This week, Grant rants about some of the common misconceptions about SEO. While low-level SEO (such as title tags, meta descriptions, and crawlability) can be simple, more competitive SEO initiatives for bigger sites can be dauntingly complex. [...more]
Kirby outlines what you'll find in our latest white paper on optimizing your SEO strategies for mobile devices. [...more]
Google says they don't use Twitter and Facebook signals in their rankings, but what about Google+? [...more]
This week, Grant is ranting about image bait, those enticing or sensational images that reel visitors in but fail to back up those images with relevant content. While image bait can drive clicks and visitors to a site, the overall value of image bait is cancelled out by high bounce rates from visitors who jump ship after realizing that the content doesn't quite match their intent. Without any long term SEO value, image bait is one strategy to toss back into the sea. [...more]
David provides details about recent updates to Google's webmaster tools and some advice for pulling data. [...more]
Today Grant is ranting about what this year really has in store. While others tout that 2014 will be "the year of mobile" or "the year of native advertising", Grant disagrees. Instead, this year will be the year of holistic, integrated online marketing measured by increased ROI. [...more]
Kirby provides a sneak peek into our new white paper on best practices for using jQuery without compromising SEO performance. [...more]
Kirby provides a sneak peek into The Search Agency's newest white paper on using CSS to drive SEO performance. [...more]
Michelle argues that in-depth articles currently lack relevance and thereby provide little SEO value to brands and marketers. [...more]
Michelle recaps Google's Site Review Hangout hosted earlier this week. [...more]
Grant interviews the very-clever Angie Schottmuller and learns more about her perspective on search, SEO, and Star Wars. [...more]
Have you read The Search Agency's official POV on Google's Hummingbird update yet? Here's a sneak peek. [...more]
Michelle reports on The Search Agency's findings that most multichannel retailers do not use Responsive Web Design (RWD) and talks to our expert SEOs to understand why so many companies overlook RWD implementation. [...more]
In this episode of Grant's Rants, Grant conveys his appreciation for Google Analytics... and his frustration that Google has changed the interface quite drastically! According to Grant, the recent updates to the interface have caused headaches and heartaches to geeks that aren't marketers and marketers who aren't geeks. [...more]
This is a special episode of Grant's Rants featuring awesome Halloween costumes, a dancing SEO, and kudos to Matt Cutts for clarifying an old school SEO question this week: Do larger sites with more pages rank better?
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]
Kirby provides useful tips for getting sites with responsive web design to load faster on mobile devices. [...more]
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]
Michelle reports on new elements being tested on Yahoo!, including a new search feature within Yahoo! Shine. [...more]
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]
Grant discusses the three modern pillars of SEO for mobile search today. [...more]
Earned media expert, David Carrillo, provides marketers with 7 new ways to generate interesting content. [...more]
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!
Kirby recaps his main 3 takeaways from Distilled's SearchLove conference. [...more]
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]
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]
The Search Agency is excited to announce another new and exciting series on The Search Agents blog: Inside the Search Studio.
Brandon covers the recent news that Microdata Specification has been discontinued. [...more]
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.
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"!