SEO

SEO or Search Engine Optimization has evolved a lot from the days of repeating keywords on a page.  These articles cover a lot of the Off-Page SEO that has grown into modern SEO.

2021 Best WordPress Plugins For SEO

I think I did one of these articles in 2019 so its time to update the Best WordPress Plugins list for 2021. As an SEO minded person these will tend to lean towards that end of the spectrum but as we continue to see speed and mobile optimization has brought some highly technical requirements into […]

The SEO Value Of SSL

This site’s keyword value has died. I mean it, total flatline. And it can be traced back to a site hack that rendered the site virtual useless. On top of that I moved hosts, from Ultimate SEO on Digital Ocean using cPanel to Ultimate SEO in our data center using Virtualmin. Theres a lot to […]

Expanding Ultimate SEO Services

Ultimate SEO has been a technical digital marketing agency since 2018 and we’ve set ourselves apart by being the technical minded SEOs. This tech background has led us to redesign businesses infrastructure to better position a site in Google ranks. We’ve worked in AWS, Google Cloud and Digital Ocean all while testing these environments with […]

Small Businesses Beware – Capital One and BBT Are Anti-Startup

It happened rather fast…so fast that I was actually unaware of the investigation by Capital One and BBT into me and Ultimate SEO LLC. But lets go back before that and I’ll explain how after 15 yrs of banking with Capital One I’ve been banned for life. The First Business Bank I started my own […]

Ultimate SEO LLC becomes NGLCC Certified Business, Joins NGLCC and Louisville Civitas

From Matthew Leffler, Managing Director We’re proud of Ultimate SEO LLC and the diverse experience our business was founded from, which is why we joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and became a certified LGBTBE. To become a certified NGLCC business visit Get-Certified. Our local chapter Civitas, which we are a member […]

Value Of SEO Backlinks From A Press Release – Experiment

SEO Experiments Vs Hearsay One thing I hope folks appreciate about the articles and topics I cover is the experimentation. This article is not any different from our previous discussions based on real world observations. Some of these original articles based on experiments include: Technical SEO: DigitalOcean Vs Google Cloud Vs AWS Can Page Speed […]
Google Search Operator

SEO Research – Easy Smart Searches Using Google Operators

Searching is a lot more complex than typing a word and shifting through results.  Using Google Search Operators, predefined instructions that focus the results anyone can gain insights into Google’s thoughts. SEO Research: Getting To What Google Really Knows SEO Research often begins and ends with one randomly found site’s auto audit. There are hundreds […]
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Ultimate SEO Guide – DIYers From Beginners To Experts

Introduction To The Ultimate SEO Guide There are a lot of ultimate SEO guides out there but I feel this is the only Ultimate SEO Guide.  Over the past several years we’ve added over 175 articles to this site.  Thats a lot of content and unlike many other sites out there this content is fresh.  […]
Buying A Domain Is Much Like Buying A Car

What Is A Domain Worth? Buying An Aftermarket Domain.

Buying a domain that is already registered is a complex process, but that centers around a simple fact.  A domain’s value is equal to the amount someone is willing to pay for it.  Its not what a seller is willing to sell it at, cause I can tell you I’ll sell “ultimateseo.org” for a billion […]
Unemployment Application For Coronavirus

Coronavirus Unemployment Application Walk-Through – Self Employed – Kentucky

301 redirect seo

301 Redirects Of Expired Domains – What SEOs Don’t Tell Ya

Wouldn’t it be so much easier to just buy a site thats similar to yours and redirect all their backlinks to yourself … you might try pointing them to relevant content or simply to your homepage.  I do that.  One such domains is SEOGurl.com, no I’m not a gurl but I support more women in […]
Coronavirus

How To Apply For Unemployment – Help Self Employed During Coronavirus

Normally you might not qualify for unemployment, but this isn’t normally.  Self employed, contractors, Uber Drivers and servers normally do not earn unemployment benefits but you should apply! You may not get the state benefits but you could qualify for federal benefits of $600 a week.  You don’t know unless you apply. This is a […]
Another year top rated

Another Year As A Top Rated Upwork SEO

  Happy anniversary, Matthew! You’ve maintained your Top Rated status for another full year! We created the Top Rated program to support the best talent on Upwork. Less than 10% of our community has earned this distinction, and even fewer maintain the high quality and standards for as long as you have. I want to […]
Shawn Reilly And Political SEO

Political SEO Case Study: Louisville Metro Council Website

Highlands Campaign Site A site that I was lucky to work on during this 2020 election was that of Shawn Reilly, a candidate for Louisville Metro Council District 8.   The site is aesthetically pleasing, the candidate picked out a good template for that.  The template does incorporate some oddities in its coding and utilizes […]
Minecraft Server Comes Back Amid Coronavirus Boredom

Passing Time In A Coronavirus Pandemic – Minecraft Is Back

A quick tour of some parts of this massive map open to anyone. Minecraft Map That Added A Year To Matt’s MBA Studies Seriously, Id have graduated a year sooner if I hadn’t been building this Minecraft city.  That was back in 2012 and several others helped in creating the avenues, channels, subways, skyscrapers, government […]
Page Speed Optimization Video

Page Speed Optimization On WordPress – SEO Technical Audit Part 1

Part 1 of a new series Completing A SEO Technical Audit begins with a popular topic Page Speed WordPress Optimization.  Its popular for good reason, in an article I note an example where a site ranks higher on mobile search than its bigger, higher DA competitor because of page speed.  The video walks through using […]
Page Speed

Can Page Speed Alone Make A Difference In Google Ranking? Yes, it even beats Domain Authority.

A Case Study of SEO Metrics And Rank Here is a recently added FAQ to the Ultimate SEO FAQ section. Let me show you how important it is…. Why is realtor.com not higher than zumper.com in the mobile search on the left?  Consider these metrics Realtor.com = Domain Score: 55 Trust Score 58 Alexa Rank 763 Registered 1996 Ads 3,900 Backlinks 57,000,000 Traffic Rank 108 Zumper.com = Domain Score: 37 Trust Score 44 Alexa Rank 17,000 Registered 2004 Ads 0 Backlinks 1,700,000 Traffic Rank 2830 In every metric realtor.com wins, so why is
Disavow Google Tool Backlinks Video SEO Title Screen

Google Disavow Tool Video – DIY SEO

A quick walk through of using Google’s Disavow Tool to remove bad, spammy backlinks from your site’s ranking.  The video includes a look at creating the disavow text file and offers suggested domains to disavow.  B Check out a template, starter disavow file below the videothat you can edit to your needs. Download Template Disavow […]
Drift and SEO

Optimizing For Page Speed: The High Price Of Drift In SEO

Drift AI Bot Aims To Improve Conversions, But Its Performance Kills Speed And Sinks Your SEO Ranking This an updated discussion on the use of Drift as an AI bot.  We go through the reason why this is important, we look at why its a problem and I’ll show you the results of recommendations offered […]
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Look For New Clients When You’re At Your Best – Ultimate Upwork Freelance Advice

Longevity isn’t long for freelancers who work fast and know what they are doing. Conversely if clients are likely to remove you once they are doing well, what value does pay for performance bring? This is the first entry of a series on being a freelancer. It seems like, and I agree it makes little […]
True Influence

Optimizing For Site Speed: Page Load To SEO Cloud Server Infrastructure

TrueInfluence.com has been an Ultimate SEO client for several months now. During that time a central project has been to deliver the companies web pages in three seconds or less. TrueInfluence is a data intelligence marketing organization. IntentBase is a product of theirs and they are focused heavily in lead generation and demand generation.  The […]
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Guest Posts To Ultimate SEO Sites

Just today I received a long email complimenting me on the site (which one I dont know) but they always conclude with a suggested mention of site xyz.com and its article on the matter.  And I appreciate those and do feel that the value of this site increases with the more diverse information.  But its […]
CCPA GDPR COOKIES

CCPA, GDPR, 2020 And What They Mean To Your Site

CCPA AND GDPR Shoulda Made It On Your Radar by now, but I bet it hasn’t.  At least based on the random 24 sites I visited today.  Nearly three in four sites have no CCPA or GDPR mandated announcements. WHAT ARE COOKIES From the early days of the internet you’ve received cookies.  Cookies are a […]
Google Data Studio

Google Analytics And Adwords In Data Studio

Previously we’ve discussed Google Data Studio as a possible Wordstream Alternative and in Google Data Studio Knows Everything SEO, Or It Can we’ve noted to ability to combine different data sets from Google Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads and more. These combined data sources allow us to produce rich graphs that are easy to […]
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What is SEO? SEM SMM and even SMO

Each of these four domains of knowledge are collectively Digital Marketing.  Digital Marketing is the promotion of online content to targeted audiences. Search Engine Optimization or SEO SEO is the oldest domain of Digital Marketing.  Don’t be fooled though by the length of time this has been around.  SEO is fluid and often changes making […]
Directory Sites

Directory Site Backlinks

Directory sites are a valid and important source of backlinks.  Is your site listed in the Yellowpages?  Isit registered with the BBB?  The BBB is actually an excellent backlink source.   Local SEO also relies heavily on directory sites.  Often noted as “Citations” for you to out rank in local search you should be listed […]

Disavowing theglobe.net bad backlinks from Sweden

theglobe.net What’s worse?  The crappy website they have with no content and just super spammy links or the fact that you nor I ever asked for that bad backlink?  The fact that the charge to delete a link to you at $35 a link shows how they crash your backlink party.  But hey, Google knows […]
All Seeing Eye Of Data

Google Data Studio Knows Everything SEO, Or It Can

SEO Integration With Google Data Studio This is a big project that has been in the works for a year unbeknownst to anyone until it was … A client implemented a new inventory and POS solution and during a meeting he’d asked about Reporting and I then laid the desire out to utilize Google Data […]
SEO Metrics

What’s Trust And Authority Using CF TF AS DR DP DA DS In SEO Metrics

Back in the early days of SEO (2000-2010) Google used “Page Rank” which was a number that was 1-10, the higher the rank the better the site would do when ranking keywords.  As is the story in SEO, every time folks get something thats useful they go to far and it gets the Google penalty […]
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Technical SEO: Digital Ocean vs Google Cloud vs AWS

This may seem off topic but its on topic, technical SEO is imperative … you’re not going to rank number one on Google using Shopify or Wix.  It just isnt going to happen. Its also apparently difficult to get solid advice on SEO Hosting from “experts” Best Blog Hosting for SEO is junk … reciting features doesnt make a hosting plan the best…one quote notes that WordPress is already installed with InMotionHosting.com … so what!  Our web servers are preconfigured to install WordPress in every new account as well…it only saves maybe 5 minutes per user but for