One Christmas Eve, three ghosts paid ol’ Ebenezer Scrooge a visit. They made him realize two things: 1) He’s been bad and 2) being good is much more rewarding. In so many words, that’s what Matt Cutts has been telling people who try to scrooge Google (i.e., get to the top of a search page une...


Given the virtually unlimited amount of space that Google allots its Gmail users, more and more people are treating their account as a sort of digital storage service. When they're not deleted, most photos, e-mails and documents are either archived or left in the inbox -- a practice which begs the q...


A comprehensive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy has proven time and again to be a necessary foundation for any company marketing themselves on the Internet. Kudos if your business also participates in some form of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn). However, now that...


If you want your website to be a competitive force on the Internet, you have to play by the rules -- Google's rules, that is. Below are the 4 biggest, most common and most dangerous mistakes plaguing today's websites. If you learn to recognize and avoid them, your website's SEO and user experience w...


According to Manta.com, a social networking site for small businesses, one-in-three small business owners spend three hours managing their social media accounts every week. 10% spend as much as 10 hours per week -- a healthy bit of time. But is it worth it? Because of the time commitment it requires...


Here's the thing about creating a successful website: There are many things you must do to make your website a success. Assuming that your idea of online success is increased site traffic and sales, these aforementioned things almost exclusively revolve around SEO. Like the pistons of a Corvette, yo...


White Hat SEO or NOTHING

A couple weeks ago, we published an article that sought to analyze the ethics of Internet marketing from a purely fundamental perspective. In a mere breath, we explained both black hat and white hat SEO as well as the projected outcome of each strategy. Of course, such a broad and complex topic can...


An extremely effective way to raise your organic search engine rankings and build a great online reputation is through anchor text, which is a visible, hyperlinked word or phrase (exactly like the one in this sentence) that takes you to another web page when clicked. Google, Bing and other search en...


Pay-per-click ads, as most of you well-know, appear on the side and at the top of Google, Bing and Yahoo! SERPs. They're used to direct customer traffic to websites, funneling millions of people to the optimized landing pages of companies from virtually every industry. Pay-per-click, or PPC, is a tr...


In light of Google's recent algorithmic adjustments, the search engine leader has released some hints intended for users who want "to get ratings, reviews and recommendations that are relevant, helpful, and trustworthy." Google also notes that the changes they've made are there to "protect both busi...


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