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What is the best website for SEO?

What is the best website for SEO?

One of the very first things that a client usually asks me is “What is the best website for SEO?” 99% of the time, my answer is WordPress. Below is why. Using WordPress isn’t going to magically make your site rank #1 for your desired key phrase,

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Does SEO Still Work? July 2014 Edition

Does SEO Still Work? July 2014 Edition

The other day someone said to me “isn’t SEO dead?” I replied “no, it is more important than ever.” I realize there are probably already 1,000 articles titled this, but I needed something on my own site that answers the question. This article is my response to

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Are all SEO people crazy?

Are all SEO people crazy?

Join any social media network and you will see two things almost immediately. Spam and SEO people (or sometimes “SEO people” spamming). I myself avoided the SEO title for many years. SEO is a four letter word to many people. Unfortunately, on some networks these people think

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Local SEO and Internet Marketing in Cary NC

Local SEO and Internet Marketing in Cary NC

Are you looking for a local Cary NC SEO Company? This is why we have the solution for Cary NC businesses: Having lived in and owned businesses in Cary, we know Cary like the back of our hand. We have multiple clients in the Cary area. Want

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Mobile Redirect Sites Now Display Warning in Mobile Search

Mobile Redirect Sites Now Display Warning in Mobile Search

Back in March, I put out an article Why websites that are not mobile friendly should be penalized. Google announced today that websites using “faulty redirects” will have a new warning message in Mobile Google Search. If you’re using one of those terrible mobile websites that redirects

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What Panda 4.0 Means for Your Business

What Panda 4.0 Means for Your Business

What is Panda 4.0? The Panda update is an algorithm update which Google started rolling out in 2011. It has gone through several changes. The 4.0 designation for this update which Matt Cutts announced on Twitter tells us that it is more significant than other recent Panda

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Black Hat vs White Hat SEO Explained

Black Hat vs White Hat SEO Explained

In my last business I had just over 37,000 customers. I bent over backwards a few times but I managed to keep around 36,990 of them happy (anyone who tells you they kept ALL of their customers is either lying or has been unreasonably taken advantage of).

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Google announces support for schema.org structured data markup

Google announces support for schema.org structured data markup

Please note: If you’re an SEO customer of ours with a locally owned business, your website is already utilizing schema.org structured data markup. We’ve been implementing it for years as it only made sense to give the search engines as much information about your business as possible

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Why websites that are not mobile friendly should be penalized

Why websites that are not mobile friendly should be penalized

I recently ran into a site owned by an attorney. It was a nice looking website. There was nothing visually wrong with it, at least I thought, until I tried to view the site on my phone and got redirected to a mobile site. The mobile site

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Local SEO Tip: Use your Company Name, Address and Phone Number at the top of your website

Local SEO Tip: Use your Company Name, Address and Phone Number at the top of your website

It’s 2014 and there is suddenly talk online about using your business name, address, and phone number at the very top of your website. Soon, many people in the SEO world will be doing this, trying to squeeze a little more juice out of their site, or

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Penguin 2.1 Launches Today

Penguin 2.1 Launches Today

Matt Cutts announced Penguin 2.1 today via tweet. This is good news. Spammers beware. Clients rejoice. Panda & penguin are all black and white to me (pun intended). If you have a quality website with quality SEO done to it and are playing by the guideless, and you

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The Hummingbird Algorithm Update Wants Sweet Nectar

The Hummingbird Algorithm Update Wants Sweet Nectar

Yesterday, Google announced “Hummingbird” right from the garage that Larry Page and Sergey Brin used as Google’s first office. This update is unique as it seems that has been out for weeks now and nobody even noticed! Generally, I am very happy when the algorithm gets updated.

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How to Embed a Google+ Post into your Website

How to Embed a Google+ Post into your Website

Hot off the Google+ Developers Blog comes the news that you can now embed Google+ posts into your website. Simply take the javascript code and insert it into your website. This is the final result of a post embeded into our blog: This is great because now

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Cary, NC Gets Google’s 2013 eCity Award for North Carolina

Cary, NC Gets Google's 2013 eCity Award for North Carolina

Google eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. Across the country, businesses that are online expect to grow 40% faster. Congratulations to all of the small businesses that are connected. And if you’re not, get connected with Telapost, of course! 🙂 Cary, NC

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How do search engines work?

If you’ve ever wondered how search engines work, this is the PDF for you. Get it from searchenginewatch.  

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The digg shakeup

digg was overdue for an overhaul. But something unheard of happened- millions of indexed pages have been erased. We’re not sure how many- one report said 48m. This is an awful lot of content to ditch. We’ve never relied on digg links for SEO but feel sorry

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