2014 U.S. Search Awards Recap

2014 U.S. Search Awards Recap

The  2014 U.S. Search Awards were held on Wednesday, October 8th during Pubcon at the Las Vegas Strip’s iconic Treasure Island Hotel. Representative judges from a number of digital marketing companies, including FMB Media and Omni Marketing Interactive, named a total 20 recipients at the biggest US Search Awards celebration yet. U.S. Search Awards Big Wins Taking … Continued

Big Companies Suffer Data Breaches

Big Companies Suffer Data Breaches

Home Depot’s crushing data breach this September has put billion dollar corporations on their toes.  Beginning in April of this year, the malware known as Mozart–a corporation specific computer contaminate–went on a 5 month infiltration of Home Depot’s cybersecurity system. Experts project over 56 million customers were affected. That’s over 15 million more than last December’s … Continued

3 Grammar Sites to Put Your Blog on Top

3 Grammar Sites to Put Your Blog on Top

In the professional blogging world you can’t afford poor grammar. With major search engines like Bing implementing grammar analytics to rank blogs  amongst the good and the bad, your  blog could benefit from grammar assistance. If your blog is in desperate need of editing, there are online grammar tools that can make revising fast and … Continued

Essential Components of Effective Blogging

Essential Components of Effective Blogging

When it comes to creating effective blogs, many people make the mistake of producing fluff and little else, which readers won’t find engaging and in which they quickly will lose interest. If you have blogs that at most keep people looking for only a few seconds, search engine analytics will make note of the relatively short … Continued

Enforce Copyright Protections Through the DMCA

Enforce Copyright Protections Through the DMCA

When you produce online content for your website, blog, social media or another outlet, the moment you publish the content, you own it. Thank goodness for Copyright Protections. That ownership applies to any content posted online, whether it’s a blog post, photograph, infographic, video or another type of online post. Protecting your online content is … Continued

Relevant Content Improves SEO Link-Building

Relevant Content Improves SEO Link-Building

When it comes to link-building for search engine optimization, many online marketers make the mistake of running content that has little chance of being published or that will reach only a handful of relevant readers. The most effective Web links are naturally obtained links coming from sites that have high readership levels among consumers that … Continued

Google ‘Pigeon’ Update Rewards Local Marketing

Google ‘Pigeon’ Update Rewards Local Marketing

Google is rolling out yet another (infamous) update with the aim to improve the quality and relevance of search engine results, this time directly affecting local marketing. Although Google has not formally named the newest algorithm update, the online world has dubbed it the “pigeon” algorithm update due to its focus on local SEO search results. … Continued

Improve Site Security and Search Rankings

Improve Site Security and Search Rankings

Many people don’t correlate site security with search engine rankings, but Google officials recently announced they are going to include site security measures among algorithm considerations for ranking sites. Google officials this month announced they are going to add SSL and HTTPS security protocols to the algorithm ranking signals that ultimately will improve the site … Continued

Landing Page Basics for Better SEO

Landing Page Basics for Better SEO

Many online marketers make the mistake of slapping up Web pages that aren’t fully optimized and many times not working properly and fail to meet their full potential when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). When Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other search engines rank Web pages for keyword relevancy, the pages have to be … Continued

Don’t Overlook Localized SEO Efforts

Don’t Overlook Localized SEO Efforts

When it comes to geographically based search engine optimization (SEO) efforts, many people make the mistake of doing a shotgun strategy that greatly dilutes the effectiveness of their online marketing by not properly targeting the most likely market. Small businesses in particular need to focus much of their online marketing efforts for local communities rather … Continued

Don’t Overlook Imagery for Posts

Don’t Overlook Imagery for Posts

Many people include a lot of text with their Web pages and social media posts, but they too often overlook the importance of including images to help drive home the message while also providing a better user experience. Current SEO trends place an importance on images, whether they are pictures, graphs, embedded videos or other … Continued

Don’t Let Them Think You’re Fake

Don’t Let Them Think You’re Fake

When it comes to doing well on search engine results of any kind, the search engines themselves need assurances that a site is genuine and not an affiliate marketer or worse, a SPAM site. If a search engine is assured a site is a real and genuine destination on the World Wide Web, it will … Continued