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...
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...
SEO Tips for Any Budget

SEO Tips for Any Budget

It can be quite tough to compete online with your competitors if they have lots more budget than you, after all – if you’re a small business on a budget and they have high profile SEO agencies and online marketing professionals on their side – you might even feel like...
The 5 Minute SEO Audit

The 5 Minute SEO Audit

The 5 Minute SEO Audit Tools to have installed prior to performing this SEO audit. – SEO Toolbar – Web Developer Toolbar – Reverse IP Checker – Copyscape 0:00 – 1:00 (Domain History) – Check PageRank – Check # of inbound links...
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...
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...
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...
5 SEO Factors that Do and Don’t Matter in 2010

5 SEO Factors that Do and Don’t Matter in 2010

The landscape and ranking factors of SEO are always changing and evolving.  In 2010, we are starting to see a fundamental shift in the way search engines are rankings sites.  With the evolution of social media, video, and rich media, the organic SERPs are becoming...
SEO and CRO are More Linked Than You Might Think…

SEO and CRO are More Linked Than You Might Think…

Conversion Rate Optimization or CRO is a hot topic right now. Understandably so, given our current economic environment, it makes sense for businesses to be looking to squeeze more success out of the same marketing spend. (It makes sense regardless of the economic...
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...
Increasing Conversions by Removing Usability Roadblocks

Increasing Conversions by Removing Usability Roadblocks

What is conversion optimization Conversion optimization is the process of testing your website and landing pages to improve your conversion rate. A conversion rate is the percentage of visitors who complete the desired action on a page (example: submitting a form or...
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....
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...
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,...
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...
Top SEO Blog Category Added to World Media Awards

Top SEO Blog Category Added to World Media Awards

Just yesterday, a new Top SEO Blog Category was added to the World Media Awards Event and Stay on Search was the first blog to be nominated. While marketing bloggers often write about SEO, and some SEOs are marketing bloggers, the Top Marketing Blogs category is...
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...
Creating Your SEO Strategy – Department Specific

Creating Your SEO Strategy – Department Specific

When formulating a SEO plan, it is important to understand all of the parties that will be involved in the process. It is important to communicate the overall strategy by outlining all objectives, tasks, and goals between all team members involved. This will help each...
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...
Using the Power of Multi-Search Engines

Using the Power of Multi-Search Engines

This post was written by guest blogger Alex Stetson, a Boston SEO specialist. Multi-search engines deliver results from a number of different search engines at once; this is meant to streamline the manual search process that users normally follow. So what do certain...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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. ...
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...
Gain Insight on a Typical SEO Client [60 Second Poll]

Gain Insight on a Typical SEO Client [60 Second Poll]

I thought it would a good idea to create a short poll to ask SEO’s about their everyday clients.  I’m sure there are a lot of Internet Marketers out there, wondering how they stack up against other agencies and interactive firms.  This is a great way to...
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...
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...
14 Free SEO Tools and Resources from SEOmoz

14 Free SEO Tools and Resources from SEOmoz

SEOmoz just updated their site with a new design, as well as some new resources. Here are the best SEO resources offered by SEOmoz without having to be a PRO member. Simply sign up for a free account and take advantage of the following resources. Free SEOmoz Tools...