10 Things that DO NOT (Directly) Affect Your Google Rankings - Whiteboard Friday

09/21/2017 19:05:00 PM

Posted by randfishWhat do the age of your site, your headline H1/H2 preference, bounce rate, and shared hosting all have in common? You might've gotten a hint from the title: not a single one of them directly affects your Google rankings. In ...

How to Prioritize SEO Tasks [+Worksheet]

09/20/2017 19:07:00 PM

Posted by BritneyMuller“Where should a company start [with SEO]?” asked an attendee after my AMA Conference talk. As my mind spun into a million different directions and I struggled to form complete sentences, I asked for a more specific ...

So You Want to Build a Chat Bot – Here's How (Complete with Code!)

09/19/2017 19:06:00 PM

Posted by R0bin_L0rdYou’re busy and (depending on effective keyword targeting) you’ve come here looking for something to shave months off the process of learning to produce your own chat bot. If you’re convinced you need this and just ...

The Anatomy of a $97 Million Page: A CRO Case Study

09/18/2017 19:05:00 PM

Posted by jkuriaIn this post, we share a CRO case study from Protalus, one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world. They make an insole that corrects the misalignment suffered by roughly 85% of the population. Misalignment is ...

Understanding and Harnessing the Flow of Link Equity to Maximize SEO Ranking Opportunity - Whiteboard Friday

09/14/2017 19:05:00 PM

Posted by randfishHow does the flow of link equity work these days, and how can you harness its potential to help improve your rankings? Whether you're in need of a refresher or you've always wanted a firmer grasp of the concept, this week's ...

Pros and Cons of HTTPS Services: Traditional vs Let's Encrypt vs Cloudflare

09/12/2017 19:04:00 PM

Posted by jrridleyIf you have a website property verified in Google Search Console, and the website is not HTTPS-secured, you’ve likely seen some form of the following message in your dashboard recently: After months of talk and speculation, ...

Announcing 5 NEW Feature Upgrades to Moz Pro's Site Crawl, Including Pixel-Length Title Data

09/12/2017 01:00:00 AM

Posted by Dr-PeteWhile Moz is hard at work on some major new product features (we're hoping for two more big launches in 2017), we're also working hard to iterate on recent advances. I'm happy to announce that, based on your thoughtful feedback, ...

The Beginner’s Guide to Structured Data for SEO: How to Implement Structured Data [Part 2]

09/10/2017 19:01:00 PM

Posted by bridget.randolphWelcome to Part 2 of The Beginner’s Guide to Structured Data: How to Implement Structured Data for SEO. In Part 1, we focused on gaining a high-level understanding of what structured data is and how it can be used ...

The 3 Easiest Link Building Tactics Any Website Can Use to Acquire Their First 50 Links - Whiteboard Friday

09/07/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by randfishWithout a solid base of links, your site won't be competitive in the SERPs — even if you do everything else right. But building your first few links can be difficult and discouraging, especially for new websites. Never fear ...

The E-Commerce Benchmark KPI Study 2017: 15 Essential Takeaways

09/06/2017 19:01:00 PM

Posted by Alan_ColemanIs your website beating, meeting, or behind the industry average? Wolfgang Digital’s 2017 E-Commerce Benchmark KPI Study is out with an even bigger sample size than ever before. Analyzing 143 million website sessions ...

The Beginner's Guide to Structured Data for SEO: A Two-Part Series

09/05/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by bridget.randolphPart 1: An overview of structured data for SEOSEOs have been talking about structured data for a few years now — ever since Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Yandex got together in 2011 to create a standardized list of attributes ...

State of Enterprise SEO 2017: Overworked SEOs Need Direction

09/04/2017 19:02:00 PM

Posted by NorthStarInboundThis survey and its analysis was co-authored with North Star Inbound's senior creative strategist, Andrea Pretorian.In the spring of 2017, North Star Inbound partnered up with seoClarity and BuzzStream to survey the ...

How to Diagnose Pages that Rank in One Geography But Not Another - Whiteboard Friday

08/31/2017 19:08:00 PM

Posted by randfishAre you ranking pretty well in one locale, only to find out your rankings tank in another? It's not uncommon, even for sites without an intent to capture local queries. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows you how to diagnose ...

