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Realistic SEO - Understanding Rank Potential

Forrester Research projects U.S. consumers will spend $327 Billion online in 2016. With Google seeing approximately 7.1 Billion searches per day globally* (between mobile, desktop, and tablets) we can approximate that every single query in the U.S. is worth $1.26 (based on U.S. representing 10% of world’s internet users).

*Update: thank you Rand Fishkin for pointing out the original stat was outdated.

In a recent study by … Keep Reading »

The Best Keyword Research Giveaway EVER

Last week I launched a new course called Master Keyword Research in 7 Days.

The course consists of 7 emails, each containing one lesson, that is sent out over a the course of 1 week. The training  covered in this course is the exact process I’ve developed over the past few years, wrote a book about, and have changed to keep up with all the nuances of SEO going … Keep Reading »

Talking Website Brokerage - Interview with Justin Gilchrist [PODCAST]

In the latest segment of my on-going podcast series, Talking with Industry Experts, I had the chance to catch up with Justin Gilchrist, Co-Founder of Centurica and author of Digitally Wed, a complete toolkit including everything you need to buy a profitable web business.

As a special bonus to SEO Nick subscribers, Justin has generously offered to give away 3 copies of Digitally Wed’s 2nd-tier package which includes:… Keep Reading »

How I Increased Traffic From 100,000 to Over 200,000 Organic Visitors Per Month, Overnight

This is a case study on how I doubled organic traffic to an existing website from 100,000 visits per month to over 200,000 visitors per month, overnight, using technical SEO and the osmosis technique.

This was done using a strategy that involves absorbing another operating website’s content, rankings, and ultimately traffic.

Here’s the website’s traffic the week before, from July 25, 2014 to July 31, 2014:

And here’s the … Keep Reading »

Buying & Selling Websites - Interview with Thomas Smale

Welcome to the 3rd segment of my Podcast Series Talking with Industry Experts. In this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Thomas Smale, co-owner of the website brokerage firm FE International.

FE International, formerly Flipping Enterprises, specializes in representing both buyers and sellers of websites ranging from $20,000 up to several million dollars. In only 4 years the company has grown to over $1 million in fee … Keep Reading »

How To Build a Keyword Matrix [and Why You Need One]

If built and used properly a keyword matrix can increase your rankings and your keyword spread exponentially.

Keyword matrices have traditionally been used for paid search, but also have far reaching implications for organic search; essentially using other factors of influence to help qualify and quantify your opportunities.

So, What is a Keyword Matrix?

Unlike the virtual world built by the Wachowski brothers, the idea is relatively simple, … Keep Reading »

Introducing The SEO Nick Guide on How to Do Keyword Research For SEO

After a couple months of pulling together examples of research and data, and with help from the great team at Accel.io, I’m thrilled to publish my guide on how to do keyword research for SEO.

You can go check it out right here, otherwise – let me tell you a little about it.

Over the past couple of years I’ve written heavily about keyword research, sharing my … Keep Reading »

A Dead Simple Process for Starting Keyword Research [and a Free Tool]

I’m a self-proclaimed keyword research junkie.

I spend hours every week auditing historical keyword data and running new queries to expand my targets and improve my focus on user intent.

I use a variety of tools including SerpIQ for SERP-level keyword competition, an internal tool that hits several external API’s to pull in related terms, and what used to be the Google keyword tool – and has since become … Keep Reading »

Advanced SEO For Ecommerce: Maximizing Keyword Spread

Maximizing the search engine visibility of your eCommerce website, for qualified queries, is perhaps the most important role SEO has to play in selling products online.

The idea of keyword spread is similar to an approach taken by stock options traders called a condor option; you are essentially increasing your keyword opportunities while lowering your overall risk.
Condor stock optionBy spreading your search engine rankings for as many qualified keywords … Keep Reading »

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