This promotion is in partnership with the US Search Awards.The 2018 US Search Awards, now in their sixth year, is a competition that celebrates the very best in SEO, PPC, digital and content marketing in the U.S.Each year the awards attract hundreds of entries from some of the leading search and digital agencies and professionals from across North America and beyond.2018 Judges and CategoriesAll entries were accepted until July 20 and have undergone strict scrutiny from a renowned panel of judges. This year, the esteemed panel of judges include: Barry Adams, Founder and CEO at Polemic Digital; SEJ contributor Dave Davies, CEO at Beanstalk Internet Marketing; Dawn Anderson, International SEO Consultant at Move It Marketing, and SEJ’s very own Executive Editor, Danny Goodwin. See the full list of judges here.Judging took place August 29, and the short list of candidates was announced August 30.The judges looked for clear objectives, creative and … [Read more...] about Win a Ticket to the 2018 U.S. Search Awards, Find Vahan at Pubcon!
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Link building plays a prominent role in SEO. However, many companies still struggle with it and approach this element of website optimization as if they are groping in the dark. Meanwhile, earning genuine backlinks from trusted sources can help you improve your organic search rankings and bring highly targeted traffic to your website. One of the most challenging aspects of planning a successful link building campaign is finding reputable and high-quality domains to get backlinks from. That is why we decided to collect data on and analyze the experience of industry leaders to provide you with some insights into where and how you can find potential backlink partners. We looked at the backlink profiles of companies that work in highly competitive industries such as real estate, legal services, and accounting, to figure out where they acquire their links. We used SEMrush’s comprehensive backlink database and analyzed over 60,000 referring domains that link back to … [Read more...] about Building a Well-Rounded Backlink Profile for the U.S. Real Estate, Law and Accounting Firms — SEMrush Study
share tweet share pin it e-mail share It’s here! This fall season’s most important piece of SEO reading. This year’s report, available as a PDF to download, took a little longer than usual to prepare, because it’s more than a study. It’s an extensive analysis of trends and the status quo in SEO today, and we are publishing it as a White Paper. It runs to 100 pages, has easy-to-follow chapter headings, and covers what we think are the most important factors in SEO 2014. We have taken on board all the feedback and critiques that we received from previous studies, and incorporated these into the White Paper. It’s now more than a White Paper, with a scope and an academic approach that has produced the 2014 fall season’s SEO survival guide for SEOs and online marketers in the field. White Paper Download: Rank Correlations And SEO Ranking Factors Google U.S. 2014 We have greatly expanded the number of features researched … [Read more...] about The 2014 Rank Correlation Analysis and SEO Ranking Factors for Google U.S. –
share tweet share pin it e-mail share The biggest unknown in SEO is always the algorithm. Many myths and rumors surround the “what” and “how” of Google results. Although SEO experts won’t be able to know the specific algorithm used, by examining the data you can figure out how best to influence results. At Searchmetrics, we continually aggregate billions of data points a month and naturally look for the answer to the question: “Which factors are relevant for a good ranking in Google search results?” With this study, from February and March 2012 data, we get closer to the answer based on an analysis of 10,000 selected top-keywords, 300,000 websites and millions of links, shares and tweets. This analysis compares potential ranking factors and thus website characteristics with corresponding Google rankings in both the UK and the U.S. by assessing their statistical correlation. For example, if there are many pages in … [Read more...] about Social Media, Backlinks and Classic SEO: U.S. and UK SEO Ranking Factors 2012 –
That’s more than double the estimated 43 percent that were using Facebook in 2009, and would be up from the 83 percent that are estimated to be marketing on Facebook this year. (And significantly higher than the 17 percent of marketers using or planning to use Pinterest that we reported earlier today.) Here’s the eMarketer growth estimate for Facebook marketing adoption: Facebook has been offering free Pages for businesses since 2007, but needing to increase its revenue, has recently been focusing more on creating paid marketing options. The latest of those is sponsored search results, and other recent paid marketing options include promoted posts. Our Greg Finn has referred to this as the “paid organification” of Facebook. The company’s been successful in onboarding businesses of all sizes. In its first earnings call a month ago, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that 11 million businesses have Facebook pages — that’s more businesses than have … [Read more...] about EMarketer: 88 Percent Of U.S. Companies Will Market On Facebook By 2014