Archive for the ‘Search Engines’ Category

You’re sailing along with no care in the world, up until that wicked person posted something bad about you online. “No problem,” you think. After all, you already have a lot of good stuff about you that’s been ranking strongly for years, like your own website, your Twitter and Facebook accounts, online directory pages, a […]

Argent Media founder, Chris Silver Smith, will be speaking next week at the SMX Advanced Conference in Seattle on the panel, “Keywords on ‘Roids: Advanced Workarounds For Vanishing Keyword Data“, along with industry veterans Christine Churchill (KeyRelevance) and Rae Hoffman (PushFire). As all search engine marketers are aware, Google has steadily reduced the keyword referral […]

If you have read up on anything involving Local Search Engine Optimization or Maps SEO, you will have heard marketers talk about “Local Citations”. So, just what are they, and why are they so important in helping you to rank higher in local searches related to your business? Google’s earliest method or algorithm for ranking […]

If you attended my presentation at the DFW SEM meeting in January on Semantic Markup for Local SEO, or if you read my articles on “13 Semantic Markup Tips For 2013: A Local SEO Checklist” and “Authorship: The Top Search Marketing Tactic in 2013“, you’ll recall that I recommended sites add in semantic markup wherever […]

In Chris Silver Smith’s most recent article on Search Engine Land, he provides some suggestions for local optimizations of business profiles for Bing’s Business Portal. While these tips may be basic, some of the information he points out — such as how images may help improve local rankings, and how including hours of operation might […]


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  • Chris Silver Smith: Good point about Gawker being a muckraking site in of itself. But there are a number of others who [...]
  • Rob M: Referencing Gawker for character assassination isn't so helpful since they were sued into oblivion b [...]
  • Chris Silver Smith: Don - it might be more motivating, sure, but my argument remains the same: someone shouldn't be vili [...]
  • Don: It would help your argument if you could say the Got News claims are totally false. [...]
  • 10 domain name secrets to repair your online reputation: […] Naturally, you could include all sorts of things — your street address, city, state, [...]

Chris Silver Smith at SMX West