So you’ve been handed a manual action penalty by Google, have you? What have you done, you naughty webmaster? The good news is that you know about it – you may not have even been made aware of the penalty before the 2013 rollout of the manual action viewer within Google Webmaster Tools, so you’re alread…
In case you haven’t heard yet, blogging is the way of the future as far as internet businesses are concerned. Not only is blogging versatile and cheap, it is the perfect medium for less known writers to publish their work and gain notoriety in the market of their choice. While the low barrier of entry i…
Social media and search engine optimization services are rapidly changing the way that people use the Internet. Therefore, for it should come as no surprise to find out that there are conferences around the country that are dedicated to presenting the latest and greatest into these industries. Average…
Has it really been so long? Google Panda, a major shakeup in the world of SEO, was initially rolled out way back in February of 2011. Panda became the most infamous and reviled update among webmasters, a sort of SEO boogeyman that could strike at any time. Panda became the scapegoat for nearly any drop in rank…
Google+ is known to be one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world that many companies, both small and large, are jumping at the chance to join in on. Its world began in 2011 as a test case. They started out with only 150 invitations to join and in a span of two years, they now has more than 400 mi…
Ah, link building. It’s the quintessential trademark of SEO, especially recently, and while links are still important, how you obtain them has changed quite dramatically in the last year. Before, it was perfectly acceptable to create inbound links by including them as “authoritative so…
The most exciting part about creating a new website with WordPress is how quickly and easily you can deploy it. You can then tinker with every little setting, add in new plugins to extend your WordPress installation and customize your code until your website reaches perfection. On your way to making that p…
In the past, people would try everything they could to land on the first pages of Google. While many techniques used to work, some are not effective and may end up hurting the site owner. At the very least, when trying old and useless methods, a site owner will waste his or her time and resources. For this reaso…
It should be obvious that link building has its place. However, the SEO landscape is constantly evolving, but over the years, quality content has remained a constant. A lot of webmasters are making the mistake of focusing solely on link building, and in many situations, this decision has produced catast…
SEO is full of different responsibilities and things you need to consider—analytics, content, social media, design—so it can be tough to know where to start. You might have your website up and running with a little bit of content, but actually optimizing that site will take a collaborative effort be…