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What Links Matter for Small Business SEO?

On the heels of a brilliant article that Cyrus Shepard put out about what is given value in the world of link building, I wanted to do my job and simplify things a little bit for the normal business owner.  Those of us in the search industry salivate at the thought of ranking factor studies [...]

Case Study: Small Business SEO Success

Today I wanted to share an example of what happens when all of the pieces come together with an SEO plan. We try to fill in the gaps for small businesses. Some businesses can create great content on their own, or have tons of great relationships to use for building links and site strength. Some [...]

The Best SEO Tool is A Company That Knows What Matters

There are many, many SEO tools out there to help you move your site up the rankings.  Some promise instant results or "automated SEO" that will take care of everything and let you focus on your business. In actuality, like with any tool, they don't have much value unless you understand how to apply their [...]

Low Hanging Fruit of Small Business Link Building

Links are often the most misunderstood part of SEO for small business owners trying to compete in this confusing environment.  With recent studies showing inbound links still being a huge part of ranking success, I still have many talks with business owners that think if you just insert keywords on your pages and in your [...]

Google’s Latest Update Dials Back Some Changes From Last Year?

Have you seen your site take a turn in traffic in recent weeks?  Was it a reversal of what happened last fall?  Google just had yet another major algorithm update on March 12. Rumors around the industry are that this update is a bit of a rollback from some of the big changes that were [...]

SEO is About Trust and What Does Google Trust?

With a number of major recent tweaks to the Google algorithm, I wanted to touch on what Google currently values in a site to try to move it up or down in the rankings. This isn't meant to be the standard "links are important" article, but more a way to get you thinking about what [...]

MDI Marathon in Maine – SEO is a Marathon, not a Sprint

In the latest edition of You Can Be Found Anywhere, you find me running the Mount Desert Island Marathon at Acadia National Park in Maine. The point of the video is that SEO is a marathon and not a sprint. It takes doing the right things over a long period of time and not just [...]

By |2018-11-27T22:09:19+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: link building, Running, SEO, SEO Consulting, You Can Be Found Anywhere|

SEO Is Moving Further Toward WHEATS for Success

I shared a post from Marie Haynes yesterday about what we are seeing following the massive Google algorithm update on August 1.  She does a good job of digging into the data.  The update is called the Medic update because it seems to have hit medical sites that hardest, or what those in the industry [...]

SEO Tools Can Mislead – It is All Relative

I have had a number of people recently tell me about frustrations with SEO tools like  Yoast for their WordPress sites.  There are a lot of great tools out there to help you with your SEO, but many tend to overpromise or try to make it seem like they are all you need.  SEO plugins [...]

Why is SEO Unpopular When So Effective?

A recent study was recently published by Clutch showed that SEO was the least popular digital marketing channel. It stated that only 44% of businesses are spending money on SEO and pointed out the longer process before results were seen and the confusion about how it works as the leading cause. I would also point out [...]