What Are Natural Language Queries and Featured Snippets and Why Do They Matter?

When it comes to search engine optimization there’s one very important thing to always keep in mind: Google doesn’t like cute, Google likes clarity.  When writing any online content, whether it’s for your blog, about us page, store or resources, you must always consider the Google gods, and craft your content accordingly. While “writing for […]

Why Every Organization Should Care About Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Every once in a while, a client or prospect will tell me their organization doesn’t care about search engine optimization (SEO). Why? I get these reasons: The organization targets a very specific, very niche set of audiences. The organization has a defined universe and they are largely known to the association and vice versa. The […]

The Promise of Universal Analytics: Custom Dimensions Can Show Who Is Visiting and What They Are Doing

Much has been written about about Google Analytics (GA), which is now Universal Analytics. When you upgrade your account to Universal Analytics, a whole new world of reporting becomes available, including enhanced e-commerce reports, a more flexible tracking code that lets you track visitors across their devices (e.g., when people visit your website on a […]

The Personalized, Social Web or Why Your Organization Needs a Social Sharing Strategy

SEO (search engine optimization) changed forever when Google integrated Google+ into its Google search results a few weeks ago. Basically, Google is now personalizing (to a much greater degree than before) its search results, based on the links and +1 recommendations of people in your Google+ network. Check out the example below. I did a […]