What’s Happening at Eminent SEO
The final designs have been approved, the content has all been written and the SEO is laid out… so you know what that means? The new and improved EminentSEO.com is going live at the end of THIS MONTH! We are so excited we can hardly stand it! Stay tuned for more announcements and fun contests as the day draws nearer.
There are two new faces at the Mesa, Arizona office now every day!
Meet Jason SanMarco, our new full time Graphic and User Experience Designer. Jason has been working with Eminent SEO for many years already so you can imagine how excited we are to (FINALLY) have him on board full time! Jason designs beautiful websites, brand logos, social media profile images and banners, link bait creatives and much, much more. (Just wait until you see the new Eminent SEO site – coming later this month).
Meet DiAne Santos, our new Project Manager. She is our newest edition and already proving herself to be a “Jill of all trades”. She will be helping with the Account Management, social media fulfillment and also the role of Brand Advocate for Eminent SEO. She is super excited for the opportunity and we couldn’t be happier to have her!
Good to Know in SEO (RIGHT NOW)
Google Penguin… Crushing Sites Since 2012
In case you’ve forgotten, the Penguin update is Google’s algorithm update that punishes bad or “spammy” link building techniques.
The full Penguin History here:
- Penguin version 1 happened on April 24th, 2012 – Called 1.0
- Penguin version 2 happened on May 25th, 2012 – Version of 1.0
- Penguin version 3 happened on October 5th, 2012 – Version of 1.0
- Penguin version 4 happened on May 22nd, 2013 – Called 2.0
- Penguin version 5 happened on October 4th, 2013 – Version of 2.0
With 5 updates in just over two years the SEO community is surprised we haven’t had another Penguin update yet, I mean it has been almost 10 months! But nadda.
The thing that scares webmasters and SEO’s about Penguin is once you’re hit it’s a HUGE process to fix the issue and get reincluded with Google. This is NOT a job for an amateur. In fact, if you don’t know what you are doing you are potentially stuck with this penalty for years to come.
So why no new updates? Here are a few speculations:
- Google is still working on a data refresh – I mean, updating an algorithm is NO JOKE!
- Some think that updating the algorithm too frequently actually makes it easy for turn and burn spammers…. Hrm, not sure we totally agree, but I guess.
- They are satisfied with the last version. I mean, sites are still getting hit, so why fix what isn’t broken (so to speak).
I personally think it’s a combination of all 3, but I wouldn’t put ANYTHING past Google.
So, now what?
Since it doesn’t look like Google is letting up any time soon, those that are hit need to seek out real help or run the risk of seriously hurting their business. If you bank on organic website traffic and you are experiencing a penalty, you need to hire a professional STAT. And when I say a professional, I mean us of course.
It’s a process, but we have successfully gotten link penalties lifted and sites reincluded multiple times now, so we know what it takes and we are ready and willing to help! Just give us a call: 1.800.871.4130.
July Photo A Day: Office Fun
For July we decided to focus on stuff around the Eminent SEO office, summer fun and cool office spaces. Below are a few of the fun pictures we shared in the month of July (you know, in case you missed them):
Here at Eminent SEO we’ve been trying to update our office space with new and inventive ideas. What makes a cool office space?
Max hopes you are enjoying your summer! What fun things have you done so far?
Employee spotlight: Renee
How long have you worked for Eminent SEO? 1 year, 2 months!
What do you do here? I am the Manager of the Blog Department
What’s your favorite part of working at Eminent SEO? Getting to show my creative side.
What is your favorite blog to follow? The blog I like following best is www.okdork.com/blog. Noah Kagan is amazing! He keeps things super interesting while still being informative and innovative regarding all types of things from marketing to life!
Be in love with your life, every minute of it. – Jack Kerouac.
Employee spotlight: Lacey
How long have you worked for Eminent SEO? 4 months.
How long have you been in the industry? 6 years!
What do you do here? Educate others about digital marketing, write blog posts, manage PPC campaigns, on-page SEO and lead nurturing.
What is your favorite blog to follow? I don’t have one favorite. I like whatever can influence me to be successful and educate me.
Love this idea of bringing the outside in. What a great way to spark creativity and create a calming environment!
Employee Spotlight: Kirstin
How long have you worked for Eminent? 5 years next February
What do you do here? Account Manager/Jack-of-Most-Trades
What is your favorite industry blog? Ours. It usually has all the good stuff from all over anyways (oh, and Moz too!)
Don’t just go to work…go to work and be AWESOME!
July was pretty rad.
Marketing Blog Roundup
How to Effectively Sell SEO to Perspective Clients
Winning SEO clients isn’t difficult when you understand SEO and the show your prospect the value that they will gain. How many sales people have you hired that couldn’t close SEO deals that used the excuse “Nobody understands SEO?” You need to understand SEO in order to sell SEO. Period.
8 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid During a Website Redesign
Doing a website redesign? Don’t make these SEO mistakes that could cost you your rankings and organic traffic.
How to Master Pinterest for SEO
A lot of us marketers are utilizing Pinterest for much more than just social media marketing, we’re using it to increase organic rankings and traffic as well. Pinterest is a necessary social network to utilize for SEO and here’s how.
Inbound Marketing: The Most Effective B2B Marketing Solution
We think inbound marketing is the most effective B2B marketing solution out there. Why? Because it helps build long term business relationships, it’s more cost effective than outbound marketing and actually provides value to your potential customer.
How to Optimize Your Social Media Efforts
Social media plays a huge role in marketing, but it’s 100 times more effective when it’s done properly. Learn these optimization techniques and take your social media marketing efforts to the next level.
5 Increasingly Popular Social Networks to Consider for Marketing
We all could use more visibility for our website content and blogs. Social media sharing is a great way to increase your content visibility and potential direct clicks, but isn’t there more than just Facebook and Twitter? Here are 5 up and coming social networks you should check out.
5 Online Branding Tips That Will Help Crush Your Competition
Branding is often times overlook in online marketing strategies. These 5 marketing tips help you leverage your brand for dramatic increases to brand and website visibility, which in turn leads to quality leads and conversions!
See Ya Online!
Wow, is it just us or did July just fly by? Now it’s time for kids to go back to school and the weather to start changing. We hope you enjoyed your 4th of July. What are you looking forward to in August? We are looking forward to (possibly) cooler weather and the launch of our new website (so exciting!).
Until next time, see ya online…