Zach Bradshaw’s Thoughts on:

All Things
SEO

Internet marketing is how I pay my bills.  It’s what I do for my clients.  It’s what I do for my own brands.  It’s become a remarkably large part of my life.  For better or worse, I feel I’ve become one of the best on the planet.  Now, it’s time to earn that praise from others.

Tier

What Is SEO?

Chakras are the body’s main energy centers.  Most teachers today include seven of them.  Other models include 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, or 13.  Whichever model you choose, “the chakras” are considered the most important of 100s (or even 1000s) of energy centers in our bodies.

My Two Cents

Money is one of my Tier 1 Topics.

That makes it an entrance to many rabbit holes.

These profiles are largely for me.  I use them to record and reference.  In the future, I may make them more meaningful to the outside observer.

No guarantees.  Let’s start small.

Career Path

This is an odd way to put it.  But it’s the only phrase that captures the entire bucket.  Gary thinks like a Scorpio.

Going For the GoAt

Many of my heroes talk about company culture.  Gary’s idea of a “Honey Empire” is one of the best.

Experts Don’t Exist

Most people know Gary as “that social media guy.”  Makes sense.  He’s one of–if not the–best at it on the planet.

Satisfies Curiosity

Gary wants to buy the Jets.  Big dream, but he has a practical plan for it.  Luckily, he is documenting the journey.

For the time being, this site is mostly just a data dump.  Over time, it may become more useful to the outside observer.  Who knows?

Piecing Together the Search Engine Optimization Puzzle

SEO is a massive topic within two other massive topics.

SEO is a one of the largest pieces of the Digital Marketing puzzle, which is one of the largest pieces of the overall Marketing puzzle.

There are many ways you could organize its pieces.

Over time, that’s what I plan to do.  There’s a lot to wrap your mind around in SEO.  It touches many other pieces of Digital Marketing.  Plus, it is continually evolving.  I find its most helpful to explain it from different angles.  So that’s what I’ll do here.

By itself, that leg alone is destine to go 5 or 6 levels deep.

Here’s how it looks so far.

Foundation
sETting

There is a lot that goes into.  I can’t make up my mind whether to focus on the writing or the designing.  I guess it doesn’t matter.  The daily content challenge marches on.

SEO

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Here’s how it breaks down for me so far:

Foundation Setting

Authority Building

Footprint Sculpting

On-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

  • SEO Stacking
  • PBNs
  • Web 2.0 Links
  • Press Releases
  • Guest Posts
  • Editorial Links

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

 

 Technical SEO

Local SEO

eCommerce SEO

Video SEO

National SEO

Branding SEO

Sales SEO

Keyword Research

SEO Training

SEO Software

Voice Search

Google

Outsourcing SEO

SEO

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Here’s how it breaks down for me so far:

Foundation Setting

Authority Building

Footprint Sculpting

On-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

  • SEO Stacking
  • PBNs
  • Web 2.0 Links
  • Press Releases
  • Guest Posts
  • Editorial Links

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

 

 Technical SEO

Local SEO

eCommerce SEO

Video SEO

National SEO

Branding SEO

Sales SEO

Keyword Research

SEO Training

SEO Software

Voice Search

Google

Outsourcing SEO

Authority
Building

Quality content is the first pillar of SEO.  If you want to be known for a topic, you need content about it.  Nowadays, that content has to be the best.  That trend will only continue into the 2020s—and beyond.

Footprint
sculpting

This is what most digital marketers call off-page SEO.  I think digital footprinting is a better name for it.  The idea creates a framework for training and sustainable strategy.  It has more life than “off-page SEO.” 

SEO

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Here’s how it breaks down for me so far:

Foundation Setting

Authority Building

Footprint Sculpting

On-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

  • SEO Stacking
  • PBNs
  • Web 2.0 Links
  • Press Releases
  • Guest Posts
  • Editorial Links

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

 

 Technical SEO

Local SEO

eCommerce SEO

Video SEO

National SEO

Branding SEO

Sales SEO

Keyword Research

SEO Training

SEO Software

Voice Search

Google

Outsourcing SEO

SEO

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Here’s how it breaks down for me so far:

Foundation Setting

Authority Building

Footprint Sculpting

On-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

  • SEO Stacking
  • PBNs
  • Web 2.0 Links
  • Press Releases
  • Guest Posts
  • Editorial Links

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

 

 Technical SEO

Local SEO

eCommerce SEO

Video SEO

National SEO

Branding SEO

Sales SEO

Keyword Research

SEO Training

SEO Software

Voice Search

Google

Outsourcing SEO

White Hat
SEO

As one half of SEO’s largest dichotomy, White Hat SEO is like a religion.  “White hat” is synonymous with “the right way.”  Mainstream opinion is often that it is the only way.  At the same time, many SEOs incorrectly label their tactics.  As a philosophy though, it excels.

