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

Free SEO Analysis

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Happy Forth of July! We at Single Grain hope everyone has a fun and safe forth of July. Now to to the good stuff…we are giving a Free SEO Analysis to the first 10 people who email us. Heres what the free service includes: 1 Hour of over the phone consulting Analyze competitors website Analyze…Continue Reading

Using Web Analytics to Tune Your Optimization

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When it comes to understanding your web site visitors, few tools are as important as a quality web analytics package. While it is important to have a basic understanding of general terms, it’s more important to use the information in these reports to help increase the productivity of your web site. Search Referrals & Landing…Continue Reading

The Blue Collar Approach to SEO

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This day in age, everyone wants to make a quick and easy living. While that approach has led to some great inventions for us all to enjoy, successful search engine marketing requires principals, conventions — and a little elbow grease. Simply stated, if you want quality SEO results, you will need to work for them….Continue Reading

Spotting Trends Through Social Media

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Are you looking for new product ideas, are you looking for ways to improve your product, or better ways to market your product? How about capitalizing on some of the short-comings of your competitor’s products? Social media offers some of the most un-biased information on the web and offer a wealth of knowledge for new…Continue Reading

Fixing Supplemental Results with Robots.txt

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Correcting supplemental results and directing search engine bots to your important content can be an overwhelming task if you don’t know what approach to take. Supplemental results aren’t the end of the world but if you are trying to get traffic from Google’s search results then you might be out of luck. Google will only…Continue Reading

Optimizing Your Site for Google Universal Search

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Last week we discussed the complete package that represents GUS, or Google’s Universal Search. Today we will now discuss the optimization of key components that any business can use to further their search engine promotion.Please note that this post will discuss the common traits that all businesses will need to use. Special or niche products…Continue Reading