The advent of that little Answer Box on top of Google’s Search Engine Results Page has created a coveted spot that any website would ruthlessly fight to have. It’s even better than making the first search result – it’s bringing people directly to snippets of your content with a teaser that will drive them directly … Continue reading "5 Strategies to Get Your Website Featured in the Google Answer Box"
Hey, everyone! How’s the new year treating your marketing efforts so far? For us, it’s been quite busy behind the scenes with launching a redesigned AWR product – which, coincidentally (or not!) brings a new perspective to SEO reporting. The super-post you’re reading right now is a small project we started at the end of … Continue reading "SEO Reporting in 2018 and Beyond – Experts’ Roundup"
As search engine algorithms and SEOers get increasingly sophisticated, the human experience becomes more and more the centerpiece of the search experience on the web. And that’s a good thing. New tech isn’t groundbreaking tech unless it adapts to real needs in the user experience. It’s not about tricking robots anymore – it’s not about … Continue reading "How to Optimize for “Searcher Task Accomplishment”"
As an SEO consultant, I hear all manner of concerns relating to site ranking. However, one of the last to be mentioned, if at all, is the ‘spider trap.’ With so much focus given to great content, acquiring links and creating a dynamic social network, the importance of the web crawler is often overlooked. We … Continue reading "Avoid the SEO Spider Trap: How to Get Out of a Sticky Situation"
I’ve worked with a lot of local businesses, and most of them are really old school. Take dentists, for example. The profession is one that makes much use of modern technology, and the average dentist has no problem operating complex machinery that me or you would be mystified by. Unfortunately, this same level of tech … Continue reading "7 Fundamentals of Local SEO That Still Matter in 2018 (and Beyond)"
I’m frequently auditing websites and their SEO strategies. Lately, I’ve noticed several of the same missed opportunities across a number of my clients. In this post, I’ll share five commonly-overlooked SEO tactics and suggest ways that you can take advantage of them. 1. Audit Your Site Speed and Usability with Lighthouse Lighthouse is an open-source … Continue reading "5 Overlooked SEO Opportunities to Take Advantage of Right Now"
Having the right SEO tools is vital to starting an SEO campaign. Let’s face it, a lot of these tools are very expensive. If you just started a company and have a limited budget, it can really be a pain in the a**. In this post, I got it all covered for you. If right … Continue reading "4 Most Powerful (& Underrated) SEO Tools That Are Absolutely Free"
Conventional SEO is dead and gone. Thankfully. We had enough and more of that keyword-stuffed, scraped, spammy, black hat SEO that nearly toppled the internet under the weight of its disruptive practices. Starting with 2010 a wave of algorithm updates swept up the SEO space. Google, seriously bothered by businesses blatantly butchering its SEO game … Continue reading "The 4 Essential Sweet Spots of Modern SEO Copywriting"
If you’re not using video as a content marketing tool, you’re losing out. In a recent study by Cisco, it was estimated that global internet traffic from videos will constitute 80% of all internet traffic by 2019. With the widespread adoption of high-speed internet (and in recent years, mobile internet), people can finally fulfill their … Continue reading "How to Do Keyword Research for Your YouTube Videos"
Chances as you’ve already asked yourself this – how can I mark my page in featured snippets? The short answer is – you can’t. Google programmatically determines if a page contains a good answer to the user’s question (query), and displays the result as a featured snippet. This is precisely what we found in our … Continue reading "Google Featured Snippets – What Makes Them Appear"