Black Hat
SEO

This is the “dark side” of SEO.  Many think “black hat” SEOs work in shadows.  Some do, but the mainstream opinion is wrong.  As a philosophy, it’s about results.  The best simply test.  These guys are often the earliest adopters of Google’s “white hat” initiatives.

SEO

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Here’s how it breaks down for me so far:

Foundation Setting

Authority Building

Footprint Sculpting

On-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

  • SEO Stacking
  • PBNs
  • Web 2.0 Links
  • Press Releases
  • Guest Posts
  • Editorial Links

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

 

 Technical SEO

Local SEO

eCommerce SEO

Video SEO

National SEO

Branding SEO

Sales SEO

Keyword Research

SEO Training

SEO Software

Voice Search

Google

Outsourcing SEO

SEO

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Here’s how it breaks down for me so far:

Foundation Setting

Authority Building

Footprint Sculpting

On-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

  • SEO Stacking
  • PBNs
  • Web 2.0 Links
  • Press Releases
  • Guest Posts
  • Editorial Links

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

 

 Technical SEO

Local SEO

eCommerce SEO

Video SEO

National SEO

Branding SEO

Sales SEO

Keyword Research

SEO Training

SEO Software

Voice Search

Google

Outsourcing SEO

On-Page
SEO

A large part of SEO is about the fundamentals.  As such, on-page SEO is vital.  It includes a large bucket of website optimization tasks.  This includes content, UX/UI, web standards, some tech stuff, and more.

Off-Page
SEO

This is the shortsighted, underdeveloped version of digital footprinting.  For most SEOs, off-page SEO is all about “backlink building.”  Nothing against off-page SEO strategies.  They are important.  It’s only that the thinking around it seems limited and immature.

SEO

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Here’s how it breaks down for me so far:

Foundation Setting

Authority Building

Footprint Sculpting

On-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

  • SEO Stacking
  • PBNs
  • Web 2.0 Links
  • Press Releases
  • Guest Posts
  • Editorial Links

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

 

 Technical SEO

Local SEO

eCommerce SEO

Video SEO

National SEO

Branding SEO

Sales SEO

Keyword Research

SEO Training

SEO Software

Voice Search

Google

Outsourcing SEO

My Top 3 SEO Teachers

My Top Three Search Engine Optimization Teachers

I stand on the shoulders of giants.

As I chase after true money mastery, I’ve constantly got an eye out for perspectives.

These are the three who have made the biggest impact on me to date.

Stephen Floyd

operation Director, Elegant Themes

Gregory Ortiz

Tech Support, Elegant Themes

Rand Fishkin

operation Director, Elegant Themes

Learn With Me

I’m already a multi-disciplined digital marketer.

See: This Site.

The more holistic the approach, the more sustainable the results.  That’s why I map every detail of the digital marketing landscape.

Things happen fast online.

Know what you’re doing and it’s easy to gain an unfair advantage.  Think your business is immune to the Internet and it’s easy to get left behind.  Moreover, the Internet itself generates new business models everyday.

If you want to run a business in the 21st century, don’t underestimate digital marketing.

Online campaigns already make and break entrepreneurs everyday.

Which side of the coin is your business on?

My hope is that some of this content might put you on the better one.  After all, it’s the same knowledge I’ll use to do so for myself.

My Progress So Far

This is my domain.

I came up with the idea of my favorites while teaching myself about personal growth, health, and money mastery.  They provide a great record of my progress.

SEO is different.

I have approximately 548,945,248 SEO resources.  I know more than anyone wants to know about search engines.

So more than any other, my SEO favorites are on track to become something useful for other people.

Still, we’re only about 5% of the way there at this point.

