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Bryan Phelps
Bryan is a former Director of SEO at SEO.com. Bryan got started with SEO in 2005 while trying to drive more traffic to his affiliate websites, many of which he still owns and operates today. During his career, he's managed large SEO teams at two agencies and ran all online marketing efforts at an international Inc. 500 company. Bryan lives in Utah with his wife and 2 boys. He enjoys a variety of sports, cars and technology.

Oct 15, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

5 Monthly Website Maintenance Tips for Small Businesses

As a small to medium sized business, it’s pretty common that your or someone on your staff has the responsibility of managing your website in addition to many other tasks. It can often fall to the bottom of your to-do list as seemingly more important things come along.

However, as you

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Aug 30, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

4 More Winners To Go: Enter The SEO.com Small Business SEO Giveaway

It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to search engines to find all kinds of information, including local businesses. In addition to ranking on Google, locally-oriented businesses have to maximize their presence on other popular local search sites like Yelp and for mobile search, a very popular

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Aug 15, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

Local Search Dream Team - Tips, Tools & Predictions

In addition to the infamous Panda and Penguin updates, locally-focused business are going through a lot with constant changes to Google Places (now Google+ Local). Not only is the platform often broken, leaving very little support to small businesses, the local search

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Jul 28, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

MozCon Day 3 Recap - A New Form of Conversion Rate Optimization by Joanna Lord

Rethinking CRO Entirely – Joanna Lord - @joannalord

On the final day of Mozcon 2012 the great presentations continued. Joanna Lord from SEOMoz shared some great insights about how CRO is changing and how we need to adapt as marketers. Here are some of my notes from her presentation:

  • Testing
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Jul 27, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

Mozcon Day 2 Recap: A Secret Algo Project Launch

It’s been an exciting afternoon at Mozcon. Dr. Pete (@dr_pete) is blowing some minds with a project he’s been running over the last several months to try to get more insight into the magnitude of Google algorithm changes. Here are some notes from his presentation:

Do you think Google’s

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Jul 26, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

Mozcon 2012 Recap - High ROI Content Strategies For SEO

Cyrus Shepard – High ROI Content Strategies - @cyrusshepard

Good morning from Day Two of Mozcon 2012. After a killer API/Tools presentation by Richard Baxter, Cyrus Shepard impressed the crowd with a great presentation on High ROI Content Strategies. Here are some notes and highlights from his presentation:

Past, Present

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Jun 19, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

SEO.com Goes Local: Presentations, Giveaways & Webinar For Local Search

Another great SLCSEM (Salt Lake City SEM professional organization) event has come and gone and left us with a ton of great information from one of the country’s leading experts in local search, David Mihm. The timing for a local search meetup and having David as a speaker

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Jun 1, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

Introducing Google+ Local: Google Places Meets Google+

If you follow the local search space, you’ve likely heard by now that Google Places will soon fully be rolled into Google+ and known as Google+ Local. Those of us who regularly work with Google Places are not strangers to frequent and abrupt changes with their local search product

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Apr 10, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

5 Lessons Learned from Shark Tank's Daymond John at Google+ Hangout Event

SEO.com was recently invited to take part in a unique event featuring Daymond John from the popular show 'Shark Tank' and hundreds of high school students from around the country. Mr. McCauley, an amazing business teacher from Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, started tweeting Daymond over a year ago

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Mar 23, 2012 / by Bryan Phelps

Duplicate Content – How Many Homepages Do You Have?

Many site owners don’t quite understand when we tell them we found at least 6 versions of their homepage. And to be fair, it’s kind of unfortunate that search engines aren’t smart enough to consolidate obvious examples of duplicated homepages.

Here are the most common occurrences of duplicate homepages:


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