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Our Guide To Google Analytics IQ Testing: Regular Expression (Regex) Character Guide

April 29th, 2011 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Analytics, regex, regular expression

Alas, the fourth and final installment of the Analytics test series: the regular expression portion. While the Google Analytics test might seem daunting, with a little studying, it really isn’t bad at all. Yesterday, Jessica covered event tracking.  Previously Erin covered …

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Recovering From Google’s Panda Update

April 15th, 2011 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Site Rank

With the release of Google’s Panda Algorithm Update, one of the most adorable animals has been turned into a major headache for search engine marketers. The Panda Algorithm Update went into affect on February 24th of this year with the intent to “reduce rankings for low quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful.” That sounds like a great mission, but what many of you have probably …

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Is Quora a Contender Against Google?

February 23rd, 2011 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Site Review & Analysis, Social Media & SEO

Quora is a valuable resource for anybody looking to gain a little edge in terms of search engine rankings and traffic in general. Also, it is a great way to get your name out there and drive traffic to your site, as well as gain “street cred”—that is, online authority. And on top of these features, it is very difficult to spam Quora—there are several factors that keep Quora from becoming as spammified as Yahoo! Answers or other free Q …

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Google Hotpot and SEO Implications

November 24th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Basic SEO Tips, Local SEO, Social Media & SEO

For those of you that don’t know, Hotpot is Google’s new improvement to it’s existing Places feature. And the implications in the world of SEO are huge. To start, there will be a brief summation of the key features of Google Places and the new addition of Hotpot. This will then be followed by some best-practices in order to properly utilize these programs for your SEO advantage. And finally, there will be some suggestions as to how to properly optimize …

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Boost Your Local SEO Just In Time For Black Friday

November 22nd, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Local SEO

This morning I was watching the Today Show, and saw an interesting segment about snagging Black Friday deals, and it got me thinking about how consumers will be using a combination of the online and in-store shopping to help them find the best deals this year. So how can SEO help get you more sales?

First consider this:

This year, 46% of retail sales will be influenced by the web – but more than 90% of total retail transactions will occur …

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Optimizing URLs for Search Engines

November 15th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Basic SEO Tips, Link Building, Optimizing URLs

Search engine optimization should begin the day you are thinking about creating a web site. The structure of your web site should cater to your users and the search engines. That being said, URLs are the most fundamental part of your site.

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Preparing for Social Search: A Case Study on Building Links, Getting likes, and Giving Back

November 2nd, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Blogging for SEO, Social Media & SEO

Cue social search. Begin thinking about it, begin saying it, and be prepared for your clients and co-workers to begin asking about it. The fight hasn’t quite started, but both of the proverbial heavyweights are in the ring and the bell is about to ring. To elaborate, for SEO professionals to keep up with this model of real-time, personalized search results, the role of the search engine consultant must evolve, adapt, and ultimately, delve into more intricate realms of digital …

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Using Filters And User-Defined Segments in Google Analytics

October 25th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Analytics, SEO Management

If you work at an agency, and you are fortunate enough to have clients like mine that internet marketing savvy, I hope this post will help start some interesting conversations, and help open the door to additional tracking that you might not yet be utilizing with Google Analytics.

The other day, one of my more hands-on clients forwarded me this article about monitoring rankings using advanced filters. After reading it I knew that I would be able to use this …

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SEO Enhancement: Techniques for Link Building

October 14th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Basic SEO Tips, Link Building

This month, SEO Boy has featured a series on SEO Enhancement. Bethany started October with her post on how to improve your keyword research. Rob then wrote a post on tips to improve SEO copywriting, and today, I am going to tackle link building.

There is a lot of information out there on link building and one of the more common ways to build links is to simply ask for them. This is basically like cold calling someone, …

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Multimedia Search Optimization (Part 2): Video SEO

September 23rd, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Nuts & Bolts of Optimization, Video SEO

If you have videos, fix them up and start leveraging them! If you don’t have any videos, consider what areas of your business might be translated to the format and step into the arena. Interactive, engaging multimedia search is part of the future of SEO, and you need to be there with it.

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