The Beginner's Guide to Structured Data for SEO: A Two-Part Series

September 5, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by bridget.randolphPart 1: An overview of structured data for SEOSEOs have been talking about structured data for a few years now — ever since Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Yandex got together in 2011 to create a standardized list of attributes and entities which they all agreed to support, and which became known as However, there's still a lot of confusion around what structured data is, what it's for, and how and when to impleme
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State of Enterprise SEO 2017: Overworked SEOs Need Direction

September 4, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by NorthStarInboundThis survey and its analysis was co-authored with North Star Inbound's senior creative strategist, Andrea Pretorian.In the spring of 2017, North Star Inbound partnered up with seoClarity and BuzzStream to survey the state of enterprise SEO. We had a fair share of anecdotal evidence from our clients, but we wanted a more objective measurement of how SEO teams are assembled, what resources are allocated to them, what metho
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Citations behind the Google Brain Word Vector Approach

September 1, 2017 | SEO Resources
In October of 2015, a new algorithm was announced by members of the Google Brain team, described in this post from Search Engine Land – Meet RankBrain: The Artificial Intelligence That's Now Processing Google Search Results One of the Google Brain team members who gave Bloomberg News a long interview on Rankbrain, Gregory S. Corrado was a co-inventor on a patent that was granted this August along with other members of the Google Brain team.
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How to Diagnose Pages that Rank in One Geography But Not Another - Whiteboard Friday

August 31, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishAre you ranking pretty well in one locale, only to find out your rankings tank in another? It's not uncommon, even for sites without an intent to capture local queries. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows you how to diagnose the issue with a few clever SEO tricks, then identify the right strategy to get back on top. Click on the whiteboard image
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What's Your AMP Traffic Really Doing? Set Up Reporting in 10 Minutes

August 30, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Jeremy_GottliebThe other day, my colleague Tom Capper wrote a post about getting more traffic when you can't rank any higher. I was really pleased that he wrote it, because it tackles a challenge I think about all the time. As SEOs, our hands are tied: we're often not able to make product-level decisions that could create new markets, and we're not Google's algorithms — we can't force a particular page to rank higher. What's an SEO to
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Building a Community of Advocates Through Smart Content

August 29, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Michelle_LeBlancFrom gentle criticism to full-on trolls, every brand social media page or community sometimes faces pushback. Maybe you've seen it happen. Perhaps you've even laughed along as a corporation makes a condescending misstep or a local business publishes a glaring typo. It's the type of thing that keeps social media and community managers up at night. Will I be by my phone to respond if someone needs customer service help? Wi
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Going Beyond Google: Are Search Engines Ready for JavaScript Crawling & Indexation?

August 28, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by goralewiczI recently published the results of my JavaScript SEO experiment where I checked which JavaScript frameworks are properly crawled and indexed by Google. The results were shocking; it turns out Google has a number of problems when crawling and indexing JavaScript-rich websites. Google managed to index only a few out of multiple JavaScript frameworks tested. And as I proved, indexing content doesn't always mean crawling JavaScri
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Relive MozCon with the 2017 Video Bundle

August 28, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Danielle_LaundersMozCon may be over, but we just can't get enough of it — and that's why our team has worked hard to bring the magic back to you with our MozCon 2017 Video Bundle. You'll have 26 sessions at your fingertips to watch over and over again — that's over 14 hours of future-focused sessions aiming to level up your SEO and online marketing skills. Get ahead of Google and its biggest changes to organic search with Dr. Pete M
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" rel="bookmark">How to Determine if a Page Is "Low Quality" in Google's Eyes - Whiteboard Friday

August 24, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishWhat are the factors Google considers when weighing whether a page is high or low quality, and how can you identify those pages yourself? There's a laundry list of things to examine to determine which pages make the grade and which don't, from searcher behavior to page load times to spelling mistakes. Rand covers it all in this episode of Whiteboard Friday. Click on
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The Voice Playbook – Building a Marketing Plan for the Next Era in Computing

August 23, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by SimonPensonPreface This post serves a dual purpose: it's a practical guide to the realities of preparing for voice right now, but equally it's a rallying call to ensure our industry has a full understanding of just how big, disruptive, and transformational it will be — and that, as a result, we need to stand ready. My view is that voice is not just an add-on, but an entirely new way of interacting with the machines that add value
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