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.

Can Your Customers Text You?

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00July 17th, 2017|

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 use social media or instant messaging services. Now there is another way for customers to contact your business: through text

Google Warns Against Article Creation for The Sole Purpose of Links

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00May 27th, 2017|

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. These penalties can negatively affect your website’s overall ranking; while in other cases Google will simply ignore the links. Google

Why SEO Seattle® Offers Los Angeles SEO Services…

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00May 13th, 2017|

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 found by those searching Google when using "LA SEO Company", LA SEO service" and other Google search quearys used by

Rising up the rankings; better steady than sorry

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00March 23rd, 2017|

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 of ranking keywords, the growth is steady. If an SEO company promises, and actually delivers, a hockey stick graph type

Semantic Search “the many variations”

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00March 12th, 2017|

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. It’s all about context. I could have written about coding, RDF, Open Graph Protocol, and Schema, but for now,  I’m

Google’s Mobile First Indexing “Coming Soon”

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00February 19th, 2017|

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 announcement that Google was launching mobile-first indexing. It seems now that they weren’t launching, but instead they were beginning to

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

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00October 22nd, 2016|

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 is written in-house and is always considered unique. So, why did we break our own rules and refer to an

Title Tags and Branding

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00September 22nd, 2016|

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 to gain a better understanding of the role a title tag plays and how to optimize it correctly. Google, for

Virtual Insanity. Are you paying for plagiarism?

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

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 be frowned upon by the Google algorithm, and they can send your brand’s reputation crashing to the cutting room floor

Is your website AMP ready? “It’s time to publish using accelerated mobile pages”

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

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 and 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 pages or Google AMP even was. Let us take a closer look at what "Accelerated Mobile Pages" (AMP) really

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

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00April 14th, 2016|

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 will not disclose the methods they intend to use then beware; they could ruin your site’s credibility or even get

Top Google Ranking Engineer, Paul Haahr, talks about how Google works

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00April 1st, 2016|

Recorded during Pauls talk at this year’s “2016 Search Marketing Expo”. This single speaker was the ultimate for many who attended. One personal takeaway was the confirmation by Paul that the percentage of original/duplicate content found on a respective web page was clearly described as a ranking factor. This is only one of the too many findings to list here and I hope that after watching, you will share some comments here. I recommend this

FREE! “SEO Video Review of Your Website”

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00March 11th, 2016|

Verti Group International / SEO Seattle® is happy to introduce our newest addition to VGI’s list of SEO services... Free SEO Video Review of Your Website VGI SEO is now providing our prospective clients with a video detailing the exact steps taken by our in-house experts in the analysis of their website/domain. We refer to this as "Open Source SEO" Many of the VGI SEO Video Reviews are to be narrated by our own chief

SEO Seattle® Blog by Verti Group International

By |2022-02-22T13:34:01+00:00February 10th, 2016|

The official Blog of Verti Group International / SEO Seattle® Welcome to the VGI BLOG! We hope that what we share here will provide you with enough interest to keep coming back… Much of what makes VGI SEO different than that of other Seattle SEO Companies will soon be easily found in the information that is shared here. Please do not under estimate the value of this blog just yet and read a minute more.

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