visited your most recent blog post but while visiting your site did not sign up to get your latest freebie? Do you know who’s watching just for the first few minutes of your latest Facebook video but then moving on […]

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Protected: Past Week in SEO

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Tips and Tricks to get you started with Social Media Marketing

by Sahil Kakkar @ SEO Nick

Just when you’ve decided to build your social media presence, you face the dilemma “where do I begin”. You have so many platforms, so many users to connect with, a plethora of content you can explore from various angles!

You should know that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for social media marketing. It all depends on the nature of your business, the products and services you offer, the audience you Keep Reading »

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012: How To Run A User Generated Blog w/ Ronell Smith

012: How To Run A User Generated Blog w/ Ronell Smith

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

You may have a blog at your company or on your own, but struggle to find resources to post more often at a high quality. And you ALSO may want to build more of a community around your brand. USG (User Generated Content) might be the solution you’ve been looking for. Ronell Smith tells us […]

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5 Signs Your Agency Is SEO Clueless

by Ian Lurie @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

Big agencies throw “SEO” on their services pages the way I throw exercise clothes into my suitcase: They know there’s no way in hell they’ll use it. Another “big-time” agency just did it, and I’ve got steam coming out of my ears because this means another list of Fortune 1000 clients will get second rate… Read More

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Blog SEO - How to Build a Blog That Google Will Love

Blog SEO - How to Build a Blog That Google Will Love


WP Site Care

Creating a blog that both Google AND your readers will love is totally possible! Implementing blog SEO best practices is easier than you think.

023: Building A YouTube Community With Jared Falk Of Drumeo

023: Building A YouTube Community With Jared Falk Of Drumeo

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Drumeo is an online community and educational resource for drummers. They have almost 500,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel with over 97 million total video views. Some of their videos receive over 1,000 comments and over 1 million views. Drumeo didn’t do this with sleazy marketing tricks or buying subscribers on Fiverr. They did it […]

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New: Outbound Link Metrics with Titles and More

by Dixon Jones @ Majestic Blog

Today there’s a significant upgrade in the data that Majestic gives you about link data,

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How +1 and Like Buttons Steal Your Visitors and What You Can Do About It

by Andrej Salner @ Pizza SEO Blog

Time matters… Google +1 and Facebook Like buttons increase your page’s load time. Research shows that each additional second can cost you literally tens of percents of potential visitors. Our findings that adding the Google +1 button can increase load time by almost a full second is therefore significant. Moreover, Google ranking algorithm takes page […]

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Our Top 11 Content Marketing Takeaways from #CMWorld 2017

by Caitlin Burgess @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Last week, thousands of marketers from all over the world descended on the Rock N’ Roll capital of the world, Cleveland, OH, for the seventh annual Content Marketing World Conference and Expo. Featuring more than 130 speakers, keynotes and panelists, dozens of different tracks, and a whole lot of orange, the four-day event was exciting [...]

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SEO Benefits of .com Versus Everything Else

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Should you go with a .com, .info, .org or dot-something else? Except in very rare instances, it’s almost always best to go with a .com domain name. Sure, you might need to do a .gov or a .edu, but for the vast majority of businesses a .com in your URL is best—for the reasons you […]

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The Single Best Thing I’ve Ever Heard About Ideation and Brainstorming

by Cate McGehee @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Something my grad school professor said changed the way I’ve thought about brainstorming forever. Now it’s the best thing I can tell anyone else. There are dozens of ways you can get a room going and pan the gold from a group’s brainstorm. There are hundreds of blog posts out there that list techniques for… Read More

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Clinton vs Trump 2016: SEO and Content Performance in the US Presidential Election Campaign

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The 2016 Race for the White House is nearing an end. From the first caucuses in Iowa in February, the Democratic and Republican parties each whittled down their lists of candidates, with each settling on their chosen nominee. On November 8, either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Donald John Trump will be elected 45th President of […]

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Using Local SEO for Store Locators

by Karisa Macias @ Rio SEO

Brands with many brick-and-mortar locations across the country, or even within the same city, use store locator tools to provide consumers information about those specific locations (i.e Name, Address, Phone Numbers, Promotions, and more). Too often though, these store locator mappers are missing the local SEO optimizations that make their locations appear prominently on search […]

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10 On Page Local SEO Factors That Will Improve Your Local Business Ranking

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Recently, I outlined some local SEO strategy and actionable insights on making your local business ideal for ranking high on Google’s Local Results. Now, successfully ranking here still boils down to your on page Local SEO efforts. This basic setup is what provides Google with the exact information they need to rank your website in local results, and without that, you’re likely to be misidentified by search engines. Similarly, you can’t rely on just your ...

5 Reasons Blogging Is The New SEO - Convert With Content

5 Reasons Blogging Is The New SEO - Convert With Content


Convert With Content

Just a short time ago, the #1 online marketing strategy was Link Building. If you wanted to dominate search engines, attract new website visitors, and build a bigger list, Link Building was your ace in the hole. But things have changed dramatically. Google has improved its SEO radar and made it much more difficult to dominate rankings by simply building links. And now, in the wake of Google's latest changes, the new SEO king is blogging. After link building took a few major blows with the Google Panda and Google Penguin updates, blogging has returned to its rightful place at the top of SEO strategy...

016: Taking Control Of Your Own PR w/Dmitry Dragilev

016: Taking Control Of Your Own PR w/Dmitry Dragilev

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

For a long time, Public Relations has been this “mysterious” activity reserved for high-profile PR companies or shady press releases. Of course some PR companies are really good at what they do (I’ve worked alongside of a few). But the truth is, YOU can take charge of many “PR” activities yourself. Enter Dmitry Dragilev, who has […]

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Strengthening Search and the Future of the Spoken Word

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Tyson Stockton and Sebastien Edgar    When Google evolves, search quakes. As the search giant, Bing and others tinker (sometimes publicly, sometimes not) with their respective algorithms, marketers must always remain on war footing to respond quickly to the seismic ripples that such actions could bring to their businesses, according to presentations at the […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: An Industry Analysis of HTTPS Security

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Our analysis of the prevalence of HTTPS across different industries in US search results reveals a number of interesting findings: Whilst 46 percent of finance websites communicate with web browsers over HTTPS, only 23% of travel pages and only 12% of publishers use encrypted data transfer. In our latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we’ll […]

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5 Common SEO Mistakes You Should Fix Before Your Next Audit

by Shannon Walsh @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

Want to get more for your money on your next SEO audit or site review? After two years of reviewing sites offering everything from dog food to process automation, (I still have no idea what that is either), I decided to put together this half-blog-post-half-PSA covering a few of the most common SEO mistakes or… Read More

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That’s NOT How To Do Keyword Research

by Nick Eubanks @ I'm From The Future

Fair warning; this is going to be a bit of a rant. First, a bit of background. I have conversations every week about SEO – if not every day. They tend to be about implementation and range from talking about designing and building out a keyword strategy to more tactical topics like how to scale […]

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Voice Search Won’t Change SEO Much. Here’s Why.

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Speaking to computers was first popularised in Star Trek, and as with so much science fiction, became science fact within a matter of decades. It started to go mainstream with Siri, and Microsoft soon entered the fray with Cortana. Now Amazon’s Alexa is entering the fray, people are starting to see how voice can help them during their searches. Google has responded to the trend by creating Google Voice Search, while iPhone now has the ...

SEO NEWS

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

Google AdWords ad rank, quality score data & SEO strategies Emoji SEO: Can You Rank For Emoji-Based Searches? ON WHY YOU MIGHT SUGGEST THIS MADE IN PALO ALTO SEO PAGE TO YOUR FRIENDS: Search engine optimization news helps one optimize your pages knowing about the main industry news & trends in search marketing, paid search advertising, and […]

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Does Egobait Still Work? [Case Study]

by Matt Schickling @ I'm From The Future

Regardless of whether you think your content matters or not, one thing is for sure — effective content is an integral piece to the SEO puzzle. As link-building campaigns go, there isn’t anything more valuable than strong content. In a consumer-driven marketplace, providing bigger and better material to a consumer base hungry for the most […]

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The Ultimate WordPress Site Speed Guide for SEO

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

If you’ve been in the SEO game long enough, you’ll know that site speed is a huge factor when it comes to ranking and overall

Mobile Ranking Factors 2015: The Rise of Mobile Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Seldom has the hype surrounding a Google update been so feverish as was the case with the infamous mobile-friendly update. Let me set the scene. Once upon time, back in early April, the mighty Google decreed that sites that do not pass its new mobile-friendly test shall be banished from its mobile kingdom, ahem, rankings, […]

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How to Make the Best-Seller List with Proof and Relevancy

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Google, what’s the best article that describes proof and relevant terms in search?” In this and every Google query, search results attempt to understand both the topic you’re researching and the underlying intent of the search. Digital marketers who rely on old-school keyword ranking strategies to boost their clients’ results are missing out. Google’s dual […]

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Correlation vs. causality and the Ranking Factors infographic

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This year we introduced a brave new type of infographic in our annual Ranking Factors Study. We are really pleased about all the positive feedback we received for the deck of cards design. Nevertheless, many friends of Searchmetrics have expressed difficulty in correctly interpreting it. Hence this post. Let us briefly delve into the curious, […]

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Visual Tech Offers a New Lens on Local Search

by Natasha Anderson-Moncrieffe @ Rio SEO

The local search industry is buzzing, and visual search technology is at the core of it all. What’s the latest news, you ask? Google “Focuses” on Visual Search with ‘Lens’ Google’s recent unveiling of Google Lens at their I/O developer conference leverages AI technology and Google’s software to supercharge your phone’s camera. Imagine you’re sharpening […]

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Should My Website Adopt Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)?

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

How much do you know about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and how they impact site performance and ROI? This is a question on the minds of many of website publishers and SEOs today. And because AMP is so new, there is often a lot of confusion about how to use it, and what benefit, if... Read More >

#19: How to Set Priorities In Your Business with Pat Flynn

#19: How to Set Priorities In Your Business with Pat Flynn

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

On this episode of the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, my guest is one of my very favorite people – Pat Flynn. I know most of you already know Pat, but if you don't, he is a well-known and highly successful online entrepreneur. He is a podcaster, blogger and author and is best known for […]

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042: Why Affiliate Marketing Should Not Be Ignored w/Priest Willis

042: Why Affiliate Marketing Should Not Be Ignored w/Priest Willis

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

A lot of us “do” SEO, Inbound Marketing or content creation, but it’s essential we know about everything going on in the digital space. (You may have heard this referred to as being a T Shaped Marketer). And … the NY Times JUST announced their purchase of Wirecutter – which is a site built on Affiliate Revenue […]

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050: 25+ Top Quality Links To One Piece Of Content (Without Outreach) w/Craig Ballantyne

050: 25+ Top Quality Links To One Piece Of Content (Without Outreach) w/Craig Ballantyne

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Feel like your content is not earning the attention, traffic and links it may deserve? Sometimes it just needs a few tweaks in the right direction. It’s probably 80% there, but that last 20% will take it from ‘blah’ to ‘best in class’. My guest – Craig Ballantyne talks about how he has used content […]

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067: Proven Conversion Boosting Copy Tips & The Art Of Email Outreach w/Liston Witherill

067: Proven Conversion Boosting Copy Tips & The Art Of Email Outreach w/Liston Witherill

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I love going to the VW dealer. Not because I enjoy overly priced car maintenance, but because I get to read all the classic VW ads they have framed up on the walls. They prove that words can make the difference between getting a result – or not. On this episode, you’re going to learn how Liston uses words – […]

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Blogging for SEO: How to Write Blog Posts That Rank Well

by Rich Brooks @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

A blog can be the most powerful web marketing tool at your disposal, but only if your ideal customers can find it. In this article I’ll show you some simple changes you can make to your own blog that will help increase your search engine visibility, drive more traffic to your blog and generate more […]

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How to Build an Affiliate Website Google Doesn’t Hate

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

In over a decade of working on websites I’ve see a lot of affiliate websites. Some were good but a lot were very bad. In this post, I’ll share my experiences about what I think Google is looking for and the common traits of things I’ve seen fail. Single Offer Website When I first started, this was the only kind ... [Continue reading How to Build an Affiliate Website Google Doesn’t Hate]

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Five Effective Lead Generation Techniques For Your Business

by Leslie Tan @ Pure SEO

Every business owner knows the importance of generating leads for their business. There are a number of strategies that can be used to generate leads, here are five effective lead generation techniques you can be implement into your marketing strategy!
Become a Recognised Authority
Establishing yourself as a leading authority in your ...

