Josh McCoy

Josh McCoy

Lead Strategist

Vizion Interactive

Articles by Josh McCoy

Becoming a Traffic Harvester

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By examining terms that rank close to the first page of search results (for terms with decent search volume) that aren’t showing up in analytics or in your predetermined keyword list, you’ll discover an SEO opportunity waiting to be harvested.

8 SEO Tips That Take 15 Minutes or Less

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Implementing a full SEO campaign from scratch can be a large commitment for any company. However, there are a number of website tweaks that can be accomplished in 15 minutes or less that could increase your traffic immediately.

How to Increase Google's Crawl Frequency

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You want to rank many pages on a site, not just the homepage. You're also actively making changes to your sites and want bots to quickly see this. Here's how to ensure search engine bots will frequent your site more often and crawl more pages.

How to Prove the Value of SEO in 10 Minutes

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Want (or need) to convince others about the importance of organic search and SEO as a referrer of traffic, as well as how it helps the site convert as a whole? This 10-minute drilldown into Google Analytics will help you make a powerful case.

Algorithm Updates, Duplicate Content & A Recovery

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The following story shows why it's important to know where your SEO client’s or company’s content originated if it precedes your involvement with site SEO efforts. Learn how eliminating duplicate content helped one site recover traffic and rankings.

Don’t Forget the Low Hanging Fruit in SEO

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While you work toward long-term SEO goals, don’t ignore short-term opportunities – terms that rank at the bottom of Page 1 or the top of Page 2 of search engine results and may simply need a little more focus to help nudge them a little higher.

3 Pillars of SEO Competitive Analysis

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We know where we want to rank, we know who is ranking there but how will we get there? At the onset of your dive into SEO competitive analysis, it's important you segment your analysis into three areas: content, authority, and opportunity.

Internal Linking, the Other Linking

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In a search, where linking is all the rage, we forget that just as important are the links we maintain internally on our sites. A great inbound link profile is pointless if your site can hardly be traversed by a search engine or human visitor.

SEO & Personalization: An Evolving Relationship

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The search giants are leading us into a new era with the intentions of providing better search results. This leaves many uneasy in how to accept these changes. SEOs now must now remove their blinders and take advantage of the evolution of search.

7 Quick Tips to Keep Your SEO On Track in 2012

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Now is a great time to review year-over-year data to get a big picture of SEO success without seasonality and other factors that can mar short-term analysis. You should also assess overall strategy, where SEO is going, and adjust accordingly.

Beyond SEO: Retaining the Visitor

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It isn't all about rankings and traffic anymore. Visitor retention and conversion optimization are becoming the new focal points in the SEO world. It is time to quit thinking about a number and start thinking about an experience.

Agency SEO Pain Relief

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Just because your SEO campaign is experiencing hiccups doesn’t mean you aren’t a good SEO practitioner. Certain situations like this force you to look at the alternative factors that can affect SEO success. Quick-check these SEO data items.

7 Steps Toward Google SERP Domination

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Getting your site pages to rank on the first page is one thing, but what do you do once you get there? Here’s what you can do to gain additional visibility in first place search results and universal search and see higher referrals from Google.