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Keep Blogging: Fight Writer’s Block & Find Inspiration

By |December 15th, 2012|

How to keep blogging by finding inspiration, answering questions, reading old posts, and staying motivated.

SEO Predictions for 2012 – What Happened?

By |December 11th, 2012|

As we enter December and near the year’s end, I’ve been thinking a lot about what SEO trends were predicted in the beginning of 2012 and whether they have played out this past year, find out below.

The Pluses of Google+ for SEO

By |November 16th, 2012|

Google+ is an untapped SEO resource.  Learn how to optimize your search capabilities using the social network Google built specifically for you and your business.

Diversify Your Link Building Efforts

By |May 29th, 2012|

Organic SEO requires good link building. If you don’t get high-quality links – almost every month – search engines will eventually forget about your site and send relevant traffic to your competitors. That’s common SEO knowledge. However, not all link building is equal. You can consistently build links to your site, and get crushed on a whimsical Google update just because. That’s one reason to diversify your links. “Link diversity” or getting different types of links is crucial to long-term SEO success. In the long run, getting different kinds of links is much better than getting one kind of link back to your site.

A Complete SEO Website Audit

By |March 31st, 2012|

The first step in tackling an organic search engine optimization (SEO) project is often an SEO website audit. This audit helps lay the foundation for future search success. Properly worked, an audit can be primary reason your site jumps from page 4 to page 1 on the SERPs. The surprising thing about SEO website audits is how diverse they are. SEO practitioners often have divergent goals and methodologies. This affects which areas are audited on a website. Some audits are backlink-focused, while others focus on more technical on-site aspects. Many are good and usually helpful, however few cover every important area of organic search in 2012.

Benefits of an XML Sitemap Generator

By |January 31st, 2012|

The primary features of Google XML sitemap generator are the following: They are easy to configure. As soon as you're done with all the initial configuration, they don't require any further administration. Should you want to tweak the settings then you can do so quickly by using various administration tools.. Calculates metadata automatically like how many changes are made to a website and how frequent they are made. Submit sitemaps automatically for simpler search. More efficient search results for your site. Create your personal sitemaps based on whatever aspects you choose like server visitors, server files and logs. Google has released their very first XML sitemap generator before this release they had a Python based tool. Google's XML sitemaps generator is the next generation tool that typically relies on different net server filtering and not crawling. This proves to be more efficient and supports diverse sorts of format than the older version.

“SEO Is Not Spam:” Top 4 Google Whitehat Methods

By |October 28th, 2011|

Recently Google CEO, Matt Cutts felt he needed to go on the record again and state that “Google does not consider SEO to be spam.” It is perfectly legitimate to try and make sure your pages are well represented in the search engines.

How the Google Panda Update Affects Your Website

By |June 21st, 2011|

Unless you're a search engine marketer you probably haven't spent too much time worrying about how the Google algorithms changes affect your life. If you are an online business however, you should know what the characteristics of Panda (the latest Google organic ranking updates) are and how they will affect your website.

Top 7 Places To Be Listed For Local Search

By |May 15th, 2011|

It isn't hard to get your site listed and your profile built out on these websites, it's just a little tedious. That's why search engine optimization firms charge a lot to do it for you. If you do it yourself you can save a bunch of money here and utilize their services for more strategic endeavors. It is free to create a business profile on all the sites listed below.

Four Ways To Get More Links for SEO

By |April 25th, 2011|

Linkbuilding is still the most valuable action you can take in order to get your site to rank highly in Google. Why? Simply stated, links are the basic connector between sites on the web. They are the key to establishing your relationship to the rest of the internet. So obviously then, the more relationships you have online, the higher your relevance in the eyes of the search engines.