Dave Davies

Dave Davies

CEO

Beanstalk SEO Services

Dave Davies is the CEO of Beanstalk SEO Services, an organic SEO firm out of Victoria, BC, Canada. He writes with over a decade of experience in SEO and Internet Marketing.

He is an industry writer, reporter and speaker who wrote the second edition of SitePoint's SEM Kit, hosts a weekly radio show on Webmaster Radio and has spoken at a number of Search Engine Strategies conferences on topics ranging from ranking on all three major engines to Google patents and Net Neutrality.

Dave got his start in Internet Marketing in 1999 working for a Canadian web hosting company. Like many industry professionals - it didn't take long to connect the dots and figure out that it's easier to convert a client who comes to you than to find them yourself and what better what to do that than the organic results. Dave went from optimizing a single site to working as an affiliate marketer to then becoming the Marketing Manager for another successful SEO firm. From there it didn't take long for him to launch Beanstalk with his wife Mary.

Articles by Dave Davies

A Look at Local Search

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Proximity, relevance and prominence are the three cornerstones of local SEO. Reviews are also important, though they don't affect rankings nearly as much as many people think.

Hub Link Building With Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO Clique Hunter

Majestic SEO's Clique Hunter should be one of your go-to tools for link building due to its focus on sites that are (mostly) relevant and sites that are willing to link to others in your industry. Here's how to use it to find hubs and secure links.

Link Building on a Budget

Budget Link Building

Have more time than money, but want to beef up your backlink profile? It can be done. These four strategies will help you, over time, become far more resistant to algorithm changes and diversify your traffic sources to increase rankings and traffic.

What is Duplicate Content?

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Duplicate content comes in many forms on the web, and each one can negatively impact your SEO efforts. Here are the most common types of duplicate content, how it can impact your site's search rankings, and how to fix duplication issues.

Did Google Help or Hurt SEO in 2013?

Google SEO Crystal Ball

Come, join us for a look back at some of the major SEO issues we faced heading into and during 2013, as well as what Google did for and to the SEO community. Then we'll gaze into our crystal ball to see what's likely to come in 2014, and why.

Image Optimization: How to Rank on Image Search

Image Optimization

Ranking on image search requires both the optimization of images and page elements to promote the ranking of those images in search, as well as optimization of images and image sizes so they load faster and improve page speed. Here's how to do it.