As you start your 2015 SEO plan, keep these seven things in mind to make sure you start the year off strong.
Articles by Erin Everhart
In one 30-day period, we had a bit of a shakeup with three pieces of news that have the potential to change our industry: SEMPO called for an SEO Code of Ethics, Microsoft laid off Duane Forrester, and Matt Cutts extended his leave from Google.
User behavior is changing almost as quickly as Google updates its algorithm. What can we learn about users' behavior on a SERP that we can use in our marketing strategy?
If SEO and PPC worked together, marketers could do their jobs much better - and make a lot more money for their companies.
The fact of the matter is there is no one thing that will get you more organic traffic. Good SEO is a healthy combination of things, but it doesn’t have to be the exact same combination of things. Here are my top seven.
On any given day, you're prioritizing keywords, tactics, outreach, clients, meetings, and even metrics. Prioritization can be a game changer. The most successful SEOs are the ones who've mastered it. Here's how you can, too.
Finding a new job is a two-way street. It's a marriage. The decision to work together is just as much the job seekers' as it is the employer's, Before you say yes to your first offer, here are some things to look for when evaluating your next gig.
If your ultimate goal is to get people to buy, you must understand what drives them to make that decision. Different things matter to different people, but here are three key things you can take advantage of that factor into people's buying habits.
Keywords still matter and Google is making it harder for us to find them. But not impossible. Here's how you can use small AdWords campaigns, Google Webmaster Tools, UberSuggest, and user interviews or surveys for keyword research.
Instead of jumping into brainstorming content types, start by creating buyer personas and buyer journeys. This tells you who your buyers are and how they're shopping, giving you a clear idea of what you need to produce to make their decision easily.
Analyzing and testing website design and optimization to improve the user experience is a necessity. Drive more traffic and increase conversions with these eight tools, which span research, prototyping and design, and testing.
It's time to turn window shoppers into buyers. So what you can test to increase your revenue? Everything. As often as possible. But start with your headlines, call to action, social validation, and title tags and meta descriptions.
Content will continue to be a key part of SEO in 2014. But your strategy has to adapt to your users if you're going to keep up. Here are five ways to make sure your content will sustain in the New Year and move you past your competitors.
Did you know every $1 invested in UX testing yields a $100 return? And that every piece of content should have at least three uses? Read on for more details on these plus more awesome SES Chicago 2013 takeaways to help improve your marketing now.
While you may not be able to personally fix technical SEO issues, knowing what to look for and how to fix it – and having a developer handy to implement it – is critical. Here are the basics behind what you need to look out for with technical SEO.
Good talent is nearly impossible to find, especially in SEO where far too many people can talk the theory but come up dumbfounded when it comes to the execution. Ask these questions of applicants to separate the good talkers from the good talent.
Wouldn't you love to be in a place when you laugh in the face of Google algorithm updates, rather than figuring out how to recover? You can, by focusing on your branding, not your ranking; giving users a good experience; and preserving your URLs.
Launching a new website is hard. Launching a new brand with that new website can be downright madness. There's a lot to worry about – redirects, analytics, sitemaps, rankings, and keeping momentum post-launch. Here's an inside look at the journey.
There's so much more to keywords than traffic. Keywords are how people remember you, so they should reflect what you do, not be picked based on search volume. Here are some ways to make sure the keywords you choose will reach the audience you want.
User experience is the cheese to SEO's macaroni. They can exist separately, but together they're deliciously awesome. To start integrating UX steps into your SEO tactics, here are your best options for conducting user research and usability testing.