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Kevin Kantola

Kevin Kantola
I am the owner and hands on search engine optimization guru behind SEO First.

SEO Jobs in the Darndest Places

Now, you might expect to find a full-time SEO job in a small town like Redlands, California at either their major corporation, ESRI or at a nearby mega hospital like Loma Linda University Medical Center. And of course, you would be right in your assumption. Both of these places hire ...

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How to Get Blacklisted By the Search Engines

Several years back I wrote an article called “How to Avoid Being Blacklisted by the Search Engines” and it was picked up and republished by a lot of other websites. Now, I think it’s time to update this article a bit with this article that I’m titling “How to Get ...

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Is It Still Worthwhile to Do Guest Blogging?

In January 2014, Google’s Matt Cutts declared on his personal blog that guest blogging is dead. This turned the SEO world upside down, and it hasn’t been the same ever since. Because of Cutts’s declaration, a lot of people ended up believing that writing guests blogs has become useless and ...

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Google Says 2 New Ranking Factors You Need to Know

I will keep this short and sweet. Google has publicly stated that there are 2 new ranking factors in its search algorithm soon that all webmasters and marketers need to know. The first one, according to Google, “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ...

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NAP Inconsistencies Cause Sleepless Nights for Local SEO

Consistent NAP (or name, address and phone number) entries are vital for SEO of local businesses. Inconsistent NAP’s in local directories across the web can cause lower rankings for local searches. On July 24, 2014 Google rolled out their Pigeon Update (not to be confused with the April Fool’s joke ...

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Google Contributor Program Blocks Ads and Pays Publishers

Google has recently rolled out its beta Contributor program as a test targeted toward about 10 websites. Contributor lets a select group of website visitors block Google ads for $1, $2 or $3 per month with the lion’s share of this going to the website publishers. According to Wired, “The ...

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Google Penguin 3 Refresh Still Rolling Out

Google is calling their latest Penguin 3.0 release an algorithm refresh rather than an update. According to Google they didn’t add any new signals to the algorithm but rather cleaned up some old issues from Penguin 2.0. Google broke the story through Search Engine Land that this worldwide rollout had ...

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