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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.

Location:

Indianapolis, IN

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

3725 East Southport Road, Ste A Indianapolis, IN 46227 317-882-8500


Episodes

409 | Community Narratives with Carolyn Lyden of Search Engine Land

4/9/2021
Ahead of SMX Create (April 13) we have the answer to what narratives are going to be top-of-mind in the SEO community post-pandemic. Carolyn Lyden, Director of Search Content at Search Engine Land and SMX, is on-the-record for dedicating herself towards raising up women and BIPOC business leaders. If a story affects marketers, Search Engine Land is going to tell you about it. [00:03:53] How did the Director of Content for Search Engine Land start in SEO? [00:09:03] Coming into the editorial...

Duration:00:32:12

408 | News from the EDGE | Week of 4.5.2021

4/6/2021
We grabbed the top headlines of the week and complained about a couple of google overreaches, in your host’s humble opinion. Here what Erin and Mordy took on: [00:03:24] Company Knowledge Panels Showing Competitors on Google You can imagine some choice words might be said when a business looks at its Google knowledge panel(s) to see “alternatives” included who are competitors. [00:09:23] Expanded FAQs for Google Page Experience and Core Web Vitals Update The Google core web vitals and page...

Duration:00:25:59

407 | Content Reuse with Ashley Segura

4/5/2021
Ashley Segura, Co-Founder and Operations VP of TopHatSocial, explains how to navigate the challenges of repurposing content in your omnichannel digital strategy. She recommends auditing your content quarterly, explains what you should be looking for and how to use the insights for your next content plan. And if you haven’t started using SlideShare yet, don’t start now. [00:03:43] What is content reuse in content marketing [00:04:58] When should you not repurpose content? [00:08:16] Is there...

Duration:00:21:46

406 | News from the EDGE | Week of 3.29.2021

3/30/2021
Mordy joins Erin to go through some of the digital news on episode 406. [00:03:18] Will the SEMrush IPO Make a Splash? SEMrush went public last week with an IPO, including a total valuation approaching $2 billion. This is the first major IPO of a company that is laser-focused on SEO, not just digital marketing in general. [00:06:06] Hotel Property Promotion Ads Now Available Globally Google has launched its hotel property promotion ads initiative to help users see these ads when searching...

Duration:00:30:43

405 | Content Market Business Goals with Ashley Segura

3/29/2021
[00:06:13] How content consumption has changed in the last few years. [00:08:15] This virtual atmosphere is going to be permanent, to a scale. [00:09:36] Beginning content marketing research and building a repeatable model [00:12:09] Look at the data first [00:13:57] Watch what your competitors are doing [00:17:36] Does our content marketing get skewed with topics that are trending too much? [00:21:51] Establishing business goals in content marketing [00:24:36] How do you measure trust?

Duration:00:31:29

404 | The EDGE of the Web 404 Page Awards Show

3/24/2021
We had a fantastic time with our 404-page contest, where we had our listeners submit their favorite three 404, Page Cannot Be Found pages from across the ‘net. We had over 90 submissions and found a huge spectrum of functional and entertaining pages to engage audiences that land on a missing page. Our contest winner will get a fantastic podcasting kit that we hand picked for the event. Join our judges Mordy Oberstein, Jason Barnard, JR Oakes, Lily Ray and our host Erin Sparks as we go over...

Duration:01:08:59

EP 403 | SEO Testing Methodologies with Kevin Indig

3/22/2021
Kevin Indig, SEO Director of Shopify, in his second part of our interview, covers the scientific methodology and mindset necessary for SEO improvements as Google evolves. We discussed in detail the opportunities to test with reversion control and baseline factors to clearly produce SEO results to the C-suite execs. SEOs need to be watching business results, not ranks. Check out this interview and tell us your thoughts about what we covered. [00:04:04] When Kevin witnessed changes in Google,...

Duration:00:33:27

402 | News from the EDGE | Week of 3.15.2021

3/16/2021
Mordy joins Erin to go through some of the digital news on episode 402. We have a special Twitter contest for the best 404 page for our upcoming 404 episode. It was either that or have an episode you just wouldn’t be able to find, right? Get it? [00:04:51] YouTube Creators Outside the US: Tax Withholding Coming from Google? Google is going to be required to withhold taxes for non-US YouTube creators who earn money from US citizens viewing their videos. [00:09:01]Local Estimated Prices Near...

Duration:00:31:15

EP 401 | Micro Conversions and the ROI of SEO with Kevin Indig

3/11/2021
Kevin Indig, Director of SEO at Shopify, shares some truly radical concepts towards how SEOs and business stakeholders should understand the ROI of SEO. Moving away from linear models and departing from transaction-based success goals leads us to understand behavioral modeling. Micro Conversions map our trail of understanding of how valuable SEO really is now and into the future. [00:04:27] Kevin Indig’s history [00:07:24] What are the Director Of SEO responsibilities? [00:13:14] Did Shopify...

