Editor's note: This is a guest post by Chris Hickman, Founder and CEO at Adficient, with 15 years of experience in search marketing and conversion optimization. Landing pages are single web pages that aim to convince your visitor to join your mailing list, purchase your product, sign up for your free trial, watch an informative video, [...]
“The Customer Journey and How to Structure Your Site Information Architecture around it” was going to be my original title for this article. After reading that you’d probably think like I did at the time, what the hell does that mean? Luckily for you, I’ve since spent hours researching it, interviewing (read: pestering) my expert [...]
Being found easily online is critical for a startup. With over 40,000 searches per second on Google, high search engine rankings are especially important to generating website traffic. Startups have two options available to take advantage of keywords related to their product or service, either pay per click or search engine optimization. Let's take a [...]
Those big beautiful images you've worked so hard at getting onto your website might actually be ruining your SEO. Picture this situation. Someone visits your site, and those lovely new images are causing your pages to load slower. Now instead of waiting around, visitors quickly hit the back button on their browser. Ouch! Your bounce [...]
How much SEO can I get for less than $500 a month? This is a common question among bootstrapped startups and small businesses on a very tight budget. Yet, the answer is quite simple. This budget is too small to get quality work done by a reliable SEO agency, so you’re left with only one [...]
SEO silos are your best startup marketing weapon in the fight against online anonymity. Crickets... That's the sound you hear every time you hit publish on your spanking new startup blog. But you're not alone... It's the same situation all new businesses face when starting from zero. Unlike the old T.V. sitcom "Cheers" where everybody knows [...]
How about a 5 point rundown on the absolute must do SEO tasks for busy web designers? With these 5 points you will have taken care of the basics of SEO so if you have time you can come back and do a more in depth optimization in the future.
Many SEOs have made the claim that long content ranks better, but... Is this yet another example of confusing correlation vs causation? Does longer content just earn more links? Do bigger, more authoritative sites publish longer content? Is longer content just better optimized? Or… will publishing longer content really help you rank better? As one of the [...]
Search ranking factor correlation studies are bullshit. In the past year, nearly every major SEO media outlet has published their own variation of a search ranking factor correlation study. They scrape huge numbers of search engine results and calculate the correlation between Google rank and various SEO metrics such as number of links, keyword density, or CTR. These correlations, [...]
SEO can be challenging for startups. Search engine results heavily favor big brand websites with thousands of links, a recognizable brand name, and virtually unlimited budgets for fresh content. Faced with daunting odds and tepid initial results, many startups quickly give up on SEO as a viable marketing channel. That’s a huge mistake.