Mediavine's SEO Resources

Mediavine’s SEO Resources

Check out all of our search engine optimization articles, help docs, blog posts and more!

Everything we do at Mediavine is with SEO in mind. 


We got our start as an SEO firm in 2004, and have used our knowledge to grow our own sites that we publish, including The Hollywood Gossip, one of the top celebrity gossip sites on the web. Search engine traffic accounts for a big chunk of our sessions, so we would never want to create any tech that would interfere with that. 

That might seem counterintuitive, especially when search engines have said they don’t love ads because they’re clunky and slow, but that’s even more reason for us to try for coexistence. We even wrote a whole blog post about SEO and ads, and how they can coexist

In fact, we have a ton of SEO resources we have shared in blog posts, videos, help docs and more, and we’re adding more all the time. We decided to round them up for easy reference, so you can get to optimizing! 

Mediavine's SEO Resources

SEO Articles & Blog Posts

Best Practices 

The Ultimate Easy SEO Checklist

Mediavine Guide to SEO Best Practices

How to Choose the Right Keyword for You

Improving Rankings with Google Search Console


Mediavine RPM Challenge — A three-part challenge to help you optimize your posts for better RPM and SEO. We recommend taking it at least once per quarter to help you maximize your earnings. 

  • Week 1 – Identifying Which Posts to Optimize
  • Week 2 – Optimizing Your Posts
  • Week 3 – Sharing Your Work and Tracking Your Growth

Mediavine Guide to Optimizing Content for Better SEO and Ad Performance

Optimizing Your Most Valuable Content for Better RPM and SEO

Improve RPM and SEO with Headings

Increase Font Size and SEO and RPM Along With It

Word Count: Why More is More for SEO and Ad Revenue Alike

Get Your Site Ready for Q1

SEO & Ads 

Ads & SEO: Can they Co-Exist? 

Mediavine Script Wrapper 2.0

Lazy Loading Ads: Why Mediavine Ads Load 200% Faster (This was featured on the Google blog)

Page Speed

Why Page Speed Matters

Optimize Ads for Mobile Pagespeed

Optimize Ads for Desktop Pagespeed

Scroll to Play Video Player

Lazy Loaded Video Player

Optimize Images with Short Pixel

How to Do a Plugin Self Audit


Go For Teal Series — Our weekly YouTube video series about optimization, SEO and ads hosted by Mediavine CEO Eric Hochberger.

Unlocking RPM with Aimee Shugarman and Courtney O’Dell (2018 Summer of Live) — Hear from two Mediavine publishers who have implemented nearly every suggestion we’ve ever given them and who have seen great growth in SEO and traffic overall because of it.

SEO Tips & Tricks with Amber Bracegirdle (2018 Teal Talk)

Sizzlin’ SEO with Amber Bracegirdle and Joshua Unseth (2018 Summer of Live)

Growing Your Traffic with Stephanie Keeping and Lena Gott (2018 Summer of Live)

Theory of Content Live! episode with Amber Bracegirdle and Joshua Unseth (2018 Mediavine Conference, hosted at Google’s HQ) 

Harnessing SEO Without Losing Your Mind with Amber Bracegirdle and Joshua Unseth (2017 Mediavine Conference in Charleston) 

Create by Mediavine

Our robust WordPress plugin, Create by Mediavine, is built with SEO in mind. Add printable recipe cards, how-to craft cards and lists that are marked up with Schema that search engines love to use for rich results. 

Theory of Content Podcast

Mediavine’s co-founder Amber Bracegirdle is a cohost of the Theory of Content podcast, along with Joshua Unseth, the in-house director of marketing for Alarm Grid. Together they discuss how they go about thinking about making content.