Using Related Topics and Semantically Connected Keywords in Your SEO - Whiteboard Friday

March 10, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfish[Estimated read time: 8 minutes] Back in February, we explored balancing keyword targeting with concept targeting. This time around we're looking at using your knowledge of related topics and semantic connections in your on-page SEO processes. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand talks about applying those ideas in ways that will boost your ranking potential and inform your keyword research. Click on the whiteboard image above
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Moz Local Now Syncs with Google My Business (Plus, a Sweet Free Tool!)

March 10, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by dudleycarrUntil now, I was confident that developing a software service had never been compared to assembling furniture from Ikea (no Google searches were done to prove this assertion). Believe it or not, we unlocked this achievement while working on the Google My Business API. The piece of "furniture" we constructed? We built the recliner that allows you to sit back and have your locations automatically imported from Google My Business
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SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, or SMM: Which Services Sell Best?

March 9, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by Alex-T[Estimated read time: 12 minutes] Each search query in Google is a demand signal for us digital marketers. If you know exactly what users are looking for, you can easily spot what they're likely to buy. From a common sense point of view, it's quite logical to say that if users search for something more, they are able (and likely) to buy more. As it turns out, this correlation doesn't work within digital marketing niches. The comme
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How to Feed a Hummingbird: Improve Your On-Page SEO with Related Topics in Moz Pro

March 9, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by jon.whiteSEO is changing. We can no longer rely on keyword targeting alone to optimize our content. Whether we should focus on topics or keywords is a debate in progress. But figuring out which topics can influence the SERP is, at best, a manual process; at worst, it's a timesuck that can take hours out of your day. TL;DR Today we've launched a new feature in Moz Pro that can help you make sense of how search engines understand topics
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Where & How do Top Startups Get Their Links?

March 8, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by dohertyjf[Estimated read time: 7 minutes] As a startup founder myself, it feels weird to talk about startups through the lens of backlinks. After all, there are so many other things to worry about — how's my cash flow? Are my employees getting paid? How does the deal flow look? Are we going to hit our targets for this month/quarter? Why is the website/app so slow? Did that vendor pay us that huge amount they owe? What if I told you th
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An update on the Webmaster Central Blog

March 8, 2016 | SEO Resources
We've got a new URL!You may have noticed the Google Webmaster Central blog has a new address: webmasters.googleblog.com. That's because starting today, Google is moving its blogs to a new domain to help people recognize when they're reading an official blog from Google. These changes will roll out to all of Google's blogs over time. The previous address will redirect to the new domain, so your bookmarks and links will continue to work. Unfortunat
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The Advanced Guide to Online Publicity Campaigns

March 7, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by SamuelScott[Estimated read time: 55 minutes] No one cares about your company or product. Unless your CEO is Steve Jobs or your product is Google Glass, very few journalists and bloggers are going to write about you directly, because they're reluctant to give free press to for-profit businesses. Few people are going to share something on social media that will only help a corporation to make more money. To gain significant media covera
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Match Your Local SEO to Your Business Type with the Local SEO Checklist

March 6, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by MiriamEllis[Estimated read time: 13 minutes] Is your brand visible to potential customers? If you're a local business and you haven't nailed down your local SEO, you're missing the opportunity to be seen when that customer searches on desktop or on mobile. But local SEO isn't some mysterious entity. It's a series of concerted steps. And we can help you tailor those local SEO efforts to your business model. Simply find your business ty
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Discovering Which Sites Your Target Audience Visits - Whiteboard Friday

March 3, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfish[Estimated read time: 8 minutes] Identifying your target market is only one-fifth of the battle. If you want to win the proverbial war, you have to know your audience inside and out. Discovering the sites they visit and using that knowledge to your advantage is key, but the best practices to do so can feel unclear. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand outlines a five-step process to more effectively reach and market to your target
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Eye Tracking in 2016: How Searchers Interact with Mobile SERPs vs. Desktop

March 2, 2016 | SEO Resources
Posted by rMaynes1[Estimated read time: 8 minutes] In 2014, Mediative released an eye-tracking study that looked at how Google's Search Engine Results Page (SERP) has changed over the last decade, and how searcher behavior has adapted as a result. We learned that: Top organic results are no longer always in the top-left corner, so users look elsewhere to find them. Mobile devices have habitually conditioned searchers to scan vertically more th
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