While ranking on the first page of Google is certainly an accomplishment, there is one thing that seems to elude many marketers: getting the coveted featured snippet.
The featured snippet on Google is a short web snippet that appears at the top of the search results, before the link to the first result. It can also appear in the “People Also Ask” section.
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I've seen first hand in my 10+ years of SEO work how much these featured snippets can help expand reach. Here's a quick example from Event Vesta where I've helped our blog search traffic climb to 1k+ per month in qualified visitors after one year.
This example is just to show the newer, expanded featured snippets, and how those work. It's for the search term "how to sell sponsorships,"
The featured snippet is prominent and in-your-face, leading to a much higher click-through rate. Landing in the featured snippet also leads to many more organic backlinks and local citations.
Google’s algorithms use several factors to determine which articles have information that would make an excellent featured snippet. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll land in the featured snippet, optimizing your blog post for it will significantly increase the chances of it happening.
Here are eight ways to optimize your content for featured snippets. Do this in every article you publish, and you have a pretty good chance of landing in at least some featured snippets.
With over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, I've watched as the Google search algorithm has made thousands of changes.
To someone like me, tracking all these changes are fun. However, for most small business owners or startup founders search engine optimization (SEO) can be a minefield of outdated or irrelevant information.
There are only two basic things you need to understand about SEO as a small business owner or new startup founder.
1. How to choose keywords.
2. Labeling your site and content for those keywords.
3. Earning backlinks around those keywords.
This post is going to focus entirely on #3.
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In this episode, I was asked to be a guest and discuss stress relief for business owners. We talked about how you can make work less stressful for yourself and your employees. We also talked about how prioritization and less stress can make your company more effective.
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Keywords are... dare we say "key" to understanding how people find your website and see your online ads.
One of the most cost effective strategies for financial advisors to reach new clients is search engine optimization (SEO). This can be done yourself, by your webmaster, or a specialized marketing agency.
Creating content (blog posts or landing pages) that are targeted towards these keywords or long-tail variations on these keywords will bring you more clients than posting on Facebook or Twitter IF you do it right.
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