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I’m Manick

MANICK BHAN

SEO STRATEGIST | FOUNDER | CTO

ABOUT

I’m the founder and CTO of LinkGraph, a full-service digital marketing agency that provides SEO services and growth marketing to hundreds of brands. I’m also the creator of the SearchAtlas SEO software suite. Growing brands through SEO is my greatest passion and life’s work.

As a skilled programmer, I bring a unique perspective to my SEO practice and thought leadership. With the right data-driven SEO strategy, I believe any brand can break into a market with ease and outrank their biggest competitors.

We’re making some big moves at LinkGraph which has been an exciting adventure. At the end of the day it’s all about the impact I want to have on the search space, in my philanthropy and activism. If you feel similarly, I’d love to connect.

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In-house vs. Agency 🥊 Which team are you? Drop your thoughts in the comments!
Backlinks Done Right.
AI-Powered SEO: Automate, Optimize, Dominate Rankings with @searchatlasseo
Know what went down in June? Mastermind Miami brought together exceptional marketing talent. The energy, knowledge and collaboration were off the charts. Watching everyone up their game and witnessing collective growth was truly inspiring. Can’t wait for the next one!
Our Local SEO Heat Map Tool in Search Atlas lets businesses see their rankings, track progress and benchmark against competitors. Perfect for sales calls and sharing white-labeled reports. Wanna know more? Check out the link in my bio. #SEO #LocalSEO #SearchAtlas
@gartner_inc says that one SEO software platform ranks above all for customer satisfaction and usability. Can you guess which one?
Focus matters. ⁠
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Highly recommend using the On-Page Audit Tool in @searchatlasseo to address deeper issues and prioritize your SEO tasks effectively.
Excited to share that Search Atlas with our product, OTTO SEO, have been shortlisted for the Global Search Awards 2024! This recognition reflects the dedication and hard work of our team. Thank you to everyone who has supported us.
We helped a top Las Vegas attorney 5x their organic traffic in just 4 months through holistic SEO. The secret? Quality link building, creating valuable pillar content, and technical optimizations like schema and site pruning.⁠
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Want to replicate their success? Simply comment “holistic SEO” below, and I’ll share our proven blueprint with you for free.
Today is the day 🎉 We’re launching OTTO SEO, the world’s first automated SEO AI agent. Install in seconds, get instant recommendations and deploy them automatically and save hundreds of hours on SEO tasks. ⁠
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Meet OTTO on Product Hunt and fall in love with it! ⁠
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Check out the link in my bio. ⁠
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#SEO #OTTOSEO
I spend 20k per month on my SEO experiments team. Whenever we prove that something works, we integrate it into our Holistic SEO Strategy and we integrate it into OTTO SEO. 
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And guess what? Tomorrow is the big day! 🎉 We are launching OTTO SEO! Join the hype at our live launch! June 13th – 10AM PST / 1PM EST. Register now to secure your spot! Check out the link in my bio. ⁠
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Have you ever heard of orphan pages? This is how they can impact your website’s SEO and what you can do about it.⁠
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Ready to rescue your orphan pages and boost your rankings? Try Search Atlas’s Site Visualizer⁠
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#SEOtips #websiteoptimization #orphanpages @searchatlasseo ⁠
Every website has its unique challenges for ranking better on Google. Whether it’s building backlinks, optimizing landing pages, or enhancing UX signals, OTTO by @searchatlasseo covers all bases to propel your site forward. ⁠
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Excited for the launch? OTTO is coming your way NEXT WEEK! 🎉 
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#SEO #googleranking #digitalmarketing
Improve SEO with AI? Yes, please! 
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Here’s how: Use @searchatlasseo to identify your top keywords, then plug them into our Content Assistant. It reverse-engineers top-ranking pages, giving you a content gap assessment. Add suggested “entities” to your landing pages to boost relevance in Google’s eyes.⁠
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Ready to start your AI-driven SEO journey? Register at SearchAtlas.com for free. ⁠
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Want to decode your competitors’ SEO? Here’s how:⁠
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With @searchatlasseo Site Explorer you can uncover their top keywords and best-performing pages. Track their Google and Facebook ads to see what’s working. Reverse engineer their backlink strategy to build your authority. Then, apply their winning strategies to outrank them.⁠
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Curious to learn more? Shoot me a DM for more insights!⁠
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Is Al going to replace Google Search?

