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Spice up your SEO strategy with HubSpot

By 
Liron Ramot
, 12/12/2023

Optimizing your website for search engines is crucial. Explore how HubSpot’s SEO Marketing Software simplifies the process. From SEO recommendations to content strategy creation and seamless integration, HubSpot streamlines your SEO efforts. Leverage its tools to define target audiences, research topics, and organize keywords.

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You’ve peppered your website content with all the keywords you want to rank for. Yet your site still isn’t appearing in Google search rankings, not to mention Bing. It may be time to rethink your SEO strategy. A quick reminder: SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It primarily drives two things: rankings and visibility — and it helps you position your brand throughout the entire buyer’s journey. When you plug your keyword into a search engine, it brings up a Search Engine Results Page (SERP). What happens next has a lot to do with how well your site is optimized for SEO. To ask an existential question: If your company doesn’t rank on the first ten search results, does it even exist in the mind of your potential buyer?

How is your website ranked?

Google’s algorithm changes daily, but as a general rule of thumb, it ranks your website on three main factors: on-page SEO, off-page SEO, and technical SEO.
  • On-page SEO — covers three key areas:
    • High-quality content (the heart of on-page SEO)
    • HTML (source code including page titles, headers, meta descriptions, image alt-text, and more),
    • and site architecture elements (such as page URLs, internal linking, and more).
  • Off-page SEO — social sharing, external linking, and more.
  • Technical SEO — structured data, site, speed and mobile readiness.
There are many quick actions you can carry out to improve your search engine rankings such tweaking title tags, image tags, internal link structure, and inbound links, to name but a few. However, to significantly improve your results, you need to carry out an SEO audit. Based on your findings, you’ll need to build a comprehensive SEO strategy that includes on-page strategies (which use intent-based keywords) and off-page strategies (which earn inbound links from other websites). If all that sounds a little daunting, here’s the good news. You don’t have to do the heavy lifting. HubSpot’s put together a free kit on how to run an SEO audit including an SEO template, audit checklist, and 9-step guide.

Don’t procrastinate, automate!

Why waste time, money and manual work when HubSpot SEO Marketing Software does it all for you? It can help you plan your SEO strategy, optimize your content, and measure ROI in three key steps:
  1. Get SEO recommendations to optimize your site- Obtain recommendations ranked in order of priority which show which optimizations will have the biggest impact
  2. Create an optimized content strategy to build search authority- Obtain topic suggestions based on relevance, competition, and popularity and create high quality content around your core topics
  3. Integrate your SEO software with HubSpot’s content management tools- Obtain search keyword data, choose canonical URLs, get estimates on which topics will yield organic traffic gains, and track key topics on your dashboard

Get topical!

As the SEO project leader, you need to decide on each page’s target audience, goal, topic, and target keywords and phrases. HubSpot’s SEO tools make it easy to research and organize topics and subtopic keywords based on your company’s areas of expertise, which serve as the foundation for all the content you create for your website. Creating relevant and up-to-date content helps your website get indexed more accurately by search engines such as Google, which analyze keyword phrases in your content, title, meta description, hyperlinks, and more.  

Key tips to getting started with SEO

  • Crawl your website, conduct an SEO audit, and define your site architecture.
  • Establish a value proposition for every page and review and edit your content accordingly
  • Target your audience for that specific page (if it differs according to market segment, application, or product category)
  • Update your URLs, page titles, and meta descriptions.
  • Making sure that your keyword/s are included in your URL and are used throughout the page
  • Incorporate and optimize relevant visual content
  • Add internal and external links

Why use HubSpot for SEO?

If haven’t yet made our case for why HubSpot takes the pain out of SEO and adds the gain, here are a few more good reasons to check it out: You don’t need to be an SEO expert, because its built-in SEO tools are built with marketers in mind. There’s no need to know coding either. HubSpot handles the technicalities, so you can focus on content. Here too, HubSpot has a variety of content planning tools built into the platform. It makes it really easy to connect your marketing assets so you can track the buyer’s journey — from awareness to qualified lead to happy customer.  
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Driving results using Technical SEO Strategy | Case study

Driving results using Technical SEO Strategy | Case study

By 
Orly Gilad
, 04/10/2023

In this in-depth case study, we delve into a real-world SEO project that serves as a testament to the remarkable impact a meticulously planned technical optimization strategy can have on a website's performance.

