I wasn’t going to post anything today but I read a post about optimizing press releases via PRWeb on E:Visibility’s blog that I thought would be of interest for my readers. Here’s the quick summary: 1. Use Google Trends to target keywords for your press release 2. Google Trends shows you which cities generate the […]
I could use some Soup in New York, NY
A few months ago I noticed that Yelp, one of the media darlings of local search, had hired Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz to update their SEO strategy. As a former Yelp competitor I had spent a fair amount of time studying their local SEO tactics and I thought it might be helpful for my readers […]
Check out this forum filled with grumbling yellow pages advertisers. While the sentiment expressed in these conversations represents the opinion of only a handful of people, it seems like whenever I encounter small, local businesses I hear the same thing over and over. Regarding my post on Yellow Pages 3.0 and how these companies will […]
If you find yourself on a very early flight sitting next to a 91-year-old woman named “Whiskey” do not acknowledge her in any way as she will spend the whole flight trying to engage you in a conversation about how she knew Mike Wallace back in the 40’s, and no matter what, when she asks […]
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 […]
If you are thinking you need some help with search engine optimization you are probably also wondering when is the right time to bring SEO into the process? And the answer is…right now.
I am in the Minneapolis airport in between connecting flights and couldn’t resist adding my $0.02 to the Google Phone announcement and how it relates to local search. Here’s the (extremely uninformed) deal:
If you could only add one more keyword to your site I would strongly suggest you consider the word “coupons”. I am hard-pressed to think of any other term that carries so much SEO juice. Everyone likes a deal after all.
My brother, David, ran into Roger Daltrey while walking to work the other day and found him to be a very nice guy. That’s not always the case when the Punk meets the Godfather.