SEOe Trivia – When did Google Suggest launch?

Welcome to SEO Advantage’s Trivia feature, where we discuss, dissect and comment on the internet and marketing, and how the two intertwine.

When did Google Suggest launch?

A. 2002
B. 2006
C. 2008

Answer: C

If you’ve searched the web in the last five years—and let’s be serious, who hasn’t—you’re more than likely familiar with Google Suggest even if you didn’t know there was a name for it. Google Suggest (or Google Search Suggest) was launched in 2008. It was originally intended to be an additional tool to help SEO developers research keywords and keyword usage. In all actuality, Google Suggest has become a permanent fixture for everyone who performs searches on Google.… Continue Reading

SEO Roundup: January 23, 2015

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What time is the State of the Union? If you’re still asking that question, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you that you’ve already missed it. President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address was last Tuesday (Jan. 20), but you can still watch the full speech on Whitehouse.gov. However, the real news of the week is that this year marks the first time the White House itself deliberately used SEO tactics on their site in order to get ranked for search queries about the SOTU address.

Leading up to the speech, the White House made a special post entitled “What Time Is The State of the Union?”, as well as posting “Watching The State of the Union: Everything You Need To Know” on their blog.… Continue Reading

Is SEO Worth the Hassle? Yes, It Is

Many webmasters do not enjoy having to wade the river of search engine optimization (AKA SEO). This, in large part, is due to the ever-changing nature of the search engine algorithms that run it. It can seem like you’ve just gotten the trick of one algorithm and Google turns around and changes it. That said, SEO is not dead, and by paying attention to what changes Google makes, you can find success and your website’s rank will go up as a reward.

When SEO was developed, the goal was to make an index of and rank website so that information could be easily found.… Continue Reading

SEO Roundup: January 9, 2015

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Mobile. Optimized content. Ecommerce. These are a few of the buzzwords and phrases internet marketers are already getting hyped up about for 2015. Many SEOs across the country are fidgeting with excitement in their desk chairs as they say “adios” to 2014 and look at the promising statistics that may indicate some big changes in store for internet marketers in the coming year.

“The way things are looking, I’m willing to venture that as long as you are strategically investing in online marketing, you’re going to see some big gains in the next few months,” predicts Chief KISSmetrics and Quick Sprout Evangelist Neil Patel in this chart-saturated article.… Continue Reading

The Importance of Getting Links from Authority Sites

Link building, a long-standing part of SEO, has changed over the years; however, it has never lost its importance as a part of company’s search engine optimization strategies. Moreover, link building is one aspect of SEO that you cannot afford to forget.

Changes to search engine’s algorithms have altered how link building works, but these changes have also driven home the fact that writers should make sure that when they do link out that they get high quality links. Low quality links can end up harming a website’s Google ranking rather than helping. Often, these high quality links can be obtained by focusing on authority sites.… Continue Reading