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2013

10 SEO Posts that Shaped 2013

Here is my list of the 10 SEO-related blog posts that shaped the SEO industry during 2013. I chose these blog posts and articles not because the articles themselves did the shaping: but the topic they covered shaped the industry.

In SEO, It s Not What You Do, It s How You Do It

For years (perhaps as long as I ve been in this industry), I ve read comments all over the web about how anyone can do SEO and/or the obligatory don t waste your money on an SEO expert.

Bad Site Design Won t Get Your Site Penalized by Google

The difference between a Google Penalty and having your search engine rankings go down. Seems as though there are a lot of people out there that don t know the difference, and in this blog post I clear this up.

Before You Buy a Domain: How to Do Your SEO Due Diligence

Before I get into the specifics of how to do SEO due diligence on a domain name, let’s look at recent real-world example of a great domain name–but how the domain’s past eventually hurt a business.

2012

Home Depot Caught Promoting Questionable Linking Tactics

Home Depot, the home improvement “big box” retailer, has been caught promoting what I call “questionable” link tactics and providing false information to their vendors. In an email to their vendors (specifically those who provide installation services), a representative from Home Depot encourages their vendors to link to specific pages on Home Depo

SEO Pricing: 600 Agencies Share Costs of Services amp; Pri

Survey on how much SEO services cost. Near the end of December 2011, we ran a survey on this blog asking consultants and agencies of all sizes and geographies to contribute their pricing models and cost structures. I m pleased to share the results of that survey.

2011

Duplicate Content: Google Not Following Own Best Practices

Google is not following their own webmaster guidelines on their own web site. We all have issues with our web sites at one time or another. When we optimize our web sites we try to make sure that we follow the industry’s best practices. But that doesn’t always happen, even if you are Google. I have uncovered a few instances where Google is not foll

2010

Search Engine Optimization - How you can Identify Search Engine Ranking Problems with Your Website

I often speak to individuals who declare that they are struggling from poor search engine rankings. Regardless of what you do, you simply can t discover your web site in Google–and sometimes it’s not just the keywords the websites is targeting, the website can t be discovered for the company’s name. In any situation, the website is definitely suffe

Google Moving Google Map Image in Search Results

I have noticed a alter in how Google is displaying the search outcomes for certain cityname keyword searches. For those of you who often search for some thing that consists of a location (or a city name) along with a key phrase, you might be interested in how Google is altering the search outcomes. Google has recently moved the Google Map imag

No SEO for Web Marketing Association Best Web Sites

The Web Marketing Association has called the best Web Sites in 96 various classes. The awards are out today. I took a look at the top award successful web websites and the internet websites of those who created them: and am horrified to determine a lack of fundamental search engine optimization techniques being applied.

How to Transition from PPC to Organic Search

If you are spending too much money for pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, then you likely have considered moving away from PPC and towards organic search results. After all, if you rank well in the organic, or natural, search results, you can spend a lot less money on PPC.

Search Engine Optimization: Why We Still Need Meta Tags

Combined with the title tag, I still believe that as online marketers we absolutely need to make sure that we continue to populate these meta tags correctly and appropriately on all pages of our websites or our clients websites even though some search engines do not use certain tags for ranking purposes.

2009

Barbecued SEO: As Only A Kansas City SEO Could Tell It

Yes, I know, this is quite possibly the most ridiculously titled search marketing blog post you have ever read. Hang tight and read on, you will soon see the reasoning behind this post title and no, you probably will not be licking your lips afterwards.

2008

Search Engine Optimization Tip 19: Move JavaScript to Extern

This is search engine optimization tip number nineteen. this search engine optimization tip is short: it is about what I would call code bloat. You do not want to have fat web pages that are full of code. For SEO purposes, we want thin web pages: pages that are light on code.

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