Category Archives: SEO

What SEOs Can Learn from AdWords – Whiteboard Friday

Organic and paid search aren’t always at odds; there are times when there’s benefit in knowing how they work together. Taking the time to know the ins and outs of AdWords can improve your rankings and on-site experience. In today’s edition of Whiteboard Friday, our fabulous guest host Dana DiTomaso explains how SEOs can improve

Announcing the 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey

It has been another year (and a half) since the last publication of the Local Search Ranking Factors, and local search continues to see significant growth and change. The biggest shift this year is happening in Google My Business signals, but we’re also seeing an increase in the importance of reviews and continued decreases in

3 Empowering Small Business Tips for Today, 2019, and a Better Future

“American business is overwhelmingly small business.” – SBE Council Small businesses have created 61.8% of net new jobs in the US since the early 1990s. Local business is big business. Let’s celebrate this in honor of Small Business Saturday with 3 strategies that will support independent business owners this week, and in the better future

YouTube SEO: Top Factors to Invest In – Whiteboard Friday

If you have an audience on YouTube, are you doing everything you can to reach them? Inspired by a large-scale study from Justin Briggs, Rand covers the top factors to invest in when it comes to YouTube SEO in this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday. Click on the whiteboard image above

What Do You Do When You Lose Organic Traffic to Google SERP Features?

Google’s increasing dominance of their own search engine results pages (SERPs) has kicked up a lot of panic and controversy in the SEO industry. As Barry Adams pointed out on Twitter recently, this move by Google is not exactly new, but it does feel like Google has suddenly placed their foot on the accelerator: I

The Advanced Guide to Keyword Clustering

If your goal is to grow your organic traffic, you have to think about SEO in terms of “product/market fit.” Keyword research is the “market” (what users are actually searching for) and content is the “product” (what users are consuming). The “fit” is optimization. To grow your organic traffic, you need your content to mirror

The Difference Between URL Structure and Information Architecture – Whiteboard Friday

Questions about URL structure and information architecture are easy to get confused, but it’s an important distinction to maintain. IA tends to be more impactful than URL decisions alone, but advice given around IA often defaults to suggestions on how to best structure your URLs. In this Whiteboard Friday, Will Critchlow helps us distinguish between

What the Local Customer Service Ecosystem Looks Like in 2019

Everything your brand does in the new year should support just one goal: better local customer service. Does this sound too simple? Doesn’t marketing brim with a thousand different tasks? Of course — but if the goal of each initiative isn’t to serve the customer better, it’s time for a change of business heart. By

How Do Sessions Work in Google Analytics? – Whiteboard Friday

One of these sessions is not like the other. Google Analytics data is used to support tons of important work, ranging from our everyday marketing reporting all the way to investment decisions. To that end, it’s integral that we’re aware of just how that data works. In this week’s edition of Whiteboard Friday, we welcome

Building Links with Great Content – Natural Syndication Networks

The debate is over and the results are clear: the best way to improve domain authority is to generate large numbers of earned links from high-authority publishers. Getting these links is not possible via: Link exchanges Buying links Private Blog Networks, or PBNs Comment links Paid native content or sponsored posts Any other method you