The Recipe For SEO Success Show

The Recipe for SEO Success podcast helps you expand your understanding of all things Search Engine Optimisation and learn from experts you can trust. Listen to award winning SEO copywriting and SEO Consultant Kate Toon chat with her expert guests about all things Google including: - Optimisation tips and techniques - The latest SEO news and updates - Real life SEO case studies and critiques - Focus on different aspects of SEO from link building and local to ecommerce and engagement.
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Dec 13, 2017

The Google Knowledge Graph is a system that was launched in May 2012. It understands facts about people, places and things and how these entities are all connected.

The Knowledge Graph is used both behind-the-scenes to help Google improve its search relevancy and also to present Knowledge Graph boxes within its search results that provide us consumers with direct answers.

You and I know the Knowledge Graph as the little box/panel or card that appears on the right hand side of the Results page or at the top of the results below the AMP carousel on mobile devices.

So, as small business DIY SEOers, how can we use the Knowledge Graph to our advantage?

Today, I’m talking to legendary SEO guru Bill Slawski to get the lowdown on all things Knowledge Graph.

Tune in to learn:

  • What is the Google Knowledge Graph?
  • What does ‘things not strings’ mean?
  • Why the Knowledge Graph is important for your business
  • How often do Knowledge Graph cards show up
  • The anatomy of the Knowledge Graph card
  • How to enhance your results
  • Does the Knowledge Graph actually damage our site?

Nov 21, 2017

We all know how important our landing pages are. The internet is full of articles hacks and tips on how to create a super smooth funnel, killer Calls to Action and they all promise that if we get our landing optimisation right – we’ll be winner customers faster than a well oiled otter sliding down a pipe.

But how does landing page optimisation relate to SEO and what are the really important things we need to be thinking about when we optimise our pages.

Today I’m talking to Arnout an online marketeer from Amsterdam into SEO, Analytics and Conversion – he’s an all round SEO and landing page optimisation whizz.

Tune in to learn:

  • Anout’s definition of a landing page
  • Does traffic from paid search perform the same way as traffic from organic search
  • The 3 essential ingredients for a tasty landing page
  • The best colour and copy for a Call to Action button
  • Whether it’s a good idea to remove navigation from our landing pages
  • How can we assess our landing page’s performance
  • Common landing page mistakes
  • Average conversion rates
  • And much much more

Oct 31, 2017

How to get to grips with Google when you're going it alone.

When I spoke to Rand Fishkin way back on Podcast episode 1 (when I didn't even have a podcast and honestly just wanted an excuse to talk to Rand Fishkin) I asked him if he thought it was truly possible for small business types to do their own SEO.

He replied that yes it was possible, but they wouldn't be doing SEO at the same level as some highly paid Search Engine Optimisation guru.

And I couldn't agree more, we've had some amazing experts on this podcast already and their level of knowledge is EXTREME.

But can a small business handle the basics, even the intermediate requirements of a good solid SEO strategy?

In this episode I talk to four small business owners who have decided to take control of their own SEO. - and find out whether it's a been a SEO success or a giant fail.

Tune in to learn:

  • What struggles each business were facing before they DIYed their SEO
  • What key learnings they have had along the way
  • What improvements they've seen so far
  • There number one SEO tip

Sep 12, 2017

If there’s one thing I get asked by my SEO students at least once a week, it’s ‘Are Wix websites any good for SEO?’

And I get it. Wix is an easy to use platform that allows even the least technical beast to build a site quickly and easily.

I know that you want it to be great for SEO – because then life would be so much easier. But is it?

In this episode I’m going to compare both platforms and give you my honest opinion about whether Wix is really SEO-friendly, and how it compares to my favourite platform: WordPress.

Tune in to learn:

  • My previous experience with Wix.
  • How Wix stacks up against WordPress in terms of:
    • Cost
    • Usability
    • Optimisation
    • Design
    • Plugins and apps
    • Shops
    • Support
    • Maintenance

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Jun 22, 2017

The words “duplicate content penalty” strike fear in the hearts of business owners.

And there are a lot of myths surrounding this topic so today we’re going to bust some. In this episode I’m going to take you through what duplicate content really means, how to find it, the different types of duplicate content and some easy fixes.

"Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar. Mostly, this is not deceptive in origin…..”

Tune in to learn:

  • What is duplicate content?
  • Is there a duplicate content penalty?
  • How can duplicate content impact your website?
  • What are the different types of duplicate content?
  • Some useful duplicate content finding tools
  • How to fix duplicate content issues.

Apr 4, 2017

Facebook - it’s the social media platform we love to hate.

