All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SEOmoz’

Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz?

Update: We’ve updated the post with some additional comments from Fishkin he gave us via email. See end of article. Google has been on a warpath against what it thinks are unnatural links, but many think it’s off the mark with some of them. Meanwhile, the search giant scares people away from using even natural links in some cases, whether …

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Rand Fishkin On The Best And Worst Parts Of Being Moz CEO

Last month, we learned that Moz (formerly SEOmoz) CEO Rand Fishkin is stepping down from the role. He revealed that he would be handing the reins over to President and COO Sarah Bird, while taking on less of a people management role, and instead focusing more on his product and marketing passions with the company. We reached out to Fishkin …

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Rand Fishkin Is Stepping Down As CEO Of Moz

Moz CEO Rand Fishkin announced in a blog post that he is stepping down as the CEO of Moz (formerly SEOmoz). But don’t worry, you won’t be seeing less of him. In fact, from the sound of it, you’ll be seeing more. Fishkin is not leaving his company or anything like that. He’s just decided that he’d like to focus …

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SEOmoz Will Now Be Known As ‘Moz’

SEOmoz has changed its name to simply, ‘Moz,’ to better reflect the growing industry of which it is a part. The company, however, isn’t only rebranding itself. It’s also launching a completely new product. SEOmoz now redirects to Moz.com. “The Problem: There isn’t a product that measures the effectiveness and impact of inbound marketing efforts,” a spokesperson for the company …

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SEOmoz’s Acquisition Spree Culminates With AudienceWise

SEOmoz announced that it has acquired AudienceWise, as the latest in a spree of acquisitions kicked off by an $18 million round of funding the company received last year from The Foundry Group and Ignition Partners. Other acquisitions have included Followerwonk and GetListed. “AudienceWise marks the culmination of our acquisition spree for this year,” SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin tells WebProNews. …

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SEOmoz Acquires GetListed For $3 Million

SEOmoz announced today that it has acquired GetListed.org, a Portland-based software company, for about $3 million in cash and stock. Earlier this year, SEOmoz indicated it would be going on an acquiring and hiring spree. In August, it acquired Twitter analytics company Followerwonk. Now, it’s search engine listing company GetListed: SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin said, “Small businesses don’t always know …

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Rand Fishkin Talks Twitter’s Impact On SEO

As previously reported SEOmoz has acquired Twitter analytics company Followerwonk. CEO Rand Fishkin said in a blog post announcing the deal that the companies have actually been working together since June. Followerwonk is a tool designed to help users find, analyze and optimize for “social growth,” and that means digging into Twitter analytics (who your followers are, where they’re located, …

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SEOmoz Acquires Twitter Analytics Company Followerwonk

SEOmoz announced that it has acquired Twitter Analytics company FollowerWonk. “In true Moz style, the ‘Wonkers’ will become ‘Mozzers’ which will allow SEOMoz to expand its current capabilities to include a social aspect, helping customers search Twitter profiles, compare two users, and analyze them using comprehensive graphs,” a representative for SEOmoz tells WebProNews. Earlier this year, SEOmoz secured $18 million …

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The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It

Geraldine, the travel blogger behind The Everywhereist, has a brain tumor. As we’ve been covering the SEO industry for many years, many of our readers may know her best as Rand Fishkin’s wife. Rand, as you probably know, is the CEO of SEOmoz, and as Geraldine explains, The Everywhereist is as much a love letter to her husband as it …

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Are Short Title Tags More Important In Google Now?

Ruth Burr, the lead SEO at SEOmoz put out an interesting article, suggesting that shorter title tags may be more important in Google these days. SEOmoz was finding that some of its posts with longer titles were not displaying the right titles in search results. Rather, Google was returning the keyword-heavy part of the content’s URLs as the titles. Pretty …

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Rand Fishkin’s Negative SEO Challenge: 40K Questionable Links And Ranking Well

Last month, we reported that SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin issued a negative SEO challenge. He challenged people to take down SEOmoz or RandFishkin.com using negative SEO tactics. “I’ve never seen it work on a truly clean, established site,” Fishkin told us at the time. He is confident enough in his sites’ link profiles and reputation. He also said, “I’d rather …

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Google Penguin Update: SEO And Marketing Services Feel The Effects

There’s been a great deal of talk about the Google Penguin update since it launched last month, and a lot of webmasters are still trying to sift through the rubble and determine if their sites were even impacted by Penguin or some other Google algorithm change. In addition to Penguin, there were two Panda refreshes last month, and over 50 …

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SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update

SEOmoz is working on a new spam research project aimed at classifying, identifying and removing (or at least limiting) the link juice that spam pages and sites can pass – a pretty ambitious goal, to say the least. Can SEOmoz do this better than Google itself? CEO Rand Fishkin announced the project on Google+ Monday evening, acknowledging that his company …

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SEOmoz Raises $18 Million in VC Funding

SEOmoz, a startup that develops Search Engine Optimization (SEO) software, today announced that the company has raised $18 million in venture capital funding. The announcement came on the company’s Daily SEO blog in a

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Can Your Site Lose Its Rankings Because Of Competitors’ Negative SEO?

Rand Fishkin, the well known SEO expert and Founder/CEO of SEOmoz, has challenged the web to see if anyone can take down his sites’ rankings in Google by way of negative SEO – the practice of implementing tactics specifically aimed at hurting competitors in search, as opposed to improving the rankings of one’s own site. Fishkin tells WebProNews about why …

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Challenges with Raising Venture Capital & Being Transparent about It

It hurts to get close to something that you want and then not get it, doesn’t it? When we’re talking about money and business, this situation is even more painful. Furthermore, talking about the situation does nothing but add more grief to an already complicated situation.

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Ranking Google Ranking Factors By Importance

Rand Fishkin and SEOmoz polled 132 SEO experts with data from over 10,000 Google search results, and have attempted to rank the importance of ranking signals. It’s not confirmed fact, obviously. Google won’t provide such information, but I suppose the next best thing is the collective opinion of a large group of people who make their livings getting sites to …

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