SEO, Social Media

Duplicate Content is Killing Your SEO

The title of this blog post is so important I’m going to say it again, Duplicate Content is Killing Your SEO!  There are several ways that you can kill your SEO efforts with duplicate content.  The first one that we are going to discuss is diminishing the SEO value that you bring to one certain page.  If you have two…

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Google Site Links Updates

Recently, you may have seen some changes to the way that Google is displaying their results for big brands.  Google has been putting an emphasis on rewarding big brands this year.  The first way that they did this was by allowing the same domain to show up in the first 3-5 spots, above the fold.  Now, they made their Google…

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301 vs 302 Re-Directs

If you are a beginner to SEO, which is most likely why you are reading this blog, unless you are my mother, and in that case, Hi Mom!, you are probably hearing a lot of numbers involved with SEO and don’t know what they mean.  301, 302, 404, oh my!  Let me break down for you briefly what each of…

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Be a Content Creator Not a Content Scraper

We all have heard that phrase that content is king.  And for the most part, it still is.  It’s definitely still king if you are creating good content.  Notice how I said creating, not scraping.  You may be asking, what is a content scraper?  It is a person, or machine, that scans through the internet and find content that is…

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SEO During a Website Redesign Process

SEO during a website redesign process is crucial.  Too often decision makers are more worried about how pretty the new site will look and get attracted to the flashy objects.  Or they saw something on another site that looked cool, but they don’t realize that it is either an i-frame or jquery, so they don’t understand the SEO downfalls to…

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Link Building, SEO, Social Media

An SEO Garden

At first glance you may be wondering what I mean by an SEO garden,  let me explain.  Let’s say that you just bought a new house,  but the front yard is just ugly,  there is no curb appeal.  In order to increase your resell value of your home,  you are going to need some great looking curb appeal.  One way…

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SEO Image Optimization Tips

We all know the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, in SEO, I like to say, a picture is worth a thousand visits.  Obviously, just like a thousand words, it’s not guaranteed that you will get a thousand visits per picture, however, an optimized image can help you gain more traffic.  Images show up in Google just…

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Meta Keywords Obituary

Take a trip back to whenever you first started to learn what SEO was.  What were the things that you learned.  Content is king. Create optimized meta titles, descriptions, keywords.  Create internal links to your top pages uses the best anchor text possible.  Well, as you can see, SEO hasn’t really changed must.  One of these however, meta keywords, are…

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3 SEO Tips to Level the Playing Field

If you are a small family owned business, chances are you don’t have the funds that you would like to have to market your product or service.  Also, you may not be able to compete with the multi-million dollar budgets of Fortune 500 companies who offer the same services.  However, you know that your local service is better than the…

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Simple SEO – Links and Content

Search Engine Optimization can be very difficult to understand and seem overwhelming.  In reality, it can also be pretty damn simple.  At the end of the day SEO comes down to four main things, content, links, content, links.  Below are a few tips for both of these.

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