Topic: SEO

How To Claim Your Facebook Place Page

Claim Your Facebook Place Page

Published June 25, 2013 by Brad Knutson

For small businesses, setting up local profiles is an essential marketing activity, and can lead to some great returns. When considering local search listings, you’ll first want to consider where your users spend most of their time, and where they will be most likely to look for your product. Facebook should always be at the […]

Robot Wars: Robots.txt vs. meta robots

Robots.txt vs. meta robots

Published June 18, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I recently came across a site that had conflicts between the Robots.txt file and the on-page meta robots tag. It got me wondering which of the two holds the ultimate authority if there are conflicts. This may seem like common sense, but it may not be intrinsically clear to even the most advanced SEOs and […]

How To Generate Social Buzz

Generating Social Buzz

Published June 11, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you’ve ever had a blog post, article, video, or image go viral, you know the kind of impact it can have on your site traffic, marketing campaigns, sales, and more. Viral content can generate tons of backlinks to your content, improving your SEO, increasing your search traffic, generating more leads, and so on. That […]

Getting First Page Exposure Without First Page Authority

First Page Exposure

Published June 9, 2013 by Brad Knutson

More often than not, start-ups and new small businesses don’t have the domain authority to appear on the first page for their target keywords. This can be extremely frustrating for a business owner who is just starting out. Money is tight, and generating revenue is the top priority. Offline marketing campaigns always help, such as […]

Meta Tags Everyone Should Use

Meta Tags

Published May 21, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Everyone has seen meta tags in use, whether they realize it or not. Meta tags are all around us, and they make the web more easily consumable for search engines, bots and programs. Google uses meta descriptions when it produces it’s search results (although they have the liberty to change them to better fit the […]

Link Building Tactics That Are Not Future Proof

Link Building That's Not Future Proof

Published May 16, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Those familiar with SEO know that search engines (Google in particular) are constantly modifying their algorithms to devalue spam. The Google Penguin and Panda updates were attempts to penalize sites who built spammy links, paid for links, or used Black Hat SEO tactics to build inbound links to their sites. By “penalize” I mean reduce […]

PHP Permanent Redirect

PHP Permanent Redirect

Published May 14, 2013 by Brad Knutson

There comes a time when every webmaster must redirect one page to another. Perhaps the page has moved, or possibly the domain has changed. Whatever the reason, we need a way to redirect the old page to the new page. This redirect must be behind the scenes, and SEO friendly. Ideally, this would be done […]

Klout Releases Preview of Experts

Klout Experts

Published May 8, 2013 by Brad Knutson

It seems as though Klout is a polarizing tool in the SEO and marketing world. Google fanboys and girls seem to readily and easily dismiss Klout as a non-factor because of their lack of buy-in from Google, and the seemingly flawed integration with Google+. If you are familiar with Klout, and take a look at […]

What Will SEO Look Like in 5 Years?

What Will SEO Look Like In 5 Years?

Published May 8, 2013 by Brad Knutson

SEO in 5 Years? 5 Experts Weigh In I recently polled a handful of industry experts to find out what they thought SEO would look like in 5 years. What factors will be the most important? What current tactics will be a thing of the past? I asked each contributor to write a short paragraph […]

Building an SEO Friendly Landing Page

Building an SEO Friendly Landing Page

Published May 2, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When marketers are tasked with building a landing page (perhaps for a product release, a marketing or add campaign, or a micro-site) they often times farm out the design and development to outside vendors, and the result is a beautiful and functional landing page. These landing pages are very visually appealing, and sure to impress […]

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