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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.

Video verification is now available for Google Business Profiles

In this week’s video, I’m sharing some exciting news – video verification is now available for Google Business Profiles! In the past, you had to request a postcard with a verification PIN, but that meant waiting anywhere from 10 to 14 business days for the postcard to arrive. Now, Google is offering video verification, which should make things much easier and faster. Watch the video for all the details.

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!

Suds and Search 95 | Cindy Krum, founder and CEO of MobileMoxie

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Cindy Krum, CEO at MobileMoxie. Cindy has spoken at virtually every major digital marketing event I can think of including Mozcon, Pubcon, Brighton SEO, and all the different SMX events.

I’ve been looking forward to speaking with Cindy for some time because she’s been my go-to resource for all matters related to mobile SEO. Cindy is a must-follow on Twitter at the handle @suzzicks for instant reaction to all the latest news and updates on Mobile SEO.

Missing reviews on GBP? Here’s why…

Lately, many businesses have been complaining about review problems with Google Business Profiles. Customers are leaving reviews and they’re not showing up – even though the customer can see the review. Also, businesses have been losing reviews at an alarming pace. In this week’s episode, I explain why these two problems are happening and what you should do if you’re struggling with missing reviews.

Suds and Search 94 | Garrett Mehrguth, President and CEO of Directive

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Garrett Mehrguth, CEO of Directive. Garrett is an in-demand conference speaker. A few places you may have heard him present include State of Search, Digital Summit, Share16, and SMX West.

Garrett is an excellent podcaster and frequent podcast guest. After this episode, check out Garrett’s impressive podcast SaaS Marketing Makeover.