Search engine optimization (SEO) requires time and money. Are you putting your efforts into the right places? This column will examine tactics for improving the effectiveness of SEO initiatives, such as Web site structure, link building, and social media marketing, as well as business issues such as selection of an SEO provider, managing your reputation management, and the process that goes into a proper SEO initiative. This column will ultimately help you to determine where you may want to spend your time and/or money so that you are successful in gaining traction in this very dynamic medium.


Why should marketers care about image recognition technology?

Nov 19, 2015 - Major technology companies and e-commerce platforms – such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Pinterest and Alibaba – have been investing in image recognition technology in order to stand out in their category. What does it mean for brands in the future? Comments

7 ways startups can improve rankings without relying on SEM

content Oct 21, 2015 - Seven ways startups can spend their marketing resources without relying on SEM. Comments

Welcome to the next generation of rank tracking

tracking-users Oct 7, 2015 - To keep up with the progressive evolution of the search engine ecosystem, selecting an efficient SEO rank tracking platform is essential. Comments

Why Quality Content Can Help Top Rankings

Rank Metric Sep 30, 2015 - Content scored high in Moz's biennial ranking of search engine ranking factors. It may have been the first time that it was included in the research, but industry experts believe we'll be seeing a lot more of it as a definitive ranking factor. Comments

Minimizing Errors With the HREF Language Element

coding Aug 10, 2015 - Motoko Hunt offers these tips for ensuring your HREF language elements are linked correctly in your global sites for maximum search optimization. Comments

Your Email Marketing May Impact Your Rankings

patent-pending Aug 10, 2015 - Google was just issued a patent based on tying its rankings with email spam. While that patent shows what could be, rather than what will be, it reminds us that Google is always watching. Comments

Are You Optimistic About SEO?

googlesearch Aug 7, 2015 - Searchmetrics' recent report about Google's ranking factors falls in with this columnist's "5 R's" SEO summary, and demonstrates the growing focus on content over keywords. Comments

Beyond YouTube: Alternate Video Venues

social-media-and-video Jun 5, 2015 - While YouTube is the dominant platform when it comes to video SEO, the video offerings on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat shouldn't be ignored. Comments

4 Tactics for Outstanding E-commerce SEO

istock-image May 14, 2015 - How retailers can come out on top in the changing world of search. Comments

Strengthen Your Case to Develop a Mobile Strategy

mobile-seo May 13, 2015 - Recent studies by Forrester show that most brands fail to adequately invest in mobile. However, brands that allocate the correct budget can see exception returns on mobile investment. Comments

10 Steps to a Google Mobile-Friendly Site

shutterstock-152196302 Apr 29, 2015 - With Google now favoring mobile-friendly websites, Navneet Kaushal offers these 10 tips to make sure your website is up to speed. Comments

The Mobile Change Nobody Is Talking About

shutterstock-160559990-mobile Apr 29, 2015 - Besides "Mobilegeddon," there's another mobile change from Google that no one is paying much attention to. Comments

Google 'Mobilegeddon' Has Officially Arrived

Google Logo Apr 21, 2015 - Nearly two months after its announcement, Google has changed its algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites. Brands like Ryanair and American Apparel are already suffering in the search rankings. Comments

Who Does It Better: Yahoo Japan or Google Japan?

scales-compare Apr 15, 2015 - A comparison between the search results for Yahoo Japan and Google Japan reinforces the keyword targeting opportunities for SEO. Comments

Mobilegeddon: Estimating the Impact

google-mobile-search-2 Apr 10, 2015 - On April 21 Google's mobile-friendly algorithm will take effect. Here's a look at the estimated impact across several different industries. Comments

Old SEO vs. New SEO

shutterstock-157139333 Apr 1, 2015 - What are the differences between SEO tactics that worked in the past and the best practices that work in today's search marketing world? Comments

Reach Customers Where They Are With Mobile

consumers-mobile-reading Mar 18, 2015 - A surprising 53 percent of small businesses don't have a website and their customers have already moved onto mobile devices. Learn the importance of reaching your customers in their favorite places with mobile technology. Comments

Is Mobile-Friendly Good Enough?

mobilefriendly-articleembed Mar 9, 2015 - Is passing Google's mobile-friendly test good enough to ensure that your site is optimized the best it can be? Comments

How to Implement an Intent-Based SEO Strategy

seo-analytics Mar 4, 2015 - SEO strategists should be sure to group their content based on the intent of the audience they're trying to reach - but what is the best way to go about doing that? Comments

Mobile Search and the Journey to Optimization

mobile-seo Feb 18, 2015 - What do marketers need to consider to make sure they're optimizing their sites for the best mobile search experience possible? Comments

4 Fearless Predictions for the Future of SEO and Analytics

future-predictions Feb 4, 2015 - The year will be full of change in the SEO and analytics worlds. Is your organization ready to adapt? Comments

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