If you’re an SEO Consultant (or work with one) maybe you struggle with things like: charging project vs hourly how much to charge dealing with difficult clients how to acquire clients and sell SEO problems with “snake oil” SEO selling how to stand out in the SEO industry time management how to grow from a solo consultant into scaling an agency Marie and I chatted about these struggles and much more on today’s show. Listen Now! BuzzSumo – One of my favorite tools for coming up with content ideas, finding people who share content in an industry, and tons more (like alerts to keep an eye on your competitor’s links). Also, check out their new Question Analyzer Tool (formally Bloomberry – just launched within BuzzSumo!) Listen to the show for a special code to get 30% off BuzzSumo for 3 months. Related Episodes You Might Like Show Agenda and Timestamps Show Introduction [0:19] Marie’s introduction [1:23] How Marie … [Read more...] about 096: How To Deliver Effective SEO Consulting w/Marie Haynes
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. Enterprise SEO Tools 2013: A Buyer’s Guide Are you responsible for SEO in your large organization? Wondering about tools that can help automate and cut the time it takes to manage huge, distributed projects? Search Engine Land’s sister site, Digital Marketing Depot, regularly takes deep dives into areas we can’t always cover in depth while we’re keeping up with the rapid change […] Newly Launched Bing Offers Pulls Deals From Across The Web Bing is appealing to fans of daily deal sites with the launch of Bing Offers, a one-stop shop for online deals and coupons. Boasting one of the largest collections of local deals on the web, Bing Offers pulls deals from various partner sites. Users can search by business name, category or keyword to locate specific […] Webcast: Effective “Big Data” Management = Successful Online … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, April 25, 2013
It’s only been 48 hours since Google expanded the Panda/Farmer update to all English language searches outside the US, and we’re already seeing reports about who the early winners and losers are. In some cases, the names are familiar if you followed the original reports when the algorithm change first hit in the US in late February. But there are also some new names, including a notable one that was missing the first time around. Sistrix Visibility Index Losers Earlier today, Sistrix posted its initial list of the 30 biggest losers from Panda’s expansion. It’s based on an analysis of a million keywords that were checked before and after Google’s announcement. The “Visibility Index” is Sistrix’s internal measurement that takes into account how many keywords were ranking, their position, and click-through rate on those positions. Here are the top 30 losers from Sistrix’s measurements. (I’ve manually bolded the domains seeing an … [Read more...] about Winners & Losers As Panda 2.0 Goes Global? eHow, Bing’s Ciao.co.uk & More
If you were expecting these figures to show Demand Media’s eHow site to have been harmed — surprise! Two studies show eHow actually gained. I’m still crunching through some of the figures, but the biggest “content farm” type brand that seems to have suffered are Associated Content. Sistrix’s Visibility Index Losers Over at Sistrix, the company crunched through 1 million keywords that is says it has before and after placement data about. It then ranked these by a “visibility” index value that Sistrix created, which takes into account the number of keyword positions lost, specific ranking position and estimated clickthrough rate from those results. Using an index makes some sense, because if you just rank by the percentage of keywords lost, you get some sites with relatively few ranking positions dominating the top “losers” list. Below, the domains that lost the most total visibility, according to Sistrix: Domain Visibility … [Read more...] about Who Lost In Google’s Panda Algorithm Change?
In some ways, it’s the Who’s Who of Twitter — the Twitter Suggested Users list. These are the 241 people Twitter currently suggests that new people should follow. Below, a look at who makes it by categories, such as media or sports. Who’s getting Twitter’s love (such as the New York Times) and who’s not (say most other newspapers). To make the breakdown below, I used an account that was following no one on the Suggested Users List. That’s important, because if you follow someone, then they’ll no longer show (that’s why it seemed TechCrunch might have been dropped recently, but they weren’t). NOTE (Sept. 22, 2009): About two weeks after this was originally written, it appears TechCrunch really was dropped from the list. How to get on the list? Twitter blogged in March: We’ve explained that the Suggested Users list is a bit like your local book store’s staff picks but there’s a little more to it than that. Our … [Read more...] about Who Does Twitter Love? Breaking Down The Twitter Suggested Users List