Algorithm updates got you down? You’re not alone. Columnist Jamie Pitman shares highlights from a BrightLocal survey seeking to understand the ways that algorithm updates impact SEO practitioners’ jobs. Jamie Pitman on December 28, 2017 As SEOs working in the weeds with our clients each day, it can sometimes be hard to truly see … Continue reading From algo to aggro: How SEOs really feel about Google algorithm updates
Columnist Eric Enge summarizes a session from the recent SMX Advanced conference on Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Eric Enge on July 12, 2017 At the SMX Advanced conference in Seattle this year, Ranna Zhou from Google, Scott Sala from iProspect and Paul Shapiro from Catalyst all took deep dives into Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). In … Continue reading AMP for Advanced SEOs: SMX Advanced insights
Columnist Casie Gillette recaps a session from SMX Advanced on how to identify and respond to algorithm updates in an era where they are rarely announced or confirmed by Google. Casie Gillette on June 20, 2017 Times have changed. Gone are the days of yearly algorithm updates that would upend the search results … Continue reading What advanced SEOs need to know about algorithm updates
Search engine optimization (SEO) and content marketing have a lot of overlap, but they’re still separate disciplines. Columnist Stoney deGeyter discusses who should ultimately own content optimization. Stoney deGeyter on June 8, 2017 Content marketing and SEO are pretty closely related in the digital marketing sphere, but they can also be miles apart in … Continue reading Who should optimize content: SEOs or content writers?
Timothy Carter — March 23, 2017 Follow @TimothyCarter— March 23, 2017 Search engine optimizers (SEO) like myself are typically forced to juggle multiple responsibilities at once. Depending on the size and scope of our teams, we’re in charge of planning strategies, creating content, making technical changes, doing publisher outreach, nurturing our campaigns, and even following … Continue reading The One Thing Holding Most SEOs Back From Success
The road ahead looks rough for local SEO practitioners and agencies, but is there hope? Columnist Andrew Shotland takes a look at what recent trends mean for those who serve local search clients. Andrew Shotland on December 20, 2016 It was bad enough that Prince, Leonard Cohen and Mrs. Brady checked out in 2016, but … Continue reading Can SEOs make local search great again in 2017?
by Matt SouthernOctober 18, 2016 After conducting an SEO audit, the next step for a majority of SEOs is to tackle the technical side first. This is very closely followed by on-page SEO. Off-page SEO fell to the bottom of the list, while many don’t approach the job in any particular order, indicating they prefer … Continue reading 39% of SEOs Tackle Technical SEO First [DATA]
Columnist Janet Driscoll Miller explains why you might not be accurately accounting for organic search referrals since the upgrade to Universal Analytics — and details how to fix this issue. Janet Driscoll Miller on September 5, 2016 When doing search engine optimization, either for clients or as an in-house marketer, we must accurately measure … Continue reading How a Google Analytics change may be skewing your view of SEO’s value
Want to be great at search engine optimization? Columnist John Lincoln believes that this requires more than just deep SEO knowledge — it’s about building good habits, too. John Lincoln on August 12, 2016 If you want to be a successful SEO, it’s a great idea to imitate your peers who are ranking sites … Continue reading The 4 daily habits of the most successful SEOs
Have you received an offer for a link that seems too good to be true? According to columnist Tony Edward, it probably is. Tony Edward on June 28, 2016 Recently, one of my clients received an unsolicited email from a person named “Nicholas Salmons” offering to feature their business on Huffingtonpost.com with a do-follow … Continue reading Beware of shady link schemes from black-hat SEOs