SEO

Identifying the Money Keywords for Affiliate Marketing & SEO

Keyword targeting can make all the difference in income when you work on SEO for an affiliate site that relies on SEO as the primary method of marketing. You have vanity terms, traffic terms, and then you have your words "money". Seeing SEO results requires a lot of work and a lot of time. So, how are you going to …


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Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up

As everyone in the research knows, Matt Cutts published a post last week – I'm paraphrasing – warning us that Google now consider "comments from guests of poor quality" will be spam according to their directions and will start acting in accordance with these beliefs. I do not plan to run this post entirely around this ad. If you have …


My “Meet the Search Engines” SMX West 2014 Takeaways

When I entered the "Meet the Search Engines" session at SMX, I certainly did not count the "live tweeter". Typically these sessions consist of Duane Forrester offering clear guidelines to rank well in Bing while Matt Cutts gives very vague answers as to ranking in Google. I have to say that although Matt – still vague at times – was …

What Happened When I Flipped a WordPress Based Site from http to https

In mid-July of 2015, I decided to return the Sugarrae.com website to https using SSL . Over the past eighteen months, Google has been striving to "make SSL succeed". They even said that this could give you a boost in ranking no doubt knowing that thousands of SEOs and owners would start returning their sites in the hope of gaining …

A Call for a Search Discussion – How Google Works

If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I sometimes complain about the current state of the industry – especially focused on what is happening for research and discussion these days. There is an impression that people want them to be given the fish – with little interest in learning how the person with the fish caught the …

Google Search Console – a Beginner’s Guide to Finding Actionable SEO Tasks

Google Search Console (GSC) can be a useful tool – provided you use it. This guide is not intended for advanced users or all GSC features. I am not trying to overwhelm you. Instead, we will review eight simple GSC functions that can provide you with some practical tasks that you can immediately begin to improve on your site's SEO. …

How to Make Your WordPress Website Secure (SSL) in 6 Steps

If you've considered search engine optimization as a promotional technique for your website, you've probably found the advice to secure your site Web an https: // appears in front of your URLs instead of http: //). Google insisted that all websites must be secure and even claims that sites using SSL have a slight boost over sites that do not. …