Technical SEO

Technical SEO has grown out of the search engine’s changes that have brought speed, markup and code into the ranking of a site. Top sites require top infrastructure.

2021 Best WordPress Plugins For SEO

I think I did one of these articles in 2019 so its time to update the Best WordPress Plugins list for 2021. As an SEO minded person these will tend to lean towards that end of the spectrum but as we continue to see speed and mobile optimization has brought some highly technical requirements into […]
Google Search Operator

SEO Research – Easy Smart Searches Using Google Operators

Searching is a lot more complex than typing a word and shifting through results.  Using Google Search Operators, predefined instructions that focus the results anyone can gain insights into Google’s thoughts. SEO Research: Getting To What Google Really Knows SEO Research often begins and ends with one randomly found site’s auto audit. There are hundreds […]
Cloudflare

Advanced Cloudflare SEO On WordPress

There are countless guides that will walk anyone through creating a Cloudflare account, installing the plugin and completing the setup on WordPress. This isn’t one of those guides. This is whats next … what to avoid and how to mitigate common issues. General Cloudflare WordPress Troubleshooting This goes for almost any issue…the first steps to […]
301 redirect seo

301 Redirects Of Expired Domains – What SEOs Don’t Tell Ya

Wouldn’t it be so much easier to just buy a site thats similar to yours and redirect all their backlinks to yourself … you might try pointing them to relevant content or simply to your homepage.  I do that.  One such domains is SEOGurl.com, no I’m not a gurl but I support more women in […]
Google Search Console Video

CTR, Impressions And Search Position Improves Web Traffic – Google Search Console Video

Gain More Traffic With Existing Content: GSC provides existing sites a handy list of pages that need new, better titles ands descriptions.  This video walks you through identifying pages that need new titles in order to rank better on Google.
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Google Search Console Intro Video – How To Add A Site

Google Search Console Intro: It isn’t Google Analytics but it is essential to your SEO efforts and you should use this powerful free tool.  In this video we briefly look at Google Search Console and I walk you through adding a site and verifying it using DNS records. Part 1 of our Search Console Videos
Shawn Reilly And Political SEO

Political SEO Case Study: Louisville Metro Council Website

Highlands Campaign Site A site that I was lucky to work on during this 2020 election was that of Shawn Reilly, a candidate for Louisville Metro Council District 8.   The site is aesthetically pleasing, the candidate picked out a good template for that.  The template does incorporate some oddities in its coding and utilizes […]
Page Speed

Can Page Speed Alone Make A Difference In Google Ranking? Yes, it even beats Domain Authority.

A Case Study of SEO Metrics And Rank Here is a recently added FAQ to the Ultimate SEO FAQ section. Let me show you how important it is…. Why is realtor.com not higher than zumper.com in the mobile search on the left?  Consider these metrics Realtor.com = Domain Score: 55 Trust Score 58 Alexa Rank 763 Registered 1996 Ads 3,900 Backlinks 57,000,000 Traffic Rank 108 Zumper.com = Domain Score: 37 Trust Score 44 Alexa Rank 17,000 Registered 2004 Ads 0 Backlinks 1,700,000 Traffic Rank 2830 In every metric realtor.com wins, so why is
Drift and SEO

Optimizing For Page Speed: The High Price Of Drift In SEO

Drift AI Bot Aims To Improve Conversions, But Its Performance Kills Speed And Sinks Your SEO Ranking This an updated discussion on the use of Drift as an AI bot.  We go through the reason why this is important, we look at why its a problem and I’ll show you the results of recommendations offered […]
True Influence

Optimizing For Site Speed: Page Load To SEO Cloud Server Infrastructure

TrueInfluence.com has been an Ultimate SEO client for several months now. During that time a central project has been to deliver the companies web pages in three seconds or less. TrueInfluence is a data intelligence marketing organization. IntentBase is a product of theirs and they are focused heavily in lead generation and demand generation.  The […]
CCPA GDPR COOKIES

CCPA, GDPR, 2020 And What They Mean To Your Site

CCPA AND GDPR Shoulda Made It On Your Radar by now, but I bet it hasn’t.  At least based on the random 24 sites I visited today.  Nearly three in four sites have no CCPA or GDPR mandated announcements. WHAT ARE COOKIES From the early days of the internet you’ve received cookies.  Cookies are a […]
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What is SEO? SEM SMM and even SMO

Each of these four domains of knowledge are collectively Digital Marketing.  Digital Marketing is the promotion of online content to targeted audiences. Search Engine Optimization or SEO SEO is the oldest domain of Digital Marketing.  Don’t be fooled though by the length of time this has been around.  SEO is fluid and often changes making […]

Disavowing theglobe.net bad backlinks from Sweden

theglobe.net What’s worse?  The crappy website they have with no content and just super spammy links or the fact that you nor I ever asked for that bad backlink?  The fact that the charge to delete a link to you at $35 a link shows how they crash your backlink party.  But hey, Google knows […]
All Seeing Eye Of Data

Google Data Studio Knows Everything SEO, Or It Can

SEO Integration With Google Data Studio This is a big project that has been in the works for a year unbeknownst to anyone until it was … A client implemented a new inventory and POS solution and during a meeting he’d asked about Reporting and I then laid the desire out to utilize Google Data […]
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Technical SEO: Digital Ocean vs Google Cloud vs AWS

This may seem off topic but its on topic, technical SEO is imperative … you’re not going to rank number one on Google using Shopify or Wix.  It just isnt going to happen. Its also apparently difficult to get solid advice on SEO Hosting from “experts” Best Blog Hosting for SEO is junk … reciting features doesnt make a hosting plan the best…one quote notes that WordPress is already installed with InMotionHosting.com … so what!  Our web servers are preconfigured to install WordPress in every new account as well…it only saves maybe 5 minutes per user but for
Louisville's New Bridge

More Than Keywords – How Local SEO Is Done

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Digital Ocean Video

How To Setup Digital Ocean Account – Client Video

Want a $50 credit towards Digital Ocean? Digital Ocean $50 Credit For New Accounts Disclosure: Using this link provides Ultimate SEO a $25 credit towards our Digital Ocean bill. Ă— Dismiss alert Setting Up Digital Ocean Account You as a client have likely been lead to this page after being introduced to Digital Ocean and […]
UGC Sponsored Google Backlinks

New Google Backlink Types And SEO Value Of NoFollow Links Changes

Two things are important for you to take away from this post about backlinks and they are listed right below.  We’ve then included Google content explaining these two changes in backlinks.  If the text is italic and navy blue, its quoted from Google. User Generated Content or Sponsored Backlinks Added Are two additional rel=”” tag […]
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Sex, Speed And The SEO Migration of Romantic Depot to WordPress

Romantic Depot operates six, soon to be seven adult stores offering sex toys and lingerie, in the New York City area.  Their flagship stores are in Manhattan and the Bronx.  Ultimate SEO was proud to work with them on their initial migration to WordPress, an additional migration of a second store site combined with the main site and content expansion. They’ve […]
Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash Ends A Decade Late

Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash After 2020, 10 Years After Steve Jobs Argued Why It Should End In 2010. Google Announced in September 2019 that it was phasing out support for Flash from its Chrome browser following Adobe;s announcement that they would end support in 2020.  Apple users wont likely hear much about the […]
SEO Audit

Custom SEO Site Audit

Example Audit Considerations  This post includes a demo client audit recently completed with the client’s name largely removed.  Some reports are linked too from within the report and since those reports are still of use to the client they remain largely intact. This has prevented redaction of these external reports.   Graphics may include the […]
Matt Cutts Video

SEO And Migrations: Matt Cutts On Changing Domain Names

SEO And Migrations: Changing Domain Names With Matt Cutts Migrating your site from one domain name to another can be problematic and the SEO implications can be long lasting.  UltimateSEO.org was not the original domain name for this site. SEOData.cloud was and it seemed great because it used three aspects of what I wanted to […]
digital ocean

Digital Ocean Credit – Be Your Own Cloud Web Host – AWS Alternative

AWS Alternative If you use AWS and are annoyed at your rising costs and cant figure out their pricing schemes you arent alone.  Ultimate SEO has moved most of it’s servers to Digital Ocean and they are about 50% of the cost of AWS.  Check them out and see what you can do with a […]

SEO Vs PPC: Backlink Project Increases Traffic 1200%

After placing backlinks 15/15 new domains I had linked to the site we’re registered and added to the site’s formula. Traffic responded better than I expected… Increasing Organic SEO Traffic The site’s organic traffic had been previously in the single digits, now at 1,600 a month later I could claim a 1235% increase in organic […]
cloudflare

Ultimate SEO And Cloudflare Partners

Ultimate SEO is proud to announce our partnership program with Cloudflare. As a defacto web host serving hundreds of sites this strategic alliance brings the best hosting security solutions together and integrates one of the most popular internet companies with our hosting solutions. In the coming days we’ll be relaunching UltimateSEO.net as our hosting and […]
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AWS Vs. Digital Ocean: Costs, Performance, Features For Cloud Computing | Clear Winner

Why I Made The Switch To Digital Ocean And You Should Too After a year of ballooning costs I stumbled across Digital Ocean an figured I’d try their $5 VPS server and compare it to my Amazon Web Services experience. Astonishing… Digital Ocean quickly grabbed my attention with the straight forward ease of use. I […]
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Auto Posting Across Social Media Platforms – IFTTT – Buffer.com

I hate missing out just as much as anyone else.  Its why Ultimate SEO has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr, Youtube, Blogger, Instagram, SnapChat and more.  But the only thing worse than not being on a platform is to not appear active on that platform. If someone’s first impression of you or your company is your activity on a forgotten profile it is more damaging than not having been there to begin with. IFTTT And Buffer Thats where IFTTT has stepped in and been able to save time while helping to get a message out

IFTTT Loses Gmail Service

Much of the info in this post is from an article on engadget.  I became aware of the situation as I was working to build an IFTTT applet that would change my office lights to red if a website went down and I got an email about it from Uptime Robot.  That applet can probably still be made but just not using Gmail anymore as a trigger. From Endadget: Google’s push to tighten third-party API access is already going to cost the world Google+, but a change that more of you might notice is coming to IFTTT. The

Creating A Private Blog Network: PBNs In 2019 For SEO

Each PBN site will include registering the domain, setting the name servers and hosting the site. First and foremost the most important aspect of your Private Blog Network is randomness.  Consider what pattern or foot print your PBN might have and avoid that commonality. Patterns and commonality to avoid in building a Private Blog Network Good PBNs Are Random, Start With Different Name Registrars First off you need private domain registration, if not private then you’ll need people and addresses from all over.  If you always use Godaddy you’re going to have to try out others to avoid a
Google Page Speed

Site Speed Becomes Ranking Factor Announcement 2010

This is a repost from https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed/ and its also from 2010.  We’re reposting it here for our visitors to see how speed has long been a ranking factor.  Its importance has grown considerably since this announcement was made in 2010. Google’s Mobile First initiative and creation of a separate mobile index matches the growing change […]