Entries Tagged as 'Search Engine Ranking Factors'

How to Do Local Search Engine Optimization by Yourself – Get Rid of the Zip Code Search

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Zip Code Map

I recently got an email from a reader asking me for some quick advice on his website which was a local directory of a specific kind of business. I only had a minute but I wanted to give him something that would be helpful. I scanned his site and immediately noticed that the only way [...]

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Tags: Local Search · Search Engine Ranking Factors

The Perfect #1 Ranking In Google For Halloween

November 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

A day late but it’s still beautiful to behold the magic of search engine optimization. Check out my latest #1 ranking in Google: search death locations Believe it or not someone just found my blog via this search. Whoever you are don’t do it! Think of rainbows and flowers and little babies in their booties [...]

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How to Rank #1 in Online Yellow Pages

October 23rd, 2007 · 10 Comments

Center Point

This one’s a little crazy, but it’s guaranteed to get you local search traffic. The good news about many online yellow pages sites is that their formulas for displaying results are a lot easier to figure out than Google’s. My personal favorite is the “distance sort” result. When you search Yellowpages.com for “pizza” in “Pleasanton, [...]

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Tags: Local Search · Search Engine Ranking Factors · Yellow Pages

The One Thing A Small Business Can Do To Get Found in Google

October 12th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Woman Screaming

I am a big fan of figuring out how to get potential customers cost-effectively via search engines and other kinds of sites with a lot of users. I should be – that’s what I do for a living. But what about my friend Sandy who has a small “brief therapy” business and spent a bunch [...]

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Tags: Local Search · ReachLocal · Search Engine Ranking Factors

#1 Search Engine Ranking Factor: SEO QA

October 8th, 2007 · 57 Comments

No SEO QA Traffic Graph

In April of 2007, Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz.org published the results of a survey of top SEOs regarding what they believed were the top search engine ranking factors. It was pretty interesting stuff, but something happened recently that reminded me that all of these top SEOs totally missed the boat – none of them mentioned [...]

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Take Back Your Reputation From The Online Yellow Pages: Just Say No to NoFollow!

October 1st, 2007 · 25 Comments

Here’s part II of what I’ll be talking about at SMX Local in a few minutes. So you’re a business and you have a local website or websites you like (or don’t like but have been successful at not dealing with that issue). Your business info is listed all over the Web. You’re on a [...]

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