Technical SEO

Helping Through Free SEM Talks, Workshops & Social Media Shows

One of my New Years Resolutions was to get out there more and help business owners understand how search works. I will be offering more free search engine marketing workshops, talks, and of course my social media show.  I recently posted to social media an article discussing how 45% of business owners didn’t know […]

8 Tactics to Boost Your SEO Rankings in 2017

 

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Use for blog posts as well. Each post is a chance to target a new search concept
Post about industry targets, geographic targets, specific services someone might search for
As your site gets stronger, your blog posts are an opportunity […]

Can I Be (301 re-) Direct With You About Your Site Redesign?

Being in the SEO world for over ten years I see different issues come and go and change. Sometimes you seem to run in to handfuls of the same problem in batches.  Recently I have run in to a number of clients and prospects that had issues or were planning to redesign their websites […]

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 […]

Increase Site Speed: Quick Steps That Make a Difference

Part of the purpose of my blog is to go through all of the news and information that comes out in the SEO world and filter it down to important things that the smaller business owner can do to help themselves.  Sometimes I like to put my own spin on it, but other times, […]

Did You Get a CSS/JS Warning From Google Today?

If you have a website and received a warning message from Google today, please take heed.  Though they have sent out some mistaken messages in recent weeks, this one is for real. They are warning people that if their site blocks CSS or JS it can hurt you in the rankings.  This rule has […]

Do Top Level Domains (TLD’s) Matter For SEO? .com vs .brand

Google published a post explaining how they handle all of the new top level domains that are appearing around the internet. I get asked a lot about how valuable one may be over the other. The simple answer is that Google treats all of these top level domains the same way, but there are […]

Schema Markup Penalty: What is it?

This week news came out that Google did an algorithmic update to punish sites that did structured markup or schema incorrectly or in a spammy manner.  I wanted to touch on this lightly just to explain what it is because most small business owners I run across are not even using structured markup so […]

Technical SEO News: Learnings from SMX Advanced 2015

My head is still buzzing from everything that went on at SMX Advanced this week in Seattle.  To avoid confusion, I’m going to split my suggestions in to a couple of blog posts.  Today I want to share some of the key technical SEO learnings from Seattle this week while they are fresh in […]