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FeedProxy.Google.com What The Heck is That

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

So What the heck is feedproxy.google.com why is it out there, what’s it being used for, why is google letting it be indexed, why are 164,000 pages in the index [site:feedproxy.google.com] and why is it ranking? it’s not like google places to much value on domain authority or anything … photo credit: dannysullivan

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How To Silo Your Website:The Sidebar

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

The following post is part of a series on How to Silo Your Website. You should review, How to Silo Your Website the Masthead, How to Silo Your Website the Breadcrumb, How to Silo Your Website the Content. For this part, we’ll be taking a look at the sidebar. IMHO the sidebar is the second most abused and misused part ... [Continue reading How To Silo Your Website:The Sidebar]

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10 eCommerce Trends Every Blogger Needs To Know About!

by Mark Binns @ How To Make Money Online

eCommerce trends have a habit of becoming blogging trends. Especially with regards to design and usability. What you see in an online store today, you will often see in a blog tomorrow. Do you want to take advantage of these trends? This post from Mark Binns will help… Top 10 eCommerce Trends: No 1 eCommerce ...

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Introduction to SEO

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

SEO is also known as Search Engine Optimization. You must have heard this acronym for more than thousands of times and you know that it [...]

SEO for Blogs: the Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization

SEO for Blogs: the Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization


Postcron - Social Media Marketing Blog and Digital Marketing Blog

Stumped about SEO? This post gives you a straightforward guide for developing SEO for your blog. We'll cover what it is, what it's for, and how to apply it.

How to Measure the Success of Your SEO Efforts

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

SEO, like business and life, is all about constant improvement – and improvement is only possible when something can be measured.   Measuring SEO, however, is often easier said than done.   There is a staggering number of components and variables in the SEO efforts and several metrics are needed to gauge success. The complexity […]

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032: The Candid Story Of My Journey From Poor Musician To Evolving SEO

032: The Candid Story Of My Journey From Poor Musician To Evolving SEO

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Today’s episode features a reverse interview – with me! I sat down with Tom Critchlow at the Marriot in Times Square, while I was there for Affiliate Summit as a speaker. I reveal a LOT to Tom in the interview – including where “Evolving SEO” got it’s name, challenges we face now, how I approach […]

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Guest Post ROI: The Data Behind 273 Guest Posts Says It’s No Good

by Tim Soulo @ BloggerJet

I bet that you have at least one guest post under your belt. So let me ask you something: – What was the ROI of that guest post? Did you achieve what you expected? Are you happy with the results? Or maybe you didn’t have any specific goal in mind and wrote your guest post […]

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Tumblr SEO: An Internet Marketers Guide to Owning Tumblr

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

An Intro to Tumblr SEO Hello there to our loyal followers and new fans alike.  Today we will be talking about the wonderful world of

046: The Strategies Behind Orbit Media’s 1,200+ Backlinks (Actionable!)

046: The Strategies Behind Orbit Media’s 1,200+ Backlinks (Actionable!)

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Orbit Media is a Chicago web design and development company. Yet … they’ve acquired 1,200+ links, and grown traffic to over 70,000 sessions per month with content marketing … about marketing and analytics! Andy Crestodina is the co-founder of Orbit, and he’s going to tell us all about how they grew their traffic and regularly […]

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072: How BuzzSumo Became A $5M SaaS Donkey w/Steve Rayson

072: How BuzzSumo Became A $5M SaaS Donkey w/Steve Rayson

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Learn how BuzzSumo used data-backed influencer marketing and content to become a $5mil SaaS company, with less than 10 employees. And why Steve believes the future of content marketing is more content. And yes – BuzzSumo has also been our sponsor for a few episodes – but this episode is about BuzzSumo the company and focuses on […]

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Do Links Still Matter for SEO in 2017?

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

In today’s post, I’ll show you data from three different dates over the past year that illustrate why links remain a powerful ranking factor. I’ll also discuss in detail why Google still uses them, and why they are likely to remain a powerful ranking factor for some time to come. In July of 2016, we... Read More >

Outbound Linking Advice and Best Practices from Twitter’s #SEOPub Chat

by Peter Cunningham @ Keyword Performance, LLC.

Every Wednesday, the Twitter account #SEOpub Chat (@SEOpub) hosts a roundtable discussion between SEOs and search marketers on a particular topic. Today the conversation was on a subject that’s often overlooked—outbound linking strategies and best practices. Let’s look at some of the highlights! Question 1: How closely do you vet outbound links? Q1: How closely do […]

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3 Valuable Lessons On Keeping It Real From Expert Affiliate Marketers

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

The ethics of affiliate marketing can be a pretty controversial topic. (Like, “what color was that dress from a few years back” controversial.) After all, how do you trust that someone’s recommendations are authentic when you know that they’ll get paid if you take them? And when you’re the one […]

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Portent is Being Acquired

by Ian Lurie @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Blink. Rub your eyes. You didn't read wrong. You didn't stare at yesterday's eclipse through defective glasses. It's true. Portent's in the process of being acquired. Like an avowed bachelor, I swore I Would Never Sell. Then along came the perfect partner. Welcome to Clearlink Our soon-to-be parent company is called Clearlink. They’re a performance… Read More

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How To Find A Great AND Available Domain Name For Your Website

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

So far in these series we’ve covered all elements of starting a blog for your business website. We started this series with the assumption that our readers would already have a website, but as we discovered in the comments, an increasing number of people are doing all their research up front, and want some advice on the domain name itself. First off – that’s a smart way to do it. By doing your research in ...

030: Chatting About Twitter Chats w/Arielle Tannenbaum of #BufferChat

030: Chatting About Twitter Chats w/Arielle Tannenbaum of #BufferChat

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This episode is for anyone that wants to be a better participant in Twitter chats, wants to run their own Twitter chat – or if you simply just love Buffer and want a behind the scenes look at how they run #BufferChat. My guest, Arielle Tannenbaum has been running #BufferChat for over nine months. With over 300 […]

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SearchCap: Google iOS app trends, difficult clients & content SEO

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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How to Get More Backlinks and Rank Higher on Google

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

Backlinks are still the major indicator Google uses to determine the authority of a blog. The better your backlinks, the better you’ll rank in search results. But they sure aren’t easy to get. Building backlinks is a tricky business because many of the “easy” ways go against Google’s terms of service. What’s more, if you...

Top 40 London Travel Blogs and Websites on the Web

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 40 London Travel blogs London Travel Blogs List The Best London Travel blogs from thousands of top London Travel blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and […]

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Link building without link building

by Tim Grice @ Branded3

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post about redirecting websites for link equity and ranking improvements. I touched on all the caveats...

072: How BuzzSumo Became A $5M SaaS Donkey w/Steve Rayson

072: How BuzzSumo Became A $5M SaaS Donkey w/Steve Rayson

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

Learn how BuzzSumo used data-backed influencer marketing and content to become a $5mil SaaS company, with less than 10 employees. And why Steve believes the future of content marketing is more content. And yes – BuzzSumo has also been our sponsor for a few episodes – but this episode is about BuzzSumo the company and focuses on […]

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How to Assess Your Digital Marketing Mix Quickly

by Michael Wiegand @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

This is an excerpt from a forthcoming analytics e-book from Portent entitled Finding Cross-Channel Opportunity Gaps & Closing Them. Ever wonder how effective (or ineffective) your marketing channels are today? Do you get the feeling your paid initiatives are wasteful? Do you have a hunch your content calendar isn’t getting you anywhere organically? Do you… Read More

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Google Core Update 2016: Analysis of Winners and Losers

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The new year has begun with a confirmed Google update. However, what was initially believed to be either a change to Panda or Penguin is in fact a core ranking algorithm update. Here, we take a look at the fresh data from the Searchmetrics Suite. Background to Google update We were expecting a Penguin update […]

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Digital Sleuths: On the trail of better SEO hygiene

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Like most big companies, Google’s hunt for good talent produces a stream of help wanted signs on its website. Yet the search engine king had people scratching their heads last summer when the company began recruiting a technical SEO program manager. Google looking for help keeping its own digital house clean? Heresy, right? Wrong. Google […]

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12 Creative Ways To Use My Favorite Keyword Research Tools

12 Creative Ways To Use My Favorite Keyword Research Tools

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

  NOTE: I originally wrote this for The Next Web In August of 2016. It was officially accepted… but never published (not sure what happened). UPDATE: It’s been published over on The Next Web (whoo hoo! as you can imagine they have a long queue of content.) You can read the whole thing there: http://thenextweb.com/tq/2017/01/19/12-keyword-research-tools-and-creative-ways-to-use-them/ […]

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Top 20 in US Paid and Organic Search

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With college spring break and the summer vacation travel season just around the corner, we at Searchmetrics thought now would be a good time to compare just who’s ranking for visibility in both paid and organic desktop search. According to Searchmetrics data for the first 13 weeks of this year, travel, search and entertainment not […]

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What exactly is a manual SEO audit?

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

We get asked quite often: what tools do you do to perform an SEO audit? The short answer: we don’t use any tools. The long

035: SEO Is A Partnership, Not A Commodity w/Jono Alderson

035: SEO Is A Partnership, Not A Commodity w/Jono Alderson

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Listen Now! Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes! Links JonoAlderson.com Interview w/ John Mueller of Google SEO Agencies Need to Focus on Expertise, Not Execution Linkdex Digital Marketing by Numbers Brighton SEO Conference People Jono Alderson Moz Linkdex Barry Adams Avinash Kaushik Agenda Jono’s professional background Description of Linkdex Expertise and not execution “Good SEO […]

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Search Engine Optimization Blog @MoreVisibility

Search Engine Optimization Blog @MoreVisibility


MoreVisibility

MoreVisibility’s SEO blog offers industry insights and actionable information for webmasters and novices alike. Learn SEO best practices and more on our SEO blog.

Do EXIF tags have impact on Google?

by Stanislav Kukučka @ Pizza SEO Blog

A photographer friend of mine contacted me a few months ago with a big dilemma. He read in an internet discussion that the indexed images in Google Images are affected by keywords inserted into the picture, known as EXIF (IPTC). I decided to run a small test. During the preparation of my blog post published on May 3rd in 2012, […]

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SEO by the Sea

SEO by the Sea


SEO by the Sea ⚓

SEO by the Sea explores search engine patents and white papers, and provides internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) services, consulting and research

50 Influential Women in Content Marketing 2017 #CMWorld

by Lee Odden @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

With over 200 speakers, moderators, panelists and workshop leaders at the 2017 Content Marketing World conference, it is a substantial task to investigate the influence of so many accomplished marketing professionals. For this year’s list of influential content marketing speakers, I went a step further and took into account those who have presented at Content [...]

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Find the SEO Company for You

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

Some say that no commercial or personal sites that are worthwhile. This is because there are many novice “netizens” that experiment with sites for personal [...]

50 Influential Women in Content Marketing 2017 #CMWorld

by Lee Odden @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

With over 200 speakers, moderators, panelists and workshop leaders at the 2017 Content Marketing World conference, it is a substantial task to investigate the influence of so many accomplished marketing professionals. For this year’s list of influential content marketing speakers, I went a step further and took into account those who have presented at Content [...]

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Usability Issues of the New Airbnb.com

by Daniel Duriš @ Pizza SEO Blog

No one is immune from usability niggles, not even the high and mighty Airbnb. See where Airbnb.com confuses and even scares their users!

