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High Rankings Question of the Week

September 25, 2013
Does the thought of 100% "not provided" keywords in analytics freak you out, or at this point is it a non-issue? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

August 28, 2013
What technical issues do you see on websites that are potentially hurting their SEO performance? Read More >>

Google Penalties For Sites That Aren't Optimized For Mobile

August 14, 2013
Will Google rank a site poorly if it is not optimized for mobile devices?   Read More >>

Spammy Inbound Links

August 14, 2013
How do we get rid of our spammy inbound links? Read More >>

Best Web Design Programs

August 14, 2013
What are the top two or three web design programs you would recommend? Read More >>

The Ole Subdomains vs. Subdirectories Debate

August 14, 2013
Which is better for SEO? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

July 17, 2013
How have you changed the way you optimize content in the wake of all the Google Panda/Penguin updates? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

July 3, 2013
What supposed SEO techniques do you still see being employed on websites that in reality do nothing to help? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

June 5, 2013
How do you use your PPC info to help with your SEO (and vice versa?) Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

May 22, 2013
Do you think Google is currently using social signals to help determine which pages to show in search results? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

May 8, 2013
What online tools do you use almost every day in your work? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

April 24, 2013
If you weren't an SEO/SEM, Website Marketer, etc., what would you be? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

April 10, 2013
Are you happy, sad or indifferent when Google puts out a new Panda / Penguin update? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

March 27, 2013
Do you often see an unlevel playing field these days in either the Google organic search results or paid search? Explain either way below! Read More >>

Are Female Speakers Under-represented At SEO Conferences?

February 27, 2013
Do you believe that female speakers are under-represented at SEO conferences? And if so, why do you think that is? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

January 16, 2013
What's your #1 SEO tip for 2013? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

December 19, 2012
What do you think of the fact that soon many SEO tool providers will no longer be showing keyword rankings? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

December 5, 2012
What sorts of duplicate content do you see frequently on websites which cause SEO issues? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

November 14, 2012
What are the top 3 website / SEO issues you've seen that were likely to have caused traffic losses from any of the Google Panda / Penguin updates? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

October 31, 2012
What's the biggest copywriting / content writing mistake you see websites make? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

October 17, 2012
Where are some places online to promote artwork? Read More >>

Personalized Search Results and Image Captions

October 3, 2012
When I searched a phrase on my computer, I did not come up at all but I get traffic for that phrase. How does that happen? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

October 3, 2012
Do You Run Ranking Reports? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

September 19, 2012
Have you had good success moving old static HTML sites to WordPress (not losing traffic, getting more, etc.)? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

August 22, 2012
How (if at all) have you changed your SEO copy/content writing strategy in light of Panda/Penguin? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

July 11, 2012
Name some web spam you still see being offered by shady SEO companies. Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

June 27, 2012
Got any tips for finding long-tail keywords that can be used when marketing your content? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

June 13, 2012
How do you get ahead in Google when selling the same products as a zillion other sites? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

May 30, 2012
What's a common SEO rookie mistake that you often see? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

May 16, 2012
How do you plan on managing the new ad rotation settings in Google AdWords? Read More >>

Your Most Common SEO Questions Answered

May 2, 2012
Today I browsed through the 3,500 or so SEO questions people asked at Google and chose the most common ones to answer.
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High Rankings Question of the Week

May 2, 2012
Do you love or hate (or something in the middle) Google's Penguin Update? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

April 18, 2012
What's your best tip for promoting a new website online? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

April 4, 2012
What (if anything) are you doing to mitigate the loss of KW data due to the dreaded "Not Provided"? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

March 21, 2012
Are you doing any email marketing? If so, how's it working for you? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

March 7, 2012
Have you done any good deeds for others that ended up helping your business? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

February 22, 2012
Do you have a content marketing funnel or plan? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

February 8, 2012
What are your favorite types of blog posts to write? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

January 11, 2012
To go along with this week's article on Rel=Author, I asked my social media followers if they've implemented Rel=Author on their content yet, and if so, was it showing in Google's search results? Read More >>

Same-Page Anchor Links

December 14, 2011
I know that incoming links are important in search engine rankings, but do the search engines consider anchors the same way as an incoming link? Read More >>

ODP/DMOZ Advice

December 14, 2011
I am hoping you can help me navigate the confusing ODP site where I submitted my website to let me know how I can find the editor of the topic I submitted to so I can contact him or her. Read More >>

Irrelevant Backlinks

December 14, 2011
Is there any way to block irrelevant backlinks pointing to my site? Read More >>

Redirecting a Domain Via Network Solutions

December 14, 2011
From an SEO standpoint, can I use Network Solution's "forwarding service" to redirect my extra domain name without negative impact? Read More >>

Can I Rank for Competitive Keywords?

December 14, 2011
Most of the keywords I've found that are most applicable to the services my company provides are highly competitive. Is there a way our website can still rank for those highly competitive keywords? Read More >>

Do We Need an .edu Domain?

December 14, 2011
Is it true that, in general, .edu domains get ranked higher than .com? Read More >>

Do Blog Post Links Count?

December 14, 2011
Does link popularity take into account blog postings with your link and product information? What kind of weight does that hold? Read More >>

Does Google Analytics Count Bots as Visitors?