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When the new client, an impressive player in the B2B Medical industry, first approached us, we were fully aware that this was a challenge requiring our utmost dedication. In the following case study, we'll walk you through the five pivotal steps we took to completely revamp their online presence, enhancing both page health and authority in the process - bringing an increase of 25% in traffic in just a few months.

Dive into our latest in-depth SEO case study and learn how Page Health and Authority Optimization can drive real-world results. See the transformative power of a meticulously planned technical SEO strategy.  

Client Background

Our client, a prominent B2B business, from the medical industry, approached us with a pressing concern: their website's underperformance. The objectives were clear - bolster online visibility, boost organic traffic, and, ultimately, amplify revenue streams. The website presented several challenges, including a distressingly low Page Health score of 48 and a less-than-optimal Page Authority of 17. The Analytics showed a high bounce rate and a low average time on the page.

The mission was unequivocal: transform these pivotal metrics to drive higher organic traffic and conversions by improving its metrics.

 

Challenges Faced

  • Low Page Health (Score 48): The website grappled with technical and on-page SEO issues that urgently required rectification.

  • Limited Page Authority (Score 17): The website's trustworthiness and credibility fell short, impeding its ascent in search engine rankings.

  • Stagnant Organic Traffic: Organic traffic had plateaued, failing to meet conversion rate expectations.

Strategy and Approach

1. Comprehensive Technical Audit

The first crucial step was an exhaustive technical audit.

This audit unearthed a multitude of issues, including a sluggish page load speed, poor mobile-friendliness, and crawlability impediments.

We also identified and rectified:

  • Broken links, which were harming user experience.

  • Duplicate content issues that led to search engine confusion.

  • Inadequate URL structures that hindered proper indexing.

Furthermore, addressing page speed was of paramount importance. Google's Core Web Vitals update places significant emphasis on page speed, and our efforts in this regard had a profound impact on website health.

2. In-Depth Keyword Research

Simultaneously, we embarked on an extensive keyword research expedition. Our goal was to identify high-impact keywords that resonated with both the client's objectives and current industry trends. This laid the foundation for a robust keyword strategy, ensuring that the content aligned perfectly with the target audience's intent.

3. On-Page Optimization

Optimizing existing content and crafting new, keyword-rich content was the next step. This involved:

  • Enhancing meta tags, crafting compelling headings, and optimizing image alt attributes to enhance visibility.

  • Leveraging schema markup to provide search engines with structured data, enhancing search results' richness.

4. Technical SEO Enhancements

Technical SEO enhancements played a pivotal role in improving website health:

  • We submitted updated sitemaps to search engines for expedited indexing.

  • Canonicalization issues were addressed to prevent duplicate content penalties.

  • An improved website navigation system and internal linking structure provided users with an enhanced experience.

5. Content Marketing and Link Building

The final piece of the puzzle was content marketing and link building:

  • Improving internal linkage between relevant content pieces within the website, which also improved time on site.

  • We created high-quality, shareable content to attract backlinks, thereby elevating Page Authority.

  • Employing ethical link-building strategies solidified the website's authority and trustworthiness.

Results Achieved

1. Page Health Transformation

Within a matter of months, our strategies propelled the Page Health score from 48 to an astounding 95. The resolution of technical issues, especially the optimization of page load speed, resulted in vastly improved overall website performance.

2. Page Authority Ascension

Page Authority, a key indicator of trustworthiness, surged from 17 to a highly commendable 29. The remarkable improvement was primarily attributed to the augmented backlink profile garnered through our content marketing and link-building endeavors.

3. Explosive Organic Traffic Growth

One of the most remarkable outcomes of our SEO campaign was the monumental 20% increase in organic traffic within just three months. Our meticulous efforts in addressing page speed and optimizing for Core Web Vitals played a substantial role in this growth.

4. Enhanced User Experience

By addressing technical issues and optimizing on-page elements, the website now delivers a seamless and engaging user experience. This has led to lower bounce rates and extended user sessions, cementing the site's position in search engine rankings.

Conclusion

This case study serves as a compelling testament to the power of a meticulously crafted SEO plan and precise technical optimization. The transformation of Page Health from 48 to an impressive 95 and Page Authority from 17 to 29 vividly illustrates the tangible benefits of strategic SEO efforts.

By systematically addressing technical issues, optimizing on-page elements, and implementing effective content marketing and link-building strategies, we achieved remarkable results. The client's online visibility, organic traffic, and conversion rates experienced substantial growth. This case study underscores the pivotal role of SEO in enhancing website performance and achieving substantial business growth.

