Felipe Bazon talks with Jason Barnard about the low down on international SEO.
Felipe came out of the sewers to do SEO. We then get off to a bad start by disagreeing about the role of answers in SEO. But then he convinces me he has a great point of view. For a converting strategy, you will need to create different content for different countries and different cultures. We swap stories about the specifics of Spanish and French countries. Felipe tells me that ‘basic is advanced’ and I tell him that ‘getting to simple is a complex process’. Mention of French SEO Olivier Andrieux who runs a site dedicated to investigating featured snippets and analyse what Google can and cannot digest. Felipe takes that into a more strategic sphere with the idea of building brand using featured snippets (with a boxing example). Then takes a swerve over to SEO as a marketing discipline rather than a tech one. We should be talking to the CMO, not the CTO. Brand searches are key. Drive those, and you both drive a better SEO strategy, AND convince the CMO that you are performing. Then we get enthusiastic about getting the SEO and PPC teams together. And I wangle my way to a conference in Brazil, despite the fact that I forgot they speak Portuguese.