Robots.txt Guide for Popular CMS and Shopping Carts

Robots.txt Guide for Popular CMS and Shopping Carts

It can be difficult to know which directories should be restricted from search engines and which should be allowed.  I thought it would be a good idea to create a robots.txt reference guide for popular content management systems and shopping carts.  Depending on what...
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,...
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. ...
How to Use PPC to Complement SEO

How to Use PPC to Complement SEO

Recently I wrote a blog post on How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces, so I thought it would be beneficial to show how PPC can help to compliment SEO.  Now that Pay-Per-Click (at least in Google) is becoming so saturated with advertisers, compared to 5-7 years...
8 Other Types of Content You Can’t Go Wrong With

8 Other Types of Content You Can’t Go Wrong With

Content marketing isn’t just about blogs and articles. There are various ways to repurpose your content, reproduce existing content in various other forms, and even publish content specifically geared for various channels and opportunities available. Of course it’s...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Why You Need to Run Multivariate Tests

Why You Need to Run Multivariate Tests

It’s been several years since your website’s last major update. The design is starting to look outdated even though you’re still adding new content every day. You know it’s time for change, but you’re understandably hesitant because things seem to be working out just...
Where To Get Social Media Buttons For Your Blog

Where To Get Social Media Buttons For Your Blog

If you have visited a news site or blog recently, you have probably seen social media buttons throughout their content.  This makes it easy for a user to share and spread the word about content they like, by using their favorite social networks.  A blog post or news...
Tips for B2B Search Engine Marketing

Tips for B2B Search Engine Marketing

Today, strong search engine marketing strategies are a survival necessity for any business, be it a small or big show. Even using this as just a general rule, the fact remains that B2B (business-to-business) marketers will have to think and act slightly different from...