We have heard from many people this week regarding the heartbleed bug. Most folks are in a panic because they really do not understand what it is and how it can affect them. Some folks think that every site out there might be affected or that maybe there own business websites could be vulnerable. So let me first give you a high level overview of what the heartbleed bug is and then what you need to do about it. The heartbleed bug has affected some of the largest sites out there. Some of the sites are: Dropbox Facebook Gmail GoDaddy Google...read more
One common mis-perception in checking rankings is that you can just go to Google, or Bing/Yahoo and search for a keyword and count your position on the rankings page (SERP 1). This is UNTRUE! All the search engines keep track of sites that you have visited before from previous search results by means of a set of cookies that they track. This way, if you visit a site frequently, they figure that you really like that site, and want it to come up higher. Likewise, the results will vary if you conduct a search google or bing while logged in...read more
One of the most important aspects to ensure your site reaches its potential is to keep your site engaging and active.
Gone are the days of “Build it, and they will come!” There is even more incentive to keep your website dynamic as all the major search engines keep tabs on sites activity to ensure that the more active sites rank higher in their search results.read more
Google once again updated its search engine algorithm a few days ago, September 14, 2012. While this update was released with little fanfare, the SEO community immediately took notice. Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Search Engine team tweeted Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity of search results in terms of different domains returned. This new change was suppose to limit the number of listings for a single domain in the SERPs. For those of you that have not seen it, there are a large...read more