Writer, scientist, and practitioner of search optimization, Steve Wiideman lives, breathes, and eats SEO, SEM, and inbound marketing. When he's not an SEO consultant for franchise and ecommerce brands, he's a cheeseball romantic, entertaining daddy, and world traveler with a passion for life, embracing culture and diversity.
Evil Jeeves Ask.com Easter egg of what appeared when you searched does Jeeves have an evil twin. Wiideman Consulting Group During the early days of search engines, Ask.com had a mascot known as “Jeeves”, whose role was to play a virtual butler helping you find answers to your questions. Easter eggs were not uncommon, and […]
Steve Wiideman interviews SEO Sherpa and ClickJam CEO James Reynolds to discuss current trends in earning white hat links through relationship building. Other topics include setting expectations, project task transparency, and general search engine optimization best practices post-Penguin. Listen to today’s podcast here for all sorts of great advice from two industry experts!
Earning higher placement within Google search engine results can be an exhausting endeavor for many local businesses that serve a specific area or region. A business can dominate search results with a well-planned out strategy that includes: Claiming business data, Optimizing several focal points on your website, Earning a few smart business listings, And continuously […]
On July 24th, 2014, Google released an update the industry has code named “Pigeon“, which affects search engine results with a regional or local intent. Examples of queries might be “oil change York PA” or “auto repair” alone where the search engine recognizes the location of user and returns local businesses in the results. Pre-Pigeon […]
Businesses around the world are paying more and more attention to Yelp, arguably the Internet’s largest social-local platform, and with good reason. Touting it’s average 135 million monthly users, dominance in local search engine results, and ability to shut down businesses over night, Yelp is force to be reckoned with. While I have more than […]
With the help of our friends at Blubrry, we’re going to attempt to start a new Creative Search Strategy Podcast along with a Google+ Hangout chatting about anything and everything search optimization and marketing related. We’ll also be discussing social media, email marketing, affiliate marketing and other topics for those of you facing SEO burnout. […]
Authoritative online entities, such as WebMD, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, and Buzzfeed have enough domain authority to rank on the first page of Google for just about any search term they’d like. So how do regular folks such as you and I compete when these entities have more budget, more resources, and more trust with […]
A Guest Post by Gabriel Reynaga Google has always given prominence to brands, therefore when performing a search for a brand name usually the first ten results to display are the website, followed by social media profiles, news articles and citations for local businesses. However, from time to time when there are negative results about […]
No matter how good your SEO team is, if your website isn’t becoming the virtual salesperson of your business, overtime Google and other search engines will notice a trend in the ratio of people who return to their search results to choose a different listing. Without putting time and energy into the user experience (UX), […]