Business page owners will know the struggle of trying to cut through the noise and get your posts seen. Some statistics say that even with the people who’ve taken the time to like your page, could only be seeing 2% of your content.

So how does Facebook’s news algorithm really work and what do we need to understand to get our content seen by more potential customers - without having to pay for ads.

Today I’m chatting with Marie Page, Author, Speaker and Co Founder of The Digiterati about Facebook’s mysterious algorithm.

Tune in to learn:

Episode:  http://www.therecipeforseosuccess.comfacebook-optimisation-understanding-facebook-news-feed-algorithm


Mar 7, 2017

Create faster site that Google can't help but love

We all know the feeling as we wait, and wait, (and sometimes wait some more) for the page to load. Do we hang around or do we click away and find a faster site?
Well Google feels the same way, the school of thought is that while Google doesn't reward faster sites, it probably doesn't give slow sites a whole lot of love and this could see them slipping down the ranks.

In this episode I chat with Vahe about simple tips we can use to speed up our lazy old websites.

Tune in to learn:

  • Why having a fast site is important?
  • What is the impact of having a slow site
  • What is a fair load time benchmark for a small business website
  • Which Content Management System is the fastest
  • Our favourite speed testing tools
  • What is caching and how to does it help
  • How to reduce server response time


Feb 21, 2017

So today we’re talking all about content marketing, how to use blogs, videos, graphics and other media to increase sales, improve customer loyalty, drive awareness and get a better return on your investment.

it’s a pretty big subject and can sometimes feel a little overwhelming, but don’t worry we’ve got ten simple tactics you can start using today.

So if you want to learn and how to stimulate more interest in your products and services and build rapport and authority with your customers, this is the show for you.

  • What content marketing is
  • What benefits content marketing has for your business
  • Kate’s five favourite content marketing hacks
  • James’ favourite content marketing hacks
  • Content marketing tips and advice




Jan 24, 2017

We all love Google, but sometimes as a business owner if can feel hard to actually talk to a real Google human!

So I was delighted to get the opportunity to chat with John Mueller, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google. Yes a real live Google human!

John is someone I’ve been following for a long time, he provides excellent advice and answers to people all around the worlds so I’m super happy to have him here on the show.

Today John is going to be answer questions from students of my SEO ecourse, and I LOVE SEO community as well as giving us exclusive insight into what Google has planned for 2017.

So if you want the inside track on all things Google this is the show for you!


Tune in to learn:

  • Whether Google really wants to penalise websites.
  • What impact does Social media have on SEO.
  • How often you should update your pages and posts.
  • Do exact match domains impact ranking.
  • Why doesn’t Google use my Meta Descriptions.
  • Is it better to get lots of links from one domain or from multiple domains.
  • What’s the best long term SEO tactic.
  • Are Wix websites good for SEO.
  • What are the common SEO mistakes most websites make.
  • John’s one piece of advice for small businesses
  • What Google has planned for 2017.




Jan 17, 2017

Google Penalties, two words that strike fear into the hearts of Small business owners everywhere.  There are so many myths and so much misinformation about Google Penalties that I wanted to clear it up - and so I’m speaking today with Andre Weyher, a long time internet buddy and an ex Google person!

We’re going to take you through the ABCs of Google Penalties, why they happen and how to deal with them. According to Matt Cutts  there are over 400,000 manual penalties that are applied every month, so this is important stuff people.

So if you’re scared you’ll one day get a smack on the bottom from the Google gods, this is the episode for you.


Tune in to learn:

  • The latest SEO news: Artificial intelligence
  • What is a Google penalty
  • What sorts of things cause a Google Penalty
  • How do you know if you have been issued a penalty
  • How long Google gives you to fix the problem
  • What are the first steps you should take if you have received a penalty



Jan 10, 2017

In this week’s podcast we’re talking about links, but not just any old links. BAD LINKS and we’re going to explain – what to do when good links go bad.

There are lots of reasons that you can find bad links pointing to your website, perhaps you paid for some cheap links on Fiverr, perhaps you used a dodgy SEO company or maybe they just showed up and you have no idea how.

Today with the help of Sha Menz I’m going to tell you how links can negatively affect your ability to rank, how to find them, and how to fix them.

Tune in to learn:

  • The possible impact of having a bad link profile
  • How to find out which sites are linking to your website
  • How to review links and decide which ones are ‘bad’
  • What to do with bad links
  • How to deal with links you didn’t build
  • Whether multiple links from one site is a good or bad thing
  • Whether reciprocal linking is good for your website