Anyone who’s attempted to optimize a site and rank on Google for multiple business locations knows how much a challenge it can be, especially when competing against other sites that are just in that one location. Here are a few tips for optimizing multiple business locations on your website [Read more…]
I saw this question on a forum in an internet marketing think tank that I help moderate on Facebook.
Does anyone have an opinion on whether there is benefit to underlining or bolding keywords in a post to help with on page SEO? I don’t like how it looks visually but wonder if doing so gives content more of that “google juice”.
This video by Matt Cutts hints at an answer [Read more…]
Saw this video featuring Matt Cutts on an article at Search Engine Journal today.
He’s letting webmasters know that more pages on your website does not equal higher ranking on Google and advises against creating more pages with that goal in mind.
People won’t like you more because you talk whether you have something to say or not, so why should Google like you more for having more pages? They’ve been telling webmasters to focus on writing quality content that’s useful and interesting to people for years. Think about your website users and what they are interested in and want to see. Keep in mind what search engines are looking for, but write for people always.
I got an interesting (and amusing) email this morning through my website contact form, from an SEO professional pitching his services to help me rank on Google. It looked something like this:
Hi there, My name is Bill and I’m an SEO (search engine optimization) specialist. I’ve been looking through your site for a while and taking a look at your keyword rankings in Google and I believe we can easily work together. [Read more…]
Q&A: How to rank on Google for local search?
Someone asked a good question this morning in a Facebook help group for Internet Marketing that I participate in:
“Is the general consensus that you can’t do a lot to get listed within a (search) result (‘Dentist Woodridge” for example’)? Or are there steps that greatly improve your odds? I used to think reviews were huge – but the more results I see the less reviews (if any) the other listings have” [Read more…]