My 2 cents: Improve search ranking from 2 to 1… ??

I recently received an email from a reader who posed an interesting question. At the time, I wasn’t accepting clients, but I managed to give my 2 cents on the matter. Basically, he wanted to know how he could improve his site which was ranking at number 2 his main keyword, to the top position. I have encountered similar questions before, so I asked him (Thanks Ian!) for permission to reproduce our email conversation. I had to keep company names and keywords confidential so as to protect his identity. His words in green, mine in blue. How can I help you? Hi, I’m Ian from *confidential...

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How to identify low-effort/high-yield pages for quick SEO fixes

How would you like to see increases in organic traffic within weeks, instead of waiting months? Is it only a dream to get more subscribers, generate more leads, or see a rise in revenue sooner without the use of black hat SEO or massively spamming links? Whenever I talk to clients, I tend to have to manage their expectations about how fast the effects of SEO can be seen. Though I try to make clients understand that significant changes usually occur at least 3-6 months from the start of a campaign, I also know that quicker results would help them “buy-in” into my vision and...

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MAY updates: What’s happening with me and Google

Here’s another quick update on what’s happening. Again, do pardon me for the lack of updates on this blog and on social media. So far, I’ve only published one article this year. I spent weeks researching and producing that article. Big list of citation sources (and links) for local SEO in Singapore As usual, I’m spending the bulk of my time working on client’s sites. Clients I’m working on now: 1 Yoga site 2 property sites 1 designer jewelry e-commerce site 1 home loans comparison site 1 Job portal 1 Tech blog 1 IT solutions site 1 Education site 1 Wedding site...

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Big list of citation sources (and links) for local SEO in Singapore

Want to know where to get the best Singapore citations for local SEO? Read on. If you aren’t including local SEO into your overall SEO strategy, you are missing out on one of the best ways to get locally targeted search traffic to your website. Take a look at what happened when I searched for “carpet cleaning” on Google.com.sg. Google knows my location (Singapore), and high on the SERP (search engine results page) are local listings of Singapore carpet cleaning companies.  These are verified local businesses which offer carpet cleaning services, and the way that they got so high up...

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Just a minor September update (a.k.a I’m still around)

Hi all! Marcus here, still alive. This is going to be a short update. Apologies for not publishing a new post during the end of last month (September). I was supposed to publish at least 2 articles a month. Optimally that number would be 4, but I’ve got my hands full on current client projects (and I will always place emphasis on them). Here are some stuff that you may find interesting. What I did in September. I publish a case study of how I helped a client increase traffic by 327% on September 9th, and also added a new page...

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