Spot Zero is Gone — Here’s What We Know After 30 Days

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Posted by PJ_Howland As you are probably aware by now, recent updates have changed the world of search optimization. On January 22nd Google, in its infinite wisdom, decided that the URL that has earned the featured snippet in a SERP would not have the additional spot in that SERP. This also means that from now...

The Power of "Is": A Featured Snippet Case Study

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Posted by EricSerdar I’m not a literary scholar, but I believe it was Hamlet that said “to have a featured snippet or not to have a featured snippet?” Ever since featured snippets came onto the scene, sites have been trying to secure them. My team and I wanted in on this craze. Throughout our journey...

Google’s January 2020 Core Update: Has the Dust Settled?

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Posted by Dr-Pete On January 13th, MozCast measured significant algorithm flux lasting about three days (the dotted line shows the 30-day average prior to the 13th, which is consistent with historical averages) … That same day, Google announced the release of a core update dubbed the January 2020 Core Update (in line with their recent...

The Dirty Little Featured Snippet Secret: Where Humans Rely on Algorithmic Intervention [Case Study]

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Posted by brodieclarkconsulting I recently finished a project where I was tasked to investigate why a site (that receives over one million organic visits per month) does not rank for any featured snippets. This is obviously an alarming situation, since ~15% of all result pages, according to the MozCast, have a featured snippet as a SERP...

How to Scale Your Content Marketing: Tips from Our Journey to 100,000 Words a Month

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Posted by JotFormmarketing In the fall of 2018 our CEO had a simple yet head-exploding request of the JotForm marketing and growth teams: Produce 100,000 words of high-quality written content in a single month. All types of content would count toward the goal, including posts on our own blog, help guides, template descriptions, and guest...

The True Value of Top Publisher Links

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Posted by KristinTynski I’m often asked about what results are earned through content marketing and digital PR. So I decided to take a data-driven approach to quantifying the value of links from top-tier press mentions by looking at the aggregate improvements seen by a group of domains that have enjoyed substantial press attention in the...

What Do High-Performance E-Commerce Websites Do Differently? Results from the 2020 KPI Study

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Posted by Alan_Coleman Hello Moz readers, We’re proud to bring some insights from the Wolfgang E-Commerce KPI Study 2020. The annual study provides KPI benchmark data which allow digital marketers analyze their 2019 performance and plan their 2020. The most popular section in the report amongst Moz readers has always been the conversion correlation, where...

6 fatal mistakes in lead generation strategy

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Competition is fierce in digital channels, and it’s tougher than ever to cut through the noise. Driving traffic is one challenge, but it’s another to convert that traffic into sales-qualified leads. In this article, I’ll walk through six fatal mistakes in lead generation that I’ve seen time and time again. We’re not talking about the...

2020 Local SEO Success: How to Feed, Fight, and Flip Google

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Posted by MiriamEllis Image credit: Migaspinto If you own or market a business location that makes a real-world community more serviceable, diverse, and strong, I’m on your side. I love interesting towns and cities, with a wide array of useful goods and services. Nothing in my career satisfies me more than advising any brand that’s...

Better Site Speed: 4 Outside-the-Box Ideas

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Posted by Tom-Anthony Most of us have done site speed audits, or seen audits done by others. These can be really helpful for businesses, but I often find they’re quite narrow in focus. Typically we use well-known tools that throw up a bunch of things to look at, and then we dive into things from...