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Episode 50 | August 8, 2023

The best of 50 podcast episodes

The SERP’s Up SEO Podcast celebrates its 50th episode with a look back—and asks what’s next with SEO. Wix’s own Mordy Oberstein and Crystal Carter revisit the Top 10 Episodes from the last year in this compilation episode, featuring some of the greatest minds in the industry.

How does duplicate content impact SERP rankings?
What’s the difference between good and bad SEO content?
How do you build an effective SEO team?

Great conversations, hot topics, and expert SEO guests. It’s all here! From GA4 preparation to using AI writers and everything in between, SERP’s Up’s episode 50 gives you the quick hits on what’s relevant in SEO today and what’s changing.

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SERP's Up Podcast: The best of 50 podcast episodes

This week’s guests

Dr. Pete

I’m a cognitive psychologist and resident Marketing Scientist at Moz. My latest obsession is hunting the algorithm to find out what makes Google tick.

Tom Capper

Tom Capper is a Senior Search Scientist at Moz, working on the data and tools that feature in current and future Moz products. Before that, he was a consultant at Distilled for 8 years, and before that, he was a cook in a roadside grill.


Hosts, Guests, & Featured People:

Crystal Carter

Mordy Oberstein

Ryan Jones

Kristina Azarenko

Cindy Krum

Ryan Law

Jill Quick

Danny Richman

Shelby Blackey

Jessie Willms

Luke Davis

Himani Kanakria

Barry Adams

Barry Schwartz

Aleyda Solis

Kevin Indig

Lily Ray

Eli Schwartz

John Mueller

Joe Hall

Nati Elimelech

Claire Carlile

Erica schneider

From Moz:

Tom Capper

Dr. Pete Meyers


SERP's Up Podcast

Wix SEO Learning Hub

Searchlight SEO Newsletter

Off on the right foot with Homepage SEO:

Show me the money with eCommerce SEO

The real deal with keyword research

The ChatGPT episode

Get ready for GA4

Is the SEO world ready for AI content writers?

Uncommonly good content 

Back Learning how to learn SEO

How to know good SEO advice from bad?

How big of an SEO problem is duplicate content? 

The dreaded Google Update: When to worry

Get going with international SEO

SERP Features - Google's secret sauce

How to adapt to changes on the SERP?

What you need to know if you want to go Enterprise SEO

Building your SEO team, the right way

How to pick the right SEO tool for you?

Removing the fluff from SEO reporting

Building SEO momentum for growth

The value of valuing reviews

Other Previous Guests and Columnists From The First Fifty Episodes:

Michel Fortin

Debbie Chew

Lazarina Stoy

Garrett Sussman

Olga Zarr

Miracle Inameti

Marcus Tober

Patrick Stox

Daniel K. Chung

Craig Durham

Lucy Dodds

Amelia Fowler

Greg Finn

Sarah McDowlell

Jeremy Moser

Kelsey Jones

Paul Andre De Vera

Andrea Stein

Kyle Byers

Nikki Halliwell

Mike King

Brittany Mueller

Amanda Wiener

Purna Virji

Christoph Trappe

Idan Segal

George Nguyen

Chima Mmege

Luke Carthy

Rejoice Ojiaku

Glenn Gabe

Einat Hoobian-Seybold

Adrian Stein

Ann Smarty
Judith Lewis

Daniel Waisberg

Annie Sullivan

Alon Kochba

Dan Shappir

Jamie Indigo

Christina Levasseur

Rebecca Berbel

Darren Shaw

Amanda Natvidad

Joy Hawkins

Alli Berry

Rebecca Tomasis

Dan White

Matt Southern

Danny Goodwyn

Loren Baker

Roger Montti

Brodie Clark

Marie Haynes

Chris Green

Janet Machucuke

Lidia Infante

Chris Johnson

Anu Adegbola

Amanda Jordan

Suganthan Mohanadasan

Michelle Robbins

Clay Kemp

Sean Del Galdo

Simon Schnieders

Charly Wargnier

Dana DiTomaso

Nick LeRoy

Lizzi Sassman

Antoine Eripret

Matt Matergia

Ginny Marvin

Ann Handley

Kevin Gibbon

Jason Brown

Greg Gifford

Elizabeth Rule

Krystal Taing

Crystal Horton

Brian Freiesleben

Caitlin Hathaway

Gianluca Fiorelli

Kavi Kardos

Jamar Ramos

Brandon Schmidt

Casie Gilette

Colt Sliva

Giuseppe Caltabiano

Veruska Anconitano

Maddy Osman

Melissa Fach

Jess Joyce

Anthony Barone

Carolyn Lyden

Jeannie Hill

Henri Helvetica

Arielle Phoenix

Sam Oh

Lirut Nave

Jean Wandimi


Mordy Oberstein:

It's the new wave of SEO podcasting. Welcome to SERP's Up. Aloha, mahala for joining the SERP's Up Podcast where we're pushing out some groovy new insights around what's happening in SEO.

I'm Mordy Oberstein, the Head of SEO Branding here at Wix and I'm joined by the always on target, the always reliable, the always fantastic, the always on point, our own Head of SEO Communications, Crystal Carter.

Crystal Carter:

Hello, fantastic people. We join you again for the 50th time.

Mordy Oberstein:

Oh, it is delicious.

Crystal Carter:

It's the 50th time! What's the 50th anniversary? Is that the golden one or a platinum or something?

Mordy Oberstein:

I don't know, what stone is it? They have different stones, right?

Crystal Carter:

I don't know. The big ones are nice. There's a diamond one and there's that sort of thing, but the in between is-

Mordy Oberstein:

It's our platinum. I'm making it up. It's our platinum episode.

Crystal Carter:

I can't remember. We should just Google it. But the thing that cracks me up about those things is that in-between, they're really random. They're like the paper, the styrofoam anniversary. And you're like, "What? This is not... Nobody wants a paper." They're very strange in between.

Mordy Oberstein:

Paper? Okay.

Crystal Carter:

I don't know it. The second one's a paper one. It's like what a comedown. What a comedown.

Mordy Oberstein:

That's terrible. Wow. Here's paper.

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

The SERP's Up Podcast is brought to you by Wix where we not only have our SEO newsletter, Searchlight, which you can subscribe to on a monthly basis over at, but where you can also check out all sorts of SEO content from articles to our SEO monthly webinar series to this very podcast and all of the podcasts that make up this episode as you soon shall see. So check out all the great stuff we have over at the Wix SEO Learning Hub over at

We say that because today's a very special episode. As Crystal said, the SERP's Up Podcast is 50 episodes old, which in dog years means we're 350, right?

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

Good thing we don't go by dog years because-

Crystal Carter:

No, that is good.

