SEO Archives - Bruce Clay, Inc. BlogSeptember 28, 2016
Featured Snippets in Search ‘Build Near-Instant Credibility’: Glenn Gabe on How to Earn Them in 2016
Want to earn Featured Snippets in Google Search? Glenn Gabe, the president of G-Squared Interactive, shares how to increase your chances of earning a Featured Snippet.
Featured Snippets are incredibly powerful and can drive more traffic than a No. 1 result. According to Gabe, Featured Snippets build nearly instant credibility.
Gabe shares a client case study. A Featured Snippet yielded 41,444 clicks in 90 days, accounting for 73% of the client’s traffic from Google. The CTR? 13.2%.
Gabe answers common questions about Google Featured Snippets, from when they show up to how to earn them, in this report from SMX East 2016.
Read the liveblog: Glenn Gabe on How to Earn Featured Snippets.
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 22, 2016
There are four pillars of SEO content: expertise, authority, trust (E-A-T) and maintenance. These are exactly the qualities search engines look at to rank your site. Google even says so outright in its Quality Rating Guidelines.
Here we drill down into maintenance — keeping your content up to date and ever-relevant.
BCI is deep in the process of a full content inventory to maintain and upkeep BruceClay.com. With this process fresh on our minds, we walk you through the full program on how to update website content:
• Defining and set up conversions
• Inventorying content, identifying updates
• Analyzing current performance
• Getting user feedback
• Putting a strategy in place
• Updating content
• Testing changes
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.
June 28, 2016
I’ll admit it, I’m a millennial.
I value work-life balance.
I expect my job to be more fulfilling than well paying.
I gravitate toward a technical career because I’m always plugged in anyway.
I found a satisfying and challenging career path in digital marketing. If you’re anything like me, digital marketing might be a good fit for you.
Here are the digital marketing salary statistics and job descriptions to help you decide if it’s time to kick-start your career in online advertising, search or social media marketing.