When you think about it, audio is the most untapped content-type for Google (and search in general). They’ve practically mastered and dominate every other form – from text to video, maps, news, images. But Google recently announced their plans to make audio a ‘first class citizen’ in search – from podcasts to any audio in your […]
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In this episode! How Jamie decides what products to index (on a 4+ million product site) Metrics the technical SEO team at Arrow.com cares about Optimizing crawl efficiency and click depth on a large site How to run internal crawls on a 10m+ page site Using custom XML sitemaps How to find and fix re-direct chains […]
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I love this strategy in this week’s episode because it takes advantage of “sawdust” – the stuff leftover from something else, but it can be USED to provide value and get you links in return. And yes, this is a supplementary link acquisition strategy – not to necessarily replace your primary link acquisition – but you could take […]
The post 093: Earn Links By Building Your Own Stock Photo Library w/Jay Thibault appeared first on Evolving SEO.
In today’s episode! What ‘link equity’ might mean in a mobile-first index world Why you don’t need a URL to be indexed anymore Language & Keyword Indexing vs Entity Indexing What chatbots have to do with voice search Google Actions and Google Assistant Listeners questions answered (PWA’s, AMP, Google Posts, Mobile Site Speed) Why the […]
The post 092: Mobile First Indexing: A Whole New Google w/Cindy Krum appeared first on Evolving SEO.
When traffic drop issues started hitting my inbox early 2017 – I was perplexed. These weren’t the typical link penalties, thin content or panda algo issues. There was something different going on here. By March/April of 2017 I’d seen enough of these issues, and along with other SEOs started connecting the dots. In June I then published a […]
The post 091: UX & Accessibility – Essential Lessons For SEOs w/Kim Krause Berg appeared first on Evolving SEO.
I read AJ’s recent article “what I learned in 2017”. In it, he mentioned not being very excited about the SEO content being published these days. I wanted to find out why. I did, but we also ended up chatting about his unique view on recent Google updates (and why they were NOT ‘content quality’ […]
The post 090: Improve Your Rankings by Understanding Intent w/AJ Kohn appeared first on Evolving SEO.
In this episode: The problem with calling metrics like word count, time to first byte “ranking factors” Why Jenny believes CTR is NOT a significant ranking factor How to stay focused on what matters in the noisy SEO industry How to think through and solve your own SEO problems Prons and (mostly) cons of AMP A […]
The post 089: Are Ranking Factor Studies Hurting The SEO Industry? w/Jenny Halasz appeared first on Evolving SEO.
Have you ever seen a content strategy fail to perform because things don’t get executed? It can be frustrating to have the best SEO plan, content plan or marketing plan – only to have it fall short because things just don’t get done. In today’s episode, my guest Marijana Kostelac is going to teach us […]
The post 088: Turbocharge Your Content Creation Process w/Marijana Kostelac appeared first on Evolving SEO.
I couldn’t fit every topic we talked about in the title – here are some highlights from this episode! We debate the pros and cons of voice search data in Search Console How brands and business can use Alexa Skills Advanced strategies for duplicate content identification and resolution The importance of web architecture and understanding information […]
The post 087: Voice Search, Structured Data & Duplicate Content Strategies w/Alexis Sanders appeared first on Evolving SEO.
On today’s show! What it’s like working with big clients like VW and Proctor and Gamble Getting buy-in from all the departments on SEO Leveraging automation and tools to collect and process data Link building at scale The impact of machine learning on rankings The most important types of backlinks to focus on The problems […]
The post 086: Technical SEO, Ranking Factors & the Story Behind TechSEOBoost w/Paul Shapiro appeared first on Evolving SEO.
Today – I chat will Paula Keller French about her top eight lessons learned doing SEO for eight years. Listen now for some stories of mistakes to avoid, and SEO tips backed by almost a decade of experience! I especially liked her tips about client retention towards the end, so be sure to stay tuned in […]
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On today’s show! The problem’s with bounce rate Tracking content like a product Why most people don’t understand what a session is The myth of the ‘non-technical’ marketer Listen Now! Sponsors BuzzSumo – One of my favorite tools for coming up with content ideas, finding people who share content in an industry, and tons more (like alerts […]
The post 084: Decoding The Mysterious World of Analytics w/Simo Ahava appeared first on Evolving SEO.
For some reason, it’s a struggle to find In-House SEOs to share their stories, lessons and SEO strategies. Today’s show is the rare exception. Kevin Indig runs technical SEO at Atlassian – a company responsible for tools like Trello, Jira, Confluence and more. Atlassian.com has a domain authority of 93. There are hundreds of thousands of URLs […]
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A tweet like the one below from Justin Briggs is hard to miss. 120% growth in product pages, 60% growth in content pages – and as I learned later – a 258% growth in featured snippet visibility. All in a highly competitive and regulated financial industry. As you can estimate in the SEMrush snapshot below […]
The post 082: Massive Featured Snippet & SEO Growth (In an Ultra Competitive Industry) w/Stephanie Briggs appeared first on Evolving SEO.
The title may seem a little hyperbolic. But I can assure having just listened back to this interview, it’s not. My guest Phil Singleton, who co-authored SEO for Growth with John Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing) – has been helping clients get the maximum value from content in a smart efficient way for over a decade. Given […]
The post 081: How To Transform Your Content Marketing Into a Superpower w/Phil Singleton appeared first on Evolving SEO.
Dana is exactly the type of guest I had in mind when I named this show ‘Experts’ on the Wire. The word expert is certainly overused. But to me, an expert is someone who actually has a depth of experience around what they are talking about AND can explain it fluently and clearly with the audience […]
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I wanted to create an audio resource to learn about search patents – the kind I would have found useful when I was studying them back in 2012. So I welcomed Bill Slawski – who has been reading and writing about search patents for almost 10 years – back to Experts to discuss more patents and […]
The post 079: A Journey Through Google’s Most Significant Search Patents (Part 2) w/Bill Slawski appeared first on Evolving SEO.
Justin walks me through the process he used to bring a $600-958k ROI doing SEO for 10/hours per month on a project. We chat about the pros and cons of ‘check box SEO’ – and why SEO can sometimes be the ‘easy’ part – and the real secret behind their success at Briggsby. He shares what […]
The post 078: $958k ROI from SEO, YouTube’s Algorithm & Video Marketing w/Justin Briggs appeared first on Evolving SEO.
The story of how today’s guest ended up on the show starts all the way back on July 18th, 2016 when I received this email: I didn’t end up speaking on the SXSW panel (but I did help connect him with Mike King who did participate in the panel) Then June 20th of this year, […]
The post 077: How To Use SEO For Bands, Creators & The Music Industry w/Wes Walls appeared first on Evolving SEO.
Back in 2012 I was trying to take my SEO to the next level. I had learned all of the standard stuff – titles, content, I had a pretty solid grasp on technical SEO. But felt like there was MUCH more to know. That’s when I discovered SEO By The Sea – a blog that […]
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