There’s a lot of talk about SGE and ChatGPT taking over, but it hasn’t happened. No. Why? Because accurate and reliable information depends on authoritative sources. Search engines, whether traditional or Al-driven, rely on the same principles: authority, accuracy, and credibility.

Search engines will continue to evolve, but the core principles of evaluating content remain unchanged. Authority and relevance will always be key.
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#seo #artificialintelligence #searchengines #google #chatgpt
Why doesn’t SEO work for some websites? Often, it’s not the SEO itself but the strategy behind it. To get it right, you need to look at the full picture. 

#SEO #digitalmarketing #googlerankings
Resilience is what sets you apart.
Did you know 95% of the internet gets ZERO traffic from Google? 

That’s because the search engine only indexes a tiny fraction of what’s out there. This video breaks down how to get your content into that exclusive 5%:⁠

✔️ Higher quality, more relevant stuff than your competitors⁠
✔️ Pro-level technical SEO and schema strategies⁠
✔️ Building strong authority and backlinks⁠
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#SEO #googleranking
Using ChatGPT for blog posts? ⚠️ You might be ruining your SEO!⁠
To really rank on page 1, you gotta play by Google’s rules - relevant topics, optimized headers and proper info hierarchy.⁠
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The key? Using AI as a drafting tool, not the final product. Feed it instructions, outlines and insights from top-ranking content. Then optimize that material into something Google will love.
Terry Power is a treasure trove of insight into the latest in AI innovation across content, image, and video generation.

He demonstrated how you can build custom GPTs trained on your own content to perform context specific question and answers based on that same content. 

Brilliant work Terry thanks for sharing your research and knowledge, and helping surface the best of the new AI tools out there 🙂
Brian Winum sharing his Hybrid Authority Sites approach of building sites with authoritative content that are Google News approved and effective for link building as PBNs. 

Great first-hand knowledge from someone who’s been in the game for 20 years.

More info check out Authamp.com
Flying into 2018 - Happy New Year from Las Torres, Patagonia!
Cultural Immersion #yonosoymarinero #soycapitan #crowdpleaser
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My Writing

