What’s in a URL and How it Affects SEO

What is a URL? When creating a new website we often forget the important role our URL plays. URL is the abbreviation for “Uniform Resource Locator”. It directs people and software to your website specifically. It’s what identifies your page and is the first thing most people and search engines see when looking at your […]

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Make Sure Your PPC is Working for You

For experienced PPC marketers, creating new accounts on Bing, AdWords or yahoo is both a skill and an art. The process involves a careful choice of keywords, settings, and a cleverly written ad copy. All this is to ensure that you have a successful run with a greater conversion that will meet all the clients’ […]


Is Your Site Discouraging Links?

Backlinks are a crucial part of organic traffic. Not only does a site get traffic from people clicking on those backlinks, but more backlinks indicate to search engines that a site is an authority, helping it rise up the search engine rankings. There are several factors that can contribute towards a site being considered unlinkable. […]


Why You Need to Target High CTR Keywords

Traffic generation for a website is easier when you’re targeting the right keywords. Finding the right keywords is always a balancing act of cost versus effectiveness. Clients always want to know how to select the right keywords to maximize traffic while limiting their cost. Optimizing for click-through rate (CTR) varies depending on whether you’re focusing […]


6 Google Tools You Need for SEO

Whether yourself a content marketer, an SEO, or an online marketer, our industry has a love/hate relationship with Google. Regardless of how you perceive it, Google always has a selection of free selection of tools at our disposal that provide useful data. Using them can pump up our digital marketing efforts. Unfortunately, Google has a […]


7 tips to kick start your SEO for the New Year

What makes a site technically perfect? Well, there are plenty of things that factor into this. Some people say that technical SEO is dead or that it’s cosmetic at best. Ultimately, though, it’s been brought back to life with great examples of  SEO techniques that earned major boosts in traffic. The problem, however, might lie in […]


SEO Trends for 2017

People live in an era where it is possible to use several options to access information and make critical buying decisions online. Most of these options are constantly changing day in day out. Therefore, it is important for businesses to keep up with these changes. In 2016, we saw a lot of changes in SEO […]


How to SEO for Digital Assistants

With digital personal assistants, including offerings such as Google Home and the Amazon Echo, becoming more common, a new challenge is beginning to emerge for people in the SEO industry. These assistants conduct web searches like any other device, but unlike computers or mobile systems, there isn’t a brutal competition to make it to the […]


SEO on a Budget Works Over Time

Search Engine Optimization and Budget Limitations Search engine optimization (SEO) is a necessary component of success in the digital age. If you want to market your business on the Internet, SEO practices should be a priority for you. Budgeting for SEO can often be highly intimidating to business owners. Efficient and effective SEO strategies can […]


Why Penguin Has SEOs Looking at Outbound Links

If you noticed that your page rankings suddenly changed in late September or October 2016, then Penguin 4.0 may be to blame. This update to Penguin will likely be the last because Google is now looking at sites in real-time. Penguin is constantly evaluating pages containing bad links and apparently even penalizing sites for their […]


Dominate E-Commerce SEO to Drive Sales Up

Search Engine Optimization can make or break an e-commerce business. If you don’t have an effective SEO strategy, you’ll get pushed down further into the rankings and begin to lose sales. In the physical world, you can promote your business by becoming an important facet of the community that locals come to know and trust. In […]


How to Adjust to Major Google Algorithm Updates

Having an SEO strategy that complies with Google’s algorithms is crucial for maintaining success with your website. It seems that the second you get your SEO strategy ready and in place, Google adjusts one of their algorithms. It is easy to feel overwhelmed when a major change is made. However, a major change does not […]


How to Rank for Local Search Today

Having the right SEO strategy is important for any business, but it is especially crucial for small businesses. Local businesses must appeal to people in their service area, emphasizing the importance of local search marketing. However, to ensure your business ranks for local search, you will need to create a specific SEO strategy. How is a local […]


Expand Your Horizons With Keyword Research

A keyword expansion campaign should have only one goal – uncover untapped opportunity. Otherwise, you’re wasting time and money. A successful keyword manager, like a gold prospector in the American west, learns to recognize when a vein is tapped out and it’s time to move on to more fertile ground. There might be gold in […]


The New Penguin Focuses On Links

Penguin 4.0 has recently been introduced by Google to further combat web spam. If you’ve seen a drop in your rankings, then that’s a sign that your backlinks have lost their value. That’s also a sign that you need some better links. Here are some factors that determine what’s exactly a good backlink with the […]


The Importance of Making Your Content Linkable

The use of SEO content strategies and the implementation of properly developed content will attract links to your website. Many people may be completely unaware of how much planning and strategizing must go into developing SEO, keyword rich content and developing content that is linkable. One of the first questions should be, what kind of […]


Tackling Duplicate Content for Your SEO

Duplicate content is an issue that can inadvertently affect your website. This can happen even if you aren’t trying to manipulate the search engine results pages by using sneaky blackhat techniques. Let’s discuss some actionable ways you can tackle duplicate content to improve your SEO. What Is Duplicate Content? Google is the ultimate authority on what […]


Is Your Business Getting Filtered Out By Google?

Being visible in Google Local listings is as important as being in the Yellow Pages was back in the 1980’s. Over the last few years, the specific area of focus has become the ever shifting and changing local pack. This listing of businesses in search results highlights the local businesses Google thinks are more relevant […]


Picking the Perfect Domain Name

When you were young, picking the perfect IM name was as simple as slapping your birth year and several “x’s” together and calling it a day. A domain name is little more sophisticated than that. To provide some guidance on the decision, Moz’s Rand Fishkin provides expert advice to avoid choosing poorly. Think About Your Brand One […]


Easy SEO Hacks for Everyone

Search engine optimization (SEO) is practically a foreign language. If you do not know the first thing about SEO, we compiled a list of a few basic SEO hacks to get you started. Even if you know a few things, you may need some inexpensive tips to help you jumpstart your SEO campaign. How do […]