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This Minneapolis based SEO Blog was retired in 2005 but you can find daily search engine optimization updates at Online Marketing Blog.

Updated: 2012-04-15T23:06:46.033-05:00


Content Marketing Curation Tips


Blog search engine Technorati tracks over 100 million blogs on the web. New business blogs are started every day, on top of micromedia like Twitter, pseudo micro/blogging services like Amplify and actual long form articles from companies that realize consumers are no longer satisfied with basic products and services information. They want more. Creating new content on a daily basis is a challenge

5 Tips for Better B2B Search Engine Marketing


Search engine marketing is a top priority for companies of all types in today's digital age whether those efforts are part of a B2B marketing program or B2C. Business to Business search marketing however, takes a slightly different form than B2C. Typically, B2B markets are smaller, products and services are more complex, and sales cycles are longer. B2B marketing must carefully consider target

Minnesota SEO Firm TopRank to Write for Microsoft


Minnesota based Search Engine Optimization agency TopRank Online Marketing has been asked by Microsoft Advertising Community to write a monthly column on Search, Social and PR topics. Posts will begin in November and continue about once per month. Microsoft is keen on being a great resource for online marketers and is walking the talk by providing the Advertising Community site."The point of our

Digital Asset Optimization Campaign Management Tips


Optimizing web pages alone, is simply not enough in competitive categories. Increasing numbers of companies and SEO consulting companies have realized this and are adopting more formal holistic content optimization strategies. Digital Asset Optimization is a SEO Point of View that TopRank started developing in early 2007.Managing a textbook search engine optimization program for a complex website

2009 Search Marketing Guide from Marketing Sherpa


For BtoB or BtoC companies that want to make smart decisions about their search marketing strategy based on research and case studies, then buy Marketing Sherpa's 2009 Search Marketing Guide.I downloaded the Executive Summary and it's pretty good. I'd say if you're a client side web marketer or working for an agency and you're asking yourself any of the following questions, this year's SEM Guide

SEO Minneapolis


When you search on Google for phrases like "SEO Minneapolis" there are approximately 373,000 search results. That's pretty amazing considering there are so few search engine optimization blogs being published in the Twin Cities.A search for "SEO Minneapolis" on Google Blog search returns over 4,000 results but most of them are scraped content from a much smaller number of actual blogs about

Link Building Tips - Blast From the Past


Here's an article on link building that originally ran over 3 years ago. It's amazing how much has changed since then. Enjoy:Link BuildingHere are tips for effective link building:Reasons to link:a) To drive traffic directly to your siteb) For search engine rankingsA) Linking to drive traffic to your siteLocation Location LocationIdentify high traffic sites that would be visited by your target

New RSS Feed URL


This SEO blog is retired. Be sure to subscribe to the new feed at: daily updates on search marketing industry events, interviews, tips, tactics and the most comprehensive list of SEO blogs on the web, be sure to visit Online Marketing Blog!Need SEO in Minneapolis? Contact TopRank at 1-877-872-6628.

Checking for Clean Links


What's a "clean crawlable link"? It's one that is not blocked with Robots NoIndex meta tag, JavaScript redirect, blocked with robots.txt or a NoFollow tag.If you in the business of SEO and still involved with begging for links, article submissions or other high labor, low impact tactics, then you'll want to make sure the links you actually do get are good.Here are a few things to check for:1. To

TopRank Featured in Star Tribune


While I was at the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York, the Minneapolis Star Tribune published a profile of our companies, TopRank Online Marketing and Misukanis Odden Public Relations. The story, "Learning how to climb the web" was written by the very talented Jenna Ross.Like the coverage we received in The Economist, "Dancing with Google's Spiders" treatment of TopRank was very

Web Developers: Help Me Help You


A client's site is being completely overhauled by a new web dev agency from scratch because the existing agency has locked down the CMS as proprietary. These are questions put to the new agency web dev team:1. "Can we manually or dynamically populate the title tags so they're not all the same?" No2. "If we map the old urls to the new urls with 301 redirects can you implement on the server?"

