Confessions of an SEO

Carolyn Holzman

When I started marketing my own media publishing company, I discovered my true passion - SEO. SEO stands for "search engine optimization" and it's how websites and other digital properties are set up and presented to search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Youtube and more - so that customers who do not KNOW a business or service by name, and when looking for a solution to the problem seemingly "stumble" across the perfect fit for them. My story starts at the point when I decided to offer the same energy and effort to help other businesses who I thought were like me and my own business. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support read less

Indexation. Indignation. Season 3, Episode 3
1w ago
Indexation. Indignation. Season 3, Episode 3
I did it again. This week's episode includes a confession. I did something in the indexation project. Plus I kind of went off on business owners who have no respect for the experience of professional SEOs.  I use the word fantasy in here AND a use of the Golden Rule. Let's play fair people. I don't try to run your business, don't try to do my job either. Please take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Please take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Enrollment open now -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confessions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
FOMO Free Zone - Season 3, Episode 2
Jan 13 2023
FOMO Free Zone - Season 3, Episode 2
Wow. Out of the gate I think I started at rant level! Never know which end of the stick I'll grab when it comes to what I think about SEO.  This episode came out of one of the responses from the survey from someone who said they wanted more tactical SEO tips because they used one that I shared and it changed their entire SEO experience. That's very flattering and while I will share more tactical aspects of SEO this season - I wanted to make sure that YOU know I don't want to contribute to what is already a crowded field with everyone clamoring for the same thing - the easy button. Please take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Please take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Enrollment open now -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confessions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
Are You With Me - Season 3, Ep 1
Jan 6 2023
Are You With Me - Season 3, Ep 1
Happy New Year - let's take on the world! LOL! OK I definitely went right up to that venting edge of the cliff and not to just stir things up I am working on a plan to at least put a small dent (a positive one) in the way of creating a body of work that connects the SEO with the businesses they wish to serve and the businesses who want to use SEO services of a company to know how to tell a good one. This emerged from some of the responses in the Confessions survey - a brand new type of episode is being birthed. It takes me back to the original reason I started the podcast in the first place. Please take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Please take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Enrollment open now -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confessions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
New Year's Edition 2022 - Season 2, Episode 52
Dec 30 2022
New Year's Edition 2022 - Season 2, Episode 52
Its that time again for the Confessions of an SEO New Year's Edition! In this episode we start with thanking the sponsers and supporters of this podcast along with the person who got me started on this path initially. It's all her fault! Then I share some of the items on my "What Do I Want To Do in 2023" in terms of testing and even gardening. What things are you wanting to do? And then I came up with an idea based on the Survey suggestions on who might be a great interview for our SEO community. And there's plenty of space for YOU to participate. Don't forget to take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Enrollment open now -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confessions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
Rethinking SEO - Season 2, Episode 51
Dec 23 2022
Rethinking SEO - Season 2, Episode 51
This episode is a tangent off the book called - Think Again - The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant.  I liked the concept of how we as SEOs live in a world of curiosity and testers often have the courage to admit that things may have changed.  And for those non-SEOs, we need to remember that to them, if we change something it means we were doing it wrong. Maybe. But the courage to test it out will let us know based on the data and not our intuition. Let me know what you think. Don't forget to take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Enrollment open now -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confessions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
Google Search Status Dashboard - Season 2, Episode 50
Dec 16 2022
Google Search Status Dashboard - Season 2, Episode 50
This week Google announced that they have this status dashboard so we could all know if something is happening in the three systems that comprise the indexation process - crawling, indexing and serving. Maybe they just saw the Google Index Detector and thought, " hey, we need one of these too!" and they made their own. https://status.search.google.com/ Don't forget to take the 2nd Annual Confessions of an SEO survey- https://bit.ly/COAS-survey2 Coming up in January 2023 -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confessions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
By The Numbers, Season 2, Episode 48
Dec 2 2022
By The Numbers, Season 2, Episode 48
It's that time of year - the annual Confessions SURVEY! But don't worry, I go over the kind of ideas - etc. I'm working on the survey. Coming up in January 2023 -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confessions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
The Dark Arts of SEO, Season 2, Episode 47
Nov 27 2022
The Dark Arts of SEO, Season 2, Episode 47
This episode's alternative title was "Google! What is Wrong With You Where Is The Update You Always Run on Thanksgiving???" SO I talk a little about how we're all quickly murmuring amongst ourselves trying to figure out when it's going to hit. And in the course of recording this - Google sent proof that they are back in the office. Don't worry, it's not an algo update, it's a search console page report update. That makes THREE this week! Hope you enjoy these rambling but underneath coherent thoughts. Coming up in January 2023 -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confesssions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
SEO testing is my Parrot - Season 2, Episode 46
Nov 18 2022
SEO testing is my Parrot - Season 2, Episode 46
Well, its a fresh episode where I talk about seo testing. The after-effect of going to SEO Rockstars in Dallas where not only I spoke but also to meet those I've been meeting on Zoom for 2 years but this time in person. And if you're wondering what PARROTS have to do with SEO - well, you'll find out right before the end. Ain't I a stinker?? Coming up in January 2023 -      Forensic SEO Training Course For those who read these things - please click below - it's a short link to the Confesssions of An SEO Knowledge Panel - Thank you for your click! Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
The Thorny Path - Season 2 Episode 44
Nov 4 2022
