Category: Google: SEO

Link to my awesome content, please!

In my last article, I outlined several tactics for building links in challenging industries. I focused on different ways to create link-worthy content, but as we all know, that’s only half of the equation. The other half is planning a...

/ July 11, 2018

SMX Advanced session recap: Mobile-first and AMP

I covered the Mobile-First & AMP For The Advanced SEO session from SMX Advanced. The session included the always impressive Alexis Sanders, Technical SEO Account Manager at Merkle, as well as new-to-me Kevin Malarick, SEO manager, product at Edmunds Inc....

/ July 9, 2018

Should you keep your best content on your site or send it away?

Recently, I’ve had some very enjoyable discussions with other search engine optimization specialists (SEOs) about where to place promotional content. Opinions vary and are dependent on the goals of the webmaster. Some webmasters openly ask for guest bloggers since they...

/ June 20, 2018

5 things to check if your traffic suddenly drops

No one’s immune to traffic drops, and the causes may be easy to overlook. Still, to avoid barking up the wrong tree, gather the evidence first: look closely at the overall stats for a long enough period in your Google...

/ June 19, 2018

How to determine if you’ve been hit by negative SEO

Have you ever experienced a rankings decline and suspected it was due to something a competitor was doing? For this second article, we are going to focus on the process of diagnosing whether or not you’ve been hit by negative...

/ June 15, 2018

Reducing the time it takes to write meta descriptions for large websites

Sometimes improving a website’s presence via search engine optimization (SEO) is very straightforward, and sometimes it’s not. In the case of large websites, basic SEO improvements can be a massive headache. If you’ve ever optimized a large website, you know...

/ June 14, 2018

How to understand searcher intent and use it to boost SEO rankings

Search engines exist to provide users with results that are relevant to the search query. Smart SEO campaigns are built on an understanding of how your audience searches around your industry, products and services. A key point here is understanding...

/ June 12, 2018

Priorities for diagnosing JavaScript-powered websites

In the last 20 years, Google’s search engine has changed a lot. If we take a look at technology and web development as a whole, we can see the pace of change is pretty spectacular. This website from 1998 was...

/ June 12, 2018

What do Google and a toddler have in common? Both need to learn good listening skills.

At the Sixth International Conference on Learning Representations, Jannis Bulian and Neil Houlsby, researchers at Google AI, presented a paper that shed light on new methods they’re testing to improve search results. While publishing a paper certainly doesn’t mean the methods...

/ June 5, 2018

Mobile SERP survival: Technical SEO checklist

It’s taken over a year and a half, but Google’s mobile-first indexing is finally here. The Search Console messages have begun to appear, and sites are steadily being switched over to the mobile-first indexing approach. A lot has been written...

/ June 5, 2018