Why is the Personal Brand So Powerful? – Here’s Why with Mark & Eric

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In this episode of Here's Why, Mark and Eric discuss how powerful personal branding can be. They explain why brands should not be afraid of putting real faces out in the world to represent them, and why they should not hide behind their logos. Mark and Eric start with explaining the concept of Pareidolia and how it applies to … [Read more...]

Twitter Engagement Unmasked: A Study of More than 4M Tweets

Twitter Engagement Unmasked! Study of Over 4M Tweets

What you see before you is the result of analyzing more than 2 million Western language tweets out of over 4 million Tweets we collected. In this paper we will outline the results of analyzing that data to learn and understand what drives behavior on Twitter. One of the main goals: to see what really drives retweets, favorites, and … [Read more...]

Why are People Afraid to Link Build? – Here’s Why with Mark & Eric

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In this episode of Here's Why, Eric and Mark discuss the history of Link Building. A lot of people are afraid to do link building anymore, especially after Matt Cutts and Co. came down on it pretty hard as a marketing strategy. However, link building is more about brand building these days. When done correctly it is still a viable … [Read more...]

I See Content Everywhere! How to Never Run Out of Great Content Ideas

I see content everywhere! How to never run out of great content ideas.

Do you have a "sixth sense" for great content ideas? In the smash hit movie The Sixth Sense, eight-year-old Cole Sear has a problem. He sees something no one else sees: dead people. Though the boy is terrified by these visions, Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist (played by Bruce Willis), helps him to see his ability as a gift. … [Read more...]

Google’s Gary Illyes Discusses Mobile as a Ranking Factor

Mobile Friendly Sites Get a Rankings Boost

Google's Gary Illyes recently was gracious enough to answer questions about the new "Mobile Friendly" ranking factor, as well as other SEO related topics. Eric Enge, Question 1: This Search Engine Land article provides a lot of information on what it takes to earn "mobile friendly" status with Google. The article lists these 4 … [Read more...]

How Strong is HTTPS as a Ranking Factor?

Will HTTPS Tip the Scale in Your SEO Campaign?

On August 7th, 2014, Google announced that it was going to provide a rankings boost to sites setup with SSL over those that were not (HTTPS vs. HTTP). The above linked post makes it clear that "For now it's only a very lightweight signal", but how small? In today's post, I will share: Data from seoClarity that directly … [Read more...]

Why are Private Blog Networks & Microsites Dangerous? – Here’s Why with Mark & Eric

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In this episode oh Here's Why, Eric and Mark discuss the do's, don'ts, and dangers of Private Blog Networks and Microsites. They walk through how private blog networks are created, for what reasons they get created, and how and why to avoid them. They also discuss micorsites, how they can be considered Private Blog Networks, and how … [Read more...]