Mordy Oberstein:

I'd be personally really old.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, let's not get into those maths. I think we can just-

Mordy Oberstein:

No, no. We don't do math on this show.

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

I don't do math, for the record. I don't do math.

Crystal Carter:

Listen, marketers are always like, "Yeah, marketing!" And then they're like, "Statistics," and you're like, "Oh yeah, cool. Yes."

Mordy Oberstein:

"Oh, yeah, that." They do data studies. Anyway.

Crystal Carter:

Oh, yeah.

Mordy Oberstein:

Before we go any further, I just want to say thank you for listening to 50 episodes. That's awesome.

Crystal Carter:

It's really amazing. We've had so many amazing guests. It's been such an adventure. And thank you, Mordy, for being the best podcast buddy ever.

Mordy Oberstein:

Oh no, I'm not the best podcast buddy ever. You are the best podcast buddy ever.

Crystal Carter:

You are! Oh my gosh.

Mordy Oberstein:

No, no. You are.

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

Oh, stop.

Crystal Carter:

Now we've lost all the listeners. Everyone's done. They're done.

Mordy Oberstein:

I do want to shout out the listeners who are out there who listen every week or not every week or listen whenever they listen. I don't know how it works on a podcast. You can listen to 51. You can binge the podcast.

Crystal Carter:

The whole thing.

Mordy Oberstein:

But there have been people who have shouted out the podcast on Twitter, on LinkedIn, on social media. Folks have requested episodes and topics that we've included on the podcast. So really, thank you for interacting with us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the podcast and for being part of our little community.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, absolutely. It's been really, really brilliant. It's really cool when people say, "Oh, I heard your podcast." I'm like, "Oh, shucks. Thanks." Thanks, guys. It's nice.

Mordy Oberstein:

It's really nice. It's legit a highlight for me when people do that.

I do also want to shout out the folks behind the scenes that make this podcast happen. I feel like Episode 50 would be a good time to do that. So first off, Barr, you are the man. Barr is what makes this podcast happen each and every week, so thank you. Also, big shout out to the tech design and the design teams over at Wix and the entire Wix SEO Marketing team and well beyond, and a big thanks to Edge Media who produces the podcast. So Aaron and Jacob, you're legends, thank you.

Crystal Carter:

Thank you to everyone behind the team. We can't get it done without you. So yeah, thank you for everything that you've done this whole time, this whole time we've been podcasting.

Mordy Oberstein:

Big thanks to all the well-smart folks who have been a part of the podcast and contributed to it. And with that, what we'd like to do with this episode is to look back at some of the previous episodes. What we're going to do is take a look at the top 10 episodes by number of listens and explore some of the topics we took up there. But that isn't enough because there are some core SEO topics that are not in our top 10 of number of listens, so we're going to do a number of top 10 honorable mentions by topic that we thought we have to include in an SEO roundup podcast. Have to.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, absolutely. What are we going to do without them? I don't know. I don't know.

Mordy Oberstein:

I don't know. But wait, I don't want to be accused of, "Oh, old, not new." So we brought on some of the folks from Moz who are going to be talking about some of their thoughts on the future of SEO and where things are headed and what they're excited about, so we have that for you as well. So join us as we look in the mirror of self-reflection with this, a very special 50th episode of the SERP's Up Podcast.

All right, let's just kick this off, shall we?

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

Top 10. Again, this is by not top 10 we love, not our top 10 whatever. This is top 10 simply by the number of listens the episode has garnered, which by the way is completely biased just so you know because the longer the episode is out, the more listens it gets to, which is why, as I mentioned, we're also going to do the top 10 topics that we covered that we have to cover, that we have to show you and discuss in a clips episode.

There was no good way to do this is what we're trying to say.

Crystal Carter:

We've picked out all the podcasts and we hope you really enjoy them and we want to pick out some of the top highlights from around the podcast.

Mordy Oberstein:

So up number one is actually number one, our first episode ever about homepage SEO and what you need to know about homepage SEO, and we had Ryan Jones talk about some of his tips on homepage SEO. Here's Ryan on optimizing your homepage.

Ryan Jones:

So when it comes to homepage, SEO, there's definitely been some cases where I've had some major wins, but also where I've made some pretty rookie mistakes too. I mean, I remember when I first came into the industry nearly seven years ago, my main kind of thinking was getting everyone to the homepage and then all these users will sort of magically go where they need to go. In reality, that just isn't the case at all. If you're not serving what the user actually needs, you're not going to rank and you're not going to make any money.

Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you again, Ryan. It's a really good point. Yes, your home should be super optimized. You can have all the SEO ducks in a row, but if the experience of funneling users to the right places so that they can actually convert doesn't function well on your homepage, what good is all that?

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, absolutely. And I think this was something that really stuck with me as a point is that with SEO, sometimes you're like, "Yeah, this is going to work," and then maybe it works differently from what you expect and that's absolutely something that you can learn from and as a good SEO, you'll be watching not just for the wins, but for the things that maybe didn't go as expected and how you can make that better for the next time. And he had some really nuanced opinions on that and shared some great experience around particularly the homepage, but I think also too your overall SEO approach.

Mordy Oberstein:

Up number two is from our Episode Number 18, all about eComm SEO. So we had Kristina Azarenko talking about internal linking and eComm, which is super important. Here is Kristina all about internal linking and eCommerce SEO.

Kristina Azarenko:

What I see that works really well is internal linking, and many people just focus on building external links only and they don't control them, but they forget about internal links that they have full control of. Internal links are super, super important. They help to show hierarchy of the website and also distribute authority properly. Plus, they help Google to faster discover and index or re-index internal pages of the website. And it's especially critical for eCommerce because especially if you have dynamic stock with products going in stock and going out of stock, you want Google to pick this up real quickly.

Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you so much again, Kristina. Internal linking is like the low-hanging fruit of all things SEO and particularly helpful for eComm where your pages are... You want to make sure that they're indexed because some of them are very, very similar.

Crystal Carter:

Internal linking can never be underrated. It helps with content clustering, it can help you get indented results. It can help Google to crawl and it also sends signals as to what's most important, and particularly if you're on a really large site, like an eCommerce site or an enterprise-level site, internal linking is such a good and straightforward win.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, from Episode Number 4, we had Cindy Krum talking on and keywords, please, passé. Coming in at number three on our top 10 was our episode on doing keyword research the right way, which included a focus on entities. Here's Cindy.

Cindy Krum:

I think to rank well in search, in some cases we may have to go a little bit beyond topics that our website has a financial benefit for. So for instance, let's say that we are a site that allows you to adopt labradoodles. When we only talk about adopting labradoodles, Google knows that people who want to adopt a pet have more questions than just where to adopt usually. And so they are thinking about the next step of someone saying, "Well, I think I want to adopt a labradoodle" because that's how the normal process goes. You don't go, "I think I want to adopt. Let's do it today."

