" rel="bookmark">"SEO Is Always Changing"... Or Is It?: Debunking the Myth and Getting Back to Basics

July 18, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by bridget.randolphRecently I made the shift to freelancing full-time, and it's led me to participate in a few online communities for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners. I've noticed a trend in the way many of them talk about SEO; specifically, the blocks they face in attempting to “do SEO” for their businesses. Again and again, the concept that "SEO is too hard to stay on top of... it's always changing" was being st
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Fighting Review Spam: The Complete Guide for the Local Enterprise

July 17, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by MiriamEllisIt's 105 degrees outside my office right now, and the only thing hotter in this summer of 2017 is the local SEO industry's discussion of review spam. It's become increasingly clear that major review sites represent an irresistible temptation to spammers, highlighting systemic platform weaknesses and the critical need for review monitoring that scales. Just as every local brand, large and small, has had to adjust to the realit
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SEO for Copywriters: Tips on Measuring SEO Impact - Next Level

July 16, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by BrianChildsWelcome to the newest installment of our educational Next Level series! In our last episode, Brian Childs shared a few handy shortcuts for targeting multiple keywords with one page. Today, he's back to share how to use Google Analytics to measure the SEO impact of your content. Read on and level up! Understanding how to write web content for SEO is important. But equally important is knowing how to measure the SEO impact of y
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SEO Best Practices for Canonical URLs + the Rel=Canonical Tag - Whiteboard Friday

July 13, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishIf you've ever had any questions about the canonical tag, well, have we got the Whiteboard Friday for you. In today's episode, Rand defines what rel=canonical means and its intended purpose, when it's recommended you use it, how to use it, and sticky situations to avoid. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/y02fcc4v1f?videoFoam=true Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab!Video Transcr
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Moz Transitions: Rand to Step Away from Operations and into Advisory Role in Early 2018

July 13, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by SarahBirdI have some big news to share with you. As many of you know, three and a half years ago, Rand began to shift his role at Moz. He transitioned from CEO into a product architect role where he could focus his passion and have hands-on impact in evolving our tools. Now, over the next 6 to 9 months he will transition into a supporting role as a Moz Associate. He will continue to be a passionate speaker and evangelist, and you'll sti
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" rel="bookmark">How "Message Match" Can Lift Conversion Rates by 212.74% [Case Study]

July 12, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by bsmarketerGoogle offered to build a free mobile website for our past client. But rather than take them up on that very generous offer, they hired us to rebuild it for them (at about $20,000+ times Google's initial estimate). Smart or dumb? The problem is that shoving an outdated legacy design onto a smaller screen won't fix your problems. In fact, it'll only amplify them. Instead, the trick is to zoom back out to the big picture. Then i
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The Unspoken Reality of Net Neutrality

July 11, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by rjonesx.It's not very often that Moz as a company openly advocates for a particular political position. While we've always supported our employees' choices to be vocal about the issues for which they're passionate and have done our best to live by the TAGFEE values (as imperfect as that attempt may be), we have rarely directed the attention of our customers or our readers toward a particular end. Today, we break with that tradition to j
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This Is What They Search For: The Most Popular US Industries & Traffic Shares

July 10, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Alex-TAfter storing this idea in mothballs for quite a while, I finally decided to conduct an analytical study that would breakdown the most popular industries in the US based on the number of monthly online visitors. Special thanks to the SimilarWeb team, who helped me with the convoluted process of assembling data on the industry traffic distribution across 1,000 top-visited US domains. The purpose of this research isn't just to share
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Realigning Your SEO Strategy When Business Needs Change

July 9, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by RoyhWorking as an SEO, it's crucial that you're ready to embrace changes in the SEO landscape, keep your finger on the pulse of Google's updates, integrate and evaluate changes through on-site and off-site testing, build outreach campaigns, and all the other required tasks we love so much.Implementing all of this successfully, though, is easier said than done. How exactly can you make sure that you're focusing on quality traffic? And ho
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Mission SEO Impossible: Rank a Single Brand Website for a Broad, Plural Search Query with Comparative Intent - Whiteboard Friday

July 6, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishCompeting with comparison sites in the SERPs can feel like a losing game, but it doesn't have to. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains the challenges and outlines five solutions that can help you begin ranking for those high-value comparative terms. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/sprs61bmrs?videoFoam=true Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab!Video TranscriptionHowdy, Mo
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