Can Negative SEO affect your rankings?

Can Negative SEO affect your rankings?

Negative SEO First, let’s define negative SEO. Negative SEO is using “worst practice” SEO techniques on your competitors to create negative signals to Google. Depending on how strong these signals are, you can potentially cause an unsuspecting website to drop in rankings and therefore free up new slots on the first page of Google for […]

Google + to start showing ads

Google + to start showing ads

  In a recent release from Google ‘s adwords blog it appears what we have suspected for a while will soon become a reality.  Google is going to start showing their own version of Facebook ads on Google Plus.  It has not launched yet but Google is saying it will be a part of their Adwords […]

Does Domain Age and Registration Length Matter in SEO?

Does Domain Age and Registration Length Matter in SEO?

Straight From the Horses Mouth. I have read some difference of opinions online in regards to domain age and domain registration length effecting search rankings. Many SEO’s feel that both domain age and length of registration effect search engine rankings.  I am one of them.  This debate has been going on for years as Google, […]

Inside Look at a Google Search Meeting

Inside Look at a Google Search Meeting

As part of my daily reading I came across this unique video that takes the viewer behind the scenes into a Google Quality Search meeting.   One thing I liked was how informal this meeting was.  You can see  Amit Singhal who is Senior VP at Google mixed with what looks like recent college grads in a […]

How to add hReview to your website

How to add hReview to your website

Rich Snippets Google has been experimenting with rich snippets for quite a while now. Rich Snippets are extra media showing up in the SERP’s such as gold star reviews and author pics. There are several other categories of Rich Snippets but these were the two I targeted as they are most relevant for my clients. […]

Google Places: 5 reviews shows stars

Google Places: 5 reviews shows stars

Star Rating not showing up in Google Places A client of mine recently asked why his Places page wasn’t showing his star rating.  Most of his competitors were showing a star rating while his rating wasn’t showing at all.  He had 4 reviews which Google did show but the stars were not showing.  Maybe this […]

Landing Pages get more weight in Quality Score

Landing Pages get more weight in Quality Score

Google just announced that they have been testing for some time a change to the adwords QualityScore algorithm.  It seems that if your landing page is more relevant to your adword’s campaign keywords then it will be cheaper and easier to rank higher for your Pay Per Click campaign.  The quality of Landing Pages has always […]

Webmaster Tools meets Analytics

Webmaster Tools meets Analytics

In a recent post from Google’s Webmaster blog it now appears that we should start seeing webmaster tools information within Google Analytics.    This is a nice feature as I constantly trolled between the two for information panels.  Analytics will now feature 3 reports based on webmaster information: Queries: impressions, clicks, position, and CTR info […]