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How to Add Schema Markup to Your WordPress Site

A website owner’s top priority should be ensuring that search engines are able to properly index their site’s content. In order to make that happen, the site must be set up to follow Search Engine

WordPress Sitemap Guide: What It Is and How to Use It

If you’ve ever sat down and read an article on SEO, you’ve probably come across the terms sitemap and/or XML sitemap. But while sitemaps are a fairly common SEO recommendation, there aren’t a ton of

WordPress Robots.txt Guide – What It Is and How to Use It

Ever heard the term robots.txt and wondered how it applies to your website? Most websites have a robots.txt file, but that doesn’t mean most webmasters understand it. In this post, we hope to change that

Negative SEO (Case Study) – Cleaning up an Attack With Ahrefs

Negative SEO is something no business wants to have to deal with. It’s not fun, it damages your site in search engines, and can be time-consuming to clean up. However, as the web continues to

The Complete Guide to Using The Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin

This guide is current as of  March 2017. Get The PDF: Download the PDF version of this guide for easy reading! While some general aspects of SEO will be touched on in this guide in

WordPress SEO Checklist – 45 Tips to Increase Traffic by 571% in 13 Months

Some might lead you to believe “SEO is dead.” Google that search term and what comes back in return is over 800,000 search results. However, just because SEO has changed drastically over the past decade

A Practical, Quantifiable Take On SEO Marketing

Whatever You Do, Create Useful Content There is a balance to SEO optimization. SEO shouldn’t be the main focus of your undertaking. The main focus is to sell your product, not stuff so many keywords

Be careful what you comment on

Over the last few months I have been receiving increasing numbers of emails which go along the lines of: Two years ago I made a comment on your article (TITLE HERE), which linked to my

Quick Tip: Google Keyword Tool Shutting Down

The Google Keyword tool which is an essential tool for researching keywords – finding search volume and related phrases etc is shutting down and is going to be replaced with their new tool called Keyword

WordPress Webinars & Classes Announced!

It’s been a little while since I’ve done any WordPress webinars or in-person classes. But I finally got around to setting up a few. Just to clarify, webinars take place online only whereas classes are

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The Basics

Most people have heard they need a sitemap so Google will like their site but what are they and how do you go about creating one? Sitemaps are recommended for search engine optimization to help

XML and HTML Sitemaps For Your WordPress Site – The Basics

Most people have heard they need a sitemap so Google will like their site but what are they and how do you go about creating one? Sitemaps are recommended for search engine optimization to help

Have Your Face Show Up In Google Results

Have you noticed how some Google listings show a wee photo of the author along with a link to their Google Plus profile? This nifty feature is part of Google Authorship which is a way

A Little Taste of The Beginner’s Guide To SEO Ebook

My ebook “Beginner’s Guide to SEO for Business” is launching very soon and I wanted to give you a little sneak preview of what’s coming. Check out some pages from the book below. (Tip –

Beginner’s Guide To SEO Ebook Coming Soon

Search engine optimization can seem eternally confusing. It’s one of the things that clients want to know about the most, but are also a little intimidated by. There’s tons of SEO advice out there, and

Beginner’s Guide To SEO Ebook Coming Soon

Search engine optimization can seem eternally confusing. It’s one of the things that clients want to know about the most, but are also a little intimidated by. There’s tons of SEO advice out there, and

My Three Favorite Backlink Research Tools for SEO

One of the most important factors in off-site Search Engine Optimization (SEO), is backlinks. A backlink is simply a link from another website, to your website. Search engines see links as “votes”, so the more

Essential WordPress Plugin When Using Category Name In Permalinks

Many WordPress users like to use a custom permalink structure  which includes the blog post category in their url for additional SEO value. If you create relevant, keyword-rich category names for your blog, having them

Learn A Step-By-Step Approach to Search Engine Optimization – Class – July 14th

Step-By-Step Search Engine Optimization For Your Blog/Website Thursday July 14th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, $40@ Blankspaces 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea)Los Angeles,CA 90036free parking is available – see Blankspaces website for details. You’ve

How To Tell Google That You’re A Great Content Author

In its continuing effort to keep low quality content out of its search results, Google announced this week that it would be supporting  “authorship markup”. Authorship markup is essentially a couple of specific pieces of