Google Algorithm Updates – What You Need to Know

In the last few weeks, did you notice your rankings change or fluctuate in search results? This may have been thanks to another sweep of Google core algorithm updates. Core algorithm changes happen often and typically go unnoticed, but this round was different. Many feared this may be the long-awaited Penguin roll out which was […]

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Google Updates: Say Hello to Local 3-Packs

Have you heard? Google made another sweeping change to offer an improved way of listing local businesses in search results. Say “bye bye” to local 5 or 7-packs and “hello” to the new and improved 3-pack layout as Google moves toward offering more mobile-friendly search options. As we dive into Google’s update, there are a […]

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Changes in SEO: Google Requires Websites Be “Mobile-Friendly”

Google is now making the lives of mobile users easier. Chances are you’ve done an online search from your smartphone and landed on websites that aren’t mobile-friendly. It makes it difficult to find quick information when you’re zooming in and scrolling left to right. Google has heard the cries of mobile users and is responding […]

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SEO 101 – Don’t Forget that Dynamic Content!

Before diving in here I want to take a brief moment to define (in my mind) what dynamic content is. Websites are made up mostly of static content; static because it’s likely been there a while without change. Most websites are made up of mostly static content, which isn’t necessarily a good thing, but it […]

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SEO Best Practices: Managing a Successful Website Migration

The words ‘site migration’ get tossed around a lot for a number of website upgrades. There’s the completely new site and there’s the refresh or site improvement, which might consist of a new look-and-feel, the addition (and subtraction) of some pages, and so on. Regardless of the site migration you are referring to it can […]

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6 Thoughts on SEO – And Some Ramblings of My Own

to take the ‘pulse’ of certain topics; what are people thinking or what’s the latest tip or technique getting attention? It’s where I went recently to see what the latest buzz in search engine optimization (SEO) was. Some of what I found was useful, interesting, as well as disappointing. SEO- Search Engine Optimization- Are Magic […]

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The Continued Evolution of SEO… to WSO?

So the death of SEO is certainly NOT here, but its evolution continues. Much like the ever changing face of rock and roll, the PC (or computing as we know it), mobile phones into something better so too is SEO morphing into something different and, yes… better. If you work in the digital marketing space, […]

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Black Hat SEO and why you should run (evolve) like Heck!

SEO is certainly changing, evolving as an industry. Agencies that once relied on SEO as a service are now adapting and morphing into something that is more in tune with content marketing. And while content marketing can certainly be done poorly, it’s much more transparent than bad SEO. Bad content is just… well, bad! It’s […]

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Local SEO – 5 strategies to get started

We’ve recently had the opportunity and privilege to work with several local companies here in the Portland Metro area to help improve their local SEO results. In our 3+ years of business, the opportunity to work with truly local companies has only presented itself a handful of times. Local SEO has similarities to the ‘general’ […]

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