3 Creative Ways to Give Your Content Efforts a Boost – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish

We know that content is our doorway to earning countless SEO benefits for our sites. Admittedly, though, it’s too easy to get stuck in a rut after one too many content marketing campaigns. In this extra-special holiday edition of Whitebeard Friday (see what we did there?), Rand offers three novel ways to add sparkle to your content creation efforts

3 way to give your content efforts a boost

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Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to a special Christmas edition of Whitebeard Friday. This week, I wanted to try and help with just a few tactical suggestions on some creative ways to pump up those content marketing campaigns.

I’ve seen that many, many folks in the SEO world, of course, naturally, are investing in content marketing because content is the path to links and amplification and search traffic. Sometimes those content campaigns can feel a little stale or repetitive. So I have some creative ideas, things that I’ve seen some people executing on that I think we might be able to leverage for some of our work.

1. Niche groups

First one, if you can identify … Read the rest

December 22, 2017  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

4 Ways Copywriting Can Boost Your E-commerce Conversion Rates

Posted by ksaleh

[Estimated read time: 8 minutes]

Your website’s copy is far more important than you realize.

Besides design, copy forms the foundation of your brand. How you describe yourself and your products leaves a palpable impression on your customers. Whether customers think of your brand as bold, futuristic, quirky, or cute depends largely on your copy.

Web copy is also crucial for conveying product information. Your customers want to know how your product works and how it will change their lives.

Unfortunately, far too many e-commerce stores spend hours optimizing their website’s design and layout but completely skip over the copy.

The result? Poor conversion rates.

The relationship between copy and conversion rates

If you’re running an e-commerce store, a SaaS startup, or a marketing agency, the three of your biggest challenges are:

  1. Informing visitors about the store’s products and their unique features and benefits
  2. Evoking emotions that drive action and persuade the visitor
  3. Fostering
  4. Read the rest

June 5, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

3 Core Pieces of the SEO Puzzle to Boost Your Enterprise Success

Posted by BenjaminEstes

SEO is not something that is done. SEO is a way of doing things that encompasses many teams and initiatives. This is especially true for large organizations with well-established and potentially siloed teams.

Most marketing disciplines have concrete inputs and outputs. Consider the following examples, which may seem trite at first:

  • PPC results in visibility in search results.
  • Email marketing results in visibility in the inbox of folks on your mailing list.
  • Content strategy results in marketing content on your site.

But this isn’t really the case for SEO. Can we say:

  • SEO results in visibility in organic search results?

It’s not quite the same thing, is it?

“Doing SEO” does not directly result in visibility in search results, or traffic. SEO might lead to better indexation of pages on your site, or improved targeting. But these are only stepping stones to increasing search traffic. They are inputs that ranking algorithms will use, not the output of better rankings.

No SEO work can guarantee organic search visibility in the same way paid search guarantees paid placements.

In this way, SEO has more in common with business operations than it does with other marketing channels. It’s … Read the rest

November 9, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

One Simple Tip To Boost Your PPC Performance Using Google AdWords Remarketing

One Simple Tip To Boost Your PPC Performance Using Google AdWords Remarketing is a post by SEO expert Erik Zeiner. For information about our SEO services or more great SEO tips and tricks, visit the SEO.com blog.

One Simple Tip To Boost Your PPC Peformance

One of the most profitable, highest-converting campaigns you can make in your Adwords account is a remarketing campaign.

The concept of remarketing campaigns is simple: everyone who visits your website and doesn’t convert is added to what’s called a “remarketing audience.” As they navigate around the web on other sites, they will continue to see ads via the Google Display Network, which displays the content or product they viewed on your website. Ideally, then, these users click on the display ad and visit your website again and make a purchase or complete a conversion goal.

The majority of online marketers that use the Google Adwords Remarketing feature tend to just put single a “general visitors” remarketing code in the header or footer of their website. Doing this will create a single audience of ALL visitors to the website that you can serve general ads to as they continue to browse the web. While this works just fine and will result Read the rest

October 31, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Back to Fundamentals: 6 Untapped Keyword Sources that Will Boost Organic Traffic

Posted by neilpatel

I used to perform keyword research in the typical, perfunctory way—go to the Keyword Tool, type in some words, and punch out a list of terms.

Easy. Quick. Simple.

Today, things are different. The much-loved
keyword tool has been replaced, long-tail keywords have the ascendancy, and it’s harder to figure out what users are actually searching for.

The rules have changed, and so have the ways of playing the game. I still use the
Keyword Planner, but I’ve also discovered a medley of not-so-obvious ways to get keywords that improve my organic traffic.

1. Wikipedia

Do you think of Wikipedia as just a massive encyclopedia? Think again.
I use Wikipedia for keyword research.

How to Use Wikipedia for Keyword Research

Image from Search Engine Journal.

My process is pretty simple.

Step 1: Google inurl:Wikipedia and my topic. Or just Google the topic or head term. Wikipedia is often the first organic result.

Step 2: Look at the SERP to identify the most relevant terms and possible keywords within a Wikipedia entry.

Step 3: Open the entry in Wikipedia and identify the most relevant terms from the first few paragraphs, morphing them into longail iterations.

Step 4: Identify other relevant … Read the rest

September 10, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments



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