What Consumers Want to See on Company Websites [New Data]

For many businesses, a website is undeniably critical for reaching new audiences — and is often the first impression someone will have of your brand. But having a website alone isn’t enough to reach and convert new customers. It’s equally vital that your website is well-designed, or you risk losing valuable leads.  Website design plays a huge role for a few reasons: First, web design can impact your website’s ability to rank on search engines for keywords related to your products or services. Additionally, web design can influence whether a user stays on your site once they find it. And,…

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardIs a high bounce rate bad? The answer is: it depends, but yes, sometimes it can be. Is a high bounce rate bad for SEO? That’s where it gets a little more complicated. In this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, Cyrus gives you seven easy SEO tips to address your bounce rate, and increase engagement and satisfaction to make your users happier. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Welcome, Moz fans, to a new edition of Whiteboard Friday. My name is Cyrus Shepard. Today we’re talking about bounce rate,…

What Is Market Share & How Do You Calculate It?

Growing up, I used to play “grocery store” with my sister. We’d go into our pantry, take out all the food, and set up a grocery store in our living room. I would typically “buy” goldfish. You might be thinking, “What does this have to do with market share?” Well, let’s say that I bought 10 bags of goldfish from various “companies” that my sister, mom, and dad owned. If three of those bags were my sister’s goldfish, that would mean that she had a 30% market share of my goldfish. Put simply, that is market share. But how does…

Hreflang Tags: The SEO Attribute for Content in Multiple Languages

Have you ever visited a webpage that was in a different language, and your browser asked you if you wanted to change it to your first language? It’s a life-saver, right? Now think about whether you’ve provided the functionality so your own webpages are ready for a global audience. If you haven’t properly tagged or re-directed your content to be optimized in different languages, it may not be gaining the traffic it could be. The name for this attribute is called language tagging, and it’s an SEO tag you can use to make sure search engines know what language your…

Do Blog Posts Actually Lead to Purchases [New Data]

In our 2021 Executive Marketing Leadership Survey, 20% of marketing leaders described company blogs as one of their “most important channels” for hitting goals. The enduring importance placed on blogging isn’t shocking. Not only can blogs boost your SEO, overall site traffic, and online presence, but they can also help prospects learn more about your industry, brand, product, or service. But, starting and running an effective, traffic-generating blog requires a lot of time and energy. And, if you’re a marketing manager on a tight budget, you might only be interested in tactics that directly benefit your bottom line. As you…

SEO Writing: 12 Tips on Writing Blog Posts That Rank on Google

If you’ve ever written a blog post before, you know how much time it can take. From topic selection and gathering research to writing the post and pressing “Publish,” the process often demands hours. That’s why, if your post doesn’t earn the traffic you expected, it can be a major letdown. Fortunately, there’s a way to combat low traffic: search engine optimization. As marketers, we’re always aiming to write content that’ll rank highly on Google, and SEO is the bridge that’ll help you get there. That begs the question: How do you incorporate that into your content? Don’t worry —…

What Do Website Visitors Want? It’s Not What B2B Brands Are Giving Them [New Research]

We have planned and designed hundreds of websites. Every day, we live in the world of website features, content and designs. That’s because we’re a web design company! But most digital marketers have been through the process at least once by now. As brands, we know what we want our websites to say and do. As visitors, we know that websites often fail to give us what we’re looking for. Why the gap? Because these are often two different things: what brands want to show on their website and what visitors want to find on that website. With the hopes…

Announcing: The MozCon Virtual 2021 Initial Agenda

Posted by cheryldraperCome one, come all to the hottest ticket in virtual! We’re packing up the MozCon big top and bringing all the MozCon magic straight to your front door. Last year we took MozCon to the virtual stage for the first time, and we loved it so much, we’re doing it again! Only this time, we’re taking it to the next level with exclusive performances by world-renowned local SEO jugglers, automation acrobats, link building magicians, and so much more! We know SEO doesn’t stop — searchers keep on searching, and marketers need to stay on their toes to meet their…

SEO Website Analytics: Going One Step Deeper Into GA

Posted by Brie-E-AndersonWebsite analytics can tell us a lot about our audience and how they interact with our site. Oftentimes, we rely heavily on these analytics for reporting. But what if I told you that Google Analytics provides data that can be used as a strategy tool? In this post, we are going to quickly look at three very specific, very actionable Google Analytics views for uncovering SEO opportunities. Track Core Web Vitals Google has verified that Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) are now part of the Page Experience ranking factor. These…