What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) In 2022?

One area of expertise that I’ve focused my marketing on over the last two decades is search engine optimization (SEO). In recent years, I’ve avoided classifying myself as an SEO consultant, though, because it has some negative connotations with it that I would like to avoid. I’m often in conflict with other SEO professionals because they tend to focus on algorithms over search engine users. I’ll touch base on that later in the article. What

Is Blogging Still Relevant? Or An Outdated Technology and Strategy?

I often review this site’s search performance and old articles that aren’t attracting traffic. One of my articles was about naming your blog. Let’s forget that I’ve been writing this publication that long… as I read the old post I wondered if the term blog even really mattered anymore. After all, it’d been 16 years since I’d written the post on naming your blog and 12 years since I wrote my book on corporate blogging.

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 your competitors’ backlinks, trying to identify keywords and co-occurrence 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 – SEO

Whatagraph: Multi-Channel, Real-Time Data Monitoring & Reports For Agencies & Teams

While virtually every sales and martech platform have reporting interfaces, many quite robust, they fall short of providing any kind of comprehensive view of your digital marketing. As marketers, we do try to centralize reporting in Analytics, but even it is often exclusive to activity on your site rather than all of the different channels you are working in. And… if you’ve ever had the pleasure of trying to build a report in a platform,

When To Research, Audit, and Disavow Backlinks To Improve Search Rankings

I’ve been working for two clients in two regions that perform the identical home service. Client A is an established business with about 40 years of experience in their region. Client B is newer with about 20 years of experience. We completed implementing a fully new site after doing a discovery for each of the clients that found some troubling organic search strategies from their respective agencies: Reviews – The agencies published hundreds of individual