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EDGE of the Web is a weekly digital marketing podcast discussing all things in Digital Marketing: SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and more. Host Erin Sparks discusses the latest news and trends in the digital marketing industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in marketing. Visit our website at edgeofthewebradio.com to see all of our past shows and videos.

EDGE of the Web is a weekly digital marketing podcast discussing all things in Digital Marketing: SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and more. Host Erin Sparks discusses the latest news and trends in the digital marketing industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in marketing. Visit our website at edgeofthewebradio.com to see all of our past shows and videos.


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EDGE of the Web is a weekly digital marketing podcast discussing all things in Digital Marketing: SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and more. Host Erin Sparks discusses the latest news and trends in the digital marketing industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in marketing. Visit our website at edgeofthewebradio.com to see all of our past shows and videos.




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News from Episode 372 with Benjamin Shapiro

Why Podcasters Need Google Podcasts Manager This new service from Google includes tools for more actively managing podcasts for Google Search as well as analytics on podcast listeners and new podcaster community forum. Podcasts Are the New Spoken-Word Channel In the latest Spoken Word Audio Report, Edison Research documents the continued rise of podcasting as the way people are consuming spoken-word audio, and the stats are impressive! Updated Google Quality Rater Guidelines Emphasize “Needs...


371 | Fifteen Years of SEO with Will Critchlow

This week's featured guest is Will Critchlow, CEO of SearchPilot, a company owned by the founders of Distilled. SearchPilot focuses on its SEO A/B testing and meta-CMS technology (previously known as Distilled ODN). We covered a number of things regarding the history of Search and also deep-dived into the development of SearchPilot. After covering the last 15 years of SEO we went into how the machine learning era is going to evolve SEO. You won't want to miss EDGE of the Web episode 371! Key...


News from 371 with Will Critchlow

Topics covered in this week's news: New data-sharing regulations causes Facebook to reconsider operations in Europe The new Web Stories WordPress plugin by Google has been publicly released Authority profile? What Google hinted at in a recent blog post about the last core update.


News from 370 with Paul Shapiro

More AR and VR Options Coming from Facebook When Facebook launches its AR Glasses next year, will you be lining up for a pair? There’s more happening in the VR/AR pipeline that you might have thought. Recovering from a Google Manual Action Takes Time Depending on what happened and why, recovering from a manual action by Google is going to take some time, and you’ve got to be realistic about what it means for rankings. Delayed Search Console Reporting Confirmed by Google Google is...


370 | Enterprise In-House SEO Advantages with Paul Shapiro

This week's featured guest is Paul Shapiro, founder of Online Geniuses, a Slack Chat-based community for internet marketers. He is a programmer and is very fond of horror movies and board games. In fact, he also operates a board game blog. He was on our show back March 2016, when we first discussed AMP on the show. This episode we discussed all things SEO. Tune-in to learn more about SEO during the EDGE of the Web episode 370. Key topics discussed during the show: Agency vs in-house SEO...


News from 368 with Jeroen Corthout

Online-Only Grocery Stores Experiment by Whole Foods They call them “dark stores” because they’re not for walk-in customers. Instead, they only fulfill online orders for grocery delivery. Is this the future of supermarket retail? New Membership Service: Walmart+ Consumer retail juggernaut Walmart’s new membership service comes with an annual or monthly membership fee, includes unlimited shipping, and offers other perks. Could Call Analytics be Your Missing Link? Google search ads result in...


369 | Google Ads Hiding Data with Kirk Williams and Sam Ruchlewicz

This week we called upon two of our friends, Kirk Williams and Sam Ruchlewicz, to join episode 369 of EDGE of the Web. Kirk is the owner of ZATO, his Paid Search PPC micro-agency of experts, and has been working in Digital Marketing since 2009. Sam is Vice President, Digital Strategist, and Data Analyst at Warschawski. Sam oversees client accounts and is responsible for both the strategic direction and execution of all integrated digital marketing and data analytics initiatives. With the...


368 | Sales Automation and the Human Element with Jeroen Corthout

Our featured guest on episode 368 of EDGE of the Web is Jeroen Corthout, CEO and co-founder of Salesflare, the intelligent CRM that startups and small businesses love to use. Salesflare’s mission is to automate everything in sales, but the irreplaceable human contact. It gathers this information from emails, email signatures, social profiles, and more. Everything automatically appears in your address book. Jeroen shares his knowledge and some insights on CRMs along with selling during...


367 | State of the YouTube Address with Tim Schmoyer

Our featured guest on EDGE of the Web episode 367 is Tim Schmoyer, CEO of Video Creators. In 2006, Tim was in graduate school and wanted to introduce his girlfriend to his family across the country, so he uploaded videos to YouTube of them hanging out together. Others started watching, which freaked him out a bit, so he started digging into YouTube to figure out how it worked. In 2011, he became the first creator to start training YouTube creators. Today his company, Video Creators, has been...


