What is SEO? In actuality, website optimization is more than just a bag of tricks. It’s not as easy as some would like to believe, nor is it black magic. We get a little technical at times, but we’ll walk you through it.
It seems like about every ten minutes, someone is proclaiming that SEO is dead. Or, if it's not SEO that's dead, it's an industry keystone that's gone on to a better place - like PageRank sculpting, or Press Release marketing, [...]
Are You In A Bubble When I tell other SEOs that Tumblr is my favorite social network of choice, the responses are always a bit puzzled. "REALLY? Tumblr?", which is usually followed by a thoughtful "Hmm. Interesting." Yes, Tumblr. [...]
Today, most startup businesses as well as established companies are mastering, to some degree, the art of creating their own brands. Although a few years ago, companies of all types and sizes were still engaging experienced advertising, marketing and promotions firms to do their branding, the current accessibility of Internet technology and information exchange make it possible for nearly everyone to create and promote a brand.
My first big break in the SEO industry came not as a result of a massive link building campaign, article marketing or viral reach. It didn’t come in floods of 1,000s of visitors to a single, killer landing page. It [...]
The Hummingbird that Changed SEO As we all know the Hummingbird has landed, and has been marinating for a while. Although we heard rumors that Google was up to something with their algorithms and we saw evidence in small changes [...]
One of the better known examples of accidental misbranding sprang out of Coca Cola’s attempt to break into the Chinese market in the late 1920s. As the story goes, the Mandarin characters that approximate the sounds in the words “Coca” [...]
It’s time to plan another funeral, this time not for SEO itself but for a popular SEO strategy: guest blogging. Before you break out the black dress (or suit for our gentlemen friends), let’s take a look at the facts. [...]
If globalization has affected international trade at the street level, you can bet it has worked its way even deeper into online business, if only sometimes. Unfortunately, that “sometimes” means that people try to expand into foreign markets before they've considered all the problems and pitfalls that can arise.
For the past year, I've watched great women in our community grow in the SEO industry. When I started the TOPS SEO women series, it got mixed reviews. Some welcomed the series and embraced it, while others in the community [...]