Poor Site Search Can Shred UX (and Your Bottom Line)

From the “Millions of dollars down the toilet” department:  I Came across some statistics today related to ecommerce and shopping habits, specifically related to user experience in ecommerce search situations.   Behold: 16% of ecommerce websites do not support searching by product name or model number , despite those details appearing on the product page. An…

I have 5 minutes… tell me the most important things I must know about SEO today.

Sometimes I’m forced to do a brain dump about the most important, cannot-skip, essential information about SEO in an incredibly short amount of time.    I need to use that limited time to simultaneously myth-bust and set the stage for future-proof programs..  It happens fairly often… an rarely sighted executive will “pop in” to a meeting,  someone will…

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…

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…