Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert is WordStream’s Director of Content and SEO. Likes include wine, karaoke, poker, ping-pong, perfume, and poetry.

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The 3 Types of Links that Send Legit Referral Traffic

Most inbound links have some value, but only some links drive real referral traffic. And what good is link building for SEO if you’re not getting more traffic to your site? Learn what types of links are mostly likely to send real referral traffic to your site.

7 Marketing Clich’es that Make You Sound Like a Hack

You can see how both “cliché” and “stereotype” evolved into metaphors. In the same way that using clichés made things easier for printers, clichés make things easier for writers.

The Attention Economy: Why Some of Your Content Will Always Fail

Attention is a scare commodity. Learn how the attention economy affects content marketing and how you can fight to win attention from prospective clients.

Contrarian Content Marketing: How to Zig When Everyone Else Zags

Learn why contrarian content that offers new, differing opinions does well in every industry, plus how to create controversial content that gets tons of attention.

If People Don’t Link to Porn Sites, How Does Google Rank Porn?

In his latest Webmaster video, Matt Cutts answers the question: “How does Google separate popularity from authority?” (This question came from a “Blind Five Year Old,” by the way! That’s our friend AJ Kohn unless someone stole his alias.)

The Future of PageRank: 13 Experts on the Dwindling Value of the Link

The PageRank algorithm is constantly changing. But will PageRank always depend on links? 12 SEO experts weigh in on the future of backlinks for Google search.

Case Study: How a Small Business on a Tiny Budget Doubled Their Quality Score in 30 Days

Learn how one small business on a tiny budget was able to double their AdWords Quality Score and increase CTR from .26 to 6.3 in just one month!

Toward a Linkless SEO: The SEO Link Is Dying. Here’s What Might Replace It

The SEO link is dying. What will replace the link? We predict how a search engine might rank organic content based on other quality signals, without links...

3 Reasons Guest Blogging Isn’t as Dead as Matt Cutts Says It Is

In fact, I might argue that few SEO techniques get “more and more spammy” by proportion. In other words, they’re not going from 10% spammy to 50% spammy. You just see more spam because there’s more of everything – more good guest posts, but more crap and spam too.