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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: What source do you use to do keyword research?

SEM Rush plus the Google Keyword Planner.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Does my website theme make a difference to SEO

A theme that is not optimized for SEO can have a huge negative impact on your search engine results. Here are some of the things to look for in a theme:


Proper use of H1, H2, and H3 tags
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: How to raise a third-party Review in the rankings of my product?

When I google "Mister Manpower Review", that link shows up #6 in google. Mission accomplished!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,931
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Are Social Media Signals A Ranking Factor?

Like I mentioned in another forum :cool: , I accept that no one has demonstrated a direct connection between social shares and SERPs. I just find it hard to believe that Google has this information...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,931
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Are Social Media Signals A Ranking Factor?

If I had 100k engaged twitter followers, I'm sure I could use 7500 tweets to "indirectly" increase SEPRS. :cool:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Backlinks from social media websites

You shouldn't expose your site to smart SEO guys. They will rip you off! :-)

You will see links from Google Plus in the GWT because google counts those link. How much are they worth? Not much I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: daily adding new contents will boast a site ?

Post frequency is not a signal per se. However, having articles on hand with recent post dates does help SERPS.

Humans prefer recent information. Thus it makes sense that Google prefers recent...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: If you found someone's PBN, what would you do?

JV?

I don't know if the PBN owner is also the competitor site owner or merely the PBN client. In any case, I don't want to expose my site to the competitor before it's strong enough to rank. My...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: If you found someone's PBN, what would you do?

I found it when I was analyzing the links of a competitor and found a strong domain that contained home page links to my competitor.

Where I often see obvious PBNs blogs with irrelevant sidebar...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Want to know best free software for competitor's Backlinks analysis

Are SEM Rush backlinks any good? I want to get a month of AHREF, Majestic, or SEM Rush this weekend. I like SEM Rush's competitor keywords but I worry that their backlinks do not compare with the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Mike Vick
If you found someone's PBN, what would you do?

I just found a few cleverly constructed PBN sites. How would one leverage this finding to help their own SEO efforts? At minimum, I plan to use the technique this person uses to mask the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Unsure what to do about theme

Support gave me custom css but I encountered some issues with it and was to impatient to work through all of the issues. :o
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Unsure what to do about theme

Stevebeans,

If your current theme uses H2 in the sidebars, moving to Sahifa should improve your SERPS because it would immediately fix your H2 problem. As I mentioned above, on Posts and Pages,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: How important is alexa ranking in seo?

Alexa is important because some mofos think it's important. Therefore, I always spend the requisite 60 seconds it takes to add my new sites to Alexa. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Unsure what to do about theme

On Posts and Pages, H1 should be used exclusively by the theme and not by the author. H1 should only be used for the pages title.

On Posts and Pages, H2 should be used exclusively by the author...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Unsure what to do about theme

A poorly designed theme can kill your site.

Before I knew any better, I once used a theme that used H2 in the widgets section. :-(

Make sure you find sites that are already using the theme you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: How To Rank A Website Fast

The fastest way I rank a page is by pointing links to it.

Competition for keywords is the first page of search engine results of course.

I'll also use SEM Rush to find sites that are ranking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Moving content while minimizing loss of link juice?

Thanks for the reply.

If a do a temporary redirect, would that preserve the link juice on the old sight and just send traffic to the new site? My thought is that the content would then help the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Vick
Moving content while minimizing loss of link juice?

I have a client that has these two sites:

TechMommy.com
- This site is currently not being updated
- The top five articles on this site have tons of link juice
- Client wants to now re-purpose...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Redirects and the link juice

A couple years ago I was hit with a penalty on my main money site. I had created bad links to it (didn't know what I was doing). To recover, I created a new site with the same pages and 301'ed each...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Changes in Wordpress Themes for SEO

Changing Wordpress themes can hurt your ranking if the new theme improperly uses some HTML tags. For instance, I found a great theme on themeforest that I wanted to use. When I ran SEOQuake...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th July 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: domain forwarding - seo

Backlinks definitely transfer, at least if you use the webmaster tools "change of address" feature.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th July 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Does Google allow us to Incentivize Social Shares?

MikeFriedman, I agree that the social signals could be correlation. The PDF download from Search Metrics also suggests that some of its findings could be correlation. I do however believe a bunch...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th July 2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Does Google allow us to Incentivize Social Shares?

Ryan, I'm not worried about Google bots finding these incentives. I'm worried about other webmasters reporting me.

JGant, Google likes social shares per this article: SEO Ranking Factors - Rank...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th July 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Mike Vick
Does Google allow us to Incentivize Social Shares?

Does Google allow us to ask for social shares in exchange for displaying locked content?

Can I require a social share in order to enter someone in to a contest I'm running?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th February 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: yahoo answers backlinks

Agreed, these links are best for targeted traffic. YA is also a good place to discover new topics to write about.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th February 2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: All at once Or Scheduled?

I agree with paulgl's point about not waiting to post articles you already have.

Any thoughts about back dating the articles so that you don't have 100 articles with the same post date?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th February 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,266
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Best webhost apart from Hostgator, bluehost and godaddy

I used Siteground and they were one of the best performing hosts I've used. Just be aware that you might not get a discount rate when you renew beyond the initial period. There have also been some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,844
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Considering a Link Removal Service to Recover from the Penguin

I've recovered from a slap. I had to move the content to another domain though. I was able to 301 pages (not the domain) from the slapped site to the new one. I don't know why it worked but it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,057
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Creating a Silo Structure using WordPress

Does a menu bar really kill a silo?

