I saw an interesting question recently: a mattress company with over 100 Google reviews wants to know why they don’t come up in the 3 pack map. When they search for mattress company related keywords close to their location, the Google 3 pack map shows businesses farther away. These other companies have far less Google […]
Today’s question is, “What criteria does Google look at when they are trying to figure out the last time a blog post or article was updated?” “I have some blog posts that need updating. Some need a few tweaks. Others need major overhauls.” “But I need to know what they are looking for when reconsidering […]
In certain cases, Google will rewrite your title tags and meta descriptions in search results. We look at some reasons the Google algorithm will choose to do this.
I want to talk about a thread I saw in one of the Reddit SEO channels, a question about the ROI of a mobile-friendly website. This is a paraphrase of what the original poster asked, but it went something like this. “Our website is not mobile-friendly right now. If we make our website mobile-friendly, how […]
For the past couple of years, we’ve been working closely with manufacturing, industrial, and blue-collar SEO clients. There are three factors which don’t get talked about, which help determine the success of any SEO campaign. Now, these aren’t factors like quality content, incoming back links, or user experience design — what we call the three […]
Google has said publicly that two of the most important SEO ranking factors are the content of your website and the link profile of your website. Links from other websites to yours have been as a proxy for site authority and relevance by search engines for many years. In order for incoming links to have […]
It’s frustrating when you create great content, but the SEO gods aren’t smiling on your website. Here’s a guide of what to look for when your best content isn’t ranking.
Recently, I had a chance to do a presentation for the Nevada County Online Meetup. This was a deep dive on SEO, which included a presentation, and answering questions from the audience, during a lunch and learn. Fortunately, this presentation was videotaped for posterity, and is available on the NCO YouTube channel. What I wanted […]
What is searcher intent? Searcher intent is the task that a user wants to accomplish at the end of a Google search. By pattern matching what’s already ranking, we increase the probability a given page will rank higher.
If your website is built on WordPress, you have probably used the Yoast SEO plugin. Yoast SEO is the number one SEO helper plugin for WordPress, (and they also have a module for Drupal). Here’s how it works. For each page or article you edit, you set a focus keyword phrase. Yoast SEO gives you […]