Blog: SEO

Did the Google Search Quality Raters Visit Your Site?

What are the Google Quality Search Rater Guidelines? They are a checklist given to Google independent contractors, who are tasked with scoring the search results that Google returns for certain search phrases. If you want to see the Search Quality Rater Guidelines, there’s a link here. They were last updated publicly on July 20, 2018. […]

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Should You Change the Publish Date of a Post for SEO?

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 […]

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Presentation: Deep Dive on SEO (for Nevada County Online)

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 […]

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Why Creating More Content Will Improve Your Search Traffic

There’s a practical reason why creating more content for your site usually results in more organic search traffic. It’s a numbers game. The more content you write, the more keywords you are likely to rank for. You might be familiar with the Pareto Principle, which says that 80% of your results will come from 20% of your efforts. How do you know which 20% of your content is going to drive 80% of your traffic?

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3 Things Manufacturing Companies Must Understand About SEO

If you’re competing against industrial brands that existed decades before the internet, you probably have an uphill battle. Newer companies generally don’t have as strong a brand as older companies. By improving your website in specific ways, you stand a better chance of winning the long-term battle for search results, rankings, and search traffic.

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