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Technical SEO vs content marketing: Which should SEOs focus on?

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In the digital marketing sector we frequently talk about content and technical SEO as two distinct sections of marketing we can do on-site. But that’s not entirely true. The two elements work hand-in-hand on a website to support its organic successes. I think primarily the reason is that two separate …

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AI and machine learning: What you do and don’t need to know for SEO

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of technology that is surrounded by both hype and misconceptions. It is predicted that $60 billion will be spent by brands on AI technology by 2025, so this hype is having a direct impact on where companies allocate their budgets. A significant difficulty in …

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A quick and easy guide to meta tags in SEO

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Meta tags are invisible tags that provide data about your page to search engines and website visitors. In short, they make it easier for search engines to determine what your content is about, and thus are vital for SEO.  Meta tags are placed in the <head> section of a HTML …

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Hyperlocal SEO: What is it, and how can you make sure you do it right?

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It is likely that if you are reading this, you’ve heard of ‘local SEO’ and have an understanding of the importance for certain businesses to optimize their web presence to rank for locally specific searches. In a nutshell, ‘hyperlocal SEO’ is doing the same kind of optimization, but for smaller, more focused localities such as …

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Keyword research: 5 ways to find great long-tail keywords

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The SEO landscape is changing. RankBrain, Latent Semantic Indexing and voice search have placed a heavy hand of friendly persuasion on the SEO industry, resulting in a shift towards solution-led (rather than keyword-led) content. For years, short-tail and transactional keywords were the primary focus of SEO campaigns and, to an …

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Google’s core algorithm update: Who benefited, who lost out, and what can we learn?

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There’s been much talk recently about Google implementing a broad core algorithm update. A couple of weeks ago, webmasters started to notice changes to their search rankings which many suspected were due to an update to Google’s core algorithm. Google subsequently confirmed this via a tweet to its Search Liaison …

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How to drive more traffic to your WordPress blog

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WordPress is a beloved Content Management System and blogging is a highly idolized profession. The two are millennial-favorite elements of the modern online world, and when combined, can help people monetize their passion. As of some Internet reports, there are currently more than 440 million blogs in the world. That’s a lot, …

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Participating in the conversation: 10 ways to generate traffic WITHOUT Google

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Back in 2014 my colleague Chuck Price published The 10 Best Ways to Generate Traffic WITHOUT Google here at Search Engine Watch. Much like the world of search and the perpetually updated algorithms of Google, the landscape of non-Google marketing sees techniques, platforms and priorities change over time. What hasn’t …

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How to implement semantic markup using Google Tag Manager

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Structured data is, at this point, a core SEO tactic. Not only does it remove a layer of ambiguity for search engines (they don’t have to infer what a piece of data is; you’re telling them outright), it’s also the engine that drives rich results, which are taking up an …

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12 SEO tips for large ecommerce websites

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Approaching SEO for large ecommerce sites can be overwhelming. With more pages than you can even get your head around and issues like product variants, complex filtering systems and expired products, SEO for ecommerce sites requires a different kind of SEO strategy. Let’s be clear: all of the same keyword …

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