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It Is Possible!!! Google Manual Spam Action Revoked…

One of my wonderful clients was victim to numerous SEO companies taking advantage of her naivete and trusting nature.  Through the years that equated to approximately 4-5 SEO Companies who wreaked havoc with a myriad of ill written nonsense articles linking back to her site and linking her site from absurdly inappropriate 'link farms' and foreign link sites. (more…)

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Creating Inward Bound Links…what a conundrum

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Google has released several updates of it's Penguin Algorithm...the equation that determines spammy, unnatural links that lead into a site.  The impact it has had across the board of the SEO world has not been without major consequences.  Many sites are being hit by Manual Actions by Google, in essence, once ranked on the first page of Google, sites are sinking into the abyss of page 3 and under. (more…)

WordPress SEO

WordPress and 1st Page Google Rankings

I know that SEO takes quite a bit of work on my part; competitive research, keyword analysis, content generation or manipulation, coding precisely and making sure pages load quickly.  However I can't help but think that WordPress's unwavering quality as a content management system combined with the clean coding that a myriad of talented programmers have devoted to developing WordPress and the outrageously wonderful search engine optimization plugin's available...have a lot to do with it. (more…)

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Organic SEO – Yes You Can!

Successful organic SEO is not magic, a secret formula or even a sure bet. However, it is attainable with lots of research, ethical SEO practices and rich, pertinent content. The organic SEO rankings that my clients have obtained have been extraordinary.  I won't say I haven't been stumped on occasion when a website isn't ranking fast enough or as high as I planned on.  For the most part though, the rankings my clients have attained have made them very happy and often it has been the deciding factor of success in many of their businesses.  As any SEO can tell you...when sites we've worked on climb the Google Ranking ladder and find their way to page ONE, we are THRILLED.  Often people who may be outside my home office will hear me shriek with joy when I discover a website I've babied and cared for has made it to the 1st page of Google. (more…)

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Educate Yourself Before Hiring a Web Consulting Company

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful woman who is in the business of breeding dogs. Her dog breeder website is self-made and not too shabby, getting decent rankings on Google because of the plethora of information she has on it. Come to find out this gal (and  many unsuspecting folks like her) has been taken for THOUSANDS of dollars by scamming Web Consulting companies portraying themselves as upstanding Web Site Developers and SEOs. (more…)

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Guaranteed SEO?

Twice in the last week I've been approached by prospective clients about guaranteeing my SEO techniques. One business owner  asked me to take a look at his site because he needed SEO for his business which would be selling franchises and he had the belief that I should guarantee a first page result and that I shouldn't get paid till he is on the first page of Google. Google Webmaster tools and forums are adamant that NO FIRM CAN GUARANTEE 1ST PAGE GOOGLE RESULTS and if they do they are a scam. (more…)

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Hits vs Visitors

Sometimes I am approached by website owners stating that they don't understand why they are not converting their web audience visitors to their business goals.  "I'm getting 300 hits a day, why aren't they submitting the contact form?".  Many times people tell me they've received hundreds of hits in a day on their website, believing those hits equate to visitors. When in fact this is a common misnomer. (more…)

#3 National Rank in Google

UPDATE: 10/29/11 Google often updates their algorithm as appears so by my sudden drop to page TWO of Google that I noticed today.  Oh well, time to get my thinking cap on and figure out how to please the Google Upper Echelon of algorithm keepers.  Still at #3 nationally for PROFESSIONAL WEB CONSULTING...Thank you Lord. 1st Page Google Image Hard work and perseverance pay off. I am proud to say after only a week of working on getting my site BACK to the top of the SE's (search engines) I have succeeded. (more…)