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How to Trigger Featured Snippets in Google

Featured Snippets are highlighted text, video, or text and image content at the top of the page in selected search results. Some digital marketers also refer to the Featured Snippet as “Position Zero” because it sits at the top of the organic search results. Snippets that are informational text are displayed with slightly larger text […]

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Talking Google’s Long Term Thinking on The WP Minute

Recently my colleague Matt Medeiros, invited me to contribute a piece to his new project, The WP Minute. I wanted to share some observations on the long term direction that Google has had for it’s organic ranking algorithm. Specifically, I wanted to look at statements that the then-CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, made in 2008 […]

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Should Your Domain Name Match Your Business Name?

Consider global enterprise brands such as Google, General Electric, Duracell, Ford, Coca-Cola, and Netflix. One thing these brands have in common is you can type their brand name (as one word) into a web browser, add “.com”, and you end up on their website. Their branding is consistent, and the domain name of their website […]

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“Another Business Appears in Google For Our Company Name?”

An interesting viewer question came in: “My client has a website, when they Google their domain name, another website comes up instead of theirs. Why is this happening? How can we fix this?” Upon investigating, I found a few things out. I’ll keep the information anonymous, but you should get the idea. Website #1 is […]

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