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What’s New in Local SEO for 2017

by Chad Klingensmith @ Rio SEO

As Google’s Juan Felipe Rincon emphasized again for us at Rio SEO’s third-annual Local Search Summit 2017, updates to the search giant’s constantly evolving algorithms are typically designed with one core mission in mind: to improve the experience of search for users and offer the best answers. It makes sense then that traditional SEO signals are […]

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“Mobilegeddon 2” Gets Hype, but Mobile Friendliness is Here to Stay

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the weeks leading up to May and what was supposed to be the second wave of mobile-friendly algorithm updates – essentially a boost in rankings for mobile optimized sites – we at Searchmetrics wonder if in fact “Mobilegeddon 2” is really kicking up any dust at all. Let’s get a few things straight: Google […]

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015: Using Humor In Your Marketing w/Amy Harrison

015: Using Humor In Your Marketing w/Amy Harrison

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Does humor sell? Well sure, think back so campaigns like the classic VW ads to Dollar Shave Club. Humor definitely works when done right. In this episode Amy Harrison will teach you how to incorporate more humor into your marketing. She’ll also give you ways to improve your copywriting – with techniques such as using […]

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Brand Grow

by Raymond Stokes @ Convince and Convert: Social Media Consulting and Content Marketing Consulting

Marketers, take note: Artificial intelligence is already helping brands grow and improve their advertising, customer service, web design, and SEO.

SEO Blog Posts - Portent

SEO Blog Posts - Portent


Portent

Browse our SEO blog posts to learn more about our approach and techniques for improving a site's Organic Search performance and exposure.

028: Drift’s 138X Blog Traffic Growth, Ditching Gated Content w/Dave Gerhardt

028: Drift’s 138X Blog Traffic Growth, Ditching Gated Content w/Dave Gerhardt

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Dave recently led a 138X growth in blog traffic for Drift. In today’s episode he’ll tell us how they achieved this growth – and to put that tangibly – it was 198 visits a month in October, and last month they received 27,369 visits to the blog. He’ll tell us why he ignores analytics, how he […]

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Extension of the research database & time-saving thanks to Growth Reporting

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

On 6 March 2015, we published an update for the Searchmetrics Suite, which includes fantastic new features. Growth Reporting is new to the Suite, giving you all the relevant data on the organic performance of a domain at a glance. This allows you to create reports in around 50% of the time. We have also […]

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How Affiliate Marketing Can Turn Your Blog Into A Money-Making Machine

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

One of the first and easiest route bloggers went when it comes to monetize their blogs is through displaying ads. While there’s nothing exactly wrong with making money through ads, another more lucrative alternative is often overlooked, especially to bloggers seek to monetize their blog for the first time. I’m talking of course, about affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a way more lucrative way to monetize your blog compared to ads and it’s almost as ...

Why Heaving Bosoms Help You Win Online

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  “Oh Lucas, you’re such a tease,” Lady Colebrook replied. Helena had a vision of her thrusting out her well-endowed cleavage by way of offering an inducement. “Do you like to see me beg, is that it?”. -Excerpt from To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee It’s not very often that romance novels and artificial […]

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Inside Museum Hack’s Time-Saving Strategy for Scoring Big on Social Media

by Team Edgar @ MeetEdgar

When it comes to content marketing, how you share on social media can be every bit as important as what you share. Just ask the team at Museum Hack! They’ve revolutionized the way we think about going to the museum, providing audience development and team workshops, consulting, and even their own group […]

The post Inside Museum Hack’s Time-Saving Strategy for Scoring Big on Social Media appeared first on MeetEdgar.

079: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 2) w/Bill Slawski

079: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 2) w/Bill Slawski

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I wanted to create an audio resource to learn about search patents – the kind I would have found useful when I was studying them back in 2012. So I welcomed Bill Slawski – who has been reading and writing about search patents for almost 10 years – back to Experts to discuss more patents and […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing Topics

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In our last installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, my colleague Holly Miller outlined the steps to employ in choosing good online topics at the right time, and in good SEO shape. Now it’s time to make sure that those topics you’re writing on will be optimized equally well for users and search engines. It’s time […]

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SEO Fallacies That Must Die: 2017 Edition

by Ian Lurie @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

SEO folks are trend victims. Someone presents a new acronym, an idea, or a tool and we all pile on. Then we chase those nibbles of knowledge, good and bad alike, without thinking. And we land in deep pits lined with sharp, nasty sticks. These ideas must go: 1: TFIDF Score Predicts Rankings A higher… Read More

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Link spam, migration disasters and Penguin is nowhere to be seen – Organic growth in 2017

by Tim Grice @ Branded3

SEO is very much seen as a growth channel, businesses struggle to invest in it to stand still, they need to see better rankings...

066: Growth Hacker Schools SEO On Growth Hacking w/Tiffany daSilva

066: Growth Hacker Schools SEO On Growth Hacking w/Tiffany daSilva

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I truly believe in the power of cross-discipline learning. That’s exactly why I brought a growth consultant on the show – to learn valuable insights from a different marketing field. (Despite a few surface similarities between SEO and Growth Hacking, when you dig in, they really are two different animals). This episode is for anyone […]

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Why Businesses Failed At Online Marketing?

by April @ SoloSEO

You know you need to market online. However, just because you market online, doesn’t mean you’re successful at it. Why do some businesses fail at online marketing? What can you do to make sure you don’t become one of those how not to stories? In this article, we’ll talk about some ways you can fail[...]

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10 Proven Free Tips For “How To Write High Quality Blog Post With SEO”

by Taj Soheil Siddique @ SEO Blog Tree

  Hey There! I Think You Are Quite Curious To Know About How To Write Great High Quality Content Blog Post with SEO………! Isn’t It?? Not To Worry, Here Are Some Basic & Golden Tips For Writing  A  High Quality Blog Post With Free Tools For Your Next Blog Post! Before Getting Started You Should understand […]

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SEO NEWS

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

How Does Google Handle CSS + Javascript “Hidden” Text? – Whiteboard Friday Site Crawl, Day 1: Where Do You Start?  Google Updates and SERP Changes – June 2017 Google: We Can Ignore Links On Any Site Including Forbes & Entrepreneur How to reduce the impact of images on your mobile site speed June 20th comes out “SEO: […]

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009: Pro Networking Tips With Mike Ambassador Bruny

009: Pro Networking Tips With Mike Ambassador Bruny

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Mike Ambassador Bruny is the Director Of Attendee Engagement for Social Media Marketing World (run by Social Media Examiner) and was also Director Of Operations and Brand Ambassador for Intel. This episode is for ANYONE attending conferences and events. Maybe you want to get more value from the events you attend, or perhaps you’re shy […]

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010: Guest Publishing Tactics With Kristi Hines

010: Guest Publishing Tactics With Kristi Hines

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This episode is for anyone looking to achieve greater marketing results with guest publishing. Whether you run a personal blog, do content marketing for a company or consult for clients – this episode is for you! Learn about how veteran writer Kristi Hines has amassed over 700,000 total shares on all of her guest content […]

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Anchor Text Guide for 2017

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

This is Premium Content from Gotch SEO Academy. Enjoy! What is anchor text and how do you use it? Don’t worry! This guide will show you how to use anchor text so that you can maximize your SEO results. Let’s jump right in: Table of Contents What is Anchor Text? Anchor Text Before Penguin 10 […]

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Hacking Your Way to Greater Online Visibility

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Apple recently completed its World Wide Developers Conference, announcing a slew of new tech toys for consumers and businesses. Yet, when I searched Google for a new MacBook Pro notebook, Apple took only the second spot in my results. What gives? In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I wanted to have a bit of […]

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Analysis of Link Building Outreach: What Signals Success?

by Devin Boudreaux @ Paul Shapiro's Search Wilderness

Many marketers and SEOs cringe at the thought of link building due to how monotonous and labor intensive it can be. Not me though. Since it can be much harder and not everyone has the patience for it, it’s an excellent opportunity that some of us can capitalize on. I understand that some people still […]

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Stop the Marketing Killjoy: 5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video

by Amy Higgins @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

It might only be 1pm in the afternoon, but it’s five o’clock somewhere – a perfect time for a great dry martini. Research “how to make the perfect dry martini”, and you’ll get over 1,560,000 results. Ask a content marketer “how to tell a good story”, and you’ll get about the same quality of results [...]

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Free Small Business SEO Tips

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

How to Get Your Small Business Web Site Noticed There are no surefire ways to drive traffic to your site. You can have the most [...]

Your Guide to Google’s Algorithm in 2017: All Ranking Factors, Updates & Changes

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

Google’s algorithm has undergone some changes in 2016-2017, most of them relatively minor compared to the towering importance of the old mainstays of SEO: links, meta titles, and thought leadership content. Using data & analysis from the huge number of Google Analytics accounts we study daily, First Page Sage brings to you a list of […]

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Top 19 Local SEO Tools To Improve Your Ranking

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

SEO is incredibly important to the success of your online marketing efforts. Because of this, a lot of marketers implement various SEO tools including local SEO tools, some of which can be found for free, in order to track, measure and analyze their SEO efforts. You may already even be using some of the more common SEO tools, such as Google Analytics. However, it’s important that you don’t forget about your local SEO efforts as ...

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Ranking and Optimizing Existing Content

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No doubt, many a marketer is taking vacation time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. For those of you feeling the heat at work from bosses who want you to come up with ideas for new content, remember everything old can be new again. In the latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll walk you through some […]

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How to Increase SEO Traffic by Updating & Thickening Old Blog Posts

How to Increase SEO Traffic by Updating & Thickening Old Blog Posts


Search Engine Journal

A step-by-step process for identifying your most popular older blog posts, and then updating those posts to help grow organic traffic to your site.

038: Q&A With Dan! Yoast, YouTube SEO, Working For Free? How I’d Ask GaryVee To Be On This Show

038: Q&A With Dan! Yoast, YouTube SEO, Working For Free? How I’d Ask GaryVee To Be On This Show

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

How would YOU go about asking someone like Gary Vaynerchuck to be on your Podcast? Well I’m going to answer that question today. That’s right, I kicked everyone out of my studio, signed out of Skype and recorded a solo episode. I was actually nervous, but once I got started it went pretty nicely I thought. Completely […]

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Searchmetrics Content Experience: The Writer’s View

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

One of the features of our new Searchmetrics Content Experience (SCE) we’re particularly proud of is the way it raises the efficiency of collaboration throughout an organization. This is obviously a huge benefit for the content owner, the person responsible for publication, but what about for the writers themselves? Here, we explore what it’s like […]

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044: How To Map Your User’s Journey w/Rebekah Cancino

044: How To Map Your User’s Journey w/Rebekah Cancino

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Have you ever struggeled with knowing where to actually reach your target customers? Or knowing what problems or friction points they hit when researching your product or service? Or what to say to them to connect and convey that you understand what they are trying to solve? Enter ‘User Journey Mapping’. Rebekah Cancino uses Journey Mapping to help businesses […]

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The Ultimate Semantic SEO Guide: How To Do SEO Like An Expert

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Back in the early days of the Internet, SEO was relatively simple: pick a few relevant keywords and plug them in. However, SEO has become much more complex than just that. Even when it comes to finding relevant keywords, a lot more has to be taken into consideration, including semantic search. (Find out how to do SEO for beginners here.) The following is an in-depth guide on what is semantic search, how it can benefit ...

SEO for Lawyers: Connecting Law Firms and Clients with SEO

by Peter Cunningham @ Keyword Performance, LLC.

In a lot of ways the legal profession is unlike any other. The high pressure, the specialized, sometimes even arcane expertise required, the uniquely unrealistic depictions of the job in TV and movies, and more all add up to make practicing law one-of-a-kind. But it some other ways, lawyers face many of the same challenges […]

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What Is ‘Mobile’?

by Bridget Randolph @ SEO Chicks

Mobile traffic, mobile websites, mobile apps. These and similar phrases are increasingly being discussed in SEO circles, but sometimes (and I am as guilty of this as anyone) we forget to define what we actually mean by the term ‘mobile’. The Official Definition The Mobile Marketing Association recently defined ‘mobile marketing’ as “a set of practices that enables organizations to communicate and engage with their audience in an interactive and relevant manner through and with any mobile device or network.” [emphasis mine] But to the average person (at least here in the UK), ‘mobile’ is a synonym for ‘cell phone’. No one says, ‘let me look it up on my mobile’ and then takes out an iPad. Tablets, smartphones and [...]

