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Interview with Steven van Vessum from ContentKing

ContentKing is an SEO change-tracking tool that tracks and notifies you when things break or change on your site. I recently did an interview with Steven Van Vessum, VP of Community, for my newsletter Tech Bound. Q: Besides other things, you’re doing a great job with https://www.contentkingapp.com/academy. How did you…
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Great product features are key to SEO traffic for large sites

The biggest SEO gains for large sites come from new or improved product features. As Google gets better and better at providing the best result and understanding satisfaction at a deeper level, product value is something SEOs (and other Marketers) need to embrace – and increasingly drive. In this article,…
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12 reasons your SEO traffic is plateauing and how to fix it

The “point of diminishing returns” is often used in economics to describe a point at which the rate of returns declines, even though input stays the same. In other words, you get less bang for your buck. This phenomena can also be observed in SEO. I’ve seen it over and…
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I’m joining G2 as VP SEO and Content!

After months of talking to lots of different companies and seeing what’s out there, I finally made the choice I think is best for me. I’m pumped to announce that I joined G2 (formerly G2 Crowd) as VP of SEO and Content. I will be responsible for three teams: SEO,…
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10 lessons from working at Atlassian

After three successful years of building SEO, doubling organic traffic, and running cross-functional teams, I left Atlassian by the end of 2018. It was hard to turn my back on the $19b brand that hired so many smart colleagues and built such great products. But I took a lot away…
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Internal Link Optimization with TIPR

Internal link optimization is incomplete without factoring in backlinks. In this article, I introduce a model called TIPR that helps you to optimize the internal link graph of your site.
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How to build a brand

Having a strong brand is important for many success factors of a business, but how do you actually build a brand?
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10 factors that make great content great

Everybody knows great content is important but what makes “great content” great? That’s the question I answer (from an SEO perspective) in this article.
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Forging a fine-tuned SEO machine

Building or improving an SEO team at a company is a huge challenge. When the take the perspective of creating systems, instead of just hiring people, the right things to do become more obvious. In this article, I explain how to build an SEO organization.
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Google+ was born to die

It comes to no surprise that Google killed Google+. It was a failure from the start! In this post I dissect what went wrong from a Growth perspective so you can avoid these mistakes for your business.
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