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,...
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...
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...
How to Become a Link Building Expert in 30 Days

How to Become a Link Building Expert in 30 Days

If you are a consultant juggling clients and managing your own business, it is only natural to find yourself focusing more efforts on some strategies and letting other tools of your trade slide. There are plenty of SEO Services that can help your business and your...
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...
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...
Why Ranking #1 in Google is Like Winning the Superbowl

Why Ranking #1 in Google is Like Winning the Superbowl

Since we are fresh off a Superbowl victory by the Green Bay Packers , I thought we would analyze how winning the Superbowl is like getting a #1 ranking in Google for a highly competitive keyword/phrase.  If you actually stop and think about it, they are very similar....
Why Invest on SEO Even Though It Isn’t Cheap?

Why Invest on SEO Even Though It Isn’t Cheap?

There are approximately 6.89 billion pages indexed on the World Wide Web as of July 10, 2012. Out of the 7 billion people that currently populate the Earth, about 2.26 billion are Internet users as of the end of 2011. When a start-up company thinks of creating a...
10 Website & SEO Analysis Tools

10 Website & SEO Analysis Tools

There are a number of SEO tools out there that will let you analyze a site for a number of different factors.  There are link analysis tools, competitive research tools, keyword analysis tools, domain info tools, social bookmarking tools, etc… So instead of...
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,...
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...
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...
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.

Link Building – What Works

Link Building – What Works

Over the course of the last week, I have seen people saying what works and what doesn’t in link building – and they all contradict each other. Some say the old fashioned link request from webmasters is dead and guest blogging is the way to go, while others...
Your Website SEO Checkup: Part 7 of 8 – Testing

Your Website SEO Checkup: Part 7 of 8 – Testing

Testing can be a never ending battle, depending on how thorough you are looking to test. The idea is to find the most effective web page that will lead to the best results. Your results may be, increased time on site, increase in page views, increase in # of signups,...
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....
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