Black Hat Link Building: A Pragmatic Look

Black hat SEO refers to a set of optimization practices deemed by search engines to be against their terms of use. Often done in an effort to game the ranking systems, this type of SEO is generally frowned upon in the digital marketing community. For the most part, search engines do a great job of

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SEO Presentation Deck Motherload from PeepCon

As promised, we’re releasing the presentation decks from PeepCon, GDI’s non-profit digital marketing conference held at The Heritage Hotel Manila. A total of 215 people attended to hear 15 of the best digital marketers in the land share their insights on the latest trends in search engine optimization.

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PeepCon Agenda and Final Details

Just 11 days from now, the hotly-anticipated search marketing conference PeepCon will happen at the Heritage Hotel Manila ballroom in Pasay City. An estimated 160 marketers and entrepreneurs will attend the event for a full day of learning and networking opportunities.

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10 Takeaways from SMX West 2015

This one will be a quickie just because my schedule in this US trip has been insane. I’ll be writing a more elaborate post next week or the one after the next. SMX West 2015 was everything I imagined it to be and more. The sessions, the socials and the experience of being at the

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Seven Power Tips on Closing SEO Deals

Contrary to what some may believe, potential SEO clients don’t automatically choose the service provider whom they find first on Google. Business people looking for search marketing services typically look at several agencies and contact them to see who can make the most compelling service offer. In a scenario like this, search ranking advantages take

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SEO Strategies We’re Focusing on in 2015

In a lot of ways, 2014 was a landmark year for Google SEO. Hummingbird’s effects finally became tangible as it completed its global rollout. Panda 4.0 and Penguin 3.0 kept the pressure up on spammers, while Google’s human reviewers continued to dish out manual actions to suspicious-looking sites. These, combined with smaller updates, paved the