Tag Archives: SEO

5 Common Objections to SEO (& How to Respond) – Whiteboard Friday

How many of these have you heard over the years? Convincing clients and stakeholders that SEO is worth it is half the battle. From doubts about the value of its traffic to concerns over time and competition with other channels, it seems like there’s an argument against our jobs at every turn.  In today’s Whiteboard

How to Get Started Building Links for SEO

Search for information about SEO, and you’ll quickly discover three big themes: content, user experience, and links. If you’re just getting started with SEO, that last theme will likely seem a lot more confusing and challenging than the others. That’s because, while content and user experience are under the realm of our control, links aren’t…

Case Study: How a Media Company Grew 400% and Used SEO to Get Acquired

Disclaimer: I’m currently the Director of Demand Generation at Nextiva, and writing this case study post-mortem as the former VP of Marketing at Sales Hacker (Jan. 2017 – Sept. 2018). Every B2B company is investing in content marketing right now. Why? Because they all want the same thing: Search traffic that leads to website conversions, which

How to Screen and Recruit the Best SEO Content Writers

It’s easy to find writers; they’re everywhere — from a one-second Google search to asking on LinkedIn. But hiring the best ones? That’s the daunting task marketers and business owners face. And you do not just need writers, you need exceptional SEO content writers. Mainly because that’s what Google (aka the largest traffic driver of

The Ultimate Guide to SEO Meta Tags

Editor’s note: This post first appeared in April of 2017, but because SEO (and Google) changes so quickly, we figured it was time for a refresh! Meta tags represent the beginning of most SEO training, for better or for worse. I contemplated exactly how to introduce this topic because we always hear about the bad

Spying On Google: 5 Ways to Use Log File Analysis To Reveal Invaluable SEO Insights

Log File Analysis should be a part of every SEO pro’s tool belt, but most SEOs have never conducted one. Which means most SEOs are missing out on unique and invaluable insights that regular crawling tools just can’t produce.  Let’s demystify Log File Analysis so it’s not so intimidating. If you’re interested in the wonderful world of log

Podcasts in SERPs: Is Audio SEO the Next Frontier?

One of the many bits of news from Google I/O 2019 was that Google would soon start displaying podcasts in search results. “Soon” turned out to be very soon, as we’re already seeing these results surface. Here’s one from a search for our own podcast, MozPod: While the feature itself is interesting, and the fact

Rural Local SEO: A Marketing Package Strong on Education

Can your marketing agency make a profit working with low-budget clients in rural areas? Could you be overlooking a source of referrals, publicity, and professional satisfaction if you’re mainly focused on landing larger clients in urban locales? Clients in least-populated areas need to capture every customer they can get to be viable, including locals, new

7 Proven SEO Reporting Best Practices That Boost Client Retention

“Let’s hop on a call to go over this report.” Did you hear that? That was the collective sigh of SEOs everywhere. If we’re being honest, most of us probably view reporting the same way we view taking out the trash or folding the laundry. It’s a chore that robs us of time we could

10 Basic SEO Tips to Index + Rank New Content Faster – Whiteboard Friday

In SEO, speed is a competitive advantage. When you publish new content, you want users to find it ranking in search results as fast as possible. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks in the SEO toolbox to help you accomplish this goal. Sit back, turn up your volume, and let Cyrus Shepard show