Author Archives for Kaila Strong

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Posted on October 23, 2014 by | 2 Comments |

Have you read the recent SearchMetrics ranking factors survey? SEO experts Marcus Tober, Dr. Leonhard Hennig, and Daniel Furch are back with another edition of ranking correlations and ranking factors in the 2014 Ranking Factors Study. The report showcases four content factors which the authors feel correlate to higher rankings:... View Article


Did I Just Get a Google Penalty?

Posted on August 20, 2014 by | 2 Comments |

Recently I did a webinar called “Did Google Just Penalize Me?” for Website Magazine. We didn’t have enough time to answer all the great questions we got about how you might get a Google penalty, so I’m recapping a few of the most interesting here. If you’d like to watch... View Article


Google Penguin Recovery from a Manual Action

Posted on July 15, 2014 by | 1 Comment |

Editor’s note: We hear a lot about Google penalties. In this post, Kaila Strong of Vertical Measures discusses the impact and mitigation of Google’s Penguin penalty. Martin Laetsch, Act-On’s Director of Online Marketing, offers a high-level overview of penalties in general. He says that if you think you have been... View Article


SEO Questions from the Fact & Fiction Webinar

Posted on June 6, 2014 by | 3 Comments |

Recently I presented a webinar called “SEO in 2014: Fact, Fiction and Sensationalism.” We had so many questions at the end that there wasn’t time to answer them all, so I’m recapping a few of the most popular. (And you can catch up with the on-demand webinar here.) How important... View Article


7 SEO Myths Marketers Should Know

Posted on April 4, 2014 by | 4 Comments |

“Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression” – Barbra Streisand Understanding the world of search engine optimization is hard enough, but compound that with the bad advice, myths, and misunderstandings out there and – it’s enough to make you go mad. I never thought I’d be quoting the... View Article