50+ Online SEO Tools for Audits, Backlink Monitoring, Keyword Research, and Rank Tracking

We’re always on the lookout for great tools and with a $5 billion industry, SEO is one market that has a ton of tools to help you. Whether you’re researching you or your competitors’ backlinks, trying to identify keywords and cocurrence terms, or simply trying to monitor how your site is ranking, here are the most popular SEO tools and platforms on the market. Key Features of Search Engine Optimization Tools and Tracking Platforms Audits

Stop Producing Endless Content and Begin Building a Library

A few years ago we were working with a company that had several million articles published on their site. The problem, of course, was that very few of them were read and even less ranked in search engines. We tested a pilot program where we applied 20% of their newsroom’s resources in improving and combining existing content. The goal was to have one complete and comprehensive article on a topic. Many companies collect articles on

Databox: Track Performance and Discover Insights in Real-Time

Databox is a dashboarding solution that where you can choose from dozens of pre-built integrations or use their API and SDKs to easily aggregate data from all of your data sources. Their Databox Designer doesn’t require any coding, with drag and drop, customization, and simple data source connections.   Databox Features Include: Alerts – Set alerts for progress on key metrics through push, email, or Slack. Templates – Databox already has hundreds of templates ready

Your Website Should Always Be The Center of Your Universe

The parable of the wise and foolish builder: The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn’t do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. Matthew 7:24-27 Respected colleague and good friend Lee Odden tweeted this week: “Your website is no

How to Increase Social Media Engagement

We recently shared an infographic and article that detailed eight steps to launch your social media strategy. Many of you have already launched your social media strategy but may not be seeing as much engagement as you expected. Some of that may be filtering algorithms within the platforms. Facebook, for example, would much rather you pay to promote your content than display it forthright to anyone who follows your brand. It all starts, of course,

How to Use Keywords Effectively for SEO and More

Search engines find keywords in different elements of a page and use them to determine whether or not the page should be ranked in certain results. Proper use of keywords will get your page indexed for specific searches but does not guarantee placement or rank within that search. There are also some common keyword mistakes to avoid. Each page should target a tight collection of keywords. In my opinion, you should not have a page