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...
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,...
SEO Link Bait Tactics are here to Rescue Your Blog

SEO Link Bait Tactics are here to Rescue Your Blog

The internet is about one thing: exposure, exposure; exposure! Knowing how to use the internet to the fullest in essential to getting the exposure you need. One way to do this is by using link bait. What is Link Bait? Content is golden. That is the premise behind link...
Are Article Submissions for SEO a Thing of the Past?

Are Article Submissions for SEO a Thing of the Past?

Google’s two most famous ever algorithm updates of recent times (which funnily enough are named after black and white animals – Panda and Penguin) have changed the landscape of SEO forever. It’s fair to say that the tactics that worked to help ‘SEO’ your website...
You Need to Know This About Website Graders

You Need to Know This About Website Graders

I’ve been watching with great fascination as flocks of webmasters and business owners race to the latest website grader. They wait with eager eyes for the newest software widget to tell them why they aren’t ranking well in the search engines. I can...
Design to Convert!

Design to Convert!

You can design a website in a thousand different ways but above all your designs should convert casual viewers into loyal users and buyers. One way to do this is by incorporating conversion optimization into your website designs. Your website will only have a few...
5 Ways to Dominate Google’s Quality Check

5 Ways to Dominate Google’s Quality Check

Just a few months ago Google was receiving continual pressure from the media to improve their search results. The general consensus was that too many search engine results pages (SERPs) were filled with content farm articles that did little more for searchers than...
Major Tips to Improve the SEO of All Website

Major Tips to Improve the SEO of All Website

Search engines such as Google are smart. They appreciate websites with creative and original content, and reward them with high page rankings. SEO (search engine optimization) is followed by some quality websites to get rightfully noticed by search engines, while most...
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...
Where to Focus Your Photo Sharing Efforts in 2013

Where to Focus Your Photo Sharing Efforts in 2013

Photo sharing has made a booming market in recent years helping both small and large businesses alike. It can be used to properly manage marketing strategies, keep employees up-to-date and better interact with customers and clients. While it started as a simple tool...
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...
10 Tips on Finding the Right SEO Firm

10 Tips on Finding the Right SEO Firm

Choosing the right SEO company to work with can be challenging. You want to find a company who is ethical, easy to work with, has open communication, and can show you results.  There also are going to be responsibilities between the agency and the client that should...
100 SEO/SEM Blogs You Should Subscribe To

100 SEO/SEM Blogs You Should Subscribe To

Below is a compilation of 100 of the best blogs in search.  The blogs are organized by “theme” including internet marketing news, SEO, eCommerce, social media, blogging, and web design. Feel free to leave me a comment with your own SEO blog and I will...
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...
4 Common SEO Copywriting Techniques That Ruin Your Copy

4 Common SEO Copywriting Techniques That Ruin Your Copy

As an SEO copywriter, I work with a number of SEO companies providing copy for their clients. Many times, the SEO companies have certain guidelines they want me to follow when writing the copy. Some of these guidelines are based off proven SEO practices. Others are...
Press Release Writing: 10 Things to Keep Top-of-Mind

Press Release Writing: 10 Things to Keep Top-of-Mind

Writing a press release can sometimes be quite a tough task, particularly when you are not aware of the basics. Before we talk about how to put together a killer online press release to grab the most attention from readers, let us talk a bit about what it actually is....
17 Google Tools Useful for SEOs and Webmasters

17 Google Tools Useful for SEOs and Webmasters

Today it’s hard to imagine the Internet space without Google. Thanks to it, users can find almost any information with little effort. The most important thing is to formulate your request properly. In addition to the usual search Google offers its users several...
Best Practices for Online Press Releases

Best Practices for Online Press Releases

Search marketing and public relations have traditionally functioned as separate entities however in recent years it has become clear that there is a close synergy between the two. Many companies will employ both PR and search marketing agencies to help promote their...
Link Building – What Works

Link Building – What Works

Over the course of the last week, I have seen people saying what works and what doesn’t in link building – and they all contradict each other. Some say the old fashioned link request from webmasters is dead and guest blogging is the way to go, while others...
Solutions for Your Top Daily Distractions

Solutions for Your Top Daily Distractions

I want to start off by saying that this post is a little bit of a different topic than I usually write about.  However I think it is relevant to everyone and can be applied to any topic. Now that I am writing for my blog on a much more regular basis and recently...
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...
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...
Is SEO Dead or Alive?

Is SEO Dead or Alive?

Evolution of Search Engine Optimization Death to the Old SEO Methods There is a prevailing theme often heard in Internet Marketing that Search Engine Optimization, better known as SEO, is DEAD.  Any number of reasons can be attributed to this idea, and there are many...
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...
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.

How to Conduct Keyword Research for a New Website

How to Conduct Keyword Research for a New Website

Would you like to rank for a keyword like “business”? 101,000,000 monthly searches broad and 550,000 exact searches a month! Well I bet you would like that, ha? Let me ask you something, what kind of website would you run if you ranked for such a keyword? That is a...
5 Top Tips for an International SEO Campaign

5 Top Tips for an International SEO Campaign

Putting together a domestic SEO campaign can be an extremely complex affair and one which takes a lot of time and effort to put together. Add to that different languages, cultures and target markets and you can imagine how complicated an international SEO campaign can...
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....
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.

Is SEO Changing to a Holistic Marketing Approach?

Is SEO Changing to a Holistic Marketing Approach?

Ten years ago, hiring a good search engine optimization firm was enough to get great search engine rankings and relevant traffic.  Since then, the internet has evolved and become saturated with millions of websites.  Everybody now fighting for the 1st page of Google,...