Strategy

Link Building: Site Directories

An easy way to build backlinks is through directory submissions.  Anything hard though is worth more, so keep in mind directory submissions don’t carry the weight that in content links will.  With that said there is still diluted value in link directories, just don’t focus on them. Here are some link directories and they are organized by SEO power. The button below opens a new window with about 100 sites. We also have the following directory sites maintained by Ultimate SEO and these are always free to list with.  This site also has a directory on it built in…you can

Superlatives of SEO – 140 Names To Follow

I’m not a fan of ranked lists and they take me back to middle school lunch room sitting, where a self created elite define a class system.  BUT I do like that the list offers a wide range of people you may not have heard of.  Knowledge gaps can be closed when you step out of your comfort blogs and into unknown ones. I’m going to pull a slight twist though and rather than repeat the names of the whos who …. here are the links to the articles they recommended.  So the focus is on the

Creating A Private Blog Network: PBNs In 2019 For SEO

Each PBN site will include registering the domain, setting the name servers and hosting the site. First and foremost the most important aspect of your Private Blog Network is randomness.  Consider what pattern or foot print your PBN might have and avoid that commonality. Patterns and commonality to avoid in building a Private Blog Network Good PBNs Are Random, Start With Different Name Registrars First off you need private domain registration, if not private then you’ll need people and addresses from all over.  If you always use Godaddy you’re going to have to try out others to avoid a
seo visualized site

SEO Site Auditing With SEOprofiler Reports Part 1

What makes the difference between a paid subscription report or a free SEO audit from a website crawl?  Nothing ... they both need human interpretation which is where an audit includes critical thinking and problem solving.. Audits Are Essential First Steps To Any SEO Campaign Where are we going and why are we in this hand basket?  I like data, I've never been detail oriented but I think my years on a help desk taught me how to efficiently step back consider all the facts and determine what the simplest answer to a problem is ... ( turn it off and
SEO Updates DA And PHP

Updates That Matter AND Updates That Don’t :SEO Basics

This post was originally made 3/7/2019 but was lost during a restoration from backup while Ultimate SEO was dealing with a DOS attack. Updates That Matter AND Updates That Don’t […]

PBNs: Private Blog Network – The Crack Habit Of SEO

First off, lets note that PBNs are not viewed well in traditional SEO and are hunted like witches in Massachusetts in the 1600s.  They must be large to matter, having anywhere between 20 to several thousand sites. They are the equivalent of building dozens of WordPress sites taking hours and hours from other SEO opportunities. They work. What Are Private Blog Networks? Private or Personal Blog Networks, PBNs are sites built with the purpose of providing backlinks to another site.  This other site is often called "the money site."  Google is known to be hostile to these sites and prone
Top SEO Ranking Signals

How To Rank Your Site On Google…Forget the Keywords

How To Rank Your Site On Google...Forget the Keywords Well don't totally forget the keywords but I think if you spend more than 5 minutes on keywords you're going to be pretty surprised by some purported data I stumbled across.  As you likely know Google uses about 200 factors in determining your sites ranking.  I personally have place a lot of emphasis on speed and backlinks and while I have thought it was important I must admit I didn't give the social media factor as much attention as I should. The first big thing to not is that 10.3% of
SEO Tools You Need

52 Mostly Free SEO Tools I Actually Use

Free SEO Tools I Actually Use This is a list of resources available through external sites and YES I actually use 98% of them.  I have not received anything from […]
Automatic

Free Auto Blogger / Autoblogger Plugins Using RSS For WordPress Sites

 A Free Plugin For Auto BloggingCyberSyn doesn't know I'm writing anything on them and this isn't a paid endorsement, I use their product on about 100 domains and its worked perfectly for me, its a free full text RSS feed to post plugin available through the WordPress plugin repository. Most RSS Feed to Post programs don't work or only do half of the needed process for free. CyberSyn does it all.I have a domain that is of little value and I think I got it for 1.99. I turned it into my distribution center. Lets call it example.com. I
multiple domains

Multi-Domain Strategy In SEO … Risky But Lets Have Some Risk

Multi-Domain Strategy In SEO So I feel like its everyone's dream to be a media conglomerate, why buy one newspaper when you can buy 100s?  Well, SEO and the internet are one big community...so in the analogy ... why build multiple newspapers in the same city?  No one would do that and it's about the same with the internet or at least it should be...but everyone wants to have multiple top ranking domains. Real Life Examples Of Multiple Domains There is only two ways this could work out... Your brand is merging with another equally powerful and recognized brand

Keyword Tools: List of SEO/PPC Tools

Keywords And Finding Topics That Your Client's Is Interested In Wordtracker is a tool offered by a company that provides 12 free searches.  I'm not super sold on its grand ability, it took the phrase IT Managed Services and tied into it "movie star planet", "management definition" and "managed service provider", among others.  My concern is that management definition as a keyword is of no use or value to an IT Managed Services company.  The next two terms are so broad all the industries out there will be searching similar words and your chances of paying for a false positive
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Citation Factor, Trust Factor And How They Relate To Domain Authority

Citation Factor, Trust Factor And How They Relate To Domain Authority They actually don't relate to Domain Authority.  Domain Authority is a metric designed by Moz to help replace Google's Page Rank which used to be made available to the public but has since been discontinued or at least the public portion is no longer available.  Now Moz isn't the only company offering a replacement to Page Rank, Majestic came up with Citation Factor and Trust Factor.  You'd expect these two still somewhat relate to each other as they in theory are meant to portray the same thing but they

What Would Google Cloud Need To Do To Catch Up To AWS And Azure?

