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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...

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...

Google AI Team Channels Simone Giertz If you’re an SEO, in the weeks after the unconfirmed Phantom V wave, you might be calling RankBrain a shitty robot. But what’s really going on? During the later parts of February 2017, we’ve been watching the visibility - via Searchmetrics - drop pretty significantly for a number of sites. This isn’t necessarily abnormal, aside from the dense presence of high authority pages on the most...

Social media interactions are crucial for brands to increase customer engagement as one of the leading factors in brand loyalty and purchase intent. Just this past year, social channels have revolutionized online shopping, customer service, brand engagement and online marketing. Here’s a look at the most popular tools used by social channels, and how these tools can improve your marketing tactics in the upcoming year.   Live Video Perfectly edited videos are no longer...

Introduction to Graph Theory Graph Theory is the study of graphs, which are structures used to model the relations of objects between each other. Graphs can take many forms, but this post limits their form to nodes which are connected by edges. Graph Theory can be applied to anything in which relationships exist, making graph theory a powerful analytical tool. For example, in marketing and fashion, you can discover new trends and major...

What is Machine Learning and How Does It Affect Search Marketing? Computers have traditionally used a fixed set of instructions, called a program, to calculate inputs into meaningful outputs. Until recently the programs were written almost exclusively by humans. People knew what inputs and output they wanted and would manually teach the machine to perform each step. Machine Learning, often referred to as artificial intelligence (AI), broadly describes computers and machinery that can...