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How do Agencies Outsource SEO & Marketing Projects?

Examples of offers I have received to outsource my clients’ SEO Projects. Disclaimer: I am against the model of outsourcing SEO as I believe that most of these providers deliver nothing but spam and as a consequence, the client website drops from the search index. The services you get fail […]


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Startup Marketing – How to Generate Leads

I will show you how to create a marketing strategy for your Start-up business. What to expect from this article: How to define your audience How to target your local market How to set the marketing KPIs How to research the competition What are the best channels for your Start-up […]


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DMOZ is shutting down on March 14, 2017

The Open Directory Project (ODP) aka the DMOZ online directory will no longer be available from March 14, 2017. Why should anyone care about an online directory closing down? The news is that Google built its (Searchable) Directory (directory.google.com discontinued in 2011) upon the ODP listings structure. The Search history […]


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IoT Startups – SEO Audit & Marketing Strategy

In this article I will present to you the SEO audit I run on a startup website in the IoT industry. You will find out how they perform in the most critical incoming traffic channels, suggestions to optimize their marketing and other stuff. Contents A small intro about this Startup […]


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How to Index more Pages

If you tried to get your pages found by Google, you must have had trouble. But when your site is optimized good things happen. Your original sitemap may have only 1K pages, but Google has discovered and indexed nine times more pages on your site. It’s like having Google bot […]


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TheTravel SEO Industry in Germany

Google shook again the German travel industry in January. SEO rankings present spikes and fluidity. Read more: Startup Marketing: How to Generate Leads IoT Startups: SEO Audit & Marketing Strategy Snapchat Marketing: All You Need to Know Instagram Marketing: How to Setup & Grow Your Business Account Buying Backlinks: Read […]


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SEO of the Day

There are lots of keywords on Google Germany. With every Google update working in favor of the website (the G images on the Y axis), their organic traffic remains low. That means they don’t get enough traffic regardless of their 1.1K keywords in the Google index. Read more: Startup Marketing: […]


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Instagram Marketing – How to Setup & Grow Your Business Account

Do you know that active Instagram accounts range from 1,000+ to 100,000+ followers?   What to expect from this article I will talk in this post about growing a business account, keeping the fans engaged, adding location stories, using hashtags, and tracking everything with metrics.   Contents How Instagram can […]


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Snapchat Marketing – All You Need to Know to Promote Your Business

I will explain here how to market on the new social network; Snapchat Marketers are exploring the power of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram but why on earth spending money on Snapchat? Questions and doubts come into play. Is it effective? Will I be able to justify the spending to my client […]


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Guest Posting Services & Risks

This page presents offers from guest/blog posting providers: Read the post on why this technique is spam. Here is an article where the tactic is prolific for the posters. Google clearly forbids and punishes the tactic in its Webmaster Guidelines. Disclaimer: The websites mentioned below may not even know that […]


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Buying Backlinks has 12 Disadvantages

The intent of writing this article is to help webmasters understand the risks involved and the low-value of using old growth methods. Update: June 15, 2017 Gary Illyes (Google) at the last SMX Advanced Conference while on stage he said that buying links from sites that sell guest blog posts […]


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How to Merge Multiple Google My Business (GMB) Listings

There could be instances where a client of yours has more than one listing in Google My Business. Google and people in the forums suggest you keep the best (optimized) listing, apparently having the most reviews, and delete the others. Now, removing the other listings may work to a point. […]


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6 Reasons for Building a Mobile Responsive Website

There are technical requirements and costs involved in any solution that makes a website mobile-friendly. There are not necessarily high, but business owners need to consider every option. This article gives six reasons why you need to consider making your website mobile-friendly. Let’s give a brief history. Google initiated the […]


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Another Example of Guest Posting Spam

This time, the catch is on the low price, yet effective. Note the ‘reputed’ guest posting, the long experience (decade), the ‘influential’ character of this spam technique, the hilarious ‘barometric indices’ and the detailed process which adds a touch of professionalism to the offer. Read the post on why this […]


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Avoid this Guest Posting Spam Technique

This offer comes from Emma Smith (emmasmith076 @gmail.com) in my private email account. Supposedly, Emma is a real person that did a little of Linkedin research and grabbed the opportunity of offering her help in boosting my blog’s traffic. Note the bad grammar, the fake last name ‘Smith’ the catchy […]


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Accelerated Mobile Pages: What are the Benefits?

With the introduction of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Google is seeking to offer the mobile users a better content experience. In this post, we address some questions related to AMP pages. Of course, the adoption of the AMP standard has a monetization goal. Otherwise, Google would not have participated in […]


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How to use Ad Extensions in Adwords (Infographic)

The new features in Adwords help to increase the visibility of your ads and increase clickthrough rates by adding ad extensions. Ad Extensions are a new feature in Adwords. Let’s examine what they offer to advertisers. Why would an advertiser an advertiser want to use ad extensions? Google Tests have […]


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I did a Mobile-Friendly & Speed Test on Google News

I thought it would be interesting to run a mobile-friendly and speed test on Google News (https://news.google.com – US edition) given the opportunity of writing a post on Accelerated Mobile Pages introduced in Google News. I mean, if Google is pushing us all into optimizing all our properties, it makes […]


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Accelerated Mobile Pages in Google News

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an open source initiative to make the mobile web as fast as possible. Big industry giants have joined the project and are regularly publishing AMP-versions of their content. Google started showing AMP pages in relevant mobile search results back in February this year, and they […]


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Big Publishers Dominate Google First Page

There was an interesting article lately published on ViperChill.com about a case study they did on the Google first page results. They found 16 big brands dominating Google first page for money making terms, ‘money keywords’ or ‘generic’ keywords as we call them. Which is sad, of course, because if […]


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What are the Changes in Google Ads

Google announced changes in the ad services The facts are that over half of the trillions of Google searches happen on mobile devices. Google will be introducing changes in Google Ads at the bid setting section, which will be split by device type. And more to that, Google is updating […]