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The State of Links: Yesterday’s Ranking Factor?

Posted by Tom.CapperBack in September last year, I was lucky enough to see Rand speak at MozCon. His talk was about link building and the main types of strategy that he saw as still being relevant and effective today. During his introduction, he said something that really got me thinking, ...

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Half of Page-1 Google Results Are Now HTTPS

Posted by Dr-PeteJust over 9 months ago, I wrote that 30% of page-1 Google results in our 10,000-keyword tracking set were secure (HTTPS). As of earlier this week, that number topped 50%: While there haven’t been any big jumps recently – suggesting this change is due to steady adoption of ...

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Why Net Neutrality Matters for SEO and Web Marketing – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish Net neutrality is a hot-button issue lately, and whether it’s upheld or not could have real ramifications for the online marketing industry. In this Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers the potential consequences and fallout of losing net neutrality. Be sure to join the ensuing discussion in the comments! ...

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Large Site SEO Basics: Faceted Navigation

Posted by sergeystefogloIf you work on an enterprise site — particularly in e-commerce or listings (such as a job board site) — you probably use some sort of faceted navigation structure. Why wouldn’t you? It helps users filter down to their desired set of results fairly painlessly. While helpful to ...

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[Case Study] How We Ranked #1 for a High-Volume Keyword in Under 3 Months

Posted by DmitryDragilevThis blog post was co-written with Brad Zomick, the former Director of Content Marketing at Pipedrive, where this case study took place. It’s tough out there for SEOs and content marketers. With the sheer amount of quality content being produced, it has become nearly impossible to stand out ...

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The Best Types of Content for Local Businesses: Building Geo-Topical Authority

Posted by MiriamEllisQ: What kind of content should a local business develop?A: The kind that converts!Okay, you could have hit on that answer yourself, but as this post aims to demonstrate: There are almost as many user paths to conversion as there are customers in your city, and Your long-term ...

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Launching a New Website: Your SEO Checklist – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishHovering your finger over the big red “launch” button for your new website? Hold off for just a second (or 660 of them, rather). There may be SEO considerations you haven’t accounted for yet, from a keyword-to-URL content map to sweeping for crawl errors to setting up proper ...

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The Wonderful World of SEO Meta Tags [Refreshed for 2017]

Posted by katemorrisMeta tags represent the beginning of most SEO training, for better or for worse. I contemplated exactly how to introduce this topic because we always hear about the bad side of meta tags — namely, the keywords meta tag. One of the first things dissected in any site ...

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Grace the Stage at MozCon 2017: The Door is Open for Community Speaker Pitches

Posted by ronell-smith Some of the best talks at MozCon each year come from the community speakers—those who’re able to make a pitch to grace the stage. This group enjoys the same privileges as the other speakers, including being able to deliver a keynote-style talk, and are always well-received by ...

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How to Get All Your Search Console Data from the API (Plus, Learn How to Use Python)

Posted by Dom-WoodmanWhat will you learn from this post? How to get lots of Search Console data quickly and easily How to run a Python script And who can do it? Hopefully, it should be accessible to any beginner. Why do we use the API to get Search Console data?At ...

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