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How Google's Money Motivations are Driving Changes to Search

Hey Google, is it “Don’t Be Evil” or “Make as Much Money as Possible”? We talk so often about the What of SEO evolution that we sometimes forget about the Why. In this session, we’ll create a financial lens to analyze SEO and explore how Google's money motivations are driving four significant changes to search. By the end of this session, you’ll be able to tell if the algorithm was actually updated to make the search engine better or just to increase profitability, and how to adapt your strategies for the future.

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This module shares the lessons we have learned building a consulting business which will help you get things done whether you're a consultant or in-house. The main topics covered are personal productivity, team productivity, and managing clients and effecting change

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On-page optimization is the practice of ensuring the content of a page is set up to be relevant for the search queries being targeted. If the phrases you are hoping to rank for don’t appear on the page, it will be much more difficult to achieve your goals - making on-page optimization a crucial part of most SEO campaigns.