Writing with Markdown for Better Content & HTML: Why & How To - Whiteboard Friday

August 3, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by wrttnwrdContent creation is hard enough without adding bad HTML into the mix. Echoing his recent talk at MozCon, we're excited to welcome Ian Lurie from Portent, Inc. on this episode of Whiteboard Friday. Learn how to cut out the cruddy code produced from writing in word processors by adopting Markup and text editors as your go-to writing solution. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/defdgc0kto?videoFoam=true Click on the whiteboard
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Ecommerce Technology: Augmenting Reality Augments the Bottomline

August 2, 2017 | Web Marketing
Augmented reality is an ecommerce technology changing the way people buy online. Different from virtual reality in which the real world is replaced by the view inside virtual reality headsets, augmented reality blends online, mobile and real-world experiences.According to the Walker Sands Future of Retail 2017 Report, consumers still enjoy the ability to touch and try a product. It's the main reason why shoppers still prefer physical stores over
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Learning to Re-Share: 4 Strategies to Renew, Refresh, and Recycle Content for Bigger Reach

August 1, 2017 | SEO Resources
Writing blog posts with an eye toward making them as evergreen as possible is one of the smartest, most time-saving-est content marketing strategies out there. There weren't a ton of tweaks to make, but we gave this popular post some love since so many people were finding it. We pepped up the headline, did a grammar and content rundown, refreshed links and images, updated social share buttons, and added more timely content. The whole process took
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The new Search Console: a sneak peek at two experimental features

August 1, 2017 | SEO Resources
Search Console was The new AMP fixing flowThe new AMP fixing experience starts with the AMP Issues report. This report shows the current AMP issues affecting your site, grouped by the underlying error. Drill down into an issue to get more details, including sample affected pages. After you fix the underlying issue, click a button to verify your fix, and have Google recrawl the pages affected by that issue. Google will notify you of the progress o
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Badges on Image Search help users find what they really want

August 1, 2017 | SEO Resources
When you want to bake cupcakes, but you don't know what kind, Image Search can help you make a decision. Finding an image with a recipe can be challenging: you might end up on a page that has only pictures of these delicious things, or a cupcake fan site that doesn't have recipes, but everything else about them.To help users find exactly what they want, Image Search on mobile devices now includes relevant badges on the thumbnails. Currently we ha
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45 Local SEO Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

July 31, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by MiriamEllisThe classic 1982 Activision game, Pitfall!, was so challenging that most players believed you could only win by running out the 20-minute clock. The real point of this adventure, however, was to gather up all of the treasures before the clock ran out on you. Isn't that just like business? You've opened the doors of your local enterprise in hopes of gathering up enough revenue before it's time to retire, and you're determined
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5 Tactics to Earn Links Without Having to Directly Ask - Whiteboard Friday

July 27, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by randfishTypical link outreach is a tired sport, and we've all but alienated most content creators with our constant link requests. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand outlines five smart ways to earn links to your site without having to beg. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/lbactxql03?videoFoam=true Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab!Video TranscriptionHowdy, Moz fans, and welcome to a
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eCommerce Solutions: 3 Weighty Reasons Why Top Brands are Abandoning the Monoliths in Droves

July 26, 2017 | Web Marketing
As companies across all industries pivot to digital, the landscape of full stack / monolithic ecommerce solutions has expanded. However, there's a now growing trend among top brands to move away from monolithic commerce technologies that combine content presentation capabilities with catalogues, carts and commerce.Gartner predicts that by 2018, more than half of all commerce sites will integrate technologies from more than 15 vendors to deliver a
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The Lazy Writer’s Guide to 30-Minute Keyword Research

July 25, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by BritneyMullerYou, a content marketing ninja, are able to wield immense SEO reach with your content in ways most SEOs (*cough* like myself) can only dream of. BUT, you're not leveraging keyword research to your advantage! The fact that you can discover how many people per month are searching for something, what words they're using, and what questions they're asking still blows my mind! Keyword research doesn't have to be a marathon bende
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A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Automation

July 24, 2017 | SEO Resources
Posted by Angela_PetteysTo say marketing automation is a complex subject is putting it mildly. On the surface it seems simple enough, but once you get just a little bit deeper into it, it's overwhelming. Even if you work with marketing automation on a daily basis, it can be hard to describe. When used correctly, marketing automation can be useful in helping sales and marketing teams do their jobs more effectively so they can reach their goals. Bu
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