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Week 4: whatUseek Directory and Guest Posting

Week 4: whatUseek Directory and Guest Posting

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 that I’m not telling a lie. I’m now in the teens (meaning the 2nd page) for some of my tracked… continue reading »

Week 3: Claiming my FourSquare Listing

Week 3: Claiming my FourSquare Listing

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 the 10th-12th spot. These numbers are averages. I just met with a new client today and she told me that… continue reading »

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

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

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 web design in Atlanta, GA such as “web designer in atlanta ga”, “website design atlanta ga”, etc. You get the… continue reading »

How to Rollback to a Previous WordPress Plugin Version

How to Rollback to a Previous WordPress Plugin Version

I’ve had to do this a few times. I provide website maintenance for quite a few of my web design clients, and I always keep their WordPress websites up to date (see my previous blog post on this). Most of the time, everything goes off without a hitch, but sometimes, a plugin won’t work properly after upgrading. Rolling back to a previous version should be done after you’ve deactivated all of your other plugins to… continue reading »

Get More Calls by Editing Your Meta Description

Get More Calls by Editing Your Meta Description

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 what shows up in your search engine result.

How to Find Backlinks with the * Operator in Google

How to Find Backlinks with the * Operator in Google

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 are a lot more search results than that although the results consist of more than external links to our website. In… continue reading »