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Suds and Search 75 | Colan Nielsen, VP of Local Search at Sterling Sky

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My guest on this episode of Suds & Search is Colan Nielsen, Vice President of Local Search at Sterling Sky.

Colan is considered one of the leading local SEO experts in the world. He is a Google My Business product expert, he’s on the faculty at Local U, and he’s a contributor to the Moz Local Search Ranking Factors Study.

Colan is an in-demand speaker and blogger on topics related to Local SEO. You may have read his work at Search Engine Land, Local U, Bright Local, and on the Sterling Sky company blog.

Greg’s Driving Sales webinar presentation on Automotive SEO

In this week’s video, I share my full presentation from a Driving Sales webinar a few weeks ago. Learn up-to-date Local SEO tactics including website content, link building, reputation management, and Google My Business. Even if you’re not a car dealer, this presentation will help you get a handle on what you need to do to gain visibility in local Google searches.

Suds and Search 74 | Garrett French and James Wirth of Citation Labs

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My guests on this week’s episode of Suds & Search are Garrett French and James Wirth, respectively, the founder and Senior Director at Citation Labs.

For my entire SEO career, the most important ranking signal for SEOs to consider is how to generate links from third party websites. The quest for more links or higher quality links or new link building tactics are all topics that captivate the attention of SEOs on blogs, conference presentations, and podcasts.

How to check if you have duplicate content

In this week’s episode, I share a simple method that you can use to check if your site has duplicate content. Far too often, website providers and marketing agencies re-use website content, and since Google rewards unique content with better visibility, duplicate content isn’t good for your site. Watch and learn how you can check your content yourself to see if it’s unique.

Suds and Search 72 | John Lee, Head of Evangelism at Microsoft Advertising

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My guest on this episode of Suds & Search is John Lee, Head of Evangelism at Microsoft Advertising.

John is an in-demand speaker, blogger, and content creator on topics related to paid search and paid social. A shortlist of the places you might have heard John present includes Heroconf, State of Search, SMX, and SMX Advanced.

John is an industry veteran. Before joining Microsoft, he worked at several of the top brands in PPC including Wordstream, Hanapan Marketing, and as the co-owner of Clix Marketing.

He’s a really excellent blogger. If you enjoy this episode, I suggest you check out his column over at Search Engine Journal. He was also instrumental in the creation of the popular blog PPCHero.

Earlier this year, Microsoft advertising announced an exciting new ad format for automotive dealers. I start our conversation asking John all about automotive ads, the importance of automotive ads feeds, and he’ll share a few success cases.

It’s also an interesting time in PPC generally. Not only are we coming out of a pandemic but we’re entering a cookieless world with competing pressures on search engines for more privacy and more personalization in ads. John is a perfect guest to help us better understand this what’s coming next.

Grab something cold to drink and join me for a conversation with John Lee. We’ll talk about planning for the post pandemic world, the role of automation and humans in PPC, and we’ll do a little Microsoft Ads mythbusting towards the end.

Suds and Search 71 | Purna Virji, Senior Content Marketing Evangelist for LinkedIn

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds and Search is Purna Virji, Senior Content Marketing Evangelist for LinkedIn.

Purna is one of the most popular and recognizable personalities in paid media. In 2019, Purna was awarded the U.S. Search Personality of the year. She is a mainstay on PPCHero’s list of the top 25 PPC influencers in the world. In 2016, PPC Hero named Purna the most influential PPC marketer in the world.

Link from most credible to almost visible pages for SEO wins

In this week’s video, I share an advanced internal linking strategy that helps funnel authority to deeper pages on your site that are “almost visible” in search results. Many times, with a few strategically placed internal links, you can bump a page on your site to the first page of search results – watch the video to learn how!