Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing with SEO

The folks at developed this infographic and named it Little Known Ways to Build High Quality Backlinks in 2014. I’m not sure I like that title… I don’t think companies should focus on building links anymore. Our local search experts at Site Strategics like to say that new strategies require earning links rather than actively building them. More importantly, I believe this infographic combines a ton of tools and distribution sites where you can

The New Face of Search Engine Optimization

Readers of our blog know that we’ve been huge critics of search engine optimization over the last year. Fuzz One has put together this incredible infographic, The New Face of SEO: How SEO Has Changed, that breaks down each of the strategies of old, and compares it to new strategies. Over the past 18 months, SEO processes as well as SEO strategy has immensely changed. Whilst SEO is still very much rooted as a technical

The Link Acquisition Playbook

As soon as some folks realized that links on external sites could drive up your Google rank, the SEO industry exploded in growth. It was a billion dollar market and Google quickly lost control of providing users with great results. It turned into a contest of who paid for the most backlinks. Thankfully, for deserving marketers, these SEO cheaters have been largely halted. Google algorithm changes have unraveled poorly placed links and they’ve even started

Guide to SEO Automation

This infographic is called An Illustrated Guide to SEO Automation, but it’s really not about automation, it’s about the process required to improve your search engine marketing results with an ongoing strategy. Aspects of the process can be automated… but if you’re doing things like buying and automating backlinks, your company is heading for trouble. Search engine optimization is largely a manual process that requires you to do a lot of research, optimize your content,

Fired: MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog Widgets

For those of you that have been long-time readers, you’ll notice that I removed the MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog sidebar widgets. I struggled with removing them for quite some time. I enjoyed seeing the faces of folks that visited my blog often – it made the readers seem like real people rather than stats on Google Analytics. I did a full analysis of each source and how they drove traffic to my site as well as