How Can You Get Consistent Results That You Can Directly Tie To Your SEO Strategies?

In episode 102 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to get consistent results that can directly be tied to one’s SEO strategies.

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Asked last week and ran out of time so here it is again : when discussing 3 pac optimization strategies everyone has a strategy. My question is: What are you doing to get consistent results that you can directly tie to your strategy? Keep in mind I know that there are several factors that come into play, but some things have a bigger bang. No silver bullets, just a strategy you’re implementing that seems to give you the biggest returns?