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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By Blakers1
Re: does making keywords bold have any effect?

Bold text tags in HTML are a known ranking factor. The amount of these tags and which keyword ratios you need in them are niche and keyword specific. The same goes for italic tags as well by the way....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,869
Posted By Blakers1
Re: How will SEO change in 2020?

Here's what's going to change...all the posts on the Internet ranking for any keyword related to 'SEO in 2019' will have their meta titles updated to read 'in 2020' instead.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd September 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 178
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Up & Down

Everything you are describing is normal and something you have to overcome with time and work.

Someone previously pointed to your on-page possibly having some 'gimmicky' SEO tactics in place....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd September 2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By Blakers1
Re: SEO Agencies - do they all do the same thing? i.e. not much?

Just curious here, but has any of the agencies you worked with done any on-page SEO work at all? Backlinks are definitely important and to be honest, I don't see site-wide relevancy as being too much...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Keyword Golden Ration

I'd agree if we were talking about high competition keywords that require a lot of SEO work, but the original question was about KGR and the whole point of KGR is to NOT go after high competition...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Report a competitor for PBN?

They've been really silent on the whole subject lately, which makes me think the biggest issue was the spammy, low quality sites people were using years ago. There's honestly risk in any...
Forum: Social Media 28th July 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 308
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Will Social Media Marketing be effective for my local Dental Clinic?

First check your web traffic in Google Analytics...

You said you already rank well in the local pack, so I would assume you are getting some traffic to the site that is looking for a local dentist...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th July 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Links From Different Domain: Same IP

This is a terrible idea honestly and very risky. You're probably not going to see any issues at all doing it 2-3 times, but you're basically sending signals to Google that your server hosts a PBN...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Keyword Golden Ration

It does seem to give you a good indication of how easily you could rank for a particular term. If you're in the local SEO space though, I wouldn't even bother.

Instead, we just find local...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Report a competitor for PBN?

PBNs may be bad, but you can't deny the fact that they work (at least for a short time). I'd focus on beating the competitor by building quality links on real sites. Reporting someone is generally...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 24th March 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Blakers1
Re: NEEDED High level writer with real world exp in contractor, waterproofing, roofing..etc


Are you still looking for roofing content by chance? I know this is an older thread, but here's an example of some content we can write in this niche:
Forum: Website Design 13th June 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Blakers1
Re: A question about upgrading to HTTPS

You need to add a rule to your htaccess folder to redirect all http to https. It's fairly simple and the cleanest way to make sure you don't have any mixed content issues

Check out this write-up I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Ranking Changes for Keywords in Search Engine

Just my opinion, but you're probably better off running AdWords. Ranking organically in the US for a term like that will take a small fortune.

An organic SEO strategy that CAN work for you is to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,483
Posted By Blakers1
Re: I'm Having A Hard Time Getting New Clients...HELP

Ever try running AdWords around terms like digital marketing, email marketing, or shopify store setup help?

That would be my suggestion. Just make sure you REALLY know AdWords so you're not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Digital Agency market rates per hour/project and sample legal forms/pitfalls to avoid?

Check this out for average rates:

As far as liability goes, I've never worried about that. What I DO concern myself with is the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Website Suddenly dropped on probably all keywords

Something no one has mentioned yet that could be an issue is your site code.

Look for blocked resources in your robots.txt

Check for NoIndex tags

Look at your htaccess

Then again, if you...
Forum: Website Design 6th May 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Profitable Ideas for Web Development

You're absolutely right. I just saw another thread with a person essentially saying, "I just landed my first SEO client. How long does it take to rank a site with SEO?" That's not the CEO mentality...
Forum: Website Design 16th April 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Profitable Ideas for Web Development


Here's my advice on these questions. Hope it helps!

- Do you offer your services to any business? or do you have a selected niche ?

Right now my agency is about 2 years old. We don't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th April 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Is Building Backlinks From Wesite On Same Server Ok "

I'm not sure which service I bought, but I tried the Hoth once, and I'll never do it again. Talk about old school gray hat tactics, none of the articles they "wrote" were possible to read without...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Blakers1
Re: White Label Opportunities (for [Local] SEO)


We've done SEO as a white label service for a few local agencies in the past, and I wouldn't mind entertaining the idea again. It gets a bit messy though from a management standpoint, so...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st April 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Reusing content from 2 old sites on a new domain

I have to say: If it's not broke, why fix it?

If you have page 1 ranking, Google's clearly not currently penalizing you for the spammy links. In fact, they are probably actually helping you at the...
Forum: The Warrior Path 27th March 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Local SEO Journey - Fully Transparent Results

Okay, I am finally getting around to updating this thread. It's been a busy month and we've seen some more progress in the organic SERPS, but still no local pack ranking yet.

Here's a screenshot...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 428
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Which one is better for SEO?

I almost always upload videos to YouTube and then embed them on my site. Google loves their own products. Plus you can drive traffic to a quality YouTube channel, and you're not slowing down your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Citation Sites

Let me save you some time now and in the future with almost any niche. Bookmark this list!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th March 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Minor change to title tag and consequences on SEO

Here's what I think will happen. You might still rank for "2017" for a while after you make this change. Especially if there are other on-page ranking factors optimized for 2017.

But in time two...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By Blakers1
Re: What is the impact of social bookmarking in SEO

Most SEO's will tell you no, but I think the answer is that it depends. I still see some value in finding a niche appropriate sub-reddit to post our blog articles to.

However, it's not going to do...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th March 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Is article submission to article directory still effective for seo ?

Maybe there's some value to submitting a quality article to Medium. If it's good, you will get some traffic. But it's just not worth the time at all. And most of the other article directories out...
Forum: Website Design 4th March 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Web Marketing Agency Review

My main suggestion would be to get a chat plugin like setup on your site. You'd be amazed at how many people will chat with you directly off your website. It seems to convert really well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th February 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Negative SEO to remove website from Google

OMG never do negative SEO. If I was in that position, I would go into iTunes, find 50 podcasters in whatever niche you are working in now, and request to be interviewed on their show.

The show...
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