SEO Tips

Top SEO Companies In Austin

Top SEO Companies In Austin

Today I thought it would be nice to run down some of the Top SEO Companies In Austin. You might be asking why would I want to list my competitors? Austin is a pretty big town now and realistically there is enough SEO work to go around.  If someone chooses another...

LinkedIn SEO Google Listing Trick 2017

LinkedIn SEO Google Listing Trick 2017

Lately I have been really focusing on ranking in Google and have found several tricks people are using to rank their businesses.  One of the methods is a LinkedIn SEO Google Listing Trick.  When you sign up for a LinkedIn account, LinkedIn provides the ability to...

Google Sites SEO Google Listing Trick

Google Sites SEO Google Listing Trick

About 8 years ago Google launched a website creation platform called Google Sites (https://sites.google.com/new).  Recently Google updated the platform to make website building much more intuitive and easy to use.  They call this new platform "Google Sites New".  I...

Austin SEO Expert Keyword Research 2017

Austin SEO Expert Keyword Research 2017

Looking for an Austin SEO Expert ? Well you found one and I am going to walk you through how I targeted the phrase "Austin SEO Expert" to get you to view this page and rank in Google's SERPs. As an SEO Expert based out of Austin, Texas, I use a lot of SEO tools.  One...

SEMRUSH OPTIMIZING PAGE 2 & PAGE 3 KEYWORDS IN GOOGLE

SEMRUSH OPTIMIZING PAGE 2 & PAGE 3 KEYWORDS IN GOOGLE

As a SEO professional I use a lot of SEO tools to help me understand what keywords are performing and which ones might need a little attention to boost their performance.  In general, the organic search position of Page 2 and Page 3 keywords have the potential to...

Implementing Google AMP For WordPress | 2017

Implementing Google AMP For WordPress | 2017

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Project known as Google AMP, is an open source Google initiative with the goal of making web content load faster for mobile users.  You can think of AMP pages as a scaled down version of a normal webpage designed for faster speed and...

Marketing

Google Posts Live On Google My Business

Google Posts Live On Google My Business

Google just launched Google Posts, which is now live on the Google My Business (GMB) platform. Small businesses who utilize Google Posts should see a bump in rankings and traffic when people search on their company name due to Google Posts articles getting ranked...

MailChimp RSS Newsletters On Autopilot | WordPress 2017

MailChimp RSS Newsletters On Autopilot | WordPress 2017

Anyone who gets email newsletters has probably heard of a company called MailChimp.  With its funny name and logo, MailChimp has become a dominate provider of email newsletters. What isn't as apparent is a RSS feature within MailChimp that allows you to create...

Adding Google Tag Manger To Your Divi Theme

Adding Google Tag Manger To Your Divi Theme

Whenever you build a new website it’s a great idea to to make sure to add Google Analytics or Google Tag Manger.  Divi makes it super easy to add Google Tag Manger to your Divi theme.  The advantage of using Google Tag manager script over simply adding a Google...

How To Add A Twitter Feed To A WordPress Website | 2017

How To Add A Twitter Feed To A WordPress Website | 2017

Did you know that Adding Twitter to a Wordpress Website doesn't require a plugin.  That's right, you don't need add another plugin. I just launched a new website called Gear Mashers (https://Gearmashers.com).  It's a review website that focuses on cycling.  One of my...

Google AdWords Video Advertising Certification Answers 2017

Google AdWords Video Advertising Certification Answers 2017

For those that are studying for the Google AdWords Video Advertising Certification 2017 Exam, here is a great study guide with answers.  The Google Exams are free and can be found by joining the Google Partners program. Certifications are available for Google Adwords...

2017 Advertising Using Facebook Pixels

2017 Advertising Using Facebook Pixels

Have you ever scrolled down your Facebook feed only to discover an ad for something you had just looked at on other website?  This happens to me all the time and I wasn't exactly sure what was going on, well that is until a few days ago when I listened a webinar by...