I want to try a silo set up on my new site. I can easily set up sidebars to contain links to only articles in the same silo. I just think the lack of a menu...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Should I spawn popular, high PR pages to a new site?

Thanks again guys for the pointers. I was going to possibly clobber the existing site's revenue in an attempt to prop up the new site. Instead, I simply created a new site using different hosting...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Any suggest about keyword research ?

Find the keywords your competition are using.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Should I spawn popular, high PR pages to a new site?

On my most popular PR4 running shoe pages, should post links to the similar, more detailed pages on the new site?



That's a good point about comparing the sub-niches. Looking at my stats right...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Should I spawn popular, high PR pages to a new site?

I was considering this option as well so I wouldn't interrupt the current revenue. I just didn't want to start a site from scratch.

With option 4 would you then write running shoe content for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Mike Vick
Should I spawn popular, high PR pages to a new site?

Let's say I have a web site about footwear.

I cover all footwear but my section on running shoes is more popular than the rest of the site. Over 75% of my revenue comes from this section. The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th December 2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Mike Vick
Import Amazon product info into database?

Is there an app or plugin I can use to import product info from amazon into a database? I searched for "import amazon" and didn't find what I'm looking for... :o
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Allow Elance/oDesk writers contributor access to your blog?

Thanks! I see that I can make them a "contributor" so that they can write articles but cannot publish them.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Do exact match domains still rank? (ex: keywordhere.com)

Thanks Justin!

Btw, where did u find your writers? I'm about to try out writers from Elance.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Do exact match domains still rank? (ex: keywordhere.com)

Do you guys prefer EMDs with dashes or without? I have a high traffic page that I want to spin off to its own site and give it an EMD.

Edit: NVM, I see another hyphen discussion..
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Mike Vick
Allow Elance/oDesk writers contributor access to your blog?

I'm looking for Elance/oDesk writers to write news articles for my blog. I was thinking about allowing them to create Wordpress posts directly, but not allow them to publish. Is this a good idea?...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,451
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Creating my Own Private PR Blog Network

You don't use adsense on those sites, correct?

Do you manually spin?

Are all 100 of your sites about "sprockets"? or do you have 10 "sprocket" sites, 10 "do-dad" sites, etc?

At most, how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,451
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Creating my Own Private PR Blog Network

I now have a small PBN of PR4-5 domains. How best do I link them to my main money site?

One link from the home page only?

Site wide blog roll?

Site wide footer?

I was thinking of using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,757
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Hostgator Problems - Any Suggested Alternatives?

Servint has been fine for me. I was thinking of switch from them when my top money site started performing really slow. It turned out that I just needed to remove a plugin that led to a 20mb error...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,757
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Hostgator Problems - Any Suggested Alternatives?

I just signed up with Arvixe.com using lifetime 20% off coupon "whmcs" (more codes: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/arvixe.com?c=4526776).

I also signed up with HawkHost.com using lifetime 30%...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,757
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Hostgator Problems - Any Suggested Alternatives?

I use Servint.net for my money sites and client sites. I've been with them for 8 years+.

I'm also using HostNine, which is also EIG :mad:. I'm in the process of moving from them.

I just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd August 2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By Mike Vick
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th July 2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Please Help On How To Move Content From An Old Site To A New One

It's not free but I used BackupBuddy to move a site to a new domain. Not only does it move the content, it will attempt to update the links within your existing posts to point to the new domain.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th July 2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,622
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: How good is a .me domain?

My .tv domains didn't rank until I changed the geo-target setting in webmaster tools.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Mike Vick
Can a site about movies be a good niche?

Can a site about movies be a good niche? Or is this niche already saturated?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Buying google +1 and twitter followers plus Facebook Likes

I have purchased tweets and fb likes to make a new site look like it's not new. I don't do it for any other purpose. I definitely don't buy any g+ or youtube views/likes for any reason.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Media.net

I signed up for a media.net inivation over the weekend and they sent me login information today. I plan to test one ad. Hopefully it doesn't clobber my adsense earnings.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: If your site is ranking for a term...

One thing I would do is this:

1. Create the new page with onion ring related content.
2. On the french fry page, create a link to the onion ring page like so:

Also Read: Why Onion Rings...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Need separate hosting accounts? (footprint)

I have a host account that allows me to select which of thier servers I can use for each of my web sites, like so:

ns1.myhost.com
blah123.myhost.com 36.42.123.456 PBN1.com
blah456.myhost.com...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Blog Network Hosting, How Do You Deal With The Budget Shared Hosting Companies?

As Mike Anthony mentioned, when looking at reviews on WHT, consider the join date and number of posts the reviewer has. People that joined recently or have only a few posts are invisible to me.

...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Buying High PR Links Guide

When you look at Majestic, do you consider the fresh backlink count or the historical backlink count?

Do you look for a minimum number of referring domains?

Any tips on how to find domains or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th July 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Mike Vick
Re: Domain name

Keywords in the domain will help but I don't think they are critical.

I have a site in which there are no keywords in the domain. The site is about X, I have one unrelated article about Y, and...
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