The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM
JULY 19, 2016
Despite some misleading chatter to the contrary, SEO is not dead , and keywords still matter. And of course, keyword stuffing, as an SEO tactic, is long dead. But keywords (more precisely, keyword phrases) still matter in the sense they reveal searcher intent.
An SEO’s Guide to Bottom-of-Funnel Keywords
OCTOBER 21, 2016
If I had a penny for every time a client asked our agency to focus only on the most searched, highest volume keywords in their industry I’d be a very rich woman by now. No one would complain about being #1 for a term like “best company,” but will it help you sell specific products or services?
How to Generate New Keyword Ideas
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Lately, there has been a bit of discussion within the SEO industry around the idea of keywords and whether or not they still matter. When you are talking about search, of course keywords still matter. Which brings me to the point of this post: How to generate new keyword ideas.
The Revenue Focused SEO Keyword Strategy For B2B Marketers
JANUARY 13, 2017
Keyword performance is difficult to predict. With limited keyword data available it’s often a guess as to which keywords will generate revenue. In this post we present a way to measure the value of keywords and content marketing performance in terms of revenue.
The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites
JANUARY 19, 2017
One is to assemble a collection of best of breed tools; previous posts here have covered tools for competitive intelligence , content planning , keyword research , rank tracking , and special-purpose SEO tools for functions like technical SEO, link research, and video SEO. 15) URL Profiler.
15 Questions to Ask When Hiring an SEO Professional (Seriously)
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Making sure your site is as highly visible as possible in search and maximizing visits requires professional SEO help—whether that comes from inside your company, or from an expert SEO consultant or agency. Keywords are still important, but keyword density matters less than it used to.
An SEO?s Guide to Bottom-of-Funnel Keywords
OCTOBER 21, 2016
If I had a penny for every time a client asked our agency to focus only on the most searched, highest volume keywords in their industry Id be a very rich woman by now. No one would complain about being #1 for a term like best company, but will it help you sell specific products or services?
How Content & SEO Marketers Can Help Each Other Be Successful
JANUARY 11, 2017
While some people believe that SEO = great content, there are many aspects that remain technical – URL structure, sitemaps, etc. These three tips will help content marketers and search engine specialists help each other. It’s just as interesting and helpful to a reader who found it in January as it will be to a reader who stumbles upon it in November. Executing Keyword Research & Monitoring Goals Together .
Google to Encrypt ALL Keyword Searches: Say Goodbye to Keyword Data
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
This means marketers won''t even be able to get keyword data for searches conducted by users who aren''t even signed in. We also can''t help but think that, because Google is encrypting search activity for everything but ad clicks, this is a move to get more people using Google AdWords.
How to Find and Target High-Value Keywords for Your Business
AUGUST 27, 2015
Despite the ever-present advice that long-tail keywords are king, many businesses still struggle to strategically use them to get content to the top of organic and paid search results. The truth is, tackling these long-tail keywords feels hard when you know you're up against the giants.
How a Content Refresh Can Help You Stay Relevant
Modern B2B Marketing
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Fortunately, these indicators will help you determine which gems to polish: It’s evergreen. Conduct some keyword research. Google some of your top keywords and make a note of pages or content that rank in the first two (maybe three) pages.
Is 2013 the Year Marketers Lose Keyword Research?
JANUARY 17, 2013
Trying to perform keyword research to inform your SEO strategy is tough these days. That’s a ton of missing insight into what keywords are driving organic traffic. So let's talk about the changing SEO landscape as it relates to keywords, well, right now.
Want to Increase Your Blog's Conversion Rates by 87%? Try Focusing on Keywords
OCTOBER 15, 2014
In this post, I''m going to make an even stronger case, focusing on one specific conversion optimization tactic: keyword-based conversion optimization. What we realized was, while we were using relevancy to inform our offer/CTA choices, it was still mostly a guessing game.
Optimizing your site information architecture (IA) for Panda
JUNE 6, 2012
In these cases, our only option is to help Google crawl and index our content so that the most important content takes its rightful place in Google’s index, and hopefully Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs). How to build an IA using keyword research.
7 Amazing Tips to Help Boost A Blog Post’s Organic Ranking
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
First things first, Google the target keyword in your blog post title and assess the competition around that keyword/ topic. With this in mind, try to choose a blog that has less competition around its target keyword. Do not stuff your blog with keywords!
Help! What Do I Do Without My Analytics Data?
MARCH 24, 2016
We need those numbers to make informed decisions! You will unfortunately lose a little bit of information as data isn’t recorded when the profile is in the trash can, but a few days of lost data is better than a lifetime of lost data. To identify top pages: Export the keyword report.
7 Ways Twitter Can Help Juice Your Content Creation
OCTOBER 31, 2013
These chats can not only help you shape your content with fascinating quotes and new insights -- they can actually teach you about new things that''ll make you a more diverse content creator.
How to Use Google Webmaster Tools for Better Post-Encryption Keyword Insight
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Remember that day when Google encrypted all keyword data without telling anyone? While there continues to be much speculation around why Google decided to pull the plug on our beloved keyword data, the reality remains unchanged: no keyword data for you.
Don’t Be Chicken Little: No Keyword Info Does NOT Mean the Sky is Falling!
EMagine B2B Blog
OCTOBER 3, 2013
The amount of keyword traffic data missing search queries (keywords) in web analytics has been steadily increasing each month since Google’s initial encryption of searches back in October 2011. Why is losing this referral data on keywords so important?
