Keyword research is arguably the most important step in the SEO process. It's the perfect antidote to Google's recent algorithm updates making it increasingly expensive, complicated, and risky to attempt to "punch above your weight" by manipulating your way to the top of the search engine results. Or at least, where the competition is weak [...]
Continuing our series profiling leading SEO consultants from top digital marketing agencies, CanIRank Community Relations Associate Melissa Gosse interviews one of the SEO industry's most successful digital agencies' CEO, Alan Hughes, to learn the processes his company goes through to efficiently keep boosting businesses' rankings on Google. Lots of golden nuggets in this one... Melissa Gosse Melissa Gosse (MG): The SEO industry evolves extremely quickly. [...]
Since social networking can be a huge time-sink (with a good chunk of small businesses admitting that they waste time on Facebook and Twitter) it’s incredibly easy to dump hours in social media without getting much of anything in return. Despite its perception as a distraction, social media can (the keyword here is can) result in a positive ROI [...]
You’ve poured hours of mental energy into a new blog post that’s packed with really useful information. You’re showing people how to do something amazing and giving away all of your trade secrets for free. But no one seems to care. No one even notices your blog. At CanIRank, we’ve experienced this same frustration. As [...]
Amazon's strategy is to provide access to an extremely large number of products. This broad approach also means that their strategy stretches thin in places. If you can challenge them in areas where they are vulnerable it is possible to outrank them.
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 [...]
In the quest to find some decent free photos on the web, you can spend a lot of time looking with little to show for your effort. So we created this guide listing 15 of the best free image sites, six practical and easy to use image processing tools, plus a short primer on image [...]
In medieval times desperate defending armies would sometimes dump diseased corpses into wells as they retreated. Rank with bubonic plague or tuberculosis, the well water became undrinkable, crippling the advancing army by depriving them of safe water sources. Never mind that this kind of scorched earth tactic also hurt the defenders' own countrymen, depriving entire villages of their sole source of clean [...]