You usually go through a research process and the more you can answer those questions and help users with their journey on the topic and not just try and sell them things, it seems like the more Google is going to count that as high-quality content, the more Google is going to understand the entity, the more Google is going to understand that you understand the entity, and you are going to have the requisite keywords clustered somewhat together or in a meaningful way that Google uses to determine if you are authoritative and an expert.

Mordy Oberstein:

Yeah, thinking about the overall topic of authority and taking the user on a full journey and not just trying to sell to them is a great way to approach thinking about topics, entities, and keywords.

Crystal Carter:

Completely. There's so much more to just a keyword than the actual literal words. The context makes such a big difference and Cindy's has an ever-nuanced approach to that, and I think that as we move into a space that includes LLMs and a generative search, being more cognizant of entities is going to yield incredible results for SEOs that are taking this approach.

Mordy Oberstein:

Number four comes from Episode Number 29 where we spoke about a crazy little thing called ChatGPT and analyzed how it would impact not just SEO but the world, the worldwide web that is, with Ryan Laws. So here's Ryan Laws on AI as a force multiplier.

Ryan Lewis:

Who has the resources to vet billions of generated outputs almost every day at this point? You can't do it. So I can't say this is something I've solved at grand scale, not like programmatic SEO where you're publishing hundreds, thousands of articles at once, but we are working at a slightly smaller scale where we are basically having a human in the loop using generative AI as a force multiplier for their already great writing.

So we basically think to get the most out of this technology, you need a subject matter expert who can review, who can structure, who can critically evaluate what is being generated from the generative AI, and that process is still faster than it would otherwise be. I think sometimes it's a lot more fun for the writer because you get to outsource parts of your thinking and it can even be better in some instances because it can recommend ideas that you might not otherwise have. It doesn't have the same kind of mental ruts and creative bottlenecks that humans do.

But I think to your point exactly that having a person to evaluate, vet, and actually stand behind and be willing to put their name to a piece of generated content is absolutely crucial. Otherwise, yeah, we'll just very quickly descend into dystopian wild west if we're just all publishing the outputs of these models wholesale.

Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you again, Ryan. It's a great point, the idea of using AI writers to help you scale but not replacing people seems kind of obvious, but I think it's something that's worth saying concretely and consciously.

Crystal Carter:

Absolutely. You should totally be thinking of this as amplifying your intelligence or articulating your intelligence or demonstrating your actual intelligence, but really you need to have some kind of intelligence to begin with. You need to have some kind of knowledge to begin with, and that's really when it works really well when you absolutely know what you're doing and then you use the AI to help you take it to that next level.

Mordy Oberstein:

Coming in at number five... I feel like Casey Kasem. I know I just dated myself with that reference, but coming in at number five is our interview with Jill Quick about how to prepare for GA4, which is already here. So here's how to prepare for what's already actually here. Take it away, Jill.

Jill Quick:

I don't think Google expected it to be as popular as it became and it swelled and we wanted more, and then we had an upgrade with classic Analytics around about 2007, and that was getting rid of the bike and giving you a moped, a scooter. So we had a little bit more with our data, we got a new user interface. And I'm saying this because we have gone through multiple interface changes. We've just forgotten it was so long ago.

Now, universal Analytics where Mordy is super comfortable at the moment-

Mordy Oberstein:

Vert comfortable.

Jill Quick:

Yeah, this was 2011, 2012, and it is the equivalent of getting rid of the moped and the bike and giving us the keys to our very own universal analytics car.

Now, the majority of people, we've had this car for over 10 years and you've either been the driver, the passenger, the engineer. I have met people that don't even know where the car is parked or who has the key, but you like the car. We know the car, it's comfortable, and again, it was free and you just kind of started a job, they gave you access and you drove away and got what you needed from it.

With the transition to GA4, as Crystal mentioned, we had the very not necessarily best name of App and Web, and then they rebranded it to GA4 is the fourth version of that Analytics platform. And despite Google saying it's an upgrade, and it is an upgrade, but it's not an upgrade as in get rid of my crappy old car that could do with a wash and some reupholstering and give me a new one; they're taking away the car, setting it on fire this year so we can't have it anymore, and they've given us the keys to a helicopter. That is the equivalent shift that we have.

Mordy Oberstein:

The parable she uses about it being a different vehicle altogether, personally, was mind-blowing for me as a way of concretely understanding the difference between what I was working on and I loved so much and what I have now.

Crystal Carter:

Entirely. I saw her speak about this and was just like, "Yeah, I get that now."

Mordy Oberstein:

"That's it. I get it now."

Crystal Carter:

"I get it now."

Mordy Oberstein:

I've been trying to fit a square peg into a round hole this whole time.

Crystal Carter:

Right. And she's like, "Stop. Put it down. Try again." Just give it a complete different approach and it's absolutely what's required.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, what would be a clips episode and not talking about AI and AI writers twice? That's what we do now. We talk about AI all the time. This time, before ChatGPT was even a big buzzword, we talked to Danny Richman in Episode Number 9 in what is our sixth most popular episode all about using AI writers the right way, and Danny talked about using it in a little bit of a different way than you might've thought. Here's what Danny had to say.

Danny Richman:

I think one of the most common misconceptions with that technology is that it was never really designed for writing long-form content and that isn't what it's best at doing. The areas where I found it most useful and surprising was three different categories. One is around classification, then transformation, and then in translation.

So for example, let's imagine you're doing some keyword research for a criminal law firm and you are looking at all keywords that are searched for on Google that include the word conspiracy because you're interested in creating some content around the offensive conspiracy to murder or conspiracy to defraud, those kinds of offenses.

Now, if you go and put a term like that into a keyword research tool, you're going to get a whole load of keywords that have absolutely nothing to do with the area of criminal law and you're going to get UFO conspiracies, Princess Diana conspiracies. So one of the things you often have to do when you're doing keyword research is to filter out all the noise and just find the keywords that are relevant and applicable to the website you are working with.

And that's one of the areas where a tool like GPT-3 really excels because you can very easily upload a whole load of keyword research data into a Google Sheet, and then using a very simple script, you can then get GPT-3 to classify all those keywords in a matter of seconds according to whether they are in the context of a criminal law firm. So that's something that would've taken just hours or days of work for somebody to have to do.

Mordy Oberstein:

To me, using AI as a way of classifying information is the way to use AI, and I think Danny is so on point, even all these months later, about how he's thinking about using AI and SEO.

