What I learned Confusion surrounds the importance of duplicate content Cleaning up your index can boost rankings Don’t allow internal pages to compete with one another Even strong brands should pay attention to the basics Build your business and the backlinks will come SEO Resources Google Search Console – check that your sitemaps don’t include […]

I’ve read a couple of recent posts that claim brands rank well because they have “bigger” SEO teams or attract lots of backlinks. Of course there is zero data accompanying these claims. I hosted an SEO shindig in Melbourne on Monday night for a sizeable group of fellow SEO and digital marketing associates. I once […]

After listening to Gary Illyes presentation at Pubcon on Google’s Mobile First Index rollout, I thought it raised some serious issues for major brand sites not only in Australia, but globally. It would seriously alter Australia’s ranking hierarchy and affect Google in the process. What I learned Mobile First is being tested, but the release […]

Since my return from Pubcon, I’ve recently appeared on Sky News Switzer where I was spreading my theory on building your brand and forgetting about Google. The subject has quickly gained traction and is now a cause for heated debate across the industry with everyone chipping in their two cents worth. What I learned SEMrush […]

I’ve just returned from Pubcon in Las Vegas where I had the opportunity to not only present on brand and content marketing, but listen to Google’s presentations on disavows, structured data, Mobile First and Accelerated Mobile Pages. What I learned • A lot of confusion still surrounds disavows • Structured data has pros and cons […]

Jim Stewart, CEO of StewArt Media, discusses the value of your brand with Peter Switzer on Sky News

Mixing it with the best in the business this week at Pubcon in Las Vegas. I’ve met some awesome people and been involved in some great SEO conversations. One in particular focused on the evolution of content marketing and how it’s changed for me. What I learned Content marketing no longer requires backlinking Brand and […]

I saw a tweet during the week which made me raise an eyebrow when it comes to deleting content. Deleting content can help in certain circumstances. EDIT: Dawn’s tweet is on the money but many who hear or read Google’s comments may not understand the context. What I learned Not all advice from Google is […]

Following on from our series on Google & Brands, this week I take a look at some changes Google made about 8 years ago as well as find a couple more examples of where the brand is smashing backlink pigs. What I learned Brand signals are trust signals Simple marketing activities can affect brand search […]

Jim Stewart recently hit the road to attend three speaking events at the invitation of The Adviser Bootcamp Digital Marketing Event in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The Bootcamp events were aimed at providing finance brokers the knowledge and skills required to establish effective digital marketing strategies to increase customer bases and drive brand recognition and […]