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Greg Gifford and Local U Bring Explosive Results to Gas Industry

Blowing Minds With Local Search Strategy The Greg Gifford and Wikimotive world tour continues with a quick stop in Corpus Christi, Texas, for a special event hosted by Local University (Local U) and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). PERC, along with Local U, is hosting the event for industry professionals to highlight advanced […] Read More

The Shoes of Mozcon 2019

Here it is, the Mozcon recap post you’ve all been waiting for… The “Shoes of Mozcon”! I’m just back from my 10th Mozcon (13th, if you count Mozcon Locals), and one of my favorite parts about this always killer conference is all the little traditions that have popped up over the years. @GregGifford I love […] Read More

Local SEO Checklist

Today I want to talk to you about an interesting local SEO checklist I found this weekend. Sure, there are lots of them out there, but this one struck me for a couple reasons, and hard enough that I felt compelled to write about it. What makes it so special? First, check it out for […] Read More

2014 SEO Industry Survey

Do you love search engine optimization? How about data? Maybe even surveys? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in luck. This week, Moz has released the results of their 2014 SEO Industry Survey. The survey covers everything from search engine optimization and search engine marketing to social media and […] Read More

ComScores for December 2013

We’re halfway through the month so you know what means, the ComScore data for the previous month is finally available! What search engines finished out 2013 strong and who continued their inevitable but tragic clown car skip into obscurity? Let’s take a look and find out.

Rap Genius Fallout

Yesterday we wrote about Rap Genius and the penalty they incurred by trying to game Google’s system with questionable SEO. Essentially, they were trying (and succeeding) to bribe people to give them links with very specific, very rich anchor text and Google brought down the penalty hammer on their entire domain. Now, they don’t even […] Read More

15 Ranking Factors: An Overview

What are the most important factors to look at when you’re trying to rank? Well, Google won’t tell us exactly what’s important, but we can look as some correlation and determine what seems to be the most important. Of course, correlation does not equal causation, but if you look at what the top ranking pages […] Read More

2013 Search Ranking Factors for October

Every couple of years, the digital marketing giant Moz conducts an SEO survey. Essentially, they ask over 100 top industry professionals to give their input on which factors they think are most important. We’ve addressed the 2013 list briefly in the past, but today, they have finally released the full version. It’s full of a […] Read More

ComScores for August 2013

It’s the 12th of the month, and you know what that means, don’t you? It’s time for the monthly ComScore data! It’s so exciting, it should pretty much be a holiday, one of the good ones where you don’t have to show up for work. Alas, it’s not, so you’re working and so are we, […] Read More

July ComScores for 2013

It’s that time again, time to review the ComScores for the previous month and see who is winning (probably Google) and who is teetering on the brink of complete and utter extinction (definitely AOL.) There aren’t any big surprises that will rock the SEO world, but there are some shifts that indicate interesting patterns. Let’s […] Read More

2013 Local Search Ranking Factors

Local search is one of the most important aspects of search. A good local search strategy can be the difference between complete success and abysmal failure for a small business operating on the local or regional level. The problem is that Google switches up what matters so often, these small business are often left in […] Read More

New Top Ranking Factors for 2013

If we have said it once, we’ve said it a million times: SEO is constantly changing. It was just last year that you could get to the front page of Google by using tricks like exact match domains and footer links. Now, in 2013, those same techniques will not only fail, they will actually get […] Read More

Graphing ComScores for May 2013

It’s that time of month again, where we gather round and check out what search engines are doing well (Google) and which continue to die a slow, agonizing death punctuated only by the mournful cry of “you’ve got mail” (AOL). There aren’t a lot of surprises this month, but your SEO company will be interested in the […] Read More

The Death of SEO?

The Panda update has hit. The Penguin update has hit. The sky is falling for SEO practitioners all over the digital world and we’re starting to see the rise of the doomsayers. “SEO IS LOST!” they holler, sandwich board firmly affixed. “Beware the Google apocalypse,” they cry, forcing you to take a leaflet when you’re […] Read More

SEO on SEO Crime

When you’re in the search engine optimization game, you encounter a lot of distrust wherever you go. People don’t understand SEO, so they treat every interaction like you’re a mechanic in a skeazy shop, telling them their radiator has snake-tubes or something. To be honest, we can’t fault people for feeling this way, because there are so […] Read More

Local SEO Statistics – May 2013

You know what fuels a lot of SEO? Data. Data is the blood of the industry and good low cost SEO services are like vampires, sucking up all the data they can and using it to power their efforts moving forward. Good news for us, a local SEO industry survey just dropped, and it’s full to the […] Read More

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