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Things to Know About SEO

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, by Juan Rodriguez

Main Goal of Search Engine Optimization

SEO is a practice that communicates to the search engines exactly what your business does. Search engines speak a certain language and they expect websites to tell them what their site is all about. SEO also involves effectively communicating to the most relevant website properties, building content, and linking your website to others that deem you relevant. This process is similar to voting for your favorite website. SEO helps you build your online presence, making it easy for targeted customers find you.

Be Patient

Good SEO can have a powerful and lasting impact on your website traffic and rankings. Results are usually achieved through several tasks that take time to be implemented and also take time to be recognized by search engines. There are no shortcuts or tricks to make this happen faster. Depending on the competitiveness of your keyword, your budget, and search trends, initial results may take a few months to be seen. Like all good things, it's worth waiting for.

SEO Deliverables


Website Optimization for keywords gets you on the path for success. This process involves actual work, meaning, content placement and linking your website to other websites. Ranking high on search engines is a good measure of the quality of work done by your SEO company. However, no reputable firm can or should guarantee 1st page rankings. Organic rankings have too many factors that that contribute to rankings to make such a promise. Activity of your competition is considered when setting the correct budget to get visibility for your business.

You Must Choose the Right Keywords


Keywords are an essential part of SEO. They should be incorporated in your site to make it more search engine friendly and relevant. They are also used to direct others to your site from other locations. It is very important that time be taken to effectively research and carefully select your keywords so you have the best opportunity for success. Ideally, these keywords should be highly searched, under represented, relevant and specific to your offerings.

Consider Your Content


Titles, html, and URL names are all useful to build SEO value, but search engines also heavily consider the textual content of a page when determining how to rank it. Each page on your site should be on topic and contain relevant, original and informative text that supports your keywords and areas of expertise. Your site should be seen as an authority on the topics you present. The more topical, helpful, and user friendly your content is, the more valuable your site will appear to search engines.

Broadcast Your Site


It's important that your website be optimized so that search engines can easily identify it, but that alone is not enough. Your website must be associated with other sites that discuss your keywords and topics relevant to your site. This is best achieved through link building. The purpose of link building is two-fold; to build your credibility with search engines when they see your website associated with good content, and to provide links that will direct users to your site. When links to your website are broadcast in the right locations, your site will be positioned to receive more attention. Link building should be an ongoing process.

Search Engines Are Complex and Evolving


Search engines use very complicated algorithms that factor in hundreds of criteria when determining how sites will rank. There are common things that most search look for, but there are also factors that vary from engine to engine. These factors constantly change so that search engines can provide better results and service. A good SEO company knows this and adapts with the changes, while applying the best and most up-to-date practices for success.

Your Whole Site Can Build Value


Most websites consist of more than just a home page. Each page within a website can rank individually on search engines. Usually the main focus is on a home page, but every other page within a domain can be optimized to draw more attention to your site.

Content sited from Boostability.

Have Penguin 3.0 Update Affected Your Website Efforts?

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, by Juan Rodriguez

It has been confirmed that Google's Penguin 3.0 update went live on Friday, October 17.  This new update affects 1.0% of all Google search queries and centers on link-quality across the internet. 

While the majority of the update seemed to go live rather quickly, Google has commented that the full release will continue to go out for several more weeks. 

Penguin 3.0 was a very anticipated update. With the way Penguin works, websites that were previously penalized by Penguin and made changes to comply with Google standards, were not able to know if their changes worked until this new Penguin release.

The latest update goal is to reduce the amount of spam on the internet, offering a better search experience for users while minimizing spam. Google announced the new launch on Search Engine Land, where it was named Google Penguin 3.0. Penguin 3.0 is estimated to only impact one percent of search queries, a significant drop from the 3.1 percent of queries that were affected by Google Penguin when it first launched in April 2012. As with any new algorithm change, however, businesses are eager to learn as much as possible about the changes in order to shift their own marketing efforts if necessary. While there isn't much information about the new release, here's what we know at this point.

Spammy Links are Targeted

After being dramatically impacted by previous Penguin updates, many businesses worked hard to clean up their sites. Google was especially interested in cleaning up results by penalizing links that were spammy in nature. Some businesses were disappointed that, despite hours of hard work to clean up inbound links, they noticed little improvement in their search rankings. Need help with your internet presence, please give us a call for a free analysis at 818-396-3519.

SEO is not dead

Posted on Friday, February 04, 2011, by Juan Rodriguez

Many people might be mad at Google, but the truth is that their new changes may be a positive change and new opportunities for websites that are optimized correctly. Google is just doing its job, and that is cleaning the internet of spam.

The new Panda update literally rewards websites that work hard on optimizing, providing relevant content, developing their brands and putting their customers first. Quality content and Social integration continue to be the key components looked by the search engines.

Many SEO agencies just try to ‘beat’ the algorithm with tricks, spam, and schemes. They are being penalized and by this time probably lost their rankings that their websites had.

Customers always ask, Is it really possible to go back on top or place on the top search engines. The answer is YES. But, there is not an immediate solution. A relevant campaign with a solid preparation and good old SEO will do the trick. It may take a bit longer than usual, but results would be more satisfactory in the long run. If this is done right, you don’t have to dread future algorithm changes.

Search Evolution:

Imagine the world without Search Engines. Well not too long ago, we did not have them and the few ones available were not as sophisticated as they are now. They have technically been around for over two decades. They provide us with access to unlimited knowledge and have become part of our day to day life.

Google, Yahoo, Bing are the main search engines around. Our generation have adopted them and they have changed how we find information, connect with others and more importantly how we present and market our businesses. We literally use them as a research tool for everything including how we search for services and products that we are planning to buy. We are no longer passive consumers who were just waiting to see advertisements to realize we needed something. We are now active consumers. We now seek out information about what we want to buy, and we do it all online.

How do we overcome the constant algorithms changes?

We do this by keeping the content relevant, following their guidelines and most important back-linking correctly. Relevant links will always be good for rankings. Getting inbound links naturally will always boost optimization and deliver high-conversion traffic, and this is unlikely to change. The essentials are still the foundation of good Search Engine Optimization.

Customers should no longer look at link building from the same outdated SEO-driven mentality. Google’s algorithms are no longer simple formulas that are easy to manipulate.

Do not do a link exchange:

  • to boost your Pagerank

  • to boost your search rankings


Instead, do a link exchange:

  • because the visitor you will gain from that link likely to be truly interested in your product/service .

  • because the link will provide a relevant resource that is truly useful to your audience.


One of the best ways to gain top-quality, relevant links from other websites is to create good content that will naturally increase your website’s popularity in the web community.

Keep up with the changes and continue to naturally market your website to obtain results. Remember that your efforts will always pay off at the end.


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