Auditing the Travel Site of SEO Blueprint Member, Jeremy

We've just went live with a new website audit for 2021: This time looking at the personal travel site of SEO Blueprint member, Jeremy.

Jeremy clearly knows what he's doing when it comes to SEO and building sites - and the site is in a niche that's clearly personal to him - but I (Glen) still felt like I had some good suggestions to offer.

You can view the audit here: https://seoblueprint.com/travel-site-with-passionate/

Jeremy has built a great brand and has some incredible social proof, but some areas of the website could do with a little "polish" to help him make the most of the traffic he's getting.

Thanks for the opportunity to look at the site, Jeremy, and we wish you the best of luck with it going forward!

Episode Two of our 'Diagnosing Detailed' Series is Now Live

On the 19th of January we announced a brand new series where we would be diagnosing issues with our own website, Detailed.com, and fixing them along the way.

Today I'm happy to be sharing the second episode (the first can be found here), where I essentially "click around" and find everything I'm not happy with.

While this sounds random, it's a process we always implement for clients and is something we've used to find even non-SEO related issues they never new existed (but were very grateful to learn about).

An honest note to save your time: You're not likely to learn much regarding improving your own websites in this video. Rather, see this is as a video to see what I'm happy to critique about myself. 

Here's the link: https://seoblueprint.com/diagnosing-finding-issues/

If you watch it all the way through, you'll also learn about a couple of tools on the Detailed website there's a good chance you didn't know existed. 

- Glen

P.S. Later today we're opening up SEO Blueprint for the first time in 9 months. If you know anyone who might benefit from the course, we would love it you passed it along (zero pressure, of course).

Our New SERP Scraper is Now Live for Windows and Mac (Beta)

Today I'm very excited to be sharing the first version of our SERP Scraper tool, OpenSearch, which was designed to replace URL Profiler which we feature in the course.

URL Profiler's tool no longer works, so we built our own, exclusively for members.

Here's a preview of how it looks (you may need to click 'display images' if you're viewing this in an email client):

We initially released this in our Facebook Group last week as a Mac only offering, but I'm happy to tell you the Windows version is now live.

Please note that this software is in beta (it's the first version) so we will look to improve it.

You can get the download links, and view our terms of use, here.

The 'terms of use' is a bit boring, we know, but we do have to point out that scraping search results is against Google's Terms of Service.

To help protect you, we purposefully limit how many keywords you can scrape search results for to 25 per term. We also have a 'random' timing option in place as well.

Wondering what you would do with a tool like this? You can learn more about what we previously taught over here, but you'll find many possible use cases in our entire on-site SEO blueprint.

We really hope you get value from this.

If you have any questions or feedback, please join our Facebook thread, here

[New Series] Diagnosing Detailed: A Rankings-Recovery Follow Along

Today we released a new video inside of Blueprint but I'm not sending an email about it.

The opening is a little bit personal, but most importantly it's "just" the introduction to a series and doesn't have any actionable takeaways.

Don't get me wrong, it took a few days to put together and it's decently long (18 mins) but I respect your time and watching it should be pretty low on your to-do-list.

The summary is this: We're starting a new series on SEO Blueprint where we will be diagnosing and analysing all of the issues with our own website.

We'll be:

- Looking at log files for the first time inside the course
- Speeding up the site
- Finding and fixing (with code shown) dozens of on-site issues
- Harshly critiquing everything I think is wrong, and why
- and much more.

We've done so many mini audits on so many sites that it should be a nice change to take one project and actually get into the nitty gritty over multiple days / weeks like we would with a client site.


The link is here if you want to watch it, but I also want to clarify that this is absolutely not all that we have planned.

We've invested a lot of time and money into upcoming modules (and software) that will be launching in the first quarter of this year.

There's one project that I'm particularly proud of, which I have been internally documenting for years, that is finally organised and ready for me to start building.

This is just more of a "we're going to do this anyway, so why not document it?" take.

Thank you all for your patience with me in the second half of last year, and I look forward to making up for it with a lot of updates in 2021.

Our Community Ambassador Becomes the Director of SEO at Shopify

After a very rough year for me (Glen) offline - easily the worst of my life - things have admittedly been quiet regarding SEO Blueprint updates.

Because of this I made sure we didn't open the doors to the course during my personal inactivity -- even during what is typically a very lucrative Black Friday / Cyber Monday opportunity.

