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WordPress spam comments & ways to fight them

I love WordPress. I’ve built sites using wordpress and I do a lot of SEO work for clients based on WordPress websites. I’ve been getting regular questions about WordPress spam comments. So, I decided to write a post about dealing with spam comments on...

Ask the right digital marketing questions

I’ve been meeting a few small business owners lately and I hear very similar questions and comments like: We need to do inbound marketing; can you do that for us? We’re looking to be more effective with our website; can you help? Our Google rankings have...

Does Google know about my website?

Being indexed by Google or Bing is the first step to ranking. A search engine needs to know that your pages exist before it can place you at the top. There’s a number of ways to check if your site is properly indexed. I’m going to share the easiest way with you. Your...

Free SEO audit tools for small businesses

As you might have figured out by now I’m writing a small business SEO guide to help you guys get more organic traffic from Google. By the way, if you haven’t submitted your questions yet, feel free to comment in here and I’ll answer them in my guide....

Small business SEO guide development

I’m working on a small business SEO guide and wondering if you could provide me with some input of questions you’d like answered in it. I do have an outline but knowing exactly what you look for will make the guide so much better. Over the past few years...

On the future of website development

This post was inspired by another post at ManageWP on the future of website development. In short, the author is stating that web development as an industry is changing its nature. Today you can have a nice looking site with most up to date functionality for $10/month...

Email marketing today

There’s a couple of things I wanted to share with you. First of all, I just launched an email marketing guide to help you get started on the right foot following all the CAN-SPAM regulations. Check my list building guide here. Let me know what you think of it in...

Gmail tabs and email marketing

  I’m working with a good company that develops an amazing product. RealtimeBoard utilizes email marketing as a tool to improve conversion on selling their tool. A few days ago they asked me to prepare a point-of-view document about recent changes to gmail...

On-page SEO Guide

This is a practical on-page SEO guide. Here I’m talking about key on-page elements that contribute to page relevance for specific keywords. What makes it unique is the fact that I’m using real life examples of the site in the “Calgary web...

How to create infographics

  You’ve noticed that recently I started sharing a SEO infographics and I hope you enjoy some of the best ones I’m choosing to share. In this post I’d like to go into how to create infographics. I’ll briefly cover what it is and why...

Post EMD rules for choosing a domain name

Choosing a domain name is important when planning your product launch. There’s a few things on choosing domains for SEO that I’ve already talked about. But the reason I wanted to write this post was the recent EMD update by Google that hunts domains that...

SEO study by Compete, whitepaper comments review

Compete.com, an online research company, has recently published a whitepaper stating that 53% of organic search clicks go to the first organic result. Feel free to download this paper. It presents some interesting results about user’s search behaviour based on...

Problems with Snagit by TechSmith

I’ve been a power user of screengrabbing software since my time at Critical Mass. At CM, among other things, I learned to be very detailed and very visual for the purposes of better customer service and team communication. I’ve become a power user of...

Become a better searcher and learn SEO free

  In my SEO training programs I discuss 3 major pillars of SEO: websites, people and search engines. Knowing about how search engines work gives you a better understanding of the whole concept of search engines optimization. The other day I came across search...

Does your website create duplicate content?

Duplicate content is bad. Just like breaching copyright law or cheating at the university (plagiarizing your friend’s work). Google, in this case, the authority which will penalize your website for duplicate content practices by lowering your rankings or...

URLs for better SEO

  URL construction is one of the most frequent things being overlooked in the website design process. Way too often I see URLs that are long, not descriptive and confusing to both people and search engines. Here’s an example of one that can be...