• How to Evaluate a Directory Before You Submit a Site

    One of the most frequent questions we receive is...How did you choose which directories submit to?That's a really good question actually. There are a lot of directories out there, some are free, some charge, some charge a lot, and not all of them will be worth your time or money. Some of them might even contribute to a Google Penalty!We consider a number of factors in determining which directories to include for the primarypurpose of building PageRank, Authority, Trust and Traffic.We use the...  Read More...

  • The 2017 Local Citation Builder's Checklist

    One of the eight most influential ranking factors for a local business is citations. Whenever a local business is mentioned online, with or without a link, THAT's a citation! And whenever a local business gets a citation, that's another drop in your higher rankings bucket!As you can see from the pie chart, citations are currently influencing the rankings in the Local Pack as much as Reviews and On-page content.   Read More...

  • 8 Link Building Best Practices Post-Penguin

    Question: With Google getting ready to make Penguin part of the regular algorithm, link building is only going to get harder. Can you tell us where to concentrate our efforts in this new world? Are there some best practices we can implement and where should we be concentrating our link building efforts in 2016 and beyond?  Read More...

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