The coronavirus will reshape how we build offices—and where we build community

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If you’re working from home most of the time, will you still develop friendships with your coworkers? Like many Americans, while many parts of sheltering in place have been difficult, I have enjoyed not seeing my colleagues as often during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies see this, too: Many are starting to wonder why they pay so much rent for space that this crisis has revealed might not be necessary. Read Full Story

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Ubersuggest Chrome Extension: The Ultimate Link Build Tool

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Over the next few months, you are going to see a lot of updates in Ubersuggest , including new features. But before I dive into what I’m going to release soon, let’s first talk about the new Chrome extension . If you haven’t installed it, make sure you go and do so now … No more Neil’s face The biggest complaint we got about the extension was “my face” being in the search results. You know, that speech bubble that looked something like this… So, I removed it. I know you don’t like it based on the reviews , so I tried to leave it in as long as possible because it’s branding. Indirectly it keeps me and my agency top of mine so hopefully, it would eventually drive business. Link building You may have noticed that there is a little “U” symbol within your browser bar once you install …

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Do High DA Backlinks From Blog Comments Help Rankings?

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If you have ever left a comment on NeilPatel.com, you’ll notice that there is no URL field. Why? Well, a few years ago, blog commenting exploded. I was literally getting thousands of spam comments a day from people just leaving a comment for the purpose of link building instead of providing value to the community. Sure, there are spam plugins like Akismet , but it doesn’t catch everything. Now, most blog comments contain the nofollow attribute in which they tell Google not to follow the link or drive any “SEO value” to that URL. But still, people still leave blog comments for the purpose of link building. So, over the past 7 months, I’ve been running an interesting experiment to answer the age-old question… Do backlinks from blog comments actually help rankings? Experiment rules First off, for this experiment, we used “domain score,” which is similar to domain authority. If …

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Thinking Beyond the Link Building “Campaign” [Case Study]

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Posted by Paddy_Moogan Over the years, I’ve often referred to our link building work as “campaigns”, which isn't wrong, but isn’t completely right, either. I think that as an industry we need to alter our mindset to focus on what link building should be: an ongoing, integrated, business-as-usual activity. Link building processes that work for brands now and that will continue to work in the future need to sit closer to the rest of the business. This means tighter integration with other disciplines, or at the very least, acknowledgment that link building isn’t a siloed activity or dark art like it used to be. In this post, I’d like to propose how we should think about link building and share some ways to make it more sustainable, efficient, and effective. The problem with campaigns I want to start by being super clear on something, and I make no apologies for …

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Thinking Beyond the Link Building “Campaign” [Case Study]

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Posted by Paddy_Moogan Over the years, I’ve often referred to our link building work as “campaigns”, which isn't wrong, but isn’t completely right, either. I think that as an industry we need to alter our mindset to focus on what link building should be: an ongoing, integrated, business-as-usual activity. Link building processes that work for brands now and that will continue to work in the future need to sit closer to the rest of the business. This means tighter integration with other disciplines, or at the very least, acknowledgment that link building isn’t a siloed activity or dark art like it used to be. In this post, I’d like to propose how we should think about link building and share some ways to make it more sustainable, efficient, and effective. The problem with campaigns I want to start by being super clear on something, and I make no apologies for …

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Some early observations on the Google December core update

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Google’s December 2020 Core update was a big one according to many of the data providers. Our job, day in and day out, is to analyze Google updates and determine what the commonalities are so that we can advise our clients on how to improve their websites. Now that the core update is done rolling out , as of December 16, 2020 and while we do not have the December core update figured out completely, we thought we would pass on some interesting observations that we have made so far. What is a core update? Google makes changes to their search algorithms on a daily basis. A few times a year, they release significant changes to their core search algorithms and systems that are much more noticeable. In Google’s own words , core updates are, “designed to ensure that overall, [Google is] delivering on [their] mission to present relevant and …

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When (and When Not) to Outsource Link Building

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Posted by Alex-T Have you ever outsourced link building? How did you like the experience? To be honest, mine was terrible. Allow me to share my story. When I had a typical 9-to-5 job as a marketing director at SEMrush, we made a decision to get more links from the top resources in our segment. We ended up hiring an agency to help us build these links. The agency was charging us an outrageous $13K a month, but, unfortunately, the high price didn’t equal quality. They weren’t capable of writing anything meaningful, not to mention publishing their content on trustworthy industry blogs. What made things worse was the fact that I brought them on board. Needless to say, we stopped working with this agency. We decided to give another one a try, thinking that this time luck would be on our side. Well, we were wrong. Although the second agency …

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B2B Content Marketers Getting More Successful in Building Credibility

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Content marketing enables B2B marketers to achieve many goals, and as time goes by more marketers are seeing the benefits of using content marketing successfully. The most recent B2B content marketing benchmarks report [download page] from the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) along with MarketingProfs and ON24 shows that more marketers report this year having achieved… Read More » The post B2B Content Marketers Getting More Successful in Building Credibility appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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