Pinterest has been announced as the #1 traffic referral for many image-friendly sites. While being an effective buzz marketing tool, it's yet that effectively tracked. Feel free to skip ahead to a tool of your interest.
It appears that whenever Google encrypts a user's search in the HTTP referrer field, they change the q= parameter (which used to contain information about the user’s actual search query) to be empty, then add some other parameter esrc=e.
If you’re relatively new to the world of search marketing, you may have heard the term “SEO content” being thrown around in marketing meetings. This beginner’s guide is designed to answer three questions: What is “SEO content”? What types of SEO content are there? What is my SEO content strategy?
At WordStream, we're a fan of guest posting as a way of building links and relationships. But sometimes you put in the effort to write a post and the blog editor rejects it, or never gets back to you at all. That adds up to disappointment and a big waste of your time.
Kellogg’s Cereal has space-themed nutrition lessons in downloadable PDF files. Orkin Pest Control has a virtual insect designed to offer an alternative to classroom dissection. Ben and Jerry’s has interactive games about the environment.
Link building 101: Here are five quick and easy tips for building trusted, targeted links to your website.
Informational keywords are a great tool for capturing different types of traffic on less competitive keywords. Learn how to effectively target them.
Google Analytics custom reports can get you to some great data quickly: learn how to segment data by content type in this report.
Real life relationships can mean great, difficult-to-replicate links for SEO. This blog post offers specific examples and best practices.
One of the ways I snag some easy link wins is by turning citations into links. Of all the daily link building tactics I engage in, this is probably one of the best ROI producers. You see, at WordStream, we get cited dozens of times each day across the Web.
Unless you've been living in a cave, you know the flavor of the month for link baiting is INFOGRAPHICS!!! They're everywhere, and many major online publications (Huff Post, Fast Company, BoingBoing, Mashable, etc) make it a habit of running cool infographics each day.
What is link juice? Why is it important to your SEO strategy? Learn how to find and drain link juice to maximize SEO in this thorough post.
Broken links can have a negative impact on your site's SEO and usability. Learn how to use Xenu, Google Analytics, Excel and other tools to find and fix those broken links. It's easy and fast and will keep Google and users happy.
There was one post in particular that I read a few months back where a blogger used a pretty compelling graph from Google Trends to make the case that SEO is on life support due to a steady decline in query popularity juxtaposed against a meteoric rise in social media query activity.
As such, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the many faces of web spam, from the search engineer perspective. This isn't about teaching you how to be a better spammer -- quite the opposite actually, as I am not a fan of that crap.
What are Google AdWords' Search Funnels reports and what are the benefits of using Search Funnels for PPC analysis?
A while back we interviewed a handful of link-building experts (Garrett French and Ben Wills, Wiep Knol, Debra Mastaler, and Julie Joyce) on everything from what features they'd want in their ultimate link-building tool to how to brainstorm linkbait.