How to Add 3rd Party Scripts to the SEO Design Framework

It’s that time for releasing dozens of video tutorials for the SEO Design Framework as we start building the massive how to SEO training materials area for our members.

I just finished this video on how to add third party scripts to your layouts using the framework. Hope you enjoy it. Have a question or would like to know more or see a feature let us know we’re listening…

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SEO Ultimate Version 7.6.3.1 Released

It came to our attention that after we published the last version update for SEO Ultimate 7.6.2 that some users had experienced data loss for some or all of the title tag rewriter and code inserter settings from 7.6.1.

SEO Ultimate 7.6.3.1 Released

SEO Ultimate 7.6.3.1 Released

The first thought, “this is tragic”, and rightfully so, however thankfully, this should be fixed in the new version 7.6.3.1 as 7.6.2 was practically creating parallel options instead of referring to the legacy settings in the wp_options table (whew). Continue reading “SEO Ultimate Version 7.6.3.1 Released” »

Major Update to SEO Ultimate, Version 7.6.2 is Now Available

Today we’re releasing a major update for SEO Ultimate (7.6.2) and despite the minor numeric version change vs. a jump to say version 7.7,  our new lead developer Aleksandar rewrote vast swaths of the core code (as many of the older features were written way back in the in PHP 4 days and needed to fast-forward to present).

SEO Ultimate is Now Mightier than Ever

SEO Ultimate is Now Mightier than Ever

We will also be rolling out additional features shortly (additional rich snippet options and media uploader tweaks for sharing your content from the page level) and even more user-interface enhancements to expedite work-flow.

There are a few feature enhancements (twitter card tags in the Opengraph Integrator module), but this update was more all about two things, 1) cleaning up any deprecated code or features to ensure compatibility with WordPress core updates and 2) integration into our new framework (as the primary SEO module). Continue reading “Major Update to SEO Ultimate, Version 7.6.2 is Now Available” »

Introducing The SEO Design Framework for WordPress

Finally, after years of coding, tweaking, testing and perfecting, we are pleased to introduce the SEO Design Framework.

SEO-Design-Framework

Rome was not built in a day and neither was this framework. But what makes it unique is that we created it as a solution for people who have better things to do than struggle with code (like run their businesses and make money), yet powerful enough for developers to take advantage of its inherent modular functionality.

For the record, there was nothing easy about building such a robust SEO and Design based CMS. But, easy doesn’t get the job done, which is why we took our time, went back to the drawing board (again and again and again) and virtually embedded our craft into this framework. Continue reading “Introducing The SEO Design Framework for WordPress” »

Beta Testers Wanted for SEO Ultimate 7.6.2

Great news!

As you know (due to the silence on the blog) we’ve had our heads down coding, but we haven’t forgotten about SEO Ultimate and have a new release (SEO Ultimate 7.6.2) that we need your help testing before we push it live.

Business solutions

Two major things are happening this week. 1) We find a select group of beta testers (hint, hint) and 2) the launch of our SEO Design Framework. After what feels like countless hours in development, finally we’re ready to share a truly phenomenal tool for WordPress users. Continue reading “Beta Testers Wanted for SEO Ultimate 7.6.2” »

Internal Link Structures Still Matter

When it comes to SEO and search engines, the cache is king. One of the most simple metrics of measuring the wealth and authority of a web property is how many pages are indexed and whether or not preferred landing pages are established.

Structuring Your Link Hierarchy

However, before visitors can arrive, search engines need to find, spider, index and rank your pages for relevance. This means you should take every opportunity to increase indexation through creating viable link structures based on a hierarchy of importance for keywords or landing pages.

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Why Website Authority Matters

Rome was not built in a day, neither was a top ranking using SEO. Each keyword has a threshold that search engines and the competition have set, finding it and surpassing that mark is the true objective of search engine optimization.
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Just like climbing Mount Everest (conquering a competitive keyword), takes planning, preparation and execution. One of the common misconceptions about search engine optimization is that once you acquire the most competitive keyword in your industry the floodgates will open and your job marketing your product or service is done.

Nothing is farther from the truth, sure SEO can generate hordes of traffic, but unless the fundamental click-triggers are in place, a strong value proposition exists or if your presentation just doesn’t make the grade, there is no loyalty from would be visitors perusing your content, only the back button.

The premise is simple, appear for as many relevant keywords as possible that funnel visitors to the underlying conversion objective.

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20 Timeless SEO Tips to Defuse Search Animals

Today’s post from the past covers 20 SEO techniques you either forgot or never knew about, including proven insights for producing viable, repeatable results.

20 SEO Tips
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With search engine animals and algorithms being more difficult to impress, creating websites that holistically reinforce themselves both internally from website silo architecture and internal linking as well as receive sufficient peer review via links from other topical websites (in the proper proportions with an acceptable link velocity ) determines the strength of the website and which keywords emerge with a dominant presence in search results.

