About David S. Freid

Seattle SEO Expert and Current President / Co-Founder of Verti Group International a.k.a. SEO Seattle® (VGI-SEO). "As Chief of SEO for VGI-SEO, I am proud to lead those which I know to be some of the best SEO engineers that the SEO community has to offer. Since 2008, VGI-SEO has delivered thousands of first-page search results for our VGI-SEO clients.

Build Your Dream Team on Shoestring Budget

By |2023-08-03T12:12:09+00:00August 2nd, 2023|

In today's competitive business landscape, companies are constantly seeking innovative ways to optimize their operations and maximize profitability. One strategy that has gained traction in recent years is the concept of replacing employees with vendors. This approach challenges the traditional understanding of human resources and opens up a whole new way of staffing for businesses. Before delving into the benefits and implications of this approach, it is important to momentarily set aside preconceived notions about

AI – SEO: What You Should Know

By |2023-02-22T19:30:58+00:00February 21st, 2023|

SEO and Artificial Intelligence (AI) If you have spent time online or taken note of the news recently, you have likely heard about AI, also called "artificial intelligence". AI has been skyrocketing in popularity and function since before 2022 as a way to help people conduct tasks in record time. AI is already being used to generate images, study languages, helping to manage daily routines, and assisting humans in researching almost any topic in

SEO BASICS: A Guide for Small Business Owners

By |2022-03-02T14:33:16+00:00March 2nd, 2022|

SEO BASICS: Tips For Small Business Owners is an eBook that provides businesses and website owners an introduction to search engine optimization (SEO). The eBook covers basic methods to increase a respective website's online visibility. Online visibility is directly linked to supporting your digital content and getting found on the first page of search engines like Google, Bing, and other popular search engines. The eBook goes into some detail about the most important ranking factors

SEO Writing Tips – How to Write SEO Content

By |2022-02-22T13:34:00+00:00January 7th, 2022|

In this article, leading Seattle search engine optimization company, Verti Group International a.k.a. SEO Seattle® (VGISEO) shares tips and techniques for writing the best SEO content when trying to rank content on the first page of the most relevant search engine results. Let’s begin with a detailed look at what much of the SEO community labels as one of the most critical SEO elements when supporting a web page getting displayed on first-page search results

Image Optimization Techniques Shared By A+ SEO Agency

By |2022-02-22T13:34:00+00:00December 3rd, 2021|

According to the insights from HTTP Archive, images make up approx. 65% of average web pages when considering load size. Images are such an important component of news, e-commerce, fashion, and blogs that understanding best image optimization techniques can make a big difference to your digital content and its optimal online visibility. Using a well-optimized image will help you to deliver a fast and engaging visual experience without hogging extra KBs of data. Whether

Leading Seattle SEO Company Explains Why SEO Is Important for Your Website

By |2022-02-22T13:34:00+00:00September 29th, 2020|

The Internet is a powerful business tool when wanting to place your company's digital content within reach of the right people across towns, states, or anywhere on earth. If you are not using digital marketing to get your brand in front of your target audience, you are missing out on a significant number of potential new customers. Or maybe your business is already committed to creating an active online presence, then the question to ask

Google-Friendly SEO Techniques

By |2022-02-22T13:34:00+00:00July 7th, 2020|

The Most Effective and Google-Friendly SEO Techniques Having an online website presence is essential no matter the type of business. The size of your business doesn’t matter. In fact, one of the great benefits of an online Internet property is that it can help to provide a more level playing field when it comes to things like content creation and search engine optimization, (SEO). SEO services are cost-effective options that can help companies compete with

Best SEO Tips for Today’s Digital Age

By |2022-02-22T13:34:00+00:00October 11th, 2019|

If you run a successful business, you’re probably super busy nearly one hundred percent of the time. Running a business takes a lot of work and it can eat away at your time. Everything is important and you want to make sure you and your company succeed. This can lead to delving into areas that you don’t have a ton of experience with. Some of those things can be done without trouble, but some areas

How Verti Group International a.k.a SEO Seattle® is Helping Businesses Rank in 2019

By |2022-02-22T13:34:00+00:00March 7th, 2019|

Changes to Google’s search engine algorithm have occurred at a breakneck pace since Verti Group International a.k.a SEO Seattle® (VGI-SEO) first opened its doors back in 2008. What worked perfectly in 2008 will likely fail you today. With hundreds of ranking signals recognized, you will need to keep your ear to the ground and know what works and what doesn’t in today's SEO. We are Seattle SEO experts, and we continue to keep our clients consistently maintaining

Video Marketing in 2019 and Beyond

By |2023-01-09T14:49:11+00:00November 1st, 2018|

Is your business using video in its SEO or marketing strategy? If not using video, you’re soon to be in the minority. And it’s something you should consider changing immediately. That’s because video has been blowing up in recent years and that trends only looks set to continue in 2019 and beyond. It can be a powerful marketing tool — just as long as your business knows how to leverage it. From defining video marketing to

Guide To Google’s Mobile First Indexing 2018

By |2022-02-22T13:34:00+00:00July 23rd, 2018|

You probably notice that a lot of people use their mobiles to access websites nowadays. Anyone who wants to offer the best user experience, should keep up with the times and make their website mobile-friendly. But now there is even more reason to make your website look great on smartphones. Google has recently rolled out mobile-first indexing to continue its efforts in making the web more mobile-friendly. But how much do you know about mobile-first

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

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00April 19th, 2018|

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 by others within the SEO community. This may prove more useful to you too. Please note, I will only share

The Growing Trend of ‘near me’ Searches

By |2022-09-26T13:27:29+00:00April 16th, 2018|

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 the general phrase “near me”. But what’s brought on this new trend in searching and what does it mean for

How Important Are Businesses Citations And Directory Listings?

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00September 1st, 2017|

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 directory submissions. Times have changed, however. Directories have become less of a ranking factor over the last year. In fact,

Google Warns About Upcoming Change to Chrome

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00August 18th, 2017|

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 actively scanning client websites for any concerns. We're also taking appropriate measures for any page found not to be secure. VGI

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