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Suds and Search 68 | Dr. Pete Meyers, Marketing Scientist at Moz

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Dr. Pete Meyers, Marketing Scientist at Moz.

Dr. Pete is a legend in the SEO community. He is the creator of Mozcast, which operates like a weather report for detecting when Google has made an update to their algorithm. Mozcast started in 2012 at the time of some of the most consequential algorithm updates ever.

9 years later Mozcast remains a go-to resource for SEOs who want to learn what might’ve happened to their rankings and traffic after Google made a tweak to their algorithm.


Suds and Search 67 | Brett Tabke, Founder and CEO of Pubcon

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Brett Tabke, the Founder and CEO of Pubcon, one of the most important conference series in search marketing.

Brett has been involved in the computer and technology industry for over 30 years. He started a software company for commodore computers back in 1984. Throughout his career Brett has displayed an amazing ability to build communities and educational opportunities around topics related to the internet.


Greg’s SEO presentation from Digital Dealer – Part 2

In this week’s video, I’m sharing the second half of my epic two hour SEO presentation from Digital Dealer in Tampa. Learn how COIVD has affected buyer behavior, how Google’s algorithm works, what’s going on with the upcoming Page Experience update, and how to optimize your website for better local visibility.


Greg’s SEO presentation from Digital Dealer – Part 1

In this week’s video, I’m sharing the first half of my epic two hour SEO presentation from Digital Dealer in Tampa. Learn how COIVD has affected buyer behavior, how Google’s algorithm works, what’s going on with the upcoming Page Experience update, and how to optimize your website for better local visibility.


Google Ads introduces account Monthly Spend Limits

Google Ads Monthly Spend Limits
Google Ads has a lot of exciting new features, insights, and offers plenty of ROI to excite most marketers.  But of course, Google Ads has costs too and fewer marketers get that excited about planning out a budget, and historically Google hasn’t made that process any easier. Where most businesses plan their advertising budgets on a monthly basis, Google Ads complicates this process with its daily budgets on their campaigns. Since 2017, Google Ads further complicated budget management by allowing each campaign to spend up to twice its daily budget on any given day.

So, your monthly advertising budget? Divide that budget into a dozen or so different campaign budgets, then divide each of those budgets by between 28-31 days in a month, and then cross your figures, count the weekends, holidays, and pray that Google hits those budgets consistently without overspending every day. If that math equation has you nervous, then you already know the feeling of managing your PPC at the end of the month as you nearly make or break your budget.


Details about Google’s Page Experience update

In this week’s video, I share the important details about Google’s upcoming Page Experience update. Learn how the Core Web Vitals and other usability signals are being incorporated into the ranking algorithm, and what that means for your website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Yesterday Google announced that the update has been delayed until June, but we already had this video shot, and it’s important info, so we’re sharing anyway…


Suds and Search 58 | Mark Traphagen, VP of Product Marketing & Training at seoClarity

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Mark Traphagen, Vice President of Product Marketing & Training at seoClarity.

Mark is an indispensable member of the SEO community. He is ubiquitous on the conference circuit, a prolific blogger, vlogger, educator, and thought-leader.

A very short list of the conferences you may have heard Mark present at includes Pubcon, State of Search, MozCon, and all the different SMX events.

He is a frequent columnist at Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land, and on the seoClarity company blog.

Where I think his talents shine brightest are on video series and webinars. Earlier this year, Mark put out a webinar titled the State of the Enterprise SEO Industry. I’m going to spend a lot of our conversation talking about the findings in that webinar.

For years, he and his Eric Enge co-hosted the terribly impressive and often hilariously funny web series “Here’s Why.” I’m going to ask Mark about the video series. Between when I visited with Mark and this episode aired, Mark and Eric brought the band back together (pun intended) for a great episode about the power of user intent.

There aren’t many people like Mark Traphagen. He is considered by many of his peers one of the smartest and kindest professionals working in digital marketing. That was on display when my four-year-old son decided to make a cameo appearance during our discussion.

Join me for a conversation with Mark Traphagen. We’ll talk about Core Web Vitals, SERP Feature Changes, a nuanced view of rank tracking seoClarity calls visibility share, and we’ll spend a little time talking about lavender martinis.


Learn everything you need to know about SEO in less than 2 minutes

In this week’s video, I share everything you need to know about SEO in less than 2 minutes! There’s no trick – yes, there’s a ton to learn… but if you watch, you’ll see how I’m not lying, and can actually tell you everything you need to know in less than two minutes!


9 Online Marketing Strategies You Can Use Right Now To Get Your Business Found In More Searches

Online marketing is constantly changing, and things won’t slow down in 2021. As you plan for a new year, it’s necessary to know what works and what doesn’t. While some strategies are essentially timeless, some current trends are important to understand and implement right now.

The following is a guide to help you develop a 2021 online marketing strategy to get your business found in more searches.

1. Develop Content That’s Rich and Fresh

develop strong website content
Image via HalGatewood.com via Unsplash.

Content is still just as important as it’s ever been if you want to rank in search engines. However, it’s all about the quality over the quantity of content and keywords. Google appreciates readable content that people find easy to digest. It won’t matter how many keywords you add or the number of H tags, links, images, and videos you embed within – Google won’t reward old-school Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices.

Keywords are still important, but they aren’t the basis for your content the way they used to be. First and foremost, write for readers, not Google. If you can write engaging content that people actively read and are willing to share, this could signal to Google that the content is worth ranking over competitors.