What do you need to know about Chinese search engine Sogou?

A few days ago, the news emerged that Chinese search engine Sogou is aiming to raise up to $585 million in a U.S. IPO. The news has caused a stir among those keeping an eye on the Chinese tech space; but for those of us who might not be up on the state of search in China, what do you need to know about Sogou? And what does a Sogou IPO mean for the wider search industry?

An in-depth guide to Google ranking factors

Last year, our intrepid editor Christopher Ratcliff wrote a ten-part series examining a number of important Google ranking factors in detail. This guide will summarize the key insights from that series for your referencing convenience, with links to the full explanations of each ranking factor.

How to create a kickass link-building strategy for local SEO

According to the 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors, inbound links are the most important ranking signal. At Brighton SEO last Friday, master of local SEO Greg Grifford shared some “righteous” tips for a kickass link-building strategy.

Why SEOs can’t afford to wait around for a mobile-first index

SEO and performance marketing agency BrightEdge today released a new report which sheds light on the steadily widening gap between mobile and desktop search. I spoke to Erik Newton, VP of Customer Marketing and Head of SEO at BrightEdge, about the report’s findings, Google’s mobile-first index tests, and how SEOs can adapt their strategy.

A world without “(not provided)”: How unlocking organic keyword data leads to a better web

For close to six years, marketers have been forced to deal with a lack of visibility over their organic keywords. But data analysis and processing have come a long way since 2011, and one company believes it has found the solution to “(not provided)”. We talk to Keyword Hero, the start-up that set out to solve “(not provided)”, and Rand Fishkin, who believes that reclaiming organic keywords will lead to a better web.