Duration:00:35:41

400 | News from the EDGE | Week of 3.08.2021

3/9/2021
[00:06:07] Will Google Pass the Cost of Digital Ad Taxes to US Advertisers? Maryland is the first state to pass a tax on digital advertising. In countries such as the UK, Austria, and Turkey, Google has passed those costs to advertisers. Will it do the same in the US? [00:14:48] Search Results are Being Upgraded at Microsoft Bing The five key Bing features being updated include intuitive highlighting of content, integrated visual search, expandable carousels, infographic-like SERPs, and...

Duration:00:35:11

399 | Link Building and Website Flipping with Craig Campbell

3/5/2021
Craig Campbell visited the EDGE team to share some key understandings around Personal Blog Networks for inbound link building. He also shared his many tips for “website flipping”: finding old domains, making them sparkle and building the value of the site for sale. Entrepreneurship is the name of the game here today on the EDGE. [00:02:35] Is there Black Hat & White Hat SEO anymore? [00:09:26] What are PBNs? [00:14:19] How tough is SEO now? [00:17:43] How does the process of buying websites...

Duration:00:33:57

397 | Leaving the Digital Agency Life with Craig Campbell

2/26/2021
Craig Campbell, long time SEO, gives us a deep and dark look into the running of an agency and how it can affect you. There are stresses and challenges there that are not for the faint of heart. Is running a digital agency worth it in the long run, especially if it harms your health? Frank candor is the coin of the realm and Erin and Craig share some common ground on this episode. [00:08:08] How Craig got into the consultancy space [00:12:22] Employees that leave and compete with you...

Duration:00:32:17

396 | News from the EDGE | Week of 2.22.2021

2/23/2021
[00:03:22] Site Ranking Smackdown: Wix vs WordPress All other things equal, does one website CMS (content management system) platform have an edge over the other when it comes to local search rankings? Google’s John Mueller weighed in on the topic with ideas and tips. [00:16:47] Core Web Vitals Reporting is Changing for the Better Changes in the Google Search Console often cause panic among SEOs and site owners, but the changes being made to Core Web Vitals reporting for LCP, FID, and CLS...

Duration:00:32:10

395 | Brand SERP Optimization with Jason Barnard

2/19/2021
Jason Barnard, the Brand SERP Guy, joins the EDGE to talk about Brand SERP Optimization. We cover a host of steps to improve Google’s understanding of your brand. Learn about rich site links, twitter and video card and how topical, relevant content makes its way into the Brand SERPs. This is the modern business card and managing the data brings you more into focus for Google and your customers. You cannot just ignore it. [00:07:45] Why is the Brand SERP so important? [00:10:04] Google is...

Duration:00:47:22

394 | News from the EDGE | Week of 2.15.2021

2/16/2021
[00:03:48] Desktop Users Will Now Have Messaging for Google My Business It was only a matter of time for desktop users to get GMB messaging, and it’s now rolling out, so keep an eye out for messages appearing in your GMB desktop dashboard. [00:10:19] Free Top Product Results Gets Scroll-to-Text Feature on Google Click on a result that has scroll-to-text and Google takes you to the web page and the spot on the page with relevant text is highlighted. This will now be on free top product...

Duration:00:30:13

393 | Bringing your Brand (SERP) into Focus with Jason Barnard

2/10/2021
Jason Barnard, the Brand SERP Guy, joins the EDGE to share the concept of the Brand SERP and how it affects our digital visibility. Learn about Jason’s backstory, how he came to be the leading authority with 500 knowledge panel experiments going at this moment. Also find out how he has been in Erin’s head for the last 17 years, without even knowing it. The digital business card is here and you need to learn how to bring it into “focus”. Be sure to listen to the second segment of the show as...

Duration:00:33:01

392 | News from the EDGE | Week of 2.8.2021

2/9/2021
[00:06:00] Google News and Discover Abuses Targeted by New Manual Actions When a site is reviewed by humans for alignment with Google’s webmaster guidelines, a manual action might be the result for violations, and there’s a whole new set of those manual actions. By Barry Schwartz [00:11:02] No Difference by Site Type in Google Core Web Vitals When Google provides a Core Web Vitals score for a site, it does not differ according to the type of site, although Google’s John Mueller understands...

Duration:00:26:52

391 | The SEMRush Tour: Unpacking the Digital Marketing Toolset with Fernando Angulo

2/4/2021
Fernando Angulo, Head of Communications at SEMRush, digs into the SEMRush World Data Trends of 2020 they published and we discussed the ability to see world-wide social consciousness trends. Want to get a tour through the entire SEMRush platform? We went through the platform with Fernando, and covered the three main layers of the tool. We found out Fernando’s favorites and shared our favorites as well. Get a great take on what SEMRush has in store for the future of the tool as well, on this...

Duration:00:45:51

390 | News from the EDGE | Week of 2.1.2021

2/2/2021
[00:03:35] Are Google Local Services Ads Tanking Google Ads Accounts? Google launched local services ads for lawyers in September and many lawyers are seeing steep increases in cost per conversion coupled with big drops in conversions. Those are seriously negative impacts. [00:11:05] How Will Australia React to Google’s Counter-Offer? Google has added a banner to Australian news search results expressing its willingness to pay to support Aussie journalism, essentially making a counter-offer....

Duration:00:29:42