October 9, 2017

How to Overcome the Biggest Obstacles As An In-House SEO

SEO has matured to a point at which most companies have at least one SEO, but our community hardly talks about the unique obstacles in-house SEOs face and how to overcome them. Those challenges involve politics, resource scarcity, technical limitations and more.

Do you have a mobile device? If you’re reading this article, owing to the SEO-i-ness of it, I’m guessing that you do.  According to an International Telecommunications Union study, “Mobile-broadband subscriptions have climbed from 268 million in 2007 to 2.1 billion in 2013. This reflects an average annual growth rate of 40%, making mobile broadband the most dynamic ICT market.”Is that outstanding? It’s HUGE! What an opportunity, right? Can you see it.
One common mistake many small business owners make when uploading videos to YouTube is failing to optimize them. YouTube is the second most popular search engine after Google. There’s no sense going to all the trouble of recording a video for your business if no one’s going to find it. That’s just a waste of your time and money.In order to make your videos visible during a YouTube search, you need to start by doing some keyword research.
Earlier this month, Mike Angstadt and I created the Outdated Content Finder. I found myself looking for opportunities by filtering through “Search Tools” in Google, and choosing custom date ranges. Not being a fan of multiple clicks and personalized search, we built this tool. This is just phase 1 (beta) – we are working on updates that make it even more unique to anything you can do in plain, old Google.
The mantra for online business has been “Build Your List,” for as long as I can remember, and I‘ve been around almost 10 years now. It was one of the first things I learned. Having a big list allows you to communicate with the people on it as many times as you like, whenever you like.
With a nearly 80% market share, your site may be one of the tens of millions of sites that uses Google Analytics to track the performance of your website. But what does that mean for you? What metrics should you look at and focus on? The answer is, that depends on your goals.Every website has a different reason for being. The goal of a retail website, for example, is to have visitors buy and complete a checkout purchase. Publishers want to sell ad revenue, likely from ad impressions.
I've been thinking a lot about SEO as we know it. It might be due to all of the gloom-and-doom blog posts since the latest Penguin update. You know the ones: "SEO is dead," "Matt Cutts is out to get us," "SEO is not dead but breathing its last,” "Now that Google is taking care of SEO what do the rest of us do all day?" All of this FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) has our collective imaginations running wild. Here's what I think: SEO is not dead.
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Using links to determine online authority is what set Google up to be the search giant that it is today. The idea behind PageRank was simple; just like an authoritative paper in the real world gets cited by other papers, an authoritative site should get links from other sites online. The site with the most links (along with some other factors) is probably the most authoritative and therefore the most valuable to searchers, so it should rank well in the SERPs.
Some not-so-nice people from all over the world delight in hacking websites. They see defacing someone else’s property as climbing Mt. Everest. They do it because they can. Sometimes, it’s a protest move. Other times, it’s just plain rotten and dangerous, such as when they grab your site for phishing or they install malware that messes with your visitors’ computers.People don’t think too much about this. They figure hacking only happens to corporations and/or governments.
Do you blog for your business? If so, don’t worry about using keywords in the copy, the article’s title or meta tags. Those things are only important if you want your prospects to find your articles on Google.Hold on a minute.You want your articles to get found in Google?Oh. Well, that’s a different story.