Knowledge Graph Eats Featured Snippets, Jumps +30%

Posted by Dr-PeteOver the past two years, we've seen a steady and substantial increase in Featured Snippets on Google SERPs. In our 10,000-keyword daily tracking set, Featured Snippets have gone from about 5.5% of queries in November 2015 to a recent high of just over 16% (roughly tripling). Other data sets, with longer tail searches, have shown even higher prevalence. Near the end of October … [Read more...]

How to Do a Keyword-Driven Content Audit (with Keyword Explorer)

Posted by Dr-PeteAs content marketers, we frequently suffer from What Have You Done For Me Lately Syndrome (WHYDFMLS). As soon as we're done with one piece of content, we're on to the next one, barely stopping to check analytics for a couple of days. Analytics themselves are to blame, in part. Our default window into traffic-based analytics is somewhere in the realm of 30 days, leading us to … [Read more...]

Announcing 5 NEW Feature Upgrades to Moz Pro’s Site Crawl, Including Pixel-Length Title Data

Posted by Dr-PeteWhile Moz is hard at work on some major new product features (we're hoping for two more big launches in 2017), we're also working hard to iterate on recent advances. I'm happy to announce that, based on your thoughtful feedback, and our own ever-growing wish lists, we've recently launched five upgrades to Site Crawl. 1. Mark Issues as FixedIt's fine to ignore issues that don't … [Read more...]

Aren’t 301s, 302s, and Canonicals All Basically the Same? – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Dr-PeteThey say history repeats itself. In the case of the great 301 vs 302 vs rel=canonical debate, it repeats itself about every three months. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Dr. Pete explains how bots and humans experience pages differently depending on which solution you use, why it matters, and how each choice may be treated by Google. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a … [Read more...]

Mastering Google Search Operators in 67 Easy Steps

Posted by Dr-Pete #kwd1 border: 2px solid #53bce7; padding: 3px 12px Any SEO worth their sustainably harvested pink Himalayan salt knows that Google offers a variety of advanced search operators – special commands that take you above and beyond regular text searches. Learning search operators is a bit like learning chess, though. It's easy to memorize how each piece moves, but that's about 1% of … [Read more...]

7 Days After Mobilegeddon: How Far Did the Sky Fall?

Posted by Dr-PeteEven clinging to the once towering bridge, the only thing Kayce could see was desert. Yesterday, San Francisco hummed with life, but now there was nothing but the hot hiss of the wind. Google’s Mobilegeddon blew out from Mountain View like Death’s last exhale, and for the first time since she regained consciousness, Kayce wondered if she was the last SEO left alive. We have a … [Read more...]