I've been fortunate to contribute to some amazing publications. Check out my most recent pieces.
WordStream - January 17, 2024
12 Biggest SEO Trends to Watch in...
WIX SEO HUB - July 14, 2023
5 SEO tasks you can automate to...
Wordable - June 23, 2023
10 Tips for Creating a Top-Performing SEO...
INC. MASTERS - September 9
Don't Neglect SEO in Your Growth Marketing...
Allbusiness - June 28
Public Relations and SEO: How to Use...
SEJ - June 1
24-Point Enterprise SEO Audit For Large Sites...
Wordstream - May 5
Internal Linking: Types, Tips & Tactics to...
G2 - 4/27/22
On-Page SEO: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimizing...
Search Engine Journal - 4/19/22
Small Business Marketing 101: Getting Started
SEOblog - 4/6/22
To Disavow or Not Disavow? And Other...
Jumpstory - 3/24/22
Content Pruning: When to Say Goodbye to...
Serpstat - 3/21/22
Backlink Profile Benchmarking: Measuring your Site Authority...
Outbrain - 3/14/22
5 Ways to Build a Profitable Content...
Improvado - 3/7/22
SEO Dashboard in Google Data Studio: A...
Search Engine Journal - 3/7/22
7 Ways To Use Semantic SEO For...
Unstack - 3/1/22
Product Page SEO: 13 Tips for Ecommerce...
AllBusiness - 2/25/22
The Best Schema Markups for Small Businesses
ClickBank - 2/4/22
How Affiliates Can Work with Google to...
Built In - 2/4/22
How AI SEO Tools Are Changing the...
Digital Summit - 2/2/22
6 Skills of an Effective SEO Strategist
Forbes - 1/27/22
5 Proactive SEO Practices To Help Rank...
Wordstream - 1/25/22
The Top 10 SEO Trends & Strategies...
Search Engine Journal - 1/21/22
The Only Shopify SEO Checklist You Need...
Digital Summit - 1/19/22
Best Tools for SEO Campaign Tracking
MartechSeries - 1/14/22
6 SEO Tips for 2022 and Beyond
Search Engine Journal - 1/13/22
17 SEO Copywriting Tips To Help Your...
WordStream - 1/12/22
The Right Way to Increase Domain Authority...
SmartBrief - 1/10/22
How algorithm updates impact your SEO
MarketingProfs - 12/21/21
Five Ways to Improve Content Quality Signals...
AllBusiness - 12/20/21
5 Tips for Allocating Your Digital Marketing...
Digital Summit - 12/14/21
5 Signs that your SEO Strategy is...
ReadWrite - 12/6/21
Google’s Title Tag Update and the Future...
HONEYBOOK - 11/24/21
How to Scale your Content Marketing with...
Content Marketing Institute - 11/15/21
How to Boost CTRs From Your Organic...
AllBusiness - 11/13/21
7 Questions to Ask Before You Hire...
Search Engine Journal - 11/1/2021
Why (& How) Topic Clusters Are Your...
Digital Summit - 10/25/21
Why SEO is the Most Affordable Customer...
Digital Summit - 10/25/21
Stop Believing These 5 SEO Myths
Search Engine Journal - 10/18/21
A Technical Guide to Google's PageSpeed Insights...
LOCALiQ - 10/14/21
5 Tips for Better SEO Writing Your...
Content Marketing Institute - 10/7/21
Drop Great Anchor Text to Keep Your...
SmartBrief - 10/6/21
5 Easy Changes Google Could Make to...
ALLBUSINESS - 9/20/21
6 SEO Tips for B2B Brands
Although SEO has some fundamental best practices, every industry presents unique challenges that impact how to build a successful SEO campaign.
WORDSTREAM - 9/15/21
What is Schema Markup? (+6 Easy Types...
For any digital marketer who wants to elevate their SEO performance, taking the time to add schema.org markup to their web pages can help those pages appear in rich results, which are more clickable and desirable to users.
G2 - 9/15/21
How to Actually Quantify the ROI of...
There are two ways that site owners have traditionally quantified the ROI of SEO traffic. First, the price they would have paid to buy that traffic in Google Ads. Second, the actual revenues generated from those organic clicks. Unfortunately, both of these strategies require really high revenues and squeaky clean analytics – something many smaller or newer websites with less resources don’t have.
ReadWrite - 9/6/21
How Will the Page Experience Update Transform...
After a year of anticipation, Google’s long-awaited Page Experience Update has finally rolled out. That means websites that are fast loading, responsive, and high-performing will now have a better chance of ranking for relevant search queries.
Serpstat - 8/17/21
Why the Death of Cookies Could Make...
Google announced that their long-term plan to make third-party cookies obsolete in Chrome will now be delayed until 2023. This is bad news for users concerned about privacy, but for digital advertisers who have been dreading the death of third-party cookies, it's a little sweeter.
Search Engine Journal - 8/16/21
A Guide to Google Search Console Reporting...
When it comes to running a successful SEO agency, there is nothing more important than proving the value of your services to clients. But without comprehensive reporting, your clients might not see or understand the full impact of your SEO campaigns.
allBusiness - 7/19/21
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Major Digital...
Every business faces the difficult challenge of determining where to best direct its digital marketing spend. Figuring out which platforms will be the most profitable for your business depends on your target audience, your budget, and how people find products and services like yours.
LOCALiQ - 7/1/21
What Is Reputation Management? (+9 Tips to...
The more your business grows, the more other people on the internet will mention your brand name. From third-party review sites to Wikipedia articles, there are so many places on the internet where potential customers can go to learn about your products, services, and your overall business reputation.
Search Engine Journal - 6/29/21
17 Reasons Why Your Enterprise SEO May...
Enterprise-level websites often have hundreds to thousands of landing pages. With so much content for Google to crawl, index, and rank, an enterprise SEO plan can be easily derailed.
WORDSTREAM - 6/16/21
How to Use Google Search Console (the...
