A New Video on Mobile Auditing (With Two Real-World Examples)

When most of your website traffic likely comes from people using a mobile or tablet device, it's important to ensure there aren't any obvious issues for the majority of your site users.

That's why in today's video not only will I show you how to look for issues, but also give two examples of issues I came across in the real-world.

(This was also my first time recording videos directly on my phone and embedding them into a normal video, which was fun).

You can find the video here: https://seoblueprint.com/site-on-a-mobile-device/

With the great rollout of mobile-first indexing, how your site appears and how it differs from your desktop experience is critical to keep in mind.

We will have some more videos on this for that exact reason, but I plan to share something a little more exciting in our next update :)

A New Worksheet for How to Act Towards Thin Content

One of the longest videos in the program - and perhaps the longest in the on-site SEO module - is my guide on how to act towards "thin" or "unnecessary" website pages.

At the request of Dane (Thanks Dane!), we've just finished putting together a 16-page worksheet to go with the video as well.

You'll find it directly under the video, here: https://seoblueprint.com/act-upon-thin-or-unnecessary-pages/

I hope this makes life easier for you!

Two Brand New Videos on Outreach That Actually Works

We've just added two new videos to the link building module sharing different outreach angles that actually work.

(There are actually three new outreach videos if you didn't see the one we added at the end of last week).

Not only will you get a core foundation of what makes people open and respond to emails from strangers - so you're never lost about what to say, without being spammy - but I'll show some real world examples as well.

You can find the new videos in the link building blueprint.

The first is titled, "Perfecting Your Why: A Framework Behind Successful Outreach" (link), and there are two more directly after that.

I show some pretty cool tips I haven't seen discussed before so I really hope you get value out of this one.

If link building is not your focus just yet, I have some really exciting updates for other Blueprint's on the way as well.

Introducing a New Outreach Series (One of Many Updates in Progress)

I hate to be "that guy", but the updates we have planned for SEO Blueprint going forward are just incredibly exciting to me.

We have tools, worksheets, angles and more that I think you're going to love. I can't wait to share them over the coming weeks and months.

One new venture kicking off today is the introduction of a new series on outreach, and specifically some "ins" you can use to break down barriers and get the attention of your Seed 100.

This introduction video is quite simple so I'm not sending it as an email to update subscribers, but there is one cool angle in there regarding Client SEO I think you're going to find useful.

(Plus, it lays the groundwork for all of the related videos to come).

You can find the link here: https://seoblueprint.com/framework-behind-successful-outreach/

Most importantly, I never want you think "What kind of email should I send to this person that will work the best?"

As long as you know the core fundamental reason why successful outreach is, well...successful, then you'll never doubt the messages you're about to send.

An Interesting On-Site "Issue" I've Been Seeing Lately

One of the things I love the most about SEO is that I continually find new things that affect a large number of pages on one site, that have never been an issue on sites I've analysed in the past.

Today's new video covers a specific example, referring to the character people use before adding their branding in title tags.

I can't say too much since these updates are available to read by non-members as well (though the content isn't), but I think you'll find this one interesting.

Here's the link: https://seoblueprint.com/spacing-issue-in-titles/

I really hope you like this one.

A 30-Minute Video on What to Do With Thin / Unnecessary Pages

Throughout the on-site SEO module, I've shown a number of different ways to find pages on your site (or your clients sites) that probably shouldn't exist.

At times, I've also included a number of hints as to what to do about those pages; such as sharing fixes for the "pages as images" issue which is common on sites running on WordPress.

Thanks to some feedback from Kim and Abhishek, I realised we should definitely have a single, in-depth video on what to do with the majority of "thin" or "strange" pages you come across.

I've just went live with a new video on exactly that: https://seoblueprint.com/act-upon-thin-or-unnecessary-pages/

This video was 40 minutes long before I cut it down to 30, but I like to think there's no fluff and it's full of actionable advice.

Just to make your life easier, you'll find clickable chapters in the play bar so you can skip to the sections most relevant to you.

I really hope you enjoy this one!

P.S. If you're reading this as an email subscriber, I actually made two other updates in the last 48 hours that I didn't email you about.

I try to only email you when I have something big to say, but you can click on What's new in the top right of the page after you log-in, and you'll see what else we've added.

New Audit of 'LiberalArtsColleges' in the Audits Module

Note: Due to this being a smaller update I'm not emailing it out to update subscribers.

I've just went live with an audit of a website in the education space, where I found a few opportunities for improvement on their site.

You can find the audit here: https://seoblueprint.com/analysing-a-site-covering/

I actually gave quite a long update to the sites owner in the comments with some feedback on why his homepage may not be ranking as well as it should.

It might give you some food for thought for the projects you're working on.

He's a really nice guy, so I hope we can help him with this one!

New Worksheet for 'Key Pages Losing Search Traffic' Video

Note: This is a smaller update so we did not send this out as an email to subscribers.

While creating the video on What to Check on Key Pages Which Have Lost Search Traffic, I realised I should probably create a worksheet to go with it.

This was then requested twice in the comments, so we have now put that worksheet live on the site.

You can find it underneath the video, and it looks something like this:

To try to be even more useful, and to hopefully make your life easier, we've also added chapter links to the video, as you can see in the screenshot below:

This means you don't have to watch the whole video again to see what was said about a particular check.

The worksheet also contains a time mention for each specific check as well.

A New Audits Module (And Refreshed Dashboard)

When we opened SEO Blueprint to the world, we allowed people who joined us in the first 48 hours to request a video for the course.

Around 50% of those requests were for reviews of personal sites, and around 50% were requests for further analysis on particular aspects of SEO (such as market research, and more).

I've recorded six of those videos now, but unfortunately some people didn't understand the original offer and asked for their site review to be private (which I'll happily take the blame for. It's not the end of the world.)

Some people are fine for us to share their reviews however, with three of those videos now live in our new audits module, https://seoblueprint.com/audits-blueprint/.

I don't think these videos should be 'completable' as you probably only want to watch those most relevant to your niche, but you can at least mark them as being watched.

To go with this we're also refreshing the dashboard so you can stay up to date on what's new at all times.

I blurred out the websites in the screenshot (and one commenter name) not to entice you to click through, but because these updates can be viewed by non members -- though they can not see any of the course content.

I've had some requests to make this dashboard more user-friendly on mobile devices so that's what I'm going to be focused on in the next update - though individual module pages should be fine on mobile devices.

I really hope you're enjoy this updates, and I can't wait to share what else we have in store. We haven't revealed all of the good stuff just yet.

Thank you for being here!

We Are Rolling Out Breadcrumbs to Make Navigation Easier

Note: We did not send an email about this update to changelog subscribers as it's very small.

Thanks to Curtis Storring for the suggestion, you should now start to see breadcrumbs at the top of all relevant video pages.

This not only helps you remember which module you are in, but makes it easier to go back to a specific module overview page if you aren't interested in going directly to the Next or Previous lesson (buttons underneath each video).

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