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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plays an important role in the field of digital marketing. As an SEO specialist and strategist, I designed this blog to cover a range of topics in Search today: search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, traffic generation, analytics, PPC and more.

The Only SEO Tool You Need When You Are Overwhelmed

Let me ask you a question. When you attend a webinar that teaches about SEO….or read an article that outlines SEO best practices or the latest trends …are you more overwhelmed than inspired? It’s inevitable that there will be friction between what you learn and how you put it into action. This is why on…

SEO Traffic is Trending Down. Here’s What You Need to Know About It

When you start having conversations about SEO, you can’t swing a cat without touching on organic CTRs (click-through rates) fairly early on. When SEOs talk CTRs, there is a specific area we’re referring to. What is Organic CTR? Organic CTR is the percentage of impressions that result in a click back to the website. Or…

UX and SEO Best Practices: Use Your Peripherals!

Who said it best? Get Smart or The 40-Year Old Virgin? When you’re targeting SEO, there is a lot you must take into account. Foundational SEO elements when you’re just starting out…. competitive SEO elements when your competitors are savvy….and advanced SEO elements when you’ve hit a plateau. Besides the factors that directly contribute to…

3 Things an “Advanced SEO” Class Taught Me About SEO

Alright y’all, I’m not going to lie. When I recently signed up for a 3-hour “Advanced SEO Masterclass” training, I had very high expectations. So when the speaker started with, “let’s talk about how Google works,” I was not a happy camper. Shouldn’t we be beyond that? The rebellious teenager side of me was grumbling,…

Why I Scare Off Most Potential SEO Clients Looking for an SEO Specialist

A few years ago, I stopped selling SEO services to prospects who were interested in hiring me as an SEO Specialist. Jumping from initial outreach to an SEO engagement was moving too far, too fast. (I’m not that kind of girl). Instead of writing up a proposal after a conversation or two, I switched to…

Google Announced A New Ranking Signal: Here’s What Marketers Need to Know

Get excited – Google recently announced a new ranking signal: the Page Experience update.  The good news? You have time to prepare as it won’t be rolled out until 2021. This is another one for the good guys. It’s designed to give bonus points to those sites that focus on delivering a great experience to…

Why Is a Good SEO Professional So Hard to Find?

Wanted: A reputable freelance SEO consultant who can both advise and implement website optimization. Who enjoys solving problems, has a nice bedside manner, is under $100/hour, and is looking for a long-term (professional) relationship. Long walks on the beach optional. In the past week, I’ve been approached twice asking if I know of an SEO…

Managing SEO Projects: Interview Series Part 3

Did you know 150% of SEO projects could be improved with better project management? That’s why I’m thrilled to share with you an interview I had recently with Josh Squires. Josh Squires is an SEO with a background in Copywriting and English Lit. He’s worked as an SEO in-house, as a freelancer, and at marketing…

SEO COVID-19 Resources

Below are a few timely resources with takeaways that I found helpful for marketers. I’ll continue to update this page with great links and takeaways. Be safe! WSJ article: “The Good News Is, You’re CEO. The Bad News Is the Economy Is Shut Down.” “Right now, is when we show the value and culture” What…
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