I’ll Take Internet for $1000 Alex – @Jeopardy SEO

by Mike Valentine on January 22, 2015

The answer for the clue – “To come up quickly on Google, Companies try to increase SEO, this type of optimization of their web sites” Not sure whether this suggests quick page load speed or quick as in #1 ranking – but the question Alex accepted was “What is search engine optimization?”


Finding is Reserved for Those That Search

by Mike Valentine on September 25, 2014


Concrete Proof of Value of Social Media

January 23, 2014

For those who require concrete evidence of the importance of Social Media in SEO – I present my Instagram proof that Twitter returns solid ROI. This tweet will live forever (or until renovation of the sidewalk).

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Search Ranking Factors 2013 – Better Than Guesswork

October 4, 2013

We all want to know exactly what to do to our web site to make it the undisputed champion and rank on the first page of Google search results, above the fold and for the terms most in demand in our industry. What we’d love most is for Google to say to us (privately of […]

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Embedded Google Plus Posts Launched

September 10, 2013

Google is introducing embedded posts today. Here is a conversation about how to fix sites that have been hit by Penguin. Some good stuff from well known SEO’s who give valuable advice.

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Instagram Embeddable Photos – Come with Attribution, but No Control

August 23, 2013

I just discovered that images publicly posted on Instagram can be embedded. When you click on an image to view it large on Instagram.com, there’s a button on the lower right side of the page with “…” on it. When you click on that it drops down two choices “Report Inappropriate” link and below that […]

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Enterprise SEO Infographic

February 16, 2013

Large scale dynamic sites are notoriously difficult to optimize for search engines without ongoing interaction and training of everyone who touches every aspect of site functionality, content and structure. It’s possible for minor changes in site architecture to strongly affect crawlability for search engines, remote ad servers can slow page load speed, changes in algorithms […]

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Authorship Matters – Author Rank Markup: Semantic Guidance

September 8, 2012

I’ve been attempting to evangelize for authorship, since I’ve always been a big believer in content production and work with editorial teams consistently. Interesting to note that none of the writers or editors I’ve spoken with have heard of authorship markup and that they often question the value of author rank to them. “What’s In […]

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Search Intent, Context & Relevance

June 25, 2012

“Search” is not the entirety of what is intended by artist Mekhitar Garabedian part of a public art exhibition called “Track” in Ghent, Belgium. The backdrop is historic 15th century Butcher’s Hall details @ bit.ly/searchanddestroy I love the cool instagram photo above by @keraman that seems to emphasize the out-sized importance of search – even […]

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Google Panda Update Rolling Out

March 24, 2012

Google announced via Twitter that there was an update to the Panda Algo rolling out today. No further comment, except by SearchEngineLand – shared via Facebook. Panda refresh rolling out now. Only ~1.6% of queries noticeably affected. Background on Panda: goo.gl/mTKCH — A Googler (@google) March 23, 2012 SEO’s – check your client stats and […]

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