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Facebook Page Header Banner Size Dimensions

What size is a Facebook page cover photo or Facebook page header image size?

Cover photos are 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall. If you upload an image that’s smaller than these dimensions, it will get stretched to this larger size. The image you upload must be at least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall.

To get the fastest load times for your page, upload an sRGB JPG file that’s 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. For images with your logo or text-based content, you may get a higher quality result by using a PNG file.

Local SEO Company Delivers Results

A Virginia Based SEO Company combines SEO with aggressive promotional tactics to give local businesses a boost over local competition.

For over 14 years the creator of a VA SEO Company has sat in front of a computer everyday honing his SEO skills and learning what works and what doesn’t. Staying up to date with Google’s algorithm changes has been one of the main focuses.

Since local seo differs from nationwide seo paying close attention to those differences is a key factor in delivering great results when launching a local seo campaign.

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What is Local SEO?

If your business has a physical location, you’ve undoubtedly been told that you need local SEO. But for many business owners, local SEO remains shrouded in mystery; what does “Local SEO” even mean? What do you need to do? Why do you need it?

1. What types of businesses need Local SEO?

Any business that gets some or all of its customers or clients locally should seriously consider local SEO. That could be a local restaurant, retail outlet, doctor, dentist or lawyer, but it could just as easily be a local ad agency. If you have a physical address in a city and expect people to go there, you should be doing local SEO for that location. If you offer a local service where you visit clients and give them estimates or quotes, you should be doing local SEO.

2. How is Local SEO different from National SEO?

While all of the elements that apply to national SEO also impact local SEO (on-page factors, links, social, indexing, etc.), local comes with a few unique elements.

The first and probably most important is that for local SEO you need to create and claim a local profile on Google (and other platforms as desired.) Your local listing is an additional web property or link that will show (usually) for localized search results.

The second most important thing is called a citation. A citation is any place online that uses your company NAP (name, address, phone number) all on the same page, in the same format as your local listing. This same format bit is pretty important. While Google is pretty smart, it’s best to make sure that your local citation efforts match your local listing as closely as possible.

Third, reviews. Lots and lots of reviews (preferably really good ones.) Quantity and quality of reviews left for your business on your Google Places page is one of the most important local ranking factors. We can help you build positive online reviews for your business in an effort to increase your search ranking on Google places. Beware doing this the wrong way can negatively impact your search listings. Google is very smart and you must consider all possible factors before trying to manipulate Google. We are EXPERTS at local SEO and nationwide SEO and know all of the do’s and don’ts of seo.

3. How does on-site optimization differ for Local SEO vs. National SEO?

All of the same elements apply, but there are a few things you should strongly consider mixing in. One, make sure your name, address and phone number are used on every page of your site, in the same format as your Google local listing (in the footer is an ideal location.) Two, use your City and State names in your Title tags, Meta descriptions, and the content on your site (as it fits, don’t just force it in there.)

Now that we covered local vs. nationwide lets talk about Virginia SEO Services and the VA Seo Company, and how they do it.

First create a strong social web presence on FB and a few other social sites. Utilize bookmarking, local blogs, local directories, local citations, and more. Get listed on Google Places for Businesses, if you are listed let claim that listing! Make sure it is complete with hours, address, phone, website, and integrate a Google plus page for your business. Try to get your company name and address as shown on Google Places duplicated on other listings like Yellow Pages, Yelp, anywhere you can get a citation, the more you have the better. Be 100% transparent keep your address on everything possible even on facebook and local directories/blogs. Don’t only focus on getting your website linked, focus on getting your address listed as Google sees this and will make your Google places listing rank higher.

As for this local VA SEO Company they use an internal tool and method for helping your local business dominate Google. They offer a local web portal that has premium search optimized listings in the form of a hand crafted blog post, they drive visitors to this page and your website using facebook promotions, and by Boosting posts about your company. Boosting a facebook post usually gets your name in front of 10,000+ local shoppers with 72 hours, they create a micro domain to rank on page one of Google for your name, they go above and beyond with local marketing tactics to get your Virginia based company noticed.

Local SEO is an art form and this company has perfected it.

 

 

Use Reputation Managment To Bury A Ripoff Report

Reputation Management Companies can help you remove rip off reports. If there is a rip off report (RipOffReport.com) link appearing high within Google’s search results, there is only one thing you can do to fix the problem. The solution to removing a rip off report link is to actually push it down further in the search engines. The website ripoffreport.com simply will NEVER remove the rip off report. Even if you sue them (or try to), even if it is a lie (most are), even if the person who filed the complaint asks for them to remove it, they won’t do it.

