The Perfect Blog Post Length and Publishing Frequency is B?!!$#÷x - Whiteboard Friday

August 17, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishThe perfect blog post length or publishing frequency doesn't actually exist. "Perfect" isn't universal — your content's success depends on tons of personalized factors. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains why the idea of "perfect" is baloney when it comes to your blog, and lists what you should actually be looking for in a successful publishing strategy. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/vhkmto6gk4?videoFoam=true C
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Personalizing Search Results at Google

August 16, 2017 | SEO Resources
One thing most SEOs are aware of is that search results at Google are sometimes personalized for searchers; but it's not something that I've seen too much written about. So when I came across a patent that is about personalizing search results, I wanted to dig in, and see if it could give us more insights. The patent was an updated continuation patent, and I love to look at those, because it is possible to compare changes to claims from an ol
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5 Ways a Hypermedia API Simplifies Ecommerce

August 16, 2017 | Web Marketing
Companies want to engage more customers, in more ways, and in more environments. But with all the new digital experiences available, consistency is proving difficult. Customers shouldn't notice the technology but must remember the experience. That's a tall order for ecommerce systems. We talked with Matt Bishop, Elastic Path's principal architect, to understand more about how an API-based commerce system works and why hypermedia makes ecommerce e
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5 Tips to Help Show ROI from Local SEO

August 14, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by JoyHawkinsEarlier this year, when I was first writing my advanced local SEO training, I reached out to some users who work for local SEO agencies and asked them what they'd like more training on. The biggest topic I got as a result was related to tracking and reporting value to small business owners. My clients will often forward me reports from their prior SEO company, expressing that they have no idea what they were getting for their
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SEO Above the Funnel: Getting More Traffic When You Can’t Rank Any Higher

August 13, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Tom.CapperNormally, as SEOs, we follow a deceptively simple process. We identify how people are searching for our product, then we build or optimize pages or websites to match searcher intent, we make sure Google can find, understand, and trust it, and we wait for the waves of delicious traffic to roll in.It's not always that simple, though. What if we have the right pages, but just can't rank any higher? What if we're already satisfyin
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4 Key Questions to Ask Before Selecting an Enterprise Commerce Platform

August 13, 2017 | Web Marketing
The digital commerce platform market has undergone significant changes over the last several years. Acquisitions, technology advancements, and customer expectations have altered the commerce platform landscape and left brands wondering if their investment will realize an ROI, or more fundamentally if their platform provider will still be around in 5 years.Protect the investment you are about to make by asking some simple, yet powerful, questions.
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Google (Almost Certainly) Has an Organic Quality Score (Or Something a Lot Like It) that SEOs Need to Optimize For - Whiteboard Friday

August 10, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishEntertain the idea, for a moment, that Google assigned a quality score to organic search results. Say it was based off of click data and engagement metrics, and that it would function in a similar way to the Google AdWords quality score. How exactly might such a score work, what would it be based off of, and how could you optimize for it? While there's no hard proof it exists, the organic quality score is a concept that's been p
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How to Find Your Competitor’s Backlinks - Next Level

August 9, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by BrianChildsWelcome to the newest installment of our educational Next Level series! In our last episode, Brian Childs equipped copywriters with the tools they need to succeed with SEO. Today, he's back to share how to use Open Site Explorer to find linking opportunities based upon your competitors' external inbound links. Read on and level up!In Moz's SEO training classes, we discuss how to identify and prioritize sources of backlinks us
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11 Lessons Learned from Failed Link Building Campaigns

August 7, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by kerryjonesWe've created more than 800 content campaigns at Fractl over the years, and we'd be lying if we told you every single one was a hit. The Internet is a finicky place. You can't predict with 100% accuracy if your content will perform well. Sometimes what we think is going to do OK ends up being a massive hit. And there have been a few instances where we'd expect a campaign to be a huge success but it went on to garner lackluster
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Overcoming Corporate Roadblocks for Enterprise SEO Efficacy

August 6, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by jaredgardner"You don't have an SEO strategy problem. You have an organizational efficacy problem." That is typically what I tell our new clients at Red Door Interactive (RDI). Poor organizational efficacy can be caused by several things, most commonly a lack of labor, a lack of knowledge, or a lack of senior executive buy-in and direction. Many people would say "efficiency" is a more accurate term than "efficacy," but I like to remind p
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