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19 04, 2018

SEO Predictions 2018 by Verti Group International a.k.a. SEO Seattle®

By | April 19th, 2018|Advanced SEO, Marketing Industry|

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

16 04, 2018

The Growing Trend of ‘near me’ Searches

By | April 16th, 2018|Google Maps, Local SEO, On-page SEO|

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

1 09, 2017

How Important Are Businesses Citations And Directory Listings?

By | September 1st, 2017|Local SEO|

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

18 08, 2017

Google Warns About Upcoming Change to Chrome

By | August 18th, 2017|Technical SEO|

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

17 07, 2017

Can Your Customers Text You?

By | July 17th, 2017|Google Maps|

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

27 05, 2017

Google Warns Against Article Creation for The Sole Purpose of Links

By | May 27th, 2017|Technical SEO|

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.

13 05, 2017

Why SEO Seattle® Offers Los Angeles SEO Services…

By | May 13th, 2017|Technical SEO|

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

23 03, 2017

Rising up the rankings; better steady than sorry

By | March 23rd, 2017|Search Engine Optimization|

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

12 03, 2017

Semantic Search “the many variations”

By | March 12th, 2017|Content Marketing, On-page SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Technical SEO|

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.

19 02, 2017

Google’s Mobile First Indexing “Coming Soon”

By | February 19th, 2017|Technical SEO|

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

22 10, 2016

SEO Pricing in 2017: Understanding the Average Cost of SEO Services

By | October 22nd, 2016|Search Engine Optimization|

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

22 09, 2016

Title Tags and Branding

By | September 22nd, 2016|Technical SEO|

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

3 08, 2016

Virtual Insanity. Are you paying for plagiarism?

By | August 3rd, 2016|Content Marketing|

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

2 05, 2016

Is your website AMP ready? “It’s time to Convert HTML to AMP “

By | May 2nd, 2016|Technical SEO|

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

14 04, 2016

Is your current or potential SEO Company likely to do more harm than good?

By | April 14th, 2016|Search Engine Optimization|

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

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