SEOs Know Things about UX: Here's How to Prove it

Posted by Kristina Kledzik

As a human being currently using the internet, you have opinions about online user experience. The problem is, everyone's experience is going to be different based on their expectations. So although you, as a Moz blog reader and probably an internet connoisseur, may have some very good ideas about making your company's or client's site easier to use for the majority of visitors, there's a good chance that your boss or client will disagree with you. 

Organic Search Accounts for Up to 64% of Website Traffic [STUDY]

Inspired by Groupon deindexing itself from Google and finding 60 percent of their direct traffic was actually organic search, Conductor reveals data showing that organic search is actually responsible for driving 64 percent of traffic to websites.

Google Panda: Understanding the Technical Inner Workings

How does Google's Panda algorithm work? No doubt things have changed since the Panda patent was written, but it provides some valuable insight in URL- and group-level ranking factors to consider, and how to avoid and overcome Google's Panda.

Does SEO Boil Down to Site Crawlability and Content Quality? - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish

We all know that keywords and links alone no longer cut it as a holistic SEO strategy. But there's still plenty outside our field who try to "boil SEO down" to a naively simplistic practice - one that isn't representative of what SEOs need to do to succeed. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand champions the art and science of SEO and offers insight into how very broad the field really is.

For reference, here's a still of this week's whiteboard!

SERPS Vacancy for the Phrase: “SEO”

First page listing on Google for the phrase “SEO”. Free to deserving candidate. One careful owner. Over the next few months, Majestic will be migrating their brand from Majestic SEO to Majestic, and importantly we will also be migrating our website over to Majestic.com. That will undoubtedly mean an opening will become available in the […]

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Author Photos are Gone: Does Google Authorship Still Have Value?

Posted by MarkTraphagen

On June 25, 2014, Google's John Mueller made a
shocking announcement: Google would be removing all author photos from Google search results. According to the MozCast Feature Graph, that task was fully accomplished by June 29.

In this post I will:

Advanced Local Citation Audit & Clean Up: Achieve Consistent Data & Higher Rankings

Posted by Casey_Meraz

Ian Mills: 7 Small Business SEO Tips From the Experts

As a small business owner you need to consider one simple but very important fact. When people perform a search in a major search engine for your products or services only one of two outcomes is possible: they will find your website, or they will find your competitors.

Why Mobile Matters - Now

Posted by Dr-Pete

Having built an online business during the dot-com boom and bust, I’ve always been a bit skeptical about the mobile revolution. Every year since the late 90s, we’ve heard that this would be “The Year” for mobile. In the past year, though, my skepticism has been challenged by a wide range of data, and I no longer believe that the mobile web is simply a miniature desktop. This post is an in-depth analysis of why I think online marketers need to start paying attention to mobile now.

Google’s “Mobile First” Shift