Serving Life – Penguin Prisoner

Serving Life – Penguin Prisoner

Stuart in Minneapolis, Minnesota is imprisoned by his Google Penguin penalty. His site went from the first page to nowheresville after getting dinged for spam backlinks. Peter- I suffered a massive hit from Penguin. My old SEO dude did some spam backlinking and now my...
Do High PR Links Matter?

Do High PR Links Matter?

Carmen in Baltimore, Maryland is mad as hell. She keeps reading how high PR links are what will get her site ranked. Nope. Actually, she’s been duped like millions of others… Pete- Everyone says good PR links are what I need. Do they really make a...
Should I Bother with YouTube?

Should I Bother with YouTube?

Karen outside of Denver is just about ready to pull out her hair. She buys into the idea of why video is important. But she always thought it as more about the glitz of social media than impacting rankings… Hi Peter—– Stop! I keep reading your...
Do I Need Backlinks to Rank in Local SEO?

Do I Need Backlinks to Rank in Local SEO?

Walter from Dallas, Texas is getting advice from spammers. He’s been speaking with local SEO firms about getting his construction company ranked on Google. Some search engine optimization geeks tell him he needs a few thousand links. Others swear it’s best...
What’s the Deal with WordPress?

What’s the Deal with WordPress?

Today’s question comes from Irene in South Bend, Indiana… Hi Peter- My site is currently one of those Godaddy site builder type deals I built years ago. I keep reading how I should convert to a better CMS like WordPress. Is this true or just another scam?...
Sitemaps: HTML or XML?

Sitemaps: HTML or XML?

Roger in Omaha, Nebraska suffers from spiders. He writes to me asking why his current SEO firm never talks that much about them… Pete- My SEO guy keeps telling me my HTML sitemap works fine. But being the suspicious type, I keep wondering about XML or ROR...
Do H-tags Help SEO? [VIDEO]

Do H-tags Help SEO? [VIDEO]

Lou in Chicago, Illinois has a lot in common with a guy named Nick. They both wonder if H-tags are useful helping Google identify his posts having keyword-rich relevancy. Especially if they need to be in order. Hi Peter David- I’m confused. More than usual...