7 YouTube Features That Will Help You Get More Views

7 YouTube Features That Will Help You Get More Views

Did you know that YouTube is the second-largest global search engine and the biggest video platform of all time? That’s right. Each day, millions of people around the globe visit the site to learn more about a topic, find YouTube content when Google-searching a question, or stream a YouTube video embedded on another brand’s website. But, despite the YouTube’s ginormous audience, developing a strategy for the broad platform can be an absolute mystery to marketers. One of the biggest hurdles brands and new creators often face is learning how to pull in solid views for each video. Despite the millions of people who use it regularly, unlocking solid viewership can […]

How to Get Backlinks in 2020 [Series] – Whiteboard Friday

How to Get Backlinks in 2020 [Series] – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by BritneyMuller Link building is never-ending in SEO, but a little creativity and smart tactics can help you ferret out great link opportunities from their hiding spots. In this episode of Whiteboard Friday, Britney Muller kicks off a series on modern link building (including the sage advice: let people choose their own anchor text!) Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hey, Moz fans. Welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. Today we are going to be looking at the easiest ways for you to get backlinks to your website. None of these involve content creation whatsoever. Really […]

Google will now auto-delete your location history after 18 months

Google will now auto-delete your location history after 18 months

Ahead of next week’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement deadline of July 1, Google announced a number of new privacy updates. The company doesn’t mention CCPA in its blog post, but the timing is probably not entirely coincidental. Location History 18 month expiration. The primary announcement concerns Google Location History and a new 18 month, default auto-delete policy. Location history is opt-in (it wasn’t always). But if it’s turned on, user location data will now automatically be deleted after 18 months. Users can also delete their location data manually or set auto-delete to happen at three month intervals. Today, auto-delete must be activated by the user. That will no […]

How to diagnose and fix a search rankings dip

How to diagnose and fix a search rankings dip

When your rankings decline, your brand’s visibility decreases. That may also be accompanied by less traffic and, for many businesses, that means less revenue. Swiftly identifying the affected areas of your site and the factors that may have resulted in the decline can enable you to reclaim or even improve your rankings. Holly Miller Anderson, former SEO product manager for Macy’s Tech, detailed her systematic approach and the tools she relies on to diagnose and fix rankings drops in a talk during SMX Next (free registration) this week. The tools and resources Anderson uses to get to the bottom of rankings declines. Why your rankings might have fallen Anderson noted […]

Pro Tip: Table of contents can provide additional link options in organic search

Pro Tip: Table of contents can provide additional link options in organic search

Seeing search results as real estate is nothing new. Digital marketers are constantly trying to gain “share” of that real estate any way we can. These tactics are constantly changing and ultimately controlled by search engines. Table of contents links are not new either but one that provides several values regardless of how search engines include them in search results. By implementing anchor jumps using <a href=#stuff”> that match a page element with the same ID you may be able to gain some benefits. Additional organic search result real estate: Search engines can add these TOC links below your organic search results ultimately taking up more visual space and providing […]

Google upgrades enterprise messaging capabilities in Maps and Search

Google upgrades enterprise messaging capabilities in Maps and Search

Google Messaging has been a better idea than experience, perhaps until now. The company announced that it was upgrading the capabilities of messaging for enterprises in Maps and Search. New and improved. Google said today that it was expanding the business categories that would have access to messaging. It was also adding product features: “smart replies, visual product carousels, and unique welcome messages.” Google says that messaging on its platform (Android and Maps for iOS) can also smoothly transition from automated replies to a live agent if needed. Messaging in the GMB Profile (Search and Maps) In the above example, I searched for Walmart through the Google app on my […]