Feb 27th Google started rolling out their Panda 3.2 update. This is essentially a new algorithm on how Google ranks sites. In the next 4-6 weeks 3.3 is going to be released. While nobody knows exactly what they changed (their algorithm is a closely guarded secret). It is most likely that your sites rankings are going to be dancing around at some point in the next 1-2 months. Google rolls out a new algorithm every spring. Last year was the biggest change I have seen in my 12 years of working online. I’m really hoping for my own sanity that this years change is not as extreme. Last year totally redefined how sites are ranked on their network. As of right now I have seen some clients affected by this change, others have not been.
Thank you for visiting my site. I started doing Search Engine Optimization for websites in early 2000. Still to this day I find building links and optimizing sites fascinating. There is nothing better for me then when I start working with a new client and their site is nowhere to be found on Google. Usually 3-4 weeks later I get the phone call that I have received 100+ times before. “I just searched for my website and now I show up on the 1st page of Google!!!”
While this website isn’t complete yet it is a work in progress. In all honesty I would rather be working on my clients sites than making blog posts or making changes here. I currently have 30+ clients that I do SEO work for. While most of them are based in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. I do contract for a few national companies and have had a few of those clients going on 7 years now.
I’d prefer to work with smaller companies or people new to the web. There are a few reasons for this. Smaller companies have a more niche market and are looking for customers locally. What this means is I can usually have your keywords ranked in 3-4 weeks on the 1st page of Google. While I have done work for more broad keywords like cars, sunglasses, etc. These kinds of keywords can and usually do take a better part of a year to rank high.
Feel free to look around. If you would like a free quote on your site, shoot me an email via the contact form!