#20: Creative Ways to Run a Business From Anywhere in the World with Natalie Sisson

#20: Creative Ways to Run a Business From Anywhere in the World with Natalie Sisson

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

On this episode of the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, I interviewed Natalie Sisson, also known as the Suitcase Enterpreneur. In 2006, Natalie left her home country of New Zealand and since then has been traveling the world and living out of a suitcase — all while building a successful online business. On her blog, […]

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078: $958k ROI from SEO, YouTube’s Algorithm & Video Marketing w/Justin Briggs

078: $958k ROI from SEO, YouTube’s Algorithm & Video Marketing w/Justin Briggs

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Justin walks me through the process he used to bring a $600-958k ROI doing SEO for 10/hours per month on a project. We chat about the pros and cons of ‘check box SEO’ – and why SEO can sometimes be the ‘easy’ part – and the real secret behind their success at Briggsby. He shares what […]

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How To Rank in Google Local Search Results? – Pizza SEO Research

by Daniel Duriš @ Pizza SEO Blog

Google local results are an important source of visitors for many local businesses. Which factors really influence a company’s ranking in Google local search results in Slovakia and in general? We collected and analyzed Google local results data to find the answer. Working with statisticians from the University of Žilina,  we evaluated a sample of 308 search results […]

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047: The Smart, Unconventional Truths Of Traffic Growth w/Corbett Barr

047: The Smart, Unconventional Truths Of Traffic Growth w/Corbett Barr

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

I asked Corbett how he originally connected with ‘influencers’ like Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas and Andrew Warner. His answer was so interesting, I’ve been thinking about it all week – and frankly – it’s changed my mindset about marketing, podcasting and even business. And that’s what I think is so great about this discussion. […]

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Give Influencer Content Programs a Promotional Edge with Digital Advertising

by Steve Slater @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

It happens almost every single time. I’m finally settling in to stream a few episodes before I go to bed for the day. I fire up the old Netflix machine and there it is… options… lots of them. There are shows I’ve seen before that I might want to watch again. Genres that I’m interested [...]

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The Best And Worst Times To Send Emails

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

If you were following our blog last week you would have read our post A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Marketing Campaigns, which —you guessed it— was packed with tips on effective email marketing strategies. In the post, we also promised an upcoming blog about the best and worst times to send emails. Here it is! When we first began sending emails to our subscribers, we first had to figure out the best day and best ...

Voice Search: What Marketers Really Need To Know

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Have you talked to your computer today? If not, you may actually be in the minority. A surprisingly quiet (given the subject matter) revolution in the nature of web-searching and SEO has been going on for the last few years, one which has gone surprisingly under-reported in the world of marketing. That revolution is, of course, voice search and other voice-driven computer interfaces. Exact numbers are hard to come by and tend to vary significantly ...

Return of the Phantom: Part 4

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This post was updated on July 11, 2016. All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Even though this is an unconfirmed update from Google, we at Searchmetrics are seeing changes in […]

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Learning Search Engine Optimization!

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

Make the Most of Your Web Site! SEO Strategy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a key strategy with regard to Web-based marketing as it helps [...]

Search Wilderness by Paul Shapiro

Search Wilderness by Paul Shapiro


Paul Shapiro's Search Wilderness

Search Wilderness is a blog by Paul Shapiro, helping you navigate through the labyrinth-like wilderness of search and internet marketing.

The Conversion Rate Conundrum: Common Mistakes and What to Do Instead

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

In real estate, the axiom is location, location, location. It’s first and foremost. The number one consideration. For your digital efforts – email, web pages, eCommerce platforms – an argument could be made for a few different ones: search engine optimization (SEO), the user experience (UX), conversion rate optimization (CRO), or perhaps something else entirely. […]

Why Your Site Structure Matters for SEO – Here’s Why #121

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Subdomains, subfolders, or microsites: which is best for organizing the content of your website? In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark Traphagen asks Eric Enge to cover the pros and cons of each, especially from an SEO perspective. Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why with Mark & Eric.... Read More >

SEO Content Strategy: How to Skyrocket Your Traffic By 594%

SEO Content Strategy: How to Skyrocket Your Traffic By 594%


CoSchedule Blog

In this detailed step-by-step guide, you'll learn exactly how to replicate CoSchedule's own SEO content strategy to increase rankings and drive traffic.

Top 10 SEO Blogs You Should be Reading in 2015

Top 10 SEO Blogs You Should be Reading in 2015


Inc.com

Here are some of the top SEO blogs that I read on a daily basis.

SEO Blog Contact Information | Publicize - Startup PR Company

SEO Blog Contact Information | Publicize - Startup PR Company


Publicize - Startup PR Company

List Of Top Tech Blog Reporters Website Contact Email/URL Twitter URL Description SEOMoz help@seomoz.org http://twitter.com/#!/seomoz Thought leader in Search Engine Optimization. Search Engine Land tips@searchengineland.com. http://twitter.com/#!/sengineland Search Engine Land is a news and information site covering search engine marketing, searching issues and the search engine industry. The site is led by Danny Sullivan. SEOBook seobook@gmail.com http://twitter.com/seobook SEO Book.com is a leading SEO website brought to you by Aaron Wall, Giovanna Villanueva, Peter Da Vanzo, and Eric Covino. Nine by Blue http://www.ninebyblue.com/contact/ http://twitter.com/#!/ninebyblue Vanessa Fox, the founder of Nine By Blue, has spent nearly two decades working at the intersection of user experience, marketing, technology, and the web. Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/page/contact @sewatch Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines. Search Engine Journal http://www.searchenginejournal.com/contact/ http://twitter.com/#!/sejournal Launched in 2003, SEJ is unique in its community-based approach to search marketing. Virtually all of the content comes from the real experts SEOChat http://www.developershed.com/contact.php Search Engine Advice & Tutorials Matt Cutts http://twitter.com/#!/mattcutts Head of Google’s Webspam team. SERoundTable http://www.seroundtable.com/thread-submit.php http://twitter.com/#!/seroundtable Purpose is to report on the most interesting threads …

What Is Google’s AMP Validation? Should You Be Taking Actions For Your Website?

by April @ SoloSEO

Google announced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in October 2015. Google AMP is an accessible framework for creating fast-loading mobile pages. Google AMP is an open-source initiative that is designed to enable publishers to easily improve the speed and the user experience for their mobile users without sacrificing any ad revenue that they may rely upon.[...]

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#44: The Secrets to Building a More Strategic, Valuable Blog

#44: The Secrets to Building a More Strategic, Valuable Blog

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

To a large extent, blogs are living, breathing things. They're a place for you to record the day-in-the-life of your brand, to explore new possibilities and take the occasional look back to see how far you've come. This is precisely what makes your blog the primary place where brand loyalty is fostered. Your posts allow your audience to come along with […]

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Killer Tips for a Powerful Social Media Strategy

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Large and active following on social media should be viewed as an essential asset to your online marketing strategy. We are witnessing social networks flourish in terms of both users and user generated content. Followers are a great asset, and the more they are, the more likely they will be to help lead generation. In […]

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Getting Over the Stack: The Future of Local is Open

by Karisa Macias @ Rio SEO

  Bridging the gap between online or mobile search and in-store sales is mission critical but clearly, our approach as brand marketers and agencies needs rethinking. As consumer technology has evolved, we’ve identified new challenges and opportunities in connecting with them via marketing, then sought out tools designed specifically to solve them. Sure, those tools […]

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10 Free And Useful Google Tools No Blogger Should Ignore

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

Can you call yourself a content marketing expert? Even if you answer “yes”, there are still lots of ways to enhance your performance. Even if you’re one of the 42% of B2B marketers that claim to be effective at content marketing, you still have a bunch of room for improvement. If you desire to make […]

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040: Instantly Actionable Branding Strategies w/Cynthia Johnson

040: Instantly Actionable Branding Strategies w/Cynthia Johnson

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This episode covers a LOT. But despite the wide variety of topics – I realized – everything points back to branding and simple, straightforward strategies you can implement right away, that will make a difference in your company’s brand, or your personal brand. Specifically, you will learn: How to get your CEO to invest in personal branding. An uncommon […]

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How To Hire An SEO Company: All The Questions To Ask

by Evan Bailyn @ First Page Sage

Every question you should ask an SEO company before you make a hiring decision.

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Top 50 Brexit Blogs and Websites on the Web

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 50 Brexit blogs Brexit Blogs List The Best Brexit blogs from thousands of top Brexit blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites […]

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How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Looking to reduce costs when marketing online? Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: “Let’s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what’s Google’s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used […]

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4 Tips to Stop Killing Your Content Team from Workfront & Nordstrom

by Ashley Zeckman @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

The pressure is on! Content marketers are being expected to create more with less. And often, that means creating more content without adding additional team members. Unfortunately, the content copywriters are often the ones that bear the brunt of these situations which can be exhausting and cause content burnout. To help ease the pain, Workfront’s [...]

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SEO Case Study – 313% More Organic Traffic with REAL Examples

by Nick Eubanks @ I'm From The Future

Everyone loves a good case study, especially in SEO. Funny thing is there are so many “SEO Case Studies” but there’s still a huge gap in this content – specifically – case studies that provide truly actionable strategies and takeaways. I’m here to fill in that content gap with this post. Over the past week […]

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How to Integrate SEO and Social Media Marketing

by Paul Shapiro @ Paul Shapiro's Search Wilderness

I’ve been busy blogging away over on Marketing Land about ways to integrate SEO and Social Media practices for mutual benefit. The first piece, How to Leverage Social Media for SEO: Link Building, covers the integrating SEO and Social Media via link building. Check it out to learn how Google+, Twitter, YouTube, and Facbook (via […]

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Link building inspiration from a cookie dough store in NYC

by Ken McGaffin @ Majestic Blog

Marketing inspiration comes from multiple, and often unexpected sources. I think link builders should be

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Merging of Facebook Pages Does Not Work – Workaround

by Patrik Barták @ Pizza SEO Blog

Our clients often have two or more Facebook pages used for the same purpose – identical sites representing one company, brand or site. The duplicity exists for a variety of historical reasons or simply by mistake. It makes sense to merge them to be able to manage them and measure their performance more easily. Facebook […]

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SEO: Adobe Dreamweaver as a Google Ranking Signal

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Within the past few months, we’ve discovered what we believe is one of the most shocking discoveries the SEO community has seen in the last

The Psychology of Colour: How It Affects The Way We Buy

by Brett Langlois @ Pure SEO

Humans are visual creatures and it is theorised that colour plays a huge role in influencing our purchasing behaviour. Marketers have found that the colour of the call-to-action (CTA) button has a great effect on conversion, with different colours evoking different emotions, memories, and so on.
Colour has been used quite ...

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How to Add Search Shortcuts to Google Chrome.

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

Last week Danny Sullivan twittered he was looking for a creative commons image to use. Christine Churchill poked a little fun at me wondering how I was able to get that so quickly. The trick is using search shortcuts, and I’m going to show you how to do it. For my first example I’m going to set up a creative ... [Continue reading How to Add Search Shortcuts to Google Chrome.]

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Final Boarding Call for Content Marketing World: Don’t Miss these 10 Presentations

by Joshua Nite @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Does anyone look forward to getting on an airplane anymore? Sure, you may be excited about where you’re going or what you plan to do when you get there. But anyone happily anticipating the screening, boarding, and flying part—well, I’ll have whatever vitamin supplement they’re on. If you’re headed to Content Marketing World, odds are [...]

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048: The Indomitable Bill Sebald Talks Links, Rankings, 10x Content & Enterprise SEO

048: The Indomitable Bill Sebald Talks Links, Rankings, 10x Content & Enterprise SEO

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This episode is for all the SEO-heads. My guest Bill Sebald of Greenlane SEO brings massive insight into the world of agencies and working with medium to enterprise scale businesses (walk in any Mall and you’re likely to see at least a few of Greenlane SEO’s clients). We talked about: The ONE thing that helped a […]

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Stop the Marketing Killjoy: 5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video

by Amy Higgins @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

It might only be 1pm in the afternoon, but it’s five o’clock somewhere – a perfect time for a great dry martini. Research “how to make the perfect dry martini”, and you’ll get over 1,560,000 results. Ask a content marketer “how to tell a good story”, and you’ll get about the same quality of results [...]

