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Grant’s Rants: Don’t Overlook Meta Description Tags!

Grant’s Rants: Don’t Overlook Meta Description Tags!

Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013 by

In this week's episode of Grant's Rants, Grant is ranting about the advertisers who overlook the importance of meta description tags. He provides several quick and easy strategies for meta description tags that will encourage the user to click through to your website! [...more]

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How to Make Responsive Web Design Faster

How to Make Responsive Web Design Faster

Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by

Kirby provides useful tips for getting sites with responsive web design to load faster on mobile devices. [...more]

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Fortune 100 Study Demonstrates Limitations of Responsive Web Design

Fortune 100 Study Demonstrates Limitations of Responsive Web Design

Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 by

After publishing the Mobile Experience Scorecard Report and uncovering key trends for mobile devices, The Search Agency reports on the possible limitations of Responsive Web Design. [...more]

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Yahoo! Quietly Implements Click to Search on Articles

Yahoo! Quietly Implements Click to Search on Articles

Posted on Friday, October 11th, 2013 by

Michelle reports on new elements being tested on Yahoo!, including a new search feature within Yahoo! Shine. [...more]

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The Search Agency’s Mobile Experience Scorecard: Fortune 100 Companies

The Search Agency’s Mobile Experience Scorecard: Fortune 100 Companies

Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 by

Michelle outlines the most interesting findings from The Search Agency's Mobile Experience Scorecard report, which evaluates the mobile sites of the Fortune 100 companies. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: The Sky is Still Intact After Hummingbird Update

Grant’s Rants: The Sky is Still Intact After Hummingbird Update

Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by

In this week's episode of Grant's Rants, Grant is ranting about the doomsday theories that have come as a result of Google's recent Hummingbird and Keywords Not Provided announcements. Reminder: the sky has not fallen and there will be more algorithm updates in the future! [...more]

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Three Pillars of SEO for Mobile Search Today

Three Pillars of SEO for Mobile Search Today

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by

Grant discusses the three modern pillars of SEO for mobile search today. [...more]

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7 Ways to Generate Content Ideas People Actually Care About

7 Ways to Generate Content Ideas People Actually Care About

Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by

Earned media expert, David Carrillo, provides marketers with 7 new ways to generate interesting content. [...more]

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The Sky Is Falling! Google Search Activity Is Becoming Completely Secure

The Sky Is Falling! Google Search Activity Is Becoming Completely Secure

Posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 by

The Internet is abuzz with news that Google search activity is now 100% secure. Our experts weigh in on what this means for search, our clients, and the industry overall. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: Can’t Justify SEO? You’re Lazy!

Grant’s Rants: Can’t Justify SEO? You’re Lazy!

Posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 by

Some individuals say they can't measure SEO. Grant disagrees. In this week's episode, Grant is ranting about putting in the time to track, measure, and justify SEO metrics that matter! [...more]

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Three Great SEO Strategies from Distilled’s SearchLove

Three Great SEO Strategies from Distilled’s SearchLove

Posted on Friday, September 13th, 2013 by

Kirby recaps his main 3 takeaways from Distilled's SearchLove conference. [...more]

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Integrating Comments into Editorial Content

Integrating Comments into Editorial Content

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 by

A short interview with Director of SEO and Social Product, Grant Simmons, about the integration of comments into editorial content and the potential impact on SEO. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: Keyword “Not Provided”? Get Over It.

Grant’s Rants: Keyword “Not Provided”? Get Over It.

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by

In this week's episode, Grant is ranting about keywords "not provided". Grant rants that there's other data sources you can use to understand your data and determine whether your content satisfies user intent. So get over it :-) [...more]

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Inside the Search Studio with Mike Blumenthal: A Deep Dive into Google and Local SEO

Inside the Search Studio with Mike Blumenthal: A Deep Dive into Google and Local SEO

Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2013 by

In the debut interview of our "Inside the Search Studio" series, David Carrillo sits down with search marketing expert Mike Blumenthal to discuss Google and local SEO. [...more]

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Introducing: Inside the Search Studio

Introducing: Inside the Search Studio

Posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 by

The Search Agency is excited to announce another new and exciting series on The Search Agents blog: Inside the Search Studio. [...more]

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The Problematic Future of Microdata

The Problematic Future of Microdata

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by

Brandon covers the recent news that Microdata Specification has been discontinued. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: You Forgot About Usability

Grant’s Rants: You Forgot About Usability

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by

In this week's episode, Grant is ranting about giving users what they're looking for and giving search engines a thumbs up that bananas abound. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: Your Traffic Sucks! (or does it?)

Grant’s Rants: Your Traffic Sucks! (or does it?)

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by

In this week's episode of Grant's Rants, Grant is ranting about traffic metrics. While many advertiser's pay attention to the sheer volume of traffic, Grant advises advertisers to measure the true value of search by taking a deeper look at metrics that matter. It's not just about "more traffic", it's about "more high quality traffic"! [...more]

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Using Responsive Web Design for Better SEO

Using Responsive Web Design for Better SEO

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 by

Kirby discusses recent developments to Responsive Web Design and how they can positively affect SEO. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: Anchor Text is Dead! Long Live Anchor Text!

Grant’s Rants: Anchor Text is Dead! Long Live Anchor Text!

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013 by

This week, Grant is ranting about anchor text and the risk of over-optimization. [...more]

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Google Introduces In-Depth Articles

Google Introduces In-Depth Articles

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by

Michelle details Google's newest addition to the SERP, In-Depth Articles, and SEO expert David Waterman offers his expertise about what this new element might mean for publishers. [...more]

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Google Changes Link Guidelines

Google Changes Link Guidelines

Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by

Grant discusses Google's ongoing attack on manipulative link building and their recent update to their webmaster guidelines. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: There Is No Magic Formula for Successful SEO

Grant’s Rants: There Is No Magic Formula for Successful SEO

Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 by

In this week's episode, Grant warns SEOs to take the advice of industry experts with a grain of salt. [...more]

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Is ‘Google Zebra’ the Next Major Algorithm Update?

Is ‘Google Zebra’ the Next Major Algorithm Update?

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2013 by

Matt discusses a potential Google algorithm update that is black and white and abuzz with speculation all over! [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: Video Content Is Not the SEO Panacea

Grant’s Rants: Video Content Is Not the SEO Panacea

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 by

A rant about video content for SEO and why video is not the end all, be all, super cure for content marketing! [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: Google Product Discontinuations

Grant’s Rants: Google Product Discontinuations

Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 by

Today is the last day that Google Reader will exist and Grant is ranting about Google's choices to discontinue products that have served consumers and SEOs well. [...more]

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Google’s Local Carousel: What This Means for Local Search

Google’s Local Carousel: What This Means for Local Search

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by

Michelle details the newest feature on the Google SERP and reports on three ways the carousel will affect local search. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: The Perceived Value of SEO

Grant’s Rants: The Perceived Value of SEO

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013 by

In today's rant, Grant questions why marketing professionals underestimate the complexity of SEO (especially big site SEO), the value of quick fixes and the expertise of great SEO practitioners. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: The Ups and Downs of SEO Rankings

Grant’s Rants: The Ups and Downs of SEO Rankings

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by

In today's episode, Grant is ranting about the ups and downs of SEO rankings (notice the clever setting: an elevator). This week, Grant warns marketers to change their focus from rankings to metrics that matter to their bottom line. [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: There Are No SEO Guarantees!

Grant’s Rants: There Are No SEO Guarantees!

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by

In our third episode of Grant's Rants, Grant "discusses" the variability (and volatility!) of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) results. [...more]

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