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SEO + Social= SEOcial? How Social Media complements SEO

July 22nd, 2010 | | Social Media & SEO

Over the past five years, the Internet has been evolving. Rapidly. And most likely (unless you have been on the moon), you are probably well aware that the technology leading this digital revolution is none other than “social media.” Yes, to the masses, social media is the reigning king and the era of social and collaborative information is wonderful

However, after taking a step back from all the hype behind social media, it does not take long to again realize what …

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Video SEO – Part 1: YouTube and the Like

July 21st, 2010 | | Video SEO

Last summer I got quite the incredible task:  Video SEO.

Most of the sites I had under my control had their own video commercials that were integral parts of the user experience (if you could call it that). And before I knew it, the project became a race against competitors.

Now there are two types of Video SEO:

  • YouTube Optimization
  • SEO Optimization for the website
  • The first I’ll talk about is YouTube Optimization
    A lot of common sense SEO Here. The best resource I …

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    How to create a site that searchbots and searchers like

    July 20th, 2010 | | Basic SEO Tips, Usability

    You don’t necessarily remember how you use stairs. You just do. If there’s stairs, you know how to go up them. You don’t think about the height of the step, which leg to lead with and what momentum you use to thrust yourself against gravity while heading forward to continue up the stairs. A website should aim to have that type of intuitive nature in usability.

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    SEO News Roundup for July 16, 2010

    July 16th, 2010 | | SEO News Roundup

    There’s a lot of rock and roll involving businesses and social media campaigns. Unfortunately, there aren’t many social media rockstars. There are certain characteristics that differentiate the effective social media campaigns from the boring ones.  Social media marketing allows you to interact easily with your potential and existing customers. If you feel that your campaign is not working as effectively as you would like, use these tips by Mike Mothner at Wpromoter to help you rock a higher ROI.

    When …

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    Lead Generation Galore

    July 13th, 2010 | | Usability

    Your site’s main purpose is to generate leads and sales. It is not to tell people your story. A story doesn’t pay the bills, a sale does.

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    Google Caffeine: What does Caffeine mean for SEO and Social Media?

    July 12th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, SEO Management, Social Media & SEO

    Just a little over a month ago, Google announced its new search index: Caffeine. For those who have yet to do their homework on the announcement, the first thing to know about Caffeine is that it is not a rankings algorithm update; rather it is a new indexing system. According to the Google blog,

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    SEO News Roundup for July 9, 2010

    July 9th, 2010 | | SEO News Roundup

    As an emerging technology, on-site behavioral targeting is just now becoming better understood and there is certainly a strong interest in learning about this strategic option on web properties. Rita Brogley reminds us that online consumers need a deeper understanding from businesses. Behavioral targeting helps marketers supply that demand through a better understand of their user. After all, relevant and effective content should lead to an increase in revenue, conversions, and click through.

    No one likes to be alone, not …

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    Use Your SEO Resources!

    July 8th, 2010 | | Basic SEO Tips, Link Building, SEO Keyword Research

    SEO is no different than any other project. Before you make proposals to your client, be sure you’ve done your research. No one wants to look silly in front of a client, any more than they did a class full of peers.

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    The Dirty, Unmentionable Secrets of Local SEO

    July 8th, 2010 | | Local SEO

    promote local business onlineLocal SEO has a tendency to be the name many agencies give when they simply put a website in Google Places. In fact, Eric did a great post yesterday on what separates Google Places from those other directories that have all but lost their value.

    Good companies will do the following: …

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    Google Places brings Salvation from Directory Hell

    July 6th, 2010 | | Local SEO

    There’s a main problem with online directories. It’s the same reason you come home and you find a stack of phonebooks at your door.

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