Blog entries posted in: SEO Lifestyle
Rand Fishkin was excited about last year’s PRO Training Seminar, so we summarized his man points for you here.
He starts by talking about the top 5 ways the SEOmoz PRO seminar was better than others…
1. Tips as content – While some conferences try to sell you on their content, the PRO seminar focuses on applicable tips that businesses can apply immediately. The sessions are meant to make attendees smarter and faster in the world of SEO and SEO web hosting.
2. Good speakers and deep dives – Instead of cramming four or five panelists on a one hour session, PRO gets the best speakers in line for some really meaty discussions, offering only a few sessions a day. With only 14 presenters for the entire conference it’s important to note that you can only become a speaker by invitation.
3. Incentives for all Particpants – Rather than bleeding … Read the rest
Danny Dover released a really great whiteboard a while back discussing how to get an SEO job. We thought it was so valuable, we summarized it for you here.
Apply for internships wherever they’re available. Start Ups are a great resource since they often need people and will provide a great learning environment but can’t pay much. Another option is to make large companies an offer they can’t turn down like working for free and providing your own laptop. Really, there’s little disadvantage to any company for accepting an intern, so try just putting yourself out there.
Get in there and start working! Build test sites to hone your skills and see how adept you are at targeting long tail terms. Another great way to get applicable experience is to help non-profits and charities build out their sites since they, too, often have little funds to … Read the rest
Search Engine Guide’s very own Miriam Ellis recently put out a piece about handling the numerous issues on Google Maps which we’re summarizing for you here:
Google Maps users are certainly used to finding issues and problems when they use the service from incorrect addresses to bad photos to wrong directions. Most people are clueless how to respond to these problems, but there are a few ironclad rules that help reporting and fixing these issues get you farther. The Google Maps Help Forum is notoriously bad about getting back to customers and complaints are often unresponded to for long periods of time.
The author uses an example of her own that was based upon a search for “lamp stores” in which the SERP results on Google Local showed a seven pack comprised entirely of auto repair businesses. When clicking through into “more results”, the same results showed, interspersed with some … Read the rest