Posted by randfish
For the last two years, the 130+ Mozzers across product, engineering, marketing, and operations have been working to transform this company to the next stage of our evolution. Today, that incredibly demanding, intense, but ultimately rewarding process has reached its first goal. I’m excited to announce that as of today, SEOmoz is formally transitioning our brand, our products, our company name, and all of our efforts to Moz.
What?! Why?! How?! I know – there are lots of questions, and I will do my best to answer them all. For those of you who’d like to skip ahead, here’s what you’ll find in this post:
- Why We’re Retiring SEOmoz
- The Mission & Vision for Moz
- The Beta Launch of Moz Analytics
- Plans for the Years Ahead
- Notable Changes & Announcements
The company and the name ‘SEOmoz’ began in 2004 with a blog. I’d been reading, participating, and sharing a lot on SEO forums and wanted a place to post in my own format with more detail than what I could do on other sites. Fast forward to 2006; SEOmoz had became quite a popular site, and we changed the name of … Read the rest
Posted by David Mihm
Hard to believe it’s already been two months since I’ve been a part of the SEOmoz team! We’ve made some great progress on syncing up our codebase with the SEOmoz development environment. Once that process is complete, the fun part REALLY begins, and we will start to build out additional Local functionality over the course of 2013 and beyond. I can’t wait to write Version Two of this post once we’ve got more of that functionality built.
As an SEOmoz PRO customer since the service launched in February 2007, I thought I’d give a quick little tour of how I’ve used SEOmoz’s existing tools for Local optimization in my consulting role at David Mihm, Inc. over the past six years.
Throughout the last 18 months, I’ve been helping my cousin Tracy with her small business Group Insurance PDX, which I'll use as an example for this post.
- Determine how realistic it is for an SMB site to rank
- Assess optimization efforts to-date
- Identify SMB competition
- Identify large, fixed objects for “Barnacle SEO
- Launch the Keyword Difficulty Tool
- Enter the keywords you want to analyze
- View report for
Posted by RuthBurr
Earlier this month we launched our YouTube channel. To celebrate, we announced the “One Tool or Tactic, Two Minutes” contest, challenging the SEOmoz community to create a two-minute video highlighting their favorite tool or tactic.
For those who might have missed it, here’s the original YouTube contest post.
We were thrilled with the response we got. You guys got creative: we had everything from simple Whiteboard-Friday-style standups to screencasts of tool use to cartoons and fully produced mini-movies.
We also learned a lot about what everyone's focusing on these days. We received a ton of submissions in the Content Marketing and Social Media categories, just a few in the Email/Outreach category, and none at all in the APIs or Google Updates categories (I guess everyone’s finally tired of talking about Panda and Penguin?).
When we first launched the contest, we decided that if there were no submissions in a category, we would name more than one winner in another category so there would still be 9 winners. Even with the ability to have a “tie” in a category, we had so many great submissions that we couldn’t keep the winners to 9.
So without … Read the rest
Posted by randfish
Yes, you read that right. Today, I'm proud to say that the Followerwonk team is now part of SEOmoz and that a brand new version of Followerwonk has officially launched!
Followerwonk + SEOmoz PRO = Magic
If you've been in the SEO community for more than a few months, you've almost certainly heard of the remarkable tool for Twitter search, analysis and discovery called Followerwonk. We've loved and recommended their product for years and today, thanks to the merging of our companies, I'm excited to announce that Followerwonk is now included in SEOmoz PRO membership.
If you need no more details, head over to Followerwonk.com and connect your SEOmoz account through the link shown above. You'll instantly get access to the PRO version of Wonk's featureset.
Details on the Acquisition
After our funding from Foundry earlier this year, I reached out to Peter Bray, Followerwonk's founder and CEO, to talk about a potential acquisition. Peter and his team, Marc & Galen, are awesome guys – the kind we'd want to work with even if they didn't have this amazing product. After many late night emails, a few great in-person meetings and a bunch … Read the rest
Posted by RuthBurr
We're excited to announce the new SEOmoz YouTube channel! Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/moz. We'll be adding a bunch of our video content from the last couple of years, including Whiteboard Friday and our just-for-fun videos like Aaron's First Day. Going forward, you'll be able to view SEOmoz videos on the YouTube channel a few days after they debut here on the site. We'll also be doing special YouTube-only content, presentations, and contests – like this one!
The SEOmoz YouTube Contest: "1 Tool/Tactic, 2 Minutes"
A few words from Rand on the contest:
Here's the rundown:
Create a 2-minute video on your favorite inbound marketing tool or tactic. You've got 2 minutes to tell the SEOmoz community why this one thing is awesome and how to use it to get real marketing results. Your video can be as simple as you talking into your webcam ZeFrank-style, or as complicated and special-effects-y as you care to make it, but it can't be longer than 2 minutes! … Read the rest