SEO Principles to Focus on in 2013, from Ottawa: Don’t Get Lost in the Noise!

In my Ottawa SEO & SEM company, providing services for clients and connecting with colleagues, I often hear some version of the following question: What are the best practices for effective Search Engine Optimization in today’s rapidly changing world of search that will help me grow my business online, and not be completely wiped out by the next Google algorithm update?

What are the Principles of Search for 2013 and Why are They Important?
As the special mix of elements for successful search engine optimization, or SEO, and search engine marketing, or SEM, continue to evolve in 2013, it can sometimes be difficult to know what techniques should be used for both short-term gain and long-term sustainability. It’s easy to get confused […]

Search Engine Optimization Basics that will make your site shine in 2013… & beyond!

Does your site have what it takes to shine in Cyberspace?
What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is important whether you’re a small business owner in Ottawa, or in charge of a large corporate website in Toronto. SEO is the process of optimizing your webpages, and your website as whole, to be highly searchable by your target market in order to attract web traffic that is relevant to your offering, ultimately resulting in more customers for your business. SEO is what makes your site stand out in the ever-expanding universe of cyberspace.

If you have a solid SEO program in place for your site, potential customers will proactively find your webpages, using keywords of their choice, on the search […]

The 2012 Quality Evolution of SEO & SEM, Internet & Online Marketing from Ottawa

Google Carved Out the SEO & SEM Search-Scape with a Laser Focus on Quality
As 2012 winds down and the mercury drops in our nation’s capital, Ottawa, the world of SEO and internet marketing continues to evolve across the far reaches of cyberspace. This year, the major search engines continued to tighten up on quality control, and social media platforms figured out how to make money through online marketing and advertising.
We Canadians love our Tim Horton’s coffee, our NHL hockey, except when Gary Bettman locks out the best players on the planet and goes on vacation, and of course, our Internet; in fact, 88% of us here in Ottawa, 16 years or older use the Internet for personal use 2010 Internet […]

The Key to SEO: Using Meta Tags & Keywords to Improve Your Rankings!

The Anatomy of a Search Engine Result (Web Search Index Card)
In my meetings around Ottawa this fall, providing SEO Services to various companies, many clients, prospects, and web colleagues all seem to be asking me the same questions:

What is the information that comes up in a Google search?
Where does Google get this stuff?
What does this mean for my site?

What is a Search Engine Result?
The Search Engine Result is like an index card for your webpage in the library of the world wide web. The key to improve Search Engine Rankings and Optimization on Google or Bing-Yahoo is having this index card filled out with the proper SEO Meta Tags, using good Keywords, for each page on your site. Quite simply, if […]