Is Facebook Usage Declining?

Facebook - the Thrill is Gone!

In December of 2013, we conducted a survey of 325 users to learn about the ways they were using Facebook. We wanted to see if we would get the same results, so we repeated the survey to see what kind of changes in awareness of various aspects world's largest social network have occurred. We conducted the same survey (with three new … [Read more...]

Authorship Adoption Fail – Detailed Stats

One reason why Google Authorship failed: lack of adoption

  On August 28, 2014, Google's John Mueller announced the end of the Authorship markup program (also known as rel=author markup). In today's post I will: Show you data on how authorship data was used (or not) by 150 top media sites Outline why we think this contributed to Google's reasons for canceling the rel=author … [Read more...]

How Does Google Determine Content Quality? How Would You? – Episode 8

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Google has always told us they want us to be creating "high quality pages" that give searchers exactly what they were looking for, but what do they mean by "quality"? Today's episode brings you a lively and sometimes intense dialogue among some of the most seasoned veterans in SEO. Eric Enge and guest co-host Mark Traphagen invited … [Read more...]

Rae Hoffman: SEO Myths, and the Damage They Cause – Episode 7

SEO Myths, and the Damage They Cause (Podcast Interview)

Not only is Rae Hoffman a super-smart and experienced SEO, she is a straight talker. In today's episode you’ll get to enjoy Rae at her finest. So get ready for a no-holds-barred, roller coaster ride into Rae's trademark rants and raves. All around, the eight SEO myths that Rae covers here, is a fascinating conversation between two of … [Read more...]

Larry Kim: Paid Search: Mastery of Strategy and Execution – Episode 6

Paid Search: Mastery of Strategy and Execution (Podcast Interview)

Paid search advertising is complex and tricky. So, leave your SEO skills at the door because this is a whole new ballgame. Larry Kim of Wordstream is one of the foremost experts in the world of pay-per-click. Nothing he does for his clients is by guesswork; he is extremely data driven. If you've ever seen one of his famous conference … [Read more...]

Rand Fishkin: Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure – Episode 5

Rand Fishkin: Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure (Podcast Interview)

Few people in the online marketing world have become as well-known and respected as Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz. In today's show host Eric Enge and guest co-host Mark Traphagen get Rand to share from his vast experience in content marketing. Rand talks about what works, what doesn't, and why content marketing may not be for … [Read more...]

AJ Kohn: Social Media and SEO – The Real Honest to Goodness Scoop – Episode 4

AJ Kohn: Social Media and SEO - The Real Honest to Goodness Scoop (Podcast Interview)

As the popularity of the social web has grown, many people assume that search engines like Google are making use of a so-called "social signal" to influence their search rankings. But is that actually the case? Our guest AJ Kohn is one of the most trusted and respected observers of the interaction of search and social. In this … [Read more...]