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Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — February 2020

Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — February 2020

By now, most of us have shaken off the fog of the holidays and are really leaning into what we want to make out of this year.

If you’re ready to buckle down and break your own records, this roundup is for you. Almost every item here points you to something you can upgrade, tweak, or optimize in your current campaigns—right now.

It begins with a beefy set of guides. They’ll teach you how to write superior outreach emails, how to scale organic traffic (but not with blog posts), how to launch content market campaigns without missing a detail, and how NLP is changing everything.

After that, our case studies will give you an in-depth look at the state of your Affiliate SERPs in 2020, how your blogging needs to evolve and whether LSI keywords work the way you’ve been told they do.

Finally, don’t miss the top SEO headlines of the last month. There are new changes to snippets, odd traffic trends around the massive Forbes website, and a report that Google is backtracking on its desktop search results redesign.

There’s plenty to get to, so let’s dive right in. First, how much do you think you could increase your outreach with just a simple hack? read more…

Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — January 2020

Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — January 2020

A new year may be upon us, but we’re not quite done reflecting on the last one just yet. It was filled with news and advice you need to know if you’re involved in SEO or affiliate marketing.

What news was that? Well, have I got a roundup for you.

We’ll start with the top guides. In this month’s collection, you’ll find a beefy guide to SEO in 2020 and a list of mistakes to avoid when managing an outreach team. You’ll also learn from well-illustrated examples of successful amazon affiliate sites and content.

After that, make sure you catch the month’s most intriguing case studies. Learn what the research has to say about where blogging is going, the meaning of last year’s biggest trends, and how one source says you can come out as a winner of every algorithm update.

Finally, we get to the headlines. Google made some important announcements last month that are definitely worth checking out. They include a report on all the biggest search trends, a clarification on when to disavow unwanted links, and the rollout of neural matching to all local searches.

Let’s start with Backlinko’s huge guide to SEO in 2020. read more…

Case Study: Should you Put Display Ads on Affiliate Websites?

Case Study: Should you Put Display Ads on Affiliate Websites?

You like money, right? Do you like cashing in a second time on websites and content you’ve already developed? I sure do, that’s why I designed a case study to determine whether it’s possible to turn a healthy affiliate site into a better earner by monetizing it through display ads.

I get it, you’re immediately skeptical, right?

Of course, you are. Multiple income streams are always awesome, but why would you ever monetize a site in a way that might get in the way of how it pays you now? Most affiliate marketers shun ads because their sites make money by drawing people directly to affiliate links, not ads. 

People on the affiliate side rightfully ask: Won’t ads distract people away from the links to my affiliate products? Won’t I lose the precious trust of my readers? Will my site load slower?

Those concerns are exactly what I set out to test in this latest case study.

In the following article, you’re going to learn what effect the introduction of ads had on load time, traffic, earnings, and other site growth factors.

Finally, you’ll walk away with a definitive answer on if display ads are a valuable addition to your affiliate content sites.

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Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — December 2019

Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — December 2019

‘Tis the season of giving, and I’m getting started early. No need to listen for reindeer on the rooftop, because I’ve got a bag of gifts rights here.

Inside is everything you need to catch up on the last month in SEO.

Some informative guides from the last month are up first. Discover and dive into ten free keyword research tools (that aren’t Google Planner), my video review of my friend’s site Survival Front, and a breakdown of why you don’t need to worry about voice optimization—yet.

Then, mix up some egg nog and brandy and settle in with the month’s comprehensive case studies. You’ll learn what the data says about whether you’re making SEO too complicated, and whether you should be using GA or GSA for the most accurate image search traffic readings.

Finally, throw out the nog and boil some fresh water, because this month’s news is going to be all about sippin’ the tea . Learn about Google’s human “help” and how they feel about absolute vs. relative internal links. Then, enjoy an insider’s perspective on what went down at Chiang Mai SEO Conference 2019.

Now, let’s pull the wrapping paper off these guides. First is a guide by the Ahrefs team about the best free keyword planners. read more…

Matt Diggity’s Favorite Purchases of 2019

Matt Diggity’s Favorite Purchases of 2019

Another year comes to a close and it’s about that time to start thinking about the rewards you’d like to give others, or even yourself for your hard work.

Continuing with tradition, I’d like to share a list of the best products and services I’ve purchased in 2019.

These will cover the categories of business, personal, and books that have significantly made an impact on my year.

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Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — November 2019

Diggity Marketing SEO News Roundup — November 2019

The year’s almost over. Did you accomplish all of your SEO goals?

If you want to make one last big move before we ring in the next year, this roundup is your guide. It features loads of advice that you can convert directly into optimization action plans.

First, dive into the month’s most interesting data experiments. You’ll get to peek behind the veil of the recent core updates, discover how snippets change across devices and gain SEO insights from HTML trends.

Next, hone your competitive edge with the month’s most important guides. Learn about the latest techniques for ranking an eCommerce store, the linkable assets that you should be building and how to speed up stubborn URL migrations.

Finally, there’s a lot of news out that could mean big things for you and your clients. If you like to be prepared, don’t miss these messages from Google, one journalist’s warning about BERT mania and some big predictions for SEO in 2020.

Let’s start with a recent 2019 update, and what we know now. read more…