Will Scott

Will Scott is CEO of Search Influence, a national online marketing firm focused on small and medium-sized businesses, and white label online marketing products for publishers and media partners who serve them. Search Influence is the largest online marketing company on the Gulf Coast and New Orleans’ only Inc. 500 honoree in 2011.

SEO

7 Traits That Will Make You A Great SEO

Knowledge and expertise are important, but columnist Will Scott asserts that there are certain intangible qualities which SEO rock stars all seem to share. Do these apply to you?

Google Algorithm Updates

Up Close @ SMX: Enhancing Results With Structured Data & Markup

When you think about the job the search engines have to do it’s pretty daunting. Given a collection of mostly wildly unstructured data from an endless number of sources, Bing, Google and the others have to somehow make sense of all that information and then give it back to us on demand in a way […]

Google

Does Google’s Review Count Inflation Give Them An Unfair Advantage In Local Search?

We all know that monitoring online reviews is important for online marketing; but lately, it seems that not all reviews are created equal. In fact, Google+ Local reviews may have a greater impact than others on your online marketing effectiveness. According to Searchmetrics’ analysis of SEO ranking factors in 2013, Google+ had the highest correlated […]

Amazon Alexa

Hyperlocal Social News On Patch

Over the past few years, as print advertising sales have plummeted alongside circulation numbers, local newspapers have faced a somewhat treacherous path to survival. Many have ended up forced to choose between consolidating with national outfits or relegating themselves to online-only publications. Local newspapers of long and storied pedigree have shied away from daily publication, […]

Content

Social Signals Are So Last Week – Use Infographics to Drive Real Leads

There is a lot of talk these days about social signals affecting Google Search Results, and many SEOs are feeling the effects for their clients, who are disconnected from the social world. When it comes to infographics, you may find yourself scratching your head at the many conflicting claims out there from the marketers that […]

Content

The Holy Grail Of Internet Marketing: Owning The Whole SERP

In many ways, taking charge of your search engine results page is like answering the age-old philosophical question, “Who am I” — but for your business. You may still be in the dark about what motivates some of your personal actions, but if you’re a business owner, I’m pretty certain you know exactly what your […]