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Posted by LoganRay Every SEO knows 301 redirects are necessary from time to time. But are they affecting your other optimization efforts by slowing down page load time? Or are they sending bots on a wild goose chase? How many 301s are out there that you don’t need anymore? Before I jump into this list, let me take you back to where this started: I was in a development meetin ...
Posted by MrADThomson While the digital marketing agency I work for, Three Deep, doesn’t get a lot of business through local searches, people do have to find their way to our office from time to time. After recently moving our office across downtown St. Paul, we took the opportunity to clean up our messy local SEO footprint.
Posted by ksaleh Your website's copy is far more important than you realize. Besides design, copy forms the foundation of your brand. How you describe yourself and your products leaves a palpable impression on your customers. Whether customers think of your brand as bold, futuristic, quirky, or cute depends largely on your copy. Web copy is also crucial for conveying product information.
Posted by keshavbhandari The word “success” is a farsighted and ambiguous term when it comes to the search engine optimization world. Keyword placements are not guaranteed in the SERPs, nor is there an easy way to go about measuring the subsequent conversion value from those keywords (more so after Google’s “not provided” update).
Posted by Gab-Goldenberg I'd like to share 10 lessons I wish someone had taught me when I started out in SEO and conversion rate optimization. I recently celebrated 10 years in digital marketing and this is my way of giving back to the community. Thanks also to my fellow marketing consultants who shared illustrative anecdotes for this article.
Posted by mihai.aperghis As an SEO, whether you’re working in-house or handling many clients in an agency, you’ve likely been using this tool for a bunch of reasons. Whether it's diagnosing traffic and position changes, or finding opportunities for optimizations and content ideas, Google Search Console's Search Search Analytics has been at the core of most SEOs' toolset.
Posted by GilboBaggins Finding the right SEO agency is a part-time job in and of itself. Choosing the right one could be the best thing you ever do for your company. Selecting the wrong one could be the biggest business mistake you ever make. Why? Because the potential damage caused to your online presence as a result of bad/poor-quality SEO could have an indefinite adverse e ...
Posted by dan_leibson Product and project management is a critical part of managing any business based on SEO; it's also something that doesn't get discussed nearly as much as SEO in professional circles. For me, I care equally about how our internal process are working versus how our SEO services are performing, primarily because they can't be separated.
Posted by JessicaDavis35 Reach and visibility are of absolute importance in today's social media scenario. Unless your extend your reach to as large an audience as you possibly can, the goals you may have set of brand building, social media, engagement ,or sales conversions will result in reduced impact.
Posted by TomCaulton We all know building backlinks is one of the most important aspects of any successful SEO and digital marketing campaign. However, I believe there is an untapped resource out there for link building: finding your competitors' broken pages that have been linked to by external sources. Allow me to elaborate.
Posted by luciamarin In this article, we’re going to learn how to create the rel canonical URL tag using Google Tag Manager, and how to insert it in every page of our website so that the correct canonical is automatically generated in each URL. We’ll do it using Google Tag Manager and its variables.
Posted by nikkielizabethdemere Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a complex business with many different ways to approach it. One aspect of CRO that hasn't been discussed nearly enough is the potential for images to increase views, clicks, and conversions — in addition to customer success and net promoter scores (NPS).
Posted by colleenharriscdk May 2015 was full of big change in the search world. First, Google announced that, “More Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries, including the US and Japan.” Then Google followed that up with the news that, “Search interest in ‘near me’ has doubled since last year with 80% of those searches occurring on mobile devices.
Posted by atxutexas05 (image credit: Flickr) Search optimization and engaging design always seem to be at odds. Things like banners and graphics that designers love often conflict with SEOs' need for crawlable content. However, this doesn’t always need to be the case. In fact, if you include various SEO requirements within the initial design mockups before a site’s launch, ...
Posted by andrewchoco Most people view email marketing and social advertising as two separate entities, and I’ll be honest, I used to think that as well. However, I’ve discovered that combining multiple different avenues for a coherent marketing campaign yields some pretty impressive results. We’ve tried this tactic before at Directive Consulting, combining SEO and PPC; but i ...
Posted by MarkPrestonSEO Before we get into this article, I just want to say that if you are wanting to build a brand, doing it through exact match domains is not the best idea. I selected an exact match domain for myself, however, as I wanted to build up my personal brand. What has happened was purely an accident, but proves that exact match domains (EMDs) or partial match do ...
Posted by livenet As the owner of a website that offers private tutoring, I'm always looking for ways to optimize our processes in order to increase leads and sales. The original offer For years, we offered an inexpensive 30-minute trial lesson so prospects would be able to check out our services and, if they liked it (and 80% did), purchase a package of English lessons.
Posted by nikkielizabethdemere I could watch Patrick Stewart facepalm all day. Through the wonder of GIFs, I’ve actually done just that, going into giggle-fits on every rotation. Looped hilarity aside, GIFs are quickly spreading beyond Reddit and Tumblr and into mainstream marketing, and for good reason.
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