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Edge of the Web is a weekly SEO podcast discussing all things within SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and Digital Marketing. Hosts Erin Sparks, Douglas Karr, and Tom Brodbeck discuss the latest news and trends in the SEO industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in Digital Marketing. Visit our website at http://www.edgeofthewebradio.com/ to see all of our past shows and videos.

Edge of the Web is a weekly SEO podcast discussing all things within SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and Digital Marketing. Hosts Erin Sparks, Douglas Karr, and Tom Brodbeck discuss the latest news and trends in the SEO industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in Digital Marketing. Visit our website at http://www.edgeofthewebradio.com/ to see all of our past shows and videos.
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Edge of the Web is a weekly SEO podcast discussing all things within SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and Digital Marketing. Hosts Erin Sparks, Douglas Karr, and Tom Brodbeck discuss the latest news and trends in the SEO industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in Digital Marketing. Visit our website at http://www.edgeofthewebradio.com/ to see all of our past shows and videos.




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EP 259: Preparing for the Future of Search & SEO w/Jeremiah Smith

Here in central Indiana, we're tired of this cold. It's been a long winter and so we decided to catch up with Jeremiah Smith of SimpleTiger in Sarasota, Florida. He started his own agency in 2007 and now focuses solely on SaaS companies. He's a great SEO and has helped countless companies achieve SEO success and so we pick his brain about advice for SaaS companies, the future of search and where small businesses can take advantage, and we catch up on the latest news in the search industry....


EP 258: Picking the Right Engagement Metrics for SEO w/Cyrus Shepard

What engagement metrics are you using in your SEO campaign? In this episode, we talk to Cyrus Shepard and get his feedback on that question plus we take audience questions! Also, have you seen that Google has begun showing search results with no organic listings or ads? What does that mean for the future of SEO? All this and more - this week on the EDGE!


EP 257: Building SEO Strategies Around Google Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines w/Phil Singleton

A couple years ago, Google released their Google Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines - a training and resource document they use for the Search Quality Evaluators program. This 160-page document was updated last July and we are talking this week to Phil Singleton about what is all in this document. What pieces of juicy gold are in there that you can use to develop your new website and SEO strategy? Find out this week on the EDGE!


EP 256: The State of Publishing in 2018 w/Loren Baker

Fifteen years ago, Loren Baker decided to start up a website (or web journal, at the time) called Search Engine Journal and now it has become one of the most popular blogs in the SEO industry. In this episode, we talk to Loren about the backstory of Search Engine Journal and how it got its start plus we dive into the state of publishing in 2018. We also sprinkle in a little talk about Google Search Console and the latest updates from AMP Conference. All this week and more on the EDGE!


EP 255: 10x Marketing Formula w/Garrett Moon

Results or Die – that’s the philosophy of CoSchedule, an online tool for organizing all of your digital marketing. The CEO and co-founder, Garrett Moon, has authored a new book called the 10x Marketing Formula (due out March 27th) and he joins EDGE of the Web to talk about some of the ideas and inspirations behind the new book. The basic formula we follow is this: write good content, sprinkle some SEO dust on it and then people will be throwing money at you. Except, it doesn’t happen that...


EP 254: Google Local Questions & Answers w/Aaron Weiche

Last year, Google released a new feature to Google My Business pages called Google Questions and Answers but most business owners have no idea it even exists. Aaron Weiche is the Chief Marketing Officer at GetFiveStars and he has some great tips and insights into how businesses can take advantage of this feature from Google. Have you checked your business's Q&A feature? You might be surprised to see what's there! All this week (and more!) on the EDGE Sponsors CoSchedule We're excited to...


EP 253: How to Build a Brand Community w/Carrie Melissa Jones

One topic we have never covered on the show in the past six years is building a community around your brand. Companies large and small have created communities for their brands, but how do you make your brand successful and how do you motivate your community to take action? Carrie Melissa Jones, founder and CEO of Gather Community Consulting, has helped build communities since the early 2000s and we were lucky enough to spend an hour with her to hear from her how she helps brands build...


EP 252: The Future of Search w/Will Critchlow

The year of 2018 looks to be an exciting year for the search industry and in this episode, we'll talk to Will Critchlow, the Founder and CEO of Distilled. He speaks several times a year about the future of search and that's where we are going today too. Where has search been and where is the search industry going? Find out today with Will Critchlow. Plus, Will and his team at Distilled have created a great SEO split-testing tool called Distilled ODN. What is SEO split-testing and how do...


EP 251: Shifting from Google Ads to Facebook Ads w/Susan Wenograd

We're seeing more and more clients wanting to experiment with Facebook Advertising - but in most organizations, the PPC Manager is being asked to do the ad management. Susan Wenograd has been in this position before so we wanted to have her on to talk to you about the lessons she learned in the differences between managing a Facebook Ad campaign vs. a Google AdWords campaign. Plus we discuss the new Google Search Console, the new Google Assistant Directory and is Facebook working on...


