Everyone wants to improve their site’s search engine rankings - especially since it was reported that the first listing gets 33% of the search traffic. And I’ve said it to my clients numerous times: Google heavily favors sites which actively add fresh content. When I built the iArtisan site on WordPress, back in 2009, I optimized the crap out of it and routinely added new posts…for at least a … [Read more...] about Fresh is best
WordPress 4.5, named "Coleman" in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, has officially arrived today. This release doesn't include any jaw-dropping new features, but it does pack some quality of life improvements which many WordPress users will enjoy. This short video introduction highlights some of the nifty new additions in 4.5... WordPress 4.5 "Coleman" Continuing on from the 4.4 … [Read more...] about WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” Released Today
While social media provides no direct benefits to your site’s search rankings, it does provide many indirect benefits. Social media allows you to tap into a large audience who can help to share and amplify your content. This increased distribution and visibility can lead to more traffic, which in turn, does give Google a nice signal on your site’s popularity and authority. Sharing content … [Read more...] about How does Social Media affect SEO?
It's been probably five years since I've put any sort of effort forth into my own web presence, which seems very odd coming from the founder of a development and marketing agency. As a web designer and SEO, you'd think my primary marketing platform would be the creation of a first-class website which has also achieved top search engine rankings, but this hasn't been the case. I've thrown together … [Read more...] about Taking myself on as a client
Since I first began exploring the world of SEO and content marketing - back in 2007 - I would estimate that I've created at least two thousand pages of quality content. By quality, I mean pages and articles filled with information that was valuable to at least some portion of internet searchers. I'll be the first to say that producing that much content was not an easy task, especially if you're … [Read more...] about Eight basic tips for creating good content