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The SEOLeverage podcast helps you as a growing business to attract qualified visitors to your website via search marketing. Topics like SEO, Google Ads, Remarketing strategies, but also segmented social media and e-mail marketing find a place here. If you want to grow your online business, this is the show to follow! Your host, Gert Mellak, shares stories and findings from his fast growing SEO agency, and interviews top experts who provide actionable insights for your business growth. Check ...
 
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I am sure that you want to make sure that the time you spend working for your SEO is time really well allocated and invested, right? Just when we think that we are doing everything right, we are unaware that it was spent on some useless things that we think are good for SEO. But really the bottom line is with Google - what they think is relevant an…
 
Some people think that if they tweak and optimize their SEO campaign they will get almost instant results. The truth is, so many factors need to be considered why it takes quite some time, even months before an SEO campaign to get positive results. You cannot simply push out content and expect it to rank instantly on page one. To a very few, it can…
 
There is a difference in the overall content marketing strategy between SaaS companies and small to medium-sized businesses. Mostly it comes down to the budget the company has. For bigger companies, they would throw some significant budget at it for the first three to six months, see what's working and prove the value of this. Small-sized businesse…
 
Doing SEO experiments in a safe space is essential before actually rolling them out sitewide. Any change you will do on a website will have results that can have an impact on it, either on the positive or negative side. By doing the test, you minimize the risk while at the same time trying to leverage more SEO tactics and strategies that actually c…
 
Doing a migration is not that simple as it seems. Many things need to be considered because in doing SEO migrations a lot can go wrong in the process such as some contents can get lost or something can provoke your rankings to go down. It is important that you seek the advice of an expert to help you in the process of migration in order that the mo…
 
Even in such a competitive space like the tourism industry, a company can still have that lead provided it follows proven methodologies in the structure of the website. Added to it are the strategic placement of links and targeting of the right URLs, you will be able to see amazing results, such as getting on page one in ranking in Search and incre…
 
At first thought, when asked to choose between quantity and quality, you would choose the latter, wouldn't you? But it is definitely different with SEO especially if you are just starting to build up your site. How important quality versus quantity is really determined by what you want to achieve. There are also many factors to consider, but more i…
 
Most say that using email marketing is a hard strategy, but if you know how to use it the right way, it is really fun and easy. It's a way where you can connect with people, to put a personal touch in your branding and for people to relate with campaigns that are not really the core of your business. Gert has a very interesting conversation with tr…
 
A consultant, in general, is an expert on a particular field, and an SEO consultant is no different. They have expertise based on years of experience and proven methodologies working on SEO strategies for clients. It is imperative that you as a business owner and the SEO consultant you hire have mutual trust in one another. As a show of trust, you …
 
Long articles, although providing so many values, will not be beneficial if they remain unsearched for. They become stagnant and don't do absolutely anything for the website's traffic. In this short episode, Gert will provide useful advice on how to turn these long articles to mini-articles that will shine and be visible to respective search querie…
 
If you have someone doing the SEO for your business, it is of utmost importance that they know everything about your business. The insights that they have gathered on your business will serve as a guide for them to come up with strategies to leverage SEO for your lead generation, brand awareness or whatever goal you have in mind. Podcast Highlights…
 
If you are just relying on the traffic that goes into your website for people to buy your course, most likely you are missing out on the big opportunity to convert the traffic into someone actually buying. To even bring them into your website and have them choose to buy it at a higher price is a slim chance. You need to convert that traffic into ne…
 
What kind of content will bring in the right people to your business? This is often a hard question to start, more so if you are a service provider. Running out of content is a common predicament especially if your purpose in creating content is to publish it on social media. Very often, we lose sight of what kind of content will rank according to …
 
Relying on just one channel to offer your products and services may put you in a potential danger of not being searched and seen at all. People should be able to search for you right away because they have already set aside a time in finding the information they are searching for and to engage with your content. There are many other channels availa…
 
Now that your goal to make it to the top of Search Engine Results Pages for the products or services that you offer has been reached, can you stop doing SEO altogether and still keep your place in the rankings? Many may assume that once they have reached the top of the search engine rankings, the work is done. That is a very wrong assumption becaus…
 
Imagine, you wouldn't have to pay for Facebook ads or worry about Ad Spend and higher CPC costs. That would really be nice! All you have to do is maintain your SEO, build it up and make sure that free traffic can actually reach your site. SEO is very good for online course creators and in this episode you will learn how to use SEO to best amplify y…
 
