Archive for August, 2017

The best SEO influencers and resources to follow

More than any other digital marketing discipline, SEO is a game of opinions. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy that guarantees success, and that leaves plenty of room for healthy debate. Given how profitable SEO can be when done well, the

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How to Perform a Basic Local Business Competitive Audit

“Why are those folks outranking me in Google’s local pack?” If you or a client is asking this question, the answer lies in competitive analysis. You’ve got to stack Business A up against Business B to identify the strengths and

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5 ways to identify potential featured snippets to rank for

Have you been wondering how to start owning Google’s featured snippets for your brand? If you’d like to earn those coveted “position 0” spots, you need to start by understanding what featured snippets are and how to earn them. By earning featured

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How to escape Google’s filter bubble

For some people the personalization of their news apps and other content feeds online is a manual, conscious decision. They want to be displayed certain topics due to their interests, which is completely understandable. Cut through the noise by making

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The Perfect Blog Post Length and Publishing Frequency is B?!!$#÷x – Whiteboard Friday

The perfect blog post length or publishing frequency doesn’t actually exist. “Perfect” isn’t universal — your content’s success depends on tons of personalized factors. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains why the idea of “perfect” is baloney when it comes

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Important updates to AdWords Terms and Conditions

When you first created your AdWords account, you agreed to Terms and Conditions that provide a common understanding in basic areas like policy, payment and liability. As AdWords grows to meet the needs of businesses around the world, we sometimes

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The 15 best Google Chrome extensions for SEO

Google Chrome has taken a dominant position as the world’s favorite desktop browser, with almost 60% market share and rising. Its central role among Google’s vast suite of digital software and hardware has driven this growth, but users also love how customizable

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Why site speed is as important as ever on the visual web

In 2017 there has been a lot of focus around the impending mobile-first index and serving content through HTTPS. But there have also been two other important unfashionable topics lingering in the shadows: cybersecurity and site speed. Since 2010, Google have

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Switching to HTTPS: Is it really worth it?

Ever since Google made the announcement that HTTPS is a ranking signal, there has been a lot of discussion around whether that extra ‘s’ is really worth the hassle. There are clear benefits to obtaining that sought-after green padlock, but

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5 Tips to Help Show ROI from Local SEO

Earlier this year, when I was first writing my advanced local SEO training, I reached out to some users who work for local SEO agencies and asked them what they’d like more training on. The biggest topic I got as

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