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How to Bypass Google SMS Verification

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Bypassing Google SMS verification is simple, but requires the use of an AdWords My Client Center account, which is free to setup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcypquaflNs Why Create Multiple Google Accounts? Well, if you're an agency or webmaster and your job is to create a Google...


Should the Canonical Tag Be on Every Page?

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The short answer to this question is YES, the canonical tag should be used on every page of a website, because you never know how someone will link to a page. Adding a canonical URL forces the search engines to index only the base URL of the page you want indexed. Having this one simple line of...


Matt Cutts Gives Link Building Advice

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I remember a time when search sites were just directories that you had submit to for inclusion. As years past, search sites became search engines, and the race to rank was on. We JavaScripted our way to #1 with blank page packed with keywords and redirects until everyone was doing that, and then...


SEO Brand Marketing Specialist

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Five years ago, when Search Engine Optimization was still young and Bruce Clay's famous Tech Tips page was still little known, the idea of hiring an in-house Search Engine Optimizer was far and none. With more Internet adoption year after year, thousands of companies either have someone learning...


Optimizing Facebook Pages

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Let's talk about Facebook for a minute. Three years ago, we were customizing MySpace layouts and working with the Fox Network on CPA and CPC programs for MySpace and other social websites. Unless you're in the music or sexy t-shirt industry, MySpace may not be the best social network to be...


Business Reviews Improve Local SEO

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As you may have read on a previous post we did, business reviews are on the top 10 list of David Mihm's Top Local Ranking Factors, a study that included a handful of the SEO industry's top Local SEO Experts. Reputation is important to Google, but we all know that reviews can be faked, which reduce...


Steve’s Ultimate AdWords Filter

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Working the new Google AdWords interface has been a bit of a learning curve for many people, as compared to using the legacy version, with all sorts of dynamic Flash-driven functionality going on while you try to work within the browser. Today, I spent some time looking at the new filter...


Google Adds Search Volume Trends to AdWords

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Click to enlarge the image above and you'll notice several new attributes Google has added to their AdWords Keyword Tool. The two new columns that stood out the most for me were: Search Volume Trends Highest Volume Occurred In Trend data showing up during keyword research will save many of...


PageRank™ Sculpting

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The latest buzz in the world of Search Engine Optimization is a technique less informed SEO's are using in an attempt to push Google PageRank™ (also called Link Juice) to specific pages on a website, a technique known as PageRank Sculping. However, during his keynote at SMX Advance 2009, Matt...


The Most Important SEO Tactic

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Undoubtedly, the HTML Title tag that appears in the search engine results is the most important SEO tactic for achieving higher placement in the search engines. Keeping this tag under 66 characters will prevent the title from being truncated and using compelling and very targeted copy will help...


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