Category: seo
  • Backlinks: How to Analyse Competitors

    I’ve recently worked on a backlink audit that also focused on competitor’s backlink profiles. The results helped my client create a long-term strategy for obtaining backlinks from additional authoritative domains. I put together a list of steps that will be useful if you also are thinking to... Read more

  • How to Get the Most out of PageRank and Boost Rankings

    There are 100s of signals that help Google understand and rank content and one signal in particular, PageRank, is often not fully taken advantage of on large scale websites. Harnessing PageRank can provide the boost you need to gain traction in search results once you’ve covered some of the... Read more

  • Case study: How creative content increased traffic to key pages by 70% year on year

    As the year draws to a close we are looking back at the year’s greatest achievements. This case study dives into the metrics achieved in one of our most successful link-building campaigns and how they resulted in significant measurable benefits for Client X’s site. Client X has seen a dramatic... Read more

  • E-commerce SEO: guide on when to create and optimise new categories pages

    Without considering a website’s homepage, category pages on e-commerce sites generate most of your organic traffic - are any of you surprised by this statement? If this comes as a shock, I have bad news: you might need to reconsider your information architecture. If you have done your job right... Read more

  • An introduction to HTTP/2 for SEOs

    In the mid 90s there was a famous incident where an email administrator at a US University fielded a phone call from a professor who was complaining his department could only send emails 500 miles. The professor explained that whenever they tried to email anyone farther away their emails failed... Read more

  • How to rank for head terms

    Over the last few years, my mental model for what does and doesn’t rank has changed significantly, and this is especially true for head terms - competitive, high volume, “big money” keywords like “car insurance”, “laptops”, “flights”, and so on. This post is based on a bunch of real-world... Read more

  • 3 SEO Split Tests You Should Try

    Yes, split testing for SEO is a thing, and a powerful one at that. In How Split Testing Is Changing Consulting, Will sums up why high priority SEO changes linger in developer backlogs, and how we’re addressing these issues with our ODN platform that allows us to test and roll out these... Read more

  • Announcing Full-Funnel Testing - testing SEO and CRO at the same time

    Until now it’s not been possible to measure the impact of SEO and CRO at the same time. Today we’re proud to announce a new feature of Distilled’s Optimisation Delivery Network that we’re calling full funnel testing. Our ODN platform launched with a focus on SEO testing. You have probably thought... Read more

  • Marginal losses: the hidden reason your SEO performance is lagging

    Without a structured testing program, our experience shows that it’s very likely that most SEO efforts are at best taking two steps forward and one step back by routinely deploying changes that make things worse. Sign up if you’d like to receive SEO split testing case studies and more... Read more

  • What We Learned in August 2018: The Digital Marketing Month in a Minute

    Several fascinating findings were revealed in Ofcom’s annual review of the UK communications sector. Key takeaways include: On average, people in the UK spend the equivalent of a day online per week Facebook’s reach among 18-24 year-olds is in decline (by 4% YoY) The smartphone video advertising... Read more

  • Featured Snippets: Tips and tricks on reaching the top

    Most companies with a presence on Google will have an interest in appearing at the top of search results. Naturally then as SEOs, we are often asked how featured snippets can be acquired. If you’re currently working on winning some featured snippets, this blog post will give you some tips and... Read more

  • A Simple Approach to Optimizing Website Internal Linking Structure

    Having a great internal linking strategy is essential for a website’s success, both for user experience and for SEO. The ranking and indexing of a site depend on a number of factors, the layout of site’s structure via main navigation and on-page internal linking being some of the most important... Read more