Crystal Carter:

Totally. There's so many tasks that you can use AI to help you with and help you simplify, like arguing with spreadsheets or clustering a list of keywords into themes or taking data that you've gotten and making it more simple or cleaning up data like, "Please remove all of the cases of this and that and that." All of those things are really, really great and help you to save time so that you can do some of the more nuanced work using human intelligence.

Mordy Oberstein:

Speaking of human and intelligence, we had Shelby Blackley and Jessie Willms over on Episode Number 2 talking all about good content and what is good content, and coming in at number seven on our most popular episodes of the SERP's Up Podcast is Jessie and Shelby's Episode Number 2, where they talked about, yeah, clicks are great, but if users aren't satisfied once they get there, what good is that?

So here's Shelby and Jessie on the experience of the user.

Shelby Blackey:

Well, I think that the big thing about having a quality piece of journalism or having a quality piece of content is really focusing on three pillars: search intent, keyword research, and the actual reader experience and how they're immersed in the piece.

When you think about search intent, it's very much like why people are searching these things, right? They're looking at what is the actual main purpose of the page. So to create a quality piece, you need to look at what's actually out there and what people are actually creating. If someone's looking up a specific keyword and they want an FAQ, how can you take that FAQ and take it an extra level? Is there a way to engage it? Can you add in schema? Is there an H2 subheading that you can add in? All of these will allow the readers to get what they need out of it.

Jessie Willms:

Right. So by aligning the search intent with the content that we end up creating, we can make sure that we really fulfill that request that people are making when they turn to a search algorithm or a search engine, I should say.

Shelby Blackey:

Exactly. And then you think about the keyword research behind it too, and we do so much around keyword research. Right, Jessie?

Jessie Willms:

Keyword research is the first thing that any news SEO will do when they are thinking about creating a new piece of content. We really want to first understand what it is people are looking for to understand the questions that we need to answer and the topics that we need to cover in whatever piece of content that we create.

The other thing about doing keyword research as your first step is it helps inform not just what you cover but how you cover it. Like Shelby said, if you are doing keyword research and you see that other publishers are creating FAQs to answer these reader questions, then you know that this is in line with how readers want to consume this content. So a series of questions and answers is a really effective tool for creating that engagement with readers because it allows them to answer specifically the question that they're after, but also scan and skim over other questions that they might find useful.

Mordy Oberstein:

Intent, research experience. If you don't ensure you're giving the user targeted content and you're not actually fulfilling their needs, nothing else matters.

Crystal Carter:

I think people think that ranking is an indicator of what Google thinks is good, but ranking is an indicator of what Google thinks users think is good. So obviously, you have to put the users first.

Mordy Oberstein:

Users? That's crazy.

Crystal Carter:

I know. What do they need? What matters to them? What's actually good for them? They've got some great insights on that.

Mordy Oberstein:

At number eight is an episode all about learning SEO. Here, Luke Davis shared how he goes down the rabbit hole to learn more about SEO and perfect his craft. From Episode Number Six, take it away, Luke.

Luke Davis:

So I start with a Google search of the topic and basically fall down a rabbit hole of articles, videos and documentation. I tend to focus on reliable sources as they're often backed up by other articles as well. Being able to immerse myself in a subject and get to know every detail has been crucial in my understanding of many things related to SEO.

If it's technical, I also like to test my skills on a demo site to see how things work, how things look, follow tutorials online or any courses that might be available. I did that recently when learning how to use a web framework called Astro, and that pushed me to pick up bits of JavaScript, which has always been my Achilles heel. It also involves breaking stuff and spending hours troubleshooting. So that kind of helps me learn what to do and what not to do and I like to think I'm much better for it.

Mordy Oberstein:

Using a demo site to test things out is an underrated practice in my opinion.

Crystal Carter:

There are so many people that I've talked to and said, "Oh, I haven't been able to practice SEO because I haven't got a job at an agency yet," or, "I don't have any clients yet." And I'm like, "Why are you waiting? Stop waiting. You can make a website right now. You can make a website right now. You can write content right now. You can distribute, you can do all of those sorts of things," that if you don't have your own site to do, I'm sure if you ask around to literally anyone, can I help someone with their website, a million people will give you an opportunity to try out some things.

But also, having your own site, all of the best SEOs that I know have test sites, have multiple test sites where they test and try again and try again. So if you're sitting on the fence, just do it. Just do it.

Mordy Oberstein:

That's why I have so I can troll Barry and test things out, two birds, one stone.

Landing in at number nine is perhaps, I would say, our most important episode where we share how to know good SEO advice from bad SEO advice, and we had Himani Kanakria on to offer her take all about that. We're going back to Episode Number 5. Here's Himani.

Himani Kanakria:

It's not easy and advisable to trust any SEO advice that gets your way, especially today. These days, getting trapped into bad SEO advice is easier because any random post on any platform can get massive engagement. They talk about niche websites and then showcase how brilliantly they got great results without any solid proof of what strategy they use and how it was implemented.

What you can do is verify if Google has any documentation around that advice or even you can ask any Google Search employee. I mean, I have asked John Mueller a lot, many times, and he has helped me with a lot of great advice, and even you can ask any industry thought leader as well.

Mordy Oberstein:

Verifying SEO advice with what Google actually says in their documentation?

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you. Amen to that.

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

Google documentation is incredibly invaluable and underused all at the same time.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, entirely. And so many times when people were like, "Wow, you're so insightful," I literally just told you what's in the documentation. Read the documentation. They spend a lot of time on it. Lizzie over at the Google Search Console team at the Google Search team, she spends a lot of time making sure that it's really knowable and accessible. So yeah, always find your source, always check your sources. There's a lot of rumors around in SEO.

Mordy Oberstein:

Rumours, it's not just a Fleetwood Mac album.

Crystal Carter:

There you go again.

Mordy Oberstein:

Referencing myself. Oh, I'm doing the whole Casey Kasem thing. I might as well reference a musical album since we're here.

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

All right, and wrapping up the top 10 of most-listened to episodes of the SERP's Up Podcast thus far because we've done 50 but there's 50 more coming, is our episode about duplicate content where we had Barry Adams share what he does and doesn't worry about when it comes to duplicate content. We're going back to Episode Number 17. Here's Barry.

Barry Adams:

There is no such thing as a duplicate content penalty, so just make sure all the pages on your own website are unique, are properly structured, well-targeted for specific topics and specific rankings. And don't worry too much about what other websites are doing with taking your content or scraping your content. Just focus on making sure your website is as good as it can be and that you have all the tools at your disposal to make sure your own content ranks and performs in Google Search results to its maximum potential.

Mordy Oberstein:

Yep, there is no such thing as duplicate content penalty and don't worry about sites. And scraping your content, definitely agree with that. Sites, they're going to scrape your content. These sites are so low-quality, so ridiculous. Don't worry about it.

