SEO Archives - Page 2 of 150 - Bruce Clay, Inc. BlogSeptember 28, 2016
SEO Godfather Bruce Clay & Search Insider Duane Forrester Field Digital Marketers’ Questions at #SMX
Representing Bruce Clay, Inc., Bruce Clay and Duane Forrester hosted an AMA (ask me anything) session at SMX East 2016. The audience is packed and ready to dive into hot SEO topics including:
• Starting an SEO business
• Reviews as ranking factors
• Inorganic link clean-up
• Redirects in light of link penalties
• Communicating SEO priorities to developers
• Moving to HTTPS
Read the discussion and insights on these topics and more in the SMX session You Ask, We Answer: SEO AMA with Bruce Clay and Duane Forrester.
September 26, 2016
The search engines’ disavow links tools are needed in today’s link penalty environment. As with all powerful tools, they come with questions about proper use and concerns for abuse. It doesn’t help that site owners have no insight into disavow data held by Google and Bing. As is often the case, SEOs have become comfortable with the unknown.
Are you at risk for a Penguin penalty? What about in the next update?
Are you a victim of negative SEO? Are you sure?
How do you know if you have backlinks that others have disavowed?
Would you like to know if another site has disavowed your pages?
On Monday, June 1, we announced the launch of our DisavowLinks service, a new tool that complements and brings transparency to disavow data. Shared at SMX Advanced, the crowdsourced tool was buzzed upon as it provides the search marketing community with much-needed balance to data ownership. Read more about the DisavowLinks tool.
In the meantime, let’s talk about the whys, whens and hows of the search engines’ tools for disavowing links. For steps on disavowing links with both Google and Bing, read the complete disavow link guide.
September 23, 2016
Editor’s note: We’re updating this post as we get more news and comments.
Big news in the world of search this morning. Google released a major update to its link analyzing algorithm, Penguin, today. This latest update is the long-anticipated upgrade that will help sites previously penalized by Penguin get out from under the SEO shadow of spammy paid links.
Read comments from our VP Duane Forrester and Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Gary Illyes in this post.
September 7, 2016
If you care about the ROI of your website, you know the importance of mobile page speed.
Google has pushed its major speed initiative, Accelerated Mobile Pages — AMP for short — hard over the last year. As AMP features and specifications evolve, marketers can capitalize on improved UX and ranking opportunities by staying up to date on AMP.
Here’s your primer on the AMP opportunity. We outline:
- What AMP is
- Who AMP is for
- The problems AMP solves
- And what’s in the SEO’s toolbox for page speed optimization
September 1, 2016
Why You Don’t Need that Link to Get the SEO Benefit from an Online Name Drop: The Power of Linkless Mentions
We talk a lot about links in the SEO industry.
Here we’re going to talk about the absence of links.
How a mention without a link is good for SEO.
What is linkless attribution? Read on for the Power of the Linkless Mention.
August 18, 2016
A 301 redirect is a command used to tell the search engines that a page has permanently moved, and that you want them to index the new page and drop the old one from their index.
Think of it as a change of address card for the web. As long as everything is done correctly, a 301 redirect will ensure that you keep the rankings earned by the old page and it will prevent duplicate content that should arise if the engines were to index both versions of your site.
Read on to learn how to implement a 301 redirect.
August 11, 2016
In Bruce Clay, Inc.’s SEO training course, we offer students an SEO checklist as one of the many take-home materials. Use this excerpt as an in-hand to-do list or basic audit outline.
While this checklist isn’t exhaustive (although it’s constantly updated and growing!) many people find this list to be a helpful reminder of the many items to check during their SEO projects.
July 27, 2016
If you’re looking to hire an in-house SEO analyst, we want to help you find the right one. That’s because our most successful SEO consulting happens when there’s a competent SEO manager working in-house.
The right in-house SEO person communicates well with both the CMO and the consultant. He or she follows through on our recommendations and fulfills the plans we’ve jointly made. And a good in-house SEO analyst or manager makes the client-consultant relationship a real partnership — so the client wins.
That’s why we’re sharing 30 of the exact SEO interview questions we use during SEO analyst interviews at Bruce Clay, Inc. Find the right analyst by asking questions that will allow candidates to not only talk about their SEO experience, but also reveal their digital marketing knowledge and strategy.
July 14, 2016
When you search, do you find exactly what you’re looking for the first time?
Have you ever used advanced search filters to find everything the engine knows about a specific subject or website, efficiently?
If not, it’s time to raise your search-fu skills. There’s a better way to search.
Get familiar with advanced search operators, search engine commands that will help you can find what you’re looking for faster.
July 7, 2016
“Something our clients ask us often is, ‘How do you prioritize your local SEO efforts?’ There’s so much to do, especially considering you have to do all the traditional search things and then all the local stuff as well. It can be really daunting and a really expensive challenge. This report is for anyone who needs to make those prioritizations.” — @DanLeibson
Enter the 2016 Quantitative Local Search Ranking Factors study. This mammoth, data-crunching undertaking to analyze 100+ factors across 30,000 businesses was conducted by Local SEO Guide and Places Scout all toward the goal of figuring out how local businesses can rank better in Google.