3 Surprising Lessons From Building 26,000 Links

Posted by KelseyLibert The Fractl team has worked on hundreds of content marketing projects. Along the way, we’ve kept track of a lot of data, including everywhere our client campaigns have been featured, what types of links each campaign attracted, and how many times each placement was shared. While we regularly look back on our […]

Penguin 4.0: Was It Worth The Wait?

Posted by Dr-Pete For almost two years (707 days, to be precise), one question has dominated the SEO conversation: “When will Google update Penguin?” Today, we finally have the answer. Google announced that a Penguin update is rolling out and that Penguin is now operating in real-time. September has been a very volatile month for […]

How to Appear in Google’s Answer Boxes – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish Featured snippets are the name of the rankings game. Often eclipsing organic results at the top of the SERPs, “ranking zero” or capturing an answer box in Google can mean increased clicks and traffic to your site. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains the three types of featured snippets and how you […]

What Web Dev Inadvertently Taught Me about SEO

Before Distilled, I was a Digital Producer (think: front end developer meets project manager) and worked on dozens of web development projects. So when I started my role at Distilled, I didn’t expect to discover that I’d been inadvertently practicing SEO in following guidelines that make websites accessible to most people. This is because, believe […]

How to Fix Crawl Errors in Google Search Console

Posted by Joe.Robison A lot has changed in the five years since I first wrote about what was Google Webmaster Tools, now named Google Search Console. Google has unleashed significantly more data that promises to be extremely useful for SEOs. Since we’ve long since lost sufficient keyword data in Google Analytics, we’ve come to rely […]

Should You Implement That New Google Feature?

Posted by dohertyjf I remember when I first started in SEO back in 2010 full-time. It feels like forever ago and yesterday at the same time. I was constantly plugged into the SEO Twitter firehose of information. I subscribed to the popular SEO blogs of the day, soaking up information about SEO that wasn’t even […]

Generate 100+ Blog Topic Ideas in Seconds

Posted by BrianChilds Coming up with blog titles and topics can be a struggle. Most small businesses aim to publish blogs 3-10 times a month and then use these blog articles to populate everything from newsletters to conversion funnels. When you publish content on a regular basis it’s easy to burn through your initial list […]

Google Is Grouping Keyword Volumes – What Does This Mean for SEO?

Posted by sam.nemzer As of June this year, Google is now grouping keyword volumes for similar keywords in Keyword Planner. I wanted to investigate whether or not this is having an impact on the pages that rank for these similar, grouped keywords. My hypothesis is that, given that Google is associating keywords closely enough to […]

How To Support Data with Real-Life Interviews – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by rcancino With all the data that today’s marketers can access, there’s often still no substitute for the quality of information you can get from interviewing real people. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, we welcome Rebekah Cancino — a partner at Phoenix-based Onward and #MozCon 2016 speaker — to teach us the whys and hows […]

5 Excellent Talks from the New Look BrightonSEO

Friday 2nd September was my introduction to the long-running BrightonSEO conference. As well as it being my first chance to really dive into the world of SEO beyond the walls of the Distilled offices, it was also the first BrightonSEO conference to take place at the Brighton Pavilion. Plus, my fellow distillers Will Critchlow and […]