The MozCon Virtual 2020 Final Agenda

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Posted by cheryldraper We’re just about a month out from this year’s MozCon and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve never considered it before, it’s high time you became acquainted with the idea of a “couchference” — a full-fledged conference held from the comfort of your home office space, real office space (depending on your...

Download the SEO’s Local Search Cheat Sheet!

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Posted by MiriamEllis What a juggling feat your SEO agency pulls off every day! On your best days, you’re keeping: Team members and clientsAll the moving marketing parts …in constant, useful motion. On your worst days, though, mistakes happen when: Communication breaks downStandard procedures aren’t understood company-widePeople feel rushed No local SEO agency or in-house...

Third-party vs. In-house Delivery: A Guide to Informed Choice

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Posted by MiriamEllis  Image credit: Robert Couse-Baker Before all else, gratitude to every delivery person, whether in-house or third party, doing the essential work of keeping households safer and supplied in these times. I’m dedicating today’s column to the manager of a nearby Sprouts grocery store who personally drove my order to my door...

The State of Local SEO Industry Report 2020, Announced

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Posted by MiriamEllis Moz’s very warmest thanks to the 1,453 respondents who volunteered time to contribute to this second installation of our industry survey. It’s rewarding to have such a large survey group; as this report details in high relief, the work of marketing a single business location can pass through a dozen hands. Owners,...

How to Network Online Like a Champ

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Posted by cheryldraper This conference season feels a bit different, doesn’t it? Where we’re usually globetrotting from event to event, this year most conferences have either postponed their dates or switched to online, remote-friendly formats, offering video sessions by top-notch speakers or live streams with open chats. But what about everyone’s favorite bonus during conference season —...

How-To Content Isn’t Going Anywhere (and What That Means for Your Strategy)

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Posted by amandamilligan I’m a big fan of the Lore podcast, and in a recent episode, the host discussed a book called the Malleus Maleficarum. Two words starting with the “mal” prefix doesn’t sound super friendly, right? Well, the book is essentially a guide on how to identify witches and conduct witch trials. It turned...

Should You Test That? When to Engage in SEO Split Tests

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Posted by Portent This blog was written by Tim Mehta, a former Conversion Rate Optimization Strategist with Portent, Inc. Running A/B/n experiments (aka “Split Tests”) to improve your search engine rankings has been in the SEO toolkit for longer than many would think. Moz actually published an article back in 2015 broaching the subject, which...

Mapping Local Essentials: Being the Business that Grows, Sells, or Markets the Beans

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Posted by MiriamEllis Image credit: Kenneth Leung, Michael Coghlan “Dried beans saw a more than 230% increase in demand and rice sales spiked by 166% in that same time.” – ABC How should a business operate now? Where is there work to be done? Economists are making stark predictions about the future of small businesses...

Help Us Improve: The 2020 Moz Blog Reader Survey Is Here

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Posted by morgan.mcmurray It’s been a few years since we last asked you to tell us what you love (and don’t love so much) about the Moz Blog, and since then our company, our industry, and our world have undergone massive shifts.  With so much having changed, we wanted to be sure we’re still living up...

Black Lives Matter.

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Posted by SarahBird The time to use our platforms and privilege to speak out against the deep racism that plagues our society was years ago. I regret staying silent in those moments. The next best time is now. Silence is harmful because it prioritizes the comfort of those of us who benefit from racist policies...