Tag Archives: Value

6 Ways PRO Can Add Value in 15 Minutes

Posted by randfish

As many of you who read this blog know, I’m a terrible self-promoter. I actually feel guilty writing about, linking to and promoting the products and services that make payroll for the amazing SEOmoz staff and allow us to conduct cool research, produce awesome guides and build out spiffy office space. But, every few months, I manage to crawl out from under that shell. This time, it’s by request.

I’ve been hearing from a lot of our PRO members that they feel both overwhelmed and confused by all the offerings in PRO. I know it’s tough when there are 30+ pages on which unique types of PRO content exist and even the dashboard doesn’t link to all of them (that’s our fault for bad organization – I promise it’s getting better by the end of summer). Hence, this post is all about what to do in your … Read the rest

Debating the Value Great Content for SEO

Posted by randfish

The SEO industry, like many others, has private forums, chat threads and groups of connected individuals whose interactions happen largely behind closed doors. Today, I’d like to pull back a curtain and share a debate that occurred between a number of CEOs in the search marketing industry over the last few days that I think you’ll find both fascinating, and hopefully, valuable, too.

The topic is the concept that content quality is highly correlated or predictive of high rankings in the search engines. This isn’t a cut-and-dry debate, but a more nuanced and, yes, subjective look at content quality from a wide range of perspectives.

First, I’ll introduce our players (these are just the folks who agreed to have their contributions published), after which we can dive into the discussion:

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Stephan Spencer Stephan Spencer is VP of SEO Strategies at Covario, co-author of The Art of SEO, founder of

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