Getting Real with Retail: An Agency’s Guide to Inspiring In-Store Excellence

May 29, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by MiriamEllisNo marketing agency staffer feels good when they see a retail client getting reviews like this on the web. But we can find out why they're happening, and if we're going above-and-beyond in our work, we just might be able to catalyze turning things around if we're committed to being honest with clients and have an actionable strategy for their in-store improvements. In this post, I'll highlight some advice from an internal let
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Tracking Your Link Prospecting Using Lists in Link Explorer

May 28, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Dr-PeteI'm a lazy marketer some days — I'll admit it. I don't do a lot of manual link prospecting, because it's a ton of work, outreach, and follow-up. There are plenty of times, though, where I've got a good piece of content (well, at least I hope it's good) and I want to know if it's getting attention from specific sites, whether they're in the search industry or the broader marketing or PR world. Luckily, we've made that question a
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How Much Data Is Missing from Analytics? And Other Analytics Black Holes

May 27, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Tom.CapperIf you've ever compared two analytics implementations on the same site, or compared your analytics with what your business is reporting in sales, you've probably noticed that things don't always match up. In this post, I'll explain why data is missing from your web analytics platforms and how large the impact could be. Some of the issues I cover are actually quite easily addressed, and have a decent impact on traffic — there
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How Do You Set Smart SEO Goals for Your Team/Agency/Project? - Whiteboard Friday

May 24, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishAre you sure that your current SEO goals are the best fit for your organization? It's incredibly important that they tie into both your company goals and your marketing goals, as well as provide specific, measurable metrics you can work to improve. In this edition of Whiteboard Friday, Rand outlines how to set the right SEO goals for your team and shares two examples of how different businesses might go about doing just that.
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The MozCon 2018 Final Agenda

May 22, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Trevor-KleinMozCon 2018 is just around the corner — just over six weeks away — and we're excited to share the final agenda with you today. There are some familiar faces, and some who'll be on the MozCon stage for the first time, with topics ranging from the evolution of searcher intent to the increasing importance of local SEO, and from navigating bureaucracy for buy-in to cutting the noise out of your reporting. We're also thrille
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Backlink Blindspots: The State of Robots.txt

May 21, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by rjonesx.Here at Moz we have committed to making Link Explorer as similar to Google as possible, specifically in the way we crawl the web. I have discussed in previous articles some metrics we use to ascertain that performance, but today I wanted to spend a little bit of time talking about the impact of robots.txt and crawling the web. Most of you are familiar with robots.txt as the method by which webmasters can direct Google and other
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What Google's GDPR Compliance Efforts Mean for Your Data: Two Urgent Actions

May 20, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by willcritchlowIt should be quite obvious for anyone that knows me that I'm not a lawyer, and therefore that what follows is not legal advice. For anyone who doesn't know me: I'm not a lawyer, I'm certainly not your lawyer, and what follows is definitely not legal advice. With that out of the way, I wanted to give you some bits of information that might feed into your GDPR planning, as they come up more from the marketing side than the pu
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GDPR: What it Means for Google Analytics & Online Marketing

May 20, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by Angela_PetteysIf you've been on the Internet at all in the past few months, you've probably seen plenty of notices about privacy policy updates from one service or another. As a marketer, a few of those notices have most likely come from Google. With the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect on May 25th, 2018, many Internet services have been scrambling to get in compliance with the new standards — and Google is
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Let's Make Money: 4 Tactics for Agencies Looking to Succeed - Whiteboard Friday

May 17, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by rjonesx.We spend a lot of time discussing SEO tactics, but in a constantly changing industry, one thing that deserves more attention are the tactics agencies should employ in order to see success. From confidently raising your prices to knowing when to say no, Moz's own Russ Jones covers four essential success tactics that'll ultimately increase your bottom line in today's edition of Whiteboard Friday. Click on the whiteboard image a
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" rel="bookmark">Time to Act: Review Responses Just Evolved from "Extra" to "Expected"

May 16, 2018 | SEO Resources
Posted by MiriamEllisI've advocated the use of Google's owner response review feature since it first rolled out in 2010. This vital vehicle defends brand reputation and revenue, offering companies a means of transforming dissatisfied consumers into satisfied ones, supporting retention so that less has to be spent on new customer acquisition. I consider review responses to be a core customer service responsibility. Yet, eight years into the existe
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