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Historic Index Update

by Dixon Jones @ Majestic Blog

Here are the latest figures: Historic Index Unique URLs crawled: 1,354,587,484,632 Unique URLs found: 6,513,834,312,534

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Could A Chimp Still Do SEO? A Followup

by Julie Joyce @ SEO Chicks

In 2007 I was much more obnoxious (and had more free time) and I wrote a post about whether chimps could take over our jobs. I’m still sure that they could definitely perform certain functions in this industry, besides being DAMNED cute even if they are fairly deadly, but what about some of the new roles that have come about or gotten more important in the past 5 1/2 years? Could a chimp do those too? Damn right she could.                     Content Marketing Create sites that are great and useful, totally relevant, and constantly updated with new and brilliant content that people love, socialize, and editorially link to? Um, no, but [...]

081: How To Transform Your Content Marketing Into a Superpower w/Phil Singleton

081: How To Transform Your Content Marketing Into a Superpower w/Phil Singleton

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

The title may seem a little hyperbolic. But I can assure having just listened back to this interview, it’s not. My guest Phil Singleton, who co-authored SEO for Growth with John Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing) – has been helping clients get the maximum value from content in a smart efficient way for over a decade. Given […]

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The Next Generation of Search: Voice

by Tania German @ seoClarity

How to Earn THE Answer in Voice Search: A Research Report of Google’s Answer Box In the nearly 20 year history […]

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SEO measures you should steer well clear of!

by Sascha Lienesch @ XOVI

Here on the XOVI Blog and over on our Expert Panel, we’re always talking about what you should be optimizing and what on and off-page options are available. Today however, we’re going to turn it on its head and highlight a number of measures which you should ideally NOT take, since they go against Google’s...

Is It More Risky Not To Boost Your Brand Online…Here Are The Reasons Why

by April @ SoloSEO

If you don’t boost your brand online, it is hard to stay competitive in today’s online marketplace. In this blog we will discuss some of the risks of not boosting your brand online. Your competitors are boosting their brands online. We know you shouldn’t always cave in to peer pressure, but in business, it is[...]

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How To Silo Your Website: The Footer

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

This post is part of a series on How to Silo Your Website. The other parts in the series are: How to Silo Your Website: The Masthead, How to Silo Your Website, The Breadcrumb , How to Silo Your Website: The Content, and How to Silo Your Website: The Sidebar. For this last part, we’ll be looking at the footer. ... [Continue reading How To Silo Your Website: The Footer]

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077: How To Use SEO For Bands, Creators & The Music Industry w/Wes Walls

077: How To Use SEO For Bands, Creators & The Music Industry w/Wes Walls

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

The story of how today’s guest ended up on the show starts all the way back on July 18th, 2016 when I received this email: I didn’t end up speaking on the SXSW panel (but I did help connect him with Mike King who did participate in the panel) Then June 20th of this year, […]

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How Often Should You Blog for Optimum SEO Results? | AudienceBloom

How Often Should You Blog for Optimum SEO Results? | AudienceBloom


AudienceBloom

Plenty of research by some very knowledgeable people has already been done on the effects of blogging frequency on SEO results, and we’ll share those key f

How Long Should You Spend Writing A Blog Post?

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

As a content marketer, this is one the most frequent questions I get asked. The answer depends on several variables. Your skills and knowledge in your topic area count for a lot, but so do your experience as a writer. Today, I’m going take you through my writing process with timelines so you can discover how to write a blog post consistently, without taking too much time away from growing your business. Short Answer: It ...

50 One-Sentence SEO Tips for Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog

50 One-Sentence SEO Tips for Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog


Jeffbullas's Blog

Without good search visibility you may never be found. Here are 50 SEO tips for bloggers to help you be discovered, visible on a big web of 550 million websites

4 Tips to Stop Killing Your Content Team from Workfront & Nordstrom

by Ashley Zeckman @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

The pressure is on! Content marketers are being expected to create more with less. And often, that means creating more content without adding additional team members. Unfortunately, the content copywriters are often the ones that bear the brunt of these situations which can be exhausting and cause content burnout. To help ease the pain, Workfront’s [...]

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Diversify Your Marketing Strategy To Get Leads

by Brett Langlois @ Pure SEO

People often say that less is more, but when it comes to marketing that’s not usually true. Diversifying your marketing strategy by targeting more people across more channels will usually result in – you guessed it – more leads. Investing in a new product is a risk for consumers, and repetitive ...

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Tips for Making Video Content that Earns Attention from Andrew Davis #CMWorld

by Joshua Nite @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

The inimitable Andrew Davis is the best-selling author of Town, Inc. and an in-demand marketing speaker. After his presentation at Content Marketing World 2017, I can see why. He made me feel stupid. And I’m incredibly grateful. The best presentations make you feel stupid in retrospect. Of course! It’s so obvious that this is the [...]

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How to use Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) to Rank Better on Mobile

by Adrian Cojocariu @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Optimizing a page for mobile speed? Not easy. Mobile search has come a very long way, especially since the Google Mobile Friendly Update, back in 2014.   Mobile optimization keeps evolving, and it happens fast.  At first, we had separate mobile versions, then responsive designs, now we have Google AMP pushing strong. What AMP (accelerated mobile […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Planes, Trains and Search Optimization

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The summer is in full swing, Searchmetrics is releasing its new Travel Industry Ranking Factors report, and planes, trains and automobiles are on many consumers’ minds. So it seems that now would be as good a time as any to take a crack at Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO for travel aggregator websites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp […]

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Read My Lips: Voice Now Posed For Big Mobile Search Wins

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   If you haven’t heard of Siri, Alexa and Cortana, these three sexy minxes have been turning our heads (and standing SEO strategy on its head) by adding glamorous voices to the world of search. But before you decide which voice assistant should get your final rose, consider this […]

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BIGLIST of Marketing Blogs from TopRank Marketing

BIGLIST of Marketing Blogs from TopRank Marketing


Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®

Welcome to the BIGLIST of Marketing blogs! Below is a collection of SEO, Content, Social Media and Online Marketing related blogs assembled by the staff at

064: Noah Kagan on How To Craft A Winning Marketing Plan

064: Noah Kagan on How To Craft A Winning Marketing Plan

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

One thing we ALL struggle with is too many options. Whether it’s the millions of song options I have on Spotify, the 100’s of flavors at an ice cream stand – or marketing. The thing I love about today’s guest’s approach to marketing is it’s so … simple. Not easy, but simple. Noah provides a framework and importantly mindset […]

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Site Explorer Update

by Steve Fitzpatrick @ Majestic Blog

New-look Site Explorer Home. Hello We have introduced some tweaks to Site Explorer summary. More

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SEO – Separating myth from reality

by Michael Schoettler @ XOVI

During our frequent Google Hangouts with the search engine’s Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller, we are increasingly confronted with ever more farfetched hypotheses and theories. Even facts and practises which ought to have been basic knowledge for any SEO for years are questioned, the theories backed up by individual experiences and statistics without context. This...

What Works on Facebook in Slovakia – Analysis of 52 765 posts by Slovak firms

by Andrej Salner @ Pizza SEO Blog

We collected and sorted over 50 000 posts on Facebook pages of 156 Slovak firms added over two years. We analyzed what posts and added at what time received fewer or more “likes”, comments and shares. Needless to say these are simply correlations and in no way show causality – the number of likes being […]

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SEO Metrics You Cannot Not Afford to Ignore

by April @ SoloSEO

One thing to remember about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is that it is a long-term strategy. Good SEO strategies take time, but they are well worth the effort. One major way to keep track of how you’re doing with your SEO strategies is to check on your SEO metrics. In this article, we’ll give you[...]

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Top 75 Portrait Photography Blogs & Websites By Portrait Photographers

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 75 Portrait Photography blogs Portrait Photography Blogs List The Best Portrait Photography blogs from thousands of top Portrait Photography blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and […]

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Inside the Making of Searchmetrics Visibility Guard

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Here at Searchmetrics, we spend a lot of time listening to customers – gathering feedback to improve features of the service. We’re big fans of agile development, using our beta program to test and drive customer-requested improvements into our software before rolling out to a broader set of customers. Thanks to the support of […]

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Searchmetrics Releases the “Self Optimizer” to help you self optimize websites

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many years our clients have asked for more automation in our platform. Today we are delivering on this request, giving our customer the most powerful tool in SEO. The realities of being an in-house SEO are demanding and we have an increasing need to streamline processes and capabilities for optimization. For this reason our […]

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Low Cost SEO Methods

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

Search engine optimization or SEO is the best way to drive targeted traffic to your website. Several eye tracking studies have shown that most search [...]

What Is Conversion Rate Optimisation?

by Cam Wilkes @ Pure SEO

Optimising and advertising your site on Google is an important way to gain traffic and visibility. But that’s just the beginning of an effective digital marketing campaign. Traffic doesn’t count for much if it doesn’t convert into conversions and sales. If a company or brand wants to gain an edge ...

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075: Boost Your Rankings By Improving ‘Crawl Budget’ w/Dawn Anderson

075: Boost Your Rankings By Improving ‘Crawl Budget’ w/Dawn Anderson

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

In this episode, I guarantee you’ll learn at LEAST one new mind blowing concept about SEO. Or very possibly two. Or three. Probably more (listening back to this interview, I had a ton of light bulb moments myself). Such as…. you know those studies that show longer content correlates with higher rankings? Well, maybe it’s not literally […]

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Final Boarding Call for Content Marketing World: Don’t Miss these 10 Presentations

by Joshua Nite @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Does anyone look forward to getting on an airplane anymore? Sure, you may be excited about where you’re going or what you plan to do when you get there. But anyone happily anticipating the screening, boarding, and flying part—well, I’ll have whatever vitamin supplement they’re on. If you’re headed to Content Marketing World, odds are [...]

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9 Most Common SEO Mistakes To Avoid In 2017 (And How To Fix Them)

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

SEO Mistakes. I’ve made a few. We all have, really. For anyone who works on or around the Internet, the list of common SEO mistakes is massive. Sadly though, even as these mistakes are widely known, they are still made more often than most pros in the business would care to admit. But what are some of the SEO mistakes to avoid? How can good SEO practices make your future better than your present? In ...

Step-by-Step Guide to Performing a Content Audit

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Content audits can be very powerful and restorative, yet many content marketers and SEOs underestimate it, be it for its complexity, or its rather lengthy process. But if you want your content to perform, you should run a content audit from time to time.      It’s like those annual physical exams you take at […]

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Past Week in SEO

by Palo Alto SEO Blog @ Made in Palo Alto Weekly SEO Blog

Google: Blocking Images From Google Doesn’t Impact Core Web Search Rankings 9 Quick Restaurant SEO Tips to Boost Your Google Search Visibility Load time, static site generators & SEO: How we lowered our own site’s load time by 74% Google AMP Reviewed: How Has It Changed SEO? Google Search Update, Mobile First Index, Search Console […]

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Google MyBusiness – new mini-websites and other developments

by Sascha Lienesch @ XOVI

More new developments from Google towers which are sure to be of huge interest to SEOs and online marketers. Firstly, the switch to the mobile first index has been postponed, secondly, emails in Gmail will no longer be combed and thirdly, mini-websites will be available through MyBusiness. Mobile First postponed According to the googlewatchblog, the...

Phantom Update III: What Google’s updated Quality Guidelines could mean for page rankings

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Everyday countless webpages are evaluated by Google quality raters (with the goal of improving the overall quality of search results). On 12 November 2015 Google updated its comprehensive guidelines (Quality Rater Guidelines), according to which webpage and content quality is evaluated. Not long after this we began to notice significant movement in our ranking and […]

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How very different websites can have similar Flow Metrics

by Andor Palau @ Majestic Blog

The following case study is supposed to help readers understand how websites within very different

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Three Powerful Reasons Why Your Hosting Choice Must Be On Target

by Deborah Anderson @ SEO Chat

How do you decide if a web host is a good choice? Are disk storage features and bandwidth still important? Choosing a web host for your site is almost more of an art than a science. But, there is also a methodology to it all. It is a matter of you defining the process that […]

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10 SEO Blog Post Publishing Steps that Most Bloggers Forget - How To Make Money Online

10 SEO Blog Post Publishing Steps that Most Bloggers Forget - How To Make Money Online


How To Make Money Online

Here are 10 of the most popular SEO blog post publishing steps that bloggers tend to forget.

