Keeping Your WordPress Spam Free (Mostly)

WordPress is a wonderful system to work with when it comes to a great many things. Content site creation, niche blogs, personal sites/blogs, it’s friendliness to SEO, plus it’s immense coding and designing community make WordPress one of the most dynamic content management systems out there. WordPress appeals to all kinds of people online, basically anyone who needs a web presence. At the time of this writing, there are over 71,900,000 WordPress blogs written in over 120 languages, with nearly a billion page views a month for just the ones hosted at (approximately half of the nearly 72 million)! While this dynamic and widely usable nature is the core of WordPress’ success, it does present a slight problem for a lot of users:

404 Error

Managing 404 Errors in WordPress

Why You Should Manage Your 404s

Any errors on your website can cause serious problems both for visitors and your SEO.  If the first experience a visitor has with your website is a 404 page, they are very likely to bounce off to another website for the information or services they need, instead of looking for the page on your site.   I know when I follow a link from Google and hit a 404 error, I immediately hit the back button and check the next result on the page.  Visitors who are already on your site and follow one of your internal links to a 404 are more likely to have a negative opinion of your site, just like you would feel less secure about shopping in a store with a broken staircase.

ROI Is More Important Than A #1 Ranking

One trap SEO professionals and their clients can fall into is focusing too much on getting that number one spot.  It’s easy to see how it happens: we monitor our progress by watching websites move up the rankings, with the top slot marking an easy finish line.  If all we focus on is link building to get that top slot, however, we can lose sight of opportunities to provide better ROI for our web marketing and SEO efforts.

Drawing A Line In The Sand

Where is the line between white hat and black hat when it comes to SEO? Most of the SEO professionals that I know put it right around the place where automation comes into play. More automation, they believe, is unethical and bad for long-term SEO strategy. For the most part they’re right, but holding to that idea too strongly can cost you time and money. Not every bit of automation is bad. There are many things you can automate in this industry without crossing into the murky waters of black hat SEO.

Relaunching the site!

Welcome to the new version of our site.  We are a Local SEO company specializing in SEO for Google, Bing, Yahoo and much more. Like most people in this industry I know the value of running a well trafficked blog.  I haven’t put the time into it until just now, but I am hoping to get a vibrant community of commenters and guest posters going here.

I have been making my living doing SEO, specifically Local SEO, for about two years now.  I have learned a lot over that time, and I hope to add to the ongoing discussion in this field.  I plan on adding new posts to this blog at least once a week, hopefully more often. There is a lot to do around here so stick with us as we add a lot of content to the site and the blog.

First thing I want to ask everyone is: What do you think of the new site?  Is anything missing?  Is anything broken?

A Blogger’s Beginning Woes

Starting a new blog can be exciting for some, and overwhelming for others. I feel it should be both, depending on your goal as a blogger. For instance, someone who is just looking to start a personal blog, and aren’t really focused on the monetizing or generating traffic isn’t going to feel that overwhelmed because all their goals are easily met with something as simple as a registration form. However, if you’re like me and know that blogging can be both fun and profitable, you know there’s a lot involved with starting up a new venture in the world of blogging.

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