Best SEOs in the Philippines

The Best SEO Specialists in the Philippines

Okay, I admit: it’s me. That’s why you landed on this page. But hey, I know it would be weird to list myself in my own blog post, so here goes: With its young and highly educated population, it’s not surprising that the Philippines has produced its fair share of legitimate SEO talents over the

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Breaking Out of My SEO Conference Hiatus

Whether you’re a freelancer, an agency or an in-house SEO professional, it’s important to maintain a presence in the industry’s conference scene. This is a fact that I re-discovered last Wednesday when I spoke at SEO Shots IV in Makati City. You see, I’ve avoided going out to conferences and meet-ups the past few months

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Data Highlighter: a Hidden Gem in Search Console

Adding Schema markup microdata to our webpages is helpful in acquiring more organic traffic for our sites. Though Google has not declared it as a ranking factor, the search giant has acknowledged that it uses structured data to better understand the HTML elements of a site so it can use them for rich snippets.


Ecommerce Link Building Strategies for 2016

  Link acquisition is not easy work. It’s a sexy topic in SEO circles because it’s a facet of optimization that most of us can influence but cannot directly control. Even as we enter the age of semantic search and brand-biased search engines, we still pursue links voraciously because their power to influence rankings is

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Google Phantom 2 Update: What it is and How to Deal With It

If you’re keeping tabs on search engine news at all, there’s no way you would have missed last month’s non-event “Mobilegeddon”  – Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm update launch. April 21st came and went but the drastic shakeup in the SERPs that many anticipated never happened. In Mobilegeddon’s vacuum, however, Google managed to slip a major algorithm

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Increasing Average Times on Pages for Better Usage Signals

By now, we’ve all come to realize that ranking well on Google has become a very intricate matter. Thanks to Panda and Penguin, spam has lost a lot of its power to influence the SERPs. Once Hummingbird came along and added emphasis on hard-to-fake signals that indicate good user experiences, gimmicky SEO pretty much died.