SEO Strategy vs. Tactics

Chris ThompsonMarketing, Matrix, SEOLeave a Comment

by Chris Thompson with Hardy Kalisher Do you have an SEO strategy? That question might be the most important question you can ask your SEO agency. Yes, “SEO strategy” has become something of a trendy term and as a result is it is used by many, yet understood by few, and developed by even fewer. Google Trends Report on SEO … Read More

Getting the Facts Straight on Social Media and SEO Part 1

Rick HobergMarketing, Matrix, SEO1 Comment

As the SEO industry continues to develop and evolve, social media is becoming an undeniable, albeit still relatively small, force in the search engine algorithms. It may sound cliché, but with the recent influx of articles and blog posts on social media and SEO, how are you to know what is true, let alone what tips and observations will help … Read More

Case Study: Defining Value in SEO

Chris ThompsonMatrix, SEO, Web AnalyticsLeave a Comment

Our role as SEO consultants is to partner with organizations and to create value through search marketing. However, creating value can be a challenge for many reasons. Goals may not have been clearly defined, the execution of strategies may not be not be possible, or access to analytics data may be lacking or corrupted. Despite all of this, it is … Read More

The Impact is Real: Google’s Encrypted Search

Tom BrightMarketing, Matrix, SEOLeave a Comment

Tom Bright Internet Marketing Specialist Google announced this week that they are encrypting searches for users logged in by default. What that means to the SEO industry is that search queries won’t be available for reporting within Google Analytics, nor will they be available from referring search URLs. The data is available at a roll-up level, however term-level detail for … Read More

Should Your Site Implement Google +1?

Bryan ConnallyMarketing, Matrix, SEOLeave a Comment

Bryan Connally Staff Internet Marketing Specialist Some background info on Google +1 for SEO: Google has stated that “+1” for websites will be used as a social signal to help determine a page’s relevance for a particular search query and ultimately its ranking. This will likely be rolled out in a controlled manner so that Google can ascertain how the … Read More

ICANN’s Release of gTLDs: More .Hype than .Hope

David DuBoisMarketing, Matrix, SEOLeave a Comment

  David DuBois Search Engine Optimization Specialist June 20, 2011 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made an announcement that it would open its list of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to anyone willing to dish out the $185,000 application fee. Registration for these domains will be open from January 12 to April 12, 2012, and will … Read More

Using Both PPC Advertising & SEO

Lora BakerMarketing, Matrix, PPC, SEOLeave a Comment

Lora Baker Internet Marketing Specialist For a Technical Writing class back in 1996, one of my homework assignments involved looking up eight different well-known phrases on six different search engines. This was before the days when students all had laptops, so I trudged over to the library to start my assignment. I wasn’t even 100% certain what the internet was, … Read More