Matt G. Southern

Matt G. Southern

Senior News Writer
Email Author


Search Engine Journal

Follow Me

Favorite Tools

  • Ahrefs
  • Semrush
  • UberSuggest
  • Yoast
  • Google Keywords Planner
  • Canva
  • Canva
  • Google docs
  • Trello


Matt G. Southern, Senior News Writer, has been with Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a bachelor’s degree in communications, Matt specializes in gathering details, checking facts, and making complex subjects easy to understand. In addition to writing articles, Matt oversees strategy development for SEJ’s news department.


YouTube Searches For Health Topics To Show Personal Stories

Are Title Tags A Google Ranking Factor?

Title tags remain an important part of SEO. But how much do they factor into Google’s ranking algorithms? Here’s what the professionals say.

  • 5 min read
  • 7.6K Reads