2 Free Traffic Driven, Killer Keyword Research Tools!

This entry was written by one of our audience members and submitted to Greg Smith, for review. 

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

By now, you’ve probably heard that keyword research is the cornerstone of any successful content marketing or Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaign.

Keyword research can be tedious work and can be really boring at times, depending on how passionate you are about your current project. (more…)

The Businessman’s Playbook to Barnacle SEO

It’s no secret that Google gives big Brands favoritism in their search results.

Brands are what helps Google separate the webs cess pool. I understand why Google favors brands. Do I like it? No.

There for I’ve brainstormed and brainstormed until I’ve finally come up with a way to whoop Google at their own game, using a legitimate strategy.

Sound fun?

As this epidemic increases, low quality site’s, small brands, etc are being pushed off of page one and out of anyone’s visibility.

Is your site no where to be found in Google?

Let’s say you go to Google and perform a random search (Real Estate Broker in Kentucky) and all you see on page one, are big brands like Yelp, Yellowpages, Press Release’s, Youtube video’s, a Google+ page, Facebook page, etc. (more…)

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.

[Tweet “Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer! via @gregrysmith”]

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?


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


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…)