Who wins the social video war?
In September 2019, Google announced to show more key moments in videos. Starting today you can find key moments within videos and get to the information you’re looking for faster, with help from content creators. When you search for things like how-to videos that have multiple steps, or long videos like speeches or a documentary, Search […]
Marketing lessons from the Great Recession
This is the second part (part 1) of an article series about Marketing lessons from previous recessions. Even though every economic crisis is different, we can learn some things from the past to prepare for the future. Marketing lessons from the Great Recession As Marketers, we must never, never, never ignore consumer behavior changes. Search […]
How big is Google’s market share really?
Google's market share is not black and white. For a more nuanced view, I analyzed the market share of 30 Google products in different markets.
Spotting consumer behavior changes in your SEO data
Last week, I published an article on G2 about our stunning traffic spike due to remote work. We hit all-time traffic records and saw some of our categories increase by over 500%. This week, we’re seeing even more traffic. Products like Zoom, Skype, Slack are the expected winners. But we also see tons of whiteboard software, […]
The most successful startup in history
I think it’s fair to say Google is the most successful startup in history. No other company is able to grow at a continuous +20% YoY revenue. Google went public at $54 a stock and recently hit $1,479 in January 2020. That’s a 27x return if you have the patience to hold. The genius behind […]
The nasty side-effects of Google Search Traffic
Google answers more questions itself, which dries out businesses that became successful through Google traffic. In this post, I explain why and what to do.
A case study of 2,000 Featured Snippets about deduplicating
After Google's deduplication of Featured Snippet URLs, I set out to dig into 2,000 Featured Snippets to find out what the true impact is.
15 experts reveal the trends for Technical SEO in 2020
Technical SEO has exploded over the last years. Reason enough to rally up 15 of the most knowledgeable experts and explore the technical SEO trends in 2020.
9 predictions of important Marketing trends in 2020
In this article, I compile the 9 most important marketing trends for 2020.
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 come up with the concept? […]
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, I explain which companies need […]
My notes from the Gary Illyes Q&A @ Bay Area Search
This Q&A with Gary Illes took place at the Bay Area Search meetup in San Francisco on 10/14/2019 and was hosted by AJ Kohn.