Want to Dominate Organic Search? How Blogging Can Help
DECEMBER 17, 2013
Because every time you write a new blog post, you create a new URL for your site -- and every new URL is a new opportunity for your website to be ranked in search. and keywords. I won''t deny that, and you absolutely should optimize your on-page content for important keywords.
The 4 Critical Elements of an Effective Business Website
OCTOBER 25, 2011
That means creating a site that your target visitors will be glad they found once they arrive, and will spend some time with because the site provides the information they need in an easy-to-find manner. Information Architecture. Is it easy to add meta tags and customize page URLs? Information Architecture. Then put yourself in their shoes: why are they looking for information?
Google took my keywords. 10 resources to get them back
OCTOBER 14, 2013
Keywords are the currency of the internet. Most people find a website (including yours) by first typing keywords in the query box of a search engine. This information is not only telling for words that should be on your site but rich with insights about the unmet needs of your audience. It is the GPS for a site but keywords are no longer one of the things Google Analytics gives. Here are 10 other resources now that Google has taken away our keywords.
Google Launches New 'Disavow' Tool to Help Protect You From Bad Inbound Links
OCTOBER 18, 2012
Only include one URL per line. Here's what your final document might look like according to Google: In this example, the three pound signs are simply comments that Google ignores, but might help you with your record keeping.
The Secret to Content Optimization for People and Search
APRIL 17, 2013
We strive to create relevant, meaningful and ultimately useful information for our readers. You create content that helps, answers questions and provides utility. Keywords for the Win. Keywords should merely be a part of the content and occur a few times within it.
How to Optimize a Blog Post (No SEO Wizard’s Hat Required)
MARCH 19, 2015
But it helps. Your content strategy should be informed by your SEO goals, and vice versa. Notice I said “informed by,” not “determined by.”. Here’s the deal: There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of keywords you could pick to write a post about. Keyword 1. Keyword 2.
New Tool Helps SEO, SEM Consultants Pinpoint Local Clients
APRIL 26, 2011
The SeoQuake team, the group behind the SEMRush tools for SEO and keyword research, recently released a new tool to help SEM consultants and agencies find local clients.
Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Many of the same principles apply to optimizing a blog for search as for optimizing a business website : use keywords in the body copy, post titles, subheadings, permalink URL, image alt tags and meta tags. Take advantage of these six techniques to help get your blog ranked highly in relevant searches, and increase your overall web presence. But with a blog, you can create any (reasonable) number of top-level categories, and give these keyword-rich labels.
One easy tip to increase content sharing immediately
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
In this world of extreme information density , creating great content is certainly no guarantee that anybody will see it. I know this sounds preposterous, but many standard tweet buttons only post the URL and not the name of the post! Shortened URL. Keyword. Shortened URL.
Fathom SEO Pulse #54: Algorithm Updates, Hyper-Targeted Content & More
JANUARY 21, 2016
Welcome to Fathom’s weekly SEO pulse, where our goal is to help you stay on top of any new strategies and changes in this integral part of your overall marketing strategy. Administrators can still override and edit information by going to Google My Business.
7 Ways to Improve Your Site’s SEO Game Today
Modern B2B Marketing
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Use Keywords Appropriately. As search engines crack down on spam, keywords have gotten a bad rap, but as long as people use words to communicate with search engines, keywords will have an important place in SEO. Post Content that is Helpful. Stay Informed of SEO Changes.
Making SEO a Priority During Website Launch Planning
JANUARY 8, 2016
Hopefully this post will help put you in the right direction. Secondly, by making SEO a priority you’re also helping address items that are important to usability, website experience, and data tracking. Update canonicals if URLs are changing. Case in URLs.
7 Hot Trends In B2B Marketing Analytics | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B.
OCTOBER 7, 2010
A few tools to help with this include: Google Analytics – A free, but extremely powerful analytics package from Google – this gives you the power to track all your site stats and referral sources, including from social sites. How can we help you Make Good Media?
Blogging for SEO: How to Write Blogs that Rank on Page One
DECEMBER 22, 2016
You also need to focus on writing SEO-driven, keyword-focused content that attracts not only website traffic, but the right kind of traffic. To identify those hot keywords, head on over to the social platforms your target audience frequents and see what’s trending. URL if possible.
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
These tools can help you find out. Social media monitoring and analysis to measure the impact from campaigns and content, social attribution to help allocate budgets, and an analytics API to connect to dashboards and reporting tools. Track shares, likes, tweets, and more for any URL.
Help! I Need a Marketing Automation Vendor with Social Media Savvy
APRIL 13, 2012
I’ve found the following lists to be helpful: RaabGuide Top SEOs Business Software Forrester , via Marketo The lists above include vendors with varying degrees of focus on Web 2.0 Publish content and landing page URLs through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
10 Helpful Uses of RSS Feeds for Marketing
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
By now, most members of the inbound marketing community are probably aware that RSS exists (and if you don't, this blog post will help ). 10 Helpful Marketing Uses of RSS Feeds. Use it to help brainstorm blogging ideas. RSS can help you streamline your social media monitoring.
How to Make Your Blog Posts SEO-Friendly [Checklist]
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
We understand this is a common issue facing inbound marketers -- and we want to help. Today, HubSpot has launched an SEO Panel that will help take you through how to optimize your blog posts as you''re writing them. 1) Focus on 1-2 long-tail keywords. c) URL.