Laura Lippay

Fascinated w/ intersection of future tech + marketing

Content Strategy vs. SEO – What Do You *Really* Do?

Creating pages or creating experiences? We know that being popular relative to your competition is how to rank in search engines going forward. Coincidentally, it’s good for business. Content is a means for communicating with your audience. Content done right supports a competitive advantage. Content builds and supports your relationship with your customers pre-sales and […]

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Laura Lippay’s Randomly Weird SEO & Tech Predictions for 2014

Jailbait and Diaper Sex: Microniche dating sites like Farmers Only (indeed, for farmers only), Women Behind Bars (yup), and Daily Diapers (yeah no, for adults) will be bought up by Demand Media and expanded out to include landing pages for tail terms like “How Jailbait Made Me a Better Person”, “Why Diaper Sex Ain’t as Good as It Used to Be” and “howcome when […]

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Think Bigger: 28 Ways to Be a Better SEO

Are your deliverables A huge list of problems, or A pathway to insightful solutions? Are you calling your clients out on what they’re doing wrong in your deliverables or are you supporting their intents to reach their business goals through your very specific expertise? The differences can be so slight but so powerful. At SEOgadget […]

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Trade in Your PR & Creative Agencies. SEOs Do it Better.

To understand why, you need to understand SEO today. Think you already do? Read on. What is it that SEOs really do these days? Is it marketing? Is it creative? Is it PR? Is it search engine optimization anymore? What about “real company shit”? Not only what is it to us, the people who’ve been in […]

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Why Your Expensive, Time-Consuming Content Doesn’t Work.

Which question would you kick-off a content strategy with? What do we put on our landing pages and in our white papers and on our blog? What gets our audiences excited or helps them do their job better? You might say #2 because it sounds right, and you’ve probably thought about this before. But check […]

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The Future of Local Discovery is About the Story, Not the Place

Did I say the future? I mean the now. “Local” discovery in our books has historically been highly focused on optimizing for the right category, address, keywords, location, etc. What are people searching for in San Francisco? Make a page for it! But which one of these descriptions of the same place below is more […]

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Persuasive Presentations: Want Something? Get It.

My last year at Yahoo! was mostly boss-less, and I needed several thousand dollars to implant some expensive social media tools for the Yahoo! Media properties. So I called upon Alan H. Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, a persuasion tactic passed on to me by my career coach at the time, Schweta Khare. I pieced together a […]

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Think Bigger: There’s a Glaring Marketing Industry Opportunity Up for Grabs

SEO, we’ve got a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) to address. It’s clear the SEO industry is changing in new and different ways. It’s not as much about the latest new tactic as it is about the latest shift in paradigm. We’re not just asking questions like “how do I address this code issue?” but […]

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The Most Amazing (Content) Marketing Campaign. Ever.

As SEOs turned content marketers, our industry has been looking for ways to create great content that attracts links. If we’re *really* content marketers we need to be thinking more about how to create great campaigns that help businesses get visibility, share their message, launch new assets and build and shape a brand.  It’s the […]

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What it’s like to work at SEOgadget in San Francisco, and why you should join us.

You know when you get that ear-to-ear grin, a little bounce in your seat and an uncontrollable maniacal giggle about really great marketing ideas, new ways to maneuver code or amazingly cool clients that are interested in you? That’s what the past 6 months has been like at SEOgadget in San Francisco since we first opened […]

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