Optimizing for Searcher Intent Explained in 7 Visuals

Ever get that spooky feeling that Google somehow knows exactly what you mean, even when you put a barely-coherent set of words in the search box? You’re not alone. The search giant has an uncanny ability to un-focus on the keywords in the search query and apply behavioral, content, context, and temporal/historical signals to give…

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The One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 1: SEO Strategy – Whiteboard Friday

Can you learn SEO in an hour? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, at least when it comes to the fundamentals!  With this edition of Whiteboard Friday, we’re kicking off something special: a six-part series of roughly ten-minute-long videos designed to deliver core SEO concepts efficiently and effectively. It’s our hope that this will serve as a helpful…

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5 Reasons Legacy Brands Struggle With SEO (and What to Do About Them)

Given the increasing importance of brand in SEO, it seems a cruel irony that many household name-brands seem to struggle with managing the channel. Yet, in my time at Distilled, I’ve seen just that: numerous name-brand sites in various states of stagnation and even more frustrated SEO managers attempting to prevent said stagnation.  Despite global…

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How to Use Domain Authority for SEO – Whiteboard Friday

Domain Authority is an incredibly well-known metric throughout the SEO industry, but what exactly is the right way to use it? In this week’s edition of Whiteboard Friday, we’re delighted to welcome Cyrus Shepard as he explains both what’s new with the new Domain Authority 2.0 update, and how to best harness its power for your…

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Advanced Linkbuilding: How to Find the Absolute Best Publishers and Writers to Pitch

In my last post, I explained how using network visualization tools can help you massively improve your content marketing PR/Outreach strategy —understanding which news outlets have the largest syndication networks empowers your outreach team to prioritize high-syndication publications over lower syndication publications. The result? The content you are pitching enjoys significantly more widespread link pickups.…

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SEO Channel Context: An Analysis of Growth Opportunities

Too often do you see SEO analyses and decisions being made without considering the context of the marketing channel mix. Equally as often do you see large budgets being poured into paid ads in ways that seem to forget there’s a whole lot to gain from catering to popular search demand. Both instances can lead…

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The Influence of Voice Search on Featured Snippets

This post was originally published on the STAT blog. We all know that featured snippets provide easy-to-read, authoritative answers and that digital assistants love to say them out loud when asked questions. This means that featured snippets have an impact on voice search — bad snippets, or no snippets at all, and digital assistants struggle.…

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STOP the SEO Insanity!

Today, more than ever, there is a huge amount of spam by both phone and email from so-called SEO companies proclaiming to ‘get you to the top of Google’. Let’s STOP the SEO insanity and the mass confusion. If you want to find out if an SEO company is worth their weight in salt, here’s…

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SEO Topics for 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with the right combination of many things can provide you with search results that will outlast any Pay-Per-Click campaign. The right SEO increases the amount traffic to your website. By improving your site’s search engine crawling ability you’ll enable Google, Bing, Yahoo and their affiliates to route potential customers right to…

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