You know you’ve got a problem with blogging when you’re high on nitrous oxide smelling the burning fragments of an old filling that’s being drilled and all you can think about is how this would make a great post about local search.
Here’s something that really chaps my hide – web designers who take advantage of a client’s general ignorance of how the Web works and use a client’s site to promote themselves at the expense of the client. Take my good friends over at The Cabinet Center. They wanted a nice flashy website to showcase their […]
If you’re reading this post there’s a good chance that you are a true innovator and at the forefront of whatever field you are working in (a little reader flattery never hurts). But it can be a little exhausting trying to come up with new, world-shattering ideas every day. So sometimes it’s a good strategy […]
If you’re not a provider of local search services you may want to skip this one as it’s very inside baseball. When I see someone blogging about geotargeting it usually refers to making sure that a site provides relevant information for the user’s physical location. However, some sites use a technique called “geotargeting location by […]
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 […]
There’s a great post on how small businesses can optimize for Google Univeral Search on TopRankBlog. I have some thoughts on this to share with you at a later date but for now this is a pretty good place to start.
Here’s a way to get your fair share of traffic from Google and then some. You may have noticed that Google serves up 3 local listings in its Web search results (results you get from searching via the Google.com home page among others) if G thinks you are searching for a yellow pages-like search. For […]
Gib Olander of Localeze, a business information provider to local search services, presented a concept at the SMX Local conference last week that I thought might be helpful for businesses who are trying to wrap their heads around how they can use search engines to drive qualified traffic to their sites.
It’s always preferable to get search engine users to find your site before they find an intermediary like an online yellow pages, but there also can be an advantage to using the SEO expertise of other sites to help you dominate search engine results pages (SERPs).I noticed a SEO company in Charlotte, NC, Top Rank […]
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 […]