Is Google PageRank Dead

10 Signs Google PageRank is Dead…to Non-Googlers

I keep seeing the same question posted over and over, “Is Google PageRank Dead?” My thoughts are yes and no. Yes, it’s dead to those outside of Google. No, it’s not dead to Googlers (people who work at Google). In other words, I still think Google uses PageRank as a part of their organic ranking algorithm. I just don’t think they will push PageRank out to the public anymore. Read more

How to launch a blog

5 Steps You Never Skip When Launching a New Blog

Launching a blog can be like going to the gym. You go for about 2 weeks, and you never go again because you’re unorganized, and you don’t have a strategy.  Before my agency was acquired, I personally witnessed this happen to different companies and agencies for over a decade. That’s why I’m sharing my insight on how to launch a blog. Read more

What makes your content go viral

10 Proven Ways to Make Your Content Go Viral

There’s no doubt about it. Content marketing is the future of SEO and digital marketing. But what makes content go viral? More specifically, what do the top shared articles have in common? Well, the folks at Buzzsumo analyzed over 100 million articles so they could find the answers to those questions. They looked for commonalities and trends that the most shared articles had in common, and here’s what they came up with. Read more

URL Optimization SEO

Top 10 Most Important SEO Tips for URL Optimization

For some, a URL is just a unique finger print that holds the unique location of a web page on the internet. To an SEO expert, it holds much more information than a web page’s location. It provides informative signals that help search engines understand the content of a page, it’s purpose, and it’s target market. Like all signals, some can be weak, some can be strong, and some signals can even be missing. Below are the 10 most important signals that major search engines detect from URLs when determining the page’s content, who the target market is, and how high to rank the page in the search results. Read more

How to make professional web videos

How to Make Professional Videos on a $500 or $1,000 Budget

I would like to share everything I’ve learned in the last couple of years about shooting web videos. Let me start by saying that I am not an expert in video production in any way; however, being a successful digital marketer requires basic to advanced knowledge of video production. After teaching myself about video production, and testing out various types of equipment, I am happy to say that my skills are good enough that I no longer have to go to an expensive studio, nor do I have to hire an expensive video production team. I can do everything on my own, and I’m doing it all for less than a $1,000 investment. Read more

How to hire someone on elance

How Agencies Should Properly Vet Freelancers on Upwork

For 10 years my agency has hired 100’s of people around the world, in 20+ different languages and 20+ different countries. We started using Upwork a few years back, and it’s literally changed my core business methods. I can also graciously say Upwork has saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars. But it wasn’t great at first. We almost stopped using Upwork many times, until we realized the problems we had were not the fault of the freelancers we found on Upwork; we were the problem. Read more

Crazy Web Design and SEO QUestions

20 Crazy Questions from 20 Crazy Clients

I love my web design and SEO clients, even the crazy ones. You know who you are. I’m not trying to bite the hand that feeds me. I know if it weren’t for you I’d be out of a job,  but some of you ask the craziest questions.  I’m sure my clients also get crazy questions from their clients, we all do. So, I thought I’d share a few of the craziest questions I’ve heard from my web design and SEO clients over the last 11 years. Read more

Free SEO Competitor Audit

The 1 Thing that REALLY impresses Potential SEO Clients

I guarantee that you will close more SEO deals if you follow this super simple SEO sales meeting tip. Keep in mind, I have done this for over 10 years, and my agency has generated millions in SEO sales. This is one of my super secrets that helped us dramatically increase our closing rate in sales meetings. It doesn’t matter if you sell SEO, CRO, web design, or online PR; this simple sales meeting tip is worth millions in potential revenue. Read more

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