In conclusion, for businesses aspiring to thrive in the digital sphere, investing in SEO is not just a choice; it's an imperative step toward realizing online success.

If you're seeking more detailed information on how optimizing page speed and eliminating duplicate content can enhance your website's health and drive remarkable traffic growth, visit us to read more: https://ozglobalb2b.com/SEO/

Ready to take your website's SEO to the next level? Book a meeting to schedule your consultation and unlock the full potential of your online presence.

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Google VS Bing V2

Is your website “Bing-ready”?

By 
Orly Gilad
, 16/07/2023

This blog highlights essential points for SEO practitioners targeting Bing and Google. Topics include keyword research, social media integration, backlinks, local SEO, rich media content, and technical SEO. Stay updated with evolving algorithms for the best results. For more information, consult reputable SEO blogs and industry websites.

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  With the rising popularity of AI-powered search and ChatGPT in particular, there's a respectively rise in Bing popularity as a search engine. Are you ready for the new audience on your website?
Here are some general points to consider when comparing SEO for Bing and Google:
  1. Keyword Research: While Bing and Google both consider keywords relevancy as an important factor for SEO, they may have different algorithms for how they interpret and rank keywords. It's important to research and optimize for search terms that are relevant to both Bing and Google search results. ➭ For example, After conducting keyword research, you may find that [your company solution] + USA are popular search terms on both Bing and Google. By optimizing your content for these keywords, you'll increase the chances of appearing in search results on both search engines.
  2. Social Media Integration: Bing tends to give more importance to social media integration and social signals, such as social media shares, likes, and comments, compared to Google. Incorporating social media strategies into your SEO efforts may be more beneficial for Bing rankings, so be sure to promote your content on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, encouraging shares, likes, and comments to improve Bing rankings.
  3. Backlinks: Both Bing and Google consider backlinks as an important ranking factor, but they may have different algorithms for evaluating the quality and relevance of backlinks. It's important to understand the differences and optimize your backlink strategy accordingly. Request backlinks from authoritative industry websites or thought leaders to enhance your website's credibility and rankings on both Bing and Google.
  4. Local SEO: Bing tends to place more emphasis on local search results compared to Google. Optimizing your website for local SEO, by including location-specific keywords like "top Global B2B agencies in [Israel]"  ;) will help optimize your local listing, and getting local citations, will be beneficial for both Bing and GMB rankings.
  5. Rich Media Content: Bing tends to place more importance on rich media content, such as images and videos, compared to Google. Including relevant images and videos with proper optimization may help improve your rankings on Bing.
  6. Technical SEO: Both Bing and Google consider technical SEO factors, such as website speed, mobile-friendliness, and crawlability. Optimizing your website's technical aspects according to the guidelines of both search engines can help improve your SEO performance on both Bing and Google. ➭ To find the technical guidelines for both Bing and Google, you can refer to the official documentation and resources provided by each search engine: Additionally, both Bing and Google offer webmaster tools that provide insights into your website's performance, indexing status, and potential issues. These tools can help you optimize your website according to the search engine guidelines, improving your overall SEO performance.
It's important to note that search engine algorithms are constantly evolving, and SEO best practices may change over time. It's recommended to stay updated with the latest guidelines and best practices from both Bing and Google and regularly monitor and optimize your website for both search engines to achieve the best SEO results. You can refer to reputable SEOz blogs, online publications, and industry websites for more detailed and up-to-date information on SEO for Bing and Google.
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Will AI be the end of SEO?

By 
Orly Gilad
, 14/06/2023

As ChatGPT gains momentum, concerns are growing regarding its impact on everything from coding to SEO.  It depends on who you ask, but the current consensus is that AI is not likely to kill Search Engine Optimization. In fact, it may actually prove quite useful in enhancing and optimizing SEO efforts. AI-powered technologies can provide insights, automate tasks, and improve the efficiency of SEO strategies.

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As ChatGPT gains momentum, concerns are growing regarding its impact on everything from coding to SEO.

