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Deconstructing Keyword Research

Almost exactly a year ago I posted about how keyword research has changed over time and explained a bit about how semantic search works. A year later and fresh off of a nice article I shared on social media yesterday about keyword phrase targeting, I think it is time to revisit the subject a little [...]

Refresh Your Content in 2018: It May Be Your Biggest Problem

With the big content based changes to the Google algorithm this year, many smaller businesses were caught by surprise, and some are just noticing as the year comes to an end. Organic traffic is down and you aren't sure why? It is likely content based. The algorithm has gotten much better at picking out "thin" [...]

Make Sure Your NAP’s Are Right in 2018: SEO Local Search

One of the common problems I see local businesses run into that tends to confuse them or cost them a lot of money, are messy NAP's. NAP's are Name, Address, and Phone number listings on the internet.  Because some businesses take bad advice from ill-informed or simply unethical SEO consultants, they sometimes create many different names [...]

Google Freshness is Big – What does Small Biz do?

On Friday I posted a bit of a rant on the Google freshness update that took place in November and hit about 35% of searches. It isn't so much that freshness shouldn't be important, but the timing of it and the fact that a few of the big changes this year really hit small businesses [...]

UX Key for SEO: What does that mean?

So Google will tell you that User Experience, or UX, is the #1 SEO factor.  In a sense that may be true, but it is vague and confusing to many who seek actionable advice on how to move up the rankings. So I wanted to break down UX to help people understand what all of [...]

Nothing Eclipses Links as an SEO Ranking Signal

Want to start off by apologizing for no blog post last week. I try to get at least one out each week but unfortunately had a fall and still experiencing concussion symptoms, though they have diminished a bit now.  Wasn't in good shape for putting thoughts on the blog last week.  With the big news [...]

SEO is About Change: Being Flexible is Important

2017 has been a year of change in the world of SEO.  So was 2016, and 2015, and... The point is that if you are going to invest in SEO, which can be incredibly successful when done right, you need to be ready for change. This year has underlined that even more with small businesses. [...]

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 push [...]

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 factor [...]

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 gives [...]