How SEO Advice is Making People Go Bonkers Over Links!

I wasn’t planning to blog today, but after reading at least two dozen emails in the past week about link removal requests, penalties, using the Google’s disavow tool and sheer confusion about search engine rankings, I want to share my thoughts and opinions. One thing is very clear.  The Google updates in the last two […]

Another Google Update Plus 8 SEO Takeaways You Can’t Miss!

It was another busy weekend for Google’s algorithm. Penguin 2.1 rolled out and frustrated even more website owners who lost traffic. On the flip side, others celebrated gains after recovering from previous penalties. If you’re having trouble keeping up with all the Google changes and what they mean, this post will catch you up. 1. […]

My Niche Site Experiment: Rankings After Nearly One Month

I just want to update you on the niche website I started in July. At the time I’m writing this, it’s almost been a month since I launched and I’m already ranking for the main phrase I’m targeting. In case you missed my initial post on my website experiment, my goal is to rank on […]

Are SEO Plugins Overrated in 2013? Whaddya Think?

To answer my own question… Yes.  I do think they are overrated. Now, pump your brakes. I’m not saying they are completely worthless, I just think some people assume they are THE definitive answer to some massive search engine ranking increase. The Advantages SEO plugins can be useful when they provide additional reporting features, display […]

Update: 150,000 Monthly Page Views – STILL No Backlink Building

You may remember my post from last August titled 100,000 Monthly Page Views & No Backlink Building. So I wanted to update you on the traffic to my hidden WordPress website I created in 2011 that I have been using to test how much organic traffic I can build without chasing backlinks. It’s been six […]

Stop. Feel Like You’re Marketing With a Blindfold On? Not Getting Results? Here’s Help!

Hold it.  Let’s put on the brakes for a moment. After totaling up the amount of hours you spent marketing your site last week, you discover you’ve spent 4 hours on blog commenting, 3 hours posting to Facebook, 3 hours on Pinterest and 2 hours on article submissions. It’s been at least four months since […]

Did Google Kill The Niche Site Model?

For the last two weeks, the Net has been buzzing with chatter about the latest Google algorithm shake-ups. This time there were 3 fairly big updates that rolled out over the span of 10-12 days. So in case you missed it, here’s a recap… On September 27/28th, Google launched an EMD update (Exact Match Domain) […]

How to Display Google Custom Search Results In WordPress (Video)

It’s no secret that the default WordPress search engine leaves much to be desired. It prioritizes recency over relevancy, which makes for some odd results at times.  And to make matters worse, some themes display full posts instead of traditional results.  I find that to be limiting for the user experience. So the best remedy […]