This Is What Happens When You Accidentally De-Index Your Site from Google

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Posted by Jeff_Baker Does reading that title give you a mini-panic attack? Having gone through exactly as the title suggests, I can guarantee your anxiety is fully warranted. If you care to relive my nightmare with me — perhaps as equal parts catharsis and SEO study — we will walk through the events chronologically. Are...

The Unique World of Franchise Marketing [Guide Sneak Peek]

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Posted by MiriamEllis Image credit: Dion Gillard Can franchises make good digital marketing agency clients? There are almost 750,000 of them in the US alone, employing some 9 million Americans. Chances are good you’ll have the opportunity to market a business with this specialized model at some point. In this structure: The Franchisor grants permission to...

Take the 2019 Local Search Marketing Industry Survey

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Posted by MiriamEllis We couldn’t do it without you! In 2018, over 1,400 marketers responded to our State of Local SEO industry survey. We all learned so much from your responses about the day-to-day realities of marketing local businesses. This year, we can do even better because your answers will give us all valuable comparative...

A Breakdown of HTML Usage Across ~8 Million Pages (& What It Means for Modern SEO)

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Posted by Catalin.Rosu Not long ago, my colleagues and I at Advanced Web Ranking came up with an HTML study based on about 8 million index pages gathered from the top twenty Google results for more than 30 million keywords. We wrote about the markup results and how the top twenty Google results pages implement them, then went...

How A Company from the Fintech’ Space Grew from 4000 to 420K Visitors in Just 6 Months

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This is a TRUE SUCCESS story from Jibran Qazi – Founder of Hunter Canada, a cognitiveSEO long-time customer and SEO expert with almost 15 years of experience.   Jibran Qazi is an SEO consultant, growth hacker, and founder of Hunter Canada, a company that helps tech firms achieve exponential traffic growth. Enjoy his story, written and documented by...

The Featured Snippets Cheat Sheet and Interactive Q&A

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Posted by BritneyMuller Earlier this week, I hosted a webinar all about featured snippets covering essential background info, brand-new research we’ve done, the results of all the tests I’ve performed, and key takeaways. Things didn’t quite go as planned, though. We had technical difficulties that interfered with our ability to broadcast live, and lots of folks...

6 Ways to Get More Organic Traffic, Without Ranking Your Website

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Posted by ryanwashere A few years ago, I wrote a post here that caught some attention in the community. I argued Google appears to be ranking websites heavily based on searcher intent — this is more true now than ever. In fact, it might be algorithmically impossible to get your website on top of the SERPs....

The 2019 Holiday Checklist for Local SEO Heroes

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Posted by MiriamEllis  Right now, the shoppers nearest you are making some pretty long gift lists. US holiday sales are predicted to surpass $1.1 trillion, with 4.5–5% growth between November–January. That’s a lot of gadgets, garments, games, goodies, and gizmos to bought and sold. Winter weather and long lines will be braved, traffic endured,...

SEO Analytics for Free – Combining Google Search with the Moz API

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Posted by Purple-Toolz I’m a self-funded start-up business owner. As such, I want to get as much as I can for free before convincing our finance director to spend our hard-earned bootstrapping funds. I’m also an analyst with a background in data and computer science, so a bit of a geek by any definition. What...

5 Things You Should Know About "People Also Ask" & How to Take Advantage

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Posted by SamuelMangialavori It’s undeniable that the SERPs have changed considerably in the last year or so. Elements like featured snippets, Knowledge Graphs, local packs, and People Also Ask have really taken over the SEO world — and left some of us a bit confused. In particular, the People Also Ask (PAA) feature caught my...