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3 Ways Chronology Cuts Out the Competition and Boosts Rankings

Nothing is more frustrating when you’re attempting to research a current topic than getting results that are clearly outdated. I’m constantly adding dates to the beginning or the end of my search terms yet […]

Understanding Crawl Budgets and How to Increase Your Website Crawl Budget with Google

Google admitted in their Webmaster Central Blog on January 16, 2017, that they don’t have an official “crawl budget definition”, indicating that a single term would not suffice. They went on to indicate that […]

SEO Voice Search Trends in 2017

There’s a lot of discussion lately about SEO for voice search and how it’s going to change SEO in many aspects. I tend not only to agree but to also suggest that the acoustic […]

What is OSCP and How Does It Secure My Website with HTTPS?

When was the last time you thought about your website’s security?

If not recently, maybe now is the time. Both Chrome and Firefox are getting close to releasing the newest versions of their browsers that […]

Is Your Website Being Marked as Not Secure in Chrome?

The Chrome 56 Update
Google has taken a very strong stance on website security over the last couple years and very soon its latest update will hit the web.

Set to release sometime late January 2017, […]

Top 8 Ways to Rejuvenate Old SEO Content for New Exposure

Looking for some new SEO content techniques to improve your company exposure and bolster your overall SEO strategy as a result? Rejuvenating older SEO content articles and re-purposing the wealth of knowledge in those […]

Your Guide to the Google Interstitial Ads Penalty Update

We’ve all seen them. The annoying popup ad layered over the page of a website which prevents us from reading the content after we’ve followed a link on our mobile device.

Google has decided that […]

SEO in 2017 and Beyond: The Numbers Game

So what did we learn about SEO in 2016 that we can carry over into the New Year and improve our SERP positioning? We learned numbers! Lots of numbers!

I think that the most interesting […]

Voice Activated SEO Strategy for Google Home Device

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant. You can ask it questions or tell it to do things, much like the Google Search function on your computer or phone, but in […]

What Does it Take to Rank #1 on Google?

According to marketing consultant Mathew Barby in his recent article How to Rank Number One in Google: A Study of 1 Million Pages, some of the most common elements of top ranking websites in […]