December 14, 2011
If I am looking at Google Analytics and it says we received, say, 15 unique visitors on a particular day, does that mean real live people or does that also include Google bots? Read More >>

Title Tag Question

December 14, 2011
We were wondering which types Title tags would potentially rank higher in the search engines. Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

December 14, 2011
What's your recommended Title tag length? Read More >>

10 Questions for New SEO Clients

November 30, 2011
If you could only ask 10 general (non-industry-specific) questions of your new SEO customers, what would they be and why would their answers help you help them? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

November 30, 2011
What questions do you ask a new SEO client, and why? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

November 16, 2011
What's your formula for writing Meta description tags? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

November 2, 2011
What cool website content have you created or recommended that goes above & beyond product & service offerings? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

October 19, 2011
How do you measure the success of your SEO work? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

October 5, 2011
How has SEO changed for you over the years? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

September 21, 2011
Do you change URLs for SEO purposes if they're not currently using keywords but are being indexed fine? Read More >>

High Rankings Question of the Week

September 7, 2011
Are dishonesty, stretching the truth, or white lies necessary to be a good marketer? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

August 24, 2011
What's your 1 tip for naturally working keywords into content? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

August 10, 2011
How many different conversions do you measure on a typical website? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

July 27, 2011
What are your quick words of wisdom for a business owner just starting out with SEO for their site? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

July 13, 2011
What's your best use of blog categories and tags? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

June 29, 2011
Any tips for choosing keyword phrases? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

June 15, 2011
What Bad SEO Advice Have You Heard Lately? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

June 1, 2011
Do you recommend bidding on competitors' brand keywords in your paid search campaigns? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

May 18, 2011
What creative, interesting, unique or crazy thing have you used Twitter for recently? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

May 4, 2011
Have you noticed much change in Google's results since Farmer / Panda? That is, less spam? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

April 20, 2011
Got any local SEO tips? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

April 6, 2011
Name a common SEO tactic that doesn't actually move the needle in terms of rankings or traffic. Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

March 23, 2011
Do you get work done during vacations? OR do you even try? OR do you even take vacations? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

March 2, 2011
What're 1 or 2 main factors you feel caused massive drops in traffic to some sites w/Farmer update? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

February 16, 2011
Is it too late to save SEO and its reputation from those who have made SEO = spam? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

February 2, 2011
What type of web spam concerns/bothers you the most? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

January 19, 2011
Is there a viable alternative to Google? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

January 5, 2011
What reasons have you seen for a loss of traffic after a redesign? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

December 15, 2010
Which SEO recommendations also make a website more usable to people? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

December 1, 2010
What's the most difficult/frustrating part of keyword research in your opinion? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

November 17, 2010
What's the most creative content you've added to a website that enhanced its value? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

November 3, 2010
What do you think of the new SERP display for local listings in Google? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

October 20, 2010
Do You Have a Long-Tail Keyword Strategy? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

October 6, 2010
What's your measure of a successful SEO implementation? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

September 22, 2010
What type of search engine spam do you see still working well in Google? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

September 8, 2010
What's the biggest reason you've seen for SEO failure with clients? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

August 25, 2010
What's a catchy word or phrase for when a company uses their own internal language, forgetting that the rest of the world doesn't? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

August 11, 2010
What's your best use of social media? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

July 28, 2010
Do you use "article marketing" as a form of SEO? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

July 14, 2010
If you're a website designer, do you work with SEOs? If you're an SEO, do you work with developers? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

June 30, 2010
Have you seen sites obviously penalized by Google and, if so, what was the cause? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

June 16, 2010
True or false? Today's SEO could be tomorrow's search engine spam with the turn of an algo crank. Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

June 2, 2010
Do you ever use nofollow links, and if so, for what purpose? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

May 19, 2010
How often do you view your web analytics? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

May 5, 2010
What's Your Favorite SEO Myth? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

April 21, 2010
Do you like it when local map listings show up in the regular Google results? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

April 7, 2010
What do you feel is THE most important SEO tactic for any website? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

March 24, 2010
This week, I asked my Twitter followers:

How often should one blog? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

March 10, 2010
Which Parts of SEO Do You Outsource? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

February 24, 2010
If you had an extra 20 hours a week, what would you do with them? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

February 10, 2010
Do you build links for the traffic or for rankings? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

January 20, 2010
What (if anything) will you be doing differently with your SEO strategy this year? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

January 6, 2010
What has changed most in Search Marketing since 2000? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

December 16, 2009
How often do you think most websites should be redesigned? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

December 2, 2009
The easiest part of SEO is... Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

November 11, 2009
What are your Twitter pet peeves? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

October 28, 2009
Will you care if Google turns off toolbar PR? Read More >>

Twitter Question of the Week

October 14, 2009
Do you think SEO is undervalued by most companies? Why or why not? Read More >>

TQW: Does registering at a site to post a comment...?

September 30, 2009
Read the responses to the Twitter Question of the week. Read More >>

Do you give ballpark SEO quotes...?

September 2, 2009
The Twitter Question of the Week is: "Do you give 'ballpark' SEO quotes to companies if/when they won't tell you what the website is? It's kinda necessary, no?" Read More >>

Is there such a thing as white hat or black hat social media...?

August 19, 2009
The Twitter question for this week was: "Is there such a thing as white hat or black hat social media? Why or why not?" Read More >>

The hardest part of SEO is...? - Twitter Question of the Week #TQW

August 5, 2009
My Twitter question for this week was:

"The hardest part of SEO is...?" Read More >>

Do you do keyword research for...? Twitter Question of the Week

July 22, 2009
Do you research keywords before writing a blog post or article? Read More >>