• What Does Google Suggest?

    April 28th, 2014

    Google Suggest is the auto complete function in a Google search query. You probably use it many times a day and don’t even give it a second thought. But maybe you should.

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  • Forget Santa Clause…its Google’s Naughty or Nice List You Want to Pay Attention to

    April 24th, 2014

    Google is the big dog in town and it gets to make the rules. What can be frustrating to many is that the rules keep changing. We’re all like little kids and really don’t like it when the rules change. But you have to pay attention, because when Google changes the rules, your website may be penalized — in some cases for things that were rewarded in the past.

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  • Map Listing and the Coveted A-G Area

    April 17th, 2014

    Ever notice when you do a search that a map shows up with businesses in a specific category noted on the map with a pin marker. These are often referred to as the maps listings. At Pikes Peak SEO we call this the A-G area due to the letters associated with those businesses that are listed.

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  • Is Guest Blogging Really Taboo?

    April 14th, 2014

    Google appears to be making good on its statement that using guest blogging as a link strategy is a bad idea. Matt Cutts, head of Webspam made that statement in a post on January 20, 2014. In it he said, “Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why?

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  • Picking the "Right" Keywords

    April 10th, 2014

    Keywords remain at the center of it all when it comes to SEO. Select the right phrases for your business and you are well on your way. Select the wrong ones and you will be fighting an uphill battle from the get go. So how do you know what the right phrases are?

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  • Keywords Are Still Key

    April 7th, 2014

    Google continues to change its search algorithm and add new features and products. But one thing remains constant – keywords are still at the center of it all. These are words or phrases users type into a search engine to find information.

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  • Inbound Links in a Post-Hummingbird SEO World

    April 3rd, 2014

    Hummingbird has continued the evolution of inbound links toward quality over quantity. It simply has accelerated the process. Hummingbird is Google’s new search algorithm which attempts to understand the intent behind a search phrase rather than simply focus on the words themselves. The hope is to provide better and faster search results.

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  • Does Hummingbird Make Search Hum?

    March 31st, 2014

    Google’s primary business is to help people find specific information quickly.  They are constantly updating their algorithm to, in their view, do this better.  Hummingbird is a major upgrade to Google’s search capability.  Launched in the fall of 2013, it is Google’s new search algorithm designed to return better results.  In fact, the name comes […]

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  • SEO Gets More Social

    March 27th, 2014

    Social media has graduated beyond your friends’ vacation photos and videos of cute cats. Search engines are now crawling through posts on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Goole+. As the search engines algorithms continue to adjust to all this new content, having a significant presence in the social media sphere can only improve your SEO results.

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  • Evolution of Search Bots

    March 26th, 2014

    Business interaction is in a New Age as it’s largely being conducted on the internet. Web pinging information to satisfy consumer needs via Google, Bing, Yahoo search engines has evolved into a mundane occurrence and business owners and entrepreneurs must take note of internet marketing strategy potential and consider search engine optimization (SEO). In Colorado, […]

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