Interdisciplinarity: How to Integrate Organic Search, Paid Search, and Content Teams

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Posted by HeatherPhysioc As an industry, we talk a good game about collaboration, but the truth is it’s not really happening the way we tell our clients and bosses it happens. We stroll into new business pitches and make big claims about how “integrated” we are. We preach that our recommendations are better because we...

Diagnosing Traffic Drops During a Crisis: Was It You, Google, or the Whole World?

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Posted by Dr-Pete We want to fix things and believe we’re in control. When your house is filling with water, you grab a bucket. If there’s a hole in your roof, the bucket might help. If your sink is overflowing, the bucket is distracting you from the real problem. If the river is overflowing, that...

The Keyword Strategy That Increased Organic Traffic By 1000%+

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Every webmaster wants more traffic. More traffic means more visitors, more visitors mean more opportunities and more opportunities mean greater financial reward. As a marketing director and blog owner, my favourite category of traffic is organic. BTW: An organic visitor is somebody who visits your website by route of a search engine. The reason I...

7 Hashtag Search Tools That Are Crazy Easy to Use

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  Whether you’re planning a social media marketing campaign for your client or wanting to grow your company’s online audience, hashtags can help you reach your goals. And these hashtag tools can make that process easier. With hashtags, you can do everything from increasing your brand’s reach and tracking trending topics on social media to...

How Google SERP Layouts Affect Searching Behavior

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Posted by Stephen_Job There are several studies (and lots of data) out there about how people use Google SERPs, what they ignore, and what they focus on. An example is Moz’s recent experiment testing whether SEOs should continue optimizing for featured snippets or not (especially now that Google has announced that if you have a...

Paid Search Glossary & Tips on Getting Started With Google Ads

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Google Ads is Google’s advertising platform and the largest ad platform on the internet. If you want to build your brand message and promote your business, you need paid media to be a strong component of your marketing budget. Google Ads allows your business to skip the period of waiting for your website to move...

5 Steps to Maintain a Positive Online Reputation

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They really are watching you. Whether you realize it or not, everything you do has an impact on your online reputation. Google is quietly working in the background to compile and rank what is said about you online. This includes reviews on websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, blog posts, and social media mentions. You can...

Heart, Ear, Eye, Mind, Mouth: Local SEO Exercises for Your Least Technical Clients

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Posted by MiriamEllis When was the last time you relaxed with a client? As a local business consultant, I know that deeper marketing insights can be discovered when you set aside formality and share experiences: a moment, a laugh, a common bond.  When I’m looking for ways to make life easier for a client, I...

2020 Google Search Survey: How Much Do Users Trust Their Search Results?

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Posted by LilyRayNYC While Google’s mission has always been to surface high-quality content, over the past few years the company has worked especially hard to ensure that its search results are also consistently accurate, credible, and trustworthy. Reducing false and misleading information has been a top priority for Google since concerns over misinformation surfaced during...

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...