When an SEO agency comes to you and guarantees to bring your website to page one in the different search engines, Google in particular, I would strongly advise you not to believe in the guarantees they are selling. It's really never guaranteed because you can't have control of the several elements that are present in the macro scenario. Look for an…
 
Getting people who would be a likely fit for your website and making them realize that is relevant to them is really very hard to do. Consumers these days are increasingly choosing businesses based on their experiences with them and in order to maintain search rankings, you’ll need to focus on user experience. The conversation between Gert Mellak a…
 
Scaling your site is an important process you must undertake if you want to 10x your business. The goal of this episode is to give you useful insight into how you can scale your website through content optimization and link building. Nevertheless, before we think of scaling your website, will you be even able to handle it when your business is alre…
 
Very often how your article is structured is the reason why users are not encouraged to read and will therefore, leave your website and look for another one that will pick up their interest. Sometimes you may have a very good article, but your headline is not enticing enough or that the information the users are looking for are further down to the …
 
If your site is currently on page 2 of Google ranking, it means that you are doing something right with your page, however, it does not mean that you have to be content being on page 2. Remember that Google wants to make searchers happy and your goal is to provide the best user experience to them. There are things that you can do to analyze what yo…
 
People go to Google or other search engines because they are looking to find a solution to their problem or get some answers to their questions. It is, therefore, important to find the right strategy to improve your lead magnet in order to increase your prospects, conversion rates, and revenues. In this episode of SEO Leverage Podcast, you will get…
 
Take a look at the visual of the bubbly champagne flowing seamlessly from glass to glass down to the bottom. This is the same concept for the links that flow through your site, following the pathways created by internal links. Like most websites the majority of the inbound links should be pointing to your home page. That means you need to ensure th…
 
Many efforts to generate leads through SEO are done incorrectly. One of these is through email marketing strategies that are too salesy and pushy, which oftentimes turn people off. That is why emails with this kind of content just sit in the inbox of email recipients. When used in a nurturing approach, email can be a powerful marketing strategy. Th…
 
If you want to increase your leads and convert, it is necessary that the call to action is clear and visible to the people viewing your website. Whether it may be placed on a sticky header, sticky footer, or buttons across the article, people want to feel connected to the lead magnet in order for them to take the next step, to say yes, or to want t…
 
People don't want the feeling of being pushed into purchasing something. They want to do it freely as their own decision. While ads are interesting and it may work sometimes for people to take action, they would rather do their own research. A research based on necessity will more likely get people ready for the moment to take the next step and tha…
 
In order to get our sites ranked in Google, we should optimize them according to the searcher task accomplishment. People really want results that satisfy the query or be fulfilled when they have learned how to do what they're trying to do. It is important to have this in mind in the content creation process to ensure that the users arriving at you…
 
Is it really necessary to publish or do an update to your blog posts on a weekly basis? In this episode of SEO Leverage Podcast, Gert outlines how to determine when to refresh or prune your already published articles. If your concern is to drive more traffic to your website by publishing more often, that is wrong. In fact, Google doesn't really car…
 
The importance of link building in every SEO campaign cannot be overstated. They always go hand-in-hand, but you need to ensure that the links are of high quality or originate from relevant, trustworthy sites. When you add link building into your SEO campaign, you should be ready to continue link building after you start doing it, so that it will e…
 
The length of an article depends largely on what will make Google users happy. Imagine if the search or the query is just for the conversion of centimeters to inches or perhaps, asking for the actual height of Eiffel Tower, people don't need a full article on that information. Those are transactional queries. In contrast, if the search is more in-d…
 
Choosing the right marketing strategies can be quite confusing for someone who is just starting out. What will you focus on first to get better results? Or the better question is, which is better SEO or Google Ads? SEO is often the first thing people try because unlike Google Ads or Facebook Ads, it's free. But if you really aren't aware of how SEO…
 
Creating engaging video content for social media is a very good marketing tool business owners are incorporating to their marketing strategies these days. It’s an effective form of marketing strategy that can lead and convert people to become ideal clients. It sets you apart from your competitors, in that you create an authority figure to yourself …
 
Even if your content does not have ranking pages linked to it, you may still find your content come up in the first 10 or 20 pages in Google, BUT having backlinks is equally as important if not more so. In fact, you have a better vantage point in having relevant backlinks that will point to your site. The more relevant a link is, the more weight it…
 
