SEO Checklist for Local Small Business Websites

Small business SEO checklist

Hard to believe, but it's been almost FIVE YEARS since I wrote my original primer for small business SEO basics. Now, the below information is intended to be extremely basic. If you run an e-Commerce store, dynamically generated website, ...
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Google Invests in Creating Paid Links?

Google Ventures

Wednesday I posted an interview I did with Oliver Roup after accidentally stumbling onto his company, VigLink, through an article in Internet Retailer. And something pretty interesting resulted from it - well, interesting to me as an SEO anyway. ...
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How to Pimp Your Google Places Page for Better Rankings

Google Places SEO

The following is a guest post from the kick ass Dawn Wentzell. If you are a merchant or "real business" wanting to improve your Google Places ranking with safe tactics, you need to read this one... Dealing with local search can be a headache for ...
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Tracking Search Sessions, Start to Finish

Video thumbnail for youtube video Tracking Search Sessions, Start to Finish - Sugarrae

I don't remember what I was doing today that caused me to even pay attention to the following, but while doing a search I noticed that Google was keeping my first query of the session as a parameter in the URL string, no matter what, as I kept ...
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Twitter Bowl 2010


About two weeks ago Amanda, netmeg and I ended up having a twitter conversation with @detroitlions on Twitter. We were immediately impressed with their Twitter account and their willingness to engage with their fans. I even followed them even ...
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Dear Mainstream Media – Please Remove Foot From Mouth


Google Instant. SEO is dead. Yes, I’m sick of hearing about it too. But, Greg Boser alerted me via Twitter today that TechCrunch had made a blog post that showed a clear misunderstanding of Google Instant in regards to SEO: “SEO (Search engine ...
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The Clueless, but “Whitehat”, SEO


Almost three years ago I did a blog post as a response to Shari Thurow and a column she had written stating that Blackhats were worthless, shady criminals. In it she stated: "Unfortunately, I have been an expert witness in legal cases involving SEO ...
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Link Building with the Experts – 2010 Edition


The link building interview is back. In prior years, I’ve gotten together some of the best minds in link building and asked them to answer some questions about link development. What resulted were two very powerful (and long) link development ...
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The Real Reasons Big Brands Don’t Rank


Someone pointed out a post to me that Advertising Age did a few days ago called “Meet the Brands Hiding on Google.” I’m assuming it was because they knew sending me something that got me a little riled meant I’d go off on a tangent and write a post ...
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Preparing for the Age of Mobile


One thing I’ve realized while being on the road for the last two weeks has been the reliance I have had to put on my BlackBerry in order to get things done. Searching for local restaurants, searching for directions, keeping up with the divisional ...
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