So the bad news is that SEO is one of those things that's often changing - Google's mysterious ever-changing algorithm that just never seems to let you win. The good news is that there are still ways to use SEO to build your company, as long as you don't try to cut corners.
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Great company obviously. What I love about their approach is that there’s nothing truly mind-blowing about what they did, but rather the insight lies much in the timing of their tactics. It’s really interesting how they recognised that templates are highly valued in the B2B world, so they used all kinds of templates in their marketing strategy. I think this could be an interesting play for anyone who's customers have repetitive business practices.
Even big things have small beginnings. A small developer with a shuttered video game refined and released its internal chat system, at one point begging companies and friends to give it a try. Slack launched through a beta version back in 2013, and shocked us all when it grew to 50K users within a few weeks.
That’s massive growth folks, and Slack did it without relying on traditional marketing techniques. Keep in mind that Slack didn’t hire an outbound sales team until 2016, and they reached a $1.1B valuation before bringing a CMO onboard.
Flash forward 8 years, and Slack is now at 10M daily active users, 159K paid users, and a valuation of $27B!
W3C validator: Easy-to-use markup validation service
Open Site Explorer: A comprehensive tool for link analysis.
Ahrefs: Site explorer & backlink checker.
Quick Sprout: Complete analysis of your website.
WordPress SEO by Yoast: Have a fully optimized WordPress site.
SEO Site Checkup: Check your website’s SEO problems for free.
Hubspot Marketing Grader: Grade your marketing.
WebsiteTrafficValue: Free Website Traffic Analysis Tool
SimilarWeb: Analyze website statistics for any domain.
Alexa Ranking: Analytical insights to analyze any site’s rank.
SERPs Rank Checker: Free keyword rank & SERP checker.
OpenLinkProfiler: The freshest backlinks, for free.
Keywordtool.io: Free alternative to Google Keyword Planner.
Nibbler: Test any website.
Browseo: How search engines see your website.
Broken Links: Find broken links, redirects & more.
Copyscape: Search for copies of your page on the web.
Google Pagespeed Insights: Check the performance of your site.
Pingdom: Test & the load time of a site.
GTMetrics: Analyze your page’s speed performance.
Moz Local: Check your local listings on Google, Bing, and others.
XML Sitemaps: Sitemap generator that creates XML & HTML variants.
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