When you get as geeked out about all things digital marketing as much as we do, it becomes way too easy to fall into the rabbit hole of reading post after post about all the new trends and changes in the industry. In a way, it’s a lot like reaching into a mixed bag of candy. Some pieces are great and others you immediately reject, but yet you still keep going back for more because the next one might be the best. This is power of content, and even those of us who are elbow deep in it as a
Imagine for a minute a world where Internet search boxes are viewed as archaic. It seems impossible, but we should all know by now that in the rapidly changing world of technology, it’s always smart to expect the unexpected. Actually, the idea that the days of typing queries into search engines being a thing of the past isn’t so farfetched. Take for example, that there are already over a billion voice searches initiated each month, and it’s estimated that in just 2 short years, at least 50% of searches will be voice. Voice search is changing how users interact with
With over 200 factors playing a part in Google’s algorithm, developing a successful SEO strategy has always been complex. But now, as Google strives to improve the quality of their search results, we’re finding that some of tried and true strategies are falling off the grid and new ones are taking their place. One example of this is structured data. If you want to stay ahead of the game in search engine optimization, understanding structured data markup and how it influences results is key for building, and keeping, your SEO momentum. Here’s what you need to know. What Is Structured
Local SEO is a collection of search engine optimization strategies that help businesses get noticed by a local audience. Businesses with a physical location, or those that provide services to a specific geographical location benefit from local SEO. The great thing about local SEO is that it gives small businesses an advantage. This isn’t about a bidding war on keywords or having tens of thousands of followers of social media. Local SEO helps small businesses meet the members of their community face to face, on a local level, where it counts. Sounds amazing, but how is local SEO different from standard
SEO isn’t about gaming Google. It’s simply about creating content that people want and that satisfies their search intent.
Looking at SEO from this perspective can make it easier to understand and easier to execute white hat SEO techniques. By putting aside the spammy tactics of yesteryear, you can produce and publish customer-focused content without that scammy vibe.