SEO Website Analytics: Going One Step Deeper Into GA

Posted by Brie-E-AndersonWebsite analytics can tell us a lot about our audience and how they interact with our site. Oftentimes, we rely heavily on these analytics for reporting. But what if I told you that Google Analytics provides data that can be used as a strategy tool? In this post, we are going to quickly look at three very specific, very actionable Google Analytics views for uncovering SEO … [Read more...]

Every Metric Is A Vanity Metric

Posted by Dr-PeteMarketers can get caught up in specific metrics, focusing on those data points that make you look good in reporting, but don’t help you understand your performance. In this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, Dr. Pete discusses the vanity we bring to the metrics we track, and how to take a better, more realistic view of your results. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a … [Read more...]

What I Found After Experimenting with Google Discover for Two Months

Posted by MobersteinI’m completely fascinated by Google’s Discover Feed. Besides the fact that it serves highly-relevant content, it also seems beyond the reach of being gamed. In a way, it almost seems beyond the reach of pure SEO (which makes it downright tantalizing to me). It all made me want to understand what makes the feed tick. So I did what any sensible person would do. I spent the better … [Read more...]

How to Resolve Duplicate Content

Posted by meghanpahinuiWhat is duplicate content, and why is it a concern for your website? Better yet, how can you find it and fix it? In this week's episode of Whiteboard Friday, Moz Learn Team specialist, Meghan, walks through some handy (and hunger-inducing) analogies to help you answer these questions! Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video … [Read more...]

Google Posts: Conversion Factor — Not Ranking Factor

Posted by Greg_GiffordWhile Google Posts aren’t a ranking factor, they can still be an incredibly effective resource for increasing local business conversions — when used correctly. This week’s Whiteboard Friday host, Greg Gifford, shows you how to put your best post forward. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans. … [Read more...]

How to Explain Domain Authority to a Non-SEO

Posted by OrbiteerDo you ever have to explain the importance of Domain Authority to clients or co-workers who have little or no SEO experience? If so, this week’s Whiteboard Friday host — Andy Crestodina — walks through how to get your message across successfully. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription SEO is actually really hard to … [Read more...]

Impactful SEO Audits for B2B

Posted by carlycsA comprehensive audit of your B2B website can mean the difference between winning new clients and losing them to the competition. In this brand new episode of Whiteboard Friday, guest host Carly Schoonhoven walks you through four areas that can take your audits to the next level. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video … [Read more...]

Using STAT to Identify Featured Snippet Opportunities

Posted by Zoe.PeglerWinning the featured snippet for a target keyword means increased traffic to that page, and you can use STAT to achieve those wins. In this week's episode of Whiteboard Friday, Moz Learning and Development Specialist Zoe Pegler walks you through how you can do so in five easy steps. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video … [Read more...]

Finding Keyword Opportunities Without Historical Data

Posted by Imogen_DaviesAt Google’s Search On event in October last year, Prabhakar Raghavan explained that 15% of daily queries are ones that have never been searched before. If we take the latest figures from Internet Live Stats, which state 3.5 billion queries are searched every day, that means that 525 million of those queries are brand new. That is a huge number of opportunities waiting to be … [Read more...]

A (Re)Introduction to Guest Posting

Posted by CitationLabsGarrett French — founder of Citation Labs and all around link building expert — takes you on a comprehensive walkthrough of guest posting on sites supported by sales. Why is this a good strategy? How do your posts benefit these websites? How do you start and what websites do you reach out to? Watch to find out! Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution … [Read more...]

Investigating Traffic Upticks

Posted by jocameronIn this week's episode of Whiteboard Friday, Jo Cameron — Moz’s Learning Team Manager — dives into the process of addressing and capitalizing on traffic spikes, including how to determine where traffic is coming from and what to do with the increased attention. Enjoy! Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hi. … [Read more...]

Avoiding False Conversions in Google Analytics

Posted by R0bin_L0rdPreface The first half of this post is a quick rundown of some of the standard ways in which your conversions could be going awry. The second half of this post — everything after “How to filter conversions with Tag Manager” is an advanced way of intelligently filtering conversions using Tag Manager and cookies. If you’re confident you’ve already covered your bases, feel free … [Read more...]

The Link Building Webslog

Posted by rjonesx.This is not the link building article you — or really anyone — were probably hoping for. It isn't a step-by-step guide to getting the best backlinks, it isn't some list of hot tips or new opportunities, and it isn't the announcement of some great tool. What it is, unashamedly, is a window into the brutal slog that is outreach-based link building. What can you expect? 1. YELLING … [Read more...]