EP 250: How Voice Search Changes Everything w/Duane Forrester

"Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal" - talk about a voice command that caused all sorts of commotion and chaos. Today, however, you probably find yourself asking voice commands to Alexa, Siri, or Google about the weather or music on a regular basis. For businesses, leveraging voice search presents one of the greatest challenges yet and so we reached out to Duane Forrester, the VP of Industry Insights at Yext, to break down how businesses should be tackling voice search and adapt their marketing...


EP 249: Become a Better Boss With Radical Candor w/Kim Scott

Earlier this year, Erin and Tom were sitting at a local networking event and the presenter started talking about this concept called Radical Candor. It was a new book that had just come out and it definitely perked their interest. While we tend to focus on digital marketing topics for our show, we know that a lot of our audience are in management roles and could learn a few things from the book. So we reached out to Kim Scott, the author of the book "Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss...


EP 248: How to Get Buy In (& Budget!) For REAL Content Marketing w/Michael Brenner

How do you convince your CMO or CEO to do REAL content marketing? And not only that but how do you secure enough budget so that you can produce the content your audience wants? Michael Brenner is the CEO of the Marketing Insider Group and he spoke about this subject at Content Marketing World a couple months ago. In this episode, we'll talk with Michael about how he convinces CEOs and CMOs to invest in content marketing and share a few secrets on how to measure the ROI of that content....


EP 247: Using Humor in Your Marketing w/Tom Fishburne

For the last 15 years, Tom Fishburne has been poking fun at the marketing industry and for the first time he has compiled over 200 of his favorite comics and put them into a book. "Your Ad Ignored Here: Cartoons from 15 Years of Marketing, Business, and Doodling in Meetings" has captured so many of our industries biggest moments and brought a little humor to the situation. We talk to Tom in this episode about his background in marketing and why he started to draw cartoons about the...


EP 246: Tips for Starting a Podcast w/Jay Acunzo

Podcasting is becoming the newest trend in content marketing and we wanted to talk to the host of one of our favorite podcasts, the Unthinkable podcast with Jay Acunzo. Jay was a former digital media strategist at Google before joining HubSpot as the head of content and has now become an accomplished keynote speaker and award-winning podcast host. We wanted to pick Jay's brain to learn what tips he could give to someone who is starting a new podcast and find out how podcasters can take...


EP 245: Delight Your Customers and Build Customer Loyalty w/Sujan Patel

Customers aren't as loyal as they used to be but that doesn't mean you can't build customer loyalty, it just means you have to work a little bit harder at it. Sujan Patel, the co-founder of Web Profits, joins us this week to talk about something he is very passionate about. No, we're not talking about his passion for Batman (although he and Erin and geeked out before our recording) - we're talking about what he calls Customer Delight. On his website SujanPatel.com, he has published The...


EP 244: Understanding the Google Algorithm w/John Mueller

You know, this show started over five years ago with a mission to educate our audience on the different areas of digital marketing and our sweet spot has always been SEO. That where Site Strategics started - by debunking SEO myths and speaking with leaders in search and the SEO field. We have a very special show today - we are talking to John Mueller, a Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google. It's not often that we get Google on the horn so we are especially excited for this show! John Mueller...


EP 243: Tips to Improve Your On-Camera Presence w/David H. Lawrence XVII

David H. Lawrence XVII is an actor and professional voiceover talent and is best known for his role as Eric Doyle (The Puppet Master villain) in Heroes but has also had roles in The People vs. OJ Simpson, Cars 3 and Lost. David had been in radio for over 30 years when he decided he wanted to change to become an actor and moved out to Los Angeles. After spending a few years training and gaining experience, he got his first paid role at the age of 50. With his wealth of knowledge in radio...


EP 242: How to Build an Online Community w/David Markovich

David Markovich is the Founder and CEO of Online Geniuses (OG), a community that he has built online using Slack with over 8,000 members. Several of our past guests have mentioned this community to us and so we wanted to learn more about this group! Listen to David talk about how he came up with the idea for Online Geniuses, how it was to move the group from Skype to Slack, and find out about the meetups in different cities across the world!


EP 241: How to Build the Marketing Agency of 2020 w/David Mihm

Imagine the year is 2020 and Google and Amazon have taken over the world and Skynet has become a reality. What can you do to prepare your marketing agency for this ultimate reality? We're talking to David Mihm is the founder of Tidings this week on Edge of the Web. David Mihm has been involved in Local SEO for several years now and even founded the company GetListed.org which he sold to Moz in 2012. David's newest company is only a few months old and is looking to turn the email marketing...


EP 240: The Latest Google Patents w/Bill Slawski

Bill Slawski is the Director of SEO Research at Go Fish Digital and he is also behind the blog SEO by the Sea. As well as his extensive SEO knowledge, Bill is known for examining and studying patents filled by search engines. In this episode, Erin and Tom talk to Bill about the latest patent filed by Google (Project Jacquard - Textile-Based Device Controls), learn about the weirdest patent Google ever filed, and learn more about Bill's history in law. Check out this fun interview and join...


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