technical seo

2017 was a Small Business Technical SEO Summer

2017 was the year that technical SEO and content issues really came home to the smaller business world.  Since SEO is relative to your competitors, often times, advances that may become necessary in the national and more competitive markets or on content and news sites don’t filter down to the small business world quite […]

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 […]

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 AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages): Huh?

Have you seen a lot of recent articles on Google AMP and whether it is a factor or not? Wondering what Google AMP is but  nobody has really explained it to you very well? Hopefully this will help.

Last year Google put together a project called AMP to help speed up the mobile experience. At […]

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 […]