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How Apple Is Changing The Mobile Internet

Remember back when Google focused on the user? Back before organic results were overtaken with PPC ads and knowledge graphs – and back before ads triggered by last night’s searches? It was a simpler time. Apple’s bold new moves hearken back to this simpler time, and their emphasis on user experience is likely to be […]

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The Constant Evolution of Google: What’s In, What’s Out

Google is constantly evolving, as the internet itself has evolved. Some of the many questions Google has asked to keep itself relevant include: How are people searching? How should results be formatted? How many answers does the user want? Are recommendations from friends helpful in this search? Is this a local search? Website Quality Google […]

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The SEO Implications of Getting “Hacked”

Websites are increasingly being hacked on autopilot. Intruders are using scripts to crawl the web and infect sites using outdated or insecure software. Including plugins, add-ons, and themes. Security is necessary for web marketing to be successful, and SEO is particularly vulnerable. 1. Spammy Content Intruders typically want to use a website’s existing authority in […]

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Google’s “Quality Update” Rewards Positive Behavior

Google’s updates have been focused around penalizing bad behavior: low quality links, duplicate or thin content, ad heavy pages, doorway pages, and more. But at the beginning of May, a mysterious Google update was released that looks to be more focused on boosting the right sites. Google officially claimed there was no update, then later […]

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Conversion is King

Content is helpful, but conversion is everything. The point of content – and usability in general – is to meet business objectives. Any business objective can be a conversion of sorts: bookmarking, social sharing/liking, video views, time on site, lead generation, add to cart, and hopefully even completing the sale! By measuring each step, brands can understand […]

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Kick-Start Your SEO in 2015

The search engine optimization (SEO) industry has certainly evolved these last few years. The many Google updates – and their sometimes heavy-handed penalties – in addition to an explosion of mobile traffic have shaped the rules for SEO and online marketing. When we look at what’s working at the end of 2014, we see just […]

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April 2015 Did you survive Google’s Mobile-pocalypse?

One of Google’s largest updates in years happened last month. Did your mobile rankings survive what many were hailing as the end times for mobile traffic? It may not be as bad as expected for your site – but certainly beaware of the risks and rewards to make an informed decision. Here are some questions […]

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Google, The Internet Police Force, Aims At Mobile

Google is quickly becoming the self-appointed internet police force. To be fair, it sure is nice to have Google warn us when a website may be compromised and spreading malware. Google recently gave some false positives, but otherwise does a good job of keeping the internet a safe and happy place. Now Google is going […]

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