Despite this post being over 2 years old, these strategies are still effective in a post penguin and panda world. Click here to read the original post – “20 Things You Either Forgot or Never Knew About SEO“.

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SEO Tools: Looking Back to Move Forward!

Sometimes, especially with SEO tools, you’ve got to go back to move forward. I recently stumbled accross this old video of myself and my good friend Matt Da Cruz from 3 years ago discussing the future of some of the sickest SEO tools ever released for public consumption.

This was the precursor to some of the features we had planned for the WP Ultimate Theme and features that they were building into their suite of tools for  Domain Web Studio.

When reminiscing back to 2011, I get excited for two reasons (1) I still had my dreadlocks which I later cut in 2012 (big mistake after 21 years of committment) and (2) the sinister advanced SEO brain storm sessions with Matt plotting market-domination over some highly-caffeinated coffee hit truly unchartered depths.

For the record, we could spend the next 10 years building out the tip of the iceberg for some of the automated tools we discussed, but I digress.

Looking back in hindsight reminds me that it’s a good idea to evaluate and assess your old strategies, progress and lessons learned along the way (essentially knowing where you have been, to define where you’re going).

While many of the proposed modules we discussed on the video then have changed (such is life), other ideas have evolved and taken their place in existing features in either their software or ours.

Speaking of modules, we have some great updates underway for SEO Ultimate’s Opengraph Integrator module and are looking forward to updating other SEO Ultimate features for the sake of enhanced usability… But what about our WP Ultimate theme?

Update on The WP Ultimate Theme Release

In all truthfulness, you’ll never have a second chance to make a first impression, which is why we’ve been so stringent about not releasing our beta version of WP Ultimate Theme until each feature is checked, double checked and triple checked under a diverse array of use-case scenarios.

To whet your beak in anticipation of the release, we’ve provided a few sneak-peak screen caps below for you to peruse.

WP Ultimate SEO Design Theme

The Layout settings feature allows fixed, fluid or responsive layout options and customizable sidebar and/or content width.

WPU Screen Cap

The Typography and Style Settings allow granularly CSS / Design control w/ color picker and straight-forward controls.

WPU Screen Cap 3

The Ad Manager Module allows you to add HTML scripts or upload banners with ease and ads can also be used as short codes.

WPU Screen Cap 4

The Short Code Generator Module allows you to create and use your own short codes (maps, contact forms, HTML or text) or, you can select from our built-in short codes from content boxes to columns (it’s in there).

In closing, affiliates and small business owners seeking a visually stunning SEO equalizer will soon have some new SEO and Design tools to play with.

However, in the meantime, we are currently stress-testing and refining the last batch of newly integrated features in the front-end (e.g. Twitter Bootstrap, Google Fonts, Slider Revolution, a Timed Lightbox Feature, Content Columns, Font Awesome, the quick silo builder and an ever-increasing library of shortcodes).

Once Beta Testers are Done, It’s a Wrap

Our beta testers are now in their final review, so, once all bugs are crushed, we’ll broadcast the announcement to those of you reading this blog via the proper social channels and you’ll be able to download your copy and put it to the test. As always, we look forward to your feedback and suggestions on how we can make our tools the best they can be.

The jury on price point is still hung as we have poured our heart, soul and most coveted tactics and tools into this framework, but we’ll be sure to entice early adopters with a special promotion coupon code for the launch before settling at the final single user license fee and extended / unlimited site user license rates.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience during the scope-creep cycles we’re emerging from. We truly look forward to building a dynamic community and providing useful resources that you can deploy powered by our battle-tested SEO strategies and tools to generate more revenue for your business.

If you haven’t already, feel free to download SEO Ultimate our All-In-One WordPress SEO Plugin and take a peak at the video tutorial explaining how to use its various features. Thanks again and stay tuned for more SEO goodies.

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Are Internal Links More Important than Backlinks?

Do internal links pass more referential integrity for the topic of your pages and where they fit in to your website’s architecture to search engines than links from other websites? Let’s investigate in today’s post.

SEO and Internal Linking

Why Internal Links Matter More than Backlinks

To start with a mental image and analogy, think of internal links like veins in your website analogous SEO circulatory system.  Their role and function are equally as important to the health of your website as the veins are to your body.

The Value of Link Weight

Think of each page as an island in itself, the page essentially has 3 attributes and/or characteristics (1) the links to it from other pages (2) the content or topic of the page and (3) the links leaving the page.

Based on those three characteristics each page serves a very specific function in the website. That function is either  (1) to rank as a champion page  / preferred landing page or (2) to serve as a hub page / supporting page (to create enough topical relevance) to rank preferred landing pages.

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