May 13 2013

Hints To Finding A Good SEO Company?

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

Vetting SEO providers is a real challenge today for numerous reasons. challenge-aheadLet’s look at just a few of them just from the discussion forums:

”A few free memberships and my e-mail being associated with the site is all I needed to be overwhelmed by the ‘SEOs’. They come in fast and they are almost always in two catagories: One is a flood of Indian men named John or Keith telling me that he can submit the site to search engines and directories for me and will even throw in some free ‘advanced penquin-proof link building’ if I pick up their premium package. The other is the SEO services and programs…they are worse than Keith and John. Keith and John are easily ignored and tend to leave my boss alone…the ‘professional’ or ‘enterprise’ or any other bull___ service tends to get their e-mails read by my boss…and then I have to spend time explaining to him why these are b.s. and should be shunned -they will waste money at the least and hurt the company at the worst!”

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Dec 11 2012

Everyone Knows SEO Status Quo

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

It seems like most people I talk to now “know SEO.”

Sometimes people want to pay me to do a SEO task for them, but I have a problem taking their money because I know it won’t make the difference.

Quite often people who have experienced success with SEO in the past, now want to do the same things that worked before. The assumptions go like this: Continue reading “Everyone Knows SEO Status Quo”

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Oct 10 2011

Top SEO Skills for Today and Beyond

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

This article is intended for SEOs who want to stay fresh, but others may find it useful as well:

  • Companies hiring for a web project
  • SEOs on the job hunt
  • Businesses who want to do better with SEO

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Aug 29 2011

8 Things To Consider If You’ve Not Done SEO Recently

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

SEO is a long-term marketing strategy

Whether you are doing SEO in-house, on your own time or with a professional, it still takes time for a site to begin ranking well for a keyword that has never been targeted before, unless you’re involved with a brand with a huge following. Here’s the gist:

  • Engaging content to the searcher is the foundation so please don’t try to push a web page that’s all about “me and my super awesome company.” You’ve often got to create content that’s not about you if you want conversions.
  • That new content should have a few good quality links pointing at it from sites that are reputable and/or relevant to the topic to gain good search rank.

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Oct 21 2008

What’s Stopping You From Going Forward With SEO?

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

Lee Oden, an internet marketing expert, wrote an interesting post recently: SEO Tops Recession Internet Marketing Tactics. In it, Lee reveals the results of a poll asking marketers what 3 internet marketing tactics they will emphasize most in the next 6 months. SEO topped the list of more than 41 tactics. Lee concludes: “With SEO, it isn’t a matter of ‘Should we?’ it’s a matter of ‘What’s stopping you?’”

That’s where this poll begins. Continue reading “What’s Stopping You From Going Forward With SEO?”

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