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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.

How To: Add Do Follow Links on LinkedIn

When you share your update on LinkedIn, say something unique about the blog post or the article that you’re linking to. Then add the link in a certain way to make it a dofollow link.

SEO Firm Offers Natural Link Building Services

There are so many companies out there that claim to offer natural link building services, which is an interesting type of service. Think about it for a minute. If your company offered something called “natural” link building services, then the links that you get to your website uh, well, would NOT be natural?

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.

SEO Agency Launches Google AdWords Campaign Targeting Bluegl

Vizion Interactive, an SEO Agency, has launched a Google AdWords campaign where they are specifically targeting searches for a competitor’s brand name. But, in this case it’s Blueglass, an interactive marketing agency that has had its share of controversy in the past few weeks

The Difference Between SEOs and Search Engine Marketers

SEOs are very different than SEMs. Search engine marketers tend to share a lot of good information, as well as trade secrets. SEO notsomuch.


How Dating is Just Like Search Engine Marketing

Follow these best practices in both dating and search engine marketing, and soon you ll be spending your time with Mr or Mrs Right!

SEO Results: What To Expect Now and Later

Search Engine Optimization has become a necessity for all kinds of websites. The results of SEO projects depend on many factors, and every website should expect different outcomes. However, in most cases, there are some results that can be expected after a couple of months after implementing SEO.

How to Diversify the Anchor Text of Links to Your Web Site

Some of the latest Google algorithm changes involves the diversity of anchor text links that point to a web site or one particular web page. If you have too much of one keyword phrase in the anchor text, which tends to be around 60 percent or higher, there will be issues.

Adding These 3 Pages to Your Web Site Could Help Your SEO

There are three web pages that you can add to your web site that could help your web site s search engine optimization. Do you know what these three pages are?

Search Secrets: How a prominent SEO company is covertly purc

An initial email led to the discovery of a sophisticated but largely anonymous network of sites purchasing links on behalf of Dun amp; Bradstreet.

Home Depot To Correct Misleading Link Request

It read like one of those bad link requests you get. Link to me, and you’ll rank better. It even suggested hiding the link. But the request was from Home Depot, to its network of nearly 2,000 service providers. Now that it’s come to light, the home improvement store chain says it is correcting the mistake.

Why Exact Match Domain Names are Good (or Bad) for SEO

Is an Exact Match Domain Name good or bad for your search engine optimization strategy? Bill Hartzer, Director of Search Engine Optimization at Standing Dog, considers whether or not acquiring an Exact Match Domain Name is right for you and your business.

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

The WordPress Setting That Could Be Destroying Your SEO

Did you know that one small, easy-to-miss blog setting in WordPress has the power to virtually kill any and all search engine optimization efforts of all of your blog posts? That’s right, those carefully crafted title tags and keyword-filled meta descriptions can be rendered useless if you forget to check one thing: time.

How To: Remove Paid Links Without Hurting Rankings

When it comes to search engine rankings, we all know that one of the major search engine ranking factors is how many links you have to your website. Especially text links that include the keywords your trying to rank for in the anchor text. So, if you want to rank well for “red widgets”, then having lots of links with “red widgets” in the a

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The Art of Writing Effective Title Tags

One of the most basic SEO practices that can go a very long way in helping your site gain in Search Engine Rankings and add validity is the Title Tags. Here is how to write an effective title tag.

What Google Search Plus Your World Means to Your SEO Strageg

On January 10th, 2012, Google s search results underwent what some are calling a radical transformation. Google has begun integrating content that has been shared privately and combined it with public content in the search results. Here is what Google Search Plus Your World means for search engine optimization.

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.


The Meta Description Tag is Key for SEO

When it comes to building websites and optimizing your website for the search engines (search engine optimization), the importance of the meta description tag sometimes is not really clear for a lot of people nowadays. The meta description tag plays a key role in search engine optimization, because it is often used in the actual search result listi

How to Boost your Website Domain Authority

For Search Engine Optimization, in order to show the search engines (mainly Google), that your website is quot;worthy quot; of ranking well in their search results, you need to boost your domain authority. When you are creating a website and adding links to direct people to your site, you must consider the type of domains directing people there an