SEO Copywriting Tip: Link to Others

SEO Copywriting Tip: Link to Others

Occasionally I have caught myself trying to minimize the number of outbound links on websites and web pages that I have worked on. It is tempting to keep the links for yourself. Many people believe that a page that ranks well should only link to a few

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Property Damage and Restoration Company Websites & SEO

Property Damage and Restoration Company Websites & SEO

If you own a property damage and restoration company, at some point you are going to wonder what kind of leads you can get off of the Internet. In this line of work, most of the leads are fielded by homeowner’s insurance companies. Let me assure you,

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Google Australia Local Maps Results and 2015 Pigeon Algorithm Update

Google Australia Local Maps Results and 2015 Pigeon Algorithm Update

Google Local search results have been changing in Australia. The change began towards the end of December 2014 as part of what most call the Google Pigeon update. I expect this change to keep rolling out throughout 2015. Some people really dislike the Pigeon The update is

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SEO Copywriting & Content Tip: Include & Optimize Images

SEO Copywriting & Content Tip: Include & Optimize Images

It never ceases to amaze me that I still see people who call themselves “SEO copywriters” producing content with no images. This is simply insane. If you strive to be an SEO copywriter or produce your own content, you must use images, especially if the page is

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SEO Copywriting Tip: Describe the Benefits of Your Product or Service

SEO Copywriting Tip: Describe the Benefits of Your Product or Service

In the early 2000’s I started selling laptops on eBay. I became a Gold level Powerseller. In the 2002 – 2005 era people were purchasing their first laptop. Back then it wasn’t about having the best price or the latest product; in fact the best sellers were

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Why We Have No SEO Sales Staff

Why We Have No SEO Sales Staff

We have no SEO sales staff here. We do not need one. We have never had one. We will never have one. Upon the sale of my last company, which was made successful via great rankings and content, I started this venture, Telapost. Telapost is Latin for

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Why Social Media Companies “Like” Fake Accounts

Why Social Media Companies "Like" Fake Accounts

Social media companies “like” fake accounts. But why? I suppose this is just my opinion but I believe it is because they can boast about their number of users. Supposedly, these users have some sort of value. For some companies, the number of (real) accounts influences company

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Why Meta Keywords Could Negatively Impact SEO – 2015 Edition

Why Meta Keywords Could Negatively Impact SEO - 2015 Edition

Today I was updating a page for one of the law firms that I work with. I was shocked to see a large string of keywords stuffed into the meta keywords tag. I was less surprised to discover that their previous SEO had done this for them.

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Will High School Graduates use Yik Yak to Select Their College?

Will High School Graduates use Yik Yak to Select Their College?

It should be no surprise that seniors are using social media to research things. The generation is connected and armed with smartphones. Many marketers, businesses, and colleges use social media to broadcast their message. The only problem is, it is their message. It is great to hear

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What is Yik Yak Social Media?

What is Yik Yak Social Media?

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media application. To use it, you need to install the app on your Android or iOS device. It is very similar to Twitter, except the network is “anonymous”. (Also see: Is Yik Yak Really Anonymous?) Posts are called yaks (not tweets).

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Yik Yak’s Peek: The Most Important Thing in Social Media in 2014

Yik Yak’s Peek: The Most Important Thing in Social Media in 2014

Recently, I noticed Yik Yak’s Peek feature had been updated. You can now “peek” anywhere in the world. I think there is a very good chance that we could all look back on this as the most important thing to happen in social media in 2014. Here’s

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A Suggestion for Yik Yak’s Rules

A Suggestion for Yik Yak’s Rules

I have been meaning to write Yik Yak and will do so in just a moment. I thought I would put together a very quick article here though in case I forgot, and for future reference. People have very short attention spans these days. Ironically, it is

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Can you use Yik Yak to find Black Friday Deals? #YakFriday

Can you use Yik Yak to find Black Friday Deals? #YakFriday

I do not do much shopping, or Black Friday shopping, but this Black Friday, November 28, 2104, I was out driving someone around at midnight. We just went to 2 stores, and I waited out in the car. I read the news, checked in on Yelp, and

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Bloggers: Beware Scam Emails from “Banner Advertisers”

Bloggers: Beware Scam Emails from “Banner Advertisers”

I run several high traffic blogs and see all kinds of strange spam. Even someone as experienced as me is almost tricked on occasion. Today I received an email from Josephine.bergson@lltconsulting.net. This email came through my contact form and was not flagged as spam. The email said

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How Long Should it take to get a WordPress Website?

How Long Should it take to get a Wordpress Website?

One of the hurdles I have to jump when taking on a new content client is getting their website built. Typically they have a website that is just a static site with no blog that is not mobile friendly. As a prerequisite I almost always require this

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The Raw Power and SEO value of Epic Content

The Raw Power and SEO value of Epic Content

I have loved content marketing since I was distributing my BBS list in 1993. I had no idea that I was marketing content, but, it was indeed content that people were dying to see each month. This was pre-Internet Explorer and pre-Google. Back then people visited your

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SEO Companies and Telephone Books: Trending Down in 2015

SEO Companies and Telephone Books: Trending Down in 2015

Upon the sale of my last service oriented business, I purchased and read a book called The Four Hour Work Week. It became very clear to me to have a 4hr work week I would need a product and not a service. I still provide services, but

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Watching #Ferguson and Other Current News on Twitter

Watching #Ferguson and Other Current News on Twitter

I have recently turned to Twitter for much of my news. Mainstream news networks haven’t covered many things that I have an interest in, and, when they do, they seem more and more skewed lately. Plus, the news on Twitter is delivered instantly. In 2011, when an

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UNC Chapel Hill Yik Yak Threat November 20, 2014

UNC Chapel Hill Yik Yak Threat November 20, 2014

This morning, November 20, 2014, the news broke that was a threat on the Yik Yak app recently sent just up the road from us near UNC Chapel Hill. The threat read: “To all my friends, don’t be in the Pit tomorrow at noon. Things will be

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Do Meta Descriptions Affect SEO?

Do Meta Descriptions Affect SEO?

A common misconception in the SEO world is that meta descriptions are not important to SEO. This is not the case at all. Here’s why. What is a meta description? A meta description’s purpose in life is to describe a page in 160 characters or less. We

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