If you’re an SEO consultant, you can probably name at least one experience you’ve had with a past client that simply ended up being more than you bargained for. Signing a contract with a client that’s a poor fit can lead to all kinds of headaches, including misaligned expectations, abusive clients, and projects that are significantly bigger than you anticipated.[Read more…] about Spotting Potential Pitfalls For SEO Consulting Clients
Webmasters are taking web accessibility (websites, tools, and technologies designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them) more seriously, especially since usability has become critically relevant to SEO — browser behavior signals associated with user engagement have become ranking factors. At UpBuild, accessibility has become a priority, which has become reflected in our SEO audits; we now have an entire section of our SEO Audit devoted to this important topic.
However, making a website accessible is not just for ranking signals. It’s important to make content accessible to a wider range of people, including those with disabilities. People with blindness, low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, etc., all deserve equal access to the web, and focusing on accessibility in design helps make the web a more equal space for everyone.[Read more…] about The Importance of Video Accessibility
Over the years, we’ve worked with clients to overcome challenges they’ve had in righting the SEO ship across their international site iterations. When these clients come to us, they’ve often invested time and energy in the past to get international SEO tasks implemented, but have seen initiatives quickly fall to the wayside due to time zone differences, differing priorities, and ambiguous next steps and never saw international SEO successfully taken over the finish line.
This is where we’re so happy to come in. Because international offices are basically remote cohorts, working with them is our jam at UpBuild. We fully understand what it’s like when you’re communicating with people who aren’t simply sitting in the cubicle next to you.[Read more…] about International SEO Implementation Tips for International Teams
On September 24, Google announced the imminent rollout of new preview markup — namely one new HTML tag and three new meta robots attributes — that promised site owners stricter control over the preview snippets that represent their pages in search results. By “preview snippets”, they mean the descriptive paragraphs in each search result that show below the page’s title and URL. You know, these:
If you’re in SEO, the phrase “meta description” began knocking around in your head after reading that sentence; isn’t that what they’re talking about? Why don’t they just say that? [Read more…] about You Can Now Take Up Less Space in the SERPs If That’s What You Want
In September, Moz published UpBuild’s guide on “How to Automate Pagespeed Insights For Multiple URLs using Google Sheets”. We got a lot of really excellent questions and feedback on the post, and have continued making tweaks and improvements to the tool, which we thought we’d share here today. I recommend reading the Moz blog post first to give you a good understanding of what to expect from this tool. Then once you’re done, read on below to hear more about the additions we have made based on the feedback we received.