Tag Archives: SEO

The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Technical SEO – Whiteboard Friday

We’ve arrived at one of the meatiest SEO topics in our series: technical SEO. In this fifth part of the One-Hour Guide to SEO, Rand covers essential technical topics from crawlability to internal link structure to subfolders and far more. Watch on for a firmer grasp of technical SEO fundamentals! Click on the whiteboard image above

The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Keyword Targeting & On-Page Optimization – Whiteboard Friday

We’ve covered strategy, keyword research, and how to satisfy searcher intent — now it’s time to tackle optimizing the webpage itself! In the fourth part of the One-Hour Guide to SEO, Rand offers up an on-page SEO checklist to start you off on your way towards perfectly optimized and keyword-targeted pages. If you missed them, check

How to Diagnose and Solve JavaScript SEO Issues in 6 Steps

It’s rather common for companies to build their websites using modern JavaScript frameworks and libraries like React, Angular, or Vue. It’s obvious by now that the web has moved away from plain HTML and has entered the era of JS. While there is nothing unusual with a business willing to take advantage of the latest

Now Live for Your SEO Learning Pleasure: The NEW Beginner’s Guide to SEO!

It feels like it’s been a king’s age since we first began our long journey to rewrite and revamp the Beginner’s Guide to SEO. For all the long months of writing and rewriting, of agonizing over details and deleting/replacing sections every so often as Google threw us for a loop, it’s hard to believe it’s finally ready

Topical SEO: 7 Advanced Concepts of Link Relevance & Google Rankings

Links matter for SEO. A lot. Most marketers understand that links to websites count as “votes” on the web. Google — and other search engines — use these votes to rank web pages in search results. The more votes a page accumulates, the better that page’s chances of ranking in search results. This is the

The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Searcher Satisfaction – Whiteboard Friday

Satisfying your searchers is a big part of what it means to be successful in modern SEO. And optimal searcher satisfaction means gaining a deep understanding of them and the queries they use to search. In this section of the One-Hour Guide to SEO, Rand covers everything you need to know about how to satisfy searchers,

How to Design an SEO Quiz for Your Prospective SEO Manager

Use this guide to create an SEO skills test and hire the most qualified SEO Manager for your team! I was a new team lead. I knew the ins and outs of being a good SEO and a good content creator, but within my first month as a manager I faced a challenge I had

The 5 SEO Recommendations That Matter in the End

One of the biggest challenges in SEO is measuring impact — we know what matters (or doesn’t matter) until the rules of the game have changed. And when they do, we’re all scrambling to find a baseline again.  I decided to put together a list of what I consider to be steadfast SEO recommendations. This list

The One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 2: Keyword Research – Whiteboard Friday

Before doing any SEO work, it’s important to get a handle on your keyword research. Aside from helping to inform your strategy and structure your content, you’ll get to know the needs of your searchers, the search demand landscape of the SERPs, and what kind of competition you’re up against. In the second part of the

SEO Is a Means to an End: How Do You Prove Your Value to Clients?

“Prove it” is pretty much the name of the game at this point. As SEOs, we invest so much effort into finding opportunities for our clients, executing strategies, and on the best days, getting the results we set out to achieve. That’s why it feels so deflating (not to mention mind-boggling) when, after all those