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...
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...
SWX West: Matt Cutts Live with WebProNews

SWX West: Matt Cutts Live with WebProNews

Mike McDonald took some time during SMX West to talk to Matt Cutts to get a recap on the session he contributed to, as well as to give us an update on relevant search questions Matt Recaps “Ask the Search Engines” session Google Caffine: Rolled it out to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Investing Your Internet Marketing Dollars Wisely

Investing Your Internet Marketing Dollars Wisely

Like any company, you have a budget. So how do you know if you are putting your internet marketing dollars to good use? Unfortunately there is no secret formulate to follow that tells you what percentage of your budget you should be spending on each marketing...
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...
2 Reasons to Use Blekko Over Google For Search

2 Reasons to Use Blekko Over Google For Search

When I have a question or want to do research on a product or service, I go strait to Google. I don’t even think. It’s a natural reaction. Google dominates the search engine game. The screen shot below indicates that 71.61% of all search queries for the 4 weeks ending...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Email Marketing for a Higher Conversion Rate

Email Marketing for a Higher Conversion Rate

In today’s digital times, we sometimes focus too much on SEO and PageRank. While they’re incredibly important to a site’s success, they’re also not the only driving force that’s in play. After all, if your sole aspiration is SEO and not your conversion rate, you’re...
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.

Using Fiverr for Link Building

Using Fiverr for Link Building

Building backlinks to your website or blog is essential for high search engine rankings.  That’s why I have been testing a number of different tactics and strategies to build backlinks effectively and efficiently. I started testing out Fiverr.com for finding...
SEO Battle: Search Tactics Go Head-to-Head

SEO Battle: Search Tactics Go Head-to-Head

I asked Ann Smarty from Search Engine Journal and MyBlogGuest to give her opinion on various search tactics that were put head-to-head.  Although some of these tactics can’t survive without the other, it is interesting to gain Ann’s insights into these...
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...
How to Form a Good Relationship with your SEO Clients

How to Form a Good Relationship with your SEO Clients

“SEO? Oh, we’re set. We’ve got links in the footer.” At some point in our careers every SEO has heard a client make an outrageous statement likes this gem from Ian Lurie. Anyone who has worked at an agency knows, when working with clients there are always bound to be...
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...
Give a Little to Get a Lot with Link Building

Give a Little to Get a Lot with Link Building

When is a link more than just a link? When it has the potential to create even more links! Too often site owners look at link building as a one step practice—find a blog, leave a comment, get a link; write a press release, get a link; share content on Facebook, get a...
What to Consider When Assessing SEO Expectations

What to Consider When Assessing SEO Expectations

Typically when assessing a new SEO client, I will look at a number of different factors that will help me to determine realistic exceptions.  Its funny to see companies give pricing to a potential client without even understanding the clients needs and their industry....