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Tag Archives: SEO

How to Spy on Competitors with Python & Data Studio (Advanced SEO)

Whether you’re new to SEO or a seasoned pro, investigating random drops in keyword rankings is just part of the trade. There are many methods to investigating why your targeted keywords may have dropped, but using Python and Data Studio together is a game changer! A quick disclaimer: I did not create this script myself. […]

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11 Ways to Increase User Engagement & Why It Matters for SEO

Most SEO professionals know how important user engagement is to their success. Without searchers coming to our sites and taking action in some way, chances are our place in the SERPs would drop. Search engines’ main goals include giving the user the best answers to what users are looking for. When Google determines that your […]

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7 Methods to Research & Analyze Your Audience for SEO

SEO isn’t just about the numbers (i.e., keyword ranking positions, number of backlinks, traffic, etc.). It is also about understanding the audience and building an SEO campaign around that information. When SEO is centered around the right audience, targeted traffic increases, which leads to more conversions. There are several methods that will help you research […]

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Google Steps Up Its Content Game With New YouTube Series on SEO Myths

Google is preparing to launch a new video series about SEO myths which is drastically different from its previous videos. The “SEO Mythbusting” series will be hosted by Google’s Martin Splitt and published on the Google Webmasters YouTube channel. Splitt recently wrapped up a video series on JavaScript SEO, so he’s wasting no time moving […]

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Holiday SEO & Marketing Strategy: Win More Traffic, Rankings & Sales

Millions of people shop online every year looking for the best deals for the holiday season. According to Statista, in the U.S., Christmas shopping season traditionally begins on Black Friday. In 2018, people spent more than $123 billion on retail ecommerce. With all this time and money being spent online, how can you make sure […]

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5 Easy SEO Wins with Powerful Results

Search engine optimization, when done correctly, can take a lot of work. This is why so many people are so eager to take shortcuts. Fortunately, there are some tasks that don’t require as much effort, compared to tasks like link building, yet still yield significant gains. I’m a big fan of efficiency, so I love […]

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How to Build Authority in Local SEO

Each year that goes by in the SEO community, discussions of the authority behind a site become increasingly prevalent. This has been especially true over the last year, as Google has made more updates to the core algorithm, which seems to indicate an increased focus on authority and relevance. While authority is definitely earning greater […]

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Pushing the Frontiers of SEO & Content

Let’s talk content and on-page SEO — on steroids. Let’s talk about cutting-edge SEO research that can truly transform your ranking success. Our discussions over the last few years have been focused on editorial plans, query intent, and user engagement. While they are surely a part of the equation (and I am a deep believer […]

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3 Areas to Audit on Local Sites to Create a Stronger SEO Foundation

In the realm of SEO, as Bill Hunt once put it so well, you have to get the basics right before you even begin to think about innovating. A foundation allows you to put your best foot forward. If you try to build or add on to your house with a weak foundation, you’re only setting […]

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on Real-Time Penguin, Negative SEO & Disavows

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Gary Illyes says he has looked at hundreds of supposed cases of negative SEO, but none have actually been the real reason a website was hurt. Illyes, speaking at Pubcon Florida this morning, was asked about negative SEO or spam attacks and whether you should disavow when you see a bunch […]

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