Crystal Carter:

It's also one of the reasons why it's so important to make sure that you got your biographical entity sorted, that people know who you are, that you're confirming that who you are with EEAT signals across your website and that you've got good canonicalization set up and all of that sort of stuff. There's lots of signals that you can give Google that you are the authority for whatever topic you've created, that you are the authoritative voice for that piece, and Barry's got a really nuanced approach to that.

And speaking of duplicate content, I've definitely said nuanced a few times in this episode, but it's at the top of my mind so there we go.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, as I mentioned before, those are our top 10 episodes in order of number of listens, but we didn't talk about SEO reporting, we didn't even talk about SERP features, we didn't talk about Google updates. How could we not talk about these things if we're recapping SEO?

So here's 10 more honorable episodes that we need to include that hit on some really core SEO topics. So it's, I guess, our personal topical list of episodes to include when doing a clip episode.

Here we go from Barry to Barry. Barry Schwarz joined us for Episode Number 3 to talk about Google updates. So if we're doing a clip episode about SEO, we must talk about Google updates. So here's Barry Schwartz talking about which updates you should look up and know about.

Barry Schwartz:

So there's a bunch of Google updates that have happened over the course of, I don't know, two decades or so. Probably the most significant one that really sets the tone was the Florida update probably 20 years ago, like 2002, 2003. It really shook the SEO community. It was the first time where Google did an update where it basically said, "Hey, SEOs, stop trying to manipulate us. We know about you and our algorithms will detect what you're doing and you're no longer going to be able to fool us with easy SEO." And that really shook the industry a lot and it really set a tone for what was going to come next.

Mordy Oberstein:

The Florida update, little fun fact for you here. Thank you, Barry by the way. Fun fact about the Florida update, when the medic update came out, which was the August 2018 core update, the first of those really prolific core updates or the first was really the March 2018 core update, whatever, it doesn't matter, they wanted to call it Florida 2 because Pubcon was happening at the same time in Florida and that's where the first Florida update came about because it was at Pubcon when it came out in Florida.

Crystal Carter:

Right, right.

Mordy Oberstein:

Yeah. A little fun and history fact for you about updates that doesn't matter at all for SEO.

Crystal Carter:

I think it's really important to learn all the updates. I was at an SMX event and Barry Schwartz literally went through every single update and it was fantastic. Also, there were lots of slides with giant owls behind Barry, which was also amazing, but it's really important to... I'm a big fan of history and it's really important to learn history and study history because you don't know where you are if you don't know where you've been.

Mordy Oberstein:

Very true for SEO. Super true. If you don't understand what Google used to be able to do and what they're now able to do and what they're trying to do, it's really hard to contextualize what works and what doesn't work for SEO.

Crystal Carter:

Right. They're building on everything and building on everything, so pay attention, people.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, no SEO conversation is complete until you talk about international SEO, which is exactly what we did on Episode Number 40 with the Aleyda Solis. So honorable clip number two, I'm calling them honorable clips, I don't know why. Honorable clip number two comes from Episode Number 40 and it's all about international SEO with the Aleyda Solis.

Aleyda Solis:

If you do really have the capacity and the resources, and if it is an important market for you, you should totally go ahead. And if it's a minimum effort too, you should definitely go ahead and do the extra mile and personalize because that can make a complete difference for it.

So for example, back in the day, I am originally from Nicaragua, when I was living still in Nicaragua, and Nicaragua is such a small country, it's also a poor country so we were so very used to getting all of this marketing actions in TV even or in billboards or whatever that were so obviously not targeted at Nicaraguans because we actually speak... The way that we word things in Spanish, it's like in Argentina with the boss. So we put an accent at the end of each pretty much conjugation and the verbs, right? And we don't say, "Two," we say, "Boss."

So we had a lot of these billboards and TV ads and whatever with the two, the two, and we were like, "Oh, this was just a generic ad for all Latin American people. Whatever, it's not for us." But then little by little, you could tell that they were making more efforts toward things to change things, and it was a minimum thing really pretty much to change up a couple of wordings, the rest was exactly the same, but at least they took care and this is actually really for us, right? The engagement and I think the connection with the brand or the offering increased.

Mordy Oberstein:

If you don't personalize content from market to market so that it actually speaks to those people, you are never going to come off... I hate, I don't know, stale, to use a word. I don't know, not good.

Crystal Carter:

See, and you've definitely read those websites where you've gone to them and you were like, "This is not..." I was on a website for somebody who manufactured rackets for tennis and their website, I was just like, "These categories don't make any sense. I don't know who translated this but I can't find anything on this because it doesn't make any sense."

Mordy Oberstein:

It's so obvious when that happens. So obvious.

Crystal Carter:

It's so obvious.

Mordy Oberstein:

Don't be that person. Don't be that person.

Crystal Carter:

Right. And I think you have a little bit of forgiveness if you've actually just clicked the Google Translate thing and you want to see if you can book this restaurant in Paris or something even though you're not in Paris, that sort of thing.

Mordy Oberstein:


Crystal Carter:

But yeah, if you're making the site and you actually want to appeal to the audience, show them that you care.

Mordy Oberstein:

Topic number three that we felt we had to include are SERP features because they're everywhere and they're all the time and they're dominated by them. So we must talk about SERP features, which is what we did Episode Number 11 with our friend, Kevin Indig.

Here's Kevin Indig all about SERP features.

Kevin Indig:

For certain SERP features, absolutely. So there's some SERP features that you can "rank" in or be visible in, like image carousels, video carousels, featured snippets. People also ask about those kinds of things, but then there are others where you just, as a brand, sometimes you can bid, you can pay for being visible. In the case of the Google Flights search module for example, you can literally bid to be visible, but there are also some where you just can't do anything at all, like a Google knowledge card for example.

And that's when the only thing you can do is just be aware that this happens in the search results and understand what the impact on your traffic could be.

Mordy Oberstein:

It's a really interesting point. Sometimes there's nothing to do. Sometimes there's a SERP feature there. There's no URL, there's no way you could show up. It's a direct answer and there's nothing you can do about it and the best thing you can do is just know that that's what's happening, and that's probably why you don't have as many clicks as you would've otherwise.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah. And you can make a call. You can say, "Do we try it for the SERP feature or do we just let go or whatever?" But these are things you have to think of, but it's also the reason why it's really important to check the SERP all the time.

Mordy Oberstein:

Al the time. If we're talking about SERP features and we're talking about checking the SERP, then we must talk about how you stay updated and looking and tracking changes on the SERP, which is what we did in Episode Number 20 with Lily Ray. So here's Lily Ray on what's been going on in the SERP and the changes she's seeing on the SERP.

