Those big beautiful images you've worked so hard at getting onto your website might actually be ruining your SEO. Picture this situation. Someone visits your site, and those lovely new images are causing your pages to load slower. Now instead of waiting around, visitors quickly hit the back button on their browser. Ouch! Your bounce [...]
How much SEO can I get for less than $500 a month? This is a common question among bootstrapped startups and small businesses on a very tight budget. Yet, the answer is quite simple. This budget is too small to get quality work done by a reliable SEO agency, so you’re left with only one [...]
SEO silos are your best startup marketing weapon in the fight against online anonymity. Crickets... That's the sound you hear every time you hit publish on your spanking new startup blog. But you're not alone... It's the same situation all new businesses face when starting out. Unlike the old T.V. sitcom "Cheers" where everybody knows your [...]
How about a 5 point rundown on the absolute must do SEO tasks for busy web designers? With these 5 points you will have taken care of the basics of SEO so if you have time you can come back and do a more in depth optimization in the future.
Many SEOs have made the claim that long content ranks better, but... Is this yet another example of confusing correlation vs causation? Does longer content just earn more links? Do bigger, more authoritative sites publish longer content? Is longer content just better optimized? Or… will publishing longer content really help you rank better? Using CanIRank’s ability to [...]
Search ranking factor correlation studies are bullshit. In the past year, nearly every major SEO media outlet has published their own variation of a search ranking factor correlation study. They scrape huge numbers of search engine results and calculate the correlation between Google rank and various SEO metrics such as number of links, keyword density, or CTR. These correlations, [...]
SEO can be challenging for startups. Search engine results heavily favor big brand websites with thousands of links, a recognizable brand name, and virtually unlimited budgets for fresh content. Faced with daunting odds and tepid initial results, many startups quickly give up on SEO as a viable marketing channel. That’s a huge mistake.
The Ecommerce SEO Guide is for online merchants with questions about link building, off-page SEO, how to handle product variants, the SEO of product pages and category pages, and SEO-friendly ecommerce site architecture. Download a PDF of the Ecommerce SEO Guide Why We Created The Ecommerce SEO Guide For three years, I led the e-Commerce efforts of [...]
Many businesses and marketers liken SEO to a game, which is only somewhat appropriate when you really think about it. Sure, there are rules. Lots of rules. Strategy, too. Cheaters get punished and the best players theoretically rise through the rankings and cling for dear life for their place at the top. And yeah, there’s [...]
We constantly hear that “content is king” within the world of digital marketing. And most marketers understand the ongoing need to craft thoughtful, original content for the sake of our site’s search presence and readership. But what happens when we get fed up with our lack of links and tepid traffic that doesn’t convert? For a [...]