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Topical Authority is the New Keyword Research

Posted by Aki Balogh on Sep 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

When we talk about “authority” in SEO terms, most marketers’ thoughts go straight to link building. Links have historically been the No. 1 factor in building domain authority, and while that’s still the case to a degree, there’s a more effective and organic way of building your site’s authority that doesn’t require link building or turning to the dark side with black-hat techniques.

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Topics: Content Marketing, hummingbird, MarketMuse, semantic, SEO, topical authority, Topical Authority

What is “High-Quality Content,” and Why is It So Important for Your Business?

Posted by Rebecca Bakken on Mar 30, 2017 12:42:37 PM

Analytical marketers are obsessed with tracking metrics. As an industry, we’ve gotten very good at it. But when it comes to the more subjective elements of a content marketing strategy, like creating “high-quality content,” the to-do’s become a little more foggy.

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Topics: content, Content Marketing, high-quality content, quality content, SEO, Topical Authority

Panda-Proof Your Site by Focusing on Topical Authority

Posted by Aki Balogh on Nov 1, 2016 2:48:11 AM

As marketers know all too well, Google has been focused on cutting down web spam and rewarding high-quality content. As mentioned previously, Google rolled out the Hummingbird search engine update in 2013, putting an emphasis on Relevant Terms as the #2 factor determining Google PageRank. Another animal in Google's fearsome arsenal is the Panda; this post will focus on the Panda 4.0 update in late 2014.

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Topics: SEO, Topical Authority

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