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With mobile-first indexing in full swing and the web being driven primarily by mobile searches, businesses can no longer afford to fall behind with their mobile web presence. Separate mobile subdomains are now largely a thing of the past and ordinary responsive websites may be headed in that direction as well. Truth be told, the title of this article is a trick question. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Progressive Web Apps...

Regardless of the products or services you sell on your e-commerce website, an effective content marketing strategy is a great way to market your brand in addition to the products you sell. While having this type of strategy is not something highly regarded as a driving force behind sales and higher revenue, the benefits of including a well-thought out content marketing strategy can stretch beyond what you may think. SEO research...

Voice search is new, exciting and a bit of a Wild West as consumers and marketers try to figure out what this new paradigm means and how it will change our lives. We here at The Search Agency are looking ahead and asking ourselves, "How will voice search evolve and how will we be using it in five years?" How will voice search change the marketplace? As demonstrated at Google I/O 2017, Google...

Mom always said that life’s not fair, and we’ve all learned the hard way that even when we do everything right, things don’t always go our way. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of SEO, where some big corporations can practice old or even black hat SEO and still rank number one. But how? As an SEO agency, it’s our job to advise companies on the best possible ways...

The short answer: It can be. Brand safety has become the latest buzz phrase among agencies and advertisers alike, with major brands having knee-jerk reactions upon discovering slews of grossly irrelevant, low-quality, borderline fraudulent ad placements –- and rightfully so. After all, if spending exorbitant amounts of marketing dollars on phony sites does not warrant such a reaction, I’m not sure what does. Although fake news and questionable content placements were the...

Any of my colleagues here at The Search Agency can attest to the fact that I’m a big fan of authority metrics -– specifically, Majestic’s Flow Metrics. Whether I’m auditing a client backlink profile, lifting a manual penalty, or training my team, you can put money on the fact that I’ll eventually start talking about Trust and Citation Flow. In fact, I originally planned on writing a post to help you quickly...

Virtual assistants, voice commands and artificial intelligence are all driving a huge change in the online search industry. Based on available statistics, 20%-25% of searches on Google apps /Android phones are voice-based and Comscore has predicted that by 2020 that number will increase to 50%. The search industry has been trying to dissect and make sense of this statistic in numerous ways. However, Google does not make this evaluation as easy as...

Seasonal content is a crucial aspect for businesses around the globe as many industries rely on the changing seasons, changing weather, holidays and other variations throughout the year to sell their products and services. The benefits of creating seasonal content include connecting with your user base and the various needs they have throughout the year, in-addition to sending valuable refresh signals to search engines indicating you’re actively adding new content to...

Over the course of SEO’s long and ever-changing history, we’ve seen the perceived value of metadata slowly chipped away by Google update after Google update. First it was the meta keywords tag, left dying in the gutter and now barely hanging on as a simple reminder of days long ago. Now, there are indications that title tags and meta descriptions, too, are becoming less important. According to Searchmetrics’s 2016 study of...