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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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Are You SEO Ready for the Upcoming Real Estate Season?

Are You SEO Ready for the Upcoming Real Estate Season?

Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 by

Real estate expert, MJ, weighs in on past and current search marketing trends for the real estate industry and asks: "Are you SEO ready for the upcoming busy season?" [...more]

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Grant’s Rants: Content Marketing

Grant’s Rants: Content Marketing

Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 by

In this week's "California State Park" episode of Grant's Rants, Grant is ranting about labeling content marketing a new practice (when it's really an old practice done a whole lot better!). [...more]

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Grant’s Rants – Penguin 2.0

Grant’s Rants – Penguin 2.0

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by

We are debuting our new blog series, Grant's Rants, where Director of SEO Product, Grant Simmons, rants and raves about the current search marketing landscape. Here is episode one! [...more]

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Insights from the SMX Twitter Stream – 140 Character Bites from SMX London

Insights from the SMX Twitter Stream – 140 Character Bites from SMX London

Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by

Grant crossed the pond to attend SMX London and came back with lots of insightful information (and the title of: SMX London's Most Prolific Tweeter"). Tweets, takeaways, and merriment within! [...more]

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Search Marketing for Subscription Businesses

Search Marketing for Subscription Businesses

Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 by

Have you noticed the boom in monthly subscription services? In this post, Alec describes the recent revival of subscription based businesses and the challenges that many business owners face when determining efficient online marketing strategies for this unique business model. [...more]

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5 SEO Gifts for the Mommy Blogger in Your Life

5 SEO Gifts for the Mommy Blogger in Your Life

Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2013 by

Mother's Day is just two short days away and Grant is helping us celebrate the techy, blogger moms out there with 5 SEO gifts that will make this Mother's Day restful and relaxing. [...more]

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Search Engine Optimism: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Search Engine Optimism: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 by

While some claim that sites may never, ever recover from Google's Penguin, Holly is optimistic. Here she explains why SEO is not a "never, ever" type of scenario. [...more]

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5 Takeaways from Search Insider Summit 2013

5 Takeaways from Search Insider Summit 2013

Posted on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 by

After returning from Media Post's Search Insider Summit, Grant sums up his key takeaways from the conference and shares his Search 3.0 Panel video with us. [...more]

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Ask the Expert: Content Marketing Webinar Q&A with David Waterman

Ask the Expert: Content Marketing Webinar Q&A with David Waterman

Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by

If you missed David Waterman's webinar, "Content Marketing: Not Just Hype (Unless You Make It That Way)" last week, fear not! Here are his answers to the audiences' burning questions about implementing a successful content marketing plan. [...more]

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Content Marketing – Not Just Hype (Unless You Make It That Way)

Content Marketing – Not Just Hype (Unless You Make It That Way)

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 by

David has an upcoming webinar about how to use content marketing strategically and effectively. Register now! [...more]

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The Truth About Responsive Web Design: It’s Important

The Truth About Responsive Web Design: It’s Important

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 by

Responsive Web Design (RWD) has turned into quite the buzz word... but for good reason! Kirby explains the importance of RWD and the relative SEO benefits to marketers. [...more]

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Google Sports a New Look: The Integration of the March Madness Answer Card

Google Sports a New Look: The Integration of the March Madness Answer Card

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 by

March Madness is getting even more mad with the help of Google's new March Madness Answer Card. Christina explains how this addition affects organic listings, SEOs and, of course, sports fans. [...more]

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This is Not the Year of Big Data

This is Not the Year of Big Data

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by

When big data companies report on trends like onesies being the most searched for terms during the holiday season, you have to wonder if this information is at all useful. In this post Daniel debates the legitimacy of calling this year "The Year or Big Data" and calls for every year to be "The Year of the Analyst". [...more]

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A Lesson on Google’s Webspam Guidelines

A Lesson on Google’s Webspam Guidelines

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by

Kirby continues his discussion about Google's quality rating process and dives into the search engines' wespam guidelines! [...more]

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Is Google Becoming More Transparent? Understanding Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines

Is Google Becoming More Transparent? Understanding Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines

Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013 by

Google recently gave the public a look at what factors it consider when assigning quality ratings. In his first Search Agents post, Kirby clarifies and explains the guidelines that Google made available. [...more]

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Why Should Users Click on YOUR Search Result?

Why Should Users Click on YOUR Search Result?

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 by

Are you giving users a good enough reason to click on your search results within the SERP? Grant highlights seven strategies to increase organic search clicks and optimize user engagement with your brand. [...more]

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Do Millennials Need Formal Search Engine Education?

Do Millennials Need Formal Search Engine Education?

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by

As a current UCLA undergrad student, Jenna understands firsthand how college students can misuse Google search during research. [...more]

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Fix Your AdWords Keyword Tool, Google!

Fix Your AdWords Keyword Tool, Google!

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by

Matt is none too pleased with Google Adwords Keyword Tool at the moment. Are you experiencing similar problems? [...more]

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iPad for Sarah this Christmas – Santa Monica, CA Gifts – Santa’s List

iPad for Sarah this Christmas – Santa Monica, CA Gifts – Santa’s List

Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 by

Sarah sends a keyword stuffed letter to Santa asking for an iPad. [...more]

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Happy Grinchmas! – The 12 Days of Blackhat SEO

Happy Grinchmas! – The 12 Days of Blackhat SEO

Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by

2012 has been quite a year for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and for SEO at The Search Agency itself. To celebrate, we thought we'd tip our white hat to the Google Spam team with a little ode entitled: 12 Days of Black Hat SEO [...more]

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SES Chicago Roundup: Screw Link Building

SES Chicago Roundup: Screw Link Building

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 by

Grant comes back from SES Chicago with newfound confidence that search marketers are willing to "think beyond the link." [...more]

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Everything You Want In One Place – Why Curation Is The Future of Search

Everything You Want In One Place – Why Curation Is The Future of Search

Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by

Dylan uses The Hype Machines as an example of why curation is the future of search. [...more]

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