Google Search Console is a powerful tool that business owners, marketers, and SEO specialists can use to elevate their site’s digital presence and organic traffic.
MarketingProfs - 6/9/2021
Why B2B Companies Need Closed-Loop Analytics
In 2020, B2B digital marketing spend surpassed $8 billion and accounted for 11.3% of company budgets, on average. Although those numbers are expected to grow in 2021, only 1 out of 5 B2B brands are successfully tracking the ROI of their paid media campaigns.
Content Marketing Institute - 5/17/21
3 Quality Signals That Help Content Rank...
Quality may be in the eye of the beholder, but in the case of Google, it’s in the eyes of crawlers. From your text to your meta tags to your style sheets, Google looks at it all to understand the quality of your content.
CXL - 4/22/21
4 Advanced Meta Tags For SEO You...
There are four advanced HTML tags that can help you improve the rankings of your most valuable and highest-converting pages.
Search Engine Journal - 4/19/21
Meta Tag Generators: How, Why & When...
Google, in part, relies on meta tags to understand the relevance of our content to users' search queries. Over the years, developers have created meta tag generators to help us fill in these meta tags and make it easier for search engines to understand our webpage content.
Content Marketing Institute - 4/12/21
5 Mistakes That Google Doesn’t Like and...
Your pages aren't ranking higher in Google because you're probably making these five mistakes – Content Marketing Institute.
AllBusiness - 3/30/21
7 Effective Ways to Increase Engagement with...
Ask questions of your audience. ... Promote webinars as events. ... Use video assets when you can. ... Use longer ad copy to look more organic. ... Think more about timing and schedule your ads accordingly. ... Deliver answers to questions in direct messages.
Search Engine Journal - 3/23/21
Keyword Clusters: How to Level up Your...
Keyword clusters are a more advanced SEO content strategy that can give you the edge you need to win in competitive verticals.
SmartBrief - 3/19/21
Want to improve your company culture? Try...
Happiness and optimism actually fuel performance and achievement - giving us a competitive edge.
CXL - 3/3/21
How to Use Your PPC Campaigns as...
When launching a digital brand, PPC can be a great way to immediately break into a new market and start generating website traffic.
OnCrawl - 3/2/21
Google's Crawl Budget: How it Works and...
For every website on the internet, Google has a fixed budget for how many pages their bots can and are willing to crawl.
Search Engine Watch - 1/20/21
How to perform SEO A/B testing in...
For SEO strategists, it is sometimes difficult to know which of the many changes we make to our websites actually impact their overall SEO performance.
Search Engine Watch - 11/26/20
The Anatomy of a Negative SEO Attack
LinkGraph CTO, Manick Bhan, discusses the most common types of negative SEO and details how site owners can perform negative SEO remediation.
Search Engine Watch - 10/26/20
PageRank Sculpting: How to Get More From...
LinkGraph CTO, Manick Bhan, discusses how PageRank sculpting with internal links and A/B testing is a powerful strategy to improve rankings for high-value landing pages.
Venture Beat - 10/24/20
Can the Department of Justice Teach Google...
After a year-long investigation into Google’s dominance in search and online advertising, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against the company this past week.
Addicted2Success - 10/3/20
How to be a Responsible Investor of...
As someone who thrives on productivity and performs best when tasked with multiple challenges and responsibilities, I’m constantly trying to sharpen my entrepreneurial toolkit.
Addicted2Success - 8/25/20
How to Stay Happy in the Hustle
Did you know that 45% of people in the U.S. have reported to have a side gig on top of their full-time job? That’s about 70 million people.
Search Engine Watch - 8/21/20
What the Commoditization of Search Engine Technology...
LinkGraph’s CTO, Manick Bhan predicts that with GPT-3 technology, the biggest disruption to Google search may soon be on the horizon.
Search Engine Watch - 7/22/20
1000 Ranking Factors: How Google Finds Signal...
LinkGraph's CTO, Manick Bhan, explains how machine learning is helping us better understand how Google finds and evaluates content quality signals when ranking web pages.
Business 2 Community - 7/13/20
Here’s Why your Google Ads Campaigns Aren’t...
Creating a high-performing Google Ads campaign is no simple task. Adwords has become increasingly competitive across every niche, and even the most skilled digital marketers can end up running unprofitable campaigns.
Addicted2Success - 7/5/20
Why Working Faster Matters, Even When you...
Too many people work slowly because they fear making mistakes, but the cliché saying is true: time is money. Jeff Bezos recently argued that being wrong can hurt you,
Business 2 Community - 7/2/20
Why SEO (Not Google Ads) is Still...
When it comes to jump-starting your site traffic and growing your business, paid media can be enticing because of its ability to get your company in front of real people searching for products or services like yours.
Addicted2Success - 6/21/20
My Company Went Vegan to Change our...
At my company, a team lunch involves veggie burgers, coconut curry with tofu, and flavorful vegan falafel. When new employees on-board, we host our welcome lunches at plant-based taquerias and delis.
Digital Connect Mag - 6/11/20
5 Work from Home Habits we should...
During the past two months, many organizations discovered the hard way that they didn’t have the infrastructure to support company-wide remote work.
Forbes - 11/12/15
When It Comes To Startup Hiring, 'Always...
When trying to get a startup off the ground, so much time and effort goes into developing the product and reaching the customer that founders often forget about the most important part of the company – the team.

