Uncategorised Social Media Trends for 2020

We teamed up with Talkwalker on an in-depth e-book, packed to the brim with quotes from industry experts around social media trends that they're seeing take off for 2020. Hear from folks at CloudApp, HubSpot, Adidas, Hootsuite, Ahrefs, and more around which trends will pass us by, and which will stick around. You'll take away action points for your social media team to run with for 2020, and le

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Uncategorised Find Ranking Keywords, Uncover Opportunities, Check Rankings, & More: 5 Workflows for Easier Keyword Research

Have you ever wished there were an easy way to see all the top keywords your site is ranking for? How about a competitor's? What about those times when you're stumped trying to come up with keywords related to your core topic, or want to know the questions people are asking around your keywords? There's plenty of keyword research workflow gold to be uncovered in Keyword Explorer. It's a tool th

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Uncategorised It’s Content and It’s Links – Are We Making SEO Too Complicated?

Content and links — to successfully leverage search as a marketing channel you need useful content and relevant links. Many experienced SEOs have run numerous tests and experiments to correlate backlinks with higher rankings, and Google has espoused the importance of “great content” for as long as we can remember. In fact, a Google employee straight up told us that content and links ar

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Uncategorised The Content Distribution Playbook

If you're one of the many marketers that shares your content on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked before calling it good and moving on. In a super actionable follow-up to his MozCon 2019 presentation, Ross Simmonds reveals how to go beyond the mediocre when it comes to your content distribution plan, reaching new audiences in just the right place at the right time.

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Uncategorised Building a Local Marketing Strategy for Franchises

A roller is a good tool for painting a house in big, broad strokes. But creating a masterpiece of art requires finer brushes. Franchises face a unique challenge here: they know how to market at the national level, but often lack the detailed tools for reaching their local customers at a granular level. Google has stated that localization of search results is the greatest form o

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Uncategorised The Marketing Tactics People Love

We have always considered the most challenging part about digital marketing to be prioritizing. There are hundreds of tactics available to you, and it can be overwhelming to determine which of them are most appropriate for your marketing goals and your target audience. (And we all know what happens when you try to do too much — you do it all poorly.) It’s critical to analyze the attitude

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Uncategorised Get the Bingeable & Shareable MozCon 2019 Video Bundle!

MozCon 2019 was an absolute blast. There were endless snacks. There were Roger hugs. There were networking opportunities and Birds of a Feather tables and search epiphanies galore. And there were a ton of folks in our community who watched it all unfold from the perspective of a Twitter hashtag — fun to follow along with, but not quite the same impact as seeing the talks unf

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Uncategorised Amazon vs. Google: Decoding the World’s Largest E-commerce Search Engine

A lot of people forget that Amazon is a search engine, let alone the largest search engine for e-commerce. With 54 percent of product searches now taking place on Amazon, it’s time to take it seriously as the world’s largest search engine for e-commerce. In fact, if we exclude YouTube as part of Google, Amazon is technically the second largest search engine in the world. As real estate on G

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Uncategorised What Is BERT?

There's a lot of hype and misinformation about the new Google algorithm update. What actually is BERT, how does it work, and why does it matter to our work as SEOs? Join our own machine learning and natural language processing expert Britney Muller as she breaks down exactly what BERT is and what it means for the search industry.

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Uncategorised The Featured Snippets Cheat Sheet and Interactive Q&A

Earlier this week, we hosted a webinar all about featured snippets covering essential background info, brand-new research we've done, the results of all the tests we've performed, and key takeaways. Things didn't quite go as planned, though. We had technical difficulties that interfered with our ability to broadcast live, and lots of folks were left with questions after the recording that we were

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Uncategorised Machine Learning 101

Machine learning is only growing in importance for anyone working in the digital world, but it can often feel like an inaccessible subject. It doesn't have to be — and you don't have to miss out on the competitive edge it can give you when it comes to SEO task automation. Put on your technical SEO cap and get ready to take notes, because Britney Muller is walking us through Machine Learning 101

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Uncategorised New Opportunities for Image SEO: How to Leverage Machine Vision for Strategic Wins

Image search results used to give you the option to “view image” without having to navigate to the site the image was hosted on. When it started in 2013, sites saw a 63% decline in organic traffic from image results. Why? Because there was no need to click through when the image could be viewed in full from within the search results.

And then everything changed

In February

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