Click Through Rates Affect SEO Rankings

Click Through Rates Affect SEO Rankings

A handful of times someone has asked me “Do click through rates (CTR) affect SEO or rankings in Google search results?” My question back is “Why wouldn’t they?” If your company (Google)’s entire goal in life is to deliver people to a good resource, wouldn’t you measure

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Google Introduces “Mobile-Friendly” Label into Mobile Search

Google Introduces “Mobile-Friendly” Label into Mobile Search

November 18, 2104 Google announced that they have introduced mobile friendly labels in to mobile search. This means that people browsing the web on a mobile device will see a little “mobile friendly” notice beside them. This is what it looks like on my Andoid phone: As

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Will A Google Maps Listing Lose Search Ranking after Being Merged?

Will A Google Maps Listing Lose Search Ranking after Being Merged?

I have been asked several times and have often wondered if a Google Maps (Google My Business) Listing would lose it’s reviews and/or search ranking after being reclaimed or merged. Last week, I took the plunge and found out. If you follow this blog you may have

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Google My Business Gets Review Notifications

Google My Business Gets Review Notifications

Business owners will see something new in their Google My Business dashboard when reviews come in.  Google has added review notifications. Google had announced this update along with updates to the GMB app, and I posted that here, on October 29, 2014. I first spotted these in

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Is Tinder just for hooking up? Why is the app considered this?

Is Tinder just for hooking up? Why is the app considered this?

College students are often associated with “hookup culture.” As a demographic, were famous for preferring one-night stands and meaningless friends-with-benefits relationships more than the traditional committed, monogamous, long-term boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. I’m not a psychologist so I’m not going to try to validate or vilify these claims. However,

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How to Claim Ownership of a Verified Google My Business Page – Nov 2014 Edition

How to Claim Ownership of a Verified Google My Business Page – Nov 2014 Edition

This could change tomorrow, but, as of Novmber 2014, Google My Business Pages are having some issues being reclaimed. A law firm that I work with was recently trying to access their Google My Businesss page. Their page was verified and displaying very well in search, but,

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What Fast Hosting Looks Like in Google Webmaster Tools

What Fast Hosting Looks Like in Google Webmaster Tools

Recently our site had been growing slower and slower. We purchased our own server and launched telapost.net performance hosting. We moved Telapost.com over to the new server. There was a night and day difference and our site runs like lightning now. Today I logged into Google Webmaster

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Stop Posting Threats on Yik Yak

Stop Posting Threats on Yik Yak

It would be in your best interest to not post threats on Yik Yak. Here’s why. On September 1, 2014, before the new college semester started, I posted Is Yik Yak really anonymous? as I thought people might google it. They do, and a lot of people

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What is the Lifespan of a Blog Post?

What is the Lifespan of a Blog Post?

I am often asked, what is the lifespan of a blog post? There is a lot of terrible information out there. I have heard everything from a week, 3 weeks, or that the average lifespan of a blog post is two months. This is incorrect, and just

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Raleigh NC Internet Summit 14

Raleigh NC Internet Summit 14

Today the digital marketing conference, Internet Summit 14 comes to Raleigh, NC. The event is November 11 – 13, 2014. Complete details are available on the official website internetsummit.com. I have many friends going. As an old techie, I would like to meet Steve Wozniak. Many great

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Speed Matters: Pagespeed is an SEO factor.

Speed Matters: Pagespeed is an SEO factor.

I hate slow computers. My journey online began at 300 baud on a Commodore 64. Back then, you could actually watch a sentence display on a screen, letter by letter. When CDROMs became available to the consumers, I was around 13 years old. I carefully analyzed which

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How to Unlock DormChat Social at Your College Campus

How to Unlock DormChat Social at Your College Campus

DormChat, YikYak’s new contender and the latest in anonymous social chat apps, is here. October 23, 2014 DormChat announced VC funding, an upgraded iOS app, and a new Android app. Like almost any good social media, DormChat will first only available on college campuses. So, how do

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Being First Matters

Being First Matters

I buy on eBay, because there is a huge selection. I sell on eBay, because there are a huge amount of buyers. At the time of this article, there are 152 million users on eBay. I can list something for sale on eBay and if it is

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What is Tsu Social Media and will it succeed?

What is Tsu Social Media and will it succeed?

Tsū (‘Sue’) is a Social media and payment platform, and the latest social media network to pop up. Unlike Ello, which billed itself as an “anti-Facebook”, this platform is already developed, complete with mobile apps. Tsu’s slogan is simple “Because the content you create and your time

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Copied / Stolen Content and the DMCA Takedown Process

Copied / Stolen Content and the DMCA Takedown Process

Angry. Sad. Flattered. These are some of the things I felt when one of my good clients who I create content for had their epic content stolen and duplicated. Then it happened 2 more times. The latest offender did such a terrible job, they actually left my

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Realtor Content Marketing Update October 2014

Realtor Content Marketing Update October 2014

Now that I am assisting multiple Realtors with their Internet presence I have come to appreciate the battle they are up against. I have also found even more opportunity than I initially expected. One of the Realtors I work with is a commercial broker and land seller.

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Personal Injury Attorney Adwords PPC Advertising Problems

Personal Injury Attorney Adwords PPC Advertising Problems

If you follow my blog you may know that I work with organic SEO via content development for personal injury attorneys. I have multiple clients in different areas California. I love the niche as it is super competitive and my clients are always thrilled when they hit

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New Attorney TLDs Announced. Should you get one?

New Attorney TLDs Announced. Should you get one?

Historically .COM domains rank better in Google search than do other TLDs. There are a lot of theories behind this. As a drastic example, should an attorney’s .ASIA domain rank well in a city like Raleigh North Carolina? Probably not. Should a dentist use a .GOV domain?

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How To Recover from a Penguin 3.0 Penalty

How To Recover from a Penguin 3.0 Penalty

If you think your website has been affected by Google’s Penguin 3.0 algorithm change, chances are you have been going about “doing SEO” the wrong way. This article will describe the wrong way, the right way, and what to do moving forward. Has my site been affected

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Will Twitter fill your Stream with Junk?

Will Twitter fill your Stream with Junk?

Update 9/30/2014: September 27 & 28, 2014, my Twitter feed looked exactly like it does below. I am not sure if it was an error or if they were testing a new algorithm on certain users. As of the 29th, my feed is thankfully back to normal.

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