Our predictions for SEO in 2018 It is that time of year when I write my SEO predictions for the year ahead. But this year I’d like to do something different. Before I share my own predictions for SEO in 2018, I would like to first share my opinions about some of the predictions being made
If you’re looking for a business local to you, how do you go about finding it. Well, if Google’s statistics have anything to say, you’re increasingly searching for “[business] near me” in a search engine. Rather than enter the name of the city or town in which they live, users are more frequently searching for
In the early years of SEO, directories were a popular ranking tactic. They were a very popular way of obtaining links for a number of reasons. Not only was it very easy to submit websites to dozens of directories at a time, but it was also a low-cost tactic and it worked. Google even encouraged
Last night Google sent out an unprecedented number of emails to webmasters informing them of the upcoming “Security Warnings” accompanying some Chrome search results. In short, this October 2017 Google Chrome will start labeling any site with fillable forms that is not HTTPS, as not secure. Vertigroup is aware of the coming change and we are
When it comes to dealing with customers, speed is crucial. It’s why marketing experts, like us at Verti Group International a.k.a. SEO Seattle®, encourage you to have social channels so that your customers can send you a message whenever they like. Increasingly, customers don’t even want to pick up the phone to talk. They’d rather
Two days ago, Thursday, May 25, 2017, Google published a blog post reminding webmasters about the dangers of using large-scale article campaigns as a link building strategy. In short, doing article publishing or guest blogging for the sole purpose of link building and attempting to manipulate Google’s search results can result in a Google penalty.
It is no secret that Verti Group International a.k.a. SEO Seattle® is currently working to increase it's own online visibility in Los Angeles and is determined to be found in front of it's local Los Angeles SEO competitors by those searching online for specifically Los Angeles SEO services. The company's website, seoseattlegroup.com can already be
Here at Verti Group International a.k.a. SEO Seattle®, we always stay within the Google guidelines; it is our belief that it’s the way we interpret the guidelines which gives us an edge over other ethical SEO companies. What that means is although our clients see growth in their rankings for their site, and the number
Semantic search seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding the searcher's intent and the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in the searchable dataspace, whether on the Web or within a closed system, to generate more relevant results." Semantic Search as defined at Wikipedia Google Hummingbird, artificial intelligence, conversational search and the semantic web.
Two months is a long time in search engine optimization land. Sometimes things happen quickly; other times, announcements are made by Google which are followed by a flurry of articles on the internet regarding the latest changes to searching on Google. In the middle of November last year (2016) the news was all about the
It’s not often that you will find shared content, on our company Blog. ( Not authored by Verti Group International a.k.a. SEO Seattle®) I thought long and hard before deciding to link to the following article from our official company blog. Most all the content found on our blog, and that of our clients
In this article, we look at the key role that title tags play in search engine optimization (SEO). I have been noticing more and more often lately, that errors are being made in the use of company online signatures in title tags. This can easily be corrected by those who want to take the time
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein. Sticks and stones can break your bones. It used to be the case that words can never hurt you; these days though, they can. They can ruin the reputation of your business, they can make your website and business
UPDATE May/2018: It's time to Convert HTML to AMP | Convert Your Website To AMP The Accelerated Mobile Pages platform more commonly known as AMP was announced by Google on October 7, 2015 and is here to stay. Surprisingly to us at VGI SEO was one recent survey showing that a whopping 25% of SEO’s had no idea what accelerated mobile
Here, at Verti Group International, we are completely open with our clients. This is evidenced by the fact that we offer a free video to prospective clients, detailing the methods, tactics and techniques that we will utilize to help their site gain visibility on the major search engines. If, when interviewing an SEO company, they