Posts Categorized: Optimization

Google Analytics Audit – Deployment and Settings

It has always surprised me that the most freely available and useful tool that Google provides to website owners, Google Analytics, is so often incorrectly deployed on my client’s sites. Here’s a quick DIY Analytics Audit that you can run through for new client sites or your own small business website to make sure you’re… Read more »

A Simple DIY Website Audit

Recently, a friend of my wife’s was wondering if I would take a look at a her small business website and give her some insights about what she could focus on to improve. The catch is that she didn’t have the budget to hire me or any other SEO professional. I also have run into several IT managers and… Read more »

Writing for Your Audience Means Including Search Engines

I realized the other day that I’ve been making a mistake when giving Web writing advice. For quite a while now, I’ve been saying, “Write for your audience, not search engines.” In fact, I’m not the only one saying that. That statement is only half right. The fact is, you should be writing for your… Read more »

5 Simple and Effective Free Link Building Tools

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In the spirit of continuing my free tool series, I’ve turned my focus to link building. Link building is a huge part of getting any website to be visible to search engines these days. Of course, Annie Cushing’s Tools for Marketers Google Doc has a tab for link building tools which I used to pull together… Read more »