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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

How PornHub Is Bringing its A-Game (SFW)

July 23rd, 2014 - Posted by Javier Sanz to Social Media and Branding

This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community.
The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz.

Editor's note: While the images in this post are free of graphic content, there are many suggestive references to potentially objectionable material.

It has come to my attention how PornHub is marketing itself. It is one of the biggest pornographic websites, and I have no idea who is behind their online marketing strategy, but hats off to their team because they're stepping up the porn websites' game to the next level.

Let me detail here some of their latest actions and you will understand why I'm so impressed.

A bit of context: porn still seen as taboo?

'The Internet has taken porn mainstream' stated Aurora Snow, a retired porn star when EJ Dickson, editor from The Daily Dot asked her about sexting and amateur porn as causes that have contributed to not see porn as a taboo.

In her interview, in which the main topic covered is her participation as speaker in a conference at Harvard, she points out how many porn industry A-list names have jumped to commercial and mainstream channels ('James Deen is in a movie with Lindsay Lohan, Sasha Grey is on Entourage'). It's totally OK if you don't know any of these names, but it can give you an idea on how p0rn is now more accepted in our society.

Mobile first: unlimited videos... but only for mobile devices

Global mobile traffic reached almost 800,000 Terabytes just during last year 2013 and it's estimated to double that figure in the current year, according to the research provided by Statista/Cisco. If that wasn't enough, increase of smartphone ownership went from 35% in 2011 to 56% in May 2013 (source).

How Do I Successfully Run SEO Tests On My Website? - Whiteboard Friday

July 25th, 2014 - Posted by Rand Fishkin to Advanced SEO and Whiteboard Friday

By now, most of us have gotten around to doing testing of some sort on our websites, but testing specifically for SEO can be extremely difficult and requires extra vigilance. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains three major things we need to think about when performing these tests, and offers up several ideas for experiments we all can run!

For reference, here's a still of this week's whiteboard!

Here's Your Syllabus: Everything a Marketer Needs for Day 1 of an MBA

July 28th, 2014 - Posted by Will Critchlow to Business Practices

The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.

A few years ago, I wrote a post on my personal blog about MBA courses. I have a great deal of respect for the top-flight MBA courses based, in part, on how difficult I found the business-school courses I took during my graduate degree. I'm well aware of the stereotypes prevalent in the startup and online worlds, but I believe there is a lot of benefit to marketers having a strong understanding of how businesses function.

Recently, I've been thinking about how to build this into our training and development at Distilled; I think that our consultative approach needs this kind of awareness even more than most.

This post is designed to give you the building blocks needed to grow your capabilities in this area. Think of it as a cross between a recommended reading list and a home study guide.

Personal development: a personal responsibility

I've written before about the difference between learning and training, and how I believe that individuals should take a high degree of ownership over their own development. In an area like this, where it's unlikely to be a core functional responsibility, it's even more likely that you will need to dedicate your own time and effort to building your capabilities.

Start with financial basics

I may well be biased by my own experiences, but I believe that, by starting with the financial fundamentals, you gain a deeper understanding of everything that comes afterwards. My own financial education started before high school:

My dad used to give me simple arithmetic tasks based around the financials of his own business before I was old enough to be allowed to answer the phone (when my voice broke!)At college, I took some informal entrepreneurial courses as well as elected to study a few hardcore mathematical finance subjects during grad schoolAfter college, I worked as a "consultant" (really, a developer) for a financial software company and got my first real introduction to P&Ls, general ledgers, balance sheets, and so forthBefore starting Distilled, I worked as a management consultant and learnt to build financial models and business cases (though the most memorable lesson of this era is that big businesses just have more zeros in the model

Unraveling Panda Patterns

July 29th, 2014 - Posted by Bill Slawski to Advanced SEO and Search Engines

The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.

This is my first official blog post at, and I'm going to be requesting your help and expertise and imagination.

I'm going to be asking you to take over as Panda for a little while to see if you can identify the kinds of things that Google's Navneet Panda addressed when faced with what looked like an incomplete patent created to identify sites as parked domain pages, content farm pages, and link farm pages. You're probably better at this now then he was then.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Using Modern SEO to Build Brand Authority

July 30th, 2014 - Posted by Jason Acidre to Advanced SEO and Branding

The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.

It's obvious that the technology behind search engines' ability to determine and understand web entities is gradually leaning towards how real people will normally perceive things from a traditional marketing perspective.

The emphasis on E-A-T (expertise, authoritativeness, trustworthiness) from Google's recently updated Quality Rating Guide shows that search engines are shifting towards brand-related metrics to identify sites/pages that deserve to be more visible in search results.

Online branding, or authority building, is quite similar to the traditional SEO practices that many of us have already been accustomed with.

Building a stronger brand presence online and improving a site's search visibility both require two major processes: the things you implement on the site and the things you do outside of the site.

The Month Google Shook the SERPs

July 31st, 2014 - Posted by Dr. Peter J. Meyers to Local SEO, Advanced SEO and Search Engines

As a group, we SEOs still tend to focus most of our attention on just one place

How to Be TAGFEE when You Disagree

July 31st, 2014 - Posted by Lisa-Mozstaff to Marketing Psychology and Business Practices

On being TAGFEE

I'm a big advocate of the TAGFEE culture at Moz. It's one of the big reasons I joined the team and why I stay here. I also recognize that sometimes it can be hard to practice it in "Real Life." 

How, for instance, can I be both authentic AND fun when I tell Anthony how angry I am that he took the last two donuts? I can certainly be transparent and authentic, but, anger and confrontation...where does that get fun?

But those times when you need to be authentic