Quality Guidelines Are Changing

2015-12-31T06:33:12+00:00 January 4th, 2016|SEO|

Knowing how to categorize a website in a hierarchy based on the search intentions of users can be a daunting process. Virtually every website that contains several pages of content uses some structure in its organization. The most common and simplest structure is pages being put into categories, typically with distinct subcategories. Usability testing, analytics, [...]

Penguin Update Delayed Until 2016

2017-01-17T21:39:30+00:00 December 31st, 2015|SEO|

If you’re one of the many people who’s been eagerly waiting for Google’s long-anticipated update to Penguin, or dreading what it may bring, it appears that you’ll be waiting for a little while longer – in a statement, a Google spokesperson said that “it looks like the penguins won’t march until next year.” Google has [...]

SEO in 2016 – Are you Ready?

2017-01-17T21:39:30+00:00 December 29th, 2015|SEO|

No company or online business can be successful without exposure. Having exposure ensures you will have consistent leads coming in. This fact may seem obvious, but many companies don't have a digital marketing plan. Having a plan for your marketing is vital. Without a plan, you will spend more money on advertising and see little [...]

Is your site ready for another Penguin Update?

2015-11-26T14:15:39+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Recent, SEO|

The first Google Penguin algorithm update was unveiled in early 2012. The update represented Google's first attempt to filter out strategies to manipulate its search engine results. Today, Google continues to tweak and update the Penguin algorithm to better refine search engine results for it's users. The next Penguin algorithm is set to deploy before [...]

What Are Breadcrumbs and How Do They Benefit SEO?

2015-08-11T00:01:29+00:00 August 10th, 2015|SEO|

Breadcrumbs, inspired from the crumbs that the characters Hansel and Grethel left for themselves in the forest in the classic Grimm fairy tale, have evolved into a very effective tool for search engine optimization. Just as the crumbs in the story attempted to lead Hansel and Grethel through the forest back to their destination, the [...]

Server Codes

2017-01-17T21:39:31+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Recent, SEO|

Whenever someone visits your website or a Googlebot crawls one of your webpages, a request is received by your server and it responds to the request with an HTTP status code. The status code provides web crawlers with information about the status of the request as well details about your website and the page requested. [...]

Google’s April 21st Deadline

2017-01-17T21:39:31+00:00 March 20th, 2015|SEO|

...if your site is not optimized for cross-platform usage or ignores mobile users altogether, the drop in rankings could be huge. Sites with mobile-friendly optimization will receive precedence in mobile search engine rankings, edging your site out and reducing or eliminating the chances of mobile users finding your company.... With the new Google algorithm less than a month away from being deployed, webmasters should examine their sites as soon as possible to ensure compliance. If your site does not meet the requirements, M25.co has a dedicated team of responsive design professionals who can not only correct the problem but help make your site more flexible and user-friendly to a broader range of devices. For more information on how we can help make your website better and more compliant for this or future search engine updates.

SEO Checklist – Focusing on Social Media

2017-01-17T21:39:32+00:00 March 7th, 2015|SEO, Social Media|

As some of you know I teach a beginner to advanced SEO Workshop. One of the most asked for items in my talk is the SEO Checklist I have developed just for the Workshop. Obviously there is a lot more covered during the workshop, but when we get to the list I go through it in [...]

What is a Canonical Tag?

2017-01-17T21:39:32+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|SEO|

Perhaps you have a website that you want to optimize for the best possible placement in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Or, maybe you're new to learning about search engine optimization (SEO) and you're trying to learn the lingo that search engine optimizers (SEOs) use when discussing various aspects of their jobs. Either way, [...]