Take it away, Lily.

Lily Ray:

There's a lot of new accordions that they've been rolling out in the last year or two, so of course we see people also ask across the board for most queries these days. I know sometimes the tools show that it comes and goes, but really there's definitely been a big rise and people also asked in the last few years. But beyond that, Google's using that same kind of functionality to roll out across different types of accordions, so things like buy-in guides and things to know, for example. If you'd Google specific medical conditions or products that you might be reviewing, Google can show something like things to know or buying guides, and that's actually information taken from various different websites and kind of integrated into this accordion where you can learn about specifications about the product or different symptoms and treatments for medical conditions and things like that.

Mordy Oberstein:

All sorts of new accordions, it's one thing I see. There's all sorts of filters on the SERP, but the point is checking, looking and seeing, as Crystal mentioned before, what's happening and seeing, hey, not just what new feature there is, but what's the trend? What's happening trends-wise with the SERP features, very valuable in checking and seeing.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, it changes all the time, it changes every day, changes by device, changes by geo. So these are definitely important things to check regularly and know which SERPs are the most important ones for you.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, here's a topic that doesn't belong on the list: enterprise SEO. We can talk about SEO and not talk about enterprise SEO, I feel like. However, when we talked to Eli Schwartz in Episode Number 20 about enterprise SEO, he gave a well-smart tip about how to stay hands on when you're not in a hands-on role, which is very important to talk about when we're talking about SEO.

So here's Eli Schwartz from not Episode Number 20, sorry, Episode Number 33. I'll get it right. Episode Number 33 about how to stay hands on.

Eli Schwartz:

The other things I'll do is I'll do things that are out of my typical role as a consultant. So I'll coach new SEOs or I'll coach enterprise SEOs and help them understand and help work with them, really for my own learning, to understand how to navigate the challenges that they're working on as a part of their roles. So if they have a challenge with how do they get an engineer to do something, how do they understand the reporting they have? These aren't things that I get to do in my regular consulting, but these are things that I get to really learn and do from coaching.

Mordy Oberstein:

Interesting way, I never thought about it before, but the way that Eli's talking about it, but coaching other SEOs to stay hands-on. Really interesting.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, mentoring is incredibly important, and also people who don't know will ask you questions and they'll be like, "But what is that?" And you're like, "It's a thing." And sometimes you realize that you actually don't know how to explain it. You've just internalized it. So the questions that you get from folks is really, really important and can be really helpful to helping you to just keep your toe in the water.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, since we're talking about coaching and other people and the softer side of SEO, the softer skill side of SEO, we have to talk about communicating and building teams and how to build strong relationships with your SEO team and other teams in your organization, which is what we did in Episode Number 31 when John Mueller came on and talked about building a strong SEO team. So here's John talking about that.

John Mueller:

I think for SEO folks, this means you need to be able to communicate with a wide variety of people. You can't just be geeks that speak in canonicals amongst yourselves. You need to have at least one person who can converse fluently in pagination, developer, marketing, and manager talk.

Mordy Oberstein:

I mean, yeah, he's right. Sometimes I feel like we get lost in our little SEO bubble and we geek out on all the cool SEO stuff that we care about that no one else actually cares about, but we have to be able to break out of that SEO geekiness, for lack of a better way of putting it, to be able to communicate with other stakeholders and other teams.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, because your team is wide. Of course, it's your core SEO team, but social folks are also to do with your team. The people who sign the checks are also the people in your team. The people who own the business are also in your team, and they need to know what's going on, and you need to have actionable, accessible information for them.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, if you're talking about other stakeholders and other teams, that naturally speaks to SEO reporting, which is our next topic that we could not leave off of this list. If we're going to do a clip show, we're going to talk about SEO reporting because it's a major part of doing SEO.

So we had Joe Hall come on during Episode Number 14 to share his thoughts about SEO reporting and KPIs. Here's Joe.

Joe Hall:

When trying to decide which is the right KPI for a client or project, I like to set it up in three different ways. I like to think about KPIs as either communication KPIs, strategic KPIs, or business KPIs. Communication KPIs are measurements. They communicate an idea and educate the client every time we talk about them. They're used to educate and inform about bigger ideas and things they need to focus on.

I usually find these KPIs by talking to the client and asking them specifically what they're interested in. This is because these are the KPIs that they are already used to talking about and they are already familiar with.

Mordy Oberstein:

I love the fact that he uses education as a KPI and communication as one of his KPIs.

Crystal Carter:

Joe, he's a clever dude. He knows stuff.

Mordy Oberstein:

I will say, and no shade to our other guests, that was one of my favorite clips.

Crystal Carter:

I think that education should be absolutely front of mind for making sure that you have longevity and that you can respond when there are SEO changes, which there will always be, SEO changes.

Mordy Oberstein:

From one of my favorite clips to one of my favorite people, we spoke to Wix's own Head of SEO, Nati Elimelech, during Episode Number 24, all about SEO tools and building good SEO tools and what it means to create good SEO tools. And if we're talking about SEO, hey, we're SEOs, we love tools, how can we not consider talking about SEO tools on this clip show? So we did with Nati.

Here it is, Nati talking about what it means to create a good SEO tool,

Nati Elimelech:

Give users the feature they want, then protect them from what they don't know or the ways they can misuse your features, and all the time, teach them how to use those features, teach them why those features are important and teach them when to not use those features. I think those are the main, main, main pillars of making a good SEO product.

Mordy Oberstein:

I think that focus on preventing misuse and protecting users from misuse is something that I will go out on a limb and say that the SEO tools that are out there should think about more.

Crystal Carter:

I think there's absolutely a sense of responsibility to our users that Nati and the rest of the Wix SEO team have to their core. It's a core tenet of how they approach creating SEO tools.

Mordy Oberstein:

They are a shining light. Nati is a shining light to all the other SEOs.

Now, Crystal, you know what we haven't talked about yet at all?

Crystal Carter:

What haven't we talked about?

Mordy Oberstein:

We've done all these clips. We've done 27 of them I think so far if I haven't lost count. 28. We've done 28 and we haven't talked about local SEO at all.

Crystal Carter:

How did we not do that?

Mordy Oberstein:

We've gone all this time without talking about local SEO.

Crystal Carter:

Oh, gosh.

Mordy Oberstein:

How have we done that? We will rectify this right now because we are going to talk about local SEO.

Claire Carlile joined us in Episode Number 15 to talk about reviews and local SEO. So here's clear Claire Carlile on reviews and a nifty little point you probably didn't think about.

Claire Carlile:

First of all, ask yourselves, are you ready? Is your business ready to start to get an influx of reviews? Is your product or service ready? Are there any preexisting issues because it might be a good idea to iron those out before you start getting negative reviews based on those.

