TikTok wants to test an ad-free subscription for $4.99

TikTok could soon launch an ad-free subscription service on its app. Code within the social platform suggests that subscribers may soon be able to access content without interruptions from advertising for $4.99 per month. Screenshots of TikTok asking users if they want to upgrade to an ad-free experience were shared by Android Authority. Why it … Read more

How to Create a Brand SEO Strategy – Whiteboard Friday

The author’s views are solely his own (except for the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. Miracle provides valuable insight into establishing your brand’s online identity and mastering the SERPs in this informative Whiteboard Friday. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a … Read more

SEO Syndication vs. Press Releases: What’s the Difference?

SEO Syndication vs. Press Releases: What's the Difference?

At The HOTH, we offer many services to improve our clients’ SEO by increasing online visibility. Content creation, guest posting, and link insertion are some examples of how we improve SERP (search engine results page) rankings for our clients. Still, there’s a lot of confusion around two of our SEO offerings: article syndication and press … Read more

6 Questions About Redirects for SEO • Yoast

A redirect occurs when someone asks for a specific page but is redirected to another page. Often, the site owner would delete the page and set up a redirect to direct visitors and search engine crawlers to a relevant page – a much better approach than sending them annoying, experience-damaging 404 messages. Redirects play a … Read more

Gaining Competitive Insights for SEO: A Step-by-Step Guide

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an inherently competitive activity. For every popular search term, countless websites compete for the top spot in the Google rankings. And with the top three rankings on Google results pages receiving a whopping 77% of all organic clicks, it’s easy to see why competition is so fierce. One of the … Read more

Google is accused of downplaying ad price manipulation

Google has been accused of downplaying the quiet increase in ad auctions. The search engine admitted in the federal antitrust case that it “often” increases ad prices by up to 5% without telling advertisers — sometimes as much as 10%. But marketers accuse the search engine of being too “conservative” with these numbers because, in … Read more

4 statistics about SGE – Whiteboard Friday

The author’s views are solely his own (except for the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. Discover key statistics about Google’s Search Generative Experience and its impact on SEO, ads, and user experience. Dive into the latest trends shaping the search landscape in this insightful Whiteboard Friday with … Read more

Helpful Content Updates: What Do They Mean for Your SEO?

Google released an update to its Helpful Content Update in September 2023, which is expected to be fully available by the end of the month. Key changes include: Relaxed guide to AI-generated content Action against third-party content A stern look at false freshness Better guidance for self-assessment of content usefulness Compared to previous updates, most … Read more

What we know so far

At the Google I/O developer conference in May 2023, CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company’s upcoming artificial intelligence (AI) system, Gemini. The Large Language Model (LLM) is developed by the Google DeepMind division (Brain Team + DeepMind). It could compete with and potentially outperform AI systems like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. While details are still scarce, here’s … Read more

Introducing Google’s helpful content system update in September 2023

Google has started rolling out an update to its helpful content system. The last update to the Helpful Content system was the December 2022 Helpful Content Update. The update started on September 14th and should take approximately two weeks to be fully available. What’s new. Google said“The helpful September 2023 content update is rolling out … Read more