What's Your AMP Traffic Really Doing? Set Up Reporting in 10 Minutes

08/30/2017 19:02:00 PM

Posted by Jeremy_GottliebThe other day, my colleague Tom Capper wrote a post about getting more traffic when you can’t rank any higher. I was really pleased that he wrote it, because it tackles a challenge I think about all the time. As SEOs, ...

Building a Community of Advocates Through Smart Content

08/29/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by Michelle_LeBlancFrom gentle criticism to full-on trolls, every brand social media page or community sometimes faces pushback. Maybe you’ve seen it happen. Perhaps you’ve even laughed along as a corporation makes a condescending ...

Going Beyond Google: Are Search Engines Ready for JavaScript Crawling & Indexation?

08/28/2017 19:06:00 PM

Posted by goralewiczI recently published the results of my JavaScript SEO experiment where I checked which JavaScript frameworks are properly crawled and indexed by Google. The results were shocking; it turns out Google has a number of problems ...

Relive MozCon with the 2017 Video Bundle

08/28/2017 07:16:52 AM

Posted by Danielle_LaundersMozCon may be over, but we just can’t get enough of it — and that's why our team has worked hard to bring the magic back to you with our MozCon 2017 Video Bundle. You'll have 26 sessions at your fingertips to watch ...

How to Determine if a Page Is "Low Quality" in Google's Eyes - Whiteboard Friday

08/24/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by randfishWhat are the factors Google considers when weighing whether a page is high or low quality, and how can you identify those pages yourself? There's a laundry list of things to examine to determine which pages make the grade and ...

The Voice Playbook – Building a Marketing Plan for the Next Era in Computing

08/23/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by SimonPensonPreface This post serves a dual purpose: it's a practical guide to the realities of preparing for voice right now, but equally it's a rallying call to ensure our industry has a full understanding of just how big, disruptive, ...

How to Optimize for Google's Featured Snippets to Build More Traffic

08/22/2017 19:01:00 PM

Posted by AnnSmartyHave you noticed it's getting harder and harder to build referral traffic from Google?And it's not just that the competition has got tougher (which it certainly has!).It's also that Google has moved past its ten blue links ...

How to Perform a Basic Local Business Competitive Audit

08/21/2017 19:02:00 PM

Posted by MiriamEllis“Why are those folks outranking me in Google’s local pack?” If you or a client is asking this question, the answer lies in competitive analysis. You’ve got to stack Business A up against Business B to identify the ...

The Perfect Blog Post Length and Publishing Frequency is B?!!$#÷x - Whiteboard Friday

08/17/2017 19:09:00 PM

Posted by randfishThe perfect blog post length or publishing frequency doesn't actually exist. "Perfect" isn't universal — your content's success depends on tons of personalized factors. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains why the ...

5 Tips to Help Show ROI from Local SEO

08/14/2017 19:01:00 PM

Posted by JoyHawkinsEarlier this year, when I was first writing my advanced local SEO training, I reached out to some users who work for local SEO agencies and asked them what they'd like more training on. The biggest topic I got as a result ...

SEO Above the Funnel: Getting More Traffic When You Can’t Rank Any Higher

08/13/2017 19:09:00 PM

Posted by Tom.CapperNormally, as SEOs, we follow a deceptively simple process. We identify how people are searching for our product, then we build or optimize pages or websites to match searcher intent, we make sure Google can find, understand, ...

Google (Almost Certainly) Has an Organic Quality Score (Or Something a Lot Like It) that SEOs Need to Optimize For - Whiteboard Friday

08/10/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by randfishEntertain the idea, for a moment, that Google assigned a quality score to organic search results. Say it was based off of click data and engagement metrics, and that it would function in a similar way to the Google AdWords ...

How to Find Your Competitor’s Backlinks - Next Level

08/09/2017 19:04:00 PM

Posted by BrianChildsWelcome to the newest installment of our educational Next Level series! In our last episode, Brian Childs equipped copywriters with the tools they need to succeed with SEO. Today, he's back to share how to use Open Site ...

