How to Monitor Your Organic Search (SEO) Performance

Having worked to improve the organic performance of every type of site – from mega sites with millions of pages, to ecommerce sites, to small and local businesses, there’s a process that I take that helps me to monitor and report my clients’ performance. Amongst digital marketing firms, I don’t believe my approach is unique… but it is much more thorough than the typical organic search (SEO) agency. My approach is not difficult, but it

Why Keyword Ranking Should Never Be Your Primary Performance Metric

Not too long ago, SEO strategies majorly comprised of getting ranking on keywords. Keywords were the primary factor to gauge the performance of a campaign. Website builders would stuff the sites with keywords, and the clients would love to see the results. The results, however, showed a different picture. If your SEO tutorial for beginners included using Google tools to find out keywords and then placing them on the website throughout, it might be going

Monitoring Keyword Rank Distribution?

Since search engine optimization continues to drive down costs for our clients, we work hard to get them ranked well. When you’re trying to rank on a few words, it’s pretty simple to see if you’re doing the right things… using a tool like Authority Labs, you can monitor day to day ranking. We do this for all of our clients. However, for some of our clients that have a significant number of keywords that

Checking Your Site’s Rank with Personalized Search

One of my clients called last week and asked why, when she searched, her site was first in the rankings but another person had her down the page a bit. If you hadn’t heard the ruckus, Google has turned on personalized search results permanently. That means that based on your search history, your results will differ. If you’re checking your own sites’ ranking, you’ll probably find that they’ve all significantly improved. However, they probably only