Remove Rip Off Reports with SEO and By Playing The Search Engines in Your Favor.

By launching an aggressive search engine marketing and saturation campaign we can push negative links, complaints, bad reviews, and rip off reports down further within search results.

Remember it is nearly Impossible to make rip off report remove the complaint about you and/or make Google remove the link that shows up on search results.

By removing the rip off report from the top of search results you will be replacing the bad with good. A positive search engine image campaign is the most effective way to push down a rip off report. We have 6 years of experience in search engine optimization and search engine reputation management (SERM).

How long does it take to remove rip off reports?

Recent changes to Google’s algorithm makes it very hard to simply blast out a bunch of content to bury a ripoff report. This old way of thinking will rarely work and never last. You must take your time and make your efforts to bury a ripoff report look natural in every aspect.  

It takes time and sometimes more time. Removing a rip off report is not an overnight venture. For individual reputation management (A rip off report against your name) it in most cases takes 8 Weeks. Sometimes it can be longer depending on your name, the age of the complaint, where the rip off report ranks, and how many results overall are on Google for your name.

To remove rip off reports about a business name or product name can take the same amount of time or longer. I have seen some rip off reports move within 4-6 weeks and some that can take 4-6 months. It really all depends on the name of the business and the other factors mentioned above.

In short: It takes time to remove a rip off report, especially if you want lasting results.

 

How much does it cost to remove rip off reports?

Some reputation management companies have a flat rate price for pushing back rip off reports. We find this an impossible option to offer. Having a flat rate price to removing a rip off report is usually a sign that the company is simply trying to make a sale and possibly not deliver true results. To push down a rip off report, it takes a budget. As an SEO or Reputation Management firm you must spend hundreds of dollars on backlinks, blog posts, press releases, paid reviews, domains, directories and more. Factor in the time and attention needed to organize and execute an effective campaign to push down the complaints and it can get expensive. There should be a monthly service charge for true reputation management. By paying monthly you are spacing out your expenses and also giving the Reputation Management Company an incentive to continue delivering you positive results.

List of SEO Forums 2013

Looking to connect with others in the SEO industry. Try an SEO forum! SEO Forums are a place where you can read, post and share information with others. Many forums also have a marketplace where you can buy, sell, and trade.

Here is a list of the most recently found SEO forums in 2013. If you know of others please add them as a comment!

1. http://seoforums.org
2. http://forums.digitalpoint.com
3. http://www.seoforum.net.au
4. http://forums.searchenginewatch.com
5. http://www.v7n.com/forums
6. http://www.seofriendly.com/seo-forums *

7. http://searchengineforums.com/
8. http://www.abakus-internet-marketing.de/foren/
9. http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/
10. http://www.akamarketing.com/webmaster-forums/
11. http://www.highrankings.com/forum/
12. http://www.seochat.com *
13. http://www.ihelpyou.com/forums/
14. http://www.searchguild.com/
15. http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/forum/
16. http://www.seo-guy.com/forum/
17. http://www.webmasterworld.com/home.htm
18. http://seo.anthonyparsons.com/forum/
19. http://www.aosep.com/
20. http://www.buscadorespanol.com/foros/
21. http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/index.php
22. http://google.dirson.com/foro/
23. http://www.forobuscadores.com/foros/
24. http://www.forums-abondance.com/referencement/
25. http://www.geeksonsteroids.com/forum/
26. http://forum.html.it/forum/
27. http://www.ihelpyouservices.com/forums/
28. http://forums.lilengine.com/
29. http://www.ozzu.com/
30. http://resource-zone.com/
31. http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/forum/
32. http://www.seoblackhat.com/forum/
33. http://www.seochat.com/
34. http://www.seo-forums.com/
35. http://www.seo-guy.com/forum/
36. http://www.seo-debat.dk/
37. http://www.seoplace.com/
38. http://www.seoproject.com/forum/
39. http://www.seorefugee.com/
40. http://www.seotown.com/

