Category: Content & Writing

Attention + intensity: Tips for navigating the new age of media strategy

As marketers and brands have seen, the prevalence of digital video has transformed how consumers access media and content. Essentially, video is not the future, it’s the “now”. According to Cisco, global IP video traffic will represent 82 percent of...

/ May 11, 2018

Beyond keywords: What really matters in SEO content

Just when we thought the saying “Content is king” was gone for good, there it goes showing its sneaky little face again in the search engine optimization (SEO) world. Bearing in mind also that “Content is queen,” it appears that...

/ May 9, 2018

Ask the SMXpert: Keyword research and copywriting

The Ask the SMXpert series continues the question and answer (Q&A) segment of sessions held at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2018. The following Q&A is from the Keyword Research and Copywriting for Search Success Bootcamp with Christine Churchill, with...

/ May 9, 2018

How to turn a boring email into an irresistible link pitch

Link building starts with an email between two people. More often than not, these are two people who don’t know each other. Yes, you know who this person is since you’re sending the email, and you think she will love your...

/ May 8, 2018

Link building is complicated: A rebuttal

Search Engine Land recently published a column by Julie Joyce about how we often overcomplicate link building, and when I read it, something surprising happened. I actually disagreed with her. Well, I sort of disagree with her. I do agree the...

/ May 8, 2018

Ask the SMXpert: Google manual penalties explained

The Ask the SMXpert series continues with the question and answer (Q&A) segment of sessions held at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2018. Today’s Q&A is from the All Google Manual Penalties Explained session with speaker Kaspar Szymanski, with an introduction...

/ May 7, 2018

Where to find ideas for content your audience will love, look at and link to

Creating useful and engaging content is an essential part of search engine optimization (SEO) and link building today. While it often feels fun and exciting in the beginning, it can quickly become a monotonous task that you dread. I mean,...

/ May 4, 2018

Searcher intent: The secret ingredient behind successful content development

Google’s goal is to satisfy a searcher’s intent. When a user finds what they’re looking for after clicking on an organic search result, that’s a success. Sounds easy enough, but things get complicated when there are multiple results that may...

/ May 2, 2018

Look Ma, no keywords! Phrase-free AdWords campaigns are here

Some brick-and-mortar advertisers logged into accounts in late February to find new campaigns named “Local Search Ads Experiment Campaign” populated in AdWords. Google has confirmed that these campaigns are currently running for select advertisers only and promote verified business locations in local search...

/ May 2, 2018