SEO Category

SERP Features and Search Engine Optimization: A Glossary

Written by Ruth Hawk

This year, features on the search engine results pages (SERPs) are continuing to evolve, while their value to search engine optimization becomes ever more apparent. These additions to the traditional organic links in the search results offer users quick access to detailed information about sources and about the topics of their search. To help you get a better grasp of these features, here is a glossary of the most important ones, and how they might benefit your SEO campaigns.

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Structured Data and Search Engine Optimization: What You Need to Know

Written by Ruth Hawk

Search engine results pages (SERPS) are changing. Over the last few years, they have transformed from simple lists of links into rich sources of detailed information regarding the search results. Information such as reviews, definitions, rich snippets, Knowledge Graphs, and Quick Answers are now standard for many results. The good news is that website owners interested in search engine optimization can take steps to increase their chances of being included in these features. The key is structured data.

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Linkless Mentions and Search Engine Optimization: An Overview

Written by Ruth Hawk

Links have been an important element of SEO almost since websites began ranking web pages. However, search engines have increasingly grown sophisticated in their ability to understand the content of a web page and the context surrounding words and phrases. As a result, linkless mentions are also becoming valuable and are beginning to contribute to the SEO success of the businesses that receive them.

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4 Search Engine Optimization Benefits of Featured Snippets

Written by Ruth Hawk

Appearing above all of the organic search results, and therefore labeled “position zero” for search engine optimization purposes, the featured snippet pulls concise and organized information from one of the search results (usually one of the top 5 results) and displays it in a box just underneath the sponsored ads. As a result, capturing the featured snippet spot in the SERPs can be an SEO coup. But why is that the case, and why should you spend time and effort creating content that Google might find suitable for inclusion in this SERP feature? Here are just a few reasons.

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Search Engine Optimization Trends for 2018

Written by Ruth Hawk

If there is one constant in the world of search engine optimization, it is the fact that trends and best practices are always changing. Fueled by adjustments to Google’s algorithms, by user behavior, and by technological advancement, these changes mean that any business trying to improve its visibility in the search results needs to constantly be reevaluating their strategies. As we enter 2018, it is becoming clear that this type of flexibility will continue to be an important factor in running successful SEO campaigns. Users are rapidly changing how they approach Internet searches, while changes to Google’s approach to SERPs and expectations regarding user experience mean new opportunities for businesses.

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5 Web Development Trends to Look Out For in 2018

Written by Meredith Schraeder

Companies know that having an intuitive web design and proper programming will generate more user-friendly websites; however, it can be difficult for businesses to keep up with rapidly changing technology. It is important to be aware of trends in web development so that your company can stay competitive. In a world where almost every business […]

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