Stop Playing Games, Google!

Or at least, stop dealing from the bottom of the deck.

I’m helping a friend help out another friend, in his attempt to regain his site’s rankings after a double whammy for OOP and Penguin. He had some very substantial traffic and conversion numbers until January, when he suddenly noticed he’d fallen from his #1 slot to around #6 and #7 for his major terms. Investigation revealed that he’d suddenly accumulated another 23,000 links or so… from some very questionable sources. Bottom line, he knew he didn’t do anything, so while it couldn’t be proven, it looked as though he’d been nailed by some negative SEO.

Photo by Philipp Klinger - could be the endless Google Stairway(Photo credit: Philipp Klinger)

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From the Top Shelf Dictionary | How To Do A Blog

how to vlogIf you have recently said to yourself, “Self, I want to blog!” or maybe even wondered how to vlog, then this post is for you. We’ve already talked about a few words that every small business owner should know and we’d like to take this opportunity to augment your vocabulary. Ready?

  1. Site:

    Now, this may seem obvious, but a site is your website. The best, easiest, most effective and cheapest marketing tool for your business. No. I’m not the least bit biased – why do you ask?

  2. Blog:

    A blog, which is an abbreviation (or contraction?) of the term “web log”, can be a stand-alone site, a sub-domain or a page on your site. The majority of your site consists of static pages, but the blog is constantly added to, which is why you need to hire stellar writers. Know you need one, but not sure where to start? Contact us. We know how to do a blog right. Heck, we’ve got this blogging stuff down cold. [Read more…]

BMR is Dead | I’m Sorry for Them, but So What?!

blog backlinksMany so-called SEO ninjas/gurus/warriors/experts/wanna-bes/superheroes have their panties in a bunch because BMR is off the market. If you are not familiar with them, they were a blog network designed for getting backlinks.

(If you aren’t sure what a backlink is, call us. We need to talk!)

Anyway – Big G didn’t like them and their friends too much, so they were effectively shut down this past week. I feel bad for them. I am sure they were nice people and having the rug pulled out from under you when you run a small business is no fun. I am sure that, in this economy, we can all relate on some level. [Read more…]

Setting Up a Business Website? | We R.O.C.K.

Yup. No other way to say it. Whether you are hiring bloggers or need help setting up a business website, you have definitely come to the right place. We R.O.C.K. How? So glad you asked…

R - We read. A lot. Everyone on our team is passionate about their area of expertise. They read about the latest innovations in health care. They read the latest OSHA standard update. They read about the changes in the tax laws for small business owners. Some writers may just wing it. They may check wikipedia before starting your blog post or article. We don’t play that game. We match you with ghostwriters for hire that don’t just know your topic; they live and breathe your topic. [Read more…]

Social Media and Small Business | Does It Really Work?

So many small business owners just do not know what to make of social media. They either assume that none of their potential customers would ever use it to find them or they are just confused as to how it all works.

Business social media is like word-of-mouth on steroids! [Read more…]