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Feb 26, 2015 / by Melissa McGibbon

Update: Google begins using information from indexed apps as ranking factor

From Google's Official Webmaster Central Blog:

As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns. In the past, we’ve made updates to ensure a site is configured properly and viewable on modern devices. We’ve made it easier for users to find

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Feb 5, 2015 / by Melissa McGibbon

5 Ways to Destroy Business Credibility in Less Than One Minute

Are you guilty of neglecting your website and online presence? According to a web credibility study done by Stanford University, 75% of users admit to making judgments about a company’s credibility based on a website’s design. Moreover, there is mounting evidence that brands with little to no social media

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Dec 18, 2014 / by Stephanie De Leon Patterson

Old-timey SEO Strategies (and why we don’t do them anymore)

SEO has come a long way since the 90s. “Content is king” is the ruling voice today, but that has not always been the case. Long before Google, there was a time where it seemed there were no rules. Even after Google was founded, all was quiet for the first

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Dec 8, 2014 / by Melissa McGibbon

Google Algorithm Update Promotes Mobile-Friendly Searching

Does your site pass the mobile-friendly test?

While you were busy shopping for your Thanksgiving turkey Google quietly implemented another algorithm that affects websites that haven’t converted to a responsive (mobile-friendly) platform. If your website is not optimized for mobile traffic, you need to make it a priority. Google anticipates that

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Dec 1, 2014 / by SEO.com

Proving the Value of SEO

Have you read (or been bludgeoned by) all those articles about how SEO is supposedly dead? Or do you feel that, despite getting plenty of traffic and rankings, you’re not actually obtaining any new customers? Are you wondering if all your SEO efforts are actually providing real results? It can

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Nov 20, 2014 / by SEO.com

The Evolution of SEO

Evolutionary Trajectory

Much hubbub has been made about search engine optimization being in its death throes and its practices amounting to nothing more than chicanery. Both assertions are based on outmoded conceptions of SEO, though, and a lot of things have changed – evolved – in the last few years.

People

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Nov 12, 2014 / by Stephanie De Leon Patterson

What is a Modern SEO Specialist?

Seemingly a simple question, an SEO specialist could be described as someone who helps users find what they’re searching for when using search engines like Google and Bing. However, that is merely the tip of the search engine optimization iceberg.

Let’s consider the following example:

A Google search for “cat” returns Cat

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Nov 1, 2014 / by SEO.com

Balancing the Need for Evergreen and Real-Time Content

Content is king when it comes to a successful marketing campaign. We all know this and we would all like to believe that the content we provide our consumers is the most useful information possible. The difficulty of the situation is judging how to balance the need for those ever-lasting

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Oct 11, 2014 / by Claye Stokes

Five Content Marketing Metrics You Don’t Know But Should

On September 24th I had the opportunity to participate in a webinar hosted by David Malmborg from Right Intel. We discussed five important data points that are really good leading indicators of your eventual success (or unfortunate misfires) in content marketing. These are important metrics, but too many companies don’t pay any

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Oct 7, 2014 / by SEO.com

Digital Marketing IS Marketing

There was a time when companies would specifically hire a digital marketing specialist to handle those aspects of a marketing plan – and rarely would that person have much to do with the rest of the marketing team. Things have changed a lot in the last few years, though, because

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