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Russ Jones

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Durham, NC, United States

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Risk-Averse Link Building

Agencies and consultants who are asked to build links for their clients need to have a sense for what works and what's risky. In this classic episode of Whiteboard Friday, Russ Jones charts a path forward. → Read More

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Content Authority: Potential Measures of Authoritative Content

If Google were to use a measure of content authority, what might go into it? In this episode of Whiteboard Friday, Russ Jones walks us through what exactly might constitute a "content authority" score and how SEOs can measure their efforts. → Read More

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Matter. How SEOs Can Help... Now

As SEOs, we can influence over how the world gets its information. In times like these, when businesses of all stripes are facing uncertainty and we may be looking for ways to help, SEO can be your superpower. Russ Jones outlines five ways SEOs can make a difference amid the chaos of COVID-19 — simply by doing your job and doing it well. → Read More

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Generating Local Content at Scale

Building local pages at scale can be a painful task. It's hard to strike the right mix of on-topic content, expertise, and location. Russ Jones shares his favorite white-hat technique using natural language generation to create local pages to your heart's content. → Read More

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Getting Smarter with SERPs

Modern SERPs require modern understanding, and that means paying close attention to location and how it affects rankings. Learn about getting data that represents true traffic in this edition of Whiteboard Friday. → Read More

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Content Expansion: From Prompt to Paragraph to Published Page

Expert content isn't out of reach. In this Whiteboard Friday, Russ Jones arms you with the tools and processes to expand your content all the way from prompt to paragraph to published piece → Read More

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Defense Against the Dark Arts: Why Negative SEO Matters, Even if Rankings Are Unaffected

Negative SEO can hurt your website and your work in search, even when your rankings are unaffected by it. Russ Jones dives into what negative SEO is, what it can affect beyond rankings, and tips on how to fight it. → Read More

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A Comprehensive Analysis of the New Domain Authority

A statistical look at Moz's much-improved Domain Authority. Find out how it performs vs previous versions of Domain Authority, competitor metrics, and more. → Read More

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Detecting Link Manipulation and Spam with Domain Authority

You've done your homework, dotted all your i's and crossed all your t's, but have you really fooled Google with your link building campaign? Take a look at some methods we're exploring to root out link manipulation. → Read More

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A New Domain Authority Is Coming Soon: What’s Changing, When, & Why

We're improving our Domain Authority algorithm on March 5th, 2019. Learn more, download helpful resources to share with clients and colleagues, and get ready for our most accurate authority score to date! → Read More

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Using a New Correlation Model to Predict Future Rankings with Page Authority

Is it possible to "predict the future" when it comes to the SERPs? Measuring the correlation between a factor and changes in a SERP over time may come close. Russ Jones explores an alternative model for correlation studies in this post. → Read More

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A Quarter-Million Reasons to Use Moz's Link Intersect Tool

Smart link prospecting is the key to earning high quality links, faster. The Link Intersect tool helped my agency land a $250,000 contract — read the story and see what it can do for you. → Read More

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Risk-Averse Link Building

Agencies and consultants who are asked to build links for their clients need to have a sense for what works and what's risky. In this episode of Whiteboard Friday, Russ Jones charts a path forward. → Read More

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Backlink Blindspots: The State of Robots.txt

Ever wonder why you see different links in Google Search Console compared to Moz, Majestic, and Ahrefs? Learn how usage of robots.txt across the web impacts the major link indexes. → Read More

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Let's Make Money: 4 Tactics for Agencies Looking to Succeed

What does it take for an agency to see success in a constantly changing industry? From confidently raising your prices to knowing when to say no, Russ Jones covers 4 essential tactics that'll ultimately increase your bottom line in this Whiteboard Friday. → Read More

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How to Discover and Monitor Bad Backlinks

Hunting down bad backlinks? Link Explorer is the new must-have tool in the SEO's toolkit for finding, qualifying, and tracking bad links. Take a look! → Read More

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Big, Fast, and Strong: Setting the Standard for Backlink Index Comparisons

It's time to put math where our mouth is when it comes to the new Moz Link Explorer data. Take a look at the amazing effort we have put into building an industry-leading link graph and the cutting-edge, scientific metrics which prove it. → Read More

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How Mobile-First Indexing Disrupts the Link Graph

Google is moving forward with its mobile-first index — how might it affect your site and the link graph as a whole? It turns out the mobile web is very different from the one we have come to know. → Read More

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Paint by Numbers: Using Data to Produce Great Content

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes it is hard to find that inspiration for writing even though we feel a drive to produce more and better content to push marketing numbers. Sometimes we should stand back and let the numbers do the writing for us. → Read More

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Tackling Tag Sprawl: Crawl Budget, Duplicate Content, and User-Generated Content

An unapologetically nerdy guide to combating bad, duplicate user-generated content with data, statistics, and sheer force of will. → Read More