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What are the local directories every San Diego Business should be in?

Now that you have started your Local Business in San Diego, how do you go about promoting it? You need to get citations, primarily by submitting to Local Business Directories. What is a Citation? A citation is a mention of your business name with another piece of business information, such as your phone number, address, website, or a combination of the three. Citations are important for ranking in Google's local search and map results, so the more of them you have from quality sources, the Continue Reading ...

Comment Marketing: How to Earn Benefits from Community Participation – Whiteboard Friday

It's been a few years since we've covered the topic of comment marketing, but that doesn't mean it's out of date. There are clever, intentional ways to market yourself and your brand in the comments sections of sites, and there's less competition now than ever before. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand details what you can do to get noticed in the comments and the benefits you'll reap from high-quality contributions. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new Continue Reading ...

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Simply the Best: 2016’s Top Content from the Moz Blog

Now that we've comfortably settled into the first two weeks of 2017, it's time to revive an annual Moz Blog tradition: the Best of 2016 is here! I've carefully collected data on all the posts, comments, and commenters you remarkable readers liked the most this past year, compiling it all into one big, beautiful blog post. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll rue the day you ever downloaded Pocket. But as we commence our journey into the insights and revelations of yesteryear, my sincere hope is Continue Reading ...

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8 Predictions for SEO in 2017

It's that time again, friends... That time where I grade my 2016 predictions to see whether I've got the clout and foresight to get another shot in 2017. This year is gonna be really close, as I was more aggressive last year than in prior ones, so let's see where we end up, and what I've got to say for te next 12 months. As always, my predictions will be graded on the following scale: Nailed It (+2) – When a prediction is right on the money and the primary criteria are fulfilled Partially Continue Reading ...

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How to Find and Fix 14 Technical SEO Problems That Can Be Damaging Your Site Now

Who doesn’t love working on low-hanging fruit SEO problems that can dramatically improve your site? Across all businesses and industries, the low-effort, high-reward projects should jump to the top of the list of things to implement. And it’s nowhere more relevant than tackling technical SEO issues on your site. Let’s focus on easy-to-identify, straightforward-to-fix problems. Most of these issues can be uncovered in an afternoon, and it’s possible they can solve months' worth of Continue Reading ...

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SEO Has a Younger Sibling: It’s On-Site Search, and It Deserves Attention

On-site search, also known as internal search, is a critical yet undervalued and underrepresented tactic in the search industry. In 2014,eConsultancy released a report that showed that 15% of companies dedicate resources to optimizing the on-site search experience, 42% fold on-site search into other online measurement responsibilities, and 42% of companies ignore on-site search. This report was released more than two years ago and after some extensive Googling, some Duck Duck Go-ing, and some Continue Reading ...

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How to Kickstart an SEO Audit for Your Startup – Whiteboard Friday

Launching a startup is a huge task all on its own. While it can be a challenge to factor SEO into the mix, it's an incredibly important consideration. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shares a comprehensive plan to kick off your new SEO audit and grab a piece of that organic search pie from the get-go. Pro tip: For easy listening, this video is broken up into 9 chapters that correspond with the transcript below. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new Continue Reading ...

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27 Big Updates & A Peek at the Future: Moz Pro’s 2016 Retrospective

Another year has slipped by, and while we had our ups and downs, returning to our SEO roots has given us greater focus and renewed purpose. We've redoubled our efforts with the goal of building the best SEO product in the industry. We know it's a lofty goal with so many great competitors out there, but this is the target that served as our north star in 2016 and continues to get us out of bed each morning. Our increased focus on SEO translated to a big increase in the number of new features and Continue Reading ...

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Why All 4 of Google’s Micro-Moments Are Actually Local

When America’s first star TV chef, Julia Child, demonstrated the use of a wire whisk on her 1960’s cooking show, the city of Pittsburgh sold out of them. Pennsylvanians may well have owned a few of these implements prior to the show’s air date, but probably didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about them. After the show, however, wire whisks were on everyone’s mind and they simply had to have one. Call it a retro micro-moment, and imagine consumers jamming the lines of rotary phones Continue Reading ...

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How to Delegate SEO Work Effectively

Whether you’re the only SEO at your company, work within a larger team, or even manage others, you still have to stay on top of your projects. Project management skills aren’t and shouldn’t be exclusive to someone (or some tool) with the title “project manager.” I believe that having good project manager skills is essential to getting work done at all, let alone delivering high-quality work in a timely and efficient way. In defense of management Freakonomics Radio released this Continue Reading ...

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