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Emery Ross Emery is an inbound marketing specialist in search engine optimization and content writing. She earned a Master of Arts in rhetoric and composition from Boise State University. In her free time she writes about birds (mostly geese).

What Really Matters to Google in 2021

Posted by Emery Ross on Mar 4, 2021 11:00:52 AM

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Keeping up with Google can sometimes be tricky—the search engine giant is constantly updating in an effort to improve searcher experience. They are not always forthcoming about what sorts of changes are in the works, nor do they give away any behind-the-scenes info that illuminates why or how they evaluate any one specific thing. Instead, we get the occasional blog post about core updates or changes to Ads, in addition to Q&A sessions with people like John Mueller, Google's Search Advocate, or Danny Sullivan, Search Liaison. Rarely is anything concrete, and sometimes info feels contradictory to best practices or what SEOs actually see in their work. 

Diagnosing Website Traffic Drops

Posted by Emery Ross on Nov 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM

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Whether a sudden or slow drop over time, when your website traffic dips, it can be frustrating. It can be especially frustrating when you can’t figure out why. The truth is, there are many reasons why web traffic can take a dive, and it can take a little detective work to understand what’s happening. While the answer may not always be clear, there are some things you can research to see if you can make a diagnosis.

Your Guide to Google Search Console

Posted by Emery Ross on Aug 3, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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Google Search Console (GSC) is one of the best free tools out there for SEO. In fact, if you only use one tool, let it be this one. That's because Google Search Console is all about organic search. GSC offers insights into impressions and traffic, and it's where you'll see issues Google has identified regarding page speed, AMP, or indexing. And, if you've received a manual penalty, you'll find that out here.

The Best Google Tools for Web Marketing

Posted by Emery Ross on Apr 20, 2020 7:45:00 AM

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The tools you use for web marketing and website management are important, and there are so many of them out there for you to use. Most people find a few that become favorites and typically end up paying for at least one. However, Google offers a variety of tools for free that you should absolutely check out.