Social Bookmarking Strategies at SES New York


Last week I was a speaker at SES New York on a panel called "Bookmarking Strategies". I was tasked fairly specifically, to talk about the very basics of social bookmarking. On the panel with me were Todd Malicoat, Michael Gray and Neil Patel. Alex Bennert was moderator.It was a particularly niche topic for an entire session, but I was glad and appreciative that Danny Sullivan asked me to do a

More Digg Lameness


So, apparently Digg unbanned certain domains from having stories submitted but feedback I've been getting and direct observations show that any stories submitted from these allegedly non-banned sites are quickly "buried".Connected Internet shows how the "Digg mafia" buried a story within minutes from their site. Pronet Advertising found evidence of a Digg "bury brigade". It's all childish

Digg Un-bans Online Marketing Blog


Today I noticed on a trackback link from Pronet Advertising that Digg has decided to un-ban a number of domain names. Neil Patel's name is listed as the author of the blog post and he lists Online Marketing Blog at the top. I appreciate the heads up.I suspect there are people wondering what the owners of the sites that are not on Digg have to say about this. Here's my reply: Sigh.We weren't

SEO Tools & Tactics


Larry Chase has published Web Digest for Marketers for a very, very long time. What amazes me is that he still finds great online marketing resources to share. His latest newsletter shares 12 Insider SEO Tools & Tactics.HitTail - This tool reveals in real time the most promising yet least utilized keywords that drive traffic to your site organically.Link Hub Finder Tool - This tool will help you

Search Marketing Seminar Minneapolis Minnesota


Extra, Extra, Read All About It! High Rankings Search Engine Marketing seminar is coming to Minneapolis March 15 & 16. More info hereJill Whalen is a pioneer in the SEO world and I am very honored that she has asked me to join her and the excellent group of SEO and PPC experts she’s gathered to do this seminar.My session is called, “UnGoogle Your Search Marketing - Alternative ways to drive

Online Marketing Blog Gets Hit with DOS


It has been an interesting Monday to say the least. Our main company blog, has been hit with a Denial of Service attack or something similar. I guess we found out how good or not so good the tech support was at our host. I should say our "old" host.After 5 hours offline and no action (the led to a resolution) I decided to move hosting of to a new hosting company.

Dave Pasternack SEO Predictions in 2005


Singing the "SEO is dead" song is nothing new for Dave Pasternack, despite all the recent rounds of impotent cliches. I came across the article linked above over at SEO Today from Oct 11, 2005 where he talks about Yahoo Search Subscriptions and proclaims the following pearls:"Yahoo!’s new Search Subscriptions, now in beta, means two things for SEO. The first thing it means is that organic search

TopRank Weekly Roundup


Here is a list of the week's blog posts over at Online Marketing Blog focusing on SEO, blogging and business of search marketing.SEMPO Board of Directors Nominees - LeeSearch Marketing Blogs Update 012607 - Friday Search News 012507 - Content vs Links - The Lowdown on Web Designers and SEO - Recommendations for Collaboration SoftwareBlogging in Different LanguagesYahoo Adds Quality Index to

The Cons of Changing URLs


Here is a question about changing URLs that I recently received that I thought would be of use to others considering a similar situation:"We are considering changing our policy regarding URLs for sites. Right now each one has its own URL, i.e., We are considering changing them to: There are strong business reasons to do so. Are there any

What's the Word on Page Rank?


A public relations associate recently shared the persistent question of a client that I thought I would provide an answer to here.Q: XYZ person and ABC company keeps talking about Page Rank. I have told him that we do not look at Page Rank in that way. Do you have a good explanation of why Page Rank is not worth obsessing over?A: The data that supplies Google toolbar PageRank scores (the

Vote for SEO Blog


KBCafe is running their annual blog awards with quite a few categories to choose from ranging from best Web 2.0 blog to best basketball blog.Category #11 is for SEO Blog and Online Marketing Blog has been included in the running. I hope you like the work we do and vote for us!

OMB Search Marketing Roundup 010507


This week's roundup of blog posts over at Online Marketing Blog starts a whole new year for search marketing.2007 Happy New Year!Video Interview on Transparency and Social MediaFavorite SEO BlogsWill Blogsmith be the next big blogging platform?Must Read Search Marketing BlogsReader Poll: Top Reasons to Let a Client GoElements of Successful Client RelationshipsSearch Marketing Blogs Update

Best SEO Blog of 2006 Award


Search Engine Journal has announced the winner of the 2006 Best SEO Blog voting and the winner is SEOmoz. I would have to agree. I have mentioned over at Online Marketing Blog that I think SEOmoz is the best SEO blog on the planet. Apparently, quite a few people agree. :)Congratulations Rand!!! Tags: seo blogs, seomoz

OMB Search Marketing Roundup 123006


Here is a roundup of posts from Online Marketing Blog this week:Blogs Rock for SEO, SMO and PRLowdown on Spamming Social MediaWill Google Squash Digg?Happy Birthday Online Marketing Blog!Dan Thies Calls it QuitsReviewMe Owner Sells Performancing Assets to PayPerPostTop TopRank Blog Posts for 2006SEO Strategy: Zone or Man to Man?Playstation 3 Baby!Next week starts a whole new year! Happy New Year!