In this talk on SEO data, Matthew Brown outlined the how and why of going beyond using your data to prove ranking factors. He showed us how our SEO data can be used for better things, helping us finesse our SEO further.
- Speaker: Matthew Brown
- Job role and company: Managing Director at MJBLabs
- Twitter profile: @matthewjbrown
- LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewbrownpdx/
- Link to the slides: Pending
What was the talk about?
Many SEOs use their SEO data to prove ranking factors, which they then use to implement SEO tactics to outrank their competitors. Matthew highlighted which data sources we actually need, and how we can use them to boost organic traffic.
“We aren’t proving ranking factors — use your data for better things.”
Potential impact on the industry
okay so how long after #BrightonSEO do the bootleg recordings hit the streets? So far, disappointed in the speed of the SEO underground – need to hear that @MatthewJBrown live show. Can’t even find the flippin deck! Matty? Comment?
— David C. Minchala (@daveminchala) April 15, 2019
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- Qualify your sitemap URLs based on metrics.
- Google Search Console isn’t getting better — try Screaming Frog instead.
- Your own data is the key to SEO success.