A content hub is like a centralized destination for all your ideas, information that you have researched in advance, high-quality content that you can structure or organize to topics and subtopics, and contains words and phrases that will rank according to Google's metrics. There are definitely significant SEO benefits to creating a content hub suc…
 
In order to gain traffic to your podcast, it all starts with the end in mind. Your goal is really for people to find the information they are looking for and consume it as quickly as possible. Much work is needed in research and into creating the content even before you hit record. Not only do you want your podcast to gain traffic from various stre…
 
SEO is definitely one of the main pillars behind a successful and balanced digital marketing strategy. Search Engine Optimization done with the most strategic approach will bring more traffic to your website and the higher your ranking is, the more searchers will trust that your website is a credible source. As the landscape of digital marketing ch…
 
The out of the box WordPress Builder has been a very popular website building platform, but it’s interface is really not user-friendly when editing for layouts and themes. It is for this reason why new page builders were developed, to help with the visual functionality of the website and into making the website faster. Whether you are choosing to b…
 
SEO is definitely one of the most important tactics if you want your website to rank in Google search or any other search engines. To begin with, the question of whether it is a necessary evil seems quite out of place. Better yet, strike out the word evil because SEO really does more good than harm. To some extent, we see that SEO even outweighs pa…
 
The use of artificial intelligence is already being used in some industries like banking and finance, retail, telecommunications, so it is no surprise that it is now inching its way into copywriting. So how does this come into play for copywriters and content creators? Is AI going to replace their jobs soon? Whatever tools there are, you really CAN…
 
Writing SEO content is very different from writing content for social media or other platforms. Your goal in writing SEO content is to attract visitors to your blog, to your website, and to actually rank on Google. There should be a conscious effort to understand how users will behave on your site, what they need, and how fast they got what they ar…
 
The importance of SEO to e-commerce has proven evident over the years, and membership sites have been one of those to benefit from it. When your business relies on membership, your next step should be to strategically focus on SEO in order to send traffic to your website. There is a greater possibility of converting visitors to paying members versu…
 
Blogging is a popular way for businesses to capture prospective clients' attention. Most of them, though, are unaware they are losing traction and getting less traffic to their websites because of the recent Google algorithm update. In order to drive traffic to your website, you must stay on top of your game and start leveraging SEO for your blogs.…
 
A website that appeals to visitors correlates with high search engine rankings. Without SEO, it’s hard to say how we would ever find websites, businesses, or the information we seek on a daily basis. If your business has a website, SEO is important and based on the way search engines are developing, it’s unlikely that SEO will lose importance any t…
 
While SEO is only a part of the overall marketing campaign, its importance cannot be understated, as it helps propel the campaign toward its goal. We must understand, as well, the difference between strategy and tactics, since most of the time, these two concepts are confused. Which is the blueprint and which is the implementing tool? We'll dive in…
 
The long hours it takes to implement an SEO campaign will determine the success of your business. SEO involves many roles working in sync, so if you attempt to do it alone, you are wasting time that you could be using to focus on your expertise and further develop your business. In this episode of SEO Leverage, you will learn about the importance o…
 
Calculating for the Return of Investment in SEO is much more complicated than computing for your annual financial statements. You have to consider several attributes like conversions and the timing element. It is measured over a long-term period; it is a long-term strategy unlike in regular financial statements where it is computed on an annual bas…
 
Publishing an article should be an activity that should have a focused consideration of many things in order for it to rank. Content that rank is very important for a website in order to secure the traffic that will convert readers to either buying your products and services, become a loyal customer and cause them to keep coming back to your websit…
 
Content writing is not really for your own consumption, you don't write because you think it is interesting. You create content for your website because you want to bring in more traffic to your site and for it to RANK. Traffic is very important because it can mean more people to inquire about your products and services and then eventually end up a…
 
Looking into our competitors' website does not mean we are going to copy what's working for them, but more of analyzing what they have been doing. It's called competitive research and included in it is to look for their weak points, as well. From the information you have gathered you can come up with a game plan, and leverage on it for better proce…
 
Success in life can be measured in so many ways. Depending on what your goal is, success is being able to achieve that goal. It's the same thing with SEO success. It can also be defined in so many ways, but in order to know if the SEO campaign is successful or not, it depends largely on your goal. It is important for your SEO agency and for your en…
 
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