SEO Scams

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 […]

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 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 […]

Failed SEO Test Emails Are Probably A Good Sign

I’m sure you’ve gotten one, or maybe several.  That email saying your site has failed it’s SEO test or Local search test and has a number of confusing pieces that say your site is just a complete mess and you should probably take up this person from a random gmail account or some company […]

7 Reasons You Had a Bad SEO Experience

SEO is an extremely effective marketing tactic and once it gets rolling properly will start to bring you new clients/customers on a regular basis, easily paying for itself.  However, I run in to many business owners that have had a bad experience with SEO campaigns or perceived that it didn’t work because they were […]

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 […]

Google Taking Action Against Fake Google Calls

Just a quick update this week about Google finally taking action on robo-callers that claim to be working for Google. This has been happening for years. Google will not typically robocall you. They do have automated call answering when confirming local businesses, but those are initiated by the user.  They point out that they […]

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 […]

Google Penguin 3.0 Released

The angry Google Penguin has reared its ugly head again.  Last Friday Google released the 3.0 version of the Google Penguin algorithm adjustment.  This was not well publicized and Google didn’t even acknowledge it until 24 hours later.  Google Penguin is know for penalizing sites that have used unsavory link building techniques and link […]