Lack of SEO Knowledge Puts You at High Risk

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While SEOs consider themselves to be techie, and at times almost nerdy – search engine optimization is an applied science that blends technology alongside content and keywords. Knowing this, someone who is new to optimizing web sites is at a high risk of failure and long term issues if they decide to abuse the system…Continue Reading

How to Manage Your Social Networks

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How many social networks to do you belong to? How do you keep track of all of them? Do you have to visit each site individually in order to keep up? If you are like me, you belong to dozens of social networks and media sites. I used to spend hours going from site to…Continue Reading

Scoring Links with Intense Link Bait

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Looking for an easy way to score inbound links to help your site’s ranking and scoring on systems like Google PageRank? Who isn’t, right?One of the easiest ways to grab more inbound links is by setting out some high quality link bait for others to enjoy and gobble up. If you’re unsure of what link…Continue Reading

18 Link Building Tips & Techniques

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Everyone knows the importance of links. Links can bring more visitors and boost your Page Rank. If you are a webmaster or blogger link baiting should be high on your optimization check list. We have created a list of link baiting techniques that will help your blog or web site. Valuable Content – The #1…Continue Reading

Three Elements to Successful Keyword Research

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Whether you are looking to market your site through paid search or organic search, you need to have a quality list of keywords and search phrases to target. Getting that data seems easy enough provided that you either hire a professional, or rely on leading tools like Wordtracker or KeywordDiscovery. Behind the scenes though, there…Continue Reading

Optimizing for Local Search

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When you are optimizing your web site you cannot forget how important it is to optimize for local searches. We understand the importance of optimizing for national clients, but you should consider how beneficial it could be to bring local traffic to your site. Optimizing for local searches is really not difficult and can be…Continue Reading

Impact of Social Media and Community on Search Engine Rankings

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With Web 2.0 front and center, the general use of the Internet is evolving. As users change their surfing habits, so too must search engines change the way they provide results for their users. For many years, search optimization was about core elements such as on page content, inbound links, and overall site stature. As…Continue Reading

Dynamic Page Optimization and Search Engine Inclusion

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When you’re developing an effective online presence, you need to tap the power of search engine optimization. For dynamically driven web sites though, applying search engine optimization in a thorough manner can be difficult. What is a Dynamic Web Site? For the sake of this blog post, a dynamic web site can be defined as…Continue Reading

Using SEO and PPC for Better Results

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Today we wrote an article for Search Engine Journal instead of our blog. The article talks about how to use pay per click to better your SEO efforts. Subscribe to Single Grain Blog to keep up to date with the latest SEO Strategies

Explaining To Your Friends How To Make Money With A Blog

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“But dude, how can you make money with a blog? By the way, what’s a blog? Is that some kind of Internet thing? That sounds so stupid, it’ll never work!” What you see above is a probably a common response from your friends and co-workers when you talk about the possibility of someday making enough…Continue Reading

How To Prevent Leaking PageRank

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A lot of things leak. Pipes leak. Basements leak. Sometimes even humans leak! However, there is one leak that many people might not be aware of, and it can be quite the factor in determining your blog or websites overall success. What may I be talking about here? Leaking Pagerank. Yes, seriously. Now we all…Continue Reading

Leveraging the New Facebook Platform

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Do you want access to over twenty four million Facebook members? Can you develop a 3rd party application that is of value? Through Facebook’s Platform API you can now create 3rd part applications and even serve your own ads. This will be a great way to reach a new audience that is tremendously loyal. Facebook…Continue Reading