“Month One’ Linkbuilding: Beyond Guest Posts & Citations

linkbuilding: casting a net

‘Month One’ Linkbuilding: Beyond Guest Posts & Citations There’s no one-size-fits-all SEO process. Even two businesses in the same industry, with the same number of employees, competing in the same market, will have different approach. That said, here’s one backlink-building your business might follow. I’ve used this method to rank my websites, and my clients’ … Read more

Using Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines To Get A Jump On The Competition

Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines (link to December 5, 2019 updates) give us insight into what Google views as SEO quality. It’s what actual Google employees use to “rate” sites like yours. Google hires these “quality raters” to participate in experiments before algorithm updates are rolled out to the general public. These are real users who … Read more

‘First Page’ Content Marketing Strategy

Blogging isn’t enough. You need a strategic content marketing system to propel your business to the top of the search results. Beyond core site pages (your main service pages, your “about us” page, your “contact us” page), additional content gives your site the opportunity to provide the answers online searchers seek, delivering informational expertise that … Read more

Think You Know What Your Organic Traffic Situation Is? I’ve Got Bad News …

Head over to your Google Analytics account and click on “Acquisition” in the left-hand navigation. Chances are you’ll see something like this: For this particular business, 37 percent of all traffic during the last month was organic traffic, or traffic coming from search engines like Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo. Now let’s look at the same … Read more