SEO Checklist for 2013

  • Exact-Match Domain Names
    Having a domain name that is also the exact keyword you’re looking to target is called an exact-match domain name. For instance, “Cars.com” in regard to the keyword “cars”. With the Google Caffeine algorithmic update, these domains got great favoritism for their own keywords. However, with the Google Panda algorithmic update in mid-2011, this diminished, as brand names got more weight. Finally, in late September 2012, Google’s “EMD” update greatly de-valued the natural boost that exact match domains got. With all of these changes, it’s no doubt that only one-word exact match domains still find favor in search results, as opposed to two or more word ones. In short, focus less on having an “exact keyword” as a domain, and simply build up a targeted brand name.
  • Keywords in the Domain Name
    Putting at least one important keyword in your domain may help greatly in terms of ranking in search results. It’s a good thing to keep in mind, since you probably won’t snag the exact keyword domain you’ve always wanted. So, “AcmeAnvils.com” will have to satisfy your old “Anvils.com” desire. It also lets people know that the company “Acme” is in the “anvils” business, too.
  • Dashes in URLs and SEO Implications
    Search engines don’t discriminate against dashes within URLs in most cases. For instance, “my-site,” “mysite” and “my site” are identical in the eyes of a search engine. The less favorable underscore, “my_site” is also a part of that group, although underscores can’t exist in domain names: only in the remainder of the URL. Both the dash and the underscore are converted to a space as a search engine spider reads them. (therefore, “my-site” is not equal to “mysite”, but it is equal to “my site”).
  • Search Engine Friendly URLs
    When it comes to the rest of your URL, make sure it is search engine friendly. For instance, a URL like “Mysite.com/11/bin/ap1d7kfx/1.php” will have a difficult time being read by search engines, whereas “Mysite.com/products/tables/antique-oak-tables” will have the obvious advantage. Note how the URL has a logical path, has keywords, and has no “.php” extension. This has all become the new norm in today’s SEO practices.
  • Domain Hacks and SEO
    Domain hacks are a fun way to create a variety of new URLs, although there is practically no SEO benefits from them. The most famous domain hack was “del.icio.us.” It involves registering a partial domain name (in that case, icio.us) and appending a subdomain (del) to the URL. Note that you may have difficulties ranking a domain hack if it has a country extension other than the one you reside in. Certain domain extensions are geo-targeted to certain countries, like .it to Italy.
  • Subdomains
    A subdomain is a separate server account created off of an existing domain and appearing as a suffix before the domain name, such as “subdomain.mysite.com.” Subdomains are treated like separate websites and have no ties to their host domain name whatsoever. Therefore, their content written on “subdomain.mysite.com” gives no benefit to “mysite.com,” and the links from that subdomain pointing to the main domain will not have weight to them.
    Content is the #1 most important aspect of any site, to any visitor. However, it’s also important to note that there are machines struggling to understand what our site is about. Why not make it easier for both?
    • Originally Written Content
      All content must be personally written from scratch. Search engines know when something has been copied and pasted from another site…even if that site is ranked dozens of pages back in a search query! Copying already-existing content from another site, RSS feed or even a PDF will not benefit your site in any way.
    • Spell Check It!
      Proper spelling and grammar counts to search engines! Don’t even bother attempting to optimize a website for a typo or misspelled word…you’ll be wasting your time, as that practice has died long ago.
    • Update Content Continually
      Content that is regularly updated will be noticed by search engines. It helps them know that you’re paying attention to your content, and updating obsolete information. Search engines aren’t the only one – even Facebook’s algorithm gives favoritism to Facebook Pages that update regularly, sending them higher in Facebook’s internal search results.
    • Bold and Italics…and SEO
      Emphasize important terms and keywords within your content using bold and italics. They’ll stand out to search engine spiders as they place a small degree of emphasis on them. That goes for the occasional word or phrase fragment…NOT an entire paragraph! Don’t overdo it. Also, don’t regard this as a major metric in SEO – but a casual one to be taken with a grain of salt.
    • Everything Text-Based is Indexed
      Remember that PDF documents are also crawled by search engines. It’s always better to put content directly within a web page than on a PDF. Offer the PDF as a download-able item if you wish, but keep your real content as a part of the site itself.
    • Keyword Saturation and SEO
      Keyword saturation involves the number of times your most important keywords are repeated on a single page and on the entire website as a whole. This was a major determinant of SEO in the olden days, and has now become more prone to getting your website penalized when overdone.

Remove Ripoff Report Free

First, let’s get the most common question out of the way: Will rip off report remove the complaint about my company from their website? The simple answer is NO. RipOffReport.com has been online for over 14 years and they have purportedly NEVER removed a complaint from their website. The website even states that “We never remove a rip off report, even if the original author requests it.”

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Important Tip: Beware of contacting online complaint sites like Ripoff Report as they have been accused of extorting money out of businesses – It has been reported by many that if you contact Ripoff Report that they will make your ripoff links rank higher and make it 10x more difficult to bury them on your own or with the help of a reputation management service.

