The Panda and the Penguin: Kicking Spam and Taking Names

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Google, Link Building, OnPage SEO | 1 comment

The Panda and the Penguin: Kicking Spam and Taking Names

The world of SEO has been subject to somewhat of a rollercoaster ride in recent years, as the masterminds over at Google have taken dramatic steps to crack down on various forms of “spamdexing” that were widely popular in SEO circles prior to 2011.

Since that year, when Google’s Panda updates were unveiled in an attempt to favor “high-quality” sites over “low-quality” sites in search rankings, companies and individuals who had been using manipulative methods to promote themselves online have been struggling to stay afloat. The Penguin update in 2012 was the follow-up blow in a 1-2 punch that knocked out many SEO companies and small-time spam marketers for good.… Read the rest

SEO FAQ – 30+ SEO Questions you ask everybody

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in SEO Fun | 0 comments

SEO FAQ – 30+ SEO Questions you ask everybody

I know it’s kinda old, but still – there were an “SEO FAQ campaign” several years ago – a lot of SEO’s answering some of the most basic (and often misunderstood) questions about SEO. For the exact case how and why – you could check Seoptimise’s original article.

Here you could check our variation. Even tough they may sound fun at the first reading – they are actually very useful… especially if you are SEO trying to answer these exact questions to your SEO-unwise client/boss…

SEO FAQ

  1. What does SEO stand for?
    SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, it’s used also for Search Engine Optimizator.
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Nexus 4 Giveaway

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in SEO Giveaway | 0 comments

Nexus 4 Giveaway

It’s time for new Giveaway from FortSEO. This time we choose Google Nexus 4 as reward. Why? It’s simple – we are all about SEO, and in my opinion – if you are SEO and you work with your phone – Google Nexus is your “Must have”! With Nexus it’s easier to implement all your accounts – Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, AdWords, AdSense, Google Docs… Monitoring your SEO is just easy…
Also – our SEO and Keyword Monitoring Premium Dashboard runs great on smartphones! Combined with all Google Products you are a minute away of knowing what is going on with your websites!… Read the rest

Negative SEO – It’s real… and it’s easy!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Google | 0 comments

Negative SEO – It’s real… and it’s easy!

Ok, before I start I want to make a confession – I’m pissed off! And that’s why I start this post. Because it turns out you could destroy a website for several hours!

Maybe it’s not Negative SEO  in the official term, but still…

But let’s start from the very beginning… this blog is relatively new, we are still young and we don’t have so many visits (we are growing, and I’m more than happy, but still – we are newborn baby). As a lot of blogs do – I decided to put some AdSense ads here, to be precise – one tiny little banner at the bottom of the sidebar, labeled “Advertising”.… Read the rest

10 reasons to start a blog

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Blogging | 0 comments

10 reasons to start a blog

You still don’t have a blog? Why? Adding a blog to your website can be very easy and effective way to improve your SEO. And you or/and your company surely need one! Studies have proved dozens of times that the blog is important, it gives you huge advantage over competitors without one, and… well, just the blog always do its job. Even more than that – the blog could save your website from oblivion.

Still – if you wonder why you should finally do it – here are 10 great reasons

1. Show your knowledge about your stuff

This is true for every single niche!… Read the rest

Google search queries translated

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Google, Tips & tricks | 0 comments

Google search queries translated

Did you ever took a look in the Google search URL’s? Did you wonder what is the meaning of all parameters they use? Well, if you did – now it’s time to learn about their meaning.
The thing is – they could be really useful if you know their idea. Both for the regular user and the marketers/SEOs. If you dig deeper into these parameters you could use them as great resource for better search experience, information, tracking and analyzing.
Even the most general parameter of all is something i use daily – the “hl=” parameter. As i am from non native-English country i often find my Google accounts on my native language when i log-in.… Read the rest

Google Update History: Interactive Timeline

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Google | 0 comments

Google Update History: Interactive Timeline

Why you need to know the history of the Google algorithm updates? Well… first – it’s great trivia! Especially for SEOs and Webmasters! Second – it’s kinda fun (well, not for everybody, but for people like me – Google-crazy – it’s really fun). The third one is the most important tough – if you started SEO on new website you probably want to know what’s it’s history… and i doubt anyone know all Google updates (except Matt Cutts maybe).
Whatever the reason is – on some pint you’ll want to learn about the Google Algorithm Update history. And there is several great sources where you could find this info.… Read the rest

FortSEO Giveaway: FREE daily keyword monitoring

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in SEO Giveaway | 0 comments

FortSEO Giveaway: FREE daily keyword monitoring

We love to give stuff for free. And we love keyword monitoring. Especially if it’s on daily basis! Especially if it’s fully automated!

And here it is – our first SEO Giveaway – 1 year FREE access to our premium dashboard. One lucky winner will enjoy the automated daily Keyword monitoring with FortSEO. And he/she will love it!

But the keyword monitoring is not the only tool you’ll find in our SEO Dashboard! For more complete list of all tools you can check here: FortSEO Dashboard

How to enter the competition?

  • Sign in with your Facebook or Email address below.
  • You will be given the opportunity to earn more entries, this is optional and you can skip these using the ‘skip’ link in the bottom right hand corner.
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What to do when your brain is blocked out

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Tips & tricks | 0 comments

What to do when your brain is blocked out

Once in a while everybody run out of ideas. That’s what we call brain block out. You have no ideas, no creative thinking, nothing. Your brain is just… empty. I am sure you all know that feeling. It happens to everybody. It happened to me (that’s why this is my first article for a month), it happens even to the best (yes, even Matt Cuts had a 3 months pause in his blog). So… what to do if you have a shortage of your ingenious ideas? One is sure –  as Douglas Adams wrote in his genius book – DON’T PANIC and carry a towel!… Read the rest

Case Study – The truth about PDFs and link building

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Case Study, Link Building | 1 comment

Case Study – The truth about PDFs and link building

There are tons of discussions on the web about the PDF files and SEO. I had read opinions by dozens of SEO’s about making link buildings with PDF files, mainly regarding the Page Rank. Some say’s it’s working, some – the opposite. Well, with all due respect – everything on this topic is just talk. Suggestions, suggestions, suggestions… So i decided to conduct one experiment and to find out the truth about this topic. Is the PDF going to improve your link building strategy? Are the PDF links passing PR juice? Are they an effective Link Building tool? I won’t talk about the marketing side of the PDF documents – as you know one great E-Book or brochure, filled with great content, could do miracles.… Read the rest