Links, Mobile Usability, and site management in the new Search Console

August 21, 2018 | SEO Resources
More features are coming to the Mobile Usability report Mobile Usability is an important priority for all site owners. In order to help site owners with fixing mobile usability issues, we launched the Mobile Usability report on the new Search Console. Issue names are the same as in the old report but we now allow users to submit a validation and reindexing request when an issue is fixed, similar to other reports in the new Search Console. Sit
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NEW On-Demand Crawl: Quick Insights for Sales, Prospecting, & Competitive Analysis

August 20, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Dr-PeteIn June of 2017, Moz launched our entirely rebuilt Site Crawl, helping you dive deep into crawl issues and technical SEO problems, fix those issues in your Moz Pro Campaigns (tracked websites), and monitor weekly for new issues. Many times, though, you need quick insights outside of a Campaign context, whether you're analyzing a prospect site before a sales call or trying to assess the competition. For years, Moz had a lab tool c
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Do You Need Local Pages? - Whiteboard Friday

August 16, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Tom.CapperDoes it make sense for you to create local-specific pages on your website? Regardless of whether you own or market a local business, it may make sense to compete for space in the organic SERPs using local pages. Please give a warm welcome to our friend Tom Capper as he shares a 4-point process for determining whether local pages are something you should explore in this week's Whiteboard Friday! Click on the whiteboard image a
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Ranking the 6 Most Accurate Keyword Research Tools

August 13, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Jeff_BakerIn January of 2018 Brafton began a massive organic keyword targeting campaign, amounting to over 90,000 words of blog content being published. Did it work? Well, yeah. We doubled the number of total keywords we rank for in less than six months. By using our advanced keyword research and topic writing process published earlier this year we also increased our organic traffic by 45% and the number of keywords ranking in the top t
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How to Win Some Local Customers Back from Amazon this Holiday Season

August 12, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by MiriamEllisYour local business may not be able to beat Amazon at the volume of their own game of convenient shipping this holiday season, but don't assume it's a game you can't at least get into! This small revelation took me by surprise last month while I was shopping for a birthday gift for my brother. Like many Americans, I'm feeling growing qualms about the economic and societal impacts of putting my own perceived convenience at the
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What Do Dolphins Eat? Lessons from How Kids Search

August 9, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by willcritchlowKids may search differently than adults, but there are some interesting insights from how they use Google that can help deepen our understanding of searchers in general. Comfort levels with particular search strategies, reading only the bold words, taking search suggestions and related searches as answers — there's a lot to dig into. In this week's slightly different-from-the-norm Whiteboard Friday, we welcome the fantast
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Google's August 1st Core Update: Week 1

August 9, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Dr-PeteOn August 1, Google (via Danny Sullivan's @searchliaison account) announced that they released a "broad core algorithm update." Algorithm trackers and webmaster chatter confirmed multiple days of heavy ranking flux, including our own MozCast system: Temperatures peaked on August 1-2 (both around 114°F), with a 4-day period of sustained rankings flux (purple bars are all over 100°F). While this has settled somewhat, yesterday's
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Rewriting the Beginner's Guide to SEO, Chapter 4: On-Page Optimization

August 8, 2018 | SEO Resources
In some cases, Google may let practices that are technically cloaking pass because they contribute to a positive user experience. For more on the subject of cloaking and the levels of risk associated with various tactics, see our article on Posted by BritneyMullerChapter Four of the Beginner's Guide to SEO rewrite is chock full of on-page SEO learnings. After all the great feedback you've provided thus far on our outline, Chapter One, Chapter Two
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Take the 2018 Moz Local Search Marketing Industry Survey

August 6, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by MiriamEllisLocal search marketing is a dynamic and exciting discipline, but like many digital professions, it can be a bit isolating. You may find yourself running into questions that don't have a ready answer, things like... What sort of benchmarks should I be measuring my daily work by? Do my clients' needs align with what my colleagues are seeing? Am I over/undervaluing the role of Google in my future work? Here's a chance to find
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Calculated Fields in Google Data Studio - Whiteboard Friday

August 2, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by DiTomasoGoogle Data Studio is a powerful tool to have in your SEO kit. Knowing how to get the most out of its power begins with understanding how to use calculated fields to apply good old-fashioned math to your data. In this week's Whiteboard Friday, we're delighted to welcome guest host Dana DiTomaso as she takes us through how to use calculated fields in Google Data Studio to uncover more value in your data and improve your reports.
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