by Jim September 11, 2019 I had the pleasure of interviewing Dixon Jones this week from Majestic. Majestic is a leading link-mapping tool that you can use to glean information to get ahead of the competition. They are launching a new product and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at its features. What I learned Majestic have increased their data centre to deliver something new to market Majestic is an invaluable SEO tool Why links are still viewed with suspicion The difference between internal and external links How do we know if a link is good quality? What makes Majestic’s new product so good. Transcript Jim: Welcome how are you? Dixon: Good thanks. Jim: So I’m sitting here with Dixon Jones and this is the second time we’ve met recently the last time was yesterday. Dixon: Yeah well that happens. Jim: Thanks to Skype audio. That conversation we had could have gone on for another hour or so anyway, and from it I’ve had a lot of questions overnight and … [Read more...] about Links with Dixon Jones of Majestic
by Jim September 3, 2019 I had a fantastic chat this week with Dixon Jones at Majestic where we discussed entity search and why there is a bias in Google’s knowledge graph. While this is fantastic for those trying to sell people things, it doesn’t bode well for those seeking answers to research. What I learned What is entity search? Why fringe knowledge will be erased Popularity is great for selling If you’re looking for answers, Google may not be the best place Transcript Hey, welcome back, Rankers. I`m having an awesome week. I spoke to Dixon Jones last week of majestic.com, the global brand ambassador, many of you know him, he does lots of other things as well, but we had some great conversations. We`ll be bringing those out in a couple of podcasts soon. But we were discussing entities and Dixon wrote a paper during the week about entity search and how there is an inherent bias in the Google knowledge base. I`m sorry, the Google knowledge graph, given why it`s … [Read more...] about Are we losing nuance in organic search?
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by Jim July 30, 2019 Taking a look at a long-term client that has recently switched to the revenue model. We told her that our target would be to double her revenue over the course of the following month. I’m pleased to say we achieved that target, mainly by focusing on mobile transactions. What I learned Is it time to refresh your design? Learn to accept compromise Leverage your existing traffic It’s not how the customer arrives; it’s how they leave. Transcript Hey, welcome back, Rankers. Sorry about the audio last week. Got a few complaints, mainly from staff. But I hope you enjoyed the content. I want to talk to you a little bit more about revenue again and, incidentally, if you did have the same sort of issue with the bots that we`ve had or that we`ve seen, we`d love to know, love to hear your theories. Time for an update? This is a client who`s been with us for a while, and we`ve only just switched her to the revenue model for this one particular site, and she … [Read more...] about Increasing basket size and transactions on mobile
Uncategorized Sam Silverwood Cope, 9 Jul 2019 So, in June 2019 Google announced that they wanted to diversify the search engine results. What they meant by that was to not have the same domain appearing countless times for one search. Several years ago if you searched “Cheap Flights” for example you’d get 100s of results from cheapflights.co.uk – so Google shook it up. And now they are trying again. Google said “A new change now launching in Google Search is designed to provide more site diversity in our results.” Google added, “This site diversity change means that you usually won’t see more than two listings from the same site in our top results.” Apart from the fact they claim this diversification is happening, my colleague Jon has noticed they have actually made it worse. However, didn’t the whole “Diversity” drive at Google not make the whole HQ get hit with a massive irony thunderbolt? Google’s … [Read more...] about Google’s hypocrisy in their “Diversity” update drive