How to Disavow Broken Links

How to Disavow Spammy Links

The dictionary defines “disavow” as to deny any responsibility or support for. So, when you tell Google to disavow a link, essentially you’re telling them that you deny any responsibility for certain spammy websites or specific web pages linking to you, and therefore, do not penalize your website. In this post I will show you how to disavow any spammy websites or specific web pages in 3 easy steps. Read more

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8 Ways to Make Your Blog Post More Visual

There’s nothing worse than seeing a long blog post with paragraphs and paragraphs of text. Who wants to read that? Most readers aren’t readers, they’re skimmers, looking for bits and pieces of information. Don’t make skimmers read through long boring paragraphs just to find one tiny piece of information. A skimmer will take one look at your long blog post that’s full of paragraphs, shake their head, and bounce; hence the term “bounce rate”. That being said, here are 8 ways you can make your blog posts more visual. Read more

How to offer a free download using feedbuner email subscription

Feedburner Trick: Give Users a File AFTER They Subscribe

This post will show you how to give your visitors a free download AFTER they subscribe to your blog using Feedburner. If you follow my instructions I can guarantee that you will drastically increase the number of people who subscribe to your blog, just like I did. It’s actually quite simple, but feel free to ask me questions in the comment section below. Read more

Contact Form Conversion Tips

5 Reasons Your Visitors Don’t Fill Out Your Contact Form

Ask yourself this question: How many potential customers leave your website without filling out your contact form? The answer is usually “lots” or “way too many”. This is a common problem with websites. Your SEO company does a great job driving traffic to your website, and your visitors start showing interest in your services by viewing a few pages and staying on your website for a minute or two. Then they get to your contact page and see the contact form. But instead of filling out that form, they “bounce” from your website. Why is that? Read more

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20 Signs Your Web Designer is Terrible

It’s been 10+ years since I built a website for my first client and I’m not ashamed to say that back then I was a terrible web designer. I was terrible for many years and for many different reasons. In fact, everything you’ll see below, I was guilty of. However, I eventually learned how to perfect the web designing process the hard way, through determination, research and lots of experience. Today, I think it’s safe to say I’m a very good web designer. If you don’t believe me, ask Inc Magazine, Crain’s Business, CBS, ABC, and NBC. Because they’ve all asked for my opinion and advice multiple times on this subject. Read more

5 Ways to Optimize Your Face in Google

Whether you are building your personal brand or just feeding your ego, this article is perfect for you. Below, I’ve put together 5 simple ways you can become a more recognizable thought leader and build the value of your personal brand. But, don’t send your web developer or SEO team this post just yet, these are all things you can do yourself, and with limited or no html experience. If you do these 5 simple things, you will connect with more people online, get more followers, and you may even get recognized at your next tweet up, meet up, or conference. Read more

The Super Simple Sitemap Guideline

This Super Simple Sitemap Guideline for your website contains or links to everything you need to know about creating a sitemap for your website. Rest assured, it follows all protocols rules and regulations according to major search engines like Google. Save this guideline, share it with others, and re-visit it any time you need to create a sitemap for a website. Read more

What You Don’t Know About Bounce Rate

I have a confession to make.  As an SEO team lead, who’s been practicing for 3 years, it’s difficult to admit that I’ve been misinterpreting a metric. Although I don’t believe that any of the strategies I’ve recommended have been off-base or ill advised, I wish I would’ve had the insight I have now. That metric that I’ve misunderstood is bounce rate. Read more

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