Black Hat SEO

Some Common Alternative Facts That Will Cost You With SEO

With the phrase “alternative facts” so big this past week, I thought I would touch on some of the things I hear prospects are told in relation to their SEO that can end up costing them a lot in the long run. It is a shame that companies get away with this stuff because it […]

Why Google Penguin is Now Your Friend

With the latest big update to the Google Penguin algorithm last month, the door has opened up for many businesses that had been victimized by unethical SEO companies or by negative SEO performed on them from competitors, to get back in the SEO ball game. Why miss out on one of the highest ROI […]

Google Possum & Penguin Updates: September to Remember

September brought us major updates to the Google local and organic algorithms.  I will try to sum it up at a high level here but leave you to read in  more depth about Possum and the latest Penguin update.

POSSUM

Firstly, September 1 brought  us what the industry is calling the Possum update. This was a […]

Self Automated SEO, Not Automated SEO

I recently had a conversation with another business owner who suggested I create an SEO automation tool to automate SEO.  I actually hear this a lot from people and there are companies like MOZ and Majestic that make some nice tools that help with the SEO process, but as I have been preaching for […]

Google Aggressively Targeting Hacked Spam

Hacked sites have been a problem for years, but the issue seems to be growing.  In just the past couple of weeks I have heard of  numerous hacking incidents and site owners struggling to get overcome the issue.  Wordpress seems especially susceptible to the problem as the themes are so popular that finding a […]

SEO Myth Madness: SEO Myths that hurt your wallet

In the spirit of March madness, this week I wanted to address some SEO myths out there that can really hurt your wallet and leave a bad taste in your mouth.  In just the past week, I have seen some examples of a few of these giving the industry a black eye.  Unfortunately, like […]

Deflategate-Cheating in SEO-Is it OK?

In the spirit of the nation being completely obsessed with deflated footballs and cheating this week, I thought I would touch on “Black Hat SEO” and how it can cause problems for someone.  Much like deflating footballs, if you are doing it, you know you are cheating.  At least as a professional Search Engine […]