The Introductory Guide to Search Engine Optimization in 2017 [Free Download]

Hubspot

When was the last time you didn’t start a shopping trip with a Google search? trillion search queries are made on Google alone. If you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of search engines and their algorithms, how will you know what steps to take to help your business found?

The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

Webbiquity

Given the importance of search engine optimization—organic search remains the top source of traffic for most B2B websites—t’s vital to use the right tools to help with various aspects of optimization, for any size website. 1) Google Search Console.

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Slides and Video Cover What You Need to Know About Search

Paul Gillin

A client asked me to prepare a one-hour seminar on the basics of search engine optimization (SEO), and I thought it was worth sharing. If you’re already a guru, skip it and head to more advanced sites like Search Engine Land , SEOmoz , TopRank or Biznology.

48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

Search engine algorithms are constantly being updated. What needs to be done to recover from search engine penalties? What’s most important–on-page optimization, link building, or technical SEO? SEO is conversion rate optimization.

HubSpot Launches New Version to Deliver Better-Targeted Content

Customer Experience Matrix

HubSpot yesterday launched a “completely re-envisioned and rebuilt” version of its marketing system at its Inbound 2012 user conference. This is a major expansion beyond HubSpot’s original focus on “inbound marketing” to attract leads.

YouTube SEO: How to Optimize Videos for YouTube Search

Hubspot

When I was just a wee lass and HubSpot was first starting to make a name for itself, inbound marketing was a brand new idea. And with the rise of other content formats comes the need to optimize them for search. 7 YouTube Search Optimization Tips.

How We're Using Influencers to Drive Engagement on Social Media: A HubSpot Experiment

Hubspot

Check it out in action: The Results: Our pod has started to generate 10-20 additional comments per Instagram post from relevant influencers within HubSpot's vertical. Check our the HubSpot Summer Startup contest here: 3) Rethinking How Social Media and PR Work Together.

3 Google Analytics Custom Reports to Measure the Impact of Your SEO Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

Organic Performance to Optimized Pages. Organic Performance to Optimized Pages. If you are looking for more resources on Custom Reports, I would recommend checking out the ones below: How to Create a Basic Google Analytics Custom Report from HubSpot.

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The Top 10 Best Resources to Learn About SEO

Vertical Response

Most of us pull out our smartphone or laptop and head to Google, or a similar search engine to find answers. Of course, as a business owner, you want your own website to come up when people are searching for your product or service. Search Engine Land.

Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog

Webbiquity

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. But a blog also presents additional opportunities for search optimization beyond those that apply to standard websites (which is why Google loves blogs ). Furthermore, some of these are virtually worthless for search (e.g.

The Beginner's Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

Hubspot

That’s where conversion rate optimization (CRO) comes in. What Is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)? These conversions occur all over the website -- on the homepage, pricing page, blog, and landing pages -- and all of these can be optimized for a higher number of conversions.

20 (More of the) Best SEO Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

B2B websites often receive anywhere from 30%-60% from organic search, with 50% or more sometimes coming from Google alone. 7 Sure-Fire Signs Your SEO Sucks by HubSpot Blog. ” Using Data to Drive SEO Results by Search Engine Watch.

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Best Cool SEO Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

Need to analyze the optimization status of an existing website? Evaluate the impact of social media activities on search results? Create XML sitemaps for multiple search engines? The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Chrome SEO Extensions by Search Engine Journal.

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24 reasons SEO and social media are inextricably linked

Biznology

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is is the process of getting website traffic from “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” listings on search engines. 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine (source: Search Engine Journal ).

Four Expert Local SEO Guides

Webbiquity

What are the most important ranking factors in local search optimization? What emerging trends will impact local search? Top 20 Local Search Ranking Factors: An Illustrated Guide by Moz. The Ultimate List: 50 Local Business Directories by HubSpot.

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How to Optimize Your Content for Google's Featured Snippet Box

Hubspot

A Featured Snippet is shown in some search engine results pages (SERPs), usually when a question-based query is being searched for. How often does HubSpot rank within the Featured Snippet? How much of an impact does the Featured Snippet have on CTR from the search engines?

Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs

Webbiquity

gShift Labs is the first (at least that I’m aware of ) integrated software package for managing web presence optimization (WPO). HubSpot ), gShift isn’t a point solution, but a single integrated tool to manage all aspects of WPO.

7 Reasons Why Your Website Isn’t Performing

Hubspot

So without further ado, here are 7 reasons why your conversion optimized website might not be performing at its full potential. A website can be optimized to perfection and have all the right content in the world but that means nothing if it can’t be found through search engines.

6 Broader Business Questions to Inform Your SEO Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

Online marketers are talking a lot about buyer personas and attributing each piece of content to a respective persona (HubSpot walks you through how to do that here ). Content Marketing Search Engine Optimization

Keyword Strategies for eCommerce Search Engine Optimization

Hubspot

They’re easier to rank as less websites are optimizing their site for them because of how unique each one can be. Reduced competition makes it easier to target these keywords and rank higher in search engines. Photo Credit: Search Engine People Blog.

The 6 Step Inbound Marketing Process [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Without a marketing strategy you won’t be able to optimize and measure your inbound marketing efforts. Basic website principles go a long way: Easy to navigate, professional appearance, search engine friendly, mobile ready, easy to update. If your budget can support it, set up a system such as Eloqua.com, Hubspot, or Marketo (to name only a few) and connect to your customer relationship database (CRM).

