Archive for January, 2017

What Links Can You Get That Comply with Google's Guidelines? – Whiteboard Friday

If you’ve ever been the victim of a Google penalty, you know how painful it can be to identify the problem and recover from the hit. Even if you’ve been penalty-free thus far, the threat of getting penalized is a

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Seven ways to elevate your personal and professional SEO performance in 2017

According to research from Borrell associates, SEO spending is forecast to reach $79.27 billion by 2020. However, the problem that many marketers face is actually elevating the importance of SEO within their organizations. In 2017 it is essential that SEO

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How to Identify Your E-commerce Product Page Keywords Using MozBar

A common challenge when doing SEO for e-commerce sites is deciding how to choose keywords for product pages. When it comes to e-commerce in particular, there’s always that question on a page-by-page basis of “Which keyword is right for this

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Four resolutions for Shopping success in 2017

Retailers like you are always looking for the best ways to promote your products and reach shoppers online, right when they’re looking to buy — and throughout the past year, our mission with Google Shopping was to help you do

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Building your SEO strategy in 2017: what’s most important?

If you’re wondering what factors to consider as you build your SEO strategy for 2017, links are still the top-ranking factor for Google’s algorithm with content close behind. And high CTR is still at the core of the rankings pack

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Reminder: Transition to expanded text ads before January 31, 2017

This is a friendly reminder that starting on January 31, you’ll only be able to create and edit text ads using the expanded text ads format. You’ll no longer be able to create standard text ads. While this will be

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MozBar Revived! How We Rebuilt MozBar to be More Robust Than Ever—Plus a Brand-New Feature

2016 was quite a year for MozBar… I’m so pleased to announce that we’ve completely rebuilt the foundation for MozBar, making it more robust and reliable, and we’ve launched a new MozBar Premium feature: On-Page Content Suggestions! Download MozBar for

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Five proven SEO strategies for retailers to use in 2017

Optimizing your ecommerce site for better rankings should be a top priority for any growth-focused business owner. Being on the first page is no longer enough to generate enough traffic, CTR, and sales, for 2016 and 2017, the main goal

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What We Learned From Analyzing 1.4 Million Featured Snippets

What you should know about featured snippets Recently my agency Ghergich & Co. teamed up with SEMrush to conduct an in-depth study on featured snippets. SEMrush generously compiled and shared 1,400,000 featured snippets from their database for us to analyze.

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Top three programmatic trends in 2017

Programmatic is a game-changing technology in the advertising industry. According to ZenithOptimedia Programmatic Marketing Forecasts, it will grow by an astounding 31% in 2017 – and that’s faster than social media (25%) and online video (20%). At the same time,

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