  • Level of Importance – 95%
  • Level of Understanding – 98%
  • Level of Interest – 99%

Videos Watched

Books Read

Mentions on My Site

Concept Level

My Favorite SEO Videos

My SEO Content

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My Month in Personal Growth – June 2018

My Month in Personal Growth – June 2018

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Digital Marketing Resources

gary’s recent keynotes and debates

ultimate guides

  • moz guide
  • neil patel guides
  • moz academy videos

algorithm

  • https://moz.com/google-algorithm-change
  • https://searchengineland.com/library/google/google-algorithm-updates

software

  • serped
  • seopower suite
  • semrush
  • raven tools

    content

    • rands progression of good content
    • whiteboard friday on ux/ui
    • brian dan skyscraper

    backlinks

    • https://theupperranks.com/
    • http://www.themezoom-neuroeconomics.com/Domain_Authority_Stacking
    • ahrefs
    • open site explorer
    • majestic seo
    • https://semanticmastery.com/ifttt-seo-recipes-workbook/
    • https://www.domcop.com/

    technical

    • https://moz.com/blog/subdomains-vs-subfolders-rel-canonical-vs-301-how-to-structure-links-optimally-for-seo-whiteboard-friday
    • https://www.quicksprout.com/2015/07/31/the-beginners-guide-to-technical-seo/
    • http://www.brokenlinkcheck.com/broken-links.php#status

    outsource trial wishlist

    • https://www.thehoth.com/
    • https://whitespark.ca/services/
    • https://www.brightlocal.com/
    • https://citationlabs.com/
    • https://loganix.net/white-label-seo/
    • https://theupperranks.com/
    • http://rankfeedr.com/chooseplan/
    • source lts?
    • https://posirank.com/

    training wishlist

    • source university?
    • omg machines

    citations

    • https://www.michaelcottam.com/google-business-page-finder/
    • https://www.omnicoreagency.com/local-seo-citation-sources-usa/
    • https://www.inboundio.com/blog/27-websites-to-submit-your-startup
    • https://smartystreets.com/products/single-address
    • https://whitespark.ca/top-local-citation-sources-by-country/
    • https://whitespark.ca/best-citations-by-category/
    • https://whitespark.ca/best-citations-by-city/
    • https://whitespark.ca/acceptable-google-maps-nap-abbreviations-and-variations/
    • https://whitespark.ca/local-search-ecosystem/
    • https://moz.com/learn/seo/local-citation-research-video
    • https://moz.com/learn/seo/local-listings-management-video
    • https://moz.com/learn/seo/understanding-google-local-video
    • https://www.brightlocal.com/learn/seo-citations-study/#local-businesses

    serp features

    • https://www.semrush.com/blog/large-scale-study-how-to-rank-for-featured-snippets-in-2018/

    google analytics

    • my google analytics academy profile – https://analytics.google.com/analytics/academy/profile
    • https://www.google.com/partners/#p_overview
    • https://analytics.google.com/analytics/academy/
    • https://searchenginewatch.com/sew/how-to/2268458/16-secret-google-analytics-advanced-segments-worth-their-weight-in-gold
    • https://analytics.google.com/analytics/gallery/#landing/start/
    • https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1102152
    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgihdkPzNDtuoQy4xDw5mA/featured
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E60GDFImKMk
    • https://econsultancy.com/blog/62828-10-useful-google-analytics-custom-dashboards
    • https://moz.com/blog/favorite-analytics-dashboards-whiteboard-friday
    • http://www.onlinemediamasters.com/google-analytics-seo-dashboards/
    • http://www.onlinemediamasters.com/google-analytics-custom-dashboard-examples/
    • https://webris.org/seo-dashboard-for-google-analytics-ga/
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsQFJBY-H7I

    search console

    • https://www.quicksprout.com/2016/06/15/the-ultimate-guide-to-using-google-search-console-as-a-powerful-seo-tool/
    • https://moz.com/blog/a-beginners-guide-to-the-google-search-console
    • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvY3VKvXDMyqnvOa6FADZpgD5aFDVJwdl
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp6B_UM57mY

    images

    • http://exif.regex.info/exif.cgi
    • https://www.geoimgr.com/

    rss

    • http://rssauthoritysniper.com/

    google resources

    seo copywriting

    youtube

    • https://www.telestream.net/wirecastplay/landing.htm

    pretty good video:

     

    grey hat links

    • da stacking
    • semantic mastery

     

    source u

    omg machines

    local client takeover

    bruceclay

    viperchill

    and other blackhat/top tier

     

    top articles

    citations

    moz playlist

    whitespark citation finder

    mozlocal

     

     

     

    seo freelance sources?

    konker?

    unsorted video dump

    The Only SEO Strategy You Need (2018) – Nathan Gotch 

    “4-Pillar SEO Strategy That Works.”

    Pillar 1 – Focus on Pleasing Your Users ~ 0:20

     

     

     

    unsorted video queue

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztGlnSBsWFw