SEO Tools: Looking Back to Move Forward!

in SEO Tools by Jeffrey_Smith 3 Comments

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 Read More

Are Internal Links More Important than Backlinks?

in SEO Basics by Jeffrey_Smith 7 Comments

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. Why Internal Links Matter More than Backlinks To start with a mental image and analogy, think of internal links like Read More

Duplicate Content, What is it and How to Avoid it!

in SEO Resources by Jeffrey_Smith 1 Comment

You’ve heard of duplicate content, but how do you know if you are creating it or how to stop it from penalizing your website? If you have a WordPress site, then it’s a simple fix, but for the sake of elaboration, let’s delve deeper into how search engines work and reveal what duplicate content really Read More

Is Your SEO Strategy Proactive or Reactive?

in Mini-Blogs by Jeffrey_Smith 1 Comment

Before you jump in to any  SEO technique, you’ll need to understand two things (1) it’s immediate and extended purpose and (2) it’s history. Like everything, there are cycles, and if you come on too strong at the wrong time (i.e. hit the turbo button when you should have taken a deferred and metered pace), Read More

WordPress SEO Tips to Avoid Search Engine Penalties

in WordPress SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 7 Comments

It’s no secret that WordPress is one of the most popular, easy-to-implement content management systems online. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean that the out-of-the-box WordPress settings are ideal for optimal on page SEO. In fact, there’s nothing farther from the truth. How to Block Bots for Optimal SEO In this post, we cover Read More

SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

in WordPress SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 2 Comments

Today our team rejoiced as SEO Ultimate (the Swiss-army-knife of SEO Plugins) surpassed the 1 Million download benchmark from WordPress.org. SEO Ultimate Reaches 1,000,000 Downloads As critical milestones go, this represents a crucial turning point for our firm as we move away from the SEO service model into an SEO software business model allowing us Read More

SEO Ultimate 7.6.1 Introduces Autolink Link Dampening Feature

in WordPress SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 1 Comment

SEO Ultimate, (the All-In-One WordPress SEO plugin created by SEO Design Solutions) was recently updated to version 7.6.1 and introduced an exciting new feature for the Deeplink Juggernaut module that allows you to dampen the amount of internal links either globally or on a keyword by keyword basis. SEO Ultimate 7.6.1 Introduces Autolink Dampening Feature Read More

The Official SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin Tutorial

in WordPress SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 2 Comments

It’s that time again to kick off the new year and what better way to do so than (1) a new update to – “The Real All-In-One SEO Plugin for WordPress” – SEO Ultimate and (2) to  introduce (our long-awaited) comprehensive video tutorial covering each SEO Module in detail for our plugin. Click to Watch Read More

The Last Keyword Tool: SEO Tactics Revealed!

in SEO Videos by Jeffrey_Smith 6 Comments

Keywords are the cornerstone of any online conversation. Metrics such as user engagement, conversion and search engine optimization all rely on critical keywords and their convergence to convey relevancy and intent to your audience. The question is, how do you know which keywords are worth using and which are better to ignore? Watch the video Read More

Google Disavow Links Tool: Declassified!

in Internet News by Jeffrey_Smith 7 Comments

In case you haven’t heard, Google has released a new disavow links tool allowing you to disavow (deny the existence of) any questionable backlinks. While the first thought that comes to mind is mission impossible – “if you are caught, the government will disavow your existence”. Now, it seems that webmasters have the ability to Read More

The Google EMD Update: Don’t Let Bad Search Happen to You!

in SEO by Jeffrey_Smith 2 Comments

If you’re a webmaster and have been impacted (penalized, lost traffic or have been caught in an algorithmic filter) from Google, the conclusion is obvious that Google isn’t trying to win a popularity contests with their user base lately. First, it was the dawn of the web shattering Panda update (a content classifier designed to Read More

SEO Overhauled: It’s not about links, it’s about promotions!

in SEO Videos by Jeffrey_Smith 13 Comments

Rather than overreact to rankings alone and scream the sky is falling, for the past 15 months we have been quietly testing new strategies that can withstand the likes of Panda (a quality control classifier) and Penguin (a thematic link sniffing filter) that demotes websites with excessive inbound anchor text  i.e. “unnatural” link signals. It's Read More