Diggity Marketing Blog: SEO Testing Results & Case Studies
To put it simply, if your website’s technical SEO isn’t on point – you’re not going to rank well on Google.
Having great content and backlinks isn’t enough when it comes to ranking in the top positions of Google. If you really want to dominate the search engine results pages, you want to make sure that your website’s Technical SEO is perfect.
Conducting a full technical SEO audit can be a pretty daunting task.
Lucky for you, I’ve broken down each of these SEO elements and have provided helpful checklists and templates for you to follow.
The first quarter of the year is closing soon. Now is the time to think about what’s working, what isn’t, and how you’re going to end the year on top. In this roundup, we’ve got some great ideas on where you can find an edge.
First up is an abundance of case studies. The data has revealed some new ways to write the best headlines and how many google searches end without a click. You’ll also get to hear Google’s response to the research on clicks.
Next, you can upgrade your skills with the month’s top guides. You’ll learn how to recognize three under-utilized signals for SEO and how to use the Google knowledge graph to ensure your content features in answers.
At the end of the list, you’ll find some top news items. Google has announced a product reviews algorithm update, a fellow affiliate has achieved a $6 million exit, and Google has dropped the newest version of analytics. Also, we may be waiting longer for the core web vitals update. read more…
Want to improve your website speed and boost your site rankings? Looking to improve your sites Core Web Vitals? Are you confused by all the conflicting information out there on how to speed up your wordpress site?
Many people in Facebook groups claim to be speed experts when, in reality, they’ve optimized two or three sites. I see so much nonsense advice shared in those groups that I usually close the browser, shaking my head.
The advice is terrible to the point where some could do real damage to legitimate money making sites and businesses.
This is why I’ve put together this in-depth guide on Website Speed Optimization…
My team and I have optimized over 4000 sites since we started offering speed optimization as a separate service under our WPSpeedFix.com brand.
That’s a pretty decent sample size.
In this post, you will learn in detail the state of site speed optimization and where things stand today. You will find out how to speed up a website and, by the end, I’m hoping that you have some new insights you won’t find anywhere else on the web.
You will get a bunch of insights around site speed that will help you make improvements that shift the needle in a meaningful way.
The world is starting to get back to work with the shutdowns ending. If the last 30 days are any indication, the world of SEO is already back at full speed. Many great pieces have been published, and this roundup will carry you through some of the best.
First, we have a bumper crop of guides. We’ll start by looking at how to create linkable assets, what you need to know about Google Passage Ranking, and how beginners can approach link building. You’ll also learn about some pro email outreach strategies.
Next, we’ll look at some data studies that popped up last month. You’ll learn what the data says about the importance of topical authority and discover what’s possible with a look at the world’s most extensive list of content marketing examples.
At the end, you’ll find some of the biggest news drops in the last 30 days. Is Google adding dozens of new manual actions? Are they pulling back on featured snippets? Is SEO Andrew Ansley being extorted by a journalist who hates GoDaddy’s customer service? We’ll find out … read more…
After the flurry of activity that accompanies the acquisition of an affiliate site, you often hit maintenance mode.
You continue publishing content and building links, all while waiting for your SEO efforts to pay off.
I call this period the steady state.
Once you’ve initially poured a ton of resources into ranking your site and increasing your revenue, the steady state is a period of relative calm.
If you’re not seeing the immediate outcomes you’re hoping for, try to remain patient and stoic.
Keep your foot on the gas pedal and wait for the results to come.
In this month’s Project Cashflow, I’ll flesh out two of my favorite advanced keyword research techniques to help you spot what Google “likes,” and what’s working for your lower-authority competitors…
And how to translate that knowledge into easy wins.
I’ll also bring you up to speed on how all the SEO tactics we’ve deployed in previous months are impacting Project Cashflow’s performance to date.
Let’s get rolling…
The hardest part of SEO is waiting…
When you’ve done everything you can think of to make Google like your site better, it sometimes feels like all that’s left to do is sit tight and wait.
But your work as an SEO is never really done.
There are always additional steps you can take to increase your chances of ranking higher in the future.
Last month for Project Cashflow, we experimented with a 301 redirect from an aged domain to try and move the needle…
In Project Cashflow Month 3, you’ll learn about:
- Two more outside-the-box link building tactics
- Advanced E-A-T optimization
- Breadcrumb navigation and structured data
- and much, much more.
Have our previous SEO efforts started to bear fruit?
Stay tuned for the answers in Project Cashflow Month Three… read more…
SEO’s best minds are clearly back at work. An impressive set of articles were published this month, and this roundup will take you through the best of them…
We’ll open with some case studies. First, you’ll learn what three separate case studies have to say about what went down with the December 2020 update. After that, you’ll learn how many URLs you can “request indexing” for before you hit a limit.
Some fresh guides are next. They’ll teach you about the latest best practices for PBNs, how to find keywords without help from historical data, and how to analyze SERPs to rank more effectively.
Finally, we’ll look at the news. There was a search ranking algorithm update on January 28th that you shouldn’t miss, plus a Google-employee’s ruling on what does and doesn’t qualify as “duplicate content.” read more…
Search engine optimization (SEO) requires constant testing to be effective. If you don’t understand what changes drive growth (or why visitors respond the way they do), you’ll waste your time guessing at solutions while your competitors leave you in the dust.
In this post, you’ll learn what SEO testing entails, what challenges you’ll face while trying to collect actionable data from tools, and how to perform tests to improve your most important key performance indicators.
At the end of this post, you’ll see SEO testing’s potential through 3 of my recent test results that turn conventional SEO wisdom on its head.
First, let’s quickly define what SEO testing is and what forms it takes. read more…
If you’re like me, once you start building a new affiliate website or acquire an existing one, you do everything in your power to put the site in a position to succeed as fast as possible.
You might even call it a healthy obsession…
So last month’s case study was a monster — covering everything from the complete redesign of Project Cashflow to technical SEO, new content and content optimization, and our step-by-step process for hiring writers.
Project Cashflow Month Two is more about the incremental steps our team is taking to reach page one.
You’ll learn how I approach:
- Optimizing existing content for search and for conversion
- Creating new content to drive more traffic to your main money pages
- The value of patience when doing link building outreach in-house
- The link building power of expert roundups
- The 301 redirect link building method
- Turning the fallout from Google’s December core update into new opportunities
Roll up your sleeves — and let’s get to work. read more…
Are you looking to hit the ground running coming into the new year? You can, thanks to a fantastic SEO community that closed out the last year with some of their best work.
First up, some epic guides. They’ll teach you how to build links to the right pages, the best SEO practices in 2021, and how to use trend analysis to understand your audience.
Then, we’ve got three thick case studies. You’ll learn what an in-depth analysis can tell us about how search intent evolved in 2020 and the December core update. You’ll then see a breakdown of the sites that were the biggest winners and losers of the last core update.
We’ll close with the month’s news. You’ll get the latest on the second wave of the core update (and whether it’s finally over).