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…

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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.…

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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. https://youtu.be/971qGsTPs8M 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…

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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. https://twitter.com/SEOBandwagon/statuses/390163434525843456 Someone at the MediaTemple replied to me on their Twitter feed. The blog post does put a positive face on the…

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Entrepreneurship Gives Life Meaning [Entire Talk] David Friedberg The Climate Corporation

David Friedberg realized how many businesses lost money on account of the weather. He found a way to insure businesses against those losses. He's a billionaire now.He also bristles at buzzwords. Serial entrepreneur.   Transcript: Without further ado, David. Thank you. Hi. Thanks for coming in the rain. You know the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

https://youtu.be/K_vu7D7Rpos 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…

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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%…

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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…

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Local Man Has No Idea How To Press Release

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…

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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…

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Comments Evolved 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…

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Fresh Spam Comments

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,…

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Post to LinkedIn Company Page with Buffer

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…

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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…

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Will Google be evaluating the use of rel=”author” moving forward?

Yes. http://youtu.be/3QlY8ba0jYI The future is things, not strings. As in search strings. Things as in marked up things. Authors can lend authority to publications, it's not just about the domain name. These kind of common sense ideas will hopefully make for a better and more easy to understand web. Love…

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Yahoo! Tops Google Traffic August 2013

Did anyone feel a little earthquake last night? The unthinkable happened the other day. When ComScore released their monthly report on Internet traffic Google was off of it's top spot for the first time since 1998. That's quite a run. Yahoo! beat them. After you pick your jaws off the…

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LinkedIn Company Pages, Setup & Management

LinkedIn Company Pages are a completely different animal than the personal profile that we went over last week. Your LinkedIn profile is like your online resume, it's out there to get you interviews. Company Pages have a different audience unless you are marketing to HR managers and recruiters. It doesn't…

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5 Tips For Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn branded itself as the social network for professionals. It has outlasted MySpace, Friendster, and may yet outlast Facebook. Your LinkedIn profile is meant to highlight your work, not your weekend. The forthright counterpart to Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is not the place for a funny profile pic or even jokes…

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