Eric Enge

Eric Enge leads the Digital Marketing practice for Perficient. He designs studies and produces industry-related research to help prove, debunk, or evolve assumptions about digital marketing practices and their value. Eric is a writer, blogger, researcher, teacher, and keynote speaker and panelist at major industry conferences. Partnering with several other experts, Eric served as the lead author of The Art of SEO.

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Why Comprehensive Answers to User Questions Are Important – Here’s Why #268

The world of search is massively complex, making it tempting to create content for your website that addresses high-volume topics only. But, that won’t help your users or your ranking. Duane Forrester, VP of Industry Insights at Yext, joins Eric Enge to discuss why you need to provide comprehensive answers to your users’ specific, detailed, […]

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Why Google’s Focus on User Intent Matters to You – Here’s Why #267

Search engines, like Google and Bing, are laser-focused on user intent because meeting their users’ needs will keep them coming back. But, what does that mean for the rest of us? Duane Forrester, VP of Industry Insights at Yext, joins Eric Enge to discuss why your SEO strategy must go beyond the areas traditionally classified […]

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Why Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Updates Relate to User Intent – Here’s Why #266

Google’s broad core algorithm updates are all about understanding user intent and what queries mean in relation to that intent. If Google knows that, then they can identify which result will give users the best answer. In this episode, Duane Forrester, VP of Industry Insights at Yext, joins Eric Enge to discuss the relationship between […]

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Why Everything You Know about Link Building for Local Search Is Wrong – Here’s Why #265

Most of what you read about link building or hear at conferences isn’t helpful. And when you narrow that down to link building for local search, it’s even more challenging to find useful information. In this episode, Greg Gifford, SearchLabs’ Vice President of Search, joins Eric Enge to share the differences between local link building […]

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Why User Intent Needs to Be Central to Your SEO Strategy – Here’s Why #264

As far back as 2011, Google has been giving clear signals about what websites need to do to rank well. Ultimately, it comes down to providing users with high-quality, relevant content that answers their questions, which is more difficult to do than you think. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, […]

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Why the Impact of the Mobile Revolution is Still Unfolding – Here’s Why #263

We’ve been studying the trend of mobile vs desktop traffic usage since 2016. This year, we looked at mobile vs desktop vs tablet traffic and found that mobile’s dominance continues to grow. With the final adoption of Google’s mobile-first indexing now in effect, it’s never been more important to make sure your site is providing […]

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Why Google’s SMITH Algorithm Is an Important Event for SEO – Here’s Why #262

Google has been investing heavily in machine learning and its language processing capabilities for quite some time to help improve overall user experience and satisfaction. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Jessica Peck, Senior Analytics Consultant at CVS, joins Eric to discuss what Google’s SMITH algorithm is and why it […]

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Mobile vs. Desktop Usage In 2020

This study is a comprehensive review of mobile versus desktop usage on the web. In this year’s study, we compare 2019 and 2020 traffic patterns in the U.S. and globally. We also include tablet usage stats. The data in this study was pulled from Google Analytics’ Benchmarking feature, which provides aggregated industry data from companies […]

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The Power of User Intent Matters for SEO – Here’s Why #261

Eric Enge has been doing Here’s Why videos alone for two years now. Many people have been wondering what happened to Mark Traphagen. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Mark Traphagen returns to discuss user intent and why it is critical to creating high-performing content for both SEO and site […]

Here's Why Studying the Past of Digital Marketing is Important

Why Studying the Past of Digital Marketing is Important – Here’s Why #260

Digital marketing has been part of marketing programs for decades. Perficient’s Eric Enge got started in the industry right at the beginning, roughly 30 years ago. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge gives some retrospective on the history of digital marketing and SEO and shares lessons that can […]

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Why Exposing Targeted Search Results Pages Can Be SEO Gold – Here’s Why #259

Many SEOs strongly believe that you never want to expose your search pages to indexation. Is that a myth? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge and John Dietrich reveal that there are cases where exposing a targeted group of search pages for indexation makes a lot of sense […]

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Why GPT-3 Is an Important Development in AI – Here’s Why #258

Many topics around Artificial Intelligence have been discussed for quite some time. What if there was an AI machine that could help us write content, summarize content, or draft emails? Wouldn’t you want to use it? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge talks about GPT-3, one of the […]

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