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Your Simple 2017 SEO Strategy for Improving Organic Traffic in the New Year

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 2017 Content StrategyGoogle has made it clear that the two most important ranking factors are and will continue to be "content" and "links to your website". For those planning a SEO strategy for 2017, my suggestion is think about 2018 when creating the content and the code that...


How Did Google Removing Right-Side Ads Impact SEO?

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I just had a call with researcher asking about the impact that Google's recent removal of right-side ads and including four ads at the top of the results had on organic search engine behavior. During the call I was able to reference some of the data we have in Google Search Console to see (if any)...


Google Warns Bloggers to Nofollow Links Paid for by Free Products

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In a statement today (3/11/2016) on the Webmaster Central Blog, Google made it blatantly clear that buying a hyperlink using any type of bartering or exchange (bribes) with the intent to influence search engine rankings goes against Google guidelines on link schemes, and urged webmasters to add a...


Google Moves Their Webmasters Blog

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Historical Comments (and Links) RemovedThose in the search engine marketing field and many webmasters awoke today and found that Google had moved from their Webmaster Central blog from https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ to https://webmasters.googleblog.com/, and for those curious, yes...


New Website in the Works!

We're at the office during the holidays putting our new website together - please excuse the dust. Stay tuned for more updates...


Top 10 SEO Tips

Relocated from Top10SEOTips.comIn an effort to consolidate our websites, we've moved this page from an older domain and will be updating it in 2016. The tips are still relevant and important today.Please enjoy these award-winning Top 10 SEO Tips for webmasters and website owners. Too many...


Converting Your Site to HTTPS by Default

There's a lot of hype in the SEO industry at the moment regarding Google's recent announcement about giving higher ranking to websites forcing HTTPS by default. After watching the Google I/O video, I jotted down a few notes to help you get started.[cleveryoutube video="cBhZ6S0PFCY" vidstyle="1"...


The Unbreakable Principles of SEO

Recently, I was quoted in an article by CNBC, where I was asked about my experience and feelings toward Google's spam quality updates, in particular: Google Penguin. My answer likely shocked many of peers and potentially alienated me from my community, SEO's - the brilliant people who are hired...


Buying Links from a Link Broker

 It happens to the best of us: the temptation to buy links. I get emails all the time and am lucky to be one of the few marketers immune to the impulse some of these offers can create. Below is a screenshot from one email I received recently from BackLinks.com that made me fall out of my...


One Page – An SEO Epiphany

There's nothing more frustrating on the planet than having someone pay you to help them, but not take action on simple tasks that require their attention. You know what I mean, right? For you, it may be getting an approval or sign-off, or potentially you just need your client to make a decision or...


Is Your Website SEO-Friendly?

Analyze your website to test for common SEO issues that could be hurting your rankings.