11 Lessons Learned from Failed Link Building Campaigns

08/07/2017 19:11:00 PM

Posted by kerryjonesWe’ve created more than 800 content campaigns at Fractl over the years, and we’d be lying if we told you every single one was a hit. The Internet is a finicky place. You can’t predict with 100% accuracy if your content ...

Overcoming Corporate Roadblocks for Enterprise SEO Efficacy

08/06/2017 19:11:00 PM

Posted by jaredgardner"You don’t have an SEO strategy problem. You have an organizational efficacy problem." That is typically what I tell our new clients at Red Door Interactive (RDI). Poor organizational efficacy can be caused by several ...

Writing with Markdown for Better Content & HTML: Why & How To - Whiteboard Friday

08/03/2017 19:09:00 PM

Posted by wrttnwrdContent creation is hard enough without adding bad HTML into the mix. Echoing his recent talk at MozCon, we're excited to welcome Ian Lurie from Portent, Inc. on this episode of Whiteboard Friday. Learn how to cut out the cruddy ...

Learning to Re-Share: 4 Strategies to Renew, Refresh, and Recycle Content for Bigger Reach

08/01/2017 19:17:00 PM

Posted by jcar7In the nearly three years the MeetEdgar blog went live, we’ve published more than 250 posts, written over 300,000 words, searched for hundreds of .gifs, and used our own tool to share our content 2,600 times to over 70,000 fans ...

45 Local SEO Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

07/31/2017 19:11:00 PM

Posted by MiriamEllisThe classic 1982 Activision game, Pitfall!, was so challenging that most players believed you could only win by running out the 20-minute clock. The real point of this adventure, however, was to gather up all of the treasures ...

5 Tactics to Earn Links Without Having to Directly Ask - Whiteboard Friday

07/27/2017 19:14:00 PM

Posted by randfishTypical link outreach is a tired sport, and we've all but alienated most content creators with our constant link requests. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand outlines five smart ways to earn links to your site without having ...

The Lazy Writer’s Guide to 30-Minute Keyword Research

07/25/2017 19:19:00 PM

Posted by BritneyMullerYou, a content marketing ninja, are able to wield immense SEO reach with your content in ways most SEOs (*cough* like myself) can only dream of. BUT, you’re not leveraging keyword research to your advantage! The fact ...

A Beginner's Guide to Marketing Automation

07/24/2017 19:09:00 PM

Posted by Angela_PetteysTo say marketing automation is a complex subject is putting it mildly. On the surface it seems simple enough, but once you get just a little bit deeper into it, it’s overwhelming. Even if you work with marketing automation ...

Optimizing Sites for Featured Snippets with Q&A Content [Case Study]

07/23/2017 19:19:00 PM

Posted by NickRebuildGroupRanking near the top of the SERPs for short-tail keywords in competitive business verticals can be extremely difficult. Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, and similar sites have the market cornered on ranking at the top of ...

Is the New, Most Powerful Ranking Factor "Searcher Task Accomplishment?" - Whiteboard Friday

07/20/2017 19:13:00 PM

Posted by randfishMove over, links, content, and RankBrain — there's a new ranking factor in town, and it's a doozy. All kidding aside, the idea of searcher task accomplishment is a compelling argument for how we should be optimizing our sites. ...

"SEO Is Always Changing"... Or Is It?: Debunking the Myth and Getting Back to Basics

07/18/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by bridget.randolphRecently I made the shift to freelancing full-time, and it’s led me to participate in a few online communities for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners. I've noticed a trend in the way many of them ...

Fighting Review Spam: The Complete Guide for the Local Enterprise

07/17/2017 19:16:00 PM

Posted by MiriamEllisIt’s 105 degrees outside my office right now, and the only thing hotter in this summer of 2017 is the local SEO industry’s discussion of review spam. It’s become increasingly clear that major review sites represent ...

SEO for Copywriters: Tips on Measuring SEO Impact - Next Level

07/16/2017 19:03:00 PM

Posted by BrianChildsWelcome to the newest installment of our educational Next Level series! In our last episode, Brian Childs shared a few handy shortcuts for targeting multiple keywords with one page. Today, he's back to share how to use Google ...

