A Throwback: The SEO Mind Map

This article was submitted to a blogging contest, that was held on MySEOCommunity.com a few (3) years ago.

I searched for it, and found that +Gerald Weber let the site go, I assume he let the domain expire or deleted the site.

I wasn’t even notified.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, but is the first time I’ve experienced this from Gerald.

I wasn’t going to just let this 2,500 word piece of content go to waste, so I went to Archive.org and was lucky enough to located it. (more…)

My Speed Ranking SEO Guide to Google Domination in 2015

The secrets that I’ll reveal, within this blog post, have been closely guarded in my private SEO research vault, for a really long time.

The information I’ll arm you with in this Speed Ranking (Algorithmic Deconstruction) Guide is priceless, and isn’t anything comparable to anything else you’ve seen or will ever see in the future.

Getting fast Search Engine Optimization ranking results, is something I really don’t recommend you to ever believe in or pursue. Fast SEO is normally associated with Blackhat or Greyhat SEO and is always high risk, to your business and website. (more…)

Peeping Tom’s 7 Favorite Spying Gems For Competitor Research

Keep your friends close.

Keep your (enemies) competitors even closer.

Have you ever heard this metaphor before?

At times, I wonder if I’m saying it wrong, because I’ve experienced many occasions in life, where I feel like I need to keep a closer eye on my friends than what I do on my enemies.

Being online, is no different, from everyday life. (more…)

Real Estate Brokers and Realtors® Using IDX/MLS – Dummy Proof Your SEO for 2015

Let’s talk Real Estate SEO today!

I personally manage Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for many successful Real Estate firms, agents and brokers.

Managing Real Estate SEO is a passion of mine, a market that I’ve favored, ever since I started in the SEO industry, years ago.

I’ve noticed an increase in realtors who’ve been implementing IDX/MLS (Internet Data Exchange – http://idxco.com).

IDX helps to add (render) real estate listings, to realtors and brokers website’s.

There’s nothing at all wrong with using IDX (It’s a common practice for realtors and brokers alike) it generates a quality user experience and really helps to get the job done, so to speak. (more…)

How to Use MyBlogU as a Supercharged Link Building Strategy

My Blog University (MyBlogU) is a super cool, Social Marketing platform, recently release from +Ann Smarty

I know, I know, some of you just aren’t into the whole blogging scene, and could probably care less about it.

but wait.. I get that!

I really do.

I also get that you’re not a highly experienced marketer either, by just scanning your latest strategies and tactics.

Have you found the problem, that’s holding you back?

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Bright Lights and Blackhat SEO, an SEO Noobies Dream Come True?

The author’s views below are entirely his or her own and do not reflect the views of Search Simplicity

Notes from Greg:

This below article was written by a beginner. She shares her experiences and reveals to you, why Blackhat SEO was so attractive to her and how it damaged her entirely.

Getting started in SEO and avoiding Blackhat SEO All together. A beginners story.

There’s no such thing as cheap (or fast rankings) SEO, when you hear this or if your offered something similar, run as fast as you can – in the opposite direction!

I’ve been working online now, for two years.

My first two years have been nothing more than a learning experience, and I’d like to share some of my experiences with you.

Stating out in SEO and Internet Marketing, we all have to start somewhere.

I know that, and have been there, glued to the latest affiliate, who is selling the next one-click-wonder!

I got to tell you though, after a long and painful journey, there isn’t any (quality, automation software) one-click-wonder! (more…)

Local B2B Search Engine Optimization Using YouTube

If you are looking to get exposure for B2B (business to business) phrases in the search engines, then you may find that using YouTube is a great way to get started.

This is especially true if your current SEO efforts are either just getting started or your website is in the early stages of recovering from a Google penalty.

Since Google owns YouTube, you may be able to bypass some of the “sandbox” time, Panda/Penguin penalties or other situations which may have caused a drop in your rankings. (more…)

The Best of Google Plus #7

YOUR WEEKLY - GOOGLE+ BUZZ!

Every week, here on the Search Simplicity blog, we publish a blog series, titled “The Best of Google Plus“.

The Best of Google Plus consist of the best content that was shared to Google+ during that work week.

We realize that not everyone is fortunate enough, to sit in front of their PC 24/7 and take in everything, the web has to offer and for that reason, we accumulate all of the best pieces of [new] content that has recently been published on Google+ and I present it to you, in an appreciable, easy to read format. (more…)

How to Charge Your SEO Clients // An SEO POV

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has definitely changed, from what it used to be.

If you’ve been in the search industry, for any amount of time, then you’re aware of the difficulty level, when compared to, let’s say from the year 2000 till now, 2014.

So much has changed.

SEO is a completely different ball game, from what it used to be.

As long as search engine algorithms continue to change, so will SEO. (more…)

Top 7 [Free] Custom Google Analytics Dashboards For Content Marketers

Google Analytics is by far the most powerful Search Engine Optimization and Blogging tool on the web (when used correctly).

The thing is, is that there’s just far too many blog owners and business professionals without the necessary Google analytics experience to be able to get the most out of its inner powers.

I get it, I really do.

No — I do.

Google analytics custom settings can be a real butt-hole to try and configure. (more…)