The Local SEO Stats & Practical Tactics of Google’s Top-Ranked Grocery Stores

Posted by MiriamEllis Grocery stores belong at the center of the 2021 local SEO industry conversation. Other than medical facilities, no enterprise stands out more clearly on the map as essential to daily life in the US, and few verticals have had to adapt more rapidly in mid-flight than our neighborhood food stores in the COVID-19 era. From independent grocers to major supermarket chains, there … [Read more...]

SEO Competitive Analysis for B2B — Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Joyce.CollardeIn the B2B space, it's important to be realistic about who your competitors are. Keeping that rule in mind, in our last Whiteboard Friday episode before 2021, guest presenter Joyce Collardé of Obility walks you through how to conduct a competitive SEO audit, helping you address your improvement areas and surpass your competition in the SERPs.  Click on the whiteboard … [Read more...]

3 Creative Ways to Give Your Content Efforts a Boost — Best of Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishWe know that content is our doorway to earning countless SEO benefits for our sites. Admittedly, though, it’s too easy to get stuck in a rut after one too many content marketing campaigns. In this 2017 holiday edition of Whitebeard Friday (see what we did there?), Rand offers three novel ways to add sparkle to your content creation efforts. Click on the whiteboard image above to … [Read more...]

How to Come Up With Tangential Content Ideas — Whiteboard Friday

Posted by amandamilliganYour brand has probably used content marketing to generate awareness and engagement, but have you tried tangential content? In this brand new episode of Whiteboard Friday, Amanda Milligan of Fractl is here to walk you through what tangential content is, why it's useful, and how to create it.  Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new … [Read more...]

Image Link Building — Best of Whiteboard Friday

Posted by BritneyMullerLast week, we took you into the future with SEO expert Britney Muller to explore link prospecting in 2021. This week, we're going back in time — all the way to 2017 — for her concrete advice on an important part of building links: image link building. Image link building is a delicate art. There are some distinct considerations from traditional link building, and doing it … [Read more...]

Business as Unusual: How to Communicate Your New and Updated Services with Google My Business

Posted by ktaingSince the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, business owners have had to move quickly to make drastic changes in their services to meet searchers’ new needs in a continuously unpredictable landscape. While “Near me” searches saw a slight drop in early 2020, since then, have maintained a steady increase, further solidifying the need for brands and businesses of all sizes to be … [Read more...]

Location Data + Reviews: The 1–2 Punch of Local SEO (Updated for 2020)

Posted by MiriamEllis Get found. Get chosen. It’s the local SEO two-step at the heart of every campaign. It’s the 1-2 punch combo that hinges on a balance of visible, accurate contact data, and a volunteer salesforce of consumer reviewers who are supporting your rise to local prominence. But here’s the thing: while managed location data and reviews may be of equal and complementary power, they … [Read more...]

5 SEO Tactics to Maximize Internal Links — Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardAre you using internal links to their full potential? Probably not. Luckily, Cyrus is here with five tips to help you boost your internal linking strategy — and your site performance — in this brand new Whiteboard Friday. Resources for further reading: • Should SEOs Care About Internal Links?• Internal Linking Best Practices Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high … [Read more...]

Sustainable Link Building: Increasing Your Chances of Getting Links — Best of Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Paddy_MooganLink building campaigns shouldn't have a start-and-stop date — they should be ongoing, continuing to earn you links over time. In this informative and enduringly relevant 2018 edition of Whiteboard Friday, guest host Paddy Moogan shares strategies to achieve sustainable link building, the kind that makes your content efforts lucrative far beyond your initial campaigns for … [Read more...]

4 Google My Business Fields That Impact Ranking (and 3 That Don’t) — Whiteboard Friday

Posted by JoyHawkinsWith so many customization options in your Google My Business profile, it can be tough to decide what to focus on. But when it comes to ranking on the SERP, there are actually only four GMB fields that influence where your business will land. In this brand new Whiteboard Friday, MozCon speaker and owner/founder of Sterling Sky, Joy Hawkins, takes us through the fields she and … [Read more...]

10 Basic SEO Tips to Index + Rank New Content Faster — Best of Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardWhen you publish new content, you want users to find it ranking in search results as fast as possible. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks in the SEO toolbox to help you accomplish this goal. Sit back, turn up your volume, and let Cyrus Shepard show you exactly how in this popular and informative episode of Whiteboard Friday. [Note: #3 isn't covered in the … [Read more...]