Search Engine Optimization and Marketing

Franchise SEO and Franchise Websites – A Future-Proof Solution for Service Oriented Franchises [Updated]

Many franchises are operating their online marketing programs in a manner that gets them into trouble as they grow, or when they have turnover in franchisees.  The Franchise SEO programs designed for the Internet as it was in 2005 are no longer effective. Not only have users changed, but search engines and social networks have dramatically…

The End of Ghost Content – Authorship Focus Defining a New Focus on Individuals – Many not Ready

The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance – Eric Schmidt – Former Google CEO The search industry is all abuzz about the concepts around authorship markup (see postscript) and its effect on search results and content marketing.  Authorship markup, introduced in 2011 and has been getting regular improvements since.   Mostly applied to blog and news…

15 Actionable Thoughts About Content Marketing, Social Media Distribution and SEO

Content marketing is the new SEO.  It is centered on irresistible content and amplified by social media.  It includes blog posts, articles, white papers, videos, podcasts, and infographics.  87% of marketers use social media to distribute the content. Search engines use hundreds of signals to decide who ranks for a given query.  The most important…

New Reports Help Clients to Manage Their LinkBuilding Efforts While Monitoring Competitors’

Have spent this week perfecting my new “PowerLink” reports system which will provide “at-a-glance” information about clients’ organic link situation, as well as that of a few select competitors. This information can help to find new opportunities and even notice when a link has been removed so we can act quickly to resolve it. SEO…