How to Optimize Your Title Tags (With Examples)

Did you know that your page can have multiple titles depending on where you want them displayed? It’s true… here are four different titles that you can have for a single page in your content management system. Title Tag – the HTML that is displayed in your browser tab and is indexed and displayed in search results. Page Title – the title that you’ve given your page in your content management system to find it

What Is MarTech? Marketing Technology: Past, Present, and Future

You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great

Duplicate Content Penalty: The Myth, The Reality, and My Advice

For over a decade, Google has been fighting the myth of the duplicate content penalty. Since I still continue to field questions on it, I thought it would be worth discussing here. First, let’s discuss the verbiage: What Is Duplicate Content? Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely matches other content or that is appreciably similar. Mostly, this is not deceptive in origin.  Google, Avoid Duplicate

What Is A 404 Error Page? Why Are They So Important?

When you make a request for an address in a browser, a series of events happen in a matter of microseconds: You type an address with http or https and hit enter. The http stands for hypertext transfer protocol and is routed to a domain name server. Https is a secure connection where the host and browser do a handshake and send data encrypted. The domain name server looks up where the domain is pointing

Why Are Infographics So Popular? Hint: Content, Search, Social, and Conversions!

Many of you visit our blog because of the consistent effort I put into sharing marketing infographics. Simply put… I love them and they’re incredibly popular. There are several reasons why infographics work so well for businesses’ digital marketing strategies: Visual – Half of our brains are devoted to vision and 90% of the information we retain is visual. Illustrations, graphs, and photos are all critical mediums with which to communicate to your buyer. 65%

SEO Myth: Should You Ever Update A Page That’s Highly Ranked?

A colleague of mine contacted me who was deploying a new site for their client and asked my advice. He stated that an SEO consultant that was working with the company advised them to ensure that the pages that they were ranking for not be changed otherwise they might lose their ranking. This is nonsense. For the last decade I’ve been helping some of the world’s largest brands migrate, deploy, and build content strategies that

How To Increase Search Ranking By Finding, Monitoring, and Redirecting 404 Errors In WordPress

We’re helping an enterprise client right now with implementing a new WordPress site. They’re a multi-location, multi-language business and have had some poor results with regard to search over recent years. When we were planning their new site, we identified a few issues: Archives – they had several sites in the last decade with a demonstrable difference in their site’s URL structure. When we tested old page links, they were 404’d on their latest site.

SEOReseller: White Label SEO Platform, Reporting, and Services for Agencies

While many digital marketing agencies focus solely on brand, design, and customer experience, they sometimes are lacking in search engine optimization (SEO). That doesn’t mean that they can’t be successful for their clients – they often are. But it does mean that their return doesn’t often meet its full potential for acquiring new business. Search is unlike virtually any other channel because the user is typically showing actual intent for purchase. Other advertising and social