Category: Google: SEO

Here’s how to ‘expertly’ hit a link-building home run

We all know the importance of great content, and we also know that without relevant, authoritative links in sufficient quantities, even great content won’t perform well in search. What most people don’t know, however, is how to efficiently build —...

/ September 6, 2018

How small businesses can see big results with foundational SEO

Whether you are just starting on your search engine optimization (SEO) journey or have been at it for years, there’s a good chance some part of your site can be improved. In fact, from the hundreds of small business websites...

/ September 3, 2018

Why following SEO trends guarantees SEO budget waste.

Search engine optimization (SEO) can have a strong impact on a business, driving revenue and profits. Other times, it’s frustrating and fruitless and feels like you’re pouring money down the drain. A lot of content has been published on the...

/ August 30, 2018

This SEO nerd says its OK to ask for links

I feel invigorated.  For the first time in what seems like a long time, a Google representative provided some clear and constructive communication regarding links! I’m putting on my SEO nerd hat and want to dive into why this tweet excited...

/ August 29, 2018

Case study: The tale of two internal link tweaks

Back in 2016, I wrote a piece on optimizing internal linking structures.  In the article, we discussed a range of issues from PageRank and link equity flow to anchor text and more. I wrote the article after performing an audit on...

/ August 28, 2018

Why websites should be using HSTS to improve security and SEO

Site users and search engines don’t take website security lightly which is probably why you’ve likely heard of added security measures like HTTPS. But a lesser-known security layer called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is also available and can help...

/ August 28, 2018

5 ways to improve ROI on seasonal pages by optimizing your SEO crawl budget

What is a crawl budget? Google’s goal is to make useful information available to people searching the web. To accomplish that, Google wants to crawl and index content from quality sources. Crawling the web is costly: Google uses as much...

/ August 28, 2018

Flying close to the sun: SEO tactics that may get you burned

What kind of risk are you willing to take for better rankings and more organic traffic? For many years now, there has been an ongoing debate in the search engine optimization (SEO) world about whether “black-hat” or “gray-hat” tactics —...

/ August 23, 2018

Link to my awesome content, please!

In my last article, I outlined several tactics for building links in challenging industries. I focused on different ways to create link-worthy content, but as we all know, that’s only half of the equation. The other half is planning a...

/ July 11, 2018

SMX Advanced session recap: Mobile-first and AMP

I covered the Mobile-First & AMP For The Advanced SEO session from SMX Advanced. The session included the always impressive Alexis Sanders, Technical SEO Account Manager at Merkle, as well as new-to-me Kevin Malarick, SEO manager, product at Edmunds Inc....

/ July 9, 2018