 

Rip off report is protected by the CDA (Communications Decency Act) which in short states that a website owner is not legally responsible or liable for the content a “user” posts on their website or network.

So why do Reputation Management Companies say they can “Remove” rip off reports? The term “Remove” simply refers to the process of removing the links to the rip off reports from the top of search results, so when people search your name on Google they do not find the rip off reports (At Least Not Ranking High).

How do Reputation Management Firms remove rip off reports (RipOffReport.com) from the top of search engine results?

The process is commonly referred to as Online

Reputation Management, but technically it is Search Engine Optimization they use to remove it from the top of Google and SE’s.

The process is comprised of 2 main elements, Fresh Keyword Rich Content and Clean Link Building (Spam Link Building Is Bad). There are dozens of other ingredients needed but it would take weeks to write them all on this page. To give you an idea of the BASIC process of how it may work we have listed some of the tact

ics below.

  • Create Fresh Content: Make new keyword optimized social profiles, Blogs, Mini-Websites, Articles, press releases and more. Use websites and tools like WordPress, Blogspot, Linkedin, Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube, Flickr and so on.
  • SEO Your Ass Off!: Now comes the hard part (Or Expensive), start an SEO campaign to all of the content you created. Example: If you make a Twitter account, add a link to your twitter account from your other accounts, find others to link to your twitter account to boost its popularity and find followers. Remember to update your accounts including Twitter on a regular basis. There are hundreds of SEO Tips you can find online and on SEOFriendly.com.
  • Link Building: Link building falls under SEO, it is actually off-site SEO and in my opinion is very important, if not the most important facet. Link building needs to be done very carefully nowadays. Spammy links from hundreds of sites will not help you. Targeted natural looking links using randomize anchor text is best.
  • Stay Digitally Active: Stay active online and on social networks like twitter, and keep your online content updated!

In order to Remove A Ripoff Report for Free you will need to try and bury it on your own. To do this without any out of pocket expenses is possible but it help to have a monthly budget to help you buy premium listings, links, domains, and more.

Remove False Business Reviews

As a business owner you may know about the nightmare of having false, fake, or negative reviews about your business rank high on the first page of Google and other search engines. This digital graffiti can not only decrease your sales but can in some cases put you out of business completely.

There is a solution that can help you overcome the negative impact of false and negative online reviews, Online Reputation Management. Sure the term sounds fancy but in a nutshell Reputation Management is really just the process of manipulating search results in your favor.

Hundreds of review sites ad complaints sites exist that can hurt your business and your reputation. A few of the top places negative reviews can show up include; Google Places, ComplaintsBoard.com, RipOffReport.com, Yelp.com, CitySearch.com, and many others web properties. The most damaging complaints usually come from people who are familiar with the internet and how search engines work. By optimizing the complaint or review about your business properly the “poster” of the complaint can help make the complaint rank higher on search engines. This is done by using “Keyword Stuffing”, where they plug your name, business name, city, state, and variations of your business name within the title, description, and body of the complaint.

Removing Negative and False Reviews

There is very little one can do to force deletion of an online review from most websites, so one must focus on creating a cushion of positive links above negative reviews in an effort to bury the bad reviews. In some cases (maybe 20%) a false review  can be deleted when you apply certain removal request techniques. It is sometimes not recommended that you contact a complaint website and express your anger about a false complaint as this anger may also anger the website owners and cause your complaint to have the type of attention you don’t want it to have.

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There is one certain way to battle a false r negative online review and that is to hire a professional service to help you have these online complaints and reviews managed from a technical and sometimes legal standpoint.

A reputation management company will work hard for you in an effort to bury the bad reviews and also coach you on how to keep these nasty reviews from happening in the first place. A real reputation management company will not only have the knowledge to bury bad complaints but the insight on how to NOT get bad reviews in the first place, no matter what type of business you are in or how prone to getting complaints you are.

 

Remove ComplaintsBoard links from Google Search

Remove ComplaintsBoard links from the first 2-3 pages of Google and possibly have a complaintsboard.com posting about your company DE-indexed completely .

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ComplaintsBoard.com is a much admired website by competitors, disgruntled customers, and ex-employees; it is also an open temptation for people (consumers) to complain about you, your business, service, or products. ComplaintsBoard complaints usually rank very high on search engines (Page 1 of Google) and can be very damaging to your online and real world reputation. ComplaintsBoard.com allows fake and false complaints to be published on their website and will not help you even if they suspect the complaints are bogus. The website has no authentication system in place to prevent false complaