Thinking Beyond the Link Building “Campaign” [Case Study]

Posted by Paddy_MooganOver the years, I’ve often referred to our link building work as “campaigns”, which isn’t wrong, but isn’t completely right, either. I think that as an industry we need to alter our mindset to focus on what link building should be: an ongoing, integrated, business-as-usual activity. Link building processes that work for brands now and that will continue to work in the future need to sit closer to the rest of the business. This means tighter integration with other disciplines, or at the very least, acknowledgment that link building isn’t a siloed activity or dark art like it…

As a Boston-based young professional, the biggest product I’ve had to invest in was an over-priced apartment. And this year, with apartment tours going fully virtual, I’ve found it even harder to do the extreme research needed before committing to a lease. Now, as I research apartment after apartment online, my new process feels like an intense buyer’s journey. In my research phase, I spend hours on end scouting listings, looking up addresses on Google Maps, researching neighborhoods, skimming through Yelp reviews of prospective property managers, and analyzing photos or video tours for potential problems that an unseen apartment could…

How to Create a Social Media Report [Free Template]

Social media is an undeniably powerful channel for marketing in 2020. In fact, social networks are the biggest source of inspiration for consumer purchases, with 37% of consumers finding purchase inspiration through social channels. However, if you’re using social media as a tool for organic exposure and brand awareness, rather than just a channel for paid ads, it can be difficult to track the success of your efforts. As any social media manager knows, successful implementation of a social media strategy is contingent on countless factors — and all companies prioritize different channels, metrics, and criteria for success. For example,…

What is Latent Semantic Indexing & Why Does it Matter for Your SEO Strategy?

If you’re anything like me, you probably read the title of this post and thought, “Latent semantic indexing … wait, what is that?” Latent semantic indexing (LSI, for short) can be an overwhelming and confusing term for anyone hearing it for the first time. Luckily, although it sounds like something that requires a degree in computer science, it’s actually a concept you’re already probably familiar with — particularly if you have some basic knowledge of keywords and their close relationship with search engine optimization (SEO). In this post, we’ll define LSI and how the process can potentially benefit your overall…

How to Write a Great Email Signature [+ Professional Examples]

The average office worker sends 40 emails per day. That’s 40 opportunities to market yourself and your business in those individual emails you send, every single day. A lot of people treat their email signatures like an afterthought, which makes for a real missed opportunity. Those signatures are a chance for you to make it clear who you are, make it easy for people to reach you, and give people a place to go to find out more — either about you, about your business, or about something you’re working on. So, if you’re just putting your name and a…

How to Choose the Most Link-Worthy Data Source for Your Content

Posted by DomenicaFractl has produced thousands of content marketing campaigns across every topic, and for the past seven years, we’ve been keeping track of each and every campaign in order to refine and improve the content we produce on behalf of our clients. In my last post for Moz, I explained how to set realistic digital PR expectations for your content based on your niche. In this topic, I want to dive a little bit deeper into the data and share insights about how the source of your content can be just as important in determining how your content will…

The Designer’s Guide to Color Theory, Color Wheels, and Color Schemes

When you’re sifting through your News Feed, what tends to catch your attention? More likely than not, it’s YouTube videos, pictures, animated GIFs, and other visual content, right? While text-based content is always important when seeking answers to a question, creating visuals such as infographics, charts, graphs, animated GIFs, and other shareable images can do wonders for catching your readers’ attention and enhancing your article or report. I know what you might be thinking: “I don’t know how to design awesome visuals. I’m not creative.” Hi. I’m Bethany, and I will be the first to tell you that I’m not…

How to Be a Better Marketer Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Let’s get this out into the open: I bite my nails. Or at least I did. (Kinda gross, right?) But a few summers ago, I watched as my then three-year-old son chomped down on his fingernail. That was it. The final kick in the butt I needed to see to finally stop a decades-old bad habit. Little did I know that in my quest to stop biting my nails, I’d unlock something much bigger for myself — both personally and professionally. It was mindfulness. According to the folks at U-Cal Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, mindfulness is about “maintaining a…

7 YouTube Features That Will Help You Get More Views

Did you know that YouTube is the second-largest global search engine and the biggest video platform of all time? That’s right. Each day, millions of people around the globe visit the site to learn more about a topic, find YouTube content when Google-searching a question, or stream a YouTube video embedded on another brand’s website. But, despite the YouTube’s ginormous audience, developing a strategy for the broad platform can be an absolute mystery to marketers. One of the biggest hurdles brands and new creators often face is learning how to pull in solid views for each video. Despite the millions…

How to Get Backlinks in 2020 [Series] – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by BritneyMullerLink building is never-ending in SEO, but a little creativity and smart tactics can help you ferret out great link opportunities from their hiding spots. In this episode of Whiteboard Friday, Britney Muller kicks off a series on modern link building (including the sage advice: let people choose their own anchor text!) Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hey, Moz fans. Welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. Today we are going to be looking at the easiest ways for you to get backlinks to your…