How to Influence Branded Searches and Search Volumes to Earn Big Rewards – Whiteboard Friday

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What have you been doing with branded searches? If the answer is “not much,” it may be time to shift your focus a bit. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explores the huge benefits of turning some of your unbranded searches into branded and offers some key tactical advice.

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Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we’re going to chat a little bit about how to influence branded search and get a load of benefit out of that. Some of these things that I’m going to talk about today are more theoretical. Like we think they work. We’ve experimented. We’ve seen some other folks experiment. We’re pretty sure. Then some of them are solid. We know that these things influence. Regardless, I think I can persuade you that trying to turn more of your unbranded search into branded search is a hugely positive thing. Generating more branded search in general is also hugely positive. Let me show you what I mean with some examples first.

Non-branded search

Non-branded search, these are essentially the … Read the rest

April 22, 2016  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

How to Create 10x Content – Whiteboard Friday

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Have you ever actually tried to create 10x content? It’s not easy, is it? Knowing how and where to start can often be the biggest obstacle you’ll face. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand talks about how good, unique content is going to die, and how you can develop your own 10x content to help it along.

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Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we’re chatting about how to create 10x content.

Now, for those of you who might need a refresher or who haven’t seen previous Whiteboard Fridays where we’ve talked about 10x content, this is the idea that, because of content saturation, content overload, the idea that there’s just so much in our streams and standing out is so hard, we can’t just say, “Hey, I want to be as good as the top 10 people in the search results for this particular keyword term or phrase.” We have to say, “How can I create something 10 times better than what any of these folks are … Read the rest

March 18, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Using Related Topics and Semantically Connected Keywords in Your SEO – Whiteboard Friday

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Back in February, we explored balancing keyword targeting with concept targeting. This time around we’re looking at using your knowledge of related topics and semantic connections in your on-page SEO processes. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand talks about applying those ideas in ways that will boost your ranking potential and inform your keyword research.

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Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we’re chatting about using related topics and semantically connected keywords, not just for keyword research — although that is a potential use and application — but also for some of the on-page SEO processes that we run.

Now when I say “related topics and semantically connected keywords,” I’m not actually talking about the things that you would find through a traditional keyword research process. The idea here is not to say, “What other things are people searching for that I could target?”

This is really trying to define two different, unique kinds of use cases or extractions for keywords.

Those are: What are keywords (well, … Read the rest

March 11, 2016  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Discovering Which Sites Your Target Audience Visits – Whiteboard Friday

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Identifying your target market is only one-fifth of the battle. If you want to win the proverbial war, you have to know your audience inside and out. Discovering the sites they visit and using that knowledge to your advantage is key, but the best practices to do so can feel unclear. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand outlines a five-step process to more effectively reach and market to your target community.

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Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we’re chatting about finding sites that your audience visits so that you can better market to them.

Now, this is an awesome tactic to use for link building. It’s great for advertising. It’s great for reaching your community wherever they may go on the Web, but it’s not always obvious how to go about this, and that’s exactly what I want to talk you through.

Step 1 – Identify people who are part of our target audience.

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March 4, 2016  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Overcoming Objections on Your Landing Pages – Whiteboard Friday

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How do you take your potential customers’ problems and turn them into a conversion success? If you’re having trouble with low conversion rates on high-traffic landing pages, don’t worry — there’s help. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand shares a process to turn your landing page objections into improved conversion rates.

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Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we’re going to chat about overcoming objections on your landing pages in order to improve conversion rates. So this a process that I have stolen part and parcel from Conversion Rate Experts, a British consulting company that Moz has used a couple of times to help with our campaigns. Karl Blanks and Ben Jesson have just been phenomenal for this stuff.

Look, they’re not the only ones who do it. A lot of people in conversion rate optimization use a process similar to this, but it’s something I talk about and share so often that I thought, hey, let’s bring it to Whiteboard Friday.

Enter a problem…

So a … Read the rest

February 26, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments



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