I HAVE CALL-TO-ACTION…. NOW WHAT?

in SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 6 Comments

This blog is continued from my last blog, “I Have Traffic…Now What?” In that blog, we discussed that SEO was only half the battle of Internet marketing. Now that you have traffic, you need conversions. And the only way to get conversions is to optimize your site for sales. We talked about the importance of Read More

I HAVE TRAFFIC… NOW WHAT?

in SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 7 Comments

Many people who enlist for SEO services are thrilled to see that their traffic numbers are higher than ever before. But then they are quickly puzzled to see that their conversions have not increased, or have increased very little. Getting Traffic is Not Enough… That is because traffic, or SEO, is only half the battle. Read More

Is SEO All About the Links?

in Link Building by Jeffrey_Smith 15 Comments

Links are the fabric of the web, both internal and external links are instrumental for moving from both one page to another or from website to website; but the real questions is, how do links impact SEO? Is SEO All About the Links? Internal links communicate prominence and preferred champion pages from orphaned (less important) Read More

Which SEO Metrics Carry the Most Weight?

in Search Engine Optimization by Jeffrey_Smith 4 Comments

What SEO metrics pass the most weight? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about balance within a virtual ecosystem of variables. If one recedes, the infrastructure which supports a competitive keyword could crumble creating vacillations in the SERPs (search engine result pages). Which SEO Metrics are Important? Here are some of the metrics we pay Read More

Why SEO Transcends Tips, Tactics or Techniques

in SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 7 Comments

When pondering a simple question, what is SEO? and is it just a bunch of tactics or techniques, this is what came to mind… SEO Transcends Techniques SEO is many things, but it is really the basis of understanding which keywords, markets and methods produce results. You can tweak all the meta tags and descriptions Read More

SEO Basics for Beginners

in SEO Tips by Jeffrey_Smith 2 Comments

If you own a small-business, and find yourself looking for SEO basics or tips and tactics to rank your website, then here are some pointers to set you in the right direction. Just like you have got to learn to walk before you run, if you understand the various aspects of SEO, then you can Read More

New “Ask an SEO” Help Section from SEO Design Solutions

in SEO Tips by Jeffrey_Smith 5 Comments

A few weeks back we asked for feedback on our writing style, and specifically how we can help our readers, albeit SEO professionals or click-and-brick small business owners, improve their SEO efforts. The result: SDS How-to SEO Section. Introducing the Ask an SEO Help Section from SEO Design Solutions In conjunction with the daily advanced Read More

SEO Tips for Google Caffeine

in SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 8 Comments

As of late with the new Google caffeine algorithms making their presence known, it is more important than ever to take these SEO considerations in mind. Can You Keep Up With Google Caffeine? 1)      Unique Content: Content must be unique in order to remain indexed. 2)      Minimize Duplication: Duplicate content filters are more sensitive to Read More

My Rankings Fell: Dealing with a Slip in the SERPs

in SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 14 Comments

If you closely monitor your SEO rankings, from time to time a ripple enters the SERP’s (search engine result pages) and shakes things up a bit in the index. You need to minimize SERP volatility and assess if it was self-induced, algorithmic, or just your competitors challenging you for your most coveted keyword space. Rankings Read More

5 Things You Should Know About SEO

in Articles by Jeffrey_Smith 10 Comments

With SEO being all the rave right now, here are five things to keep in mind before engaging any SEO campaign. 5 Things You Should Know About SEO Search engine optimization is about setting realistic goals within respectable guidelines, seeing past short-term setbacks and targeting the phrases with the most significance (and traffic) within your Read More

How to Avoid SEO Over Optimization

in SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 25 Comments

Just because you read a few SEO blogs or heard from a friend of a friend of a friend who once heard that changing meta tags is all it takes, or just because you know how to write great content doesn’t make you great at SEO. How to Avoid SEO Over Optimization On the contrary Read More

Web Design Trends 2010

in SEO Web Design by Jeffrey_Smith 8 Comments

We are taking a break from SEO related posts today and passing the blog to one of our colleagues Mr. Jim Brody who has some great insights regarding the topic of Usability and Web Design Trends in 2010. Without further ado, enjoy the guest post… Web Design Trends 2010 The use of grid layouts into Read More