New and Improved Local Search Expert Quiz: What’s Up with Local SEO in 2016?

Posted by Isla_McKetta

Think you’re up on the latest developments in local SEO?

One year ago we asked you to test your local SEO knowledge with the Local Search Expert Quiz. Because the SERPs are changing so fast and (according to our latest
Industry Survey) over 42% of online marketers report spending more time on local search in the past 12 months, we’ve created an updated version.

Written by local search expert Miriam Ellis, the quiz contains 40 questions designed to test both your general local SEO knowledge and your industry awareness. Bonus? The quiz takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Ready to get started? When you are finished, we’ll automatically score your quiz.

Rating your score

Although the Local Search Expert Quiz is
just for fun, we’ve established the following guidelines for bragging rights:

  • 0–14 Newbie: Time to study up on your citation data!
  • 15–23 Beginner: Good job, but you’re not quite in the 3-pack yet.
  • 24–29 Intermediate: You’re getting close to the centroid!
  • 30–34 Pro: Let’s tackle multi-location!
  • 35–40 Guru: We all bow down to your local awesomeness.

Resources to improve your performance

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February 3, 2016  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

The Future of SEO: 2015 Ranking Factors Expert Survey Deep Dive

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard

Recently, Moz announced the results of our biennial Ranking Factors study. Today, we’d like to explore one of the most vital elements of the study: the Ranking Factors survey.

2015 Ranking Factors Expert Survey

Every two years, Moz surveys the brightest minds in SEO and search marketing with a comprehensive set of questions meant to gauge the current workings of Google’s search algorithm. This year’s panel of experts possesses a truly unique set of knowledge and perspectives. We’re thankful on behalf of the entire community for their contribution.

In addition to asking the participants about what does and doesn’t work in Google’s ranking algorithm today, one of the most illuminating group of questions asks the panel to predict the future of search – how the features of Google’s algorithm are expected to change over the next 12 months.

Amazingly, almost all of the factors that are expected to increase in influence revolved around user experience, including:

  • Mobile-friendliness
  • Perceived value
  • Readability
  • …and more

The experts predicted that more traditional ranking signals, such as those around links and URL structures, would largely remain the same, while the more manipulative aspects of SEO, like paid links and … Read the rest

August 13, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Local Search Expert Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Local SEO?

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard

How big is local SEO?

Our latest
Industry Survey revealed over 67% of online marketers report spending time on local search. We’ve witnessed demand for local SEO expertise grow as Google’s competitive landscape continues to evolve.

Last year, Moz introduced the
SEO Expert Quiz, which to date over 40,000 people have attempted to conquer. Today, we’re proud to announce the Local Search Expert Quiz. Written by local search expert Miriam Ellis, the quiz contains 40 questions and only takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Ready to get started? When you are finished, we’ll automatically score your quiz and reveal the correct answers.

Rating your score

Keep in mind the Local Search Expert Quiz is
just for fun. That said, we’ve established the following guidelines to help judge your results.

  • 0-39% Newbie: Time to study up on your citation data!
  • 40-59% Beginner: Good job, but you’re not quite in the 7-pack yet.
  • 60-74% Intermediate: You’re getting close to the centroid!
  • 75-85% Pro: Let’s tackle multi-location!
  • 86-100% Guru: We all bow down to your local awesomeness

Resources to improve your performance

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January 13, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Take the SEO Expert Quiz and Rule the Internet

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard

You are master of the keyword.

You create 1,000 links with a single tweet. You rank for the word “rank.” Google engineers ask for your approval before updating their algorithm.

You, my friend, are an SEO expert.

Ready for fun? Here at Moz we gathered our wits (it didn’t take very long) and created a new quiz to test our SEO knowledge.

Based on a quiz that our co-founder Rand first published back in 2005, at the dawn of electronics and lighter-than-air travel, we now present to you the new and improved
SEO Expert Quiz.

The quiz contains
50 questions and takes about 15 minutes to complete. The questions are randomized so no two people will get the exact same quiz with the same order of questions.

Here’s what to expect.

1. The quiz is hard! 

Like, astronaut training hard. Very few people score 100%. The breakdown of performance looks like this:

  • 0-40% SEO Newbie: You rank on page 7, but are aiming to move up.
  • 41-60% SEO Novice: Young, but strong in the ways of the Force, you are.
  • 61-75% SEO Pro: The traffic is pouring in!
  • 76-90% SEO Expert and Formula One race car driver
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May 28, 2014  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

5 Things You Should Never Say To An SEO Expert

5 Things You Should Never Say To An SEO Expert is a post by SEO expert . For information about our SEO services or more great SEO tips and tricks, visit the SEO.com blog.

As an SEO specialist, I have heard some pretty outrageous and far fetched things about what my family, friends and even clients actually think I do every day. People have a lot of misconceptions about what an SEO Expert does on a day to day basis. Since a lot of SEO is very technical, … Read more

5 Things You Should Never Say To An SEO Expert is a post by SEO expert . For information about our SEO services or more great SEO tips and tricks, visit the SEO.com blog.


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January 17, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments



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