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13 04, 2018

What is a SEO ranking service?

By | 2018-04-26T14:33:14+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, SEO Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Like most businesses, digital marketers assume everyone knows that industry jargon. The problem is, while the jargon/terminology seems familiar to us, most people outside our industry have no idea what SEO stands for or what it does. I've been practicing SEO since 2001, and my family still can't figure out what I do. At almost

12 04, 2018

How to Hire a Denver SEO

By | 2018-04-26T14:29:58+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, SEO Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There's a lot of garbage out on the internet about how to hire an SEO. One of the most common suggestions is an evaluation of links. Why are links important? Links are still one of the most important ranking factors for most search engines, however, that recommendation is subjective. Don't have time to read the

6 04, 2018

Top 5 Places to Find Bad SEO Advice

By | 2018-04-26T14:25:22+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, SEO Tips|0 Comments

In today's digital landscape, everyone is an SEO expert regardless of their actual capability. It's kind of like a financial planner who is in financial trouble giving financial advice. Sounds ridiculous, right? To kick off this blog, let's first jump into a top five list... Top 5 Places to Find Bad SEO Advice Unsolicited Emails Unsolicited

4 04, 2018

How I got $77K/mo worth of free traffic to my website from Google in 6 months

By | 2018-04-26T14:17:08+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

When I first purchased SeanHakes.com in 2005 I used it as an affiliate marketing website, primarily to resell web hosting services through GoDaddy under ZS Internat Solutions. I'm not entirely sure where I came up with that name. In 2009, it was my blog. In 2011 I finally had some direction and created my first

4 04, 2018

SeanHakes.com Backlink Disclaimer

By | 2018-04-25T16:54:04+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

There's an old joke in our industry -- how do you know an SEO is spamming? When you can't outrank them... ------------------------------------ Notice: This backlink disclaimer was created in response do a rouge, self-proclaimed SEO who continues to defame me online. He cannot figure out why I keep crushing his SEO efforts. The only response

1 02, 2018

Why hire an NFL coach who’s never seen the Super Bowl?

By | 2018-04-25T16:52:46+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

If you were the General Manager of an NFL franchise who was tasked with finding a new head coach - would you hire a coach with a poor win rating, or perhaps a coach who has never come close to winning a championship? This happens all the time in SEO. Small business owners buy into

28 01, 2018

What is the Wayback Machine?

By | 2018-04-25T16:50:40+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Wayback Machine, also known as the Internet Time Machine is a digital archive of the internet that was created by San Francisco based startup Internet Archive. Whether you're a web developer or a regular internet use the Wayback Machine is a fun way to check out what websites looked like in the past. Lost a

25 01, 2018

Study shows 80% of Google Home results come from snippets

By | 2018-04-25T16:49:10+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Google SEO News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

First, for those who don't know what Google Home is, it's a lot like Amazon's Alexa. It can do things like giving answers, play songs, tackle your day, listen to entertainment as well as control your smart home with your voice. As voice search engine optimization continues to evolve, companies like ROAST develop studies to