Search Engine Optimization

Suds and Search 103 | Claire Carlile, Local Search Expert at BrightLocal

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Claire Carlile, Local Search Expert at BrightLocal and Independent Digital Marketing Consultant at Claire Carlile Marketing.

For years now, Claire has been one of the most popular Local SEO experts in the world. She’s presented at many SEO conferences including Local U, Whitespark Local Search Summit, Brighton SEO, and SMX London.

Her work for BrightLocal has been extraordinarily good. If you like this episode be sure to check out the BrightLocal Academy. You can take courses taught by Claire as well as other Local SEO experts like Amanda Jordan and Niki Mosier. They’re really well done and at least at the time this episode airs, it’s totally free.


Suds and Search 102 | Zeph Snapp, CEO and Founder of Altura Interactive

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Zeph Snapp, CEO and Founder at Altura Interactive.

Zeph is a veteran digital marketer and an in-demand conference presenter. A few places you might’ve heard him speak include MozCon, Content Marketing World, and Pubcon.

He’s also an excellent writer. If you like this interview check out Zeph’s column at Search Engine Journal.

Altura offers a really interesting service. They provide Spanish digital marketing to international brands. Usually, these brands are growing from the United States into Latin America and need digital marketing expertise along the way.

I can tell you from experience that it’s hard enough to know SEO in one language. Zeph’s agency has a bigger burden. They have to be good at SEO, which is interesting enough, but they also have to overcome communication challenges with stakeholders speaking different languages, they have to be mindful of a zillion little regional language nuances when creating and optimizing content, and there are SEO implications with each decision that they make.

It’s a fascinating topic and Zeph is an entertaining and engaging guest to take us through it all.

Grab something cold to drink and join me for a conversation with Zeph Snapp. We’ll talk about how to avoid disaster when launching a website internationally, he’ll explain the difference between translation and transcreation, and we’ll spend a little time talking about MozCon shenanigans.


How to get help on the Google Business Profile Forum

In this week’s episode, I’m sharing an important tip that will help you get assistance with any problems or issues with your Google Business Profile. Support is notoriously slow (and sometimes not very helpful), so it’s much better to post on the Google Business Profile forum – but there’s a bug in the system that sometimes filters out posts. This week’s video explains how to be sure you’re sharing enough detail to get help without tripping the spam filter.


Suds and Search 101 | Jake Bohall, Co-founder of Hive Digital

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Jake Bohall, Co-founder of Hive Digital.

Jake is a veteran digital marketer, serial entrepreneur, and popular conference presenter. In 2020, Jake’s agency Hive Digital won two awards at the US Search Awards. They won the award for Best Small SEO Agency and Best SEO Campaign.


Suds and Search 99 | Ryan Jones, Vice President of SEO at Razorfish

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Ryan Jones, Vice President of SEO at Razorfish. Ryan is a computer programmer turned digital marketer. In his role at Razorfish, Ryan oversees an international SEO team running campaigns for some of the largest brands in the world.

He is also a popular conference presenter. A shortlist of the conferences Ryan has presented at includes Pubcon, SMX, State of Search, and UnGagged.

I begin our conversation talking about his presentation at Pubcon Florida last Spring. The speech was based on research Ryan did with Eric Enge in partnership with BrightEdge. The presentation starts by showing the myriad ways that enhanced search features are expanding. For SEO professionals who look at SERPs every day, the pace of change can be dizzying.


Suds and Search 98 | Michelle Robbins, Senior Director of Data and Analytics for Clearlink

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Michelle Robbins, Senior Director for Data and Analytics at Clearlink. Michelle is a veteran digital marketer, product developer, software engineer, and marketing technology executive.

Prior to joining the team at Clearlink, Michelle held leadership positions at Aimclear and Third Door Media, the publisher of Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and the company that puts on all the SMX events.


Suds and Search 97 | Alex Alexakis, founder of PixelChefs

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Alex Alexakis, Founder of PixelChefs.

There’s a recurring topic that comes up on industry blogs and on SEO Twitter – the relationship between SEOs and web developers. Long story short, it’s often a challenging relationship to navigate. SEOs complain that their changes never get implemented. Web developers complain that SEOs are annoying. It’s often a fraught relationship but both pieces have to work in order for a client to experience any kind of success.


Suds and Search 96 | Bartosz Goralewicz, CEO at Onely

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Bartosz Goralewicz, CEO at Onely

Bartosz is an in-demand conference presenter and a frequent guest on industry podcasts and webinars. He is considered one of the top technical SEOs in the world. He’s particularly knowledgeable about Javascript SEO. 

A few places you might’ve heard Bartosz present include, Ungagged, InOrbit, Brighton SEO, Search Love, and all the different SMX events. 

For a really good deep dive into his areas of expertise, check out some of the webinars he’s done for SEMrush. They are consistently excellent. 

I caught up with Bartosz during an interesting time for Technical SEOs. Core Web Vitals has captured the attention of SEOs all over the world. I’m going to start our conversation by asking him a series of questions about Core Web Vitals and how he and his team at Onely approach the concept.

I’m also going to ask Bartosz about Javascript. Simply put, Javascript and SEO don’t play together well. How does an expert like Bartosz evaluate Javascript for SEO? 

What Javascript considerations should website owners and SEOs be concerned about? I’m going to ask Bartosz those questions and more.

Grab something cold to drink and join me for a conversation with Bartosz Goralewicz. We’ll chat about how significant a change Core Web Vitals was, we’ll chat Javascript SEO, and we’ll spend a little time talking about conference hijinx with Greg Gifford.


Greg’s SEO presentation from the IS20G conference

In this week’s episode, I’m sharing a recording of my entire presentation from last week’s Internet Sales 20 Group conference in Philadelphia. It was our first conference of 2022, and the slides are packed with actionable tips to help you gain more visibility in local searches. This episode is longer than normal – about 37 minutes – but it’s definitely a don’t-miss episode!