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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 [...]

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 [...]

Monmouth Chamber SEO Consulting in Eatontown: Ranking in 2018

I had the privilege this past Friday to speak to the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce at their weekly Perkolator breakfast in Eatontown about how to rank in 2018 for small businesses. We covered the latest in SEO necessities including Google My Business, link building, user experience (UX) necessities and more.  The breakfast is a [...]

User Experience Pet Peeves From Searching For a Car

Google will tell you that user experience is the top ranking factor for SEO.  The problem with that is that it is extremely vague and actually takes into account many factors such as speed, content digestibility, navigation, site structure, etc. Sometimes it is hard for a business owner to know from the inside if their [...]

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Take Advantage of the Growth of “Near Me” Searches

Martech Advisor recently published an article on trends in search that touched on what many of us have been talking about in recent years. "Near me" searches have doubled in recent years with even higher jumps in certain shopping areas, per Google's data.  There is an opportunity here for small businesses in both SEO and [...]

3 Second Rule – Top 15 Ranking Requires Under 3 Second Load Time

Well, Google is coming out soon with the "Speed Update", which they say is really only going to hurt the absolutely poorest performing sites, but we all knew speed matters anyway, and with a recent Searchmetrics study, we find that a 3 second load time is basically required these days to crack the top 15, [...]

Technical SEO Gets More Important As Your Site Gets Bigger

The driving mantra for SEO is that "Content is King" and I often struggle to get clients to keep adding content pages to their site to "feed the Google beast".  Google views your site as an entity and assigns it topical trust so the more pages you have building up your topical trust the better. [...]

Shining the Light on Search Engine Marketing in Seattle-SEO & SEM

It is important to me to stay up to date with the latest information in search engine marketing. Knowing what the latest algorithm adjustment accentuates or punishes, or knowing the latest tweaks to Google Adwords to improve performance are extremely important to me. I invest a lot of hard-earned dollars to make sure I know [...]

NYC Technical SEO in the Manhattan Subway: Get Found

This month as part of my You Can Be Found Anywhere video series, I am in the New York City Subway system, talking about technical SEO. The inner workings and train lines in New York City are what keep everything running as smoothly and cleanly as possible. When the trains are down, it seems that [...]

Cache Plugin Helped Instantly Speed Things Up Substantially

With all of the focus on the importance of speed for SEO, I figured I should actually take a look at my own often neglected site and see how I stand from a speed perspective. The answer was not good. I did a gtmetrix.com speed test on one of my core service pages and got [...]