The Dangers of Black Hat SEO After Google Penguin

The Dangers of Black Hat SEO After Google Penguin

Since the Penguin was dumped by Google on the world of search engine optimization in April of 2012, numerous changes have become part of the SEO game and both Optimization service providers and DIY webmasters have had to adapt accordingly -or risk massive deranking in...
Conduct Keyword Research through Mobile

Conduct Keyword Research through Mobile

With the rising amounts in mobile Internet users, the increased amount of mobile searches is steadily rising. Since 2009, the amount of Google use from mobile Internet searches has gone off the charts. Due to this ever higher rising number, the need for mobile...
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. ...
25 Promises and Advice Given By Unethical SEO Firms

25 Promises and Advice Given By Unethical SEO Firms

Ahh yes, we have all received e-mails from SEO companies promising the world for $199/month!  Unfortunately there are more unethical SEO companies out there than ones you can trust.  So if you are a business or organization looking for a reputable firm to hire, how do...

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,...
Your Website SEO Checkup: Part 7 of 8 – Testing

Your Website SEO Checkup: Part 7 of 8 – Testing

Testing can be a never ending battle, depending on how thorough you are looking to test. The idea is to find the most effective web page that will lead to the best results. Your results may be, increased time on site, increase in page views, increase in # of signups,...
The 3 Tier Keyword Structure

The 3 Tier Keyword Structure

So are you optimizing your pages the right way??? Brad Fallon, a leading search marketer, discussed a great way to structure your keywords/phrases on your website. He broke it up into 3 tiers. I will use the example he uses on his Stompernet video. Brad owns an...
SEO Experts Are Holding Back Important Strategies

SEO Experts Are Holding Back Important Strategies

I’m very excites to be sharing my first guest post here on StayOnSearch which is ran by one of the good guys online..Mark Thompson. What I’m looking to achieve in this post is just to shine a little light on the world of seo. Seo is my passion and something I been...
Blogs aren’t Books:  So Stop Writing Like They Are!

Blogs aren’t Books: So Stop Writing Like They Are!

So why do you keep writing massive walls of text?? Blogs have a whole lot more to offer than just walls of text, and quite frankly, it is hard to read!  Computers are a lot different than that old paperweight you call a book.  And, they read differently too.  The...
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...
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...
Your 10-Point Local Optimization Checkup

Your 10-Point Local Optimization Checkup

If you do business in a specific area, you want to make sure that your website is optimized properly for local search. Here are 10 quick ways to optimize your site for more localized traffic. Create a detailed directions/location page: Include an embedded map on your...
How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces

How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces

I have discussed with a number of people recently the debate about what is considered Search Engine Optimization and what is considered Social Media.  To tell you the truth, I feel like they are starting to blend together to become the ultimate marketing machine on...
10 Website & SEO Analysis Tools

10 Website & SEO Analysis Tools

There are a number of SEO tools out there that will let you analyze a site for a number of different factors.  There are link analysis tools, competitive research tools, keyword analysis tools, domain info tools, social bookmarking tools, etc… So instead of...
Part I: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

Part I: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

You’ve just taken over a client from an unscrupulous agency; title tags are stuffed with keywords, there’s a dodgy backlink history and the meta keywords are used on every page. Worst of all, your just not getting the traffic you’re expecting from the rankings you’re...
How Article Marketing can Help Your Blog

How Article Marketing can Help Your Blog

Article marketing is a great way to promote your blog. Many people might think, article marketing is dead or “old”, but the fact it, it’s not. It works, and it works very well. Basically, you submit an article to the article directories. Once approved, your article...
How to Find Article Writing Ideas

How to Find Article Writing Ideas

Article marketing is one of the most powerful tactics to enhance your site’s visibility in search engines, get traffic, create brand awareness, acquire backlinks and build expertise in a niche market. But your article marketing efforts can bear fruit only when you...
4 Tips to Capture More Leads Quickly & Easily

4 Tips to Capture More Leads Quickly & Easily

Of course, email marketing happens to be one of the most cost-effective means of advertising online. But email marketing can be effective only when you have built up a long list of responsive email subscribers. If you want to make money online quickly, you’ll need to...
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...
Making Money Online with SEO [Webinar Replay]

Making Money Online with SEO [Webinar Replay]

Hey guys, I wanted to give everyone who missed the webinar a few weeks back, a chance to watch the replay.  Daniel Lew and I discuss a number of different tactics and strategies for turning your SEO efforts into dollars. We went for almost two hours, so there is a lot...
Part II: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

Part II: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

In Part I of this two part series, I left you saying how inaccurate the CTR’s Google was give are. Now I want you to totally forget what I said! In this post I’m going to take you step-by-step through extracting and changing poor performing descriptions. Step I: Start...
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...
Google Penguin: AKA, “Get Your Act Together”

Google Penguin: AKA, “Get Your Act Together”

Since Google’s newest and somewhat controversial algorithm update dubbed “Penguin” first hit the web in April 2012, users quickly discovered that Google’s update was anything but small, cute and cuddly. Hundreds of thousands of websites were slapped with Google...
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. ...
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...
15 Websites to Find Excellent Internet Marketing Whitepapers

15 Websites to Find Excellent Internet Marketing Whitepapers

Whitepapers have been a great marketing tool for gaining industry credibility, relevant leads, and more traffic to your website. Even though there are probably thousands of Internet Marketing Whitepapers out there, there are a select bunch that are know for creating industry-recognized, high-quality whitepapers.

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....
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....
Example of a Daily Routine for an SEO

Example of a Daily Routine for an SEO

Have you ever wondered what a normal day is like for a SEO?  Well, I don’t think there is such a thing.  Depending on if you are working In-House, an Agency or are a Freelancer, your role and responsibilities will vary. However I have noticed a pattern and...
The Link Wheel Concept Explained

The Link Wheel Concept Explained

There seems to be a rising popularity in developing what is called a “Link Wheel” for your blog.  A link wheel is the process of creating backlinks to your website or blog AND other off-site properties.  The goal is to create a system where all of your...
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...
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,...
Trying to Find a SEO Company?  Check Out FindSEOs.com

Trying to Find a SEO Company? Check Out FindSEOs.com

Personally I have never been very fond of all of the broad directories out there like Superpages, CitySearch or YellowPages.  Mainly because there are just SO many businesses listed in each of these directories, that your head will start to spin.  It makes it hard to...
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...