8 Ways to Find Competitor Backlinks Using Alexa’s Backlink Tool

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Backlinks are a critical component of any SEO strategy. While it may be okay to have links from a variety of sources, it’s much better if a high proportion of them come from sites in your industry. It’s also important that the links come from sites trusted by Google – non-spammy, real websites linking to your site because you have good and/or relevant content that they want to share with their readers. Continue reading

How the Pros Turn Marketing Analytics Into Effective Marketing Strategies

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Smart marketers make informed decisions based on data gathered from analytics platforms and processes.

Yet far too few marketers have a firm grip on their analytics. A whopping 87% of marketers consider data the most underutilized asset in marketing organizations, according to the 2015 Global Data-Driven Marketing Survey by Teradata. Continue reading

How to Create (and Complete) an SEO Audit Report for Your Clients

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The first step in working with a new SEO client is creating an SEO audit report.  

An SEO audit helps you evaluate the current state of the client’s site and create a roadmap for improvements. You can see where the client is succeeding, failing, and making mistakes. And in the process, you get the information you need to create a client-facing document that describes problems and what you will do to fix them. Continue reading