What Even is a Blog?

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

Blogging is just so 2005. Why bother…? Every now and then someone stumbles upon Blog Tyrant and leaves some feedback a little bit like that. What is perhaps interesting is that I don’t entirely disagree with them. And that got me really thinking about what blogging is and whether or not it has passed it’s...

The simple interaction behind any quality link

by Ken McGaffin @ Majestic Blog

The more persuasive your link pitch, the more likely a publisher is to give you

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SEO For Bloggers: The 10 Step Formula for Perfectly Optimized Blog Posts

SEO For Bloggers: The 10 Step Formula for Perfectly Optimized Blog Posts


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Good SEO is essential for your blog’s success. Whether you are blogging for money, traffic or just working on your corporate blog, it is important that you follow solid and proven SEO practices. Search Engine Optimization, if done correctly, will help you create blog posts that both users and search engines will love and once you learn how to do this, everything else becomes easier. Let’s see in more details what do we mean by good SEO for blog posts and the 10 step formula to follow to achieve the same good results over and over again. STEP 1: Think about

SEO World Rankings – Leading International Domains and Big Winners

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To provide a fresh, global analysis of Google rankings, we have compiled data from 10 national Google indexes, from Austria to USA. These results combine to form the Searchmetrics SEO World Rankings. The infographic reveals the top 10 most visible domains in each of the 10 countries, based on their performance during the last 12 […]

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Ten Things eCommerce Sites Need to Know to Rank on Google in 2017

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No, they’re not just resting. Universal ranking factors are dead. Google’s algorithm now operates highly individually – depending on time, place, device and industry. For this reason, we are using our first industry-specific study to present the ten most important ranking factors for eCommerce. Where should webmasters in eCommerce focus their energy? Which content can […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Why Mobile First Matters (and Doesn’t)

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Much has been said – and will be – about Google’s mobile-first initiative. In today’s world, modern marketers surely will have to come to grips with the snack-sized love mobile users give to content versus desktop brethren who want to dine on a full meal. Another way to look at it is to compare the […]

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033: John Mueller On AMP Pages, Crawl Budget, Podcasting SEO

033: John Mueller On AMP Pages, Crawl Budget, Podcasting SEO

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

This week’s episode features John Mueller, one of only five Webmaster Trends Analysts at Google. Warning though: this episode also gets a little technical and nerdy. But I wanted to create an episode for you all about AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages). This was a really hot topic in the last week, with Google announcing future integration […]

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076: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 1) w/Bill Slawski

076: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 1) w/Bill Slawski

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Back in 2012, I was trying to take my SEO to the next level. I had learned all of the standard stuff – titles, content, I had a pretty solid grasp on technical SEO. But felt like there was MUCH more to know. That’s when I discovered SEO By The Sea – a blog that […]

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5 Local SEO Strategies To Capitalize On Voice Search

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

We’re living in a time of exciting developments in artificial intelligence. Machine learning algorithms are becoming more and more advanced, and can now interpret our intentions which a much greater understanding of context. Businesses are starting to practice voice search SEO too. This makes a smart, conversational user interface, like those seen in science fiction, come ever closer to being a reality. Already, automated speech recognition has made huge leaps. The accuracy of these programs ...

5 Reasons to Avoid “Affordable” SEO Services

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Falling for the “affordable” SEO services trap will wreck your business. I don’t want that to happen to you! This guide will explain why you need to avoid these services (and what to look for). Then, I’ll show you what you can do if you have a limited SEO budget. Let’s jump in. What is […]

8-Step Inbound Marketing Strategy That’ll Get You Non-Stop Sales

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

You may have heard of the phrase “inbound marketing” before. You may not be sure what it means. If that’s the case, you missed my blog last week that defines and outlines what inbound marketing is, and why it’s so valuable. Go check it out! Back? Awesome. So, Inbound Marketing encompasses SEO, Social Media, Content and Email Marketing. Whoosh. It’s a big umbrella that covers so many distinct topics. If you’re just getting into marketing, ...

Battle of the Ad Bulge: How Google Is Slimming Down Search Results

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To the average person, Google’s search engine results page (SERP) looks no different today than it did a month ago. But for SEO experts, the SERP change is like noticing Google lost weight: all of a sudden, the results page really trimmed down. Google recently (in its usual quiet way) removed the right-rail ads running […]

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Visibility Guard (beta): preemptive loss prevention via automatic monitoring

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With the brand new Visibility Guard, Searchmetrics has developed an innovative solution for monitoring the on-page performance of your web projects. By regularly crawling your most important pages, Visibility Guard automatically shields you against any losses in traffic and conversions; critical on-page areas are detected and an automatic alert system means you can react before […]

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SEO: What to Base Content Decisions On

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Content is the first thing that comes to mind with search engine optimization. There is a process, however, to creating and optimizing strong content. The process involves four separate tasks: data ...

Why the Trump White House Is Having Trouble Performing

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

President Trump’s first 100 days in office is an important benchmark. The American electorate wants to see what any president has (or hasn’t) done, and whether that person has held true to the promises made on the campaign trail. In this spirit, I’m revisiting a look at the WhiteHouse.gov site’s performance to see how it […]

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075: Boost Your Rankings By Improving ‘Crawl Budget’ w/Dawn Anderson

075: Boost Your Rankings By Improving ‘Crawl Budget’ w/Dawn Anderson

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

In this episode, I guarantee you’ll learn at LEAST one new mind blowing concept about SEO. Or very possibly two. Or three. Probably more (listening back to this interview, I had a ton of light bulb moments myself). Such as…. you know those studies that show longer content correlates with higher rankings? Well, maybe it’s not literally […]

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Our Top 11 Content Marketing Takeaways from #CMWorld 2017

by Caitlin Burgess @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Last week, thousands of marketers from all over the world descended on the Rock N’ Roll capital of the world, Cleveland, OH, for the seventh annual Content Marketing World Conference and Expo. Featuring more than 130 speakers, keynotes and panelists, dozens of different tracks, and a whole lot of orange, the four-day event was exciting [...]

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Gimme My Money

by Julie Joyce @ SEO Chicks

Recently we’ve seen several SEOs fussing about not getting paid, resorting to outing the offenders. Everyone’s favorite Dutchman-in-Ireland Barry Adams wrote “How I’ve Been Shafted By Darryl Collins from Banjax and Gingerparts” (which sounds so much like a revenge porn title) and the comment section is completely full of people coming forward to say that they’ve either also been shafted by Mr. Collins (that is so hard to type without giggling) or that it’s been a problem for them with someone else. Suffice it to say, it IS a problem. In my Link Club, we’ve recently discussed how to avoid this and let me tell you, it’s definitely a huge problem and I’m still trying to collect on an account for [...]

15 Blogs That Can Give You Tech Startup Press Coverage

by Jan Guardian @ SEO Blog of Link-Assistant.Com

Getting your tech startup covered in press isn't easy. Nonetheless, it's one of the most valuable activities which provides your endeavor with links and mentions it needs so badly, especially during its early days. Many people understand this importance, yet, they go the passive way and start with press releases in hope that their news […]

Why You Need a Voice and Tone Guide. Plus, 2 Exercises to Create One

by Katie McKenna @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Imagine going to your doctor because you have a pain in your side and it won’t go away. You’re concerned because you don’t know what’s causing it. You wait eagerly for the doctor to come in because you know exactly the reassuring, pragmatic interaction you’re in for, and you expect them to be calm, direct,… Read More

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7 Warning Signs You Are Wasting Money on PPC Advertising Management

by Andrej Salner @ Pizza SEO Blog

Sadly, this happens to companies big and small: they hire an outside contractor or agency to manage their ads in Google and pay a monthly retainer fee. And pay is all they do. They have no idea whether their campaign is working and what if anything the PPC manager is doing with it. These are […]

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053: How To Rank Above Wikipedia (In An Ultra Competitive Industry)

053: How To Rank Above Wikipedia (In An Ultra Competitive Industry)

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

If you were to ask me: “Dan, choose an industry to build a website around to get traffic from Google” I would definitely NOT choose the medical and supplements industry. It’s super hard to get Google and users to trust you, and rank above sites like Wikipedia, WedMD. But that’s exactly what my guest, Sol Orwell […]

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How to Win the Ring in the App Dating Game

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Choosing a mobile app can be like going on an amazingly bad first date. At the outset you’re not sure you’re compatible, but you can’t help digging the look. Then you meet up. Within seconds, you realize it’s a Venus-Mars kind of thing. You’re bored, wonder about ongoing performance issues, and often end up stuck […]

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Give Influencer Content Programs a Promotional Edge with Digital Advertising

by Steve Slater @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

It happens almost every single time. I’m finally settling in to stream a few episodes before I go to bed for the day. I fire up the old Netflix machine and there it is… options… lots of them. There are shows I’ve seen before that I might want to watch again. Genres that I’m interested [...]

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Search Experience Optimization: Is It Time to Rebrand SEO?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

You can’t deny that SEO – both as a practice and as an industry – has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. In fact, some would say that SEO has never had a great reputation, even in its heyday. I think there has always been this idea that somehow SEO is just […]

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Marketing Strategies Every Business Owner Should Prioritize

by April @ SoloSEO

Most business owners have marketing strategies, which is a good start to the whole digital marketing process. However, have you prioritized your marketing strategies? If not, you should. Every business owner should prioritize their marketing strategies. How you prioritize your marketing strategies will be unique to you and your business structure. Building your brand identity[...]

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Proven SEO Tips & Growth Hacking Strategies From Experts

Proven SEO Tips & Growth Hacking Strategies From Experts


DailySEOblog

Get better at Online Marketing with SEO, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing & Growth Hacking Strategies from Experts.

Research Cloud + Content Performance: Search and Content in a New Dimension!

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Research Cloud, we’ve completely reinvented our software’s research section to give you a convenient overview of all the important metrics on the performance of any domain. But we wouldn’t be Searchmetrics if we didn’t have more! Our brand-new, and revolutionary Content Performance solution, lets you now check your metrics, including holistic content KPIs, on a detailed page-level and who’s […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Rich Snippet and a Featured Snippet?

by Zac Heinrichs @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

Rich snippets, rich cards, knowledge graphs and panels, schema.org, JSON-LD, featured snippets, featured features, Richie Rich, KEVIN BACON! Wait, that was more than six degrees… There’s a lot of terminology out there about the different ways search engines, Google in particular, display their search results. Two of the most oft confused are the snippets, both… Read More

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Google AdWords For Beginners: What to Prioritize When Starting Out

by Emily Reiffer @ How To Make Money Online

Google AdWords For Beginners. Many bloggers are adding an additional stream of traffic to their websites! Pay Per Click Advertising! [PPC] The big advantage of PPC traffic is that you can buy traffic that is targeted and likely to convert. While this guide is aimed at Google AdWords beginners, we are including additional step by ...

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Top 40 Plus Size Sewing Blogs and Websites By Plus Size Seamstresses

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 40 Plus Size Sewing blogs Plus Size Sewing Blogs List The Best Plus Size Sewing blogs from thousands of top Plus Size Sewing blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity […]

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Majestic Blog - The largest open link map in the world

Majestic Blog - The largest open link map in the world


Majestic Blog

The largest open link map in the world

A Complete List of Blog Sites

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

Last updated September 6th, 2017 Welcome to the complete list of all the blog sites on the web (that we could find!) where you might consider starting a blog for the first time. The goal is to give you a list of all the options out there so you can start researching to determine what...

The Ultimate On-Site SEO Guide for Your Online Store

by Itamar Gero @ How To Make Money Online

eCommerce Search Engine Optimization – The Ultimate On-Site SEO Guide… As bloggers and Store Owners we want to make our websites appeal to both search engines and users. A search engine ‘looks’ at a website quite differently to us humans.  Your website design, fancy graphics and well written blog posts count for nothing if you ...

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Are Press Releases Still Good for SEO?

by Peter Cunningham @ Keyword Performance, LLC.

