Today’s SERP: A Visual Look at Google’s Boxes, Cards, Rich Snippets, and Panels

It’s now been eight years since I’ve pushed my clients to incorporate rich snippets into their online stores, websites, and blogs. Google search engine results pages had become living, breathing, dynamic, personalized pages for you to find the information you need… largely thanks to visual enhancements they’ve made to the search engine result page using structured data provided by publishers. Those enhancements include: Direct Answer Boxes with short, instantaneous answers, lists, carousels, or tables that

Netpeak Checker: SEO Bulk Research on Root Domains and Pages

Yesterday, I met with a mentoring program that asked me to assist them in training their students in search engine optimization. The first question I asked was: What do you think SEO is? It’s an important question because the answer would direct whether or not I could be of assistance. Thankfully, they replied that they didn’t have the expertise to answer that question and would rely on my knowledge. My explanation of SEO is pretty

How to Improve Customer Loyalty with Digital Marketing

You can’t retain what you don’t understand. When focused on constant customer acquisition, it gets easy to get carried away. Okay, so you’ve figured out an acquisition strategy, you’ve made your product/service fit into the customers’ lives. Your unique value proposition (UVP) works –  it entices conversion and guides purchase decisions. Do you know what happens after? Where does the user fit after the completion of the sales cycle? Start by Understanding your Audience Although it’s

What Are Meta Descriptions? Why Are They Critical to Organic Search Engine Strategies?

Sometimes marketers can’t see the forest for the trees. As search engine optimization has gained so much attention the past few years, I’ve noticed that many marketers focus so much on rank and subsequent traffic, they forget the step that actually occurs in between. The first event that happens when a user searches for a keyword is that they are met with a search engine results page (SERP). That search engine results page lists the

What are the Benefits and ROI on Search Engine Optimization?

As I was reviewing old articles I had written on search engine optimization; I discovered that it was now over a decade that I’ve been providing direction. Search engine optimization rose to its peak a few years ago, a multi-billion industry that skyrocketed but then fell from grace. While SEO consultants were everywhere, many were leading their clients down a dubious path where they were gaming the search engine rather than utilizing it effectively. I

How to Write A Title That Makes Visitors Engage

Publications always have the benefit of wrapping their headlines and titles with powerful imagery or explanations. In the digital realm, those luxuries often do not exist. Everyone’s content looks very similar in a Tweet or Search Engine Result. We must grab busy readers attention better than our competitors so that they click-through and get the content they are seeking. On the average, . When you have written your headline, you have spent 80 cents our