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,...
SEO Optimizer’s Guide to Smart SEO Reporting

SEO Optimizer’s Guide to Smart SEO Reporting

Today, I’d like to speak a little SEO reporting. But, before I begin, what are SEO reports actually for? They are used by SEO’s to demonstrate the results of their work in a visual and easy-to-grasp mode. Is this all SEO reports do? For most SEO services...
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...
5 Things To Remove From Your XML Sitemap

5 Things To Remove From Your XML Sitemap

When creating an XML sitemap, you may want to modify it slightly before you upload it to your server.  There are a number of reasons why you should manually edit your XML sitemap file which include, proper indexation,  URL index limitations (although they have gotten...
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...
5 Basic Tips for Creating Profitable Niche Websites

5 Basic Tips for Creating Profitable Niche Websites

Recently I have been doing a lot of building niche websites and blogs.  I have learned a lot through my extensive research and through actual testing in various markets.  For anyone who is thinking about building a niche website or blog, there are some basic, yet...
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...
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...
Using PPC for Link Building Purposes

Using PPC for Link Building Purposes

All PPC and SEO experts are aware of the importance of building links for the marketing and promotion of a website. Backlinks are essentially important when it comes to getting organic traffic for the website and enhancing the visibility of the website in the search...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
Google Panda Algorithm Update [Infographic]

Google Panda Algorithm Update [Infographic]

I was recently contacted by Carlos Paulinich, who created this amazing infographic that shows a graphical representation of the Google Panda Update.  I thought I would share it with the readers. Make sure you give him some props on his amazing job! Image...
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...
Improve SEO With Free Analyzer From BlogGlue

Improve SEO With Free Analyzer From BlogGlue

BlogGlue is a blog marketing plugin that creates related links between partner blogs as well as on social media. Although not advertised they have a solid SEO Analyzer built into the system. The SEO tool lets you grade your posts before you publish them and even gives...
Top 5 Reasons an SEO Audit is a Good Place to Start

Top 5 Reasons an SEO Audit is a Good Place to Start

Starting a new marketing campaign with an SEO audit is always a good idea. It helps you uncover the weaknesses of the site so that problems can be corrected and the site can be optimized to provide maximum searchability. This process will also provide you with an SEO...
How Many Links Should I Build Each Month?

How Many Links Should I Build Each Month?

I’ve spoken with many site owners over my 13 year SEO career and one of the most common questions I get asked is “how many links should I build each month?” This is if they plan on handling their own link building execution. If the site owner is looking to outsource...
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...
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...
Creating Content of Substance vs Blah! Blah! Blah!

Creating Content of Substance vs Blah! Blah! Blah!

Recently I have been speaking to a few companies about content development.  During our discussions a lot of questions were asked around the type of content that should be produced.  What I explained to them were that are different types of content and strategies...
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,...