WordPress Tips and Tricks

Implementing Google AMP For WordPress | 2017

Implementing Google AMP For WordPress | 2017

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Project known as Google AMP, is an open source Google initiative with the goal of making web content load faster for mobile users.  You can think of AMP pages as a scaled down version of a normal webpage designed for faster speed and...

How To Create A Child Theme For Divi | 2017

How To Create A Child Theme For Divi | 2017

As an avid Wordpress user and Divi theme user, having a child theme is really important to help prevent your customized theme coding from being overwritten when there is a theme update.  It is essentially best practice to create a child theme to accompany the parent...

2017 Fixing Duplicate Title Tags For WordPress Author Pages

2017 Fixing Duplicate Title Tags For WordPress Author Pages

I have been on a tear working with SEMRush and SEOProfiler doing Wordpress website Audits. One issue that almost always shows up with Wordpress websites are Duplicate Title Tags For Author Pages errors.  For those that are wondering, YES I even had an issue with them!...

2017 WordPress Author Slug Security Issues

2017 WordPress Author Slug Security Issues

Recently, as in very recently, as in today, I realized links to my blog posts where I was the author (aka Permalink Structure) was actually showing my Wordpress login user name.  I have been a big Wordpress fan since it's inception and the fact that I overlooked this...

2017 Upgrading To PHP 7

2017 Upgrading To PHP 7

Did you know updating to PHP 7 will boost your website performance.  For those that have Wordpress websites, updating your hosting server to PHP 7 will give you a nice performance boost. PHP Versions? The Wordpress platform uses scripting code known as PHP.  PHP is a...

Divi Theme Tips

Adding Google Tag Manger To Your Divi Theme

Adding Google Tag Manger To Your Divi Theme

Whenever you build a new website it’s a great idea to to make sure to add Google Analytics or Google Tag Manger.  Divi makes it super easy to add Google Tag Manger to your Divi theme.  The advantage of using Google Tag manager script over simply adding a Google...

How To Create A Child Theme For Divi | 2017

How To Create A Child Theme For Divi | 2017

As an avid Wordpress user and Divi theme user, having a child theme is really important to help prevent your customized theme coding from being overwritten when there is a theme update.  It is essentially best practice to create a child theme to accompany the parent...

Divi Magazine Blog Layout

Divi Magazine Blog Layout

Divi's blog out of the box is...well rather lame.  It's not inspiring and it certainly isn't what I would consider a good Divi Magazine Blog Layout.  For those who are looking to take control of their blog and make it pop, I have some great news. YOU CAN DO IT! Divi...

2017 Divi Theme Slider Revolution Solution

2017 Divi Theme Slider Revolution Solution

The Divi them is a fantastic Wordpress theme, but it does have it's shortcomings out of the box.  The good news is for those who want to display and control how video plays on their website, there is an excellent plugin called Slider Revolution.  I like to call this...

Adding Google Analytics To Your Divi Theme

Adding Google Analytics To Your Divi Theme

This past month I have been busy with a new Wordpress theme known as Divi.  Whenever you build a new website it's a great idea to add Google Analytics.  Divi makes it super easy to add Google Analytics to your Divi theme. Here are the simple steps to install Google...

SEO Case Studies

SEO Case Study | Whole Foods Market 2016

SEO Case Study | Whole Foods Market 2016

When performing website audits I am always finding areas of concern.  Today I would like to talk about a SEO Case Study on Whole Foods Market. For those that don't know, Whole Foods is one of the premier heath food grocery chains that started out in Austin, Texas....

SEO Case Study | HomeAway

SEO Case Study | HomeAway

Today I like to walk through a SEO Case Study on HomeAway's website. SEO Case Study - HOMEAWAY Robots.txt file Issue Near the end of 2015 HomeAway was purchased by Expedia and around that time HomeAway experienced a significant drop in their organic search traffic....

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