Navigating The SEO Career Landscape: Degrees, Myths, And Realities

In the dynamic realm of search engine optimization (SEO), my career spans nearly two decades, starting in 2004 when I started working for an agency and just two years later moved to in-house SEO for a large company. Since then, I’ve held various in-house SEO roles at esteemed organizations, including, Concur, Smartsheet, ADP (, … Read more

I Asked ChatGPT to Write 5 Different Farewell Emails to Send to My Coworkers — Here's What I Got

Goodbyes are hard. And it’s even more challenging when you must say goodbye through email. Recently, I left my full-time teaching position to pursue a writing career. Sending a farewell email to my close colleagues, unaware of my decision to transition to a new job, was bittersweet. I preferred to say goodbye in person, but … Read more

Email Community Spotlight: Alice Li – Litmus

The Community Spotlight—a monthly blog series highlighting some of the amazing members of the email community—is back for 2024! Every month, we interview, highlight, and celebrate the splendid members of the email community. We dig into where they got their start, where they are now, and explore their challenges and passions in email. This month, … Read more

Why Google Seems To Favor Big Brands & Low-Quality Content

Many people are convinced that Google shows a preference for big brands and ranking low quality content, something that many feel has become progressively worse. This may not be a matter of perception, something is going on, nearly everyone has an anecdote of poor quality search results. The possible reasons for it are actually quite … Read more

Google Analytics Overhauls Ad Reporting In One Central Hub

Google is rolling out an update to simplify reporting in Google Analytics. The changes, which start rolling out today, consolidate all advertising and publisher reporting into one centralized “Advertising” section. For digital marketers, SEOs, and publishers, this update helps you monitor and analyze organic website analytics and paid advertising campaigns within the same property. “The … Read more

Google Ads Performance Max Image Generation Now Available To All

Google is announcing the launch of its AI-powered tools for generating and editing images in Performance Max campaigns. These features, initially previewed in November, are now accessible in English worldwide, with more languages to follow. Additionally, Google is enhancing its Ad Strength indicator to give advertisers more information about their ad assets, including amount and … Read more

Shopify vs. Etsy: Pick an Online Store That Gives You More

On the one hand, you want a platform that holds your hand throughout the setup process, making things as quick as possible with a professionally completed online storefront. On the other hand, you also want a platform that has plenty of opportunities for personalization, allowing you to fully embed your branding and tone of voice … Read more

PPC Experts Weigh In On CPC Inflation

This is an excerpt from SEJ’s PPC Trends 2024 ebook, our annual roundup of expert opinions on what you can expect over the course of the next 12 months.  Inflation is hitting everywhere, even your ad auctions. This year, the contributors offer guidance on navigating these increasing costs. Some note that directly seeking lower cost-per-click … Read more

7 Strategic SEO Insights & Tactical Tips For 2024 And Beyond

I’ve been writing about search engine optimization (SEO) for more than 20 years. Looking back, I realize actionable SEO insights need to be thoroughly updated in this era of constant change. Circumstances have always changed quickly, but the pace of AI development in SEO feels harder to keep up with. There are many uncertainties in … Read more

How And Why To Use Enhanced Conversions

In this installment of Ask a PPC, we’re going to dive into enhanced conversions. As brands get their privacy-first plans in place, it’s critical that you feel comfortable with enhanced conversions. We’ll dive into: What are enhanced conversions? How to set them up. Why they’re important. Note that this post is exclusively focusing on Google’s … Read more

How To Get More Views On Your YouTube Channel

YouTube is the world’s second-largest search engine, making it a highly competitive platform for creators hoping to get views. While producing engaging, high-quality content is key, collaborating strategically with other YouTubers can give a significant boost to your channel’s visibility and help you get more eyes on your videos. This article examines the crafting of … Read more

YouTube is Our Highest-Converting Channel Thanks to Micro-Influencers: Here’s Our Strategy

My company, Galan Leather Co., sells a fairly niche product: handmade leather and wood writing accessories, plus other craft goods that writing and stationery enthusiasts will appreciate. Because of that, we’ve found that the most effective way to market to our audience is via very niche channels: specifically, micro-influencers on YouTube. Given our products’ aesthetic … Read more

What is a Net Promoter Score (NPS) and how do you measure it?

The modern customer journey exists across multiple channels and countless touchpoints. To get a truly cohesive view of your customer experience, you need to be tracking your Net Promoter Score (NPS). Net promoter score is more than just a customer service metric. It offers the combined power of quantitative and qualitative feedback, giving teams the … Read more

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