Split testing is typically a term bandied about in the CRO world, not the SEO world. In this episode, you're going to learn how to split test SEO. Running tests in parallel is not something that's easily done with SEO. There are plenty of reasons for that. Each page has its own link profile, making it hard to do head-to-head comparisons. Not to mention, you don't want to create duplicate content, so the copy on the pages need to be different too. Nevertheless, there are workarounds, which you are about to learn about. My guest is Will Critchlow. He's the CEO of Distilled, a company he founded in 2005 with Duncan Morris. Distilled provides online marketing services from offices in London, New York and Seattle, hosts the SearchLove Conference series in the US and UK, produces the popular online training platform, DistilledU, and runs the SEO testing platform, DistilledODN.
In SEO, the Google Algorithm is king. If your site winds up on the wrong end of a Google Algorithm update, watch out. You could see your rankings, traffic and revenue plummet. You may have been hit with a Google penalty. Like me, my guest on this episode number 162 has spent years studying Google’s updates and helping her clients stay on Google’s good side. Marie Haynes is a Search Marketing Consultant and expert on Google penalties. She has written extensively on Google’s site quality guidelines and major Google updates like Panda, Penguin and Medic. While Google updates are unpredictable, there are plenty of things you can do to minimize your risk of being affected by an update. Stay tuned as we reveal tips and best practice techniques for avoiding the wrath of Google.
If you're a Marketing Speak regular, then you know I'm a real uber-geek when it comes to technical SEO. That's why I love so much matching wits with a fellow SEO tech geek such as Barry Adams. Barry is the Founder of Polemic Digital, a UK based SEO agency that focuses on eCommerce and news websites. Barry and I will be getting down and dirty on technical SEO. Stick around for plenty of cutting-edge tips on how to tweak your website and improve your rankings. This is a transatlantic meeting of the SEO minds that is not to be missed.
Link development is one of the most overlooked ingredients of a successful SEO campaign. However, acquiring high quality, relevant links is a key part of an SEO strategy. Website owners can place all the keywords they wish on their content and develop a search-engine friendly navigation scheme, but without a smart link development campaign, search engine visibility is short term. Julie Joyce, owner of the link building agency Link Fish Media, delves into the subject of link development and link building, touching on topics like link earning, link baiting, link analysis, and some of metrics and measurement for success. She also shares some of her favorite tools for link analysis and research.