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6 Actionable SEO Tips

By on May 27, 2015 in Search | 19 comments

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Technical SEO has clearly been one of the pillars that enabled many businesses to thrive in the information age.

With 3.5 billion searches being made each day (which is still stirring towards a consistent growth pattern); it only proves how more significant – and more competitive – search optimization will be for many businesses in the years to come.

13 simple SEO processes you can use to improve client acquisition and retention

By on Jul 16, 2014 in Search | 31 comments

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When I started doing SEO 4 years ago, it was already at a stage where everything was starting to get a bit more difficult (May Day, Caffeine and Pre-Panda era). And the way I see it now, it will seriously get a lot tougher in the coming years.

But I guess that was really the perfect time for me to start a career in this industry. I didn’t expect for me to be genuinely passionate about SEO – but I think that passion became the one main factor that really made me embrace everything about it, including its most challenging parts.

(More) Enterprise Link Building Strategies

By on Jun 26, 2014 in Content, Search | 25 comments

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Many people already argue that links, as ranking signals, are getting less valuable. Google’s search algorithm is still based on the link graph.

Most of their actions (such as Penguin update, and the successive batches of manual unnatural linking penalties) to win against web spamming may perhaps just prove the real importance of links to the search technology. Seeing that links are still one of the best signals they can use in determining the relevance, authority, popularity and the credibility of a web page or an entity.

How to Really Rank in Google SERPs

By on Apr 30, 2014 in Content, Search, Social | 38 comments

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Ranking in Google’s search results has been a lot more challenging these days, compared to how SEO is typically done a decade ago.

Over the years, Google has gradually integrated several advanced factors/metrics – mainly to fight web spam – and also to make the web search experience more relevant and useful to people worldwide.

YouTube Marketing for Businesses

By on Apr 24, 2014 in Content, Search, Social | 10 comments

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I was invited to speak for one of this year’s GDays events here in the Philippines – which will be held in Angeles City, Pampanga this coming Saturday (April 26, 2014). This event was organized by Google Business Group in Angeles and is also supported by Google.

Originally, Glen Dimaandal (one of the smartest SEOs I know here in the country) was chosen to speak for this event, but sadly, he has to leave the country earlier this month for a business trip in the US.

Hummingbird SEO

By on Apr 1, 2014 in Search | 16 comments

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Hummingbird, Google’s new search algorithm launched August last year, is said to have impacted 90% of search results.

The majority of the affected results are for long-tail search queries, which is why many practitioners didn’t notice the changes when it was first launched (30 days before the update was publicly announced).