Bria Jordan – SEO

Google Makes Blogging Rules Murkier

Posted by on March 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

The last week’s news of Google’s targeting of guest blogs should not have come as a surprise: Google’s Matt Cutts has been discussing the issue for the past two years, warning marketers that SEO guest blogging was dead as recently as January 2014. But last week’s announcement that Google penalized ‘a guest blog network’ unfolded […]

The Gospel According to Matt Cutts

Posted by on September 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

Quality SEOs, regardless of experience, defer to Matt Cutts, Google’s Distinguished Engineer (formerly known as Google’s Quality Control Czar) and one of the few semi-official faces of Google. Whether he’s discussing his latest 30-day challenge on his blog or shooting endless videos for YouTube, he’s everywhere, and he’s arguably the best resource for current best […]

Hashtags: The Most Abused Search Feature in Social Media?

Posted by on July 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Hashtags seem to be everywhere these days. No longer just used on social media to sum up a user’s feeling or the content of a post, hashtags have evolved. They are now used to promote TV shows, disseminate news, increase transparency in some governments, or even overthrow them. Often, the problem with hashtags isn’t the […]

Case Study: Progressive Landscapes

Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Progressive Landscapes is a small business located in British Columbia, Canada. Run by a small team, they specialize in water features, lawn care, Permaculture and total garden transformations. Like many other small businesses, the owners wear a lot of hats but can’t specialize in every element of business. It’s clear that these are talented, hardworking […]

Penguin 2.0: Organic Link Builders Have No Worries

Posted by on May 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

“Penguins are so sensitive/To My Needs” If you’re a Lyle Lovett fan, you probably know what I’m talking about. If you’re not, this should explain my otherwise unusual outburst. It’s surprisingly appropriate to this week’s Penguin update – the fourth major update (arguably the 25th overall) of the major Google algorithm that’s targeting spammy links. […]

Gearing Up But Dumbing Down

Posted by on May 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

On May 2, a patent was filed with the USPTO for a smart-watch that will potentially include touch-pads, a screen, processor, wireless transceiver and communication abilities. The way it’s wired would essentially allow it to serve as a secondary body computer to Google Glass, or possibly compliment other Google products. While not a guarantee that […]

Technology Changes the Chaos of Tragedy

Posted by on May 2, 2013 at 10:09 am

As the tragedy at the Boston marathon unfolded, everyone who knew competitors in the race wanted to know the same things. Are my loved ones safe? How do I get in touch with them? Where are they? There are always more questions than answers as a tragedy takes place. As time goes on, these questions […]

Elements of Google Plus – Part Seven: Authorship

Posted by on April 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

You’ve probably noticed that with certain search results, an image of the author appears directly below the link. This is known as Authorship, and is one of the most important elements of Google Plus. In this installment, we’ll look at the easiest way to establish Authorship in Google Plus, and explain why it’s in your […]

New Changes for Google Plus

Posted by on March 7, 2013 at 10:26 am

Aiming to take the wind out of the sail of Facebook’s announcement of changes to their Newsfeed later today, Google announced three changes to their social media platform yesterday. The most noticeable change is the re-sizing of the Cover Photo button. The photo size can now be up to 2120 by 1192 pixels and in 16:9 ratio […]

Elements of Google Plus – Part Six: Ripples

Posted by on January 31, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Ripples – The New Metric of 2013 Ripples are an interactive feature that tracks how posts or URLs are shared through Google and the Google Plus network. Valuable to both users and marketers, the Ripple feature demonstrates not only what we’re sharing, but how, when, and with whom. Launched in fall 2011, Ripples has stayed […]