It depends on who you ask, but the current consensus is that AI will not likely kill Search Engine Optimization. It may actually prove quite useful in enhancing and optimizing SEO efforts. AI-powered technologies can provide insights, automate tasks, and improve the efficiency of SEO strategies. If it’s repetitive and time-consuming, AI has got you covered Why spend time on keyword research, competitor analysis, and content optimization, when you can be focusing on strategic planning and higher-level tasks? Here are three key ways AI can help:
  1. Data Analysis AI can process and analyze large amounts of data quickly and accurately, which can help identify patterns, trends, and opportunities for SEO optimization. This can include analyzing search data, website analytics, and user behavior data to inform SEO strategies and tactics.
  2. Content OptimizationAI-powered content generation tools can assist in creating high-volume and optimized content. These tools can provide insights on keyword usage, content structure, readability, and relevance to improve the overall quality of content for SEO purposes.
  3. PersonalizationAI can analyze user data and behavior to deliver personalized search results and content recommendations. This can help improve user engagement and satisfaction, which can indirectly impact SEO rankings. 
AI is your assistant, not your replacement

AI is your assistant, not your replacement

AI can’t replace human expertise in SEO. SEO professionals will still play a crucial role in interpreting and implementing the insights provided by AI, as well as adapting SEO strategies to changing algorithms, user behaviors, and business goals. AI tools can be powerful to support and enhance SEO efforts, but human creativity and strategic thinking will remain crucial in the SEO landscape.

How can you utilize ChatGPT for SEO purposes?

Here are its suggestions:
  1. Content Generation: Use ChatGPT to generate ideas for quick content for your website, blog, or social media posts. You can input keywords, topic ideas, or specific questions related to your SEO strategy, and ChatGPT can generate content that aligns with your SEO goals.
  2. Keyword Research: Utilize ChatGPT to brainstorm and generate keyword ideas for your SEO campaigns. You can input seed keywords or topic ideas, and ChatGPT can generate a list of related keywords that can help you identify opportunities for content creation and optimization.
  3. Meta Tags Optimization: Use ChatGPT to generate optimized meta tags, including title tags and meta descriptions, that are relevant to your target keywords and audience. ChatGPT can provide suggestions and variations for meta tags that can improve your website's click-through rates (CTRs) and search engine visibility.
  4. SEO Content Optimization: Input your existing content into ChatGPT to get suggestions on how to optimize it for SEO. ChatGPT can provide recommendations on improving content structure, keyword placement, and readability to make your content more search-engine-friendly.
  5. On-Page SEO: Use ChatGPT to get suggestions on optimizing various on-page SEO elements, such as headings, image alt tags, and URL structure. ChatGPT can provide insights on how to improve these elements for better search engine visibility and user experience.
  6. SEO Strategy assistance: Utilize ChatGPT to brainstorm and generate ideas for your overall SEO strategy, including content topics, and social media integration. ChatGPT can provide wide suggestions and insights that can inform your SEO planning and execution.
  7. SEO Troubleshooting: Input specific SEO challenges or issues into ChatGPT to get insights and suggestions on how to resolve them. ChatGPT can provide troubleshooting tips and recommendations to overcome common SEO obstacles.
Will AI kill the SEO While ChatGPT can provide valuable insights and suggestions for SEO purposes, it's still essential to use human judgment and expertise in evaluating and implementing the recommendations. SEO best practices may vary depending on your specific industry, audience, and search engine algorithms, so it's crucial to conduct thorough research and consult with SEO professionals to build a comprehensive SEO strategy.

Watch Google's update on Search Generative Experience:

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Universal Analytics vs. GA4 V2 1

Move over Google Analytics, GA4 is coming to your website soon

By 
Orly Gilad
, 17/05/2023

You’re probably familiar with Universal Analytics, the Google Analytics (GA) tool that has been around for more than a decade, providing website owners and publishers with insights into their website’s performance. But in July 2023, it’s being replaced by GA4. Are you ready for the switch?

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You’re probably familiar with Universal Analytics, the Google Analytics (GA) tool that has been around for more than a decade, providing website owners and publishers with insights into their website’s performance. But in July 2023, it’s being replaced by GA4. Are you ready for the switch?

Don’t say you didn’t see it coming

In October 2020, Google announced that it would discontinue Universal Analytics and shift to Google Analytics 4 (GA4). But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our step-by-step guide on how to switch from Universal Analytics to GA4, discuss the differences between these two versions of GA, and highlight some of the benefits of GA4. Analytics

The clock is ticking

From July 2023, the free version of GA will no longer gather data. That means if you want to continue using Google Analytics, you must switch to GA4. Take note, you will be able to access your previously processed data in your Universal Analytics property for at least six months. However, you won’t be able to view your Universal Analytics reports or interact with your analytics data via the API. This change will affect all website owners who rely on their Google Analytics account as their main data source for audience demographics, behavior, and areas of interest.

