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The 7 Citation Building Myths Plaguing Local SEO

Previously, I wrote an article unveiling some of the most common myths I see in the Local SEO space. I thought I’d do a follow-up that specifically talked about the myths pertaining to citations that I commonly hear from both small business owners and SEOs alike. Myth #1: If your citations don’t include your suite number, you should stop everything you're doing and fix this ASAP. Truth: Google doesn’t even recognize suite numbers for a whopping majority of Google business listings. Even Continue Reading ...

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5 Lead Generation Ideas to Help You Increase Your Website’s Conversion Rates

It’s been years since the power’s shifted away from marketers and advertisers and in favor of Internet consumers. Now more than ever, people are empowered to choose their own experiences online. They’re actively avoiding ad content — and instead of living by advertisers’ rule books, they’re deciding what to click on, what to read, what to download, and what to buy … and what not to. And they have a lot of choices. When inbound marketers like us are looking to generate more leads Continue Reading ...

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Backlinks from Client Sites, Sites You Own, Widgets, & Embedded Content: How to Maximize Benefits & Avoid Problems – Whiteboard Friday

When it comes to certain kinds of backlinks, avoiding penalties can be a real gray area. How can you earn the benefits without gaining the scrutiny of Google? In this Whiteboard Friday, Rand will teach you which rules to follow to keep you safe and on the up-and-up, all while improving your link profile. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week, we're Continue Reading ...

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Competing for Local Queries With No Physical Premises

When we think of local SEO, we think of local packs, Google My Business listings, and local citations. While these things certainly are local SEO, they aren’t the whole picture. Local SEO can be split into three categories: Local pack results for organizations with local premises Organic results for organizations with local premises Organic results for organizations without local premises It’s the third category that I want to cover here today. This often-neglected and little-discussed area Continue Reading ...

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Featured Snippets: A Dead-Simple Tactic for Making Them Stick

Dr. Pete throwing down at MozCon 2015, flexin' in his retro Flash t-shirt At MozCon 2015, Dr. Pete delivered a gem that perked up my ears when he discussed Google's featured snippets during his talk, "Surviving Google: SEO in 2020": "Let's say you're No. 5 in a competitive query, and you're trying to get from No. 5 to No.1. That is incredibly difficult; that takes a lot of money, a lot of links, a lot of authority. You might be able to jump past No. 1 to No. 0 with this just by matching the Continue Reading ...

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Automating Technical Reporting for SEO

As the web gets more complex, with JavaScript framework and library front ends on websites, progressive web apps, single-page apps, JSON-LD, and so on, we're increasingly seeing an ever-greater surface area for things to go wrong. When all you've got is HTML and CSS and links, there's only so much you can mess up. However, in today's world of dynamically generated websites with universal JS interfaces, there's a lot of room for errors to creep in. The second problem we face with much of this is Continue Reading ...

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Announcing MozCon Local 2017!

Now that location-based searches are growing about 50% faster than any other type of search on mobile, what are you going to do to make sure you’re working on the front lines of this new, local-focused world? Well, you can start by joining us in Seattle for MozCon Local 2017 on February 27–28 for a day full of in-depth workshops from LocalU followed by an all-day conference from the top local speakers and brands. You’ll come away with another level of understanding related to local Continue Reading ...

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Using Paid Media to Drive Loyalty & Advocacy – Whiteboard Friday

If you're not using your paid media in more creative ways than simply targeting customers at the buying stage, you've got a world of opportunity awaiting you. In today's Whiteboard Friday, we're delighted to have guest presenter Samantha Noble divulge 10 strategies for using your paid media to get your customers talking about you more and recommending you often. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hi, my name's Samantha Noble, Continue Reading ...

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The New Moz Local: Make Local Your Advantage!

Today we’re excited to share our latest updates to Moz Local. Moz Local is unique in that it serves a large number of small business, enterprise, and agency customers. Today’s release has something for all of our customers, and we believe it’s an important step to providing the best value to everyone, independent of their size and shape. What are we announcing today? We’re announcing an exciting set of new functionality and integrations for local marketers to help them be more Continue Reading ...

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The SEO Myth of Going Viral

If you’ve been to any SEO conferences over the past few years, you’ve likely heard something along the lines of this: "Links are still really important for organic search rankings. But the way we go about getting those links has changed… it’s now all about content marketing." The general premise is that great, "rank-worthy" content gets links, which in turn builds up your site’s authority, which subsequently gives a boost to the search rankings of both that specific content piece Continue Reading ...

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