Thinking Beyond the Link Building “Campaign” [Case Study]

Thinking Beyond the Link Building “Campaign” [Case Study]

Posted by Paddy_Moogan Over the years, I’ve often referred to our link building work as “campaigns”, which isn’t wrong, but isn’t completely right, either. I think that as an industry we need to alter our mindset to focus on what link building should be: an ongoing, integrated, business-as-usual activity. Link building processes that work for brands now and that will continue to work in the future need to sit closer to the rest of the business. This means tighter integration with other disciplines, or at the very least, acknowledgment that link building isn’t a siloed activity or dark art like it used to be. In this post, I’d like to […]

What is Latent Semantic Indexing & Why Does it Matter for Your SEO Strategy?

What is Latent Semantic Indexing & Why Does it Matter for Your SEO Strategy?

If you’re anything like me, you probably read the title of this post and thought, “Latent semantic indexing … wait, what is that?” Latent semantic indexing (LSI, for short) can be an overwhelming and confusing term for anyone hearing it for the first time. Luckily, although it sounds like something that requires a degree in computer science, it’s actually a concept you’re already probably familiar with — particularly if you have some basic knowledge of keywords and their close relationship with search engine optimization (SEO). In this post, we’ll define LSI and how the process can potentially benefit your overall SEO strategy, take a closer look at ways to find […]

TripAdvisor, Yelp and others highlight venue safety, an emerging consumer decision factor

TripAdvisor, Yelp and others highlight venue safety, an emerging consumer decision factor

It’s safe to say that the U.S. has badly fumbled its response to COVID-19 and the pandemic will be with us through at least the end of 2020. That means consumers will probably remain cautious about returning to hotels, restaurants, retail stores, gyms and salons for the foreseeable future. Varying levels of consumer comfort. In a recent coronavirus-response consumer survey, the Pew Research Center found: 79% of U.S. adults are now comfortable going to the grocery store. 53% would feel comfortable going to a hair salon. 44% would feel comfortable eating in a restaurant (dine-in). 23% would feel comfortable at an indoor sporting event. There are significant differences in attitudes […]