SEO Best Practices for Canonical URLs + the Rel=Canonical Tag - Whiteboard Friday

07/13/2017 19:13:00 PM

Posted by randfishIf you've ever had any questions about the canonical tag, well, have we got the Whiteboard Friday for you. In today's episode, Rand defines what rel=canonical means and its intended purpose, when it's recommended you use it, ...

The MozCon 2015 Agenda Has Arrived!

05/13/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by EricaMcGillivrayWe're super-thrilled to say that it's finally here: the MozCon 2015 Agenda. MozCon is July 13-15 in Seattle. We have an outstanding lineup this year featuring topics ranging from technical SEO and email marketing to ...

Inverse Document Frequency and the Importance of Uniqueness

05/12/2015 19:13:00 PM

Posted by EricEnge In my last column, I wrote about how to use term frequency analysis in evaluating your content vs. the competition's. Term frequency (TF) is only one part of the TF-IDF approach to information retrieval. The other part is ...

You Finally Achieved Content Virality! Now What?

05/11/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Isla_McKettaIf you've ever achieved the holy grail of content marketing success—true virality—you know the rush of endorphins as you watch the share count climb. You've smiled the enormous grin when one of your friends shares that ...

What Digital Marketing Managers Should Learn from the Agile Manifesto

05/10/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by BenjaminEstes The Agile movement has done a world of good for digital marketers. The term "Agile marketing" started being thrown around in about 2010. In 2011-2012 there was a proliferation of content around it. Among many ...

Should I Rebrand and Redirect My Site? Should I Consolidate Multiple Sites/Brands? - Whiteboard Friday

05/07/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by randfishMaking changes to your brand is a huge step, and while it's sometimes the best path forward, it isn't one to be taken lightly. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand offers some guidance to marketers who are wondering whether a ...

​We Want Your Stories: Accepting MozCon Ignite Pitches

05/07/2015 06:15:00 AM

Posted by EricaMcGillivrayWe're thrilled to announce the addition of a networking and Ignite-style event for attendees on Tuesday night at MozCon. For years, you've asked us for more networking and relaxing times, and this is what we've dreamed ...

I Can't Drive 155: Meta Descriptions in 2015

05/06/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Dr-Pete For years now, we (and many others) have been recommending keeping your Meta Descriptions shorter than about 155-160 characters. For months, people have been sending me examples of search snippets that clearly broke that ...

Give It Up for Our MozCon 2015 Community Speakers

05/06/2015 06:30:00 AM

Posted by EricaMcGillivraySuper thrilled that we're able to announce this year's community speakers for MozCon, July 13-15th in Seattle! Wow. Each year I feel that I say the pool keeps getting more and more talented, but it's the truth! We had ...

How Much Has Link Building Changed in Recent Years?

05/05/2015 19:12:00 PM

Posted by Paddy_MooganI get asked this question a lot. It's mainly asked by people who are considering buying my link building book and want to know whether it's still up to date. This is understandable given that the first edition was published ...

The Reach, Engagement, and ROI of Content Marketing vs. Native Advertising (New Research)

05/04/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by KelseyLibertAs the efficacy of outbound marketing continues to wane, more and more marketers are considering native advertising and content marketing as viable alternatives. According to our survey, 72% of clients have asked their ...

The Twitch Phenomenon: Why Live Streaming Is Worth Your Time

05/03/2015 19:13:00 PM

Posted by troy.evansIt's safe to say that streaming video content online is quickly becoming the most accessible way to consume entertainment. The way we enjoy our favorite movies and television shows has been increasingly shifting towards ...

The Twitch Phenomenon: Why Live Streaming Is Worth Your Time

05/03/2015 19:13:00 PM

Posted by troy.evansIt's safe to say that streaming video content online is quickly becoming the most accessible way to consume entertainment. The way we enjoy our favorite movies and television shows has been increasingly shifting towards ...

Why the Links You've Built Aren't Helping Your Page Rank Higher - Whiteboard Friday

04/30/2015 19:17:00 PM

Posted by randfishLink building can be incredibly effective, but sometimes a lot of effort can go into earning links with absolutely no improvement in rankings. Why? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows us four things we should look at in ...

