Apple Introduces Maps Connect: Manage Your Listing

Today Apple came out with some really cool news that will put some people’s frustrations with Apple maps aside. If you have ever had to try to get a new business listed on Apple Maps you may have previously had to jump through some hoops and then hurry up and wait until you showed up. […]

Yext Duplicate Suppression Analysis

In the local SEO game having consistent, accurate, and singular citations is essential to the success of your local SEO campaign. Removing duplicate citations has always been a problem in the local SEO realm. It’s such a large problem that will hurt your local SEO campaign that I even wrote a 6,000+ word article on […]

What to Know About HTTPs Protocol for SEO

On August 6th, 2014  Google announced that HTTPs Protocol  is going to be used as a ranking signal. While this is a reason to pay attention to securing your website, it’s a small ranking signal only affecting fewer than 1% of search queries globally. So, don’t make this transition strictly for better rankings. You’ll likely […]

The End of Google Authorship: The Pros and Cons

A three year implementation of Google Authorship came to an end In late August of this year. If you’re confused about what authorship was and why it mattered, the previous link is a great place to start. Below, our team of SEOers have have shared their thoughts on the end of authorship, what it means […]

Most Notable Penalties Delivered by Google

Google’s update names: Panda, Penguin, Venice and Pigeon. Thanks to Guillaume Bouchard and his 2012 post about How Google names is updates and products we know the origin of Google’s naming of their updates. Though the names may not be intimidating, the results of the penalties and guideline violations can be. We have worked with many […]

Pigeon Update: Crap One Month Later & What You Can Do

Just over a month ago on July 24, 2014, Google released an update to their local algorithm dubbed Pigeon. When this algorithm was released Google started taking more traditional organic signals into consideration for the local ranking factors. Whenever there is a major algorithm update you can generally expect to see some crap results for […]

Using Lastpass for Easy Citation Building: Local SEO

Building citations for local SEO is an important task that everyone involved in local SEO needs to be aware of. Not only do you need to build strong citations, you also need to make sure they’re 100% correct when you’re building them. Creating inconsistencies in the data by using incorrect information can create a real local […]

How to Make Contact Form 7 Contact Emails Awesome

Typically, I focus on how to make the front end of a contact form more attractive to visitors, focusing on conversion rate optimization and making sure it is an enticing call to action. But we often forget to consider formatting the contact form emails that are sent once we get conversions. Though this is not a ranking factor, the […]

July 2014 Pigeon Local Search Update Analysis

**Updated 7/25/14 at 10:00AM Earlier yesterday I started to see results for a keyword I search regularly, “Denver SEO”. Typically this result only displays organic results and I haven’t seen a local result for this since September 2013 when Mike Blumenthal called out spammy queries after a major local update. Google was quick to tackle these spammy queries, […]

Yext Duplicate Suppression Overview: Good or Bad?

Editor’s Note: This article has since been updated after speaking with Christian Ward at Yext and testing the duplicate suppression process. I will be publishing a follow up piece soon. Recently I published a post on Moz.com about how to clean up your citations and increase your local SEO presence. In this article I covered […]

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