Volume Nine Unveils Revised Best Practice SEO Site Reviews

Volume Nine Unveils Revised Best Practice SEO Site Reviews

We all know that user experience is the most important factor to your website’s overall health grade. At Volume Nine, we make every effort to ensure that your site is optimized by not only Google’s standards but also for your loyal visitors. In a full-fledged effort to enhance your sites performance on search engines as well as on multiple devices, we’ve re-vamped our site reviews to make sure your website is working harder for you and that you remain ahead…

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Update Yo WordPress. Or Perish

Update Yo WordPress. Or Perish

On April 21, 2015 WordPress released an official statement encouraging all sites to update their WordPress files to the newest version: 4.1.2. Older WordPress versions are vulnerable to “compromise” by anonymous users. Yikes. How to Update Your WordPress While you might be tempted to just press “Update Now”, there are some important steps to take to make sure nothing funky happens. Whether you tackle this update yourself or send it to your developers, be sure to follow these guidelines. 1….

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V9 Sponsoring SearchCon 2015

V9 Sponsoring SearchCon 2015

Volume Nine is proud to be a Black Diamond Sponsor of SearchCon 2015 which is taking place on April 9th and 10th right here in our lovely town of Breckenridge, Colorado.  The conference will cover a variety of topics including Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing, Social Media, and Content Marketing. The conference provides attendees an “escape to the mountains” with breaks on Friday to squeeze a few ski runs in before heading back to more high-energy and intimate settings that should allow…

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Don’t Panic! The Only 3 Things You Need to Know About the Google Mobile Update

Don’t Panic! The Only 3 Things You Need to Know About the Google Mobile Update

We are just a few short weeks away from a significant mobile-friendly algorithm update set to debut by Google. Although the announcement is not altogether a surprise, alarm has still been raised among many Webmasters. What Is the Google Mobile Update?  On April 21, 2015, Google will begin rolling out the mobile update, which assesses pages in real-time on an individual, page-by-page basis.  Google also states they will “use information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for signed-in…

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Google Doorway Pages Update Explained

Google Doorway Pages Update Explained

In case you missed it, Google updated their Webmaster Guidelines around Doorway Pages on Monday. Essentially, doorway pages have never been a good SEO technique (except perhaps in the mid-2000’s), but now Google is taking an even more direct stance on them: just don’t do it. Stuff like this can cause some huge (and often hilarious – SEOs are usually huge nerds) discussions, debates, and disagreements within the SEO community.  All the clarifications and opinions on this latest change are evolving in…

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Security Alert: WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast at Risk

Security Alert: WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast at Risk

It appears that millions of WordPress sites may be exposed to a Blind SQL Injection vulnerability due to a security hole in the Yoast SEO plugin. Read more about it here: http://searchengineland.com/yoast-wordpress-seo-plugin-vulnerable-to-hackers-216656. For Volume Nine clients, you may have noticed we also added this to your SEO Dashboard as an alert:     The plugin has been updated and appears to be patched in the latest version of Yoast. Furthermore, Yoast announced that the WordPress team actually automatically pushed an…

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3 Signs that Google Plus Might Be Seeing an Early Grave

3 Signs that Google Plus Might Be Seeing an Early Grave

It’s no secret that Google Plus as we know it is dismantling itself. Though a bit cryptic in their messaging, Google has announced that they will be breaking the platform into two service lines – leaving the Google+ brand behind. The two stand alone Google products appear to be: Streams: The newsfeed function where people post status updates, articles, links, etc. Photos & Communication: The photo storage, sharing and editing service as well as Google Hangouts (chats & video calls)…

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How to Get Your Website Mobile Friendly For Google

How to Get Your Website Mobile Friendly For Google

At the end of January 2015, many sites saw declines in organic traffic, but were unable to track these changes back to their Google rankings.  If you track the rankings for your site, then you usually know when an algorithm update hits because it’s readily apparent in a steep incline or decline in your overall rankings.  Organic traffic tends to be impacted shortly thereafter.  So how did Google manage to change the search landscape with so many not seeing significant ranking…

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How the Pinterest Buy It Button Affects Your Business

How the Pinterest Buy It Button Affects Your Business

While some are saying this is just a rumor, according to Re/Code, Pinterest, a major social media platform currently valued at 5 billion dollars, may be creating a “Buy It” button. Suspending disbelief for a moment, what if Pinterest did enable users to make purchases right from the site? Could this have an impact on your business? Before we hop into all the major things this could do for your business, let’s get some of the basics out of the way. What’s…

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How the 2014 Google Algorithm Shifts Will Shape SEO 2015

How the 2014 Google Algorithm Shifts Will Shape SEO 2015

Yet another year in the books, and depending on who you ask, there were fairly mixed results from the shake-ups out of Google this year.  With everything from Pandas and Penguins to HTTPS and Authorship, it’s been a busy year in the world of SEO, and while some sites had a rough year, others seemed to crawl out of the ashes back to prominence.  I suppose the question that could be asked at the beginning of each new year is,…

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