Take the COVID-19 Local Search Marketing Business Impact Survey

Posted by MiriamEllisThe poet Burns once observed that the best laid plans “gang aft agley.” At Moz, we were about to publish our State of Local SEO industry report, based on our local search marketing survey to which hundreds of you generously replied. Then the public health emergency unexpectedly arose, and we decided to pause in our planning. The findings of the survey, as they currently stand, contain valuable and surprising insights which are as relevant today as they were pre-COVID-19. Yet, in order to reflect the substantial changes the local business community is currently weathering, we are reaching out…

How to Write the Perfect Page Title With SEO in Mind

In high school, the hardest part of writing an essay for me was coming up with the title. To be honest, titles are still a struggle for me to this day. However, writing titles for blog posts or page titles are a part of my day to day as a marketer. And now I have to think about SEO as well. If you’re anything like me, it’s helpful to learn best practices you can refer to when you’re writing a title. Below, let’s learn how to write the perfect page title while keeping SEO in mind. Page Titles and SEO…

Deal Performance in April Yields Cautious Optimism for May [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

The economic impact of COVID-19 is undeniable. Businesses all across the globe are learning how to adapt to these new circumstances and we’re all learning how to operate in a “new normal” that’s constantly changing. That’s why we’ll be publishing week-over-week trend data for core business metrics like website traffic, email send and open rates, sales engagements, close rates and more. We hope to establish useful benchmarks to measure your business against, and serve as an early indicator of when short- or long-term adjustments may be needed in your strategy. While this post focuses on the highlights of last week,…

The Evolution of Content Marketing: How It’s Changed and Where It’s Going in the Next Decade

A sound content marketing strategy is one of the better ways a business can help shape its brand identity, garner interest from prospects, and retain an engaged audience. It lets you establish authority in your space, project legitimacy, and build trust between you and who you’re trying to reach. As you can assume, it’s well worth understanding. But that’s easier said than done. Content marketing isn’t static. The landscape of the practice is constantly changing. It doesn’t look the same now as it did ten years ago, and in ten years it won’t look the same as it does now….

Diagnosing Traffic Drops During a Crisis: Was It You, Google, or the Whole World?

Posted by Dr-PeteWe want to fix things and believe we’re in control. When your house is filling with water, you grab a bucket. If there’s a hole in your roof, the bucket might help. If your sink is overflowing, the bucket is distracting you from the real problem. If the river is overflowing, that distraction could be deadly. When traffic is falling, it’s easy to panic and focus on what you can control. Traffic isn’t just a nice-to-have — it puts food on the table and the roof over your head that keeps the water out. In the rush to solve the problem,…

Throughout all of 2017, HubSpot experienced something that had never happened before — our blog’s monthly traffic flattened. Even worse, it started to decline. So after months of stressing over the mysterious cause of our blog’s traffic plateau, we decided to sit down, chug a bunch of coffee, and find the culprit. What we discovered is that our editorial strategy of brainstorming topics and relying on our intuition to determine our audience’s content preferences didn’t suffice anymore. Coupled with almost every social media platforms’ unwillingness to direct users off their website and the ever-growing mountain of emails piling up in…