News from 367 with Tim Schmoyer

Beta Launch of “Horizon” VR Social Experience by Facebook Horizon is Facebook’s sandbox creation tool for virtual reality experiences, which it wants to broaden while also keeping it social as it enters its next phase of development. Will Apple Launch a Search Engine to Compete with Google? The signs include Apple hiring more search engineers, making changes to its Spotlight Search mobile engine to bypass Google results, and is beefing up its webcrawling Applebot. Microsoft and Walmart Team...


News from 366 with John Mueller

Google Unconference: Sold Out! After seeing its Unconference completely sold out, Google has announced it will offer a virtual Webmaster Conference later this year to keep the momentum going. After Content is Indexed, Keywords in URLs are Less Important Tired of twisting yourself in knots about keywords in URLs for the SEO factor? John Mueller of Google notes their impact is minimal once the content of a page has been indexed. Enhanced News Storytelling Capabilities with Licensed Content...


366 | SEO Myths with John Mueller

This week's featured guest is the one, the only, John Mueller from Google. If you don't know, John is the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google. He’s been working at Google since September of 2007. He works together with the Webmaster Central, Sitemaps, and Search Quality teams at Google and helps to make sure that information flows freely between webmasters and the engineers at Google. He regularly writes for the Google Webmaster Central blog and is an avid participant in the Webmaster...


News from 365 with Julie Friedman Bacchini

The Google Update that Wasn’t The chatter began flying fast and furious about a possible update to the Google Search Algorithm on Saturday August 15, and it looked like a big one. But by Tuesday it was called a “glitch.” Heading Tags are Important to Google Put simply, Google’s John Mueller indicated that heading tags do matter and are considered a “strong signal” of the content on a web page. Capturing Leads Through YouTube for Google Ads? Yes You Can! New to YouTube are lead form...


365 | Paid Ad Challenges Over The Years with Julie Friedman Bacchini

This week's featured guest is Julie F. Bacchini, President of Neptune Moon LLC. She has been in the PPC game since the days of LookSmart and Overture, she has truly seen it all. She and her blog have been on many top influencer lists over the past few years, including the PPC Hero Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts. She has presented on PPC topics locally and at industry events such as Hero Conference and SMX East. We deep-dived into the changes over the years when it comes to paid...


364 | Cancel Culture in the Workplace with Max Yoder

This week's featured guest is Max Yoder, Co-Founder and CEO of Lessonly. Lessonly is an online training software that helps teams learn, practice, and Do Work Better. Max provides us his insights into his unique perspective on building good culture, values, and work ethics with employees in the workplace. If you are wanting to learn how to grow a strong culture, core values, and hard work ethics then this is the episode you need to tune into. Learn more from Max by checking out the EDGE of...


News from 364 with Max Yoder

How Unstoppable is Google? The big tech companies have been in the hot-seat of Congressional hearings because they’re seen by some as monopolistic. Here’s how Google’s CEO responded in testimony. Is Google Analytics Used Ranking Search Results? Some have speculated that Google is actually using Google Analytics as part of its search results ranking process. John Mueller of Google weighs in to shed some light on the theory. How is Video-Watching Behavior Changing? Snapchat’s Study If...


News from 363 with Jessica Bowman

Details on the Hack of Prominent Twitter Accounts A total of 130 accounts were impacted, although personal information was compromised for only eight of those. Affected high-profile accounts included Joe Biden, Barak Obama, and Jeff Bezos. Tweet Carousels on Google Search? Gone for now In the wake of a serious hack on 130 prominent Twitter accounts, Google search results pages no longer feature a carousel of tweets. This may just be temporary, but time will tell. Is Search More an Art or a...


363 | Team SEO Training in the Corporation with Jessica Bowman

This week’s featured guest on EDGE of the Web is Jessica Bowman, Founder/CEO of SEOinhouse.com. Jessica is a marketer who comes from an IT background, bridging the gap between both project requirements and how marketing and IT need to collaborate more effectively. Her diverse experience in project management, website usability, and process analysis gives her insight into what needs tweaked, in your complicated enterprise-level world. She has a systematic approach to transform your SEO...


News from 362 with Gary Illyes

Will Facebook Ban Political Ads? Social media platforms increasingly find themselves saddled with sorting out what to do about political ads on their platforms, and Facebook appears to be reconsidering its stance on this. E-A-T Features Prominently in Revamped Google Discover Help Document If you haven’t looked at the Google Discover Help Document lately, you may not recognize it when you do. It’s been completely overhauled, and E-A-T is an important section to see. Long-Term Outlook of...


362 | Sunshine and Happiness from Google with Gary Illyes

Can you really consider yourself a digital marketer if you don’t know Gary Illyes? EDGE of the Web had the absolute honor to have the one and only Gary as this week's featured guest on episode 362! For those that don’t know Gary, he is a Webmaster Trends Analyst but according to his Twitter bio he's also the House Elf and Chief of Sunshine and Happiness at Google. He has a difficult job to communicate about search with the world and the updates from constant Google algorithm updates. Tune in...