How to Really Rank in Google SERPs

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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

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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

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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).

Link Building Tactics I’m Focusing on this 2014

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I’ve been asked this question many times, way before the year even started. So I just thought of writing about it, and perhaps to also serve as a module for our staff here at Xight Interactive.

The methods that I’m going to share on this post are the things that I’m implementing for the other sites I’m currently handling (that are aside from the clients we’re working on with our company) for over the next few months.

Dealing with Penalized Websites

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The growth of inquiries for search engine optimization services has certainly increased over the past couple of years.

In the past, businesses mostly contact SEO companies or independent consultants for help to further improve the visibility of their websites – and eventually to increase its traffic. But sadly, these days, perhaps more than half of the businesses looking for SEO help are businesses hoping to recover from algorithmic updates/penalties.

12 Inbound Marketing Tips for 2014

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I did a short presentation last week for the first ever startup/marketing meetup that our company has organized.

The pointers from my talk were mostly based on my personal experience for the past 3 years of my career as an online marketer and a business owner – so I was really excited to turn my slide deck into a blog post as well.

A Year without Guest Blogging

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First off, sorry for the misleading title, because it’s not entirely true, since I’ve published 3 guest blog posts last year (2 for Moz and 1 for Hit Reach).

I’m not saying that guest blogging doesn’t work, because it really does (when getting published on the right places)!

Taking your Inbound Marketing Campaign to the Next Level

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It’s unavoidable for marketers to get stuck when running long-term campaigns, especially when they are accustomed to following a certain process (that most of us do in agencies).

This mostly happens when we have already exhausted almost every tactic limited on that process, which is not that great when you’re looking at scalability – and in consistently getting results.