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What Happened after Google Pulled Author and Video Snippets: A Moz Case Study

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard

In the past 2 months Google made
big changes to its search results

Webmasters saw disappearing 
Google authorship photos, reduced video snippets, changes to local packs and in-depth articles, and more.

Here at Moz, we’ve closely monitored our own URLs to measure the effect of these changes on our actual traffic.
The results surprised us.

Authorship traffic—surprising results

In the early days of authorship, many webmasters worked hard to get their photo in Google search results. I confess, I doubt anyone worked harder at author snippets
than me

Search results soon became crowded with smiling faces staring back at us. Authors hired professional photographers...

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CRO Statistics: How to Avoid Reporting Bad Data

Posted by CraigBradford

Without a basic understanding of statistics, you can often present misleading results to your clients or superiors. This can lead to underwhelming results when you roll out new versions of a page which on paper look like they should perform much better. In this post I want to cover the main aspects of planning, monitoring and interpreting CRO results so that when you do roll out new versions of pages, the results are much closer to what you would expect. I’ve also got a free tool to give away at the end, which does most of this for you.

Planning

A large part running a successful conversion optimisation campaign starts before a single visitor reaches the site. Before starting a CRO test it’s important to have:

  1. A hypothesis of what you expect to happen
  2. An estimat...
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How to Be TAGFEE when You Disagree

Posted by Lisa-Mozstaff

On being TAGFEE


I’m a big advocate of the TAGFEE culture at Moz. It’s one of the big
reasons I joined the team and why I stay here. I also recognize that sometimes
it can be hard to practice it in “Real Life.” 

How, for instance, can I
be both authentic AND fun when I tell Anthony how angry I am that he
took the last two donuts? I can certainly be transparent and authentic,
but, anger and confrontation…where does that get fun?

But those times when you need to be authentic—those are the times when being generous and empathetic matter the most. It may seem more generous and empathetic to just withhold that difficult feedback, but it’s not...

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Real-World Panda Optimization – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by MichaelC

The Panda algorithm looks for high-quality content, but what exactly is it looking for, how is it finding what it deems to be high-quality, and—perhaps most pressingly—what in the world can we do to befriend the bear?

In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Michael Cottam explains what these things are, and more importantly, what we can do to be sure we get the nod from this particular bear.

For reference, here’s a still of this week’s whiteboard!

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Video transcription

Howdy Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. I’m Michael Cottam. I’m an independent SEO consultant from Portland, Oregon and have been a Moz associate for many years.

Today we’re going to talk about Panda optimization...

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