Scott Clark Awarded Google’s “Best of the Best” Specialist Partner Status, Looks Forward to 2017

Scott Clark of BuzzMaven, Inc. has been granted the elite “Google Partner Specialist” status by the Mountain View, CA-based online marketing giant.  The program required completion of rigorous exams in Google’s Search, Display, Mobile, Video and Shopping ad networks as well as demonstrated high levels of client historical performance. Google considers the Specialist Partner status…

Interview: Advice You’ve Probably Never Heard – Social Media Marketing Breakout

I am proud and humbled by coverage in Lexington Herald Leader’s Business Section where we discuss ideas for breaking into social media marketing.  A huge thanks to Tom Martin for the outstanding questions and giving me the opportunity to offer a bit of advice in my home city! Here are some of the questions answered:…

Top SEOs and Digital Marketers Offer Advice on Thriving in the Modern Ranking “Slog”

So as different departments, including executives, long for the simplicity of keyword lists and SERP screen shots, we must now bore them with KPIs like engagement, backlink diversity, re-query phenomena and personalized results considerations.  For many who don’t know much about SEO, this does not feel like success, and if you’re not careful, you can start to feel like a failure as well, leading to a negative feedback loop that can poison engagements.

Advising on Social Signals and SEO – The Minefield of Causation, Correlation and Gradual Change.

It feels right to once again remind my site visitors and valued clients of what’s happening with the Google search results (at an ever increasing pace.)   I’m seeing social media engagement being used more often to vet sites for their appropriateness at the top of search engines.  Brands that are not bothering with social signals…

The End of Ghost Content – Authorship Focus Defining a New Focus on Individuals – Many not Ready

The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance – Eric Schmidt – Former Google CEO The search industry is all abuzz about the concepts around authorship markup (see postscript) and its effect on search results and content marketing.  Authorship markup, introduced in 2011 and has been getting regular improvements since.   Mostly applied to blog and news…