How Do People Come to Be “Visible Experts” in Their Field?

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The majority (56.1%) of Visible Experts’ clients say they learn just from working with the expert, but they also experience a variety of other benefits, according to a recent report [pdf] from Hinge. Per responses from the 220 Visible Experts and 275 clients surveyed, Visible Experts use a variety of techniques to gain visibility, including… Read More » The post How Do People Come to Be “Visible Experts” in Their Field? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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How Big Is the Gender Gap Between Men and Women in SEO?

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Posted by NicoleDeLeon To anyone working in SEO, it’s fairly evident that this is a male-dominated industry. Although there are powerful women SEOs in the field (like Moz CEO Sarah Bird, for example), if you glance at a conference speaker lineup or peruse the bylines on search-related blogs, you’ll see that those who identify as female are few and far between. A recent list of the 140 most influential SEOs featured 104 men and just 36 women. So how big is the gender gap? And how does it translate to tangible things like pay and job titles? To find out, we mined the data from our State of SEO 2020 survey , which featured 652 SEOs in 51 countries. Here are some of the things we learned. But first, a mea culpa. If SEOs who identify as women have an uphill climb in this industry, there’s no doubt that female-identifying …

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How Steak-Umm—yes, that Steak-Umm—became a voice of reason in the pandemic

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The voices behind the frozen meat sheets brand discuss responsible media consumption and the analysis of good data in a crisis. Seriously. When a crisis hits, people look to a variety of sources for reassurance, advice, calm, and inspiration. These typically include a mix of family, friends, government officials, law enforcement, experts in a given field, clergy, and other figures of authority. Read Full Story

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4 Google My Business Fields That Impact Ranking (and 3 That Don't) — Whiteboard Friday

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Posted by JoyHawkins With so many customization options in your Google My Business profile, it can be tough to decide what to focus on. But when it comes to ranking on the SERP, there are actually only four GMB fields that influence where your business will land. In this brand new Whiteboard Friday, MozCon speaker and owner/founder of Sterling Sky, Joy Hawkins, takes us through the fields she and her team has found do (and do not) effect rankings. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hello, Moz fans. My name is Joy Hawkins, and today I'm going to be talking about which Google My Business fields impact ranking in the local pack. At my agency, Sterling Sky, we do a lot of testing to try and figure out what things actually influence ranking and what things do not. …

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Going Beyond FAQ: How to Use the Q&A Format in Your Content

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People have questions, and they want answers to those questions. When they do, where do they go? Well, they usually go to someone who has the answer, and if you’re lucky, that someone might be you. The Q&A format provides a great way for you to answer many queries in a short amount of time. Best of all, you don’t even need to have the answers if you know how to find someone who does. What is the Q&A Format, and Why is It Important? Q&A stands for “question and answer,” which is similar to a FAQ page , but it usually provides a more personal experience for the viewer or reader. This is because a Q&A format often makes it possible for whoever is looking to get involved in the question-and-answer process. If you watched a video about building an affiliate site from scratch, you could come in armed …

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Operating During COVID-19: Helpful Tips for Local Businesses

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Posted by MiriamEllis Local businesses know better than any other model what it means to fully participate in community life. You are the good neighbors who are there to serve, inspire, and sustain the people and traditions that make your town a unique and enjoyable place to call home. As we explore this topic of what local businesses can do during the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to honor all that you have always done to take care of your community as a local business owner or marketer. Thank you. In this article, you will find local SEO tips that could make a difference for your business in the coming weeks, innovative resources for support, advice from my own tight-knit community of some of the world’s best local SEOs, and some serious thinking about building a better local future. Adhere to all regulations First and foremost, start each day with a …

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The Evolution of SEO [Video Presentation]

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Posted by RobOusbey Last November, Moz VP Product, Rob Ousbey, gave a presentation at Web Con 2020 on the evolution of SEO, and we're sharing it with you today! Rob draws on his years of research experience in the industry to discuss how SEO has changed, and what that means for your strategies. Editor's Note : Rob mentions a promo in the video that has since expired, but you can still get a free month of Moz Pro + free walkthrough here ! Video Transcription Hello, everyone. Thank you for that introduction. I very much appreciate it, and it's wonderful to be with all of you here today. I'm Rob Ousbey from Moz. Real quick, I was going to share my screen here and say that my gift to you for coming to the session today is this link . This won't just get you a free month of Moz …

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The 10 Best Adwords Companies of 2020

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Research shows Google Ads produces 3.5 billion interactions each day, and a 700 percent return on investment for advertisers. If you’re an advertiser, Google AdWords still generates a lot of revenue. The downside is the fact that many companies aren’t able to give their accounts the attention it needs to perform. If you’re in this position, it’s probably best to outsource your AdWords management. That’s another problem for advertisers? How do you find an AdWords company that works with your budget, generates the returns you need and continues to perform for your business? What are the characteristics of a great AdWords company? Here’s a list of the top AdWords companies and information you can use to find, vet, and hire the right agency. 1. NP Digital – Best for Driving Revenue Lots of agencies spend their time focusing on impressions, clicks, and visits. At my agency, NP Digital, we focus …

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Interdisciplinarity: How to Integrate Organic Search, Paid Search, and Content Teams

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Posted by HeatherPhysioc As an industry, we talk a good game about collaboration, but the truth is it’s not really happening the way we tell our clients and bosses it happens. We stroll into new business pitches and make big claims about how “integrated” we are. We preach that our recommendations are better because we have a more “holistic” offering. But whether it’s across agencies working on the same client, different teams working within the same agency, or different teams in-house on the client side, collaboration is much harder to achieve in reality than we make it look on the outside. More often than not, experts get sucked into their respective silos, buried by the day-to-day task lists of their jobs, focusing on their own areas of expertise. Agencies write SEO scopes and PPC scopes separately, often without accounting for content resource needs to make the channels successful. Teams bring …

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How to Choose The Right Amazon Marketing Agency

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Choosing the right Amazon marketing agency can be the difference between becoming a thriving seller on Amazon or one that flops. Do you know why I say so? A pool of more than 2.5 million sellers fights for the attention of Amazon’s customers. Out of this, only 10% generate annual sales of more than $100,000. Only a few sellers make a great income on the platform. Are you a seller struggling to attract buyers on Amazon? Would you like to increase your store’s reach and drive more revenues? By partnering with a top Amazon marketing agency, you can improve the visibility of your store, reach more buyers, and drive sales. Below, you’ll find my recommended steps on how to choose a top Amazon marketing company to grow your store business on the platform. Know Your Goals and Desired Outcomes A marketing agency won’t re-invent your store on Amazon. They’ll work …

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8 White Hat Strategies for Combating Search Engine Bias

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While you may view search engines as a neutral tool for querying, in actuality, search engines are created by company-affiliated individuals and operate much like any product. They’re designed to satisfy the consumer and financially benefit the producer. Although this realistic view of search engine intent shouldn’t necessarily raise any red flags, what might concern you is how search engines serve up results. Google, in particular, intervenes algorithmically to remove spam results that the search engine believes are useless to the consumer. While it is arguable that less spam is a good and welcome thing, what happens if Google deems your site spam? In addition to the removal of spam, Google is a habitual booster of massive corporations such as Amazon and Facebook. The rationale for boosting larger sites is not particularly nuanced. Big names can outperform small companies when it comes to SEO, and they typically offer a wider …

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