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For the Month: April 2009
So You Want to Be an SEO Pro?

So You Want to Be an SEO Pro?

Post Date
Apr 21, 2009

Today I want to talk about becoming an SEO professional. People ask me all the time, “How did you become an SEO professional?” My answer is usually, “It’s complicated.”

With the way the economy is going, and the fact that there aren’t really any classes …

Spying on Your Site’s Search Competition

Spying on Your Site’s Search Competition

Post Date
Apr 13, 2009

Now that you’ve identified your top search competitors, it’s time to go behind enemy lines to do some spying on your site’s search competition.

This sort of spying has become a part of the web’s culture and is quite common in SEO. Since the inception …

10 Plugins That Every WordPress Blog Should Utilize

10 Plugins That Every WordPress Blog Should Utilize

Post Date
Apr 9, 2009

WordPress is in my experience, the#1 blogging and free website platform out there. There are many others like WordPress, such as Blogger, SquareSpace, TypePad, Moveable Type, etc. However, the open-source capabilities and the vast community of users that WordPress offers far exceeds that of their …

Understanding Keyword Competition & Ranking Time

Understanding Keyword Competition & Ranking Time

Post Date
Apr 7, 2009

One of the biggest questions I get as an SEO pro is, “How long is it gonna take to rank?” This is generally the spot where much new SEO business is won or lost. This is where having an understanding of a keyword’s competitiveness can …

Google’s 10-Pack Update & It’s Impact on Local Search

Google’s 10-Pack Update & It’s Impact on Local Search

Post Date
Apr 3, 2009

Google is now showing the Local 10-pack listings for broader search terms with no geo-tag. This was first discovered by Florist SEO Watch on March 28. This shift will dramatically affect local data and its impact on search.

This new 10-pack appears to be instituted …

Identifying Your Search Competitors

Identifying Your Search Competitors

Post Date
Apr 2, 2009

I wanted a picture depicting researching search competition, but competing in an arm wrestling match just seems so much cooler…

In SEO, being able to identify your competitors is very important and should be a high priority. By identifying your competitors, you will be able …

Checking Your Site’s Current Optimization Level

Checking Your Site’s Current Optimization Level

Post Date
Apr 1, 2009

In this article, I’d like to talk about the steps to check your website’s current optimization level. Our goal is to see if your website’s SEO is up to par or not? If you haven’t been following read about checking your site’s inbound links.

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