Week 31: Press Mentions and Website Redesign

By Tom Nguyen / May 28, 2014 /

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this blog, and a lot has happened since then. At the end of my last blog post, I said that I had submitted my website to the Yahoo Directory. Did it help? You bet! The Yahoo Directory comes at quite a steep price at $299 per year, but I…

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Week 18: Socializing on Google Plus

By Tom Nguyen / February 24, 2014 /

The road to #1 hasn’t been easy, but it has certainly been fun. We have been met with some stiff competition since making the top 10, and we’ve been on and off the first page quite frequently. we just logged in and saw in our keyword tracker that we’re now showing up at #4 for…

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Week 13: Setting UP Angie’s List and Judy’s Book Profiles

By Tom Nguyen / January 13, 2014 /

Happy Belated New Year! It’s been quite a while since my last blog post. In the last few weeks, my rankings for web design in Atlanta, GA have dropped a little. Although the amount of calls and traffic is holding steady or even increasing a little, I won’t be satisfied until I have that #1…

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Week 9: Removing Duplicate Listings

By Tom Nguyen / December 17, 2013 /

Over the last few weeks, my Google rankings have gone up and down. It’s competitive in the top 10. I’m holding steady at #9 for “web design in atlanta ga” although I’ve dropped a couple of notches to #14 for “web designer atlanta“. These are average rankings generated by the SERPs.com keywords rank tracker. Maybe…

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Week 5: MerchantCircle Upgrade and Blog Commenting

By Tom Nguyen / November 18, 2013 /

My Google rankings have gone up a few notches this week, but we’ll see if my improved rankings stick. Last week, my website was at #13 for the keyphrase “web design in atlanta ga” on Google. This week, I’m back inside the top 10 and on the first page. As for “web design atlanta ga”,…

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Week 4: whatUseek Directory and Guest Posting

By Tom Nguyen / November 11, 2013 /

I’ve been met with quite a bit of resistance since cracking the top 10 in Google for Atlanta web designers.  I just checked my rankings on the SERPS.com rank tracker, and I’ve fallen a few notches even though my organic visits have increased 62% over the last week. You can see in the following screenshots…

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Week 3: Claiming my FourSquare Listing

By Tom Nguyen / November 4, 2013 /

I’ve been so slammed with work from existing clients that I haven’t had any time to work on my website’s SEO. Not that I really need it (knock on wood). I’m lucky to have a great group of website design clients in the Atlanta area. According to my search engine rankings checker, I’m still around…

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Our Quest to be #1 for Atlanta Web Design in Google

By Tom Nguyen / October 22, 2013 /

When we first started tracking our Google ranking for this keyphrase back in August of 2011, we were on the 7th or 8th page of Google. Most of our business came via word of mouth with the occasional Facebook page referral. Back then, we used to manually check my Google ranking for keyphrases related to…

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Get More Calls by Editing Your Meta Description

By Tom Nguyen / October 7, 2013 /

That’s correct. Although the SEO experts say that your meta description doesn’t have any impact on your organic search engine ranking, it does have an impact on whether your potential client or customer gives you a call or not. For those of you who don’t know, what is in your website’s meta description is often…

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How to Find Backlinks with the * Operator in Google

By Tom Nguyen / October 2, 2013 /

I’ve read books on SEO, and many of them recommended using link: on Google to find competitor backlinks like this: link:yourcompetitorwebsite.com Things have changed since I first wrote this blog post in 2013. When I first used the link operator on mrtechnique.com, there were only 3 results in Google: The year is now 2018, and there…

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