Is Guest Blogging Bad for SEO?

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Does guest blogging for the purpose of SEO really hurt your website and your search engine rankings? Matt Cutts at Google wrote a blog post on the pitfalls of guest blogging in future Google search engine updates. To me, what is really being discussed here are the guest blogging networks or the “blogger for hire” […]

7 Dead Link Building Tactics

In 2008, link building was queen when it came to ranking well in search engines. Companies dumped most of their SEO budget into link building activities designed to increase link numbers, thus ranking higher in search engines over time. Link counts were closely measured, anchor text was optimized, page 1 rankings were achieved and there […]

Google Penguin Recovery Case Studies

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The year was 2012. For some grey hat and black hat SEOs it was business as usual, quietly building links from blogs no one reads or even buying links from link networks. Unknowing (or knowing) small businesses dominated the SERPs above household name brands, ranking on page one for many target keywords. Then Google made […]

5 Questions to Ask Your SEO Firm

2015 is almost over, and 2016 is on it’s way. Many companies are now preparing for the new year, setting budgets, looking at their marketing plan from last year and exploring opportunities for growth. The overall economic trends in 2015 have been positive. Companies have cut costs in the past few years and are now […]

5 Must Have Google Plus Tools for Marketers

Google Plus is becoming more important for marketers in 2013 and going into 2014 as it impacts search engine optimization and becomes a larger part of every Google account. Ever see a picture of someone next to an article in Google search results? Thats “Google Authorship” in action! (see below) As we head into 2014, […]