SEO Ranking Factors

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 […]

Is Your Content Getting You Punished?

One ongoing issue in SEO is that when something is deemed important for ranking, many people and companies try to exploit that or find automated and easy ways to do it. With links it was link farms and article spinning and numerous other things. When headlines show up that content marketing is a big […]

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 […]

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 […]

Link Building Basics: Revisiting the 3 C’s and Adding Another

Your link profile is still one of the most important most daunting aspects of SEO. It is the aspect that people new to SEO have the most difficulty with understanding but is probably the most difficult, most expensive, and hardest part of SEO. The good news is that often by sitting down for an […]

Why Google Penguin is Now Your Friend

With the latest big update to the Google Penguin algorithm last month, the door has opened up for many businesses that had been victimized by unethical SEO companies or by negative SEO performed on them from competitors, to get back in the SEO ball game. Why miss out on one of the highest ROI […]

Google Categorizes Your Links: What Could it Mean?

With the recent revelation that Google labels our links, it makes you think even more about how the algorithm and Google Penguin handle links at the most basic level. Just want to share some theories that seem like logical extensions of this knowledge. Though we all kind of knew this was happening in some […]

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 […]

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 […]

Climbing a New SEO Mountain: Learnings from Day 1 of SMX Advanced

Day  1 is complete at SMX Advanced in Seattle and I just wanted to share the big headlines I took away from the day.  The Day 2 update may be a little delayed as I have to go directly to the airport for a red eye after the conference. Hopefully will have it put […]