SEO 101 is Search Engine Optimization from the very beginning. SEO 101 will teach you SEO from Square one. Hosts Ross Dunn and John Carcutt give out helpful information for the beginners without overwhelming you with technical details.
SEO 101 Ep 396: Business Mentorship and SEO with John Espley
Ross interviews John Espley, Chief Connector at ConnectionSkills.ca about his work with small and medium businesses and how businesses connect with SEO, link building, and online marketing overall. The discussion often touches on the merits of networking and how connecting with people online and offline has an impact on SEO and a business’s overall success.
SEO 101 Ep 395: Interview with Roger Montti on Passages, Link Building, and More
In this episode, Ross interviews prolific Search Engine Journal writer, Roger Montti on his start in the SEO business and the work he does. The discussion then moves on to the latest news from Google such as passages, common SEO issues he encounters with client sites, questionable update rollouts for WordPress, and more.
SEO 101 Ep 394: Google Passages and the Future of Search with Barry Schwartz
John and Ross welcome the one and only Barry Schwartz on the show - finally! Barry is the founder and editor of Search Engine Roundtable, CEO of RustyBrick, and News Editor at Search Engine Land. The show first touches on Barry’s origin story, how he manages to get so much done each day, his favourite news sources, and more. The bulk of the episode explores news around Google Passages Ranking, how BERT might figure into Passages, the Request Indexing Feature, and the future of search.
SEO 101 Ep 393: Key Takeaways from the Google SearchOn Event
John and Ross discuss a few pieces of search news before diving into the important news that came out of the recent SearchOn event by Google. Discussed was the groundbreaking news about “passages” that Google will be releasing in the New Year, followed by news on BERT, spelling detection, and the expansion of Key Moments on YouTube. The two end the show with answers to some SEO questions from listeners.
SEO 101 Ep 392: Trouble with the Indexation Request Tool, Google Bugs, WordPress APO, Google Goes Mobile-Only, How Caffeine Works and More
Google causes concern for many as it turns off the indexation request tool to make infrastructure updates. John and Ross speculate the updates are partly due to some recently publicized Google bugs while sharing those details. Ross discusses WordPress's automatic platform optimization (APO) and the results on his own site followed by an interesting review of Gary Illyes’s comments on how Caffeine’s indexing infrastructure works. Local SEO news follows with some significant updates followed by John Mueller’s announcement of mobile-only indexation coming in 2021.
SEO 101 Ep 391: Google’s Relationship with SEOs, Rare Bing News, and Local SEO Updates
The hosts discuss the meeting between the excellent Barry Schwartz from Search Engine Round Table and Martin Splitt from Google about Google’s relationship with the SEO community. They also delve into rare updates from that other search engine, Bing, some interesting local SEO news, a number of Mueller files, and a listener’s SEO question.