Google Core Updates: Stop Analyzing Them Like It’s 2013

  NOTE: This is Part One of a post I drafted back in March of 2019! My goal at the time was to shed light on what I saw were a lot of misconceptions around how people were viewing core updates. I think the entire paradigm of how we view core updates should be completely different than

115: How To Actually Do an SEO Ranking Analysis – w/Micah Fisher-Kirshner

In this episode: The differences between eCommerce SEO and B2B SEO (tactics and strategies) Crawl optimization on Seasonal Sites Developing internal SEO documentation How he helps companies needing operational expertise with SEO to help them grow – and using SEO skills to help find and vet companies to purchase and grow Beyond just basic keyword

114: Big Retailer SEO, Power BI, CTR & Rankings (Data) w/Claudia Higgins

In this episode: Doing SEO for a big retailer What an SEO Insight Technology Manager does Using PPC to Strategize for SEO Why/when/how to use Power BI What is the “data hulk”?! Does CTR actually impact ranking? (Based on data) Strategically dealing with Holiday and Seasonal content Communicating SEO value to executives. Claudia Higgins is

113: Advanced Analytics for SEO: Panel from TechSEO Boost 2019

This special episode was recorded live on stage at TechSEO Boost in Boston on December 5th 2019. I was honored to host a panel on Advanced Analytics for SEO with some really smart guests: Aja Frost – Hubspot Jim Gianoglio – Bounteous Colleen Harris – CDK Global Alexis Sanders – Merkle In this episode, you

Master Your Homepage Meta Descriptions Now (Plus, 15 Inspiring Examples!)

Why … Meta Descriptions? Aren’t meta descriptions basic, boring SEO 101? How about javascript crawling or some of this other stuff over here? Answer: I see a LOT of terrible, mindlessly written meta descriptions out there. Take … Macy’s for example: Yuck! Yet, there are 18 million … eighteen million searches a month for ‘macys’. Think of all the

Why I Won’t Guest Post For Leads

The problem I personally have with “trying” to write for “leads” or business results is it falls out of my true nature, out of my character and out of my comfort zone. It violates the very core of who I am. I never blogged, or wrote, or spoke to get business. But it did. I

Predicting Content Success With Twitter Analytics & “Favorited Rate”

UPDATE: Getting access to Twitter Analytics seems to be unclear in some cases. I posted this for anyone needing info on how to access it (please let me know if you still have trouble). If you already have access to Organic Tweet Analytics, read on for one way to come up with content ideas… Do you

Metrics Are What You Get From Content, Not Why You Create It

7 REAL Reasons For Content. And A Free Cheat Sheet! This post isn’t going to tell you that content is for surface level vanity metrics like links, shares or traffic. You hear that all the time, now that “content marketing” is the new link building. But it’s being framed wrong. And if you let it,

Stop Pulling My (Redirect) Chain! Find & Fix Them, Here’s How

Undoing Redirect Chains = Instant ROI Want something you can do TODAY that will have an immediate effect on your SEO? Recently Screaming Frog added a report called “redirect chains” to their export options. And if you get a little creative there’s tons of value you can get from this one report. This post is

Your Site Needs Proprietary Keywords: Introducing Propwords

The Story Of An Exact Match Domain, Penguin and Anchor Text In January of 2013, I was hired to do a quick review of a site that had been suffering badly from Penguin 1. I won’t disclose the site here. But it was a one word exact match domain (this word receives 60,500 searches a