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  1. Recover From Panda? Follow These 5 Steps to Avoid Future Panda Hits

    Most business owners are way too close to their own websites to objectively review their content, user experience, ad situation, etc. As I’ve explained before here on Search Engine Watch, SEO band-aids do not lead to long-term recovery.

  2. Court Rules Yelp May Demand Money for Adding and Removing Reviews

    The court of appeals basically ruled that Yelp would be in the clear if it wanted to and that's bad news for small business. It believes business owners like those behind Cats and Dogs have some kind of axe to grind with the company and that their...

  3. Last-Minute SEO - Here Come the Holidays!

    Unless their business is summer-related, summer is the time of year where many website owners (and managers) slow down, kick back, grab a beer, and enjoy those long, hot, sunny days! If unknown (not a good idea) NEVER hire one off a freelance or...

  4. SEO Website Audits: Everything You Need to Know Part II

    Small business owners can also benefit greatly from this type of audit, but they need to understand it is in an investment, not an expense. They are for: These types of audits are for small site owners, with small budgets, who cannot afford a more...

  5. 60% of Consumers Use Mobile Exclusively to Make Purchase Decisions [Study]

    Significant spikes in the restaurant category occurred after standard business hours – no surprise, around dinnertime. A percentage of mobile users searched for location and phone number specifically, with 73 percent saying they preferred a local...

  6. Why Content Marketers Should Step Back From Creation and Focus On Strategy

    They segmented the results by enterprise vs.small and medium-sized business (SMB), making comparisons between how marketers in the enterprise think about content vs.how small business owners do. Increasing visibility in the search listings drives...

  7. Matt Cutts Says 'Stop' Guest Blogging for SEO: Here's Everything You Need to Know

    So these websites are getting penalized because they get convinced by these guest bloggers that their site would actually improve with all these guest blogs, when in fact all they are is disguised link schemes.halcyondaze, we see a lot of business...

  8. 7 Reasons Your Blog Sucks & How to Fix It

    All too often, small business or startup owners try to wear every hat; they’re the founder, CEO, webmaster, head of accounts receivable, and the company blogger. However, when every post is a play for search traffic and an exercise in checking off...

  9. Find & Hire Talent With LinkedIn Education and the Student Job Portal

    The benefit to small business owners of LinkedIn Education and the Student Job Portal are tremendous: If you're a small business owner or CEO of a growing company and require great talent, look no further than the LinkedIn Education section and...