Debunking Link Building Myths in 2021

The author’s views are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. On this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, guest host and MozCon speaker Shannon McGuirk walks through five link building myths prevalent in 2021, and why you shouldn’t believe them. And, if you’re just starting out on your link building journey (or […]

Earn Press Coverage for Your Brand in 5 Steps [Case Study]

The author’s views are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. In 2021, earned media coverage is more valuable than ever for your business. Even if your brand is active on social media and your website is optimized for SEO, you’re still missing out on organic traffic and customers without backlinks to […]

3 Vital Click-Based Signals for SEO: First, Long, & Last

The author’s views are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. Does Google use engagement signals to rank web pages? Certainly yes. Google even says so in their official How Search Works documents: Source (emphasis added) Exactly how Google uses engagement signals (i.e. clicks and interaction data) is subject to endless SEO […]

6 Common Google SERP Feature Misconceptions in SEO

The author’s views are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. As SEO professionals, we can easily fall behind on the latest Google search engine result page (SERP) features. Frequent updates keep us on our toes, and also keep our jobs interesting. Recently, I teamed up with fellow Moz writer and all-round […]

Consolidating Locations and Google My Business Listings Due to COVID-19

The author’s views are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. Image credit How should you handle Google My Business listings when circumstances force a multi-location brand to consolidate? This question is one I’m now increasingly receiving from local enterprises. Brands which made rapid adaptations in 2020 to continue serving the public […]

How to Get Backlinks in 2021 [Series Part 3: Outreach]

Editor’s Note: The quote on the whiteboard from Paddy Moogan should say: “Do they have the ability to link?”. This is fixed in the image below. Britney’s back with the third and final installment in her link building series, this time covering the do’s and don’ts of link building outreach (with bonus tips from the experts!). If you haven’t already, be sure to check out […]

Women in SEO: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Women in the Industry

It’s the unfortunate truth: like much of tech, SEO has long been a male-dominated industry. Recent surveys indicate men outnumber women in SEO two-to-one. But even in its earliest days, women were moving and shaking, making their impact on our industry known — and that impact has only grown with time. Today, I reflect on the contributions women in SEO have made over the years, […]

New & Improved: Announcing The Beginner’s Guide To Link Building

Link building isn’t always easy, but if you want to rank with SEO, links are often the cost of admission. While Google says SEOs sometimes focus too much on links, links remain one of the few confirmed ranking factors. Indeed, every study over the past decade shows a high correlation between links and ranking. And while links alone can’t guarantee a #1 spot at the […]

6 Ways to Bring Empathy Into Your Marketing Strategy (in 2021 and Beyond)

The events of 2020 have shown us just how important empathetic marketing is for businesses both large and small. The world has changed and businesses need to adapt to the new needs of their customers if they want to grow. The best way to do that is through empathy. What is empathetic marketing? Empathy is the ability to see events and situations from another’s perspective […]

7 Dead Simple Ways to Reduce Bounce Rate

Is a high bounce rate bad? The answer is: it depends, but yes, sometimes it can be. Is a high bounce rate bad for SEO? That’s where it gets a little more complicated. In this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, Cyrus gives you seven easy SEO tips to address your bounce rate, and increase engagement and satisfaction to make your users happier. Click on the whiteboard image above […]

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