Seo: Engagement

  • In the age of RankBrain, these foundational SEO issues still matter

    … site for mobile is more important than ever. After resolving technical SEO issues, audit your site for major mobile red flags: Your site isn’t optimized for mobile. Mobile-friendliness is already a ranking factor for mobile search, and mobile-first indexing is about to make it important all around. Your site has to fit on a mobile screen, load…

    Nate Dame/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 30 readers -
  • 3 steps to overcoming site issues that impact performance

    … these errors moving forward. Include a content audit to check for duplicate or thin content. Remove any content that is duplicated, and rewrite any material that is thin and offers little to no value to the reader. Focus on including information that customers want to read rather than just producing material to fill space. Communicate SEO best…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 15 readers -
  • A technical argument for quality content

    …. in 2004 after working in the industry for 3 years and is its active CEO. He is a well-published author and has spoken on the subject of organic SEO at a number of conferences, including a favorite, SMX Advanced. Dave writes regularly on Beanstalk's blog and is a monthly contributor here on Search Engine Land. …

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO Content- 29 readers -
  • Why UX is pivotal to the future of SEO

    … search performance — especially if we consider how machine learning is becoming ever more central to search algorithms and incorporating areas such as search sequence, as well as content quality, structure and sentiment. To keep pace, agencies and marketers must broaden their SEO approach by placing a much greater focus on UX across the full range…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 34 readers -
  • Has machine learning created a new model for SEO ranking?

    … The way Google ranks pages in its search results today is much different from the way it ranked them two years ago. Why? In early 2015, Google began its slow rollout of RankBrain, a machine-learning artificial intelligence system that helps process search results as part of Google’s ranking algorithm. As of June 2016, RankBrain is being used…

    Larry Kim/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 25 readers -
  • 6 ways to grow your podcast audience with SEO

    … Along with technical SEO and links, high-quality, interesting, engaging content is one of the three main pillars of any successful SEO strategy. Traditional content strategies use blog posts, articles, images, and sometimes video as the main sources of content. And while those can be awesome for driving traffic and supporting your SEO efforts…

    Stephan Spencer/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 18 readers -
  • Connect audience insight to your SEO strategy

    …. (On mobile, that gap is even wider.) For example, it is very common to identify different points in the purchase path in SEO by walking down the long tail and grouping up terms with semantic meaning that align with stronger “buy” intention, but it is also possible to align that intent-led strategy with our rich audience data to understand who our…

    Chris Liversidge/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 11 readers -
  • Exploring a newly-granted Google patent around social signals

    … fits that bill perfectly. We’re heard repeatedly from Google that social interactions are not a search ranking signal. In fact, you can read a Tweet from Google’s Gary Illyes in response to the statement, “Some controversy over whether Google takes social into account for SEO….” His reply: So the answer is “No,” right? Maybe, and here’s where…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 22 readers -
  • Content and SEO: Building linkable content

    In March, Google Search Quality Senior Strategist Andrey Lipattsev stated that Google’s two top ranking factors are content and links. Content and links have a symbiotic relationship: great content attracts links, and links improve the visibility and popularity of content. However, not all types of content will attract links, and even content types that typically attract lin ...

    Search Engine Land- 22 readers -
  • What Netflix can teach us about long-tail keyword research

    … exactly what their individual users want to see. They don’t just pull these categories out of nowhere. They are backed by data. As SEO gets more and more personalized, we can learn a lot from these obscure Netflix categories and drive more targeted traffic with hyper-focused long-tail keywords. Keyword research still matters. There are many…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 20 readers -
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