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The New SEO Rules for 2012

February 7, 2012 14 Comments

Manipulating organic rankings on Google has become much harder in the last 10 years. And, I’m glad it did. It used to be that all you had to do to rank #1 on Google was to put a bunch of keywords at the bottom of your pages and in your meta keywords tag. As people figure out ways to game the system, Read More »

How to Fix Duplicate Content Issues on Your Site

November 29, 2011 5 Comments

Did you know that over 60% of the websites have duplicate content on them? And did you know that this is the number one reason Google penalizes websites? In this article I’ll show you how you can find duplicate content on your site and how you can fix it. External vs. Internal Duplicate Content When the same content is both on your Read More »

How to Rank Your Website #1 on Google

September 29, 2011 5 Comments

Is your website coming up #1 on Google? If not, your customers can’t find you and you are leaving a lot of money on the table in lost sales. Here’s how you can rank your website at the top of Google, explained step-by-step. Step #1: Find Your Keywords Fact: you don’t know what people are typing into Google to find a company Read More »

7 Advanced SEO Tricks

July 21, 2011 10 Comments

Trick #1: Find Out What Page You Should Optimize Are you wondering what’s the most relevant page on your site for your keyword according to Google? Use this query: [keyword] site:yoursite.com. And Google will give you the answer: Once you know what page is the most relevant to a specific keyword, you can decide whether you want to optimize that page or Read More »

10 Ways to Become a Great Networker

June 15, 2011 20 Comments

I believe that no matter what you do in life, having a great network is the best way to be successful. People like doing business with people they know and like. The more people know and like you, the better you’ll do. These are 10 tips to become a better networker. Be The Smaller Fisher in the Room Most networking groups suck. Read More »

7 New SEO Trends

June 13, 2011 20 Comments

Although the basics of SEO always stay the same (deliver value, create great content and promote it like crazy), we all know that Google changes their algorithm every once in a while. These are seven new SEO trends: Google Is Starting to Reward High-Quality Sites This might sound like an obvious statement, but it’s not. How many times have you done a Read More »

All You Need to Know About SEO

May 16, 2011 11 Comments

A few weeks ago I did a presentation in Portland about SEO. Everyone loved it and I think that so will you. The whole presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes, but we split it into 5 sections. I’ll walk you through the SEO process, showing you all the steps. I’ll show you that SEO isn’t as mysterious as you thought and Read More »

How to Rank for Long-Tail Keywords

October 6, 2010 4 Comments

Broad keywords will bring you a lot of traffic, but long-tail (more specific) keywords will get you much more quality traffic and more conversions. Think about it: someone searching for “Sony DSC50″ is a lot more likely to buy than someone searching for “digital cameras”. According to Google, 20-25% of the searches people make have never been made before. What does this Read More »

How to Get Free Traffic from Google FAST

September 29, 2010 13 Comments

Step 1: Check Your Analytics to Find Out What Keywords Are Sending You Traffic On Google Analytics, go to Traffic Sources and then Keywords. Make sure you click on non-paid so you only see organic traffic. You should pull information from the last 12 months to get as much data as possible. I’ll show you an example of the keywords I got Read More »

All You Need to Know About Link Building

April 14, 2010 0 Comments

Links pointing to your site help you to rank high on Google; we all know that. But what people may not know is that not all links are built equally. Some are a lot more valuable than others. Rule #1: The More, the Merrier You want to have as many links as possible. Rule #2: Links from Authoritative Sites Are More Valuable Read More »