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The Local SEO Holiday Checklist – You Could Even Say It Glows

Posted by MiriamEllis“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Citations…”If you’re in charge of the local search marketing for a business, you’ve got two groups to please at the holidays: your clients/superiors and consumers. You don’t want to be kicked out of the reindeer games on January 2nd, so ...

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Link Strategies that Stand the Test of Time: A Tribute to Eric Ward (Link Moses) – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishThis week, we pay a special tribute to the late SEO pioneer Eric Ward. His link strategies formed the foundation of many of today’s smartest approaches to links, and in this Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers several that are as relevant today as they were when Eric first started ...

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How to Use Keyword Explorer to Identify Competitive Keyword Opportunities

Posted by hayleyshermanYou may have heard by now that Moz launched a new feature within Keyword Explorer last week. We heard your requests, and we’re super-excited for you to check out the new addition. The tool has been expanded to allow you to search by URL: an easy way to ...

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Help Us Improve: The 2017 Moz Blog Reader Survey Is Here

Posted by Trevor-KleinIt’s been a couple of years since we last asked you all about what you enjoy most (and least) about the Moz Blog, and to say our company and our industry had changed in those couple of years would be an enormous understatement. We saw SERPs continue to ...

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Unfiltered: How to Show Up in Local Search Results

Posted by sherrybonelliIf you’re having trouble getting your local business’ website to show up in the Google local 3-pack or local search results in general, you’re not alone. The first page of Google’s search results seems to have gotten smaller over the years – the top and bottom of the ...

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How to Use the "Keywords by Site" Data in Tools (Moz, SEMrush, Ahrefs, etc.) to Improve Your Keyword Research and Targeting – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishOne of the most helpful functions of modern-day SEO software is the idea of a “keyword universe,” a database of tens of millions of keywords that you can tap into and discover what your site is ranking for. Rankings data like this can be powerful, and having that ...

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How to Do a Competitor Analysis for SEO

Posted by John.ReineschCompetitive analysis is a key aspect when in the beginning stages of an SEO campaign. Far too often, I see organizations skip this important step and get right into keyword mapping, optimizing content, or link building. But understanding who our competitors are and seeing where they stand can ...

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Tangential Content Earns More Links and Social Shares in Boring Industries [New Research]

Posted by kerryjonesMany companies still don’t see the benefit of creating content that isn’t directly about their products or brand. But unless you have a universally interesting brand, you’ll be hard-pressed to attract much of an audience if all you do is publish brand-centric content. Content marketing is meant to ...

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NEW in Keyword Explorer: See Who Ranks & How Much with Keywords by Site

Posted by randfishFor many years now, Moz’s customers and so, so many of my friends and colleagues in the SEO world have had one big feature request from our toolset: “GIVE ME KEYWORDS BY SITE!” Today, we’re answering that long-standing request with that precise data inside <a href="https://moz.com/explorer" target="_blank" Keyword ...

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How Links in Headers, Footers, Content, and Navigation Can Impact SEO – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishWhich link is more valuable: the one in your nav, or the one in the content of your page? Now, how about if one of those in-content links is an image, and one is text? Not all links are created equal, and getting familiar with the details will ...

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