What is a Social Signal and Why is it a Must for 2015?

I bet that you have heard many times about the impact of social media on your website and how it helps with your organic rankings. If not, just take the time to read this brief blog it will explain to you how it works and why it needs to be considered in your marketing plan […]

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On-Site SEO vs. Off-Site SEO

Some of the important off-site factors include: Social Media Presence – how many likes, shares, tweets, or pins that you get. Each one is a signal to Google saying ‘Hey, someone say’s your site is relevant so I’m going to take that one into consideration’. Social media is huge because everyone uses it on their […]

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A Tiny SEO Quiz

As a bit of a change I’d like to start this blog with a little quiz… The answers to the Quiz are at the bottom of this post. What Keyword factor is more important for Ranking? Keyword in the H1 tag Keyword in the domain Keyword in the URL What’s more important to have? Site […]

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SEO Mistakes You Should Avoid

1. Purchasing Links While you might see an increase in traffic initially, generally paid links are flagged and identified by Google’s search engine experts. The Google team is a smart one, and they will watch out for team for questionable linking patterns! If you purchase over a 100 links in the same day, chances are […]

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SEO and Online Tips for Small Businesses

These days, getting found online is one of the most important factors for the success of any business. Just a few short years ago, direct mail and newspaper advertising was the best way to drive leads but the times have changed. Now the most successful businesses, big and small, have a number of platforms from […]

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What is Semalt and how do I block it? Part 2

In my last post I talked about Semalt and why it is important to block referral traffic from certain websites such as Semalt. Today, I will show you several ways of how to completely block them and removing them from your site forever. To quickly refresh, Semalt is a ‘company’ that is sending crawlers all […]

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What is Semalt and How do I Block it? Part One

If you regularly track your traffic and stats in Google Analytics you may have noticed an alarming trend of late. The concern I am talking about is traffic coming from referring websites. There should be a natural balance of referral traffic from sites such as YouTube, Facebook and from sites related to your industry. The […]

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Are You Familiar with PIGEON?

Just recently on July 24, 2014 Google rolled another Algorithm update called PIGEON, (name given by Search engine Land in absenteeism of an official name from Google) which is a major local search algorithm. Data had shown that it has initially impacted local listings in Google maps and Google Web Search queries made in English […]

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4 Reasons Your Business Should Be Blogging

Not that long ago, the most effective online marketing strategy came with Link Building. If you were determined to bring more visitors to your website, attract new visitors, and build a bigger customer list, you turned to Link Building to accomplish just that. Today however, things don’t work the same; in fact, they have changed […]

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Will SEO Guarantee Me Rankings?

I completely understand the desire of companies and owners to have their websites rank on the first page of search engines and maintain that position. I have heard so many times through my experience in SEO, clients asking why rankings keep changing, if there is anything wrong, why rankings can’t be guaranteed. I am sure […]

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