An often overlooked part of on-page SEO is image optimization. I’m not talking about optimizing the images themselves so that the images will load faster—this post is about how to create SEO friendly images in WordPress using the alt tag. Alternative (alt) text are the words used in the alt tag field to describe the image.… Read more Create SEO Friendly Images in WordPress with alt text
It has been widely rumored that we should expect Google to run a Penguin update in the beginning of 2016. Let me begin by explaining what Penguin is, then we’ll talk about how you can check if you need to worry about its impact on your website’s ranking. What is Google Penguin? Google Penguin is an algorithm that… Read more Google Penguin and SEO Link Checking – What you need to know
As a blogger or business owner you want to not only attract visitors to your website but you want to keep them there as long as possible, navigating from page to page and post to post consuming your fabulous content. When you look at Google Analytics are you concerned by a high bounce rate? Let’s take a… Read more 8 Secrets to Reduce Bounce Rate and Improve User Experience
What are local search results? Local results display prominently at the top of search results right below paid ads and depending on your search term often before any organic search results! Local results show a number of local business on a map and include additional information about those businesses. Google will display business listings to users… Read more Local Search | Google My Business
Sometimes the web designer in me is at odds with the on-page SEO expert in me. I want to make my websites beautiful but I want them to rank well. When looking at new trends in web design I know that it is very important to consider the SEO implications. I spoke about SEO at… Read more Parallax Design and SEO | Is a one-page website alright for SEO?
As the domain name space gets exhausted, people are getting creative. Torontonians wanting to focus their business locally may like the idea of using the .to extension. I certainly did BUT… there is a big SEO problem with doing this. Just as the .ca is the Internet country code top-level domain for Canada, .to is… Read more Should .to domains be used in Toronto?
Choosing a good domain name is becoming harder and harder. So many times you think of the perfect name only to find it is already taken. What makes a good domain name? The best names are brandable and contain keywords. A Brandable Domain: When choosing a domain name also consider how you’re going to brand… Read more Choosing a Domain Name
Everything you need to know about changing WordPress Permalinks and 301 redirects In this post, we’ll walk through changing permalink settings on a new WordPress Installation and how to do 301 redirects when changing permalink settings on an established site. Changing Permalink Settings on a New WordPress Installation One of the first things to do,… Read more A Complete Guide to WordPress Permalinks and 301 redirects
Elaborating on a post from last month How do I get to the top of Google? where I stressed the importance of quality inbound links, we will now look further at what defines the “quality” of a link and how do you get them? What determines link quality? The best way to determine a links… Read more Quality links to your site
Your new website looks great! It has been developed using WordPress, your web copy has been optimized for your keywords, everything has been done for on-page search engine optimization but now what? What more can you do to get to the top of Google? 1. Get a Google Local Business listing Google Business search results… Read more How do I get to the top of Google?