In the old, pre-Penguin days of search engine optimization, syndicated press releases were a popular method of link-building. Businesses would wait for something newsworthy, put together a release, and distribute it via services like PR Web. Now, Google has explicitly stated that press release links will not help rankings. Almost any syndicated press release comes […]

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How to Use Competitors to Learn Search Engine Optimization

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

Three SEO Practices I Used on My Poetry Sites The first time I created a website, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. [...]

Top SEO Blogs to read in 2017 - Feedspot Blog

Top SEO Blogs to read in 2017 - Feedspot Blog


Feedspot Blog

Top SEO blogs The best SEO blogs from thousands of top SEO blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. Also called as Search Engine Optimization blog list. Submit Your Blog SUBMIT BLOG Rank Blog Name Facebook Fans Twitter Followers Alexa Rank 1 The Moz Blog+ Follow …

7 Secrets To Writing A Best Selling Book That Sold 2 Million Copies!

by Jerry Gillies @ How To Make Money Online

How To Write A Best Selling Book… Most successful bloggers dream of writing a best selling book one day. A book that will impact the lives of MILLIONS! In this article best selling author Jerry Gillies reveals his own personal secrets on how to write a best selling book. Jerry wrote the 2 Million selling ...

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What ”Call Mom” Has to Do With Search Volume and Your Content Strategy

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Did you know, that on average the keyword ”Call Mom” is searched for 300K times per month in the US and 99% of that is from smartphones? Whether or not on purpose, in this case (the voice function sends its regards), the information on the device distribution of the keyword search volume is worth its weight […]

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Outsourcing SEO Work

by Julie Garcia @ SEO Girl Powa

Advertising is an integral part of any business and it is one of the biggest investments that the business makes. So the business owners try to look [...]

Adwords Script to Pause Campaigns When Clients Owe You Money

by Daniel Duriš @ Pizza SEO Blog

This historically first script by Pizza SEO automatically pauses campaigns in your client accounts based on the condition you set. We use them to automatically pause campaigns of clients that have forgotten to pay their deposit for credit or invoice due. We automatically generate and update the list of unpaid invoices with company identifier (usually […]

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4 Easy Blogging Prompts For Entrepreneurs (Or Anyone)

by gdigital @ Tactive Digital

Whenever I talk to entrepreneurs about the importance of blogging, I usually get the same pained look and exasperated question: “But where am I supposed to get all that content?” Many of them feel like without big marketing or PR engines helping them track down relevant topics, they don’t have the time or brainpower to create…

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B2B Content Marketing: How To Charm Other Businesses Into Buying

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Are you just now looking into content marketing for your B2B business? Well hurry up, you’re late! Right now, nearly 90% of all business-to-business companies use content marketing as a part of their marketing strategy. If you’re not, that you means you are missing out on customers that are right now being funneled toward the competition. But don’t worry. I’ve got your back. In this blog, we’re going to find out all about how content ...

How To Do SEO For Existing Website And Increase Your ROI

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Many people create a website with their own set of preferences, which generally tend to include the visual design and the information they want to get across. These two things have a fraction of the impact of SEO, but because they’re considered ‘artistic’ as opposed to ‘technical’, it’s easier to get creative with them, so people are more motivated to do them. That’s a mistake. But don’t worry! It’s one that you can easily start ...

056: The Art Of The Launch (Plus Two Big Marketing Opportunities In 2017) w/John Lee Dumas

056: The Art Of The Launch (Plus Two Big Marketing Opportunities In 2017) w/John Lee Dumas

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

You may not know this, but when Tim Ferriss was launching his enormously successful Podcast, my guest today was one of just a few veteran podcasters Tim reached out to ask for advise. That makes sense. John’s show, EOFire, receives over 1.5 million monthly listens (and Tim’s show has crossed over 100 million downloads total). I was lucky to […]

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SEO for Blog Posts: The “All-You-Need-To-Know” Guide

SEO for Blog Posts: The “All-You-Need-To-Know” Guide


BloggerJet

You’ve been publishing new articles on your blog for a few months now, but the traffic from Google just won’t grow. Don’t worry, this is a very common situation that bloggers are facing in the early days. All you need is some proper knowledge on optimizing your blog posts for Google. And here’s a cool …

Google AdWords & Shopping: These Companies Advertise The Most

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have analyzed the two most important advertising forms in the U.S. search results of google.com – Google AdWords and Google Shopping (Product Listing Ads, PLA). The results of the study can be downloaded as a whitepaper below. It contains findings about the 10 biggest advertisers in AdWords & Shopping as well as information about the […]

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Emotional SEO: Finding your online Cookie Monster

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Apple’s latest iPhone 6s ad, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster becomes the perfect pitchmonster for the Siri voice assistant. He uses it to set a timer for (you guessed it) baking cookies, and then agonizingly waits while also having Siri play Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”. It’s emotional marketing at its best: For millions […]

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Why Do Companies Underfund SEO?

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Search engine optimization is often underfunded and misunderstood. When resourced appropriately, however, it can produce a cycle of positive performance that keeps building. The most common reason that organizations tend to ...

6 Best Smartphone Overhead Tripods (So Far)

by Karrar Haider @ Hongkiat

Whether you run a food blog or looking to take some product photos, the best way to capture it is through overhead photography as it helps focus on what is important by removing the dimensions. However, it’s not easy to take photos from above at 90° angle, especially, if you’re looking to do some mobile…

The CRUFT Crusher (5 of 9 Winning Plays)

by The Inflow Team @ SEO – Inflow

Performing a content audit to determine which pages should be improved and which should be removed/pruned from Google’s index is an effective and scalable SEO tactic that Inflow has written extensively about in publications like Moz, the Oracle blog, and blogs by Kevy, Kapost, Shopify, Lemonstand, BigCommerce, and more. Part of our eCommerce Marketing Playbook,

Alexa, How Do I Beat Amazon? Online and The Big Brand Conundrum

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As the world of online search increasingly gets more technical, with sophisticated algorithms and voice commands becoming an essential part of  everyone’s marketing toolkit, we in the industry must continue to remind ourselves that our core mission is to address the needs of humans who are looking for online moments that matter. Wil Reynolds, founder of Seer […]

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Site Structure Optimization with Searchmetrics Suite – Part 1: the Optimum Setup

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Site Structure Optimization (SSO) we provide users of the Searchmetrics Suite with an overview of the technical performance of their web projects. Whether it’s a question of titles & descriptions, crawling errors, loading times or link distributions: we analyze your websites, list all the information that is relevant for you – and give you […]

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Mobile-First Index Audit Report of 5 Leading Sites

by Tyson Braun @ seoClarity

True: the mobile-first index might still be months away. As Gary Illyes revealed during SMX Advanced in Seattle: “We don’t […]

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#52: How to Use Short Video Clips on Facebook

#52: How to Use Short Video Clips on Facebook

by Amy @ Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

If you've been following this blog (or podcast) for a while, you know we've come a long way since the days when everything about online marketing started and ended with Facebook. Still, we all know that social media and Facebook in particular remain a BIG part of how we drive traffic to our websites, build community, grow our […]

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Stamp Your PPC Ad Copy – Improve CTR the Old-Fashioned Way

by Kerri McCarthy @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Does your brand have any registered, copyrighted or trademarked terms? If so, you should absolutely include the symbol in your text ads for improved performance. Yes! These little guys: ® © ™ This is not a new tactic in PPC ads by any means, but so many businesses aren’t taking advantage of it. The expected… Read More

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Can I use blackhat article spinning (spintax) for whitehat purposes?

by Patrick Coombe @ Paul Shapiro's Search Wilderness

Whilst chatting in our office last week, reminiscing of ye old SEO tactics such as article spinning, automated backlink tools, etc, we started talking about article spinning and how it might have some legitimate value in certain use cases. But first, let’s just one thing straight: In no way do I / we condone the […]

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Engineering Content Serendipity and Loyalty at Collision

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

collision | kəˈliZHən/ | noun an instance of one moving object or person striking violently against another. Synonyms: crash, accident, impact, smash, bump, hit, fender bender, wreck, pileup An  event of two or more records being assigned the same identifier or location in memory. From the definition above, Collision sounds like something that should be avoided all […]

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SEO SpyGlass vs Other Backlink Checkers: the Story of One Test

by Link-Assistant.Com @ SEO Blog of Link-Assistant.Com

Dear SEO SpyGlass users, I am writing this as an answer to many questions that arose after Matthew Woodward published the results of his experiment where he compared the performance of the industry’s several top backlink checkers: SEO SpyGlass Majestic SEO Ahrefs Open Site Explorer (SEOmoz) Raven Tools The experiment involved 3 websites and the […]

Need a Mobile App? Pick One from a Google App Pack

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

    Mobile search surpassed desktop search last April and hasn’t looked back.  The mobile discovery mechanism has changed too. Where once you were lucky to get discovered by being an Editor’s Pick in an app store or on a Top 10 list at Lifehacker and elsewhere, Google is taking steps to put search in […]

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001: Marie Haynes on Google Penalties

001: Marie Haynes on Google Penalties

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Marie Haynes, an expert on Google Penalties and Technical SEO to discuss Google updates, algorithms and more. Learn about some of the updates like Panda, Penguin, Fantom - how to fix them - and what Google may have in store for the future.

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080: Dana DiTomaso’s Rules, Tools and Tactics of SEO Success [Must Listen]

080: Dana DiTomaso’s Rules, Tools and Tactics of SEO Success [Must Listen]

by Dan Shure @ Evolving SEO

Dana is exactly the type of guest I had in mind when I named this show ‘Experts’ on the Wire. The word expert is certainly overused. But to me, an expert is someone who actually has a depth of experience around what they are talking about AND can explain it fluently and clearly with the audience […]

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5 Radiant Writing Secrets Inspired by ‘Charlotte’s Web’

by Caitlin Burgess @ Online Marketing Blog – TopRank®

Some pig. Terrific. Radiant. Humble. In the classic E.B. White novel, Charlotte’s Web, these simple yet impactful words save a life and make another better. And for prolific writer, marketer and speaker Ann Handley, these words also make the title character the best content marketer in the world. “In just four [phrases] she had to [...]

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How to Use Tags on Your Blog or Website

by Michael Gray @ Graywolf's SEO Blog

In my opinion one of the more powerful and underutilized tools of a blog or website is the ability to tag your pages and posts. That said, effectively using  tags isn’t easy or straightforward. In this post I’ll take you through some examples of how to use tags and get the most out of them, the pitfalls to watch out ... [Continue reading How to Use Tags on Your Blog or Website]

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How to Get an ROI from SEO

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

The acronyms “ROI” and “SEO” don’t often go together in the agency world. I’ve been guilty of focusing on SEO-driven KPIs such keyword rankings, backlinks, and organic search traffic. But here’s the truth: Businesses only want one thing… RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT. When they invest $24,000 into a SEO campaign, they want MORE than $24,000 […]

Google Brand-eCommerce “Update” causing fluctuations

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the recent days the rumors of a new Google update went viral. Many webmasters have seen ranking fluctuations, but so far Google has not provided any detailed information. We had a look at the changes on search engine results pages, which mainly affect brands e-commerce and apparently mobile rankings. Both developments seem to not […]

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Technical SEO: BS. Own it. The Slides and the Links

by Ian Lurie @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

Here are the slides and links from “Technically, SEO,” in which I ranted, raved and talked about technical SEO for marketers. This focuses on issues I found on automotive industry sites, but it all holds true everywhere. The Deck BS: Own It – Technical SEO for Marketers from Ian Lurie Random Me, on Twitter I… Read More

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6 SEO Best Practices for Events

by Shannon Walsh @ SEO Blog Posts – Portent

There are so many moving parts when running an event large or small that it’s easy to let online optimization be an afterthought. Sidelining SEO, however, means missing out on a lot of organic visitors and awareness. A solid organic presence makes a huge difference in attracting more attendees’ year after year. Here are five… Read More

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SEO: Content Cruft Cleanup Case Study

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

If you’ve been paying attention to a lot of the case studies in various SEO blogs, you’ll see more and more articles about content pruning,

The 2017 State of Enterprise SEO Report

by Tania German @ seoClarity

What’s Working, What’s Not, and How Enterprise SEO Teams are Preparing for the Future The field of SEO is evolving […]

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How to SEO Your Articles for Maximum Page Views

by Julie Garcia @ Women in SEO – SEO Girl Powa

Create Search Engine Friendly Content that Draws More Website or Blog Visitors Writing SEO friendly web content helps improve your visibility, page views and ultimately [...]

