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Will SEO Eventually Perish?

Will SEO Eventually Perish?

It seems like every time Google makes a small change to their SERPs, a group of technological Chicken Littles start reaching for their bullhorns to proclaim to the world, "SEO is dead!"

They were wrong when they said it about the Panda update. They were wrong when they said it about Hummingbird, too. The question remains: will the alarmists ever be right? Will Search Engine Optimization ever completely lose its viability? We sincerely doubt it, and we'll tell you why.

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DMOZ 2017: How to Get Listed

DMOZ 2017: How to Get Listed

In recent years, there has been plenty of debate across the SEO world on whether getting your website listed in a web directory confers any worthwhile ranking benefits. Let us just say that it's a question of relativity. There are web directories and then there is the open directory, better known as DMOZ. DMOZ is essentially the grand-daddy of all online directories. However, getting your website listed in the DMOZ directory is neither easy nor straightforward. In this guide, we will explore some of the tips, tricks and plain common sense approaches that have proven useful in getting a website listed on DMOZ in record time.

But let's cover the nitty-gritty first:

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SEO vs PPC SEO vs PPC

SEO vs PPC: The Difference Explained

With the new digital age upon us, search engine optimization is as vital as ever. From social media integration to mobile optimization, professional SEO services are designed to help ensure brand validity and higher visibility across Google and the Web. As part of any online search engine marketing or advertising campaign, clients need strong content that effectively attracts and engages new customers. Similarly, captivating and compelling website content must also be easy to scan and digest. This keeps visitors on pages longer – resulting in higher conversion rates and stronger leads and sales. As a form of SEO marketing, Pay per Click Management services can also secure recurring web traffic and business. There are, however, subtle differences between PPC and overall SEO services. 

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Recovering from Google Penguin with Link Removal Service

Recovering from Google Penguin with Link Removal Service

Google, in an effort to improve search engine results, constantly evaluates websites and their ranking algorithm to ensure the results users are receiving are of the highest quality. On April 24, 2012, the search engine giant released an algorithm update known as the “Penguin” update. This update was designed to target websites violating the webmaster guidelines established by the company. More specifically, it targeted websites with over-optimized backlink profiles.  Google estimates approximately three percent of search engine queries done in English were affected by the update. Another update, referred to as Penguin 1.1, followed the original on May 25, 2012 and another on October 5, 2012. Although fewer sites were affected with the subsequent updates, any site that was impacted by one of these changes may find they need help recovering from these penalties imposed by Google.

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What Does SEO Stand For?

What Does SEO Stand For?

Regardless of the the field you are in, what type of product or service you provide, or if you simply surf the web for personal use, it is tough not to notice the high instance of the three-letter acronym of SEO that perpetually pops up. Most curious minds want to learn more and wonder what does SEO stand for. 

So, What Does SEO Stand For?

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SEO & Google’s Mobile Search Update

SEO & Google’s Mobile Search Update

Is your website mobile friendly?  If not, now’s the time to give it some serious thought.  Up until recently, having a mobile-friendly website was simply an advantage over your competition.  However, this changed last week when Google announced that it’s going to start using mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor:

“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.”

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What is the Google Pigeon Update?

What is the Google Pigeon Update?

Google Pigeon is an update to the local ranking algorithm that Google launched on July 24th, 2014.  Google stated the purpose of the update was to provide more useful, relevant and accurate local search results. In addition, Google said that this new algorithm improves their distance and location ranking parameters.  Unlike other major updates that Google has implemented over the last couple of years, this update is not a penalty based update - it’s a change to the local search ranking algorithm itself.

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Rich Snippets:  An Overview

Rich Snippets: An Overview

As Google continues to enhance their search results for a better user experience, webmasters, business owners, and the like have been scrambling to keep up with the changes.  Back in 2009 Google introduced rich snippets on their Google Webmaster Blog, which to many was just a buzzword that made little sense and was not important enough to pursue. Today, rich snippets are an important part of the search engine result pages (SERPS) and something you do not want to ignore.

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Google Penguin 3.0 and How to Recover

Google Penguin 3.0 and How to Recover

In years past, it was very simple to rank a web site high atop Google's search results without devoting the time to creating relevant, high-quality content.

Google domination could be achieved with sneaky, underhanded tactics known as "black hat" search engine optimization.

Black hat SEO methods included stuffing keywords into the text of a web site as densely as possible, paying for hundreds (or thousands) of low-quality back links to your site from link farms, subscribing to blog networks to procure more back links, and primarily using keywords as anchor text for links.

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How Local SEO Benefits Your Small Business

How Local SEO Benefits Your Small Business

Each month there are more than one billion searches entered into the major search engines.  35% of these searches are from people looking for local merchants, so that means there are over 300 million people looking for products or services that YOU provide. Is your website being found? If not, it’s a bit of an understatement to say that you are missing out. 

Local SEO, or search engine optimization, allows you to reach potential customers in your geographical area. The majority of people searching for local businesses are ready to make a purchase.  In fact, more than 60% of local searches generate a sale. 

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