E-A-T Was Not About Ranking Factors, Ecommerce SEO, & More

This Week In SEO 99 E-A-T is Not an Algorithm, Ecommerce SEO, & More   E-A-T is Not a Search Algorithm http://www.blindfiveyearold.com/algorithm-analysis-in-the-age-of-embeddings It’s almost the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, so I’ll start by saying how thankful I am for this post, which is kind of the culmination of a lot of I’m-just-guessing-but-take-this-as-gospel SEO […]

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Crawl Traps, Search Intent, Conflicting Content Advice, & More!

This Week In SEO 98 Crawl Traps, Search Intent, Conflicting Content Advice, & More!   Is Your Site an Endless Horror for Googlebot? https://www.contentkingapp.com/academy/crawler-traps/ Search engine spiders don’t like a site that plays hard to get. If they have to put too much effort into crawling your site they just… won’t crawl all of it. […]

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medic update for SEO

SEO Advice: What to Do About the August 1st Algorithm Update

The August 1st Core Algorithm Update (“Medic” SEO Update) On August 1st, Google rolled out a core algorithm update, which means they made a change to how the algorithm scores and values the many factors that determine how well a site does or does not rank for a given keyword. Google is constantly pushing out […]

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Featured Snippets, Page Rank, A Link Strategy, & More!

This Week In SEO 97 Featured Snippets, Page Rank, A Link Strategy, & More!   Another Featured Snippet Post https://ahrefs.com/blog/find-featured-snippets/ Ahrefs.com has some pretty compelling data about featured snippets. TL;DR — you’re taking a 31% traffic hit by having the #1 spot but also NOT the featured snippet. Ranking in 2nd-10th? So this post is […]

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Mobile First, Sponsorship Link Building, Cryptomining Scripts, & More!

This Week In SEO 96 Mobile First, Sponsorship Link Building, Cryptomining Scripts, & More!   Google Finally Rolls Out Mobile First Indexing http://webmasters.googleblog.com/2018/03/rolling-out-mobile-first-indexing.html Google has kept this one over all our heads for the past year and a half, but they have announced, officially, mobile first is here. To refresh your memory: To recap, our […]

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Search Volume, Old Content, KW Cannibalization, and More!

This Week In SEO 95 Search Volume, Old Content, KW Cannibalization, and More!   A Recent Core Algorithm Update https://www.seroundtable.com/google-algorithm-update-25384.html Did your site’s organic traffic get its ass kicked or start kicking ass lately? It may be due to a recent Google algorithm update. SE Roundtable posted about a bunch of chatter they started seeing […]

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Content Checks, Incentivizing Reviews, Optimizing Metas & More

This Week In SEO 94 Content Checks, Incentivizing Reviews, Optimizing Metas & More   Rankings Stagnating? Do a Quick Content Check https://www.rankxl.com/reasons-why-your-page-isnt-ranking/ It’s easy to fall into a routine with running your site. You’ve got so many things to focus on that, eventually, you’re just going by on muscle memory. Draft a post, add an […]

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Optimize for Quality

This Year in SEO: Optimize for Quality   As you’re coming down off your New Year’s high and starting to get your hands dirty with your business, I wanted to hit you with some advice. When you’re working on how to grow your organic traffic in 2018, optimize for quality. Google has stated previously that […]

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Knowledge Graph, Local SEO, Meta Descriptions & More!

This Week In SEO 93 Knowledge Graph, Local SEO, Meta Descriptions & More!   The Rise and Fall of Featured Snippets https://moz.com/blog/knowledge-graph-eats-featured-snippets Featured Snippets: 0 Knowledge Graph: 1 The two weeks encompassing the end of October/Beginning of November saw a pretty significant SERP switch-up. The number of featured snippets for keywords fell: And the number […]

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More Algorithm Updates, Content Quality, How Long it Takes to Rank, & More

This Week In SEO 92 More Algorithm Updates, Content Quality, How Long it Takes to Rank, & More   Another Algorithm Update (Probably!) https://www.seroundtable.com/november-google-update-24720.html Eventually these won’t be newsworthy anymore with the frequency they keep happening… Okay, probably not. It’s always a big deal when Google drops an algorithm update like a diss track aimed […]

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