045: Copywriting – From Unbearable… To Unstoppable w/Pamela Wilson

045: Copywriting – From Unbearable… To Unstoppable w/Pamela Wilson

by @ Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media)

Your copywriting… the words you use – can be the difference between a sale or silence. On the web … words. They’re everything! (Yes I know there’s videos and images – but your message – starts with copy). My guest today, Pamela Wilson of Rainmaker Digital (CopyBlogger) is here to save us from bad copywriting! […]

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How to Hire a Freelancer and Grow Your Blogging Empire

by Ramsay @ Blog Tyrant: Start a Successful Blog

If you want to build a successful blog you might just need to hire a freelancer. In fact, if you look at almost any blog or website that is making six-figures or more they all have one thing in common: a team of awesome people helping them out. Hiring a full time staff member, however,...

Responsive Design for Mobile SEO

by Aaron Wall @ SEO Book

Why Is Mobile So Important?

If you look just at your revenue numbers as a publisher, it is easy to believe mobile is of limited importance. In our last post I mentioned an AdAge article highlighting how the New York Times was generating over half their traffic from mobile with it accounting for about 10% of their online ad revenues.

Large ad networks (Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, etc.) can monetize mobile *much* better than other publishers can because they aggressively blend the ads right into the social stream or search results, causing them to have a much higher CTR than ads on the desktop. Bing recently confirmed the same trend RKG has highlighted about Google's mobile ad clicks:

While mobile continues to be an area of rapid and steady growth, we are pleased to report that the Yahoo Bing Network’s search and click volumes from smart phone users have more than doubled year-over-year. Click volumes have generally outpaced growth in search volume

Those ad networks want other publishers to make their sites mobile friendly for a couple reasons...

  • If the downstream sites are mobile friendly, then users are more likely to go back to the central ad / search / social networks more often & be more willing to click out on the ads from them.
  • If mobile is emphasized in importance, then those who are critical of the value of the channel may eat some of the blame for relative poor performance, particularly if they haven't spent resources optimizing user experience on the channel.

Further Elevating the Importance of Mobile

Google has hinted at the importance of having a mobile friendly design, labeling friendly sites, testing labeling slow sites & offering tools to test how mobile friendly a site design is.

Today Google put out an APB warning they are going to increase the importance of mobile friendly website design:

Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.

In the past Google would hint that they were working to clean up link spam or content farms or website hacking and so on. In some cases announcing such efforts was done to try to discourage investment in the associated strategies, but it is quite rare that Google pre-announces an algorithmic shift which they state will be significant & they put an exact date on it.

I wouldn't recommend waiting until the last day to implement the design changes, as it will take Google time to re-crawl your site & recognize if the design is mobile friendly.

Those who ignore the warning might be in for significant pain.

Some sites which were hit by Panda saw a devastating 50% to 70% decline in search traffic, but given how small mobile phone screen sizes are, even ranking just a couple spots lower could cause an 80% or 90% decline in mobile search traffic.

Another related issue referenced in the above post was tying in-app content to mobile search personalization:

Starting today, we will begin to use information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed. As a result, we may now surface content from indexed apps more prominently in search. To find out how to implement App Indexing, which allows us to surface this information in search results, have a look at our step-by-step guide on the developer site.

Google also announced today they are extending AdWords-styled ads to their Google Play search results, so they now have a direct economic incentive to allow app activity to bleed into their organic ranking factors.

m. Versus Responsive Design

Some sites have a separate m. version for mobile visitors, while other sites keep consistent URLs & employ responsive design. How the m. version works is on the regular version of their site (say like www.seobook.com) a webmaster could add an alternative reference to the mobile version in the head section of the document

<link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" href="http://m.seobook.com/" >

...and then on the mobile version, they would rel=canonical it back to the desktop version, likeso...

<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.seobook.com/" >

With the above sort of code in place, Google would rank the full version of the site on desktop searches & the m. version in mobile search results.

3 or 4 years ago it was a toss up as to which of these 2 options would win, but over time it appears the responsive design option is more likely to win out.

2017 Update: Google confirmed in June of 2017 they prefer responsive designs, as in 2018 they intend to move to a mobile-first index of the web. In the past the m. version was simply a relational pointer, but when the mobile version of a page becomes the default version of a page, then if it lacks content that was on the desktop version of the page that missing content will not be in the search index on mobile or desktop.

Here are a couple reasons responsive is likely to win out as a better solution:

  • If people share a mobile-friendly URL on Twitter, Facebook or other social networks & the URL changes, then when someone on a desktop computer clicks on the shared m. version of the page with fewer ad units & less content on the page, then the publisher is providing a worse user experience & is losing out on incremental monetization they would have achieved with the additional ad units.
  • While some search engines and social networks might be good at consolidating the performance of the same piece of content across multiple URL versions, some of them will periodically mess it up. That in turn will lead in some cases to lower rankings in search results or lower virality of content on social networks.
  • Over time there is an increasing blur between phones and tablets with phablets. Some high pixel density screens on cross over devices may appear large in terms of pixel count, but still not have particularly large screens, making it easy for users to misclick on the interface.
  • When Bing gave their best practices for mobile, they stated: "Ideally, there shouldn’t be a difference between the “mobile-friendly” URL and the “desktop” URL: the site would automatically adjust to the device — content, layout, and all." In that post Bing shows some examples of m. versions of sites ranking in their mobile search results, however for smaller & lesser known sites they may not rank the m. version the way they do for Yelp or Wikipedia, which means that even if you optimize the m. version of the site to a great degree, that isn't the version all mobile searchers will see. Back in 2012 Bing also stated their preference for a single version of a URL, in part based on lowering crawl traffic & consolidation of ranking signals.

In addition to responsive web design & separate mobile friendly URLs, a third configuration option is dynamic serving, which uses the Vary HTTP header to detect the user-agent & use that to drive the layout. For large, complex & high-traffic sites (and sites with numerous staff programmers & designers) dynamic serving is perhaps the best optimization solution because you can optimize the images and code to lower bandwidth costs and response times. Most smaller sites will likely rely on responsive design rather than dynamic serving, in large part because it is quicker & cheaper to implement, and most are not running sites large enough to where the incremental bandwidth provides a significant incremental expense to their business.

Solutions for Quickly Implementing Responsive Design

New Theme / Design

If your site hasn't been updated in years you might be suprised at what you find available on sites like ThemeForest for quite reasonable prices. Many of the options are responsive out of the gate & look good with a day or two of customization. Theme subscription services like WooThemes and Elegant Themes also have responsive options.

Child Themes

Some of the default Wordpress themes are responsive. Creating a child theme is quite easy. The popular Thesis and Studiopress frameworks also offer responsive skins.

PSD to HTML HTML to Responsive HTML

Some of the PSD to HTML conversion services like PSD 2 HTML, HTML Slicemate & XHTML Chop offer responsive design conversion of existing HTML sites in as little as a day or two, though you will likely need to do at least a few minor changes when you put the designs live to compensate for issues like third party ad units and other minor issues.

If you have an existing Wordpress theme, you might want to see if you can zip it up and send it to them, or else they may make your new theme as a child theme of 2015 or such. If you are struggling to get them to convert your Wordpress theme over (like they are first converting it to a child theme of 2015 or such) then another option would be to have them do a static HTML file conversion (instead of a Wordpress conversion) and then feed that through a theme creation tool like Themespress.

For simple hand rolled designs there are a variety of grid generator tools, which can make it reasonably easy to replace some old school table-based designs with divs. Many of the themes for sale in marketplaces like Theme Forest also use a multi-column div grid based system.

Other Things to Look Out For

Third Party Plug-ins & Ad Code Gotchas

Google allows webmasters to alter the ad calls on their mobile responsive AdSense ad units to show different sized ad units to different screen sizes & skip showing some ad units on smaller screens. An AdSense code example is included in an expandable section at the bottom of this page.

<style type="text/css">
.adslot_1 { display:inline-block; width: 320px; height: 50px; }
@media (max-width: 400px) { .adslot_1 { display: none; } }
@media (min-width:500px) { .adslot_1 { width: 468px; height: 60px; } }
@media (min-width:800px) { .adslot_1 { width: 728px; height: 90px; } }
</style>
<ins class="adsbygoogle adslot_1"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-1234"
data-ad-slot="5678"></ins>
<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>
<script>(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});</script>

For other ads which perhaps don't have a "mobile friendly" option you could use CSS to either set the ad unit to display none or to set the ad unit to overflow using code like either of the following

hide it:

@media only screen and (max-width: ___px) {
     .bannerad {
          display: none;
     }
}

overflow it:

@media only screen and (max-width: ___px) {
     .ad-unit {
          max-width: ___px;
          overflow: scroll;
     }
}

Images are another tricky point.

img {
height:auto;
max-width:100%;
}

Here are a few other general responsive CSS tricks.

Before Putting Your New Responsive Site Live...

Back up your old site before putting the new site live.

For static HTML sites or sites with PHP or SHTML includes & such...

  • Download a copy of your existing site to local.
  • Rename that folder to something like sitename.com-OLDVERSION
  • Upload the sitename.com-OLDVERSION folder to your server. If anything goes drastically wrong during your conversion process you can rename the new site design to something like sitename.com-HOSED then set the sitename.com-OLDVERSION folder to sitename.com to quickly restore the site.
  • Download your site to local again.
  • Ensure your new site design is using a different CSS folder or CSS filename such that they old and new versions of the design can be live at the same time while you are editing the site.
  • Create a test file with the responsive design on your site & test that page until things work well enough.
  • Once that page works well enough, test changing your homepage over to the new design & then save and upload it to verify it works properly. In addition to using your cell phone you could see how it looks on a variety of devices via the mobile browser testing emulation tool in Chrome, or a wide array of third party tools like: MobileTest.me, MobileMoxy Device Emulator, iPadPeek, Mobile Phone Emulator, Browshot, Matt Kersley's responsive web design testing tool, BrowserStack, Cross Browser Testing, & the W3C mobileOK Checker. Paid services like Keynote offer manual testing rather than emulation on a wide variety of devices. There is also paid downloadable desktop emulation software like Multi-browser view.
  • Once you have the general "what needs changed in each file" down, then use find & replace to bulk edit the remaining files to make the changes to make them responsive.
  • Use a tool like FileZilla to quickly bulk upload the files.
  • Look through key pages and if there are only a few minor errors then fix them and re-upload them. If things are majorly screwed up then revert to the old design being live and schedule a do over on the upgrade.
  • If you have a decently high traffic site, it might make sense to schedule the above process for late Friday night or an off hour on the weekend, such that if anything goes astray you have fewer people seeing the errors while you frantically rush to fix them. :)
  • If you want to view your top pages you could export that data from your web analytics to verify all those pages look good. If you wanted to view every page of your site 1 at a time after the change, you could use a tool like Xenu Link Sleuth or Screaming Frog SEO Spider to crawl your site & export a list of URLs into a spreadsheet. Then you could take the URLs from that spreadsheet and put them a chunk at a time into a tool like URL Opener.

If you have little faith in the above test-it-live "methodology" & would prefer a slower & lower stress approach, you could create a test site on another domain name for testing purposes. Just be sure to include a noindex directive in the robots.txt file or password protect access to the site while testing. When you get things worked out on it, make sure your internal links are referencing the correct domain name, and that you have removed any block via robots.txt or password protection.

For a site with a CMS the above process is basically the same, except for how you might need to create a different backup. If you are uploading a Wordpress or Drupal theme, then change the name at least slightly so you can keep the old and new designs live at the same time so you can quickly switch back to the old design if you need to.

If you have a mixed site with Wordpress & static files or such then it might make sense to test changing the static files first, get those to work well & then create a Wordpress theme after that.

Update: at a conference a Googler named Zineb Ait Bahajji recently stated they expect this update to impact more sites than Panda and Penguin have. And Google recently started sending out mobile usability warning messages in bulk:

Google systems have tested 2,790 pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these 2,790 pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users.

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