algorithm updates

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 […]

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) News This Week

I typically try to break down the biggest story of the week and break it down to a post that helps you with an easily understandable takeaway that can be digested and used to help your business today.  The past week or so has had a number of mentionable news items come out so […]

Google Rebranding, Quality Update & Twitter…Oh My?

This is my last week abroad but lots has happened while I’m out of the country.  Just wanted to use the blog this week to touch base on some new and somewhat important news items from the week that could be important to you and your rankings.

Google Quality Update:

Many noticed ranking changes earlier this […]

Twoogle? and Mobilegeddon Letdown: SEM News Update

Just wanted to update people with some news in the industry.  The biggest news this week has been the Mobilegeddon results a week after the roll out was supposed to kick off.  The other news this week was that starting in May Twitter is granting Google access to their live feed.  We don’t know […]

Google Webmaster Tools Mobile Presence Check

Though it isn’t going to be clear immediately how mobilegeddon is going to impact your overall traffic, I have been getting a lot of questions about how to check mobile rankings.  This isn’t as easily done as one might think, especially if you have a mobile responsive site rather than a separate mobile version. […]

April 21 Mobilegeddon: Today is a Google Day

For businesses everywhere, today is a day to keep an eye on your Google presence. Everyone is wondering what will happen with “Mobilegeddon”.  Will your rankings go up or down or stay the same? Will all of your traffic suddenly disappear because you haven’t moved to a mobile responsive site yet? Will you suddenly […]

Boston Marathon Today: Mob Apocalypse Tomorrow

With the Boston marathon today, which I love to watch, I thought I would link to the mobile algorithm coming tomorrow.  Both require mobility and speed to succeed.  I have been warning everyone for weeks, so this shouldn’t be a big shocker, but just letting everyone know you may want to keep an eye […]

Mobile SEO Calm Before The Storm

Today is tax day and we are less than a week away from what some have called Google’s Mopocalypse among other catchy names for the Google Mobile Friendly algorithm update.  I have been warning clients, prospects and people at events I attend for quite some time that it was coming, but I also understand […]

Major Mobile Google Algorithm Change: Enormous Impact

The biggest news on the horizon is of course the Google mobile algorithm change coming on April 21st. I’ve been discussing the possibility of this coming, and then the actual date for quite some time, but Google has shed some more light on the details, so I just wanted to relay them on to […]