Why the Links You've Built Aren't Helping Your Page Rank Higher - Whiteboard Friday

04/30/2015 19:17:00 PM

Posted by randfishLink building can be incredibly effective, but sometimes a lot of effort can go into earning links with absolutely no improvement in rankings. Why? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows us four things we should look at in ...

How to Create Boring-Industry Content that Gets Shared

04/29/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by ronell-smithIf you think creating content for boring industries is tough, try creating content for an expensive product that'll be sold in a so-called boring industry. Such was the problem faced by Mike Jackson, head of sales for a ...

How to Create Boring-Industry Content that Gets Shared

04/29/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by ronell-smithIf you think creating content for boring industries is tough, try creating content for an expensive product that'll be sold in a so-called boring industry. Such was the problem faced by Mike Jackson, head of sales for a ...

An Introduction to Schema.org Markup for Emails

04/28/2015 19:14:00 PM

Posted by kristihinesIf you are a Gmail user, you have likely received some emails that stand out from the rest with a call to action button within the subject line. If you've booked a flight recently, your airline may have sent you an email ...

An Introduction to Schema.org Markup for Emails

04/28/2015 19:14:00 PM

Posted by kristihinesIf you are a Gmail user, you have likely received some emails that stand out from the rest with a call to action button within the subject line. If you've booked a flight recently, your airline may have sent you an email ...

Search Trends: Are Compound Queries the Start of the Shift to Data-Driven Search?

04/27/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Tom-Anthony The Web is an ever-diminishing aspect of our online lives. We increasingly use apps, wearables, smart assistants (Google Now, Siri, Cortana), smart watches, and smart TVs for searches, and none of these are returning 10 ...

Search Trends: Are Compound Queries the Start of the Shift to Data-Driven Search?

04/27/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Tom-Anthony The Web is an ever-diminishing aspect of our online lives. We increasingly use apps, wearables, smart assistants (Google Now, Siri, Cortana), smart watches, and smart TVs for searches, and none of these are returning 10 ...

​The 3 Most Common SEO Problems on Listings Sites

04/26/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Dom-WoodmanListings sites have a very specific set of search problems that you don't run into everywhere else. In the day I'm one of Distilled's analysts, but by night I run a job listings site, teflSearch. So, for my first Moz Blog ...

​The 3 Most Common SEO Problems on Listings Sites

04/26/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Dom-WoodmanListings sites have a very specific set of search problems that you don't run into everywhere else. In the day I'm one of Distilled's analysts, but by night I run a job listings site, teflSearch. So, for my first Moz Blog ...

Extract SEO Value from SERPs with Knowledge Graph and Answer Boxes - Whiteboard Friday

04/23/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by randfishMany SEOs are frustrated by the ever-expanding repertoire of answer boxes and results from the Knowledge Graph on Google's SERPs. One thing we can be sure of is that they're not going away anytime soon, so in today's Whiteboard ...

Extract SEO Value from SERPs with Knowledge Graph and Answer Boxes - Whiteboard Friday

04/23/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by randfishMany SEOs are frustrated by the ever-expanding repertoire of answer boxes and results from the Knowledge Graph on Google's SERPs. One thing we can be sure of is that they're not going away anytime soon, so in today's Whiteboard ...

​1 Day After Mobilegeddon: How Far Did the Sky Fall?

04/22/2015 06:50:08 AM

Posted by Dr-PeteEven clinging to the once towering bridge, the only thing Kayce could see was desert. Yesterday, San Francisco hummed with life, but now there was nothing but the hot hiss of the wind. Google’s Mobilegeddon blew out from Mountain ...

7 Days After Mobilegeddon: How Far Did the Sky Fall?

04/22/2015 06:50:08 AM

Posted by Dr-PeteEven clinging to the once towering bridge, the only thing Kayce could see was desert. Yesterday, San Francisco hummed with life, but now there was nothing but the hot hiss of the wind. Google’s Mobilegeddon blew out from Mountain ...

