Your Daily SEO Fix: Keywords, Concepts, Page Optimization, and Happy NAPs

March 22, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by FeliciaCrawfordHowdy, readers! We're back with our last round of videos for this go of the Daily SEO Fix series. To recap, here are the other topics we've covered previously: Your Daily SEO Fix: The Keyword Research Edition Your Daily SEO Fix: Link Building & Ranking Zero Today we'll be delving into more keyword and concept research, quick wins for on-page optimization, and a neat way to stay abreast of duplicates and inaccuracies
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How to Do a Content Audit [Updated for 2017]

March 21, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Everett This guide provides instructions on how to do a content audit using examples and screenshots from Screaming Frog, URL Profiler, Google Analytics (GA), and Excel, as those seem to be the most widely used and versatile tools for performing content audits. {Expand for more background} It's been almost three years since the original “How to do a Content Audit – Step-by-Step” tutorial was published here
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DMOZ Shut Down

March 21, 2017 | SEO Resources
Last August I wrote a blog post about how attention merchants were sucking the value out of online publishing. In it I noted how the Yahoo! Directory disappeared & how even DMOZ saw a sharp drop in traffic & rankings over the past few years. The concept of a neutral web is dead. In its place is agenda-driven media. Politically charged misinformed snippets. Ads cloaked as content. Public relations propaganda. Mostly correct (but politica
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The Step-By-Step Guide to Testing Voice Search Via PPC

March 20, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by purna_vI was conned into my love of cooking by my husband. Never having set foot in the kitchen until the grand old age of 22, my husband (then boyfriend) — a former chef — said he'd teach me some simple recipes. I somewhat enjoyed the process but very much enjoyed the lavish praise he'd bestow upon me when eating whatever I whipped up. Highly encouraged that I seemingly had an innate culinary genius, I looked to grow my repertoire
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#NoHacked: A year in review

March 20, 2017 | SEO Resources
We hope your year started out safe and secure!We wanted to share with you a summary of our 2016 work as we continue our #NoHacked campaign. Let's start with some trends on hacked sites from the past year. State of Website Security in 2016First off, some unfortunate news. We've seen an increase in the number of hacked sites by approximately 32% in 2016 compared to 2015. We don't expect this trend to slow down. As hackers get more aggressive and mo
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Helpful Tips for Doing Search in a Low-Volume Niche

March 19, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Jeremy_GottliebSEO — you know, that thing you do whereby everyone and their mother will find your site on the web. Easy, right? “Can you SEO this page for me?” or “We're about to launch a webinar. Can you SEO-ify it, please?” I'm sure most of you reading this can probably relate to these types of questions and the ensuing pressure from bosses or clients. If you're lucky, you work in a realm where there's plenty of search volum
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Ranking Multiple Domains to Own More SERP Real Estate - Whiteboard Friday

March 16, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishIs it better to rank higher in a single position frequently, or to own more of the SERP real estate consistently? The answer may vary. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand presents four questions you should ask to determine whether this strategy could work for you, shares some high-profile success cases, and explores the best ways to go about ranking more than one site at a time. http://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/gew7idy1gr?vide
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Giving Away the Farm: Proposal Development for New SEO Agencies

March 16, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by BrianChildsThere's a huge difference between making money from selling SEO and actually making a living — or making a difference, for that matter. A new marketing agency will quickly discover that surviving on $1,000 contracts is challenging. It takes time to learn the client and their customers, and poorly written contracts can lead to scope creep and dissatisfied clients. It's common for agencies to look for ways to streamline opera
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Your Daily SEO Fix: Link Building & Ranking Zero

March 15, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by FeliciaCrawfordLast week, we shared a series of four short videos intended to help you accomplish some easy wins using Moz Pro: Your Daily SEO Fix: The Keyword Research Edition. Week Two (that's this week!) is focused on link building, identifying opportunities to take over SERP features, and doing that all-important competitive research. This time around, we're using a mix of Open Site Explorer, Fresh Web Explorer, and Moz Pro. Open Si
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The State of Searcher Behavior Revealed Through 23 Remarkable Statistics

March 13, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishOne of the marketing world's greatest frustrations has long been the lack of data from Google and other search engines about the behavior of users on their platforms. Occasionally, Google will divulge a nugget of bland, hard-to-interpret information about how they process more than X billion queries, or how many videos were uploaded to YouTube, or how many people have found travel information on Google in the last year. But thes
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