Tag: seo

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5 SEO Rules for the Travel Industry

When it comes to SEO, there are best practices which are universal, immutable laws, and then there are a slew of strategies and tactics that you can/should employ depending on your industry, how competitive it is, and just exactly what it is that the competition is doing. While the travel industry is particularly competitive and widely varied, there are five (almost) immutable SEO laws that travel marketers should follow, regardless of the product/service they offer. Read more →

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I’m Guest Lecturing at McGill University

The McGill School of Continuing Studies has started offering a new certificate program in Digital Content and Community Management, and friend and colleague Michelle Sullivan is teaching it. As Michelle explains: The class provides an overview of current uses of internet-based media (websites, blogs, social networks) in public relations, direct marketing, internal communications, fundraising, consumer relations and reputation management. Participants will… Read more →

Get Hit with Some Knowledge (Graph)

A couple years ago, Google launched a little-known feature called knowledge graph, and recently rolled out a few changes to it (again, on the down-low). While most of us never heard anything about it, but we have all certainly seen the impact in our search results. Just take these search results for “jfk”. In it, we not only see search engine result page… Read more →

Some Inconvenient Truths About SEO

So you think you know something about SEO? Let me guess: you read a few blog posts, and maybe even The Beginner’s Guide to SEO? Well, if Malcolm Gladwell is to be believed (and he probably should be because he’s wicked smart), you probably don’t know sh*t about SEO because it takes about 10,000 hours to master anything. I myself, on the… Read more →

SEO, Keyword Narrative, and Your Content Strategy

Content is king, blah, blah, blah. Great content drives SEO, blah, blah, blah. We’ve all heard all the cliches before. But just like there’s a huge difference between building websites for search engines and building websites for users (i.e. human beings), there’s a difference between writing for search engines and writing for users. Well, not exactly, anymore… You see, over the last couple… Read more →

You’re a Content Marketer and the Internet Hates You

The last couple weeks haven’t been kind to content marketers. First, Google’s very own anti-spam enforcer, Matt Cutts, went after guest posting. Then Downworthy (a browser plugin that rewrites sensation headlines) declared war on clickbait. And finally, the Boing Boing editor, partner and tech culture journalist, Xeni Jardin, sounded a call-to-arms to reclaim the internet form the so-called “viral mills” of the internet marketing world… Read more →

Branded SEO for Better Rankings

Last week, Greg made a strong case for maintaining brand continuity between offline and paid search marketing efforts. But what about maintaining that brand continuity between offline and organic search? Now, if you’re not ranking for your own brandname(s), then you have problems that are bigger than this blog post (i.e. you’ve probably been penalized for black hat tactics). But there… Read more →

Using PPC to Find New SEO Opportunities

In many ways, it makes sense to treat paid and organic search as two completely separate beasts. For example: Both PPC and SEO require their own set of expertise and have their own KPIs PPC yields more short-term/immediate results, while SEO is a long-term strategy (it takes time to rank organically) SEO allows you to build long-term equity because your… Read more →