Posts Tagged SEO

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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Ways to Measure Content Marketing Success

Written by Ruth Hawk

Content marketing holds a great deal of potential for businesses looking to increase brand recognition, profitability, and website performance. For example, it can generate three times as many leads as outbound marketing, while costing 62 percent less. Content marketing also tends to be more organic, and therefore harder to track, than traditional outbound marketing techniques. Judging the success of your content marketing campaign is possible, however. You simply need to know which metrics are most important, and how to understand those metrics. Here are a few of the metrics that, when viewed together, provide a picture of your content marketing success.

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5 Search Engine Optimization Tips for Website Videos

Written by Ruth Hawk

In order to use video to improve your search engine optimization performance (and earn more shares, more views, and more business), you need to spend time optimizing your videos for SEO. Here are a few tips for getting the most SEO juice out of each of your website videos.

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