What would Google Cloud need to do to catch up to AWS and Azure? Matt Leffler, I host another complete web stack on GCP Answered on Quora Ease of use is one thing. I have clients that can benefit from cloud based solutions. They may have a typical hosting account with some name brand hosts but for various reasons I find myself getting annoyed and deciding I’m moving them to the cloud. I move them to Google Cloud Platform but only temporarily because I know that when I leave them (I’m just a freelancer) they’ll be lost. If they

Web Site SEO Visualizations

Web Site SEO Visualizations I'm a visual person as I believe most of us are which is why I am fascinated by these images of sites that I have visualized.  Green dots are working pages, blue dots are redirects and orange dots are pages that don't exist or are forbidden.  The connecting lines represent link structure of a site.  The larger a dot the more traffic it receives. SEO Visualization Gallery  
seo plugins

20+ Of My Favorite Must Use Plugins for 2019

If its in this list I've used it at least 25 times.  Some seem to do the same thing but not really all the membership plugins have special ways of being perfect in their own way.  You can download them all zipped up from this site. 20 Great Plugins Add To Any Social Media with ease All 404 Redirect No 404s redirects as folks seek out a dead url All In One Migration Back it up on demand into one file All In One Migration Extended Restore it all on demand from that one file bbpress
Political SEO

What To Do With Your Political Site After The Election

Its something farthest from your mind, I’m sure.  If you’re working for a political campaign you’re pushing forward and the next 5 weeks are all out war ahead.  What to do with your campaign site after the election?  Heck I suspect some of you are just now getting around to your website, or many feel it hasn’t helped in the past so no need to worry.  You’d be wrong if you fall into either of those mindsets, if you’re the diligent one you’ll find the rewards are like a garden. I started renting a house in my hometown after returning

SEO: How long does it take to rank #1 on Google?

SEO: How long does it take to rank #1 on Google? It Takes About 3 Months To 6 Months To Rank #1 On Google In the world of politics everything […]

Campaign, Candidate And Political SEO: Optimize Or Be Trumped

I say be “Trumped” because for all that he did wrong in traditional campaigning, he did Political SEO better than anyone had before. I’ve always been a political guy.  I love using technology to those political ends.  Earlier this year I was able to leverage my experience in SEO, Adwords, cloud computing, data analysis and web design for a political candidate. It’s why these unique products are bundled into what I offer through Upwork.  Today there is no excuse for a candidate to neglect digital media needs.  Local candidates can easily benefit from a solid online presence for much less

THE GROWING NEED FOR SEO IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

About Political SEO SEO has been around as long as search engines have existed.  We all do know it's keywords, keywords, keywords? WRONG...if you are in politics stick to that and leave Political SEO up to someone who knows keywords are dead.   The Growing Need For SEO In Political Campaigns Byrne Hobart It’s going to be a while before we see a political campaign that’s “less digital” than the last one. Budgets keep getting bigger, and investing in online outreach continues to provide candidates with the biggest bang for their buck. But selling voters on politicians and policies isn’t
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Political SEO: SEO Tips For Political Campaign Websites

SEO Tips for Political Campaign Websites What’s worse than a candidate not having a campaign website? It’s having a campaign website that no one can find. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a way of building your website pages to make them more attractive to search engines and have them rank higher for related searches. Here are some basic SEO tips when building out your website: Optimize your site’s web pages The page title
Big Data

When Keyword Ranking Requires A Pass

  When Keyword Ranking Requires A Pass Keyword Ranking is ultimately the goal of every SEO and Adword campaign.  I was invited to an Upwork project this past week, I always like being invited and generally I try to make the project work. Someone out there noticed my efforts and wants to hear from me.  It is unfortunate though when I feel I have no other choice but to decline the invite and not submit a winning contract. A new site was seeking proposals for ranking at the top of search results using only organic search. I love a challenge
On Page Ranking Factors in SEO

Importance of On-Page Ranking Factors

source: moz.com The way your page is optimized can have a huge impact on its ability to rank. What are On-Page Ranking Factors? On-page ranking factors can have a big impact on your page’s ability to rank if optimized properly. The biggest on-page factors that affect search engine rankings are: Content of Page The content of a page is what makes it worthy of a search result position. It is what the user came to see and is thus extremely important to the search engines. As such, it is important to create good content. So what is good content? From

Data Studio Demo Report

I’ve shared a Google Data Studio Report about Louisville crime over the last 10 years that I made in an effort to demonstrate some of my reporting and data experience. The target audience for this is Upwork contracts that I am seeking to pick up. Its a cool tool though that I’ve used to make a lot of helpful reports. Its populated real time from an SQL server I have running on Google Cloud Platform. I’m more proud of the Louisville Voter Data Report but I think it would be a mistake to share that out there with everyone. Heres