It has become recently fashionable in the SEO sector to kick Wix, sorry to pile on, but Wix SEO is a bit of a joke frankly and I’m getting pretty annoyed with their practices and a particular YouTube campaign they are running. Wix has been bombarding me (anyone else?) with ads from Karli Kloss about Read more about Why Wix Is Bad At SEO[…]
We recently received a request from a client to migrate their old website to a new platform. We were already considering using Google Sites and after reading Mike Blumenthal’s post on the number of sites created with Google My Business we decided to check out this new feature to see if it is worth recommending Read more about Build A Free Website With Google My Business[…]
Users of webmaster tools can see how Google crawls and renders their URLs with the assistance of the “Fetch as Google” tool. Working the same as Googlebot, the tool enables users to check for issues such as blocked resources and to verify that Google is able to render dynamic content correctly to play a role Read more about Fetch as Google: Seeing Your Website as Google Sees It[…]
Our SEO Audit for buddingSTEM found some quick wins for search traffic and some ideas for long-term online marketing strategy.
Keyword research to target searches that match your business goals is a key step in developing an online marketing strategy.
Technically, HTML and CSS are free, you only need a text editor to create a webpage, but that only works if you know some HTML and you still need to pay for hosting. Having a website is no longer a nice extra, it is a necessity. The downside of free websites are the limitations. Most Read more about Six Free Website Builders[…]
Yes, stuff like this matters. It matters because the programmers at Google designed the search engine to recognize and search for programming syntax and the underscore is common in programming languages. Google is still a dumb robot, it is getting better at understanding the intricacies of language, but it is still just a program that Read more about Hyphens vs Underscores[…]
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 Read more about Is it better to have keywords in the URL path or filename?[…]
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 Read more about MediaTemple Acquired By GoDaddy[…]
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 Read more about Inconsistent Data Within Google Webmaster Tools & Analytics[…]
When you hear, “Rank #1 In Google Guaranteed!”, you need to know that you are being sold. And by sold, I mean lied to.
Google released a FAQ on Authorship and some of the finer points of implementing it into the real world.
Chances are you have run into spam. Crappy text, crappy links for cheap viagra or Louis Voutton handbags, endless cycles of page redirects like a labyrinth. Google has a preference for dealing with things algorithmically, but there has always been a strong suspicion that Google took manual action to fight spam or to even ‘penalize’ Read more about All About Spam[…]
Kind of an old video, but here is a rel=”author” description and implementation as told by a couple of developers from Google geeking out over HTML 5 design standards. That markup needs to be added to a link to your Google+ profile from your site, and your profile needs to show that you are a contributor Read more about How To Add Google Authorship To Your Web Site[…]
Just a day? “I wouldn’t worry about that much.” You will get those messages from Googlebot time to time. What you should worry about is if your site experiences frequent outages, despite length, because you never know when your site could be trafficked do you? That would be incredible information to know. It’s poor user experience Read more about If my site goes down for a day, does that affect my rankings?[…]