Moz's 2014 Annual Report

04/21/2015 19:14:00 PM

Posted by SarahBirdMoz has a tradition of sharing its financials (check out 2012 and 2013 for funzies). It's an important part of TAGFEE.Why do we do it? Moz gets its strength from the community of marketers and entrepreneurs that support it. ...

The Nifty Guide to Local Content Strategy and Marketing

04/20/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by NiftyMarketing This is my Grandma. She helped raised me and I love her dearly. That chunky baby with the Gerber cheeks is me. The scarlet letter "A" means nothing… I hope. This is a rolled up newspaper.

Google Told Me I'm Pregnant: From Strings to Diagnosis

04/19/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by CraigBradford In the near future, I think Google Now could tell you are pregnant or diagnose you with a medical condition before your doctor ever could. Humans are great at recognising patterns but only if we know we are creating ...

How Google's Evolution is Forcing Marketers to Invest in Loyal Audiences - Whiteboard Friday

04/16/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by randfish Given Google's recent changes to SERPs and their April 21 mobile deadline, does SEO still come first? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand walks you through tactics you can use to build a loyal audience before you need to ...

How Fractl Leveraged Content Marketing to Increase its Referral Traffic 6,718%

04/15/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by KelseyLibert In October 2013, Fractl published a study on viral emotions on the Harvard Business Review.

Using Term Frequency Analysis to Measure Your Content Quality

04/14/2015 19:14:00 PM

Posted by EricEnge It's time to look at your content differently—time to start understanding just how good it really is. I am not simply talking about titles, keyword usage, and meta descriptions. I am talking about the entire page experience. ...

​Inbound Lead Generation: eCommerce Marketing's Missing Link

04/13/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by Everett If eCommerce businesses hope to remain competitive with Amazon, eBay, big box brands, and other online retail juggernauts, they'll need to learn how to conduct content marketing, lead generation, and contact nurturing as part ...

How to Keep your Site Fast for Mobile-Friendly

04/12/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Zoompf Cindy Krum recently published a must-read primer on the upcoming Mobile-Friendly changes which I highly recommend checking out before proceeding. Got it? Good.

Elements of Personalization & How to Perform Better in Personalized Search - Whiteboard Friday

04/09/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by randfish From information about your location and device to searches you've performed in the past, Google now has a great deal of information it can use to personalize your search results. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains ...

The Incredible Shrinking SERP - 2015 Edition

04/08/2015 19:17:00 PM

Posted by Dr-Pete In the beginning, there were 10 results, and it was good. Then, came expanded site-links and Google's

Off with Your Head Terms: Leveraging Long-Tail Opportunity with Content

04/07/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by SimonPenson Running an agency comes with many privileges, including a first-hand look at

Get Unbeatable Insights into Local SEO: Buy the LocalUp Advanced Video Bundle

04/07/2015 06:31:00 AM

Posted by EricaMcGillivray Missed LocalUp Advanced 2015? Forgot to take notes, or just want to relive the action?

Check Your Local Business Listings in the UK

04/06/2015 06:30:00 AM

Posted by David-Mihm One of the most consistent refrains from the Moz community as we've released features over the last two years has been the desire to see Moz Local expand to countries outside the U.S. Today I'm pleased to announce that ...

9 Things You Need to Know About Google's Mobile-Friendly Update

04/05/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by Suzzicks Rumors are flying about Google's upcoming mobile-friendly update, and bits of reliable

Understanding and Applying Moz's Spam Score Metric - Whiteboard Friday

04/02/2015 19:14:00 PM

Posted by randfish This week, Moz released a new feature that we call Spam Score, which helps you analyze your link profile and weed out the spam

It's Your Turn: Now Accepting Community Speaker Pitches for MozCon 2015

04/01/2015 19:12:00 PM

Posted by EricaMcGillivray Yep, it's that time of year, friends. Time to submit your online marketing talk pitch for MozCon 2015. I'm super excited this year as we'll have 6 community speaker slots! That's right—you all are so amazing that ...

Support 4.0: Using Snapchat for all of Moz's Support

03/31/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by Nick_Sayers Innovation. Mobile. Community. Social. All words that come to mind when I think of Snapchat. Well, now a new word is creeping in… a word so disruptive to the Snapchat ecosphere that I’m going to bold it, then repeat ...

