Inbound Marketing Blog

Machine Learning and the Evolution of SEO

Posted by Gabbi Sarcone on Sep 18, 2018 1:54:00 PM

The continuous evolution of SEO can be oversimplified as a shift from search engine optimization toward search experience optimization. According to Business Insider, 90% of online searches are happening through Google with over a third of all search inquiries yielding no clicks! Due to a huge improvement in user experience (UX), searchers are getting their questions answered right at the top of the first results page without ever even needing to visit a site.  

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Topics: SEO

SEO Rules for Website Designers

Posted by Elle Scott on Aug 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM

 

Designing your new website is an exciting step towards improving your online digital presence. In the past, designers might have jumped into a website project focused solely on aesthetics. Today, another important element is requiring website designers to focus on details behind the beautiful design: search engine optimization (SEO). Designing a website with SEO as a primary consideration can help your website appear more prominently in search engine results, increasing its chance of being found when your potential customers are looking online for information about products or services like yours. In this article, we’ll offer SEO tips to help your new site get noticed.

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Topics: SEO, Web Development, website design

Assembling the Perfect Homepage

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Jun 18, 2018 10:19:00 AM

Your homepage is expected to tell visitors everything they should know about your business as well as do the heavy lifting when it comes to SEO. Sounds like a tall order, huh? There is a lot of pressure on your homepage to attract visitors and convince them to delve deeper into your website. So, how can you develop a homepage that accomplishes all you need it to? We’re breaking it down.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation

Bring Your Old Business Blog Posts Back to Life & Increase Traffic

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Apr 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the world we live in, styles and trends are constantly changing, and THANK goodness for that! I’m sure we can all remember a few fashion faux pas committed in our past. The great thing about change is it presents us with an opportunity to revamp ourselves, our wardrobes, and even our blog content.

Over time, our blog posts can become stale, outdated, and inaccurate, but a little TLC can bring them back to life.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Business Marketing, Inbound Strategy

Improve Your Writing Instantly with These Tips

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Mar 19, 2018 4:01:00 PM

Bland, uninspired content is almost as bad as no content at all. You may be struggling to find ways to make your writing more engaging. We put our content masters together to come up with some tips to instantly improve your writing. Listen up—you won’t want to miss this!

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Writing

What Is Schema Markup?

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Feb 18, 2018 1:23:00 PM

The marketing world is full of jargon and acronyms like SEO, CMS, CRM, inbound, outbound... the list goes on and on. In your research, you’ve probably come across some industry thought leaders using terms like Schema markup, microdata, and rich snippets. But what do they mean?

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Topics: SEO

5 SEO Trends to Look Out for in 2018

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Feb 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM

As we scroll through our social newsfeeds at the first of the year, we see posts making bold statements like, “New year, new me.” January is a great time to set goals and start new habits. However, most people tend to leave their resolutions behind after the first few weeks, and they fall back into old habits. But not this year! This year, we’re setting goals to improve our marketing efforts, and we’re sticking to them. This will be our year to drive more traffic and generate more leads. This time, we’re making bold statements like, “New year, new SEO strategy.” If you’re feeling pumped about 2018 and are ready to dive into improving your marketing efforts, then here are some search engine optimization (SEO) trends to look out for.

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Topics: SEO

Your Ultimate Pillar Page Development Guide

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Feb 8, 2018 5:39:00 PM

Have you heard of the term “pillar page” yet? If you work in the content marketing world, you most likely have. If you haven’t, it’s time to familiarize yourself. Content marketers have fairly recently started adopting the topic cluster website organization strategy, and they are beginning to be more proactive about implementing it on websites.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Writing

How to Effectively Write Meta Descriptions [in 2018]

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Feb 6, 2018 1:01:00 PM

Near the end of 2017, Google made a major change to how they display snippets (AKA meta descriptions) in organic search results. According to a SISTRIX analysis, before mid-November, more than 90% of all-text snippets were only one or two rows (165 characters or less) long. By the beginning of December, over 50% displayed three rows or more (around 300 characters, on average). Google made this update to give searchers better answers to their queries.

What does this mean for the meta descriptions you write for your website pages moving forward? Should you increase the length? Do you need to go back into all of your old pages and make updates? We’ve been asking these same questions, so we looked to some of the world’s leading marketing experts for answers.

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Topics: SEO

Writing For Your Audience

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Jan 24, 2018 2:19:00 PM

Good content is one thing, but good content written for a specific audience takes your marketing to another level. Identifying who you’re trying to reach prior to putting pen to paper will help you to create successful content.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation