Topic: SEO

SEO Mystery

SEO Mystery

Published November 12, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I recently wrote about my 4 month hiatus from blogging. I wrote about a bunch of excuses alluding to why I had stopped. Life had gotten too busy…I didn’t have time to blog anymore…something had to give…blah blah blah. That was all true, but there was another significant contributing factor. My traffic had plummeted, for […]

It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon: Content Marketing 101

It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon

Published October 21, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Pardon my running pun, I’ve recently started to call myself a “runner” so I think I’m qualified to use that bad cliche. Over the weekend, I had a discussion with some friends about starting a business online and what it would take. It occurred to me that I’ve been reading other marketers and entrepreneurs writing […]

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews, Among Other Bad SEO Practices

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews

Published June 2, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Two weeks ago, I attended a local Google Partners Connect gathering and watched three Google product-themed presentations. Overall, it was clear that this was Google providing a service to agencies in an attempt to get more small and medium businesses interested in using their’s tools and services – namely AdWords. Fred Vallaeys, Co-Founder of Optmyzr […]

What Will SEO Look Like in 2018? 1 Year Follow Up

What Will SEO Look Like in 5 Years? 1 Year Later Follow Up

Published May 8, 2014 by Brad Knutson

5 Marketers Reflect On Their 5 Year Predictions 1 Year Later One year ago today I asked the question “What Will SEO Look Like 5 Years From Now?” to a handful of industry experts. Each marketer comes from a slightly different background, and each of them had a unique answer. There were some common themes […]

10 Ways Marketers Can Use NerdyData

10 Ways Marketers Can Use NerdyData

Published December 6, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you haven’t heard of NerdyData yet, you are missing out. NerdyData is a self-proclaimed “Search Engine for Source Code.” Unlike other search engines, NerdyData lets you search the source of websites for things that normal search engines would miss. You can search for chunks of javascript, CSS, HTML elements, you name it. As Marketers, […]

15 Free SEO Tools For Evaluating Your Clients

15 Free SEO Tools for Evaluating Your Clients

Published October 23, 2013 by Brad Knutson

The ability to evaluate a clients website quickly and efficiently could be the difference between winning that prized client or losing them to a competitor. A lot of SEOs and agencies have tools at there disposal to analyze certain aspects of a potential clients website, some of them premium tools. What about small time operations, […]

The SEO Apocalypse: Living in a (not provided) World

SEO Apocalypse - (not provided)

Published September 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Queue REM’s infamous track “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” With recent speculation that Google is moving to 100% encrypted search, marketers and SEOs alike are planning for the worst, and wondering what is next. I think people are overreacting just a little bit. Google has been ramping up (not provided) […]

The Social Media Marketer’s Guide to Efficiency

A Social Media Marketer's Guide to Efficiency

Published August 29, 2013 by Brad Knutson

The prospect of “doing social media” for a living is one that has always interested me. I spend so much time on social media already, I might as well get paid for it! The trouble is finding a job where someone will actually pay you to Tweet and post things on Facebook all day. The […]

Graph Search Optimization

Graph Search Optimization

Published August 7, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Earlier today, Facebook officially rolled out graph search for everyone in US English. The news was widely circulated amongst social media and marketing circles, but it seems to have been brushed off by regular folks, and chalked up as just another minor Facebook update. Just another Facebook update? Social search is something that inherently makes […]

Schema.org Markup for Small Businesses

Schema.org Markup for Small Businesses

Published July 24, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Schema.org markup is set of structured HTML tags that are recognized by search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Yandex to generate search results that make it easier for users to find what they are searching for. That is the long-winded technical explanation. Scheme.org says: Many sites are generated from structured data, which is […]

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