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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The 101 on Infographic Links: Are They Worth Your Time?

The 101 on Infographic Links: Are They Worth Your Time?

Whenever it comes to monitoring links, it’s important to consider all different platforms and mediums available. Traditional content has always been and will continue to be one of the main ways to earn links back to your company website, but an infographic is not...
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...
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...
3 Online Brand Management Tips for Google

3 Online Brand Management Tips for Google

Nowadays it seems like new reports are coming out every day about how potential clients and employers are doing searches online to research people before hiring. This means you need to be in better control of what they see and the goal here is to control at least the...
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....
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...
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...
Selling SEO Is Not Just About You

Selling SEO Is Not Just About You

Stepping into the corporate world of SEO is not a simple task. SEO is no regular desk job. As a businessperson who wants to make it big in SEO, you’re going to be meeting people from different industries, not only for the purpose of introducing and selling your...
8 Blogs SEOs Must Check Daily

8 Blogs SEOs Must Check Daily

“SEO is not dead, but it’s changing.” These are words extracted from the interview of Lisa Barone of Outspoken Media. SEO, like the rest of the world, is now in 2011 – another year of progress, struggle and learning for me and for everyone in the...
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,...
Promoting Article Marketing with RSS Feeds

Promoting Article Marketing with RSS Feeds

Many people think of article marketing as simply a way to build a backlink or traffic to their website, to build their reputation as an expert, or to make money online via article writing. But not many think about their articles as promotional items and actually...
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...
How Your Web Hosting Service Can Affect Your SEO

How Your Web Hosting Service Can Affect Your SEO

Although high quality content and authoritative, relevant inbound links are the primary SEO concerns for most site owners, choosing an optimal web hosting service may be more important than some realize. First and Foremost: The Administrative Panel One of your top...
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...
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....
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...
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.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...