Google My Business Dashboard: 5 Messages that Need Attention

by Martha Vasquez September 17th, 2014

Google My Business has become a very important part of business owners' online marketing strategies, and as such it is important to maintain it in a good status. Having to manage the Google My Business account and in addition the updates that Google has done lately can be a little challenging, especially when Google shows [...]

SEO is an ever-changing world. Every marketer knows this (or at least should). The wise marketer will realize that many of the changes are refinements in a continual evolution. The most recent release announced just last month, coined as the Google Pigeon update turns the spotlight on local search. The focus on natural content and [...]

Yes, You Should Get An SSL Certificate for Your Website

by Daniel Kosir September 15th, 2014

Google has recently come out and explicitly said were starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. Currently, it is a "lightweight signal", but that could easily change, and it might have more weight in the future. Traditionally, Https was used only when sensitive information was being transmitted, for example, when completing online transactions (it [...]

6 Ways to Use Internal Links (The Next Key SEO Tactic?)

by Ben Acheson September 12th, 2014

As Google clamps down on link building techniques and SEO shifts towards content marketing, another interesting phenomenon is happening: on-site optimisation has become a lot more important. It has always been essential though – and nothing is more important for on-site SEO than internal linking – so it's time to go back to basics and [...]

As with many areas of the search engine world, there are some grey areas but Google does provides some guidelines on how to manage redirections and what each communicates to the search engine. A 301 Redirect signals to the search engine that the page has been moved permanently, remove the page from the index and [...]

Foursquare Makeover – A Prettier Version of Yelp?

by Chris Marentis September 5th, 2014

Foursquare has undergone a complete overhaul, but it is difficult, at first glance, to differentiate exactly what makes the new Foursquare different from other major local business listing services such as Yelp. One of its most notable qualities is its value proposition; Instead of giving generic reviews, it provides reviews that are customized for the [...]

How to Do Broken Link Building in 3 Easy Steps

by Zain Shah September 3rd, 2014

Even after all the latest Google updates, link building is still among one of the most important tactics an SEO can employ — if done correctly. The key phrase here is if done correctly. What this implies is that you are not breaching any Google guidelines (paying for links, cloaking etc) and that the source [...]

Case Study: How SEO Launched Killer Infographics

by Amy Balliett August 29th, 2014

In less than 4 years, Killer Infographics has grown from 2 to 24 employees, worked for over 250 global clients, and produced nearly 4000 successful pieces of visual communication. This isn't meant to toot my own horn… it's meant to exemplify just how important SEO is in growing a business. When my business partner and [...]

3 Proven Strategies to Succeed in SEO

by Kristen Godel August 29th, 2014

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is used to maximize user traffic to the website. It can be best described as several methods and practices used to improve the way that a website is seen and interpreted by a search engine. On paper, this sounds easy enough, however the concept can actually be quite complicated if not [...]

7 Things Any Marketer Should Know About Links

by Barrie Smith August 18th, 2014

Every online marketer can benefit from a basic understanding of link building. From understanding how Google works and how links can drive traffic from search engines to their website. It's especially useful to have a basic understanding before outsourcing link building. Link building is a tactic to increase the number of external links pointing to [...]