Spam Score: Moz's New Metric to Measure Penalization Risk

03/30/2015 06:00:00 AM

Posted by randfish Today, I'm very excited to announce that Moz's Spam Score, an R&D project we've worked on

Music SEO - 7 Lessons in Brand Optimization for 2015

03/29/2015 19:13:00 PM

Posted by evolvingSEOBands, music, and SEO - A different paradigm For B2B or ecommerce, people often discover your brand

What Does an SEO Do In Their Day-to-Day Work - Whiteboard Friday

03/26/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by randfish There's a common misconception that SEO is a "one and done" task -- that you clean up and optimize a site, and once that's done, you can focus your efforts elsewhere. There's so much more to the day-to-day work of an SEO, ...

A Sneak Preview of #MozCon 2015

03/25/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by EricaMcGillivray Considering coming to

Advanced Content Analysis in Google Analytics

03/24/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by Jeffalytics We analyze the performance of our content every day. Sometimes it's subconscious, like when we check the number of tweets we get from a new blog post. Other times, we make more conscious efforts, like reviewing performance ...

11 Ways for Local Businesses to Get Links

03/23/2015 19:14:00 PM

Posted by Casey_Meraz Let's face it: Local link building is hard. Even if you have the budget and resources needed to earn or build links it will take time. Having a strong link profile is essential to your website's success in search engi ...

Moving 5 Domains to 1: An SEO Case Study

03/22/2015 19:16:00 PM

Posted by Dr-Pete People often ask me if they should change domain names, and I always shudder just a little. Changing domains is a huge, risky undertaking, and too many people rush into it seeing only the imaginary upside. The success of the ...

Headline Writing and Title Tag SEO in a Clickbait World - Whiteboard Friday

03/19/2015 19:17:00 PM

Posted by randfish When writing headlines and title tags, we're often conflicted in what we're trying to say and (more to the point) how we're trying to say it. Do we want it to help the page rank in SERPs? Do we want people to be intrigued ...

How to Stop Spam Bots from Ruining Your Analytics Referral Data

03/18/2015 17:12:55 PM

Posted by jaredgardnerThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc. A ...

In-App Social & Contact Data - New in Open Site Explorer

03/17/2015 07:00:00 AM

Posted by randfish Today I'm excited to announce the launch of a new feature inside

The Art of Concision: How to Effectively Make Your Point in Fewer Words

03/16/2015 19:12:00 PM

Posted by Isla_McKetta You and your readers are being bombarded with information. Too often that's in the shape of long-winded emails, blog posts, and reports that say very little or assume that because digital space is (virtually) free and ...

9 Simple Tips For Making An About Us Page That Works For Your Brand

03/15/2015 17:28:28 PM

Posted by Ben.AustinThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc. For ...

Are On-Topic Links Important? - Whiteboard Friday

03/12/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by randfish How much does the context of a link really matter? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand looks at on- and off-topic links to uncover what packs the greatest SEO punch and shares what you should be looking for when building ...

Understand and Harness the Power of Archetypes in Marketing

03/11/2015 19:14:00 PM

Posted by gfiorelli1 Roger Dooley, neuromarketing expert, reminds us in his book

How We Fixed the Internet (Ok, an Answer Box)

03/10/2015 19:10:00 PM

Posted by Dr-Pete Last year, Google expanded the Knowledge Graph to use data extracted (*cough* scraped) from the index to create answer boxes. Back in October, I wrote about a failed experiment. One of my posts, an odd dive into Google's ...

10 SEO Myths that Friggin' Tick Me Off

03/09/2015 18:47:00 PM

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard I love SEO. I love talking about SEO. Most non-SEO folk you talk to are generally very nice people. They may not understand everything you say, but they often nod their head and smile. The open-minded may even ask you ...

Grow Your Own SEOs: Professional Development for Digital Marketers

03/08/2015 19:15:00 PM

Posted by RuthBurrReedy Finding your next SEO hire is hard, but it's only half the battle. Growing a team isn't just about hiring—it's about making your whole team, newbies and experts alike, better marketers. It's almost impossible to build ...