Post of the Week
Receive Alerts for Invalid SSL Certificates
Invalid SSL certificates make for a horrible user experience, which ultimately hurts your SEO performance too. As soon as something's up with your SSL certificates, you want to be alerted. You can stop losing sleep over this, because ContentKing will now alert you in case SSL trouble too!
Experience SSL alerts and 9 other improvements yourself. The first 45 days are on Andrew!
39 Page Speed Optimization Tips (To CRUSH Your Load Time)
A comprehensive guide to page speed optimisation by the team at seobility. 🚀
Just Deleted Your Outreach Email. And NO, I Don’t Feel Sorry.
This is an oldie but goodie by Tim Soulo of Ahrefs. I was reminded of it last week and had to share because it's just an awesome article on outreach. Check it out!
Importance of Topical Authority: A Semantic SEO Case Study
A very interesting post on the Oncrawl blog by Koray Tuğberk GÜBÜR who presents a series of case studies, before describing how you can implement semantic SEO. 🙌
Processes & Frameworks
How to make sense of SEO A/B test results
Following the debate last week on SEO A/B tests, Will Critchlow published an article based on an internal memo he wrote for SearchPilot's Professional Services team called Default to Deploy. The quadrant Will describes is especially useful and this is a must read if you're running, or thinking of running A/B tests 🔥
How to Use SEO Keyword Ranking Insights Across the Enterprise
In enterprise SEO relationships are key. In this article Mark Traphagen explores how keyword ranking insights are a goldmine of information for other departments and teams across the organisation.
Impactful SEO Audits for B2B
This is brilliant short Whiteboard Friday for comprehensive SEO audits for B2B by Carly Schoonhoven 👏
Thriving in ambiguity
A great post by Kevin Indig on how we, as humans, crave simplicity and linear relationships. But the world isn't like that..and growth isn't like that...it's ambiguous...and we need to learn how to thrive in it. A lot of paralells in this article with my thoughts on probablistic thinking in SEO.
Robots.txt Monitor: Never miss a robots.txt change again.
A free, open-source Python tool to monitor robots.txt file changes by Chris Mastris 🔥
Our Cheat Sheet of Cognitive Biases, Heuristics and Fallacies
A cool resource I picked up from Twitter on a list of cognitive biases, heuristics and fallacies. SEO has everything to do with human behaviour and data analysis, so this is definitely something you should look through! 📖
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Hi there 👋
The Weekly SEO was voted one of the best marketing newsletters last week by Ahrefs 😲 🎉
Thanks to all of you that voted for us - it's very appreciated! Can't believe I've now been writing a new issue almost every week for the last 2.5 years!
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My Post of the Week is a superb guide to SEO audits by Geoff Kennedy of Sitebulb. It's a very solid overview of SEO audits if you're either new to them, or want a refresher. From everything from the different types of SEO audits to how long they should be and how much they should cost.
Have a great week! 🙌
P.s I'm launching my Forecasting for SEO course today! You've got until 5pm GMT to get it at pre-order price.Andrew Charlton