Do old domains have any advantage from newer sites?

People often times talk about new domains – and how soon will Google index the site…but what about the old websites and its pages and previous rankings, how does that apply to what Google is doing?  What are the algorithm updates doing to those older domains? If you have not updated your website since before … Read more

Are links from article directories with relevant content OK?

Not that long ago – the main way to get more traffic to your website was using links…they were (and still are) the commodity of the web.  Now there are questions if you can still get/use without penalty links from relevant content in article directories and if that is seen as good or bad in … Read more

How do I determine my SEO rank and location?

The SEO rank of a website/web page refers to where you rank on the search results page (SERP) of a search engine. To determine your SEO rank and location, you just need to type in the exact keywords you have optimized your site for into the Google search box (or any other search engine) and … Read more

Recovering from Spammy and Bad Links

Pandas and penguins used to conjure up memories of nice, interesting animals…but now – for the SEO minded people, those names are now code names for two of Google’s algorithm updates, which dramatically changed the answer to the question: how do I rank number one in Google? When and How to fix Bad Links? The … Read more

Adding Too Many Pages Too Quickly May Prompt A Manual Review

Google is famous for tweaking its algorithm on a whim, and every time a significant change has been made (think of pandas and penguins), some percentage of websites experience precipitous drops in rankings, or just get wiped out of the search results altogether. This, of course, leads to seemingly endless questions from webmasters in forums … Read more