Category: Growth Memo

February 1, 2021
seo

A modern understanding of SEO

SEO doesn't work the same way it used to work 5 years ago. These days, we have to test everything. Let me explain why.

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January 25, 2021
youtube

Youtube’s hashtag pages and the long-tail

Youtube's new hashtag pages improve discoverability for search engines and open up a long-tail of content to users.

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January 18, 2021
seo, seo strategy

Domain splitting as a solution to core update hits?

DotDash successfully split about.com into several domains that all perform really well today. Why?

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January 11, 2021
seo

Moats and ditches from brand and generic traffic

Doordash and Airbnb have some things in common and are very different in others. That makes them interesting case study subjects for brand differentiation, moats, and ditches.

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January 4, 2021
predictions

My Growth predictions for 2021

In this post, I review my predictions for 2020 and set new ones for 2021.

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December 28, 2020
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The 225 best Growth articles (handpicked)

Grab your list of 225 curated articles about any topic in Growth: Acquisition, Retention, Engagement, SEO, PPC, Social Media, copywriting, and more!

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December 21, 2020
product-market-fit

Is brand traffic a proxy for Product-Market Fit?

Search demand for a brand and direct traffic can be proxies for Product-Market Fit and help companies understand where they are.

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December 14, 2020
healthline, e-a-t, user intent

WebMD vs. Healthline – when industries shift

Healthline passed WebMD in SEO performance. In this article, I dissect what drove this tectonic shift.

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December 7, 2020
peloton, communities, spotify

Peloton, Spotify, and influencers

Influencers and unique content can create significant ripple effects for user and content platforms. Netflix, Spotify, and Peloton show us how it's done.

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December 3, 2020
google, freemium

Google’s Freemium Leverage

In this Growth Memo, I write about the Freemium business model, and how Google uses it to drive revenue.

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December 2, 2020
apple, spotify, youtube

Embeds, the flywheel nobody speaks about

Embeds can create powerful flywheels for UGC and SaaS companies. At the hand of Apple, Spotify, and Youtube, I show how.

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December 2, 2020
weekly finds

Weekly Finds – Week 48, 2020

This week with a featured snippet case study, passage ranking, templated content strategies, micro-influencers, and launching one of the most popular paid newsletters/

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