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Suds and Search 65 | Jason Barnard, the Brand SERP Guy

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Jason Barnard, also known as the Brand SERP Guy.

Jason is the owner of Kalicube, an online SaaS product offering all sorts of cool tools, guides, and training to optimize for a brand SERP.

You might be asking… What is a brand SERP? How would someone go about optimizing for a brand SERP? No one has spent more time thinking about these questions than Jason Barnard.

Suds and Search 64 | Joel Klettke, Founder of Case Study Buddy

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Joel Klettke, founder of Case Study Buddy and Business Casual Copywriting.

In my humble opinion, Joel is one the very best copywriters in the industry. He frequently presents at conferences on topics related to copywriting and case study creation. A few places you may have heard Joel present include Content Jam, Learn Inbound, the Unbounce CTA Conference, and the Utah DMC conference.

Suds and Search 63 | Aleyda Solis, Founder of Orainti

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Aleyda Solis, founder at Orainti. Aleyda was awarded the 2018 European Search Personality of the Year at the European Search Awards.

Aleyda is a popular conference presenter and frequent keynoter. She has presented at over 100 conferences in 20 countries presenting in both English and Spanish. For my money, she is one of my favorite presenters in the industry. You may have heard her present at SMX, MozCon, Pubcon, Women in Tech SEO, and Brighton SEO as well as many, many other places.

Aleyda is the creator of the popular newsletter SEOfomo. When she launched it, SEOFomo took the SEO industry by storm. I’ll ask Aleyda a little about the Newsletter during our conversation.

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.

SEO presentation: How to show up in local searches

In this week’s video, I share my recent SEO presentation from a Better Business Bureau webinar. It’s longer than my usual weekly video – about 45 minutes – but it’s packed with awesome info about how COVID has changed customer behavior and how businesses should adapt to the change. I outline a Local SEO playbook for 2021, so you definitely don’t want to miss it!

Suds and Search 62 | Jono Alderson, Manager of Special Ops at Yoast

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is the amazingly talented Jono Alderson, Manager of Special Ops at Yoast.

Jono has been one of the leading figures in SEO for some time now. He is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger, and educator. You may have heard Jono present at MozCon, SearchLove, SMX, and the Inbounder.

Optimize for how customers actually search

In this week’s video, I explain the importance of optimizing for how customers actually search for you. Businesses and marketers tend to use specific industry jargon, but most of the time, customers don’t use the same terminology when searching for the products or services a business offers. If you optimize for the jargon, but customers are using different terms, you’ll miss out on showing up in the right search results.