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Startup SEO: How to Build a Defensive MOAT As a Startup

When it comes to startup SEO, you have to think differently than traditional, big-company SEO. This is especially true for bootstrapped startup founders, SEO is one of the most powerful growth channels you can invest in early on. And the earlier you start, the better.

First off, organic search is incredibly measurable compared to other marketing tactics. You can predict growth based on your keyword rankings and see exactly how much organic traffic and leads different SEO strategies are driving. That predictability is huge for a startup.

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4 Advanced Meta Tags For SEO You Might Not Be Using But Should

If you’re a marketer or SEO, you likely already know about the importance of title tags and meta descriptions to help improve your rankings. But as with most things in marketing, going a little further can reap much better results. 

While most marketers stop at title tags, using advanced meta tags can help you communicate to  Google which landing pages on your websites are most important and, in the process, improve your rankings.

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A Marketers Guide to TF-IDF Optimization for SEO

As digital marketers, content is a critical part of everything we do. And while analyzing and refreshing content may take a lot of time and effort, the results for generating more traffic and improving SEO are clear. 

With the many things that go into creating content, such as competitor research, outreach and technical aspects of content, improving older content frequently takes a back seat—which in most cases, is a costly mistake. 

In this article, I’ll share how to use TF-IDF optimization to help you streamline your content process and make your old content better so you can rank higher and attract more leads.  

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How to Use Your PPC Campaigns as A Prospecting Tool for SEO

When launching a digital brand, PPC can be a great way to immediately break into a new market and start generating website traffic. But with rising CPCs and unmitigated click fraud, PPC can also get really expensive quickly. Even the most skilled digital marketers can struggle to run profitable Google Ads campaigns.

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The Backlink Gap: What It Takes To Outrank Your Competition

There’s no shortage of SEO advice on how to rank higher for key terms. Create high-quality content. Have an effective distribution strategy. Optimize your on-page SEO. Yet, even today, acquiring high-quality backlinks is still one of the most effective components of a successful SEO strategy. But what does it take to do it right? 

In this article, we’ll look at what the link gap is, how to effectively close it, and the keys to outrank your competition through your link building efforts. 

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What I Learned Publishing 200+ Blog Posts on CXL

This is my last week at CXL. It’s bittersweet. I started on a Monday and published my first post on a Thursday. Since then, it’s been rinse and repeat for nearly two-and-a-half years.

In sum, I wrote 46 posts and edited another 156. That works out to about a half-million words and a new post every 4 days for 870 days.

Through it all, here’s what I figured out—and what I failed to solve.

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How to Analyze SERPs to Win Big in Rankings

Google is always changing how it displays search results. The starting point for any effective SEO strategy is understanding what Google chooses to show and why. Only then can you figure out what you need to create or adjust on your site to show up more often—and in higher positions. 

In this article, you’ll learn a key part of that process: analyzing SERPs. I’ll also show you how to apply your analysis to win more relevant clicks.

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3 Smart, Sustainable Ways to Monitor Your Organic Search Rankings

“Why don’t we rank first for [keyword]”? Every SEO analyst gets this question. And every business investing in SEO uses keyword rankings to judge performance.

Despite the flood of “organic rankings are dead” articles in recent years, I have yet to see a single business or agency that has given up on tracking keywords.

So are all those articles wrong? Or is everyone paying attention to the wrong metric? What makes sense when it comes to rank tracking in 2021 and beyond?

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