Making the Most Out of Google Places

Making the Most Out of Google Places

Recently I have been very impressed with the new Google Places aka Local Business Center.  They have been continuing to add new features to your Local Business Listing that allow you really make the listing a viable marketing tool.  As you probably have noticed,...
How Professional SEOs Get Inbound Links

How Professional SEOs Get Inbound Links

Getting found on Google consists of 2 things: 1) content and 2) links. Since inbound links act as a voting system or currency for search engine algorithms, it’s imperative that SEOs acquire high quality inbound links on a consistent basis. One way to produce...
5 Things To Remove From Your XML Sitemap

5 Things To Remove From Your XML Sitemap

When creating an XML sitemap, you may want to modify it slightly before you upload it to your server.  There are a number of reasons why you should manually edit your XML sitemap file which include, proper indexation,  URL index limitations (although they have gotten...
How is Google Ranking the Local 7-Pack Listings?

How is Google Ranking the Local 7-Pack Listings?

Now that Google has condensed its local business listing results in the SERPs from 10 to 7, it is important to improve your LBL rankings.  After reading many articles and blogs, including David Mihm’s Local Search Ranking Factors and through lots of experience...
Are You Optimizing Your YouTube Videos Properly?

Are You Optimizing Your YouTube Videos Properly?

YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world, so why not leverage that.  As you probably know, video is becoming such a large part in every marketers strategy.  It is a great way to convey a marketing message and to tell a story, where plain text lacks. ...
5 Website Fixes You NEED To Make

5 Website Fixes You NEED To Make

A great deal of small business owners has created a website just because others have recommended it. They do not even promote it thinking that customers will find them amidst the millions of others out there.  This can be due to the fact that many small business...
Interview with Gab Goldenberg, Tips on Selling SEO

Interview with Gab Goldenberg, Tips on Selling SEO

I had the great opportunity to interview Gab Goldenberg, a well-respected industry influencer in the SEO and Internet Marketing community.  I wanted to get some some insights and tips on some important questions about selling Search Engine Optimization. What sales...
7 Places to Create Your Own Free Website

7 Places to Create Your Own Free Website

Here are a bunch of great resources you can use to create your own free website with no programming experience necessary. Google Sites allow you to create websites collaboratively. Making it simple for multiple users to add file attachments, information from other...
Why Local Search Listings and Reviews Matter

Why Local Search Listings and Reviews Matter

Now that local search has taken an even bigger area of search results in Google, strong local search marketing profiles and reviews matter more than ever. Because it’s not just the reviews on Google itself that count, but those from other major local search...
3 Ways to Get Your SEO in Shape for 2012

3 Ways to Get Your SEO in Shape for 2012

The end of 2011 is coming up…fast. With multiple major holidays on the horizon, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your SEO. But now is exactly when you should be thinking about it! SEO is incredibly long term, so developing a plan for 2012 now means...
Facebook for Business: Setup and Usage Tips

Facebook for Business: Setup and Usage Tips

The new Facebook Timeline format for business includes a more visual on-page presence with the Cover Shot, more user data via Insights, and features, like the Apps Ribbon and Milestones that allow businesses to better share their story with Facebook’s millions...
What Should be Covered in an SEO Sales Meeting

What Should be Covered in an SEO Sales Meeting

When you are speaking to a potential SEO client, there should be some level of knowledge and training that should be given, to help them fully understand how SEO works and why you are structuring the proposal and strategy the way you are. Here are some aspects of SEO...
5 Plugins to Make Your WordPress Blogs SEO Friendly

5 Plugins to Make Your WordPress Blogs SEO Friendly

If you are blogging for personal reasons only, you don’t need to think much about search engine optimization and all. But what you will do if you are blogging with the intension to grow your business or making money from blogging. All of your hard work in writing good...
Improve SEO With Free Analyzer From BlogGlue

Improve SEO With Free Analyzer From BlogGlue

BlogGlue is a blog marketing plugin that creates related links between partner blogs as well as on social media. Although not advertised they have a solid SEO Analyzer built into the system. The SEO tool lets you grade your posts before you publish them and even gives...
Why Invest on SEO Even Though It Isn’t Cheap?

Why Invest on SEO Even Though It Isn’t Cheap?

There are approximately 6.89 billion pages indexed on the World Wide Web as of July 10, 2012. Out of the 7 billion people that currently populate the Earth, about 2.26 billion are Internet users as of the end of 2011. When a start-up company thinks of creating a...
Sizing Up Your SEO Campaign Ahead

Sizing Up Your SEO Campaign Ahead

SEO’s and internet marketing professionals like to credit themselves with any and all of a customer website’s success in the search engine rankings. Most SEO professionals do work hard to promote the pages of clients and boost their position in the...
Robots.txt Guide for Popular CMS and Shopping Carts

Robots.txt Guide for Popular CMS and Shopping Carts

It can be difficult to know which directories should be restricted from search engines and which should be allowed.  I thought it would be a good idea to create a robots.txt reference guide for popular content management systems and shopping carts.  Depending on what...
30% Off: Download the Link Builders Toolkit

30% Off: Download the Link Builders Toolkit

Today is the official launch of the Link Builders Toolkit.  The Link Builders Toolkit is THE ultimate resource for finding quality websites to gain inbound links.  Over the years I have been collecting websites that I found to be of high value and worth investing time...
Google+ Working for Your Business

Google+ Working for Your Business

As anyone can tell from Google’s stock on the trade market, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Google+ is a testament to the new technology in search engine features, which Google continues to improve upon. This awesome Google software enables social...
The Value of Deep Links

The Value of Deep Links

Historically, some companies haven’t looked kindly upon inbound “deep links,” or links to pages on their site that aren’t the homepage or another top-level page. Some have felt that deep links cause visitors to bypass the site’s main advertising or branding page....
Top 10 SEO Myths to Think About in 2013

Top 10 SEO Myths to Think About in 2013

Once bitten, twice shy; It’s kind of weird for me to remember this proverb while thinking about Search Engine Optimization. But then again, maybe it’s not that strange. You see, there are times when I begin to think that “Once bitten, twice...
5 Reasons Why Your Site is Not Ranking Well?

5 Reasons Why Your Site is Not Ranking Well?

Recently I have spoke to a number of people who have wondered why their websites are not ranking well.  Of course that is going to depend on a case by case basis, but there are 5 things I will check first before I give them an answer.  9 times out of 10, if they are...
SEO Link Building Tools I Can’t Live Without

SEO Link Building Tools I Can’t Live Without

It may be a sweeping statement but if certain tools disappeared it would be devastated – in fact I would probably cry…(a lot!). In this article I thought I might cover some of the tools that I use when working on a clients site. Some you will no doubt be...
How to Optimize an E-mail Generating Newsletter

How to Optimize an E-mail Generating Newsletter

Newsletters can make an accidental or first time visitor, who has come to your site because they saw something of interest to come back again as an interested reader. So long as they keep their subscription to your newsletter, you will have a consistent reader who will return to your site.

Top 5 Reasons an SEO Audit is a Good Place to Start

Top 5 Reasons an SEO Audit is a Good Place to Start

Starting a new marketing campaign with an SEO audit is always a good idea. It helps you uncover the weaknesses of the site so that problems can be corrected and the site can be optimized to provide maximum searchability. This process will also provide you with an SEO...
5 Basic Tips for Creating Profitable Niche Websites

5 Basic Tips for Creating Profitable Niche Websites

Recently I have been doing a lot of building niche websites and blogs.  I have learned a lot through my extensive research and through actual testing in various markets.  For anyone who is thinking about building a niche website or blog, there are some basic, yet...
Reputation Management for Your Personal Brand

Reputation Management for Your Personal Brand

Online reputation management is not just a strategy to consider if something negative surfaces about you. It should begin early on, because the longer something has been online, the more authority it will have. If one of your goals is to see nothing but positive items...