The Best-Laid Plans: Can We Predict Anything About 2021?

I’ve deleted this introduction twice. To say that no one could’ve predicted how 2020 unfolded seems trite since we’re not even a month into 2021, and this new year has already unraveled. Our challenges in the past year, across the globe, have gone far beyond marketing, and I doubt any of us ended the year…

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Investigating Traffic Upticks – Moz

In this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, Jo Cameron — Moz’s Learning Team Manager — dives into the process of addressing and capitalizing on traffic spikes, including how to determine where traffic is coming from and what to do with the increased attention. Enjoy!  Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution…

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21 Smart Google SEO Tips for 2021

Happy new year, readers! We’re back with a brand new season of Whiteboard Friday episodes for your viewing pleasure.  First up: Moz SEO expert Cyrus Shepard shares his top 21 tips for successful Google SEO in 2021, including what to prioritize and what to look out for in the year ahead. He’s also included a…

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They’re Simply the Best: The Top 25 Moz Blog Posts of 2020

Here we are again — that time of year filled with wrap-ups and lookbacks and “best of” compilations. 2020 was a year like no other, and that’s certainly reflected in the topics covered by the blogs in the list below. We published 170 blog posts this year (including Whiteboard Friday episodes) — not too shabby for…

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The Link Building Webslog – Moz

This is not the link building article you — or really anyone — were probably hoping for. It isn’t a step-by-step guide to getting the best backlinks, it isn’t some list of hot tips or new opportunities, and it isn’t the announcement of some great tool. What it is, unashamedly, is a window into the…

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Avoiding False Conversions in Google Analytics

Preface The first half of this post is a quick rundown of some of the standard ways in which your conversions could be going awry. The second half of this post — everything after “How to filter conversions with Tag Manager” is an advanced way of intelligently filtering conversions using Tag Manager and cookies. If…

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Google’s December 2020 Core Update: By the Numbers

On December 3rd, Google announced that they were rolling out the latest Core Update. Initially, the bulk of the impact seemed to arrive on that date, with MozCast spiking at 112.4°F: We measured above-average ranking flux in the three days prior to the update announcement, and a few days after the announcement, but the bulk…

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