5 Lead Generation Ideas to Help You Increase Your Website’s Conversion Rates

Posted by lkolowich It’s been years since the power’s shifted away from marketers and advertisers and in favor of Internet consumers. Now more than ever, people are empowered to choose their own experiences online. They’re actively avoiding ad content — and instead of living by advertisers’ rule books, they’re deciding what to click on, what […]

Backlinks from Client Sites, Sites You Own, Widgets, & Embedded Content: How to Maximize Benefits & Avoid Problems – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish When it comes to certain kinds of backlinks, avoiding penalties can be a real gray area. How can you earn the benefits without gaining the scrutiny of Google? In this Whiteboard Friday, Rand will teach you which rules to follow to keep you safe and on the up-and-up, all while improving your […]

Using Paid Media to Drive Loyalty & Advocacy – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by samanthanoble If you’re not using your paid media in more creative ways than simply targeting customers at the buying stage, you’ve got a world of opportunity awaiting you. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, we’re delighted to have guest presenter Samantha Noble divulge 10 strategies for using your paid media to get your customers talking […]

How to Beat Your Competitor’s Rankings with More *Comprehensive* Content – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish Longer, more thorough documents tend to do better in the search results. We know that’s true, but why? And is there a way we can use that knowledge to our advantage? In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains how Google may be weighting content comprehensiveness and outlines his three-step methodology for gaining an […]

How Can Small Businesses/Websites Compete with Big Players in SEO? – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish It may seem like an impossible uphill battle to compete with big sites in the SERPs, but there are benefits to running a smaller site that can make a tremendous difference to your SEO. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains how small businesses and websites can target opportunities the big sites can’t, […]

The 4-Step Plan to Construct Your Own Keyword-to-URL Map

Posted by Carson-Ward Knowing how to find and effectively use keywords is probably the most important skill for an effective search marketer. Smart keyword planning and tracking should also heavily inform content planning and strategy. Unfortunately, most keyword research is done on the fly as a new page is created. Rather than helping marketers find […]

Moz Keyword Explorer vs. Google Keyword Planner: The Definitive Comparison

Posted by BritneyMuller Keyword research, the blueprint to any successful SEO strategy If you’ve been doing keyword research for a while, you’ve probably fallen into a routine. And that routine has likely been recently disrupted… thanks, Google. If you’re new to keyword research, getting comfortable with new keyword research tools will come more easily to […]

How to Craft the Best Damn E-commerce Page on the Web – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish From your top-level nav to your seal-the-deal content, there are endless considerations when it comes to crafting your ecommerce page. Using one of his personal favorite examples, Rand takes you step by detailed step through the process of creating a truly superb ecommerce page in today’s Whiteboard Friday. Click on the whiteboard […]

Local Empathy: The New Tool in Your Brand’s Emergency Kit

Posted by MiriamEllis Implement generosity. If I could sum up all of the thoughts I’m about to share with local enterprises, it would be with those two words. Image via Lewis Kelly Disasters and emergencies are unavoidable challenges faced by all local communities. How businesses respond to these stressful and sometimes devastating events spotlight company […]

The Technical SEO Renaissance: The Whys and Hows of SEO’s Forgotten Role in the Mechanics of the Web

Posted by iPullRank Web technologies and their adoption are advancing at a frenetic pace. Content is a game that every type of team and agency plays, so we’re all competing for a piece of that pie. Meanwhile, technical SEO is more complicated and more important than ever before and much of the SEO discussion has […]

Content Gating: When, Whether, and How to Put Your Content Behind an Email/Form Capture – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish Have you ever considered gating your content to get leads? Whether you choose to have open-access content or gate it to gather information, there are benefits and drawbacks you should be aware of. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand weighs the pros and cons of each approach and shares some tips for improving […]

All Content is Not Created Equal: Comparing Results Across 15 Verticals

Posted by kerryjones Are you holding your content marketing to unrealistic standards? No matter how informative your infographic about tax law may be, it’s not going to attract the same amount of attention as a BuzzFeed Tasty video. You shouldn’t expect it to. In order to determine what successful content looks like for your brand, […]

How to Build a Facebook Funnel That Converts – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by ryanwashere How are you using remarketing on Facebook? If you’ve ever felt frustrated about the ROI on FB ads, it just may be time to give them another chance. In today’s guest-hosted Whiteboard Friday, Ryan Stewart outlines his process for using remarketing and targeted content creation to get more conversions out of your […]

Most SEOs Are No Better than a Coin-Flip at Predicting Which Page Will Rank Better. Can You?

Posted by willcritchlow We want to be able to answer questions about why one page outranks another. “What would we have to do to outrank that site?” “Why is our competitor outranking us on this search?” These kind of questions — from bosses, from clients, and from prospective clients — are a standard part of […]

Optimizing for RankBrain… Should We Do It? (Is It Even Possible?) – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish If you’ve been stressing over how to optimize your SEO for RankBrain, there’s good news: you can’t. Not in the traditional sense of the word, at least. Unlike the classic algorithms we’re used to, RankBrain is a query interpretation model. It’s a horse of a different color, and as such, it requires […]

How a Single Piece of Content Increased Our DA by +7 Points [Case Study]

Posted by sergeystefoglo Content marketing has been discussed and researched more in the last 5 years than ever before. Source: Google Trends There are various kinds of content marketing strategies out there. Blog promotion, infographics, video strategies, and creative content are some. Depending on your goals, some are more effective than others. At Distilled, we’ve […]