SEO Foundations: How to Find the Right Keywords


Research. It’s simply not possible to run a thorough promotion plan without first doing some solid research: audience research, content research, and so on.

The same holds true for SEO. Everything rests on solid and substantial keyword research. It’s the bones of search marketing. But where do you start when doing keyword research? How do you find the most pertinent keywords and topics?

Here are the basics of how to do keyword research so that you can start the process of getting your web content on the right track!

In Search [Episode 48]: Online Reputation Beyond SEO


Former Search Engine Land editor and current AimClear VP of Product Innovation, Michelle Robbins, joins us to talk about online brand reputation in the modern web era:

  • Online reputation beyond links - expanding the SEO mind
  • How to handle negative brand presence online
  • Beyond gimmicks - how to build positive brand sentiment

Plus, we go into what might be a new way that Google is rolling out its algorithm updates!

SEO Foundations: Your Guide to Off-Page Optimization


Are you struggling to rank higher on Google even though you’ve double and triple-optimized everything under the sun? If you’ve mastered the content on your page the problem might be your off-page SEO... or lack of it. Let's get into what off-page SEO is and how can use it to bring your rankings up! 

In Search [Episode 47]: How to Do SEO for New Websites


Matt Giovanisci joins the show to explore the wide world of SEO when building a new site:

  • What technical and design considerations should be on your mind when creating a new site so that you rank well?
  • How to take an abstract plan and turn it into a concrete content and branding strategy for your site!
  • How to build links for a new site and rank for keywords when you’re the newest site on the block!

Plus, we explore BERT… Google’s new and super-advanced algorithm for understanding the words to, of, and for…. Well, it’s more complex than that… all in good time. 

SERP News: Google Introduces BERT for Human-Like Understanding


Another month... another series of changes to the SERP with far-reaching implications....but this month is special. This month Google says they've reached a breakthrough... and it's live on the SERP! On top of that, Google has dispensed a new set of enhancements aimed at making users salivate over Google Shopping. But wait, there's more! Google is giving you far more control over how your rich results appear on the SERP. And, of course, we'll get to a whole heap of changes to the SERP and its features!

This is the SERP News covering October 2019!

In Search [Episode 46]: Understanding the Underpinnings of Structured Data


This week we have the wonderful, the delightful, the musical, Jason Barnard here to talk with you all about rich results & structured data markup:

  • Why the "block construct” is so important to Google & what it means for your rich results
  • The changing relationship between rich results and traffic to your site
  • Thinking about structured data beyond clicks

Plus, we take a look at what you could do after being hit by a core update!

Rising from the Ashes of Zero-Click Searches: The Future of Site Content


By now you've probably heard the news... over 50% of all Google searches do not result in a click! You've also probably heard things like this is the end of organic traffic and that Google is killing 'the website'. You may have even heard a few tips on how to handle this new age of the zero-click search. But between freaking out, blaming Google, and looking for the next organic SEO hack... we've missed the boat entirely.

It would be a bit braggadocious for me to say that I'm going to show you how to really handle zero-click searches and why most of the things you're hearing are a bit misguided....

That said, here's the real truth on how to handle zero-click searches and why a lot of what you're hearing doesn't pass muster.

Featured Snippet Synchronicity: URL Match Study


So you've won a Featured Snippet on desktop, does that mean your URL shows within the zero-position box on mobile? How often does the URL that resides within a mobile Featured Snippet match the desktop URL? Is there even a desktop Featured Snippet? What is the likelihood that a Featured Snippet win on desktop equals a Featured Snippet win on mobile?

Here's a look at how often Google shows the same URL on desktop and on mobile.

The Complete Guide to ASO (App Store Optimization)


Apps are insanely popular. Since 2017, the number of apps developed and found in Google Play and the Apple App Store has grown massively. In fact, statistics suggest that there are at least 2.8 million apps out there!

With that many apps, there is bound to be serious competition no matter what vertical your app falls into. Given the saturation of apps, it can seem almost impossible for your app to stand out and entice people. Well, worry no more (or just a bit less) – there is a way to help your app thrive! The answer is called ASO or app store optimization.

Here is everything you need to know about ASO!

The September 2019 Core Update: What Happened & Who Did It Happen to?


On September 24th, Google sent forth its latest core algorithm update incarnation - the September 2019 Core Update. The third official algorithm update of 2019, like all other core updates, presented a unique set of ranking data at the niche level. More than that, a look at some of the site's impacted may shed some light on how Google looks at Your Money Your Life content.

Here's a look at what the data says about the September 2019 Core Update's size, scope, and overall impact!

SERP News: Another Core Update, Nofollow Hinting, & Starmageddon Hit the SERP!


Looking back at the Google SERP in September and all I can say is... Holy cow!

Another core algorithm update landed, reviews on the SERP have tanked like an airplane made of lead, the nofollow attribute is no longer a directive, & original news reporting now ranks at the top of the SERP (or does it?)!

Throw in an overhaul to Google's Quality Rater Guidelines and... holy cow!

Here are the juicy details!

SEO Foundations: Getting Your Videos to Rank on YouTube


Creating YouTube videos has become one of the most effective ways to promote anything online. While pictures speak a thousand words, videos can convey whatever message you want to get across much faster. Whether it be a tutorial on how to fix your washing machine or a review of the latest Hollywood blockbuster, video is the dominant media!

But how do you ensure your content is what YouTube users initially see? How do get your content towards the top of the YouTube results? After all, there’s no sense in creating videos no one is able to find or watch!



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