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Forum: Link Development 12th October 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,307
Posted By bhartzer
Google now essentially sees forum signature links...

Google now essentially sees forum signature links as bad. Spammy links they are saying. So, if you're going to do those (like we all do here on this site), then I would link it out to another site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,087
Posted By bhartzer
In order to check if your website is penalized...

In order to check if your website is penalized with a Manual Penalty, check the Google Search Console's Manual Actions section.

If the domain doesn't show up in the search results at all for a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By bhartzer
Title Tags are important because they're used as...

Title Tags are important because they're used as a part of the search engine listings... that people click on to get to your website.

Title Tags do show up in the web browser, but they're not as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By bhartzer
Brands don't need to resort to doing something...

Brands don't need to resort to doing something like put up PBNs to gain rankings--they're spending their time building their brand and getting natural links.

Personally, I'd rather spend my time...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 13th June 2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,783
Posted By bhartzer
Are You Taking Advantage Of Consumer Micro-Moments?

Are you taking advantage of Consumer Micro-Moments? It’s said that consumers now have “always-on” behavior, because they’re connected to the internet, via mobile for three hours per day, on average....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By bhartzer
Jennfer, there is no such tag as the "noindex,...

Jennfer, there is no such tag as the "noindex, nofollow" tag that is put into an a href link.

You should add the "follow" link attribute to the link, and then use the robots.txt file to be sure...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10th June 2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By bhartzer
Welcome to the forum, cbcbusiness. I'm based in...

Welcome to the forum, cbcbusiness. I'm based in Dallas, Texas.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By bhartzer
I wouldn't necessarily call creating backlinks in...

I wouldn't necessarily call creating backlinks in bulk "black hat" seo, it can be more spam than black hat SEO.

Typically, creating a lot of backlinks in bulk would be considered spam because it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By bhartzer
When we talk about the Google Sandbox, it's...

When we talk about the Google Sandbox, it's really the "sandbox effect", as described here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_effect

Essentially, when you get a new link, it takes some time...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By bhartzer
Generally speaking, you need a mix of both types...

Generally speaking, you need a mix of both types of links to your website. That's just more natural.

But for SEO purposes, anchor text links are preferred. If you do use image links, then make...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,834
Posted By bhartzer
No, you don't need a responsive design on your...

No, you don't need a responsive design on your site. But, you do need to have a mobile friendly website if you're expecting to get any mobile traffic.

There are some sites who don't ever get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,285
Posted By bhartzer
We have no indication from Google that they've...

We have no indication from Google that they've been implementing or begun implementing Google Penguin. If you have evidence that they've already been implementing Penguin (even slowly), please share...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By bhartzer
Technically speaking, it won't be the last...

Technically speaking, it won't be the last update. It will be the last update that they announce where they're updating it manually--which they haven't done in a few years.

But that does NOT mean...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,635
Posted By bhartzer
One of the most common mistakes that I see is...

One of the most common mistakes that I see is regarding links. Rookies don't tend to know the quality of a link--and will get links to a website that will end up hurting a website in the long run....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,628
Posted By bhartzer
Moving from Joomla to WordPress will NOT...

Moving from Joomla to WordPress will NOT definitely affect your keyword rankings as long as the migration is done properly.

First, make sure you crawl the old URLs and make a list of them. If you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,928
Posted By bhartzer
There is no need to submit your website to Google...

There is no need to submit your website to Google or any search engines. The search engines crawl and find pages on your site. As soon as you register your domain name, most likely they're already...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 14th August 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,761
Posted By bhartzer
Technically speaking, Google's AdWords database...

Technically speaking, Google's AdWords database isn't connected with their organic search database. So technically it doesn't help to pay for PPC ads.

But, it does have an indirect effect. People...
Forum: Link Development 14th August 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,383
Posted By bhartzer
Link building is, and always will be, alive and...

Link building is, and always will be, alive and well. However, it's changed over the years. Now, you have to focus on obtaining natural, quality links.

No social bookmark sites.
No article sites.
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 14th August 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,955
Posted By bhartzer
Be Careful When Buying Domains On Domain Auction Sites

If you're looking for a new domain name or you're needing a domain name for your new business, then you should be careful about the domain name you buy on a domain auction site. The domain name...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 18th May 2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,563
Posted By bhartzer
It's important to note that www is a subdomain of...

It's important to note that www is a subdomain of domain.com. So technically speaking, you CAN get both www and domain.com to rank well, but like Torka mentioned, they typically both contain the same...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,120
Posted By bhartzer
It's not just the joining of groups--you have to...

It's not just the joining of groups--you have to actually spend time engaging with and talking with influencers. So, follow them, retweet their posts, take some time to favorite their posts, and post...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th May 2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,722
Posted By bhartzer
Hi Torka, Thanks for your comments. ...

Hi Torka,
Thanks for your comments.

Regarding AdWords, I believe that he's generally up against some large companies who have been bidding on his Trademark.

I took some more time to interview...
Forum: Free Links 8th May 2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,987
Posted By bhartzer
Emma, you may want to re-think that strategy....

Emma, you may want to re-think that strategy. Nowadays, those educational backlinks: Forums, blogs and book marks etc. are the types of links that I'm actively trying to REMOVE from my client sites,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,962
Posted By bhartzer
I am sure that Matt is still on the payroll. But,...

I am sure that Matt is still on the payroll. But, honestly I don't think he actually needs to be, as being one of the original employees of Google I'm sure he is doing quite well.
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th May 2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By bhartzer
Welcome, Randy. As long as you ask honest...

Welcome, Randy.

As long as you ask honest questions that you have, I'm sure we'll be happy to kind to you. There are a lot of good folks here, happy to help.
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