When we think of SEO, the first word that comes to our mind is “backlinks”. The rule is simple: the more relevant and quality backlinks you have, the higher your business is ranked in Google. Backlinks are still the most important ranking factor for search engines, no matter what some say.
We too have disavowed twice all of the bad links and removed as many others as possible and still no recovery.
Now on the first page of Google for all of our keywords
sits Target, Walmart, Home Depot etc.
Small businesses like mine with better selection, price, customer service etc. have been pushed back to page 2 or 3 and forced to spend more on AdWords to try to hang on. We desperately trying to stay in business now with our organic traffic down 80%.
Something needs to change and I hope soon. Great article Sugarrae I loved it!” ~ Steve January 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm in WebProNews
NOTE: This was one of 62 comments that were originally in the version of Sugar Rae’s post Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up when I captured the two used in this post.
WebProNews has since DELETED those comments.
WHY? Too compelling? The public deserves to
know how small businesses are being affected.
Day after day more small businesses are laid to waste, barely hanging on, having to let their employees go or even close their doors in the path of Google’s relentless quest to favor big brands. [Read more...]
“Guest blogging is done”. So stated Matt Cutts in The Decay and Fall of Guest Blogging for SEO. Bad guest blogging IS most certainly dead. But properly done, we will all continue to guest blog.
Bad Guest Blogging
We all need to get very clear on why Matt Cutts claims “guest blogging is done”. Agencies are still doing what is clearly not wise to do. They are still getting their clients Penguined on purpose. Even after they’ve had it explained to them.
So as a business, blogger, or agency this is what you need to know: [Read more...]
There is no doubt about it: the Internet has become the most powerful force in the world. It is a place where retailers can promote their promising new business, where people can meet like-minded individuals, where artists can share their works, and where entrepreneurs can find new opportunities.
The World Wide Web has created numerous opportunities for all kinds of people. But how can a retailer harness this massive force that we call internet?
Simple. If a marketer wants his company to surpass its brick-and-mortars status he must [Read more...]