Mordy Oberstein:

I love this. Before you're talking about optimizing, getting more reviews and more reviews and more reviews, being sure you're ready to take on reviews. If your product is not there yet and you're all about review strategy, those reviews are not going to be good.

Crystal Carter:

It's a hard pill to swallow sometimes. Sometimes I've had people who are like, "Oh, the reviews are bad." I'm like, "Have you seen it? Have you tried it? Have you been where the user's been? Because it ain't a good situation. We need to fix this situation because the reviews are sometimes the reflection of reality, so reality should be better."

Mordy Oberstein:

Which goes to setting priorities for SEO tasks, which is an episode we're going to do in the future. Don't worry, we're going to get to that, but it's really very, very important to prioritize the right way. Yes, reviews are incredibly important for local SEO. They're one of the big "ranking factors" of local SEO, but if you're not ready to get good reviews, then put that priority task at a lower priority for now and get back to it later.

Now, we've ticked off local SEO. What's the other thing we didn't talk about yet, which I'm mind-blown. The last clip. We've done 29. Not 29, we've done 19. I am botching all the numbers today. Casey Kasem is rolling over in his grave. I said before we did 29. I'm like, "Wait." 19.

Crystal Carter:

Carson Daly's fine about it though. Don't worry.

Mordy Oberstein:

We did our top 10 episodes in terms of numbers and here's our top 10 topics. Content. We have not talked about content.

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

Basically at all. Bonkers absolutely, but we're saving the best for last. We're covering content. We're going to do it because SEO and good content, it's all one and the same.

So we spoke to Erica Schneider on Episode Number 38 about how you create good content and how you do it at scale and how when you're doing it at scale, you don't lose that content quality. Take it away, Erica.

Erica Schneider:

You need to document your processes. You need to have goals, a mission statement, objectives. Everything that you do for your business when you want to be able to scale effectively and not fail and have everything fall apart is the same way that you should treat scaling your content operations so that you don't mess with your quality as you scale.

Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you again, Erica. It's such a great point. You wouldn't go into a business and say, "I want to scale up this business" without a plan to make sure you maintain service quality or product quality. Walking into content should be the exact same way, exact same priority.

Crystal Carter:

And you need to make sure that you know that if you're going to go for quality or quantity or whatever your strategy is, that you know when you're going to reassess it, when you're going to revisit it, when you're going to take stock of your content strategy, that you have that plan planned out as well. A plan for when you will plan.

Mordy Oberstein:

A plan for the plan is always good to have.

Crystal Carter:

It's usually-

Mordy Oberstein:

I always do plan for planning, as crazy as that sounds, all the time. Yep.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, it's really important.

Mordy Oberstein:

So I got the numbers right now. Those are our top 20.

Crystal Carter:


Mordy Oberstein:

Got it? 20.

Crystal Carter:

And thank you to everyone else who did the other 30 episodes.

Mordy Oberstein:

Absolutely. There's so many. Please go check out all the great tips and all the great guests and all the great episodes. There's just so many of them at this point. There's 50, but we're not done because I said we have new. That was old and old is good, but we also want to have new material for you so we spoke to the folks over at Moz and we asked them, Hey, what are you excited about for SEO, the future of SEO? What are you looking forward to?

So we spoke to Tom Capper and Dr. Pete over at Moz. Let's go to Tom first. Here's Tom on what he's looking forward to in SEO.

Tom Capper:

Hello, Tom Capper here, Senior Search Scientist at Moz. I think what I'm looking forward to most in SEO is Google and publishers and the SEO industry itself being pushed to engage with some of these questions that are coming up now about the content ecosystem on the web. I think mostly it's recent developments with large language models that are causing this. There's also some recent legislation in Canada that's relevant, but Google has sort of put out this invitation to contribute opinions to some new crawling standards and maybe allowing publishers to control what content is consumed by large language models. Bing is reportedly looking at revenue sharing so there's a lot happening in this space.

I think on Google's side, they're recognizing here that despite their longstanding love-hate relationship with publishers, they do need them. They do need the content. They do need somewhere to send the traffic, and they've always recognized that they need to incentivize publishers to have fast and secure and mobile-friendly sites and so on, but perhaps now they're also recognizing that they're going to have to incentivize publishers to publish and to make their content accessible to Google, which is a new problem really.

And then on the publisher and the SEO side of the table, this historic tactic we know so well of producing mounds and mounds of low-value content to rank for specific keywords, that is looking less valuable over time. First feature snippets, now these AI snippets, and soon, if not already, AI written content answering these questions as well so that this kind of content has become totally commoditized, a race to the bottom, increasingly hard to monetize. The publishers are going to have to focus on content that is valuable, unique, human, interesting, the kind of content that would've caused you to buy a magazine or newspaper in the first place.

I don't know how all of this is going to turn out, but yeah, that's what I'm looking forward to. What I'm looking forward to is finding out. I think it'll be fascinating to watch this unfold over the next few years.

Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you, Tom. I'm with him. This goes back to our previous episodes on CTR and the future of search, and we talked about SGE and my Matlock content, which I'm not going to get into again, but I am looking forward to and I think what will happen is what he's saying, that those low-quality pieces of content just won't have the same opportunity anymore.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah, there's a lot of sage wisdom there in that piece and I think that we're living in an incredibly fascinating time for the web. There has been a few seminal moments, and I think that we're at a little bit of a watershed really in terms of how things are going to go. The rev share idea is very interesting, and the content quality and how people approach content quality is tricky because it's a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Google's saying, "Oh yeah, we'll scrape anything and we could potentially use that for our LLMs." On the other hand, the lower-quality stuff is going to be covered by the LLM, so where's the incentive for people to make the good quality content in the future?

We'll see. It's fascinating. It's interesting.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now, what would be Moz without Dr. Pete?

Crystal Carter:

Dr. Pete!

Mordy Oberstein:

Dr. Pete, one of my favorites of all time. Love Dr. Pete. So honored to end, we're not going to end the podcast right after the recording, but to end the clips of Episode 50 with the one, the only, the mad scientist of Moz himself, Dr. Pete.

Here's Dr. Pete on what he's looking forward to in SEO.

Dr. Pete Meyers:

Hey, all, it's Dr. Pete here. I'm the marketing scientist at Moz. So what am I looking forward to in SEO?

A big one for me that it seems like it's taken a long time to come around is we say that it's not all just about individual keywords. It's not about vanity keywords and head keywords and what do you want to call them, but about clustering and topics and understanding things on a broader topical level. But what's frustrating sometimes is I don't think our workflows and our tool sets really reflect that yet. We have ways to group things and we kind of put volumes together and such as that, but I really think that as we mature as an industry and as Google and Bing mature as search engines, when we can start to understand concepts and topics and the opportunity of an entire topic, the gaps we have across a topic, the kind of content that reflects that topic, content that could reflect dozens or hundreds or thousands of keywords sometimes that we rank for into the very long tail without having to worry about those individual keywords, we're really going to come a long way because that's how people think.

