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WordPress SEO Deconstructed by the Master: Joost de Valk

Today’s guest, Joost de Valk, is here to talk about how his plugin helps you assess the quality of your content, but also to take a deep dive into WordPress SEO. He’s the creator of the Yoast SEO plugin, which is currently active in over 8.5 million WordPress websites. It’s easy to say that the key to good SEO is quality content. But what exactly counts as quality content? How do you know whether your content is good enough to optimize your site? Listening to today's podcast is a step in the right direction.

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Common Technical SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: Dawn Anderson

In this conversation, Dawn Anderson and I are going to take a deep dive and geek out about technical SEO. She's an internal SEO and digital marketing consultant for brands and startups alike. We've spoken at many of the same conferences, so I already know she’s a fantastic expert and the perfect guest for the show. As you’ll learn in this episode, a true mobile-first approach is more important than it’s ever been -- and will only keep growing in importance.

Episode 115 | Posted on

Local SEO Techniques that Actually Work: Greg Gifford

It’s easy to get so caught up in the world of online marketing that we forget about its connection to physical, brick-and-mortar reality. Today’s guest, Greg Gifford, gave a fantastic keynote speech at UnGagged and I just knew that I had to share his wisdom and expertise with you! In this conversation, you’ll learn how to get your businesses highly ranked in Google’s various search results, why it’s so important to keep your name, address, and phone number consistent, and which tools you should use to reach the top.

Episode 112 | Posted on

SEO Audits Done Right: Bill Hartzer

Bill Hartzer joins me today to talk about the nitty gritty of SEO audits. A good audit is a deep dive into the SEO of your site that results in a roadmap for success. It can give you insights into all the changes you need to make and the opportunities you’ve missed. We explore various SEO topics in a way that is sure to bring value whether you’re a beginner or expert.

Episode 110 | Posted on

Rocking It on YouTube, the Second Largest Search Engine: Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin, the Senior Vice President of Search and Social at Touchstorm, joins me today. In this super tactical episode, we talk about all things YouTube including keyword tools, search ranking trackers, optimizing your thumbnails, the importance of descriptions, and whether having your YouTube content translated is worth the extra effort. Hit the play button, and listen now!

Episode 109 | Posted on

Fine-Tune your Technical SEO, Page Speed, and Security: Patrick Stox

Today's guest, Patrick Stox, is the technical SEO for IBM and the organizer of the Raleigh SEO Meetup. He’s also a frequent writer for many search blogs and an accomplished speaker. You might not know the difference between HTTP, HTTPS, and HTTP2. But understanding the difference is more important than ever. Chrome users will soon be warned that sites using HTTP are no longer secure. How can you protect your site? You can make the switch to HTTPS. Join us to learn about SEO and development to keep your site running smoothly.

Episode 100 | Posted on

100 Episodes of Marketing Wisdom from the Best in the Business

To host this ultra-special 100th episode of Marketing Speak, I’m turning the reins over to none other than my amazing wife, Orion. She thinks I don’t always give myself enough credit, so in her interview, she makes sure I have the chance to shine. We’ll reflect on the last hundred episodes of Marketing Speak and talk all about various tips, tricks, and insights I’ve learned and discussed. We also touch on the past, present, and future of SEO, and whether it’s true that SEO is dead.