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5 Ways to Keep Your Brand Laser-Focused on Delivering High-Quality Site Content

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Investing your business’s precious advertising dollars into market research, link-building strategies, email solicitation campaigns and more can boost site traffic, but, alone, may not be sufficient to capture customer interest. Today’s consumers expect startups and SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses) to go beyond typical advertising tactics to deliver insightful, actionable and well-written site content.

Translating site traffic into a base of loyal, long-term clients in today’s increasingly competitive digital marketplace requires businesses to maintain focus on developing engaging content strategies.

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What Is a Featured Snippet?

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Search engines never stop evolving. The minute you think you have beaten the system, the system changes. That's why it's so important to understand even the smallest changes and what they may mean for your tactics moving forward. You simply cannot afford to get complacent. It never pays off, least of all in the world of SEO.

One of the major changes to how users experience Google search results in recent years is the addition of a "featured snippet." Do you know what a featured snippet is, how it works and why you need to leverage it for your own success?

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Recent Survey Reveals the Top 3 Local Search Ranking Factors Your SMB Needs to Thrive

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As the digital marketplace becomes an increasingly competitive space, it is difficult for many startups and SMBs to determine the best strategies to attract new customers and boost growth opportunities. Fortunately, the recent results from Moz’s 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors survey delivered important data revealing which online marketing elements currently impact search results most heavily. Moz’s study, based on input from experts in the SEO and marketing communities, determined that the three resources below may be the most effective ways for businesses to generate higher rankings and outperform the competition.

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Linkable Content vs. Shareable Content: When and How to Do Both

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Your content strategy should include specific goals for everything you publish. Consistently creating new, valuable content is incredibly important for SEO, lead generation and general visibility, but there's just so much content currently being produced that "publishing for the sake of publishing" simply doesn't cut it in many industries. The best content is both valuable to users and specifically designed to help you achieve your goals.

Two of the most popular goals for content include generating backlinks and getting social shares. The content you create in pursuit of these two goals will most likely have specific and opposing characteristics.

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Google Penguin Update on the Way: Time to Analyze Your Backlinks

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When Google's Penguin algorithm first went live nearly four years ago, sites that were engaging in black hat link schemes saw massive reductions in search rank and traffic that ended up being very difficult to recover from. At it's best, Penguin helped even the playing field by penalizing sites that were gaming the system through dubious link building. Unfortunately, it also killed some sites whose webmasters were unaware they were doing anything wrong or unethical.

Now, a new and potentially final Penguin update could be on its way. Analyzing your backlink profile can help ensure your rankings don't plummet.

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