What’s the difference between Google Analytics and GA4?

If you want to know how your users are interacting with your website or app, you need effective event tracking which allows you to track specific user interactions – such as button clicks, video plays, and form submissions. In the past, you needed to set it up manually, adding code snippets to your website or app to track specific events, which was challenging to manage. The good news is that G4 has already set it up for you and you can configure event tracking without coding. While the focus used to be on calculating site sessions and monitoring audiences, it’s now moved to what audiences are actually doing on your site. GA4 offers parameters, enhanced measurement, and in-platform event creation (replacing action, category, and label). When setting up the data stream, you can turn on enhanced measurement to automatically collect page views, downloads, outbound clicks, video engagement, and scrolls. Conditions and parameters (which provide context on the user or user actions) cover events that don’t fall under enhanced measurement. Take note that you can mark events as conversions which eliminate the need for goal setup.

There are four types of events covered in GA4:

Automatically collected events GA4 automatically collects pageviews, scrolls, and outbound clicks without the need for additional coding. GA4 Enhanced measurement events

Enhanced measurement events

Here’s where things get a bit more complex. These events usually track interactions such as page views, file downloads, form interactions, scrolls, outbound clicks, site search, and video engagement that can’t be easily by standard events and require extra coding before GA4 can collect these events and provide reports.
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Custom events
These are events you define yourself and go beyond the first two categories. This enables you to get very specific data on how users interact with your site, such as how many times they click a button or view a certain page — enabling you to improve their experience.

Recommended events

Behind the scenes, GA4 gathers data on your site activity and makes recommendations on events you may want to consider tracking, such as frequent outbound link clicks.

New G44 features

  • Link to Google Merchant Center, Google Optimize, and BigQuery natively and for free
  • Create custom reports in GA4 and add those reports right to your navigation
  • Custom dashboards combining two tools in one —taking the data from UA and Data Studio

Gee, four sounds great!

Switching to GA4 allows you to take advantage of all the new advanced features and get the most out of your data. There isn’t much time left to make the move, so if you haven’t already started, it’s time to make the switch now. Ready to make the switch? Our SEO team will walk you through it.
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It’s not you, it’s Google!

By 
Orly Gilad
, 02/05/2023

Did Your Search Engine Rankings Drop Suddenly? It’s Not You, it’s Google! When you’ve worked hard to get your website ranking high in Google’s results, it can be disturbing when they experience a sudden drop. We’d tell you not to panic, but it doesn’t really work. Actually, if you see other webmasters panicking, chances are you should be too.

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Did Your Search Engine Rankings Drop Suddenly? It’s Not You, it’s Google! When you’ve worked hard to get your website ranking high in Google’s results, it can be disturbing when they experience a sudden drop. We’d tell you not to panic, but it doesn’t really work. Actually, if you see other webmasters panicking, chances are you should be too. Otherwise, take a deep breath and let’s dig into how you can deal with fluctuating search results.   Ranking fluctuations are normal It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your rankings on a daily, or at least weekly basis, so you’re able to gauge if this is a minor fluctuation or a major drop.   Ranking fluctuations happens to most search results and can be expected on the bottom half of the first page as well as the pages in the second, third, or fourth page of the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).   If you’re seeing a drop in rankings, one common strategy is to check out what’s happening in your space. Are your competitors also experiencing fluctuations? If it’s not just you, you can relax (for now). If it is just you, you’ll need to dig deeper. Google-positions A good place to start is the Google Search Console. You’ll find that it’s a valuable tool for tracking and optimizing your website's rankings in Google search results. Take a look at your analytics and check your manual action report.   Making major changes to your site may have an impact on your rankings. Take a look at your website traffic to see if there are any noticeable changes or trends. Reviewing your site statistics may provide some useful data and actionable insights.   By leveraging the information provided by the console, you can make informed decisions and implement effective strategies to improve your website's performance and rankings.  

It’s not you? It could be Google

Google makes updates every single day, a couple of times a day. A Google update in February caused a lot of volatility. Here’s the bad news: experts say Google’s volatility will continue to intensify. Tools such as Semrush Sensor can help with assessing SERP volatility. Remember, SEO is an ongoing process, so ranking fluctuations are inevitable. By monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing your website's performance regularly, you can improve your rankings and drive more targeted organic traffic to your website over time.

To stay informed of the up and downs, follow Google Search Status updates, or SEO news sites and blogs.

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