The Real Short-Term and Long-Term Results of Content Marketing and Digital PR

The Real Short-Term and Long-Term Results of Content Marketing and Digital PR

One of the best ways (and in my opinion, the best way) to earn top-quality links is to create your own studies, surveys, reports, etc., and pitch them to online publishers. This is what we do at Fractl, because it’s a tried-and-true way to elevate organic growth: Over the years, we’ve received a lot of questions about what results to expect. Sure, everyone wants links now, but where does the real growth come in, and how long does it take? And in either case, people want to know what wins they can report on to their superiors, even in the short-term. There are so many benefits to this combination of […]

The Campaign Comeback: What to Do When Content Fails — Best of Whiteboard Friday

The Campaign Comeback: What to Do When Content Fails — Best of Whiteboard Friday

We’ve all been there: you plan, launch, and eagerly await the many returns on a content campaign, only to be disappointed when it falls flat. But all is not lost: there are clever ways to give your failed campaigns a second chance at life and an opportunity to earn the links you missed out on the first time. In this popular Whiteboard Friday from 2018, MozCon speaker Shannon McGuirk graciously gives us a five-step plan for breathing new life into a dead content campaign.   Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hi, Moz fans. Welcome to this edition of Whiteboard […]

Proximity Third: A Deeper Dive into a Local Ranking Factors Surprise

Proximity Third: A Deeper Dive into a Local Ranking Factors Surprise

Image credit: J.B. Hill What’s the good of a survey if it doesn’t result in at least a few surprises? I know my own eyebrows leapt skyward when the data first came in from the Moz State of the Local SEO Industry 2020 Survey and I saw that, in a break with tradition, participants had placed user-to-business proximity at a lowly third place in terms of influencing Google local pack rankings. Just a year ago, our respondents had voted it #1. If you’re feeling startled, too, here’s our chance to take a more granular look at the data and see if we can offer some useful theories for proximity’s drop […]

Blog Topics: How to find Your Sweet Spot (Even in a Boring Niche)

I hate to tell you, but Googling “blog topic ideas” is not going to give you the content you should be creating. Not all content is created equal. Letting the internet tell you what to blog about leads to mediocrity. Mediocrity is fine in some cases, like forcing yourself to show up at the gym at 5:00 p.m. when you’d much rather call it a day. But if you’re going to try and stand out in the very crowded search results page, you won’t stand a chance. The reality is, it’s hard The web is overrun with companies that have bigger budgets than you and can churn out content every […]

Blog Topics: How to Find Your Sweet Spot (Even in a Boring Niche)

Blog Topics: How to Find Your Sweet Spot (Even in a Boring Niche)

I hate to tell you, but Googling “blog topic ideas” is not going to give you the content you should be creating. Not all content is created equal. Letting the internet tell you what to blog about leads to mediocrity. Mediocrity is fine in some cases, like forcing yourself to show up at the gym at 5:00 p.m. when you’d much rather call it a day. But if you’re going to try and stand out in the very crowded search results page, you won’t stand a chance. The reality is, it’s hard The web is overrun with companies that have bigger budgets than you and can churn out content every […]

Help Us Improve: The 2020 Moz Blog Reader Survey

Help Us Improve: The 2020 Moz Blog Reader Survey

It’s been a few years since we last asked you to tell us what you love (and don’t love so much) about the Moz Blog, and since then our company, our industry, and our world have undergone massive shifts. With so much having changed, we wanted to be sure we’re still living up to the high standards we set for this blog, and that we’re still providing as valuable an experience as we can for you all. That’s where you come in today. To help us serve you better, please consider going through the survey below, which asks about who you are, what challenges you face, and what you’d like […]

Help Us Improve: The 2020 Moz Blog Reader Survey

Help Us Improve: The 2020 Moz Blog Reader Survey

It’s been a few years since we last asked you to tell us what you love (and don’t love so much) about the Moz Blog, and since then our company, our industry, and our world have undergone massive shifts. With so much having changed, we wanted to be sure we’re still living up to the high standards we set for this blog, and that we’re still providing as valuable an experience as we can for you all. That’s where you come in today. To help us serve you better, please consider going through the survey below, which asks about who you are, what challenges you face, and what you’d like […]

Core Web Vitals: The Next Official Google Ranking Factor – Whiteboard Friday

There’s a new ranking factor in town: Core Web Vitals. Expected in 2021, this Google-announced algorithm change has a few details you should be aware of. Cyrus Shepard dives in this week on Whiteboard Friday.   Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans. Welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. I’m Cyrus Shepard here at Moz. Today we’re talking about the next official Google ranking factor — Core Web Vitals. Now what do I mean by official ranking factor? Google makes hundreds of changes a year. Every week they introduce new changes to their algorithm. Occasionally they […]

Core Web Vitals: The Next Official Google Ranking Factor – Whiteboard Friday

Core Web Vitals: The Next Official Google Ranking Factor – Whiteboard Friday

There’s a new ranking factor in town: Core Web Vitals. Expected in 2021, this Google-announced algorithm change has a few details you should be aware of. Cyrus Shepard dives in this week on Whiteboard Friday.   Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans. Welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. I’m Cyrus Shepard here at Moz. Today we’re talking about the next official Google ranking factor — Core Web Vitals. Now what do I mean by official ranking factor? Google makes hundreds of changes a year. Every week they introduce new changes to their algorithm. Occasionally they […]

That’s a Wrap: MozCon Virtual 2020 Day Two Recap

That’s a Wrap: MozCon Virtual 2020 Day Two Recap

Wow! What a crazy ride MozCon has been this year. In case you missed it, we were able to double the number of attendees and include over 2,800 people. Not only were we able to include them, we were also able to see their families, pets, and home offices. It was an unusual experience for sure, but one we won’t be forgetting any time soon. As always, the speakers served up some flaming hot content (including an actual movie). We can’t wait to share some of these takeaways with you! Britney Muller — Accessible Machine Learning Workflows for SEOs Britney started off by assuring everyone that they absolutely can use […]