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Posted by The Inflow Team on May 16th, 2017
Google Site Search Replacement

Site Search Vendors: Which is Best for SEO and Conversion Optimization? Google says by the end of 2017 they will be sunsetting Google Site Search. Many eCommerce businesses are already looking for the best replacement. We’re preparing to help our clients make that choice, and thought it would be fun to try a new content format Read More

Posted by Everett Sizemore on May 11th, 2017
Internal Site Search URLs

What Google says about indexable site search results: Matt Cutts covered this exact topic in 2007 when he referenced the following from Google’s Quality Guidelines page: “Use robots.txt to prevent crawling of search results pages or other auto-generated pages that don’t add much value for users coming from search engines.” A lot can change in ten Read More

Posted by Michael Kuehn on May 2nd, 2017
Sitewide eCommerce Conversion Optimization

The Strongest Global Elements From Our Best in Class eCommerce Websites As part of our continuing work compiling data on the Best in Class eCommerce sites on the web, we’ll be breaking down some of the common features for each section of an eCommerce site. Starting at the top, this post focuses on global site Read More

Posted by Everett Sizemore on April 25th, 2017
When to Perform Marketing Audits

We used to perform one audit per year circa 2008. It was called an “SEO Audit” and included a fresh crawl, new keyword research, and new SEO recommendations. We basically put the entire kitchen sink into this report and spent the rest of the year trying to get it all implemented. These days we tend Read More

Posted by Everett Sizemore on April 12th, 2017
Sitebulb SEO Crawler Beta Test Video

I had the opportunity to take a new crawler out on a test run. It’s called Sitebulb, and was developed by the URL Profiler team, which is another SEO tool that we use often for Content Audits and Technical SEO Audits. Here’s a quick video showing key features of the new tool: We’ll continue to Read More

Posted by Alex Juel on March 7th, 2017
Keyword Research for Featured Snippets

A good keyword research strategy should consider both keyword volume and user experience. Obviously, you want your page to perform well. You also want to give your audience information that they actually value. One way to accomplish both is to target featured snippets in your keyword research process. What is a Featured Snippet? A featured Read More

Posted by Michael Kuehn on February 21st, 2017
Emerging Trends from Best-in-Class Research- Part 2

Inflow’s Conversion Optimization team has compiled and maintains a list of Best-in-Class eCommerce websites. This is part of a series based on the findings from our most recent review of the top sites on the web.   Previously, we’ve discussed our methodology for choosing and evaluating the Best-in-Class websites, and highlighted some of the most Read More

Posted by Everett Sizemore on February 14th, 2017
weak snippet what they are and how to steal them

You may have heard the phrase “weak snippet” used lately in SEO circles. I heard it the first time from Rob Bucci at MozCon last year. Here is the slide deck. But before discussing “weak” snippets, it may help to quickly recap what a featured “snippet” is in the first place.   What is a Read More

Posted by Kent Barton on January 31st, 2017
rewrite those category pages

  “Set it and forget it” is a facet of our modern, highly automated lives — but when it comes to optimizing your eCommerce site, it’s fraught with danger and lost opportunity. SEO is inherently a dynamic process. Although one-time improvements to your site can have lasting effects, a “one and done” approach typically creates a Read More

Posted by Alex Juel on January 17th, 2017
yahoo stores aabaco small business SEO

Yahoo was the first company to bring an eCommerce store platform to the general public in 1998 after purchasing Viaweb and renaming the product to Yahoo! Stores. It was later rebranded to Yahoo Small Business, then again rebranded in 2015 as Aabaco Small Business. Yahoo has been serving small business customers for more than 18 Read More

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