Here are some notes I took during the SEO Audits session with Alan Bleiweiss and Bill Hartzer.
Bill Hartzer: SEO Audits from An Agency Perspective
Four basic steps to the audit Before You Begin - information neededAccess to the website and log file dataGoogle AnalyticsGoogle Search ConsoleBing Webmaster ToolsHistory - What SEO has been done in the pastList of Domains owned and controledList of CompetitorsAnything else (catchall)Gather DataReview content on the site and how the site is rankingLook at the data from analytics and website consoles (GSC/BWT)Save the data in places that make it easy to retrieve, crunch and reviewLook for subdomainsUse Screaming Frog, and don't forget to adjust the memory settings if the site is larger than 100K pagesWebsite log files can show you error issues that you can't see anywhere elseDon't forget to look at off page items like inbound links and suchUse WebPageTest.org to find issues with site download time issuesAnalyzeLook for obvious prob…
I'm happy to let the 2 or 3 of you who read about me here that I will be presenting at the next Pubcon event in Austin, Texas on February 21, 2018. My session will be "Entity Optimization" and I will present an updated version of the same deck I shared in Vegas last November. I've learned a few new things since November, and I'm glad to be able to share them.
I will also be moderating a session on Accelerated Mobile Pages in which Elena Legeros from Google will be presenting. This should also be an interesting session.
2016 marks a significant milestone in my career as a marketing technologist.
It was 20 years ago, in the Spring of 1996, when I built my first website. From the time I strung together my first HTML up to now it has been a fascinating, interesting, fun (for the most part) and challenging career.
In 1996 I was a non-commissioned officer in the Army. I was coming up on a year left in my contract and had already made the decision to leave military service for a civilian career. The problem was, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was trained as a Czech linguist and an intelligence analyst. While that in itself was a great career it didn’t really translate directly to a job on the outside.
Flashback Moving with a family while in the military in those days was a challenge. Most military communities didn’t have enough on-post housing available for the growing number of families. That made it necessary for many to seek homes off post. What would normally happen was that one member of the famil…