Speaking engagements

“If you’re hosting a conference or event and are looking for speakers on the topics of marketing, entrepreneurship, software engineering, or philanthropy, I’d love to talk. My goal is to bring excitement, fun, and practical application to my talks so your audience leaves with actionable advice and a ton of energy.”

Manick Bhan, CTO at LinkGraph

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ADWEEK
Adweek's 2022 Fastest Growing Agencies
Inc
No. 1234 (2022) 527% 3-Year Growth
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40 Under 40: Manick Bhan, CTO/Founder, LinkGraph
How LinkGraph is Setting the Example as...
SEO KPI Reporting: 19 SEO KPIs You...
Veganism in the workplace: How businesses are...
25+ Expert Takeaways About Content Strategy, Experiences,...
Keyword Difficulty Explained: What It Is and...
How Companies Can Make a Lasting Impact...
Word Count for SEO: Does It Really...
Five Strategies Our Company is Using to...
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35 Must-Haves to Start a Business
Veganism in the workplace: How businesses are...
Speaking Events
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Photography

When I'm not coding or working, photography and travel are passions of mine.

Organizations I Love

I do my best to use my platform to elevate organizations that are giving back to animals, our communities, and the environment. I'm committed to donating a significant percentage of our revenue to impactful organizations.

Apply for a Job at LinkGraph

Want to join our team?

At LinkGraph, you’ll work with team members that value one another’s skills and expertise. Our philosophy is simple – hire diverse, driven individuals who foster a culture that empowers great work for our clients.

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Video & Podcast Showcase

PODCAST

Holistic SEO Strategies for Agencies

VIDEO

7FA: Supercharge Your SEO Strategy With Search Atlas

PODCAST

SEO On-Air: Overcoming SEO Challenges and Ethical Debates with Manick Bhan

PODCAST

Cancel Ahrefs & Use Search Atlas With Special Guest Manick Bhan

VIDEO

Tips for Creating Successful Technology Companies with Manick Bhan

VIDEO

Manick Bhan's Ad World Talk on Google Ranking Factors

VIDEO

Mastering Crawl Budget Optimization at brightonSEO ft. Manick Bhan

PODCAST

Scaling Organic Search Growth Through SEO Automation

PODCAST

Mastering SEO's Four Pillars: Insights from Manick Bhan, CTO of LinkGraph.com

EVENT

Live Event - SEORockStars 2023 - Presenting Manick Bhan

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