30-second summary: Exact-match keywords are useful for researching patterns and trends but not so much for optimization purposes When optimizing for keywords, optimize for intent and solve problems, don’t just match your page to the keyword Brand-driven keywords should be your top priority because you cannot control SERPs but you can rank assets that will drive people back to your site Instead of focusing on keyword strings, research your niche entities and find the ways to associate your business with those through on-site content and PR/link building efforts If you ask an SEO expert to name one SEO tactic that has changed the most over the years, they are likely to confidently answer “link building.” Some will point out to “technical tasks”, and very few will ever think of “keyword research.” The truth is, most SEO tasks look completely different these days but few SEO experts have changed the fundamental way they do keyword research and optimize content for those keywords. Yes, we seem to have finally left keyword density behind (unless Google forces it back) but fundamentally nothing has changed: We run keyword tools, find relevant keyword strings and use them as much as we can throughout a dedicated page. In the meantime, Google’s understanding and treatments of keywords has changed completely
30-second summary: Are you confident about how your target consumer moves in the three stages, awareness, consideration, and decision? A website that features content only suited to the first stage of awareness will struggle to convert, whereas a site only focused on conversions may struggle to get any traffic to convert in the first place Here’s how you can create content that is balanced and targeted to better serve people throughout every step of their journey Not all traffic is equal. Businesses often forget that their site visits and success metrics aren’t just numbers – they are living, breathing people who are driven by behavior
30-second summary: Since Google now focuses heavily on user experience, using data as a pillar to uncover consumer insights will drive your digital marketing success However, marketing teams still need to understand these sources and their areas of impact on the consumer’s experience Atul Jindal helps you cover the ground with his advice and case studies Studies have shown that businesses using data-driven strategies experience five to eight times higher ROI.
30-second summary: The search landscape is very dynamic and almost impossible to stay abreast of While an SEO and search marketer’s email inbox can be overwhelming, it can also be a powerhouse that helps you stay in the loop of industry developments and keep an eye on the competition These must-have, free Google email alerts will notify you when your site traffic drops or spikes, when your site is hacked, or when there’s a manual penalty applied to your site SEO and search marketing are challenging because they’re scattered all over the place. Setting up email notifications is the best way to be on top of everything.
30-second summary: Accessibility underpins stellar user experience and positive brand perception, the key factors that appeal to value-driven consumers According to WebAIM, 98 percent of US-based websites aren’t accessible Though not a sparkly aspect of digital marketing strategies, there are multiple layers to “why?” and “how?” brands must be accessible across the internet Marketers develop and execute numerous strategies to broaden their business reach. But one critical factor that most marketers neglect is web accessibility.
30-second summary: As the world starts to return to normalcy, the gaming and live streaming industry need SEO, social networking, and online marketing for continued growth I spoke with industry influencers Alinity, Matt Rehwoldt, and eUnited’s General Manager and VP, Matt Potthoff on the industry’s current scenario, the obstacle course for amplified audience engagement, and the budding need for innovation Over the past five years, the boom of the live-streaming, esports, and gaming industries has been stealing headlines not only in the tech industry but also in mainstream media. That boom only increased its radius during the pandemic, which saw astronomical highs in terms of viewership numbers for the Amazon-owned Twitch streaming platform, Google’s YouTube, and even Facebook Gaming, who jumped more aggressively into the marketplace with the acquisition of Microsoft’s Mixer platform during the summer of 2020
30-second summary: Your SEO proposal plays an instrumental role not just for your agency but also for your client’s business Forecasting needs to be a star element of your customer acquisition process – but how do you navigate these tricky waters? SEOmonitor dissects the entire thought process and action plan for you Here’s how to ensure realistic, practical, achievable, and mutually agreed milestones and budgets are set with your clients Clients often ask for a forecast to estimate their ROI with this type of marketing investment.
30-second summary: The needs of an SEO agency are dynamic and change as the business grows From data accuracy to seamless functionality, the spectrum of SEO tools and their features is wide, but how do you decide? Five telltale signs that it might be time to start prospecting for new SEO software to complete your technology stack The SEO industry is constantly changing and evolving
30-second summary: Third-party data is being phased out by big tech, making first-party data indispensable First-party data is willingly provided by users, helping you build a consumer profile Internet users are cautious about providing their data but will do if rewarded Tracking pixels, CRM platforms, surveys, and encouraging interaction and registrations are all effective ways to capture first-party data First-party data must be used responsibly, repaying the trust placed in a business by consumers When doing business online, data is arguably the greatest currency of all. By obtaining reliable data about your target audience, an effective and bespoke marketing plan can be devised. This will convince customers that you understand their unique needs, desires, and pain points.