We Don’t Do Web Design

When I tell people that SEO Bandwagon doesn’t do web design I get wide eyed, mouth agape, stares from potential clients. I actually had to add a category to my blog just for this post. It makes sense after I explain it. Design takes a lot of time, getting client input, laying out the design, […]

WordPress 3.8 Released

This is possibly the best WordPress update ever. WordPress 3.8 (aka “Parker”) has a redesigned interface on the admin panel. Pretty much everything is where is used to be, but it is better executed and makes the old one really look old. Open Sans as a typeface really looks good. Nice and clean. The theme viewer […]

Content Lessons From Epic Resignation Video

You may have seen this epic resignation video from a few months back. We’ve probably all had jobs like that, you raise your hand to offer a suggestion as an improvement that gets interpreted as criticism and now you’ve got an adversarial relationship at the workplace over something trivial. How exactly do you tell your […]

If I write about another article, where should I link to the original source?

Good question, I’ve had questions about how to cite Internet resources on American Soccer News and also on this blog. Matt Cutts does mention his own personal preference for linking at the top of the post, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything as far as Google is concerned. You need to cite resources effectively for your readers […]

Shopping Cart Abandonment

A customer puts a product in the basket and then leaves, what’s up with that? Clearly interested in the product, but the purchase isn’t completed. This is just part of the online shopping process now. Customers are going to compare prices and see where they can get the best deal possible. Couple of major takeaways Shipping […]

Is it better to have keywords in the URL path or filename?

Matt Cutts is so funny. Pretending like this isn’t an important question by falling asleep. And then say one looks spammy. You card. Do what makes sense and is easy for you and your users to navigate. Same goes for sub-domains vs. folders. If you have a good reason to run a subdomain then you […]

MediaTemple Acquired By GoDaddy

Hosting companies aren’t perfect. No company is. But sometimes they are especially flawed. GoDaddy is one of those companies. It’s not so much their business, it’s everything else. @mediatemple @portentint just read the comments. #ouch — SEO Bandwagon (@SEOBandwagon) October 15, 2013 Someone at the MediaTemple replied to me on their Twitter feed. The blog […]

Is Google Vulnerable?

Google has been a darling of the Internet since it’s launch in 1998. Innovative, slick, smart, easy, and relevant. Google worked hard to make the Internet a better place and has succeeded largely offering many free products for webmasters to improve the user experience of everyone using the Internet. Despite the obvious search bar on […]

Should SEO Be Renamed?

Search Engine Optimization is the long form of the dreaded acronym of SEO with a long history of nefarious characters and scams along with porn, pills, & casinos, the original PPC, and that’s why. Dirty filthy money to be made. People’s deepest wishes “whispered” to a search engine. I think the search engine is the […]

What Are the Most Expensive AdWords Keywords?

The most expensive adwords clicks are typically for legal and financial related searches. Clients for mortgages and legal matters bring in more bucks and there are a more limited number. The economy as a whole is only going to sell so many houses and the courts can only handle so many cases. © 2011 WordStream, […]

Google+ Tips-The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers

Google+ Tips-The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers

Published on Aug 9, 2013 Google+ Tips video based on Mike Allton’s popular article “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers.” Effective Google Plussers uses these habits everyday. Are you practicing these habits on a daily basis? These are tips that can help you expand your influence, connect with new people, and show others […]

Inconsistent Data Within Google Webmaster Tools & Analytics

Secure search and keyword not provided has caused a pretty big shake up. Google’s answer to the lack of keyword data in Google Analytics is to go use the data that is in Google Webmaster Tools. Ok, there’s just one problem with that. Google Webmaster Tools for keyword data, 75% of impressions & 85% of […]

Our Best Blog Post So Far

Our Best Blog Post So Far

When you are running a start-up there are a lot of firsts and a lot of records set. Either way yesterday was a banner day for us a piece of content that we ran about what not to send out in a press release. I saw the initial piece on the The Next Web and […]

Local Man Has No Idea How To Press Release

Local Man Has No Idea How To Press Release Emergency Stop Button

Press releases have been re-purposed in the Internet era. Press releases only used to go out when you wanted to get a story in the newspaper. Newspapers always needed, and still need, copy to fill the space in-between the ads for their reading public. In the SEO world press releases were put out there when […]

Google Shifts to Hummingbird & 100% (not provided)

Google Hummingbird itself isn’t a big deal. It’s already been in place and rolled out and formally announced. The algorithm changes have been coming and Google telegraphs these updates before they happen so their users can adapt. If you have a forward-thinking strategy, the algorithm updates shouldn’t upset you too much. If you didn’t adopt […]

Comments Evolved for WordPress

comments evolved plugin for wordpress

There are several commenting options for WordPress: CommentLuv, Disqus, Facebook, Google+, IntenseDebate, Jetpack, Livefyre, and you can even use the (blah) native WordPress commenting system. They all work great, but they are all different online communities, and once you pick one, it’s tough to change, because of the risk involved alienating readers and users. Disqus has […]

Rank #1 In Google Guaranteed!

Rank #1 In Google Guaranteed!

When you hear, “Rank #1 In Google Guaranteed!”, you need to know that you are being sold. And by sold, I mean lied to.

Fresh Spam Comments

No Spam! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Going through comment spam is tedious and mundane, and I dislike it almost as much as I resist setting out to write. No one likes spam, but when my clients complain about getting spam comments I tell them that it is just a sign that you are doing something right, just DON’T APPROVE IT!!! Linking […]

Post to LinkedIn Company Page with Buffer

Buffer ♥ LinkedIn

It’s finally here. Buffer added support for LinkedIn Company Pages. The users of Buffer have been asking for this feature, and sure enough, the good people at Buffer responded. They had just added Google+ Pages support too, but that wasn’t good enough. Sure, Buffer was fine if you were a person and only needed to […]

Google Authorship Tips

Google released a FAQ on Authorship and some of the finer points of implementing it into the real world.

New Acquisition Under Our Boot

When SEO Bandwagon was started it was just an idea to come up with a clever name to make fun of everyone getting into the industry. A good way to expose shoddy, deficient, lackluster ‘SEO’ More like exposing spammers. When I struck out on my own as a SEO freelancer I used my personal brand […]