SEO is Money. Period.

SEO is the hardest it’s ever been. Top rankings now require more strategy and grit than they ever have before. The days of stuffing title tags and using rotating proxies to blast anchor text are behind us. With algorithm changes happening at an increasing pace and an over-saturated marketplace, the value of accurate and actionable information is at an all-time high.

My SEO posts are here to share my tests and experiences with the hope that you will participate in the discussion. Please share your thoughts and feedback in the comments and never hesitate to contact me with any ideas you may have.

Conversion Strategy: Using Colloquial Keywords to Optimize the Purchase Journey

Colloquial keywords… Purchase Journey… seriously?

If you’re rolling your eyes, just chill for a second. I promise I’m not here to promote annoying new marketing terms. So before we proceed let’s align on my intent for sharing this strategy and process, which is:

To inspire you to take a transformative action that will give you an advantage over your competitors by enhancing your desire to understand, on a deeper emotional level, the … 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 »

Talking SEO with Industry Experts Interview with Todd Malicoat

Welcome to the long overdue second segment of my podcast series Talking with Industry Experts.

In this podcast I speak with Captain Todd Malicoat, Author of the Stuntdubl SEO Blog, Faculty SEO Chair at MarketMotive, and Fishing Charter Captain at Miami Fishing Charters.

Listen to Todd and I discuss his thoughts on Panda’s integration into Google’s normal algorithm, negative SEO, link building, and find out … Keep Reading »

The Business of SEO

When it comes to business – SEO is a unique monster, because unlike most vertical markets, you don’t need products, vendor relationships, distribution channels, or even start up capital.

SEO without business strategy is like catching lightning in a bottle

But without the right strategy, leveraging search for business can feel a lot like trying to capture lightning in a bottle.

In this post I am going to step through creating a keyword opportunity model to project estimated … Keep Reading »

Keyword Research for SEO

Keyword research is quite possibly the most important part of SEO.

You cannot begin to plan for a campaign unless you know which phrases you are targeting, and you cannot estimate costs and returns from SEO unless you first know who you’re competing against.

This post is pretty long and I will be keeping it up to date, so I have created a table of contents to make it … Keep Reading »

Growing A New Website to 100,000+ Organic Visitors Per Month In Less Than 1 Year

This is a case study on how I built a website that receives over 100,000 visitors per month, in less than 1 year, without spending $1 on advertising.

This was done 100% through SEO and content strategy.

Before we dive in, allow me to clarify a few things:

  1. The website reached over 100,000 visitors in 9 months.
  2. This was a new domain, registered just a couple months before launch.
  3. This
  4. Keep Reading »

Point Blank SEO Link Building Course Review & Free Preview

by Nick
Point Blank SEO Link Building Course Review & Free Preview

Jon Cooper’s Link Building Course is a comprehensive approach to explaining how to build links in plain language.

He put several months of research, interviews, and tests into practice to write one of the most definitive guides I have read on how to approach link building.

He steps through specific strategies, research tactics, and even gives you an up to date list of places to acquire authoritative links.

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