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What I learned from improving a website’s header navigation: the road to page 1

This post is a short case study on an in-house initiative I began with my new team in January implementing recommendations from our agency to increase the number of URLs in our header navigation. I’m fortunate, as the acting SEO Manager, to benefit from the previous SEOs who have overseen the site and laid the … Continue reading “What I learned from improving a website’s header navigation: the road to page 1”

One day at Google: Webmaster Product Summit

On Monday, November 4th, around 50 or so SEO’s descended upon the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, California to attend an invitation only one-day Product Summit. There was much of this… See what I mean? SEO’s love Twitter btw. There are tons of insights under the event hashtag #GWCPS. I highly recommend combing through it when … Continue reading “One day at Google: Webmaster Product Summit”

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These are a few of my favorite things about Content Marketing

I get lots of questions about content marketing and how it can be improved using SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I thought I would take a moment to capture the advice I give for the questions I get asked most often on this topic. Since there are a lot of questions that are tangentially related, I … Continue reading “These are a few of my favorite things about Content Marketing”

6 data sources for diagnosing a traffic drop

Diagnosing A Drop In Traffic: 6 Data Sources to Check & Why

It’s a common scenario for an SEO Manager. You come into the office one morning, open up your SEO dashboards and notice a large drop in traffic to a core product page for your main software product.  It seemed to happen almost over night. How do you go about diagnosing the issue? What are some … Continue reading “Diagnosing A Drop In Traffic: 6 Data Sources to Check & Why”

The Busy Marketer’s Guide to Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Update of 8/1

Are you sitting down? Good. Because Google just announced they made an algorithm update on August 1, 2018. They rarely confirm any kind of update let alone one having to do with their algorithm. Still, the August announcement was made via the Twitter account from Google Search Liaison (@searchliaison). Here is the tweet: When did the … Continue reading “The Busy Marketer’s Guide to Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Update of 8/1”

Free Digital Marketing Advice: Why You Should Care About Search Engines

The short answer is, because search engines are the gateway to paying customers. Aside from the glaring fact that 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine and there are over two billion people online (that’s roughly 40% of the world’s population). The reality is, a majority of your customer base is hanging out … Continue reading “Free Digital Marketing Advice: Why You Should Care About Search Engines”

The Best Marketing Advice From The Most Unlikely Source: Heist Movies

Admittedly, I’m a movie buff and one of my favorite genera’s are heist movies. I’m also a big fan of well-executed marketing campaigns. Based on my real-world experience as a modern marketer, I have a few parallels to draw between heist films and creating marketing strategies that work. The heist film…focuses on the planning, execution, … Continue reading “The Best Marketing Advice From The Most Unlikely Source: Heist Movies”

6 data sources for diagnosing a traffic drop

Are Enterprise SEO’s a Dying Breed?

Imagine you’re a physician. You’re traveling home on a flight back from a week-long conference where you had to renew your certification. You met many new and old connections and came away knowing your industry is alive and well.  The plane loudly hums along through the air while you review your session notes. Then you … Continue reading “Are Enterprise SEO’s a Dying Breed?”

Email Marketing: A Little Known Way To Remain Relevant In Their Inbox

I thought this was a great and rather unique example of an email that aims to re-calibrate the level of engagement. Essentially proactively saying, we noticed you may need less communication: “We haven’t heard from you in a while, how can we adjust the frequency of our communication so you don’t unsubscribe completely.” Ok, I’ll … Continue reading “Email Marketing: A Little Known Way To Remain Relevant In Their Inbox”

4 Lessons In Online Marketing I Learned From Mom

In recent weeks, Google has officially begun phasing out the existence of its right-rail ads. As you can imagine, removing ads from one position means they’ll show up in another. Presently, this means up to four PPC ads can appear at the top of the search engine results page (SERP) thereby pushing the organic listings … Continue reading “4 Lessons In Online Marketing I Learned From Mom”

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