And I think as we get into large language models and "AI," that kind of topical understanding is getting richer, and we're seeing Richardson in Amuse and things like that. And so if we're still looking at these head terms, like, "Oh, I want to rank for best laptops," or what have you, we're missing a ton. And so to really understand that at a topical level in our tools and our datas and our report in a concrete way, I think it's going to be really amazing and give us great insights about what kind of content we should produce, what we're missing, the gaps we need to fill.

So I don't know when that's coming yet. Of course, people like us are working on it, but I'm looking forward to that day and hopefully it's not too long in the future.

Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you, Dr. Pete. It is really interesting, the whole progression of how Google has been able to understand content a little more holistically and where that's going to go is super fascinating because it has huge implications on what's going be able to happen on the server, what's not going to be able to happen on the server. Fundamentally speaking, what Google is able to do and not able to do in terms of ranking and far beyond has entirely to do with how well it's able to understand content contextually.

Crystal Carter:

Yeah. And I think there's so many different ways that you can do that. You can add information onto the page, you can add information via meta tags, you can add information via structured data, you can sort out links, you can sort out lots of different things. So I think that it's important for people to consider all of the ways that Google is accessing their content in order to make sure that Google understands it well, and I think we're going to see a lot of remixing as he's hinting at, and that means that people need to understand where the core of the content lies, not just in keywords, but in the entity that's associated with the brand, with the content.

Mordy Oberstein:

Now with that, what we would normally do is roll right into the Snappy News, but this week, it's a special episode. Just clips, so no Snappy News. Sorry to Barry Schwartz who won't get any follow links this week. Next week, they shall return.

And what we normally end off with is our Follow of the Week, but how could we have a Follow of the Week on a clip show with all these great people? Follow all of them, if you're not already, and all of our previous guests who we've had on the show from Rejoice Ojiaku, to Michelle Forton, to Debbie Chew, to Lazarina Stoy, to Garrett Sussman, to Olga Zarr, to Miracle Inameti, to Marcus Tober, to Patrick Stox, to Daniel K. Cheung, to Greg Durham, to Lucy Dodds, to Amalia Fowler, to Greg Finn, to Sarah McDowell, to Jeremy Moser, to Kelsey Jones, to so many people, Paul Andre De Vera. I could go on and on and on. Adriana Stein, Kyle Byers, Nikki Halliwell, Mike King, Britney Muller. So many people. Follow them all.

I'm pretty sure I got everybody in there by the way there.

Crystal Carter:

Very impressed.

Mordy Oberstein:

Right? Not bad. I could do it in one breath. Should I start, like everybody, all 50, more than 50? I didn't miss people. Our Wix people across the Wixverse. We had Amanda Weiner on. We had Idan Segal on. Follow all these people.

Crystal Carter:

Follow them all.

Mordy Oberstein:

Thank you again for joining our Episode Number 50, and I just want to say thank you again one last time for listening to our podcast, for making our lives better by being part of our little podcast community, and we hope you're learning something from it.

Please do reach out to us on social, on Twitter, on LinkedIn. I'm on Threads. I don't know, Crystal, if you're on Threads yet, but I'm on Threads. You can reach out to me there. If you want to offer feedback about the podcast, if you wanted to say hi, how's it going? We'd love to chat with you. If you want to request an episode and a topic that would help you do better SEO, let us know. We're there for you.

Now, if you're going to miss us already, don't worry. We're back next week. We're back next week, Crystal.

Crystal Carter:

For more podcast fun.

Mordy Oberstein:

For more SEO podcasting, that's right.

Crystal Carter:

Episode 51.

Mordy Oberstein:

51, our journey towards 100 continues, and from there to 1,000, and from there to episode a million.

Crystal Carter:

Episodes forever.

Mordy Oberstein:

Episodes forever. Thank you for joining the SERP's Up Podcast. If you're going to miss us, don't worry! As we said, we're back next week as we dive into scaling your local SEO efforts. Look for it wherever you consume your podcast or on the Wix SEO Learning Hub over at Looking to learn more about seo? Check out all the great content and webinars on the Wix SEO Learning Hub at, you guessed it,

Don't forget to give us a review on iTunes or a rating on Spotify. Until next time, peace, love, and SEO.

[00:02:24] What's On This Episode of SERP's Up?

[00:05:21] Top 10 Episodes

[00:06:06] #1: Ryan Jones: Tip on Homepage SEO (Episode 1)

[00:07:44] #2: Kristina Azarenko: Internal Linking and E-commerce SEO (Episode 18)

[00:09:18] #3: Cindy Krum: Doing Keyword Research the Right Way (Episode 4)

[00:11:48] #4: Ryan Law: AI as a Force Multiplier (Episode 29)

[00:14:00] #5: Jill Quick: Preparing for GA4 (Episode 30)

[00:16:48] #6: Danny Richman: Using AI Writers the Right Way (Episode 9)

[00:19:24] #7: Shelby Blackey & Jessie Willms: What is Good Content? (Episode 2)

[00:22:23] #8: Luke Davis: How to Learn SEO (Episode 6)

[00:24:26] #9: Himani Kanakria: Difference Between Good SEO Advice and Bad SEO Advice (Episode 5)

[00:26:24] #10: Barry Adams: Duplicate Content (Episode 17)

[00:28:05] Top 10: Honorable Mention

[00:28:38] #1: Barry Schwartz: Google Updates to Watch (Episode 3)

[00:30:46] #2: Aleyda Solis: International SEO (Episode 40)

[00:33:18] #3: Kevin Indig: SERP Features (Episode 11)

[00:34:51] #4: Lily Ray: Tracking SERP Changes (Episode 20)

[00:36:28] #5: Eli Schwartz: Enterprise SEO (Episode 33)

[00:38:12] #6: John Mueller: SEO Teams (Episode 31)

[00:39:32] #7: Joe Hall: SEO Reporting (Episode 14)

[00:41:11] #8: Nati Elimelech: SEO Tools (Episode 24)

[00:42:59] #9: Claire Carlile: Local SEO and Reviews (Episode 15)

[00:45:13] #10: Erica Schneider: How to Create Good Content (Episode 38)

[00:47:10] Focus Topic Guest: Tom Capper - What He Is Looking Forward to in SEO.

[00:50:25] Focus Topic Guest: Dr. Pete Meyers - What He Is Looking Forward to in SEO.

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