We have some huge updates coming before the doors open again - including some much requested software we're testing behind the scenes - that I can't wait to share with you.

That said, one person who was a huge help in the community during this time is Kevin Indig, who has been active and invaluable at times in our private Facebook Group.

Kevin was the SEO lead at G2.com when he started helping out, but with today's exciting news he is now Director of SEO at Shopify (!).

Shopify power millions of online stores and are currently trading at an all-time-high on the stock market.

If you missed it, Kevin actually did a great AMA (Ask Me Anything) in our Facebook Group, which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/seoblueprint/permalink/513903169297826/

Huge congrats to Kevin on a professional level, and an even bigger Thank You from me on a personal one.

You've been more help than you will know. 

Shopify are lucky to have you. 

- G

We're Spending $5,000+ to Help Support Members During These Times

Right now the state of the economy is hurting (and scaring) a lot of people.

While some industries are thriving, many more are hurting, and many of you are in a position you never could have imagined just a few short weeks ago.

We thought of a number of ways we could give back and try to help, but I think more than anything right now, cash in the hand is king.

Because of that, we've settled on opening up a members-only marketplace, so we can all buy from - and sell to - each other. You can find it here.

It's already off to a great start, with over 140 comments.

We're personally committing to spending a minimum of $5,000 in response to replies in that very thread, and hope that other members who are doubling down during this uncertainty will find products, services and offerings they didn't know they needed (or didn't know you offered).

Come and join us and share what you have on offer, or take a look at how other members can help with what you're working on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/seoblueprint/permalink/522349818453161/.

It's already off to a great start, with people buying from (and selling to) each other. We would love to see you there.

Here's to hoping the measures we're all undertaking will prevail, and we'll come through this stronger than before.

We're Live with Our Second 'Ask Me Anything' (Plus a Cool Announcement)

Today we are hosting our second ever AMA (Ask Me Anything) which I hope you'll find awesome on its own, but that's not all...

...I also managed to snag this person in to help out in the SEO Blueprint Facebook group for the next few months, so you'll be seeing a lot more of them in the comments to your questions.

Our guest is none other than Kevin Indig, the Vice President of SEO and Content at G2.com. If you're not familiar with G2, they're in the competitive software reviews space, and pull in over a million visitors per month from Google.

There's a lot more that I could say about Kevin, but instead I would love for you to come and join us and ask your questions.

You can do so over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/seoblueprint/permalink/513903169297826/

Thank you!

A Brand New Page Highlighting our Best Group Discussions

With the most recent opening of SEO Blueprint it was really cool for me to see new members joining our Facebook Group and going back through all of the past discussions.

It also made me realise however that people shouldn't have to sift through hundreds of updates to find the real gems that have been shared.

That's why today I'm excited to announce our community "gold" page - highlighting some of the best discussions - here: https://seoblueprint.com/gold/.


Note: This is still under construction and we have a lot more to add - we're literally going back through every comment ever - but to start with there are some incredible discussions and comments from our community that I'm sure you'll love.

2020 is going to be a great year for this program - with many software additions and research reports on the way - all exclusive for members.

Thank you for being here!

Get Our New SEO Extension Before Anyone Else

A couple of weeks ago, in our members-only Facebook Group, we shared a new SEO extension we've been working on for the past few months.

It allows you to massively speed up day to day SEO work and includes a few features you won't find in any other extension.

Here's the link to the group post - https://www.facebook.com/groups/seoblueprint/permalink/484041405617336/ - where you can find more information.

Thanks to your amazing feedback, we've been adding a ton of features and just went live with version 1.1.

We plan to share this with the world in a few weeks, but would love to have you give it a try before anyone else.

(It should also help de-clutter your bookmarks bar a little as well).

A Sneak Peek at My New Report on Affiliate SEO and What's Working

It's possible that one of the sites you discovered me on before joining this program was Detailed.com.

I don't write on the site very often, but when I do I try to have something "big" to say, so this next update I'm working on is no exception.

I've taken the time to dive into 1,000 different keyphrases where articles promoting products and services as an affiliate are most likely to be ranking well.

And from there, I have taken that data and shared some really interesting insights.

The article isn't live just yet, but I wanted SEO Blueprint members to get a first look, so there's a Facebook post on exactly that, here.

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