The Thorny Path - Season 2 Episode 44
Sometimes you can't just ignore when there is lipstick on a pig. That's how I feel about mass site building boons - all the promise all the glory and all the work that will ultimately lead to good old elbow grease when it comes to making those things actually rank if there is any local component to it. I don't have anything to sell on mass sites so I guess its Ok for me to share my honest opinion and what in practice it takes to make them rank. It is not push button simple and honestly, some that I've seen you literally can not get there from here. Which is why I call it the "Thorny Path". In the real world The Thorny Path is a "nearshore route, picked through the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, then along the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to the Virgin Islands. "I-65" is an offshore route that takes you east to longitude 65°W to avoid the trade winds before turning south to sail across them instead of dead upwind." [source]- Apparently its a sailing hack. That's why I call mass sites - "The Thorny (SEO) Path". Confessions of An SEO Dental SEO - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
What Fresh SEO Hell Is THIS? Season 2, Episode 43
Oct 28 2022
What Fresh SEO Hell Is THIS? Season 2, Episode 43
So, its the beginning of Q4 and what better way to celebrate it than share the latest results of the Google Indexation Project. And Google does not disappoint and when I say does not I mean that they do. BUT this time I have data - the kind of data that I did not have last year because Google wasn't having anything of it. This episode is a little more technical and a little but tactical at the end where I share a very practical and useful way to get Google to reconsider content that it hasn't indexed yet. Confessions of An SEO The Dental Marketing Guy - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
My Advice To "Early SEO" Carolyn - Season 2 Episode 42
Oct 21 2022
My Advice To "Early SEO" Carolyn - Season 2 Episode 42
What if I could go back in time and talk to myself in the early days of my SEO career? What three things could I share that would support Carolyn in the past without disrupting the time space continuum? Find out the three things in this week's episode and let me know what you think.  Confessions of An SEO The Dental Marketing Guy - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
Is The Grass Greener? Confessions of an SEO - Season 2, Episode 41
Oct 14 2022
Is The Grass Greener? Confessions of an SEO - Season 2, Episode 41
This week after all the marketing calls I RECEIVED, it made me look back and see what did I do to get clients in the early days. And how it evolved and I realized it wasn't as simple as preparing a website audit and sending it out. I share two of the strangest realities in attracting new clients.  The Dental Marketing Guy - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
Evolution of SEO Testers
Oct 7 2022
Evolution of SEO Testers
This week I got to thinking about all the things that have changed since SEO Testing became a thing in 2015. Seven years - and not only has SEO Testing changed - SEO Testers have too. Building on each step of the way to a greater body of work that yes, yields some great finds - but the most valuable thing is how its shaping the minds of SEOs themselves.  We have come far. And our ability to evaluate has grown with time and our continuing work. And it all started with a question. SEO Rockstars Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
Season 2, Ep 39 - What a Sham(e)
Sep 30 2022
Season 2, Ep 39 - What a Sham(e)
What does it look like when you have an industry where the rules are set by the organization that you're trying to rank better in? Well, it looks a lot like what we have - and this week, I've kind of had it with all the "authoritative" sources pushing out useless - non-researched claims on how to do things in Google. What a shame (or sham, depending on how you look at it). My SEO Pet Peeves SEO Rockstars Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
S2, Episode 38 - Q4: Buckle Up Buttercup
Sep 23 2022
S2, Episode 38 - Q4: Buckle Up Buttercup
Well, we're at that time of the year when Q4 looms large and tensions begin to build. So why not run TWO updates at the same time. In this episode I talk about what Google does and ponder at least TWO possible methods for being able to run simultaneous updates and know how to correct if one or either goes too far. Let me know what you think. Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
S2, Ep 37 - The Telling of The Bees
Sep 16 2022
S2, Ep 37 - The Telling of The Bees
In this episode, I have two things to confess, I'm sorry, I wished some days I felt kinder towards people and then there are days when I want to just stop and get off. This week I had at least one of those days LOL!  Find out how bees and seo got swirled together - it's history and modern contemporary references but I swear you won't feel like it's too obscure a reference. The Dental Marketing Guy - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
Season 2, Ep 36 Success Disguised As Failure
Sep 9 2022
Season 2, Ep 36 Success Disguised As Failure
Has anything ever happened to you and later on you realized it was the best thing ever??! Me too! In this episode I will share a little something that happened along my way to where I am and how it involved an UPDATE! Speaking of which, I'm calling the Google Helpful Content update OVER. Find out why and what I saw and know that makes me statistically certain. The Dental Marketing Guy - Justin Morgan - A Sponsor of SEO Testing - Thank you Justin for your support! Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support
S2, Ep 35 - The Update on the Update
Sep 2 2022
S2, Ep 35 - The Update on the Update
Welcome it's an update! Not that we would know it by looking at things. So the curious update and some test results. And I get to introduce you to The Dental Marketing Guy - Justin Morgan. He owns and manages a marketing analyst and Service Firm for Dentists. You can find him by searching for The Dental Marketing Guy or click the link in the description. His sponsorship is to support the SEO testing and research that is featured in Confessions of An SEO episodes. The Dental Marketing Guy - Justin Morgan Interested in supporting this work and the seo testing? Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support - for greater levels of support - email confessions@americanwaymedia.com Here's a link to get Cora SEO Software on your team. Check it out. - https://bit.ly/confessionscora An easy place to leave a review https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/confessions-of-an-seo-1973881 To view the latest public testing project - visit https://www.AmericanWayMedia.com/index-detector/ Daily Youtube Reports on Google and Bing bots and Search Console - https://bit.ly/crawlornocrawl To take a look at the Cora software that I use in analysis - https://bit.ly/confessionscora To see more of the shared data factors - check out https://topseofactors.com/ Become a Confessions Supporter for $4.99 or a Confessions Sponsor at $9.99 or higher. Pick your level of support and sponsorship - https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support You can find me on Linkedin - Carolyn Holzman. American Way Media AmericanWayMedia.com Austin, TX Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: HESHAZ4ZOAUMWTUA --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confessions-of-an-seo/support