20 SEO Tips You Either Forgot or Didn’t Know!

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Today’s post is about 20 things you either forgot or never knew about SEO, including behind the scenes insights covering SEO techniques and tactics and how they all relate in the grand scheme of producing viable, repeatable results. With search engine algorithms being more difficult to impress, creating websites that holistically reinforce themselves both internally Read More

SEO Navigation Tips for Websites

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While providing an SEO consultation a few days ago, the client had a severe problem with bleeding ranking factor from using recurring elements of navigation on the sidebar of their website. SEO Navigation Tip: Minimize Internal Sidebar Links In layman’s terms, there were too many links in the sidebar. While it may seem like “the Read More

SEO Reality Check! Scope, Scale, Resource and Intent

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The only difference between and market-dominant authority site (replete with SEO), a keyword-sniping niche site, a vast shopping cart filled with thousands products or a blog is scope, scale, resource and intent. Scale or … In a world of consumers, those who scale and profit can afford to thrive, achieve ROI and survive. Those who Read More

Fuel SEO Results with High-Powered Links!

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Need some high octane SEO backlinks to kick your rankings into high-gear and leave competitors in the dust? Then check out our special link building offer… Fuel SEO Results with High Powered Links For a limited time (drum roll please) SEO Design Solutions is throwing in $250 in free links from our private stash of Read More

Google Quality Raters: SEO’s End or New Beginning?

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Are Quality Raters from Google the End of SEO as We Know it? The idea that a manual review of a website or it’s SEO from a subjective human quality rater (working for search engines) can decide which websites to let slide or penalize is a daunting threat for those forced to compete for search Read More

Link Building Tips to Prevent Google Penalties

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Here is a simple, but effective SEO tip that leverages the power of related search for link building campaigns. It’s no secret that Google’s search engine algorithms are programmed to identify and potentially penalize overtly excessive or frequent occurrences of inbound anchor text that appear “unnaturally” or en mass.   Simple But Effective Link Building Read More

Leveraging New Landing Pages Using Related Pages

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When search engine rankings for a particular keyword plateau or recede, there are two things most people do (1) freak out or (2) build more links from other websites. However, oftentimes, there is an easier, less complicated solution by leveraging new landing pages and augmenting them with “theme relevant” or related internal pages. Are you Read More

How Could Your Hosting Company Hurt Your Google Rankings?

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Google Rankings are based on finding the “most relevant” websites for keyword searches. Shared Hosting plans have many features – disk space, bandwidth and programming languages supported – that will determine whether your website will interest visitors. Picking the wrong hosting company could sabotage SEO efforts. If your market niche requires text, images and applications Read More

There is No SEO Magic Bullet!

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While I would love to say that there is a definitive SEO Magic Bullet, much to my dismay, and the dismay of millions seeking first page results, there isn’t. There is No SEO Magic Bullet! While SEO is extremely effective for pushing competitors websites aside (as if by magic), what goes on behind the scenes Read More

The Difference Between Keyword and Market Research

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Sue Bell (CEO of Themezoom) shares powerful insights on how to value a keyword (based on thematic clusters) and how paid and/or organic search values are translated using the Krakken Vertical Online Market Tool. In my 14 years of doing SEO, nothing even remotely compares to the power of the Krakken for literally entering and Read More

Seizing the SEO Window of Opportunity

in SEO Basics by Jeffrey_Smith 4 Comments

There are two common dynamics that can play out when seizing the SEO window of opportunity in your market. You are either  (1) the most relevant / grandfathered search result for that keyword in search engines or (2) trying to bump a page / competitor who is. Authority and The Window of Opportunity Authority transcends Read More

SEO Video about Website Silo Architecture

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Earlier this month, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting up with the Themezoom Revolution (Russell Wright, Sue Bell and Matt DaCruz) during the planning of one of the most sophisticated SEO tools the web has ever witnessed at the ThemeZoom secret labs. This video on Website Silo Architecture is a by product of that Read More