Google Updates

Shining Light on the Confusing World of Search Marketing

This past Friday I had the honor of speaking to the Perkolator Breakfast group.  This breakfast is held each Friday in Eatontown at the All Seasons Diner and organized by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce.  It is a great group for business networking and they asked me to “shine a light” on search […]

Small Businesses SEO Rankings Starting to Fall Because…

With Google somewhat drastically updating their ranking algorithm a couple of times in recent months, and other big changes on the horizon, there are some very important aspects of SEO that small businesses have been getting away with ignoring for a while, that are suddenly becoming urgent needs. I want to address some of […]

Sudden SEO Traffic Drop? Could be side effects of Fred

I have spent a number of hours the last couple of months helping business owners who suddenly saw their traffic disappear, or calls disappear since the Fred algorithm update a couple of months ago.  The update is believed to mostly punish poor content, but sometimes business owners have content that appears poor to Google […]

We Can Help You Find If Fred Is The Reason Your Traffic Just Tumbled

The latest Google algorithm update, “Fred”, is intended to punish sites with lots of “thin” content. In SEO, we have a phrase, “Content is King”, and you should have great content  about each service or topic your business is trying to sell. However, I have seen a number of small businesses get hit by […]

Local Search Marketing Factors Released

David Mihm used to put together an amazing survey of the search industry to determine the most important ranking factors and also trends over time in the factors we focus on.  He moved on to other things in recent years. Great guy.  Darren Shaw, another great in local search, has taken over and provided […]

SE-Oh No! Dealing with an SEO Crisis

Those of us relying on SEO are often frightened when we see a big Google update announced in the news, like we saw with the “Fred” update in March.  We feel like we can lose lots of business at the whim of Google. To be fair to Google, they are usually updating to just […]

Social Media is not an SEO Factor, or is it?

Google has said a number of times that social media is not a factor in SEO.  So of course those in the SEO world that only read the headlines start throwing that around when they talk or meet with prospects and clients.  However, as is often the case with SEO and the world in […]

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 […]

Google Categorizes Your Links: What Could it Mean?

With the recent revelation that Google labels our links, it makes you think even more about how the algorithm and Google Penguin handle links at the most basic level. Just want to share some theories that seem like logical extensions of this knowledge. Though we all kind of knew this was happening in some […]

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 […]