How soon after Google recognizes my 301 redirect, can I take down my domain / website?

November 27, 2017 / 0 comments

Whether a redirection of one page or a complete migration from one domain to new URL, 301 redirects are needed to ensure that whatever SEO authority your page or website accumulated will be passed on to the “new” address.

The easiest way to upload ads.txt file onto your WordPress root domain

November 10, 2017 / 1 comment

I got the message about ads.txt file, too. I didn’t really know what it meant. All I wanted to do is to is remedy it as quickly as possible.

Why long-form content is great SEO (and will always rank better than short-form)

November 5, 2017 / 0 comments

Content has always been a large part of any successful SEO landing page, blog post or article, but despite it being around for as long as SEO has been, we only recently began understanding that the length of the content matters.

How long does it take for a “noindex” to reflect on Google, other search engines?

October 2, 2017 / 1 comment

Noindex is a way for webmasters to tell Google and other search engines not to include that particular landing page or pages in their search results.

Read this story so you know when to fire your SEO client before it’s too late

September 4, 2017 / 0 comments

I’ve been doing SEO for almost as long as the industry has existed (um, a long time) and am always up to share my experience with friends or connections that are interested in creating a website or looking for tips on how to optimize for search engines.

What does the “Chrome will show security warnings” message(s) I received mean? And how do I fix it?

August 18, 2017 / 0 comments

In the last 24-36 hours, millions of webmasters received a message from Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools), warning them that their websites will begin showing “security warnings” if they don’t make changes to their site by October 2017.

Why can’t I see the Wikipedia referral URL in my Google Analytics data?

February 8, 2017 / 0 comments

might be looking at your Google Analytics and seeing that Wikipedia is a large chunk of your referral traffic. That’s great news, but you can’t see which specific Wikipedia entry it came from.

Should I worry when Google changes my SEO titles on search results?

November 7, 2015 / 0 comments

Every few months or so, I get a question regarding why meta titles differs from how they’ve coded them on their landing page to what Google is displaying in their search results.

How to use ‘autocomplete’ and query predictions for SEO keyword research

October 28, 2015 / 0 comments

Effective SEO keyword research involves more than just 5-10 minutes and Google’s Keyword Planner. Most SEOs use varying tools to get to their final list of campaign keywords.

What is the ‘hsrd.yahoo.com’ referrer? Is it a virus, Homeland Security or something else?

May 18, 2015 / 0 comments

Yesterday, I noticed one of my sites receiving a ton of referrer traffic from a Yahoo subdomain — hsrd.yahoo.com.

🐼 Understand your brand before adding emojis into SEO title tag

May 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Recently, Expedia began inserting emojis at the beginning of some of their title tags to increase CTR.

How to avoid creating SEO doorway pages (with examples)

April 25, 2015 / 0 comments

With a coming Google algorithm change targeting “doorway pages”, I’ve been thinking about what exactly a doorway page looks like and how one would detected by the Big G.

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Why is page load speed important for SEO?

March 29, 2015 / 0 comments

Back in 2010, Google announced that webpage loading time was officially a factor in a their search algorithm.

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Image Optimization: Separate yourself from the pack with image SEO

February 12, 2015 / 0 comments

In my experience, everyone wants SEO traffic and search engine visibility, but most companies don’t want to invest the time to do SEO correctly.

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How to Use HTML to stylize hyperlinks without an underline

January 4, 2015 / 1 comment

By default, hyperlinks come with underlines to help differentiate a link from regular text, but there are times when you don’t want the hyperlink to stand out, to create an HTML link with no underline 

Don’t be scammed by “Search Engine Registration” services for your domain

November 22, 2014 / 0 comments

If you recently registered a new domain name at GoDaddy, you may have received an official sounding emails talking about “Search Engine Registration” or “Index Review Details” 

Your Readers Love Consistent Content (with links to our client’s companies!)

November 21, 2014 / 0 comments

In addition to this website, I run a couple other websites, so I am a target for emails that offer up a variety of services, including SEO, guests posts, search engine registration (!), affiliate marketing, etc.  

The SEO Title Tag character limit just went down again…

November 5, 2014 / 0 comments

Are you someone that thinks Twitter doesn’t allow enough characters to finish your thought? Well, if so, don’t become an SEO. 

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CMWorld Session Recap: Ebook Alternatives: Exploring Other Content Types

September 10, 2014 / 0 comments

Ebook Overload: Exploring Other Content Types that Drive ROI as presented by Jay Acunzo, whom had experience with both HubSpot and Google.

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CMWorld Session Recap: Common SEO Mistakes Content Marketers Make

September 10, 2014 / 0 comments

How Google Views Your Content: The 10 Most Common SEO Mistakes Content Marketers Make by Stephan Spencer.  

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CMWorld Session Recap: Marry content marketing to your business model

September 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Writer, Producer, Director: How to Marry Content Marketing to Your Business Model with Brian Clark and Jerod Morris, both of Copyblogger.

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CMWorld Session Recap: How REI uses disruptive content marketing

September 9, 2014 / 0 comments

How REI Moves Mountains with Disruptive Content Marketing presented by Paolo Mottola who is REI’s Digital Engagement Program Manager.  

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CMWorld Session Recap: How to Market Your Content Offsite

September 9, 2014 / 0 comments

How to Market Your Content Offsite and Why It’s Critical to Get It Right. The presenter is Chad Zimmerman, the co-founder and president of STACK Media, a digital sports media site.

HTTP vs. HTTPS: SEO considerations for moving to a secure website

August 12, 2014 / 1 comment

Recently, Google announced that they would begin giving a rankings boost for sites that were secured (https/SSL). That’s great, and it makes a lot of sense, but the majority of sites are currently non-secure.

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