The Blogging Tactic No One Is Talking About: Optimizing the Past

Hubspot

Nine months ago, I analyzed a report that would transform not only my role on the HubSpot blogging team, but also the whole blog's editorial strategy. That shift is an ongoing internal project we call "historical optimization." What Is Historical Optimization?

28 (of the) Best SEO Guides, Resources and Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity

Personal / universal / local / mobile search. These are indeed “interesting times” for SEO professionals, with rapid and wide-ranging changes to the search landscape being announced at an accelerating pace. ” 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors by Moz.

Genoo Adds SEO To Web Site Management and Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

The most interesting recent enhancements are products for search engine optimization (SEO): “competitive intelligence” runs a multivariate analysis to identify factors that contribute to competitive pages’ ranking; and “content relevancy analyzer” scans high-ranking pages find theme words that search engines will use to determine relevance. The goal in both cases is to recommend changes that will improve search marketing results.

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How to Optimize Your URLs for Search [Quick Tip]

Hubspot

One of the last things I do before publishing a blog post is a little URL check -- I make sure it''s well-optimized for both readers and search engines. In the spirit of sharing knowledge, I thought I''d share the process I use to optimize those URLs every time.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? Paid search ads, however, still outperform both.

Hello Europe! HubSpot's Heading to Dublin, Ireland

Hubspot

HubSpot's Coming to Europe, And We're Hiring. This new HubSpot office, which will be opening in January 2013, is on pace to provide 150 new jobs within 3 years. HubSpot has been transforming the way companies do marketing for six years from our office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

6 B2B Marketing Infographics: Social Media, Inbound Marketing & Mobile

KoMarketing Associates

Hubspot’s infographic outlines 6 key steps for inbound marketing success, including strategy, generating traffic across channels, conversion, and measurement. Visualizing the Marketing Value of Search Engine Optimization: 6 Examples.

A Handy Guide to Optimizing Your Social Media Channels

Hubspot

This post is an excerpt from our latest ebook, How to Optimize Your Marketing Channels. For some, the word “optimization” conjures up thoughts of complicated mathematics and data analysis. Here’s a simple strategy for determining your optimal post frequencies.

11 tips and tools to jump-start your SEO

Biznology

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine for particular keywords. Marketing Grader from HubSpot can tell you.

The Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Pinterest Pin [Diagram]

Hubspot

Optimizing pins instead of posting willy-nilly isn''t hard, it just takes a little more mindfulness. The Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Pinterest Pin. To make sure you''re optimizing the other pins on the board, all you have to do is follow all of the tips above for each pin.

The 4 Most Important Pages on Your Website (& How to Optimize Them)

Hubspot

In this post, I''ll explain how to optimize each one of these pages. And if your most-visited pages are different than the ones listed above, you''ll still learn a framework for optimizing any of the important pages on your website.). What do I mean by "optimize" a webpage?

Blog SEO for the Modern Marketer: How to Optimize Your Posts

Hubspot

Despite the revolving door of new algorithms and search engine policies, the fundamentals of getting your content found have remained pretty consistent. Here’s what you need to know to optimize your blog posts for search. Optimize Blog Post Headlines and URL.

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32 B2B Marketers to Add to Your Google Plus Circles

KoMarketing Associates

Building a network in Google+ could be the next critical tactic when it relates to B2B search engine optimization and broader social media initiatives. Recent data analysis from Moz illustrates a positive correlation between Google+ activity and search visibility.

How to Craft a B2B Email Marketing Strategy That Works

KoMarketing Associates

After all 91% on consumers open email every day, according to ExactTarget via HubSpot. Kelsey Jones is a writer and search/social media marketing consultant as MoxieDot and Managing Editor of Search Engine Journal.

HubSpot's Strategy for Winning the Marketing Automation Horserace

Customer Experience Matrix

Back on September 20, I posted various tips from the Inbound Marketing Summit and HubSpot User Group. Naturally, the conference also included public and private discussions of HubSpot itself, but I thought those were best shared in a separate post. The conference yielded a clear picture of HubSpot’s business strategy for the coming year. HubSpot originally focused on “top of funnel” or “inbound” marketing, which boils down to helping marketers to attract Web traffic.

Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010

Webbiquity

Ranking well in organic search results becomes more imperative every day, particularly in the B2B world. 93% of these decision makers use search to begin the buying process. How can PDF content be optimized for search? by Search Engine Guide.

The History of Marketing [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Marketing 100 class then look no further than this great infographic created by HubSpot and designed by BlueGlass. Search engines jump onto the scene in 1995 and 1997. Search engine optimization (SEO) naturally follows, mostly defined by keyword stuffing and other on-page tweaks. Google launches in 1998 and launches paid search marketing through Adwords.

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3 Ways to Use Google Webmaster Tools to Increase Search Engine Traffic

Hubspot

Is it being crawled by search engines ? This is extremely useful for large sites that are looking to do advanced optimization or any site heavily using images, dynamic URLs etc. Connect with HubSpot Want to learn more about your website - Is it set up for success?

5 Fascinating Facebook Stats & What They Mean for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

What it means for B2B marketers: Back in May, I wrote a post “ Search: Moving Beyond Your Website in 2013 ” where I discussed the notion that people are searching places other than Google…one of these places being social.

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