Wednesday, October 08, 2014

good-tool-from-Google-pagespeed-insights

The following is a very useful tool from Google that will help you optimize your web pages for speed on all devices.  This is the best tool I have seen for this and Google offers many useful insights and ideas to help webmasters.  This is one of Google's best products.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Link-Building-Techniques-and-Strategies

Link Building Techniques and Strategies
We receive thousands of phone calls and emails every year, about SEO and link building techniques. Eighty percent or more of the people contacting us have terribly wrong ideas about what works and what is important for outstanding results in the major search engines. Below are details, samples, and history of people contacting us with their requirements. Hopefully, you will find useful SEO information that will help your company grow and increase your profits.


Many people phone our company saying, " I need low cost SEO, low quality backlinks, and tons of cheap links. "

I respond, "Why?".... They say, "I want to out rank my competitors."
They think it is a pure numbers game, all links are equal and you get more and you win.  This is the wrong link building strategy, and these "cheap low quality techniques" may cause your website to be penalized by Google.

They want fast outstanding results; they want to be #1 for competitive keyword phrases in 1-5 months.

Friday, October 03, 2014

matthew-mcconaughey-motivational-video-sales-marketing

This is an interesting motivational video from Matthew McConaughey to a sports team.  Most motivational videos like this can be applied to business, marketing and sales. 
E.g. Why are you in this business?
What motivates you to be successful?

Why do you play the game?
What drives your desire to excel and be the best at what you do?

Monday, September 22, 2014

funny-yet-shows-how-super-powerful-the-apple-brand-is

This is a very funny video created before Apple announced its watch is coming out.
The first weekend sales of the iphone 6 is over 10,000,000 units sold.
This is off the charts record breaking success for Apple.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

how-can-google-analytics-and-webmaster-tools-work-together

Perhaps many people that work at Google believe I could never write a positive article about how good Google is.

Well I can and it is true, Google is fantastic with many of the products and services related to search that they have created over the last ten years.

I suggest everyone read these two excellent articles by Google:

1. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1120006?hl=en&ref_topic=2370569

2. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1213138?hl=en&ref_topic=2370569

My Company is going to try what is discussed in these Google webmaster answers above.
We will report back to you with how well it works after we test it out on several sites.

I prefer to see all the data integrated together and I am sure most people prefer this so that is probably why Google did it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

online-password-manager-increases-SEO-productivity

Using a good simple online password manager will help your productivity and this also applies to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and marketing in general.

Everyone I talk with has 10, 20, 50+ different logins and passwords.  E.g. Websites, GoDaddy, Gmail, Banks, Google Adwords, PayPal, Bill Payments, Fidelity, SEO tools, etc.

Nowadays you should have a complex password that is different for each account you login to.

Password managers store all your passwords in an encrypted database that only you can access to prevent them from being stolen. For even greater identity protection, Online Password Manager stores your passwords in a secure password vault in the cloud. Even if your computer is hacked or you accidentally download malware, scammers will not be able to get to your passwords because they are not on your computer.
How does one manage this and check their logins and passwords from from any device from anywhere in the world?

The answer is:

www.OnlinePasswordManager.org 

We also own www.OnlinePasswordManager.com and it forwards to the .org

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SEO-Process-Overview

The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) process is an ongoing continuing process that we perform every day for our clients. It is possible to become very successful with top natural/organic SEO rankings, as most (68% to 90%) searchers skip the paid ads. This large range is highly keyword dependent, e.g. if someone is searching for "buy refrigerator" vs. "what is George Washington's birthday". People searching to buy a new refrigerator have a higher probability of clicking on a paid Google Ad, then someone searching for George Washington's birthday.
The other major benefit of natural or organic #1 rankings is you do not have to pay per click.  Google Adwords can run as high as $182+ per click for highly competitive keyword phrases.
It is very important to stay with SEO methodologies long term in order to achieve the desired results.  If you stop this process your web traffic and rankings will drop, and it may be difficult to recover previous top rankings.
You can not turn natural SEO on and off like you can for Google Adwords.
Also website owners that jump around from SEO Company to SEO Company are in danger of being penalized by Google.
Google is very complex and secret so no one can claim to be 100% accurate as to why Google makes the decisions it does.  However we do know that Google has many different types of penalties some of which are manual and some of which are automated via advanced software algorithms.
The quality of your backlinks and the longer your backlinks are aged, make up major factors in the Google software ranking algorithms.  Please remember if you lose important authoritative backlinks, then you must start the aging process over from the starting line.  Besides losing PageRank, this also brings suspicion from Google, and you do not want that to happen.  Google detects all these changes looking for unnatural suspicious activities.

SEO methodology Overview

Saturday, September 13, 2014

list-of-directory-submission-sites-that-google-likes

By Tom Forrest
List of Directory Submission Sites.
List of directories that Google likes and that follow Google Guidelines.

Over the last few years Google has cracked down on web directories that violate Google guidelines.  You should not place your website on any free and low quality directories, you need fewer directory listings with better quality in order to be successful with Google and Bing.

So I decided I should give people a list of Internet directories that Google thinks are valid and that if you obtained a listing from these directories it would help you with direct traffic generation and also as a "good" backlink as far as Google is concerned.

1.     http://www.Clasione.com
2.     http://www.AllBusinessNow.com
3.     http://vlib.org
4.     http://www.picknbuy.com
5.     http://www.ipl.org
6.     http://www.seekon.info
7.     http://www.JoeAnt.com
8.     http://www.dmoz.org
9.     http://www.botw.org
10.   http://www.stpt.com
11.   http://MedicalHealthSites.com
12.   http://www.HealthFitnessNutrition.org
13.   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
14.   http://www.SearchPure.org

Comments from Matt Cutts of Google on what to consider when submitting to a Directory.
When considering submitting to a directory, I’d ask questions like:
- Does the directory reject urls?
If every url passes a review, the directory gets closer to just a list of links or a free-for-all link site.
- What is the quality of urls in the directory?
Suppose a site rejects 25% of submissions, but the urls that are accepted/listed are still quite low-quality or spammy. That doesn’t speak well to the quality of the directory.
- If there is a fee, what’s the purpose of the fee?
For a high-quality directory, the fee is primarily for the time/effort for someone to do a genuine evaluation of a url.
Matt Cutts, Google