SEO Best Practices for Blogging

I recently had a client ask about SEO best practices for creating title tags for blog posts for their network of bloggers. Currently when the title and link to each blog post shows up in their network it shows a very generic title that gives very little indication to what the post is really about. […]

5 Tips to Avoid Being Harvested by Google’s Farmer Update

By now you’ve probably heard of the Farmer Update that Google released in February for it’s algorithm. The update was primarily focused on cleaning up Google’s result pages by removing content farms. Content farms are sites that simply publish large amounts of content of little value in order to gain a high ranking with the […]

Microsoft’s Bing Caught Copying From Rival Google

The picture says it all, but if you didn’t here the news. Google caught Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, scraping results from their site for their results pages. When they became suspicious they used a series of falsified entries in their entries and sure enough, they showed up on Bing too! Read More to see how […]

Central PA Staffing Firm, TriStarr Staffing Experiences Success Through SEO

We first started working with TriStarr Staffing about 3 years ago, when they contracted us to collaborate with the web design firm that was building their new site. We used our knowledge to ensure that the site was built for SEO success from the ground up. Since then we’ve helped them with Social Media, Pay […]

5 Things you need to know about SEO for 2011

2011 is sure to bring many changes to the SEO industry and the internet in general. Here are some things to get you started in the new year. SEO is not dead. This is maybe the most important thing to know as we head into 2011. SEO is not dead. In 2010 there were many […]

3 Real-Time Search Engines You Should Know About

There has been a lot of talk recently about Real-Time Search. Both Bing and Google are integrating it into their search results as well as creating their own real-time search engines: Google Realtime Search and Bing Social. To do this they have both made deals with Facebook and Twitter to get access to their data. […]

Right From the Horses Mouth: No One Can Guarantee a #1 Ranking on Google

Ok first, Matt I’m not calling you a horse. But Google.. well, how about we say “right from Google”. Anyway, many people that don’t understand SEO often want a guarantee that they will be ranked #1 before they spend the money. That would be great if we could, but then everyone would be have a […]

Google Makes Local Search More Transparent. A Big Change? Not Really.

Yesterday on the Google’s Public Policy Blog, Google announced that they were moving their settings for local search to a much more prominent place on the left hand panel of the search results page. This is not a huge policy change. Which is even stated in their post: With this new display you’re still getting […]

Developing a Search Friendly Site (video)

Yesterday I posted about Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. If you learn better by reading check out the guide. If you learn better with videos check out this video to learn the basics of search friendly development beginning to end, including: Using Flash and JavaScript Headings and adding content Using Robot.txt files and sitemaps […]

SEO Tip: Always Use Unique Titles for Each Page on Your Website

So often I come across websites that use the same page title for all their pages. This is usually either the fault of a lazy designer or someone that just doesn’t understand the importance of unique page titles. Without unique titles the search engine spiders that crawl your website will have less of a chance […]