Entries by Heather Lloyd-Martin

What Does Google’s Panda Update in 2011 Teach Us About Today’s AI Content?

Twelve years ago, the SEO world was officially rocked by a … Panda. No, not the cuddly black-and-white creature. On February 23, 2011, Google’s Panda algorithm update rolled out. And everything changed like that. ::snapping fingers:: Back in 2011, Google was a different place. Seeing low-quality content positioning was common. Experienced SEO writers were competing […]

LinkedIn Newsletters: What I’ve Learned (So Far)

Four weeks ago, I launched my LinkedIn newsletter called The Well-Branded Woman. It’s been a freaky, fun-filled ride, complete with unexpected twists and turns. What I thought was going to happen didn’t – and what did happen blew my mind. Here’s what I did and what I’ve learned (so far!). Here’s how I set up […]

How Sustainable Is Your SEO Content Strategy?

Imagine this… You decide to add a new ongoing project to your content marketing plate every quarter. In the first quarter, you’d start podcasting. After that, you’d start writing in-depth guides and asking influencers to promote your content. By the third quarter, you’d create monthly webinars. And on and on. Sounds easy, right? You’re creating […]

How Much Can Your Google Traffic Plummet If You Rip Off Content?

Do you know what’s not fun? Another site stealing your content. Copyright violations have happened since the beginning of Google time. Years ago, I wrote a blog post about what to do if somebody steals your content. Fortunately, the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) makes it “easy” to get offending content taken down. In many cases, someone […]

How To Choose The Best SEO Writing Course For You

In a fascinating burst of synchronicity, I was halfway finished with this blog when the news hit about Google’s digital marketing certification course mentioning keyword density and word count. Sigh. This is one of my rant-filled blog posts. You’ve been warned. Are you confused by all the SEO writing course options out there? That makes […]