SEO


How to Use Google Trends for SEO


Google Trends is an excellent free tool that can be used to boost your SEO.

It shows you what people are thinking about throughout the world at a specific time. It can spot all types of events, ranging from local to global, small to big, and everything else.

This online research tool analyzes search data samples to measure user interest on various topics and presents it all as a graph.

Google Trends can also store tons of information from as far back as 2004. All this data is updated in real-time thanks to the expansion of the search giant back in 2015. 

Let’s learn more about Google Trends so that you can use it to its full potential and get the right insights for your customers and their interests.

SERP Feature Rank Tracking


There is no question, SEO has changed dramatically over the last few years.

Traditionally, for any given search Google would simply show ten blue links. This meant that where your link was positioned would influence how much traffic your page would get.

In that world, getting to the top of Google meant everything.

Fast forward a few years and Google Search is now filled with visually distracting SERP features that dilute the power of your blue links. Instead of moaning and lamenting about how things were once better, a good SEO needs to build out a strategy that now includes SERP features.

In this post, I’ll show you how to use your rank tracker to find insights that will help improve your site’s traffic potential.

How to Create an SEO Dashboard


As an SEO, it’s crucial to understand how your campaigns are bringing your site sales.

To understand this, you must set up reporting dashboards that not only show how your site is performing but also help you to create a strategy to improve your sales moving forward.

The question is...

What metrics should you track?

Start with general sales data, and then work your way into more specific data. This structure will give you solid foundations for understanding your overall SEO sales strategy.

To help you do this, I’ll show you how to set up a marketing dashboard using a combination of Google Analytics and Google Search Console data.

How to Create Compelling Blog Content Based on Analytics Data



Important question. How many businesses have blogs and produce content?

Now, this follow-up question might be a little disturbing...

How many businesses actually track their content marketing success?

There is no question that effective tracking is crucial. I mean, would you run paid ads without knowing how effective your ads are? The same is true of your content marketing.

The problem is content marketing usually requires many steps before resulting in a sale. This makes it difficult to track. 

In this post, I'll show you some key Google Analytics reports that show you how well your content is doing. 


International and Search Engine Rank Tracking


Business owners often fight for every bit of Google traffic they can get. The problem is, with so many businesses going online, Google is becoming more competitive with each passing day.

However, there are two traffic sources that are all too often overlooked.
  • Traffic from search engines other than Google
  • Global traffic

What’s more, these traffic sources tend to be less competitive than the US Google traffic.

The question is should you take advantage of these traffic sources?

In this post, I’ll be looking at the global search engine market share to show you how much you could potentially expand your business. 

What is a Marketing Dashboard?


Marketing joins two worlds.

On the one hand, there is the creative side which connects with the end-user. Wedded to the creative side is the analytical side.

Analytics and data tell marketers if their creative efforts are paying off. 

Any online business that has a presence on multiple channels and platforms will have many sources of data all reporting on different aspects of the campaign.

Keeping track of all of these data sources is difficult. Making sense of it all is almost impossible.

To solve this problem, marketing dashboards were created.

In this post, I’ll be going through what marketing dashboards are, how they work, and why you need them.

How to Use Canonical Tags: Practical Tips


Canonical tags aren’t new. Although they've been around since 2009, they are still highly relevant today.

Implementing them correctly can really boost your SEO. So, why do many site owners fail to implement canonical tags?

The reluctance to add them may be attributed to a lack of understanding of what they are, what their purpose is, and how to implement them.

I wanted to provide some knowledge and understanding regarding canonical tags as a whole. In addition to this, I’ll give you some practical tips that may prove to be incredibly useful when incorporating canonical tags into your SEO strategy.

How to Monitor Your Backlinks


The digital world is growing at an alarming rate.

With each passing day, we find new and improved ways to grow our online businesses, such as off-page optimization.

One of the most effective ways to increase your online business is through backlinks.

In this beginner's guide to backlink tracking, I'll be sharing how to manage your backlinks effectively.

What is Schema Markup and How to Get Started



Schema markup is one of the most underutilized aspects of SEO.

Not implementing it could mean missing out on big SEO opportunities. For instance, implementing schema markup could dramatically increase your site's chances of achieving rich snippets.

Results with rich snippets generally tend to get higher click-through rates which could lead to more traffic and even higher rankings. This guide is an introduction to schema markup and how it can be used to boost the visibility of your website on SERP.

Should You Be Afraid of Bounce Rates?


Bounce Rate is one of those new-age SEO terms that seemingly came out of nowhere to confuse everyone in the content marketing industry.

As much as you may not like the idea, you're eventually going to have to add Bounce Rate to your search optimization dictionary, whether for yourself or for your clients.

Google's definition of a bounce is that it is a "single-page session."

What does that mean and how does it affect your site performance. In this post, I'll be giving you everything you need to know about Bounce Rates and why you need to know it.


How to Perform a Site Audit: A Complete Guide



So you’ve got a new website. It’s fab! Like, really, you’re showing it to all of your friends and colleagues, printing new business cards... but nothing really happens. You’ve got some visitors coming in, but something seems to be stuck. What are you missing?

SEO is essential for marketers and is a primary focus of inbound marketing. Since everyone else is already doing it, you should be too. When you don’t, you’re inadvertently losing sales or missing out on them.

However, it’s hard to know where to start. The good news is that a simple assessment of your website is the first step, and it’s quite easy to do with an SEO audit. This allows you to see how your site ranks and what you can do to improve those statistics. In this post, you'll learn what to do and when to do it.

The Hands-On Guide to Winning Featured Snippets (Part 2)


Back in 2019, I was trying to please a difficult client. I’m sure you know what that’s like.

At some point, he threatened to fire us. He wanted better rankings. By next week.

Let’s just say he wasn’t the most reasonable person to deal with. Nothing we said could persuade him. Since his site was ranking on page one of Google for many terms, Featured Snippets seemed like a great option that could yield results within a week. After a stressful week of running tests and experiments on my own, I was able to get some impressive looking Featured Snippets for the next meeting. Crisis averted.

Having gone through that experience, I wanted to create a deep and comprehensive guide that could help you come up with strategies for winning Featured Snippets. This is part 2.



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