How Your Web Hosting Service Can Affect Your SEO

How Your Web Hosting Service Can Affect Your SEO

Although high quality content and authoritative, relevant inbound links are the primary SEO concerns for most site owners, choosing an optimal web hosting service may be more important than some realize. First and Foremost: The Administrative Panel One of your top...
8 Other Types of Content You Can’t Go Wrong With

8 Other Types of Content You Can’t Go Wrong With

Content marketing isn’t just about blogs and articles. There are various ways to repurpose your content, reproduce existing content in various other forms, and even publish content specifically geared for various channels and opportunities available. Of course it’s...
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...
Why You Need a Great Host for SEO?

Why You Need a Great Host for SEO?

Many people overlook the importance of having a good host, not only for security and up-time…but also for SEO.  Even though we (Internet Marketers) have come to a consensuses that hosting does not play a huge factor in rankings, I thought I would let you in on a...
Your Website SEO Checkup: Part 5 of 8 – Link Building

Your Website SEO Checkup: Part 5 of 8 – Link Building

Link Building is probably the biggest aspect of off-site SEO. In this post I discuss how to find links, analyze your competitors for top link partners, how to develop great content for people to link to, and how to spread the word about your content. Analyzing Links...
Effective Link Bait Examples and Techniques

Effective Link Bait Examples and Techniques

Link Bait is simply creating a piece of viral content that people will want to link to and share across the web, typically through forms of social media.  There are a number of differ formats that link bait comes in, however they all have one thing in common.  People...
How Much SEO Knowledge Should A Client Have?

How Much SEO Knowledge Should A Client Have?

In my opinion an educated SEO client is much better than an uneducated client.  An educated client is usually more involved, willing to allocate more budget towards your strategy, and will develop into a longer lasting relationship. So, what level of SEO knowledge...
How To Craft the Perfect Meta Tags

How To Craft the Perfect Meta Tags

I know it may seem very basic when creating Title and Meta tags for your website, but it can be a much more involved process if you are looking to go from good to great.  Many clients are under the impression that as long as they have their keywords in the title and...
The Importance of Building a Natural Link Profile

The Importance of Building a Natural Link Profile

Link building is essential to any website that wants to climb the search engine rankings and stay there. What a lot of people fail to understand is that this is not as simple as finding as many links as you can, no matter where from, and then adding them all in one go. If a website is to be consistently successful in the search engines, it has to possess a natural link profile.

SEM vs SEO: Short-Term vs Long-Term

For clients, it can be hard to see the big picture when it comes to an effective internet marketing strategy. Their initial response is similar to “I need to get traffic to my site immediately. How can I get results today?”. The mentality is always now,...

4 Tips for Agencies on Setting Client Expectations

Setting the proper client expectations on the front-end is the key to any successful internet marketing campaign. Here is a list of things you should accomplish with your client before you start to implement your strategy. 1. Learning Their Objectives/Goals Before you...
How to Find Great Directory Link Building Opportunities

How to Find Great Directory Link Building Opportunities

When it comes to building directory links, there are two possible goals. The first is to get a link on a directory with high Google Authority and PageRank. The second is to get a link on a directory with lots of traffic. The following tips will help you achieve your...
Selling SEO Is Not Just About You

Selling SEO Is Not Just About You

Stepping into the corporate world of SEO is not a simple task. SEO is no regular desk job. As a businessperson who wants to make it big in SEO, you’re going to be meeting people from different industries, not only for the purpose of introducing and selling your...
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...
6 SEO Company FAILS

6 SEO Company FAILS

I originally wanted to write a post showing examples of really bad SEO and highlighting some of the worst offenders. However, I decided it wasn’t fair to single out websites and criticize their SEO. After all, not everybody claims to do this for a living. But what...
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...
The Importance of Conversion Rate Optimization

The Importance of Conversion Rate Optimization

Have you ever heard of Conversion Rate Optimization?  I hope most of you are already aware of it but for those who don’t. Here is its simple definition – Conversion rate optimization is a process intended to increase the percentage of visitors who are converting...
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...
Why Ranking #1 in Google is Like Winning the Superbowl

Why Ranking #1 in Google is Like Winning the Superbowl

Since we are fresh off a Superbowl victory by the Green Bay Packers , I thought we would analyze how winning the Superbowl is like getting a #1 ranking in Google for a highly competitive keyword/phrase.  If you actually stop and think about it, they are very similar....
5 Important Elements of a Sales Landing Page

5 Important Elements of a Sales Landing Page

Every great sales or lead generation landing page have certain similar characteristics to them.  Those characteristics lead to increases in sales, leads and overall conversion rates. Let’s take a look at the different elements of a successful landing page. 1. ...
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.

10 Affordable Search Engine Optimization Tips

10 Affordable Search Engine Optimization Tips

Search Engine Optimization doesn’t have to be costly, you just need to know some SEO Basics.  Search engine optimization is the science and art of marketing and publishing information that ranks high for chosen keywords in the search engines. Most search engines show...
Using the Google Keyword Tool

Using the Google Keyword Tool

Using Google Keyword Tool Among other functions, the Google Adwords keyword tool plays a vital role in effective SEO. All know the role of SEO on internet and the benefits it brings. If you ever plan to optimize your web content, you will definitely come across this...
Using Google’s GL Parameter to Beat Geo-Targeting

Using Google’s GL Parameter to Beat Geo-Targeting

Nowadays, Google and many other search engines custom-tailor search results to a particular location. They identify user’s IP address or GSM location and provide results relevant for his/her whereabouts. This could be good for users, however, this often gives...
Client Feedback Exercise to Kick-Off a SEO Project

Client Feedback Exercise to Kick-Off a SEO Project

A few things I have learned from working with clients is that sometimes it can be extremely hard to get the necessary information you need to get a project started-off on the right track.  Sometimes it can be the agencies fault because they are not being clear as to...
How to Dominate Keyword Research in 2012 and Beyond

How to Dominate Keyword Research in 2012 and Beyond

Keyword research doesn’t get a lot of love in the SEO world. For some weird reason, SEO-geated blogs put an untold amount of emphasis on building backlinks. While there’s no denying the importance of backlinks in SEO, it’s also hard to argue with the fact that keyword...
5 Tips for Optimizing an E-Commerce Site

5 Tips for Optimizing an E-Commerce Site

One of the golden rules of SEO is that you have to optimize each and every page of your site individually. On-site optimization includes conducting keyword research based on the content of a page, writing a unique title tag and Meta description that reflect the...