Archive for the ‘Web Analytics’ Category

Should Your Servers Have A Warranty For Site Speed? The Implications Of A Slow Crawl...

Today this will be quick. It's been long known that Google will hammer you for having a slow site. But the turnaround time and the severity of Google's retribution seems to be getting faster and more vengeful. Take, for example, this auto warranty website which contacted me about some issues they've been having. While the […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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Combating The "Not Provided" Google Analytics Issue With Paid Search

Ok. We in the search industry have complained, we have moaned, we have groaned. From agencies to industry gurus to in house experts. It doesn't matter. Google is taking away keyword data in Google Analytics from organic search, and lumping it into the "not provided" bucket. And there is nothing we can do about it, […]

About Joe Ford

Joe Ford is a Managing Partner at Netvantage Marketing. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations of Netvantage, he directs paid search strategy for over 14 paid search clients. Ford is on the Lansing Chamber Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the Capital Area IT Council.

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...And Google Said, "Market Blindly!"

It's quite the conundrum when the business you build is almost entirely dependent on a technology that you have no control over. Of course, in this case I'm referring to Google. This is a known risk and something any SEO worth their salt is accustomed to dealing with. We love Google but sometimes we loathe […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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Why Is Google Changing Your Page Titles?

Over the past couple months we've gotten a lot of emails from clients, non-clients and what I can only assume are very confused innocent bystanders in regards to their title tags showing up oddly in SERPs. After many years of Google showing exactly what you put in your title tag, suddenly things were changing. What […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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How SEOs Explain Traffic Changes To Clients

The past year has been a tumultuous one for SEOs. I can say personally that I've seen some of our strongest performing sites take pretty substantial hits in traffic for all kinds of reasons.   After what I would consider an uneventful several years as far as Google updates, once 2012 wound down many of […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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SERP Saturation Report Spreadsheet: The story of how Stephen's widely-used recently-broken tool has been given new life.

Back in May of 2011, SEOMoz user "Stephen" shared a guide for SEO’s who hate link building. This concept sparked a great deal of interest and, just a few days later, Tom Anthony shared a Google Docs-based tool that made many of these processes quick and effortless.  For a year or so, many SEOs found […]

About Jerod Karam

Jerod Karam is Director of Online Marketing at Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Jerod directs a large portion of the organic SEO efforts for Netvantage clients and is responsible for most of the technical work and custom online tools the company uses.

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Know Search Or Social Media? Write For Us.

Hopefully you like what you've seen from the Netvantage blog, with practical tips and useful information on search marketing and social media. If you'd like to sign up for our RSS feed just click the link. If you'd like to guest post on our site, please send along your blog or blog idea that targets […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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A (relatively) quick way to track your Twitter and Facebook traffic in Google Analytics

While in Seattle last week at the SEOMoz pro training seminar, Dan Zarrella dropped some serious knowledge about Twitter, but one thing that got brought up during the discussion was how to best track your social media traffic in Google Analytics.  A lot of people simply use the tracking of a service like bit.ly to […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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I'm losing search traffic, is it time to hit the panic button?

Nothing is worse for the budding online businessman than to see their traffic numbers plummet...particularly their search numbers because they are often the least understood form of traffic.  Often search traffic is oversimplified as, "Work hard in SEO and link building to get top positions and the traffic will magically appear." But like any business, […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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Netvantage - now a member of the Yahoo Web Analytics Consultant Network

It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that Joe and I were mulling over what analytics application(s) we would decide to run with as we moved towards making Netvantage a reality.  After a brief spin with IndexTools we liked what we saw and decided to sign on as a Partner...only to find that […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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