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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, search engine marketing (SEM), and Google Analytics. If you’re looking to gain more visibility, traffic, and conversions for your organization or for your clients, I invite you to continue reading below.

The Latest SEO Trend in K-12 Education Marketing: Zero-Click Searches

For better or worse, search engine optimization has never been a slow-moving field. For K-12 brands and organizations marketing to schools and educators, keeping up with Search and Google trends and changes can seem like a part-time job all by itself. If you’ve been a busy K-12 marketer, you may have missed one very important…

How to Rank at Position 0: Tools and Tactics the Pros Use

Don’t you love “How-To” articles? They get straight to the heart of the matter. And in this article, we’re going to be getting right down to how to rank at Position 0 (aka “Featured Snippets”). In my last post I explained what Position 0 is and why it is so important today to pursue and…

AMA Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Late last year I was asked to join the faculty for AMA’s (American Marketing Association) Digital Marketing Bootcamps leading the SEO breakout sessions. They will be held around the country in 2019 in Nashville (March), Seattle (June), and Austin (October). These bootcamps are designed to help marketers prepare for the Professional Certified Marketer exam in…

What is Voice Marketing? Voice vs. Voice Search 101

It seems we can’t go a day without bumping into an article about Voice. Voice this, voice that. I can read articles all day long about new(ish) technical topics, but when it comes to making advice actionable, I often need to have the content brought down to a 101 level. If the concept of Voice…

How to Improve An Outdated Digital Marketing Strategy

Thanks to the frenetic pace of technology influencing and evolving our daily behaviors, we marketers must help get our houses in order—or risk becoming irrelevant. In the world of search, how exactly do we accomplish that? Below are 5 quick, actionable to-dos for understanding how to improve and modernize your digital marketing strategy: Be present…

2019 SEO Trends: Critical Concepts Marketers Must Embrace

Wondering what the key to SEO success will be in 2019? Here it is: predict what your users want and give them a frictionless experience the way they want it where they want it. That should be relatively easy to do, right? After all, we’re chock full of more customer insights and data than ever…

SEO Project Management: An Essential Skill for Modern Marketers

Here’s a formula I’m sure you’re familiar with: we’re busier than ever + an evolving, complex discipline with many moving parts like SEO = a channel that is easily pushed to the wayside despite best intentions. After years of specializing in SEO and working with in-house marketers who are responsible for doing not only just…

Is Your SEO Failing to Deliver Qualified Leads? Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong.

There are many reasons why an SEO program can fall flat: You’re targeting keywords that have very little volume You’re targeting keywords from people who have no buying intent You’re targeting keywords that are way too competitive You’re targeting too few keywords You’re targeting too many keywords Obviously the reasons why SEO doesn’t ever achieve…

K-12 Leadership Interview: Designing a Meaningful Life and Career Path

At EdNET 2018 in San Francisco, I was fortunate to start chatting with Amanda von Moos with Substantial Classrooms. We bonded over our shared passion for designing a career and life that is fulfilling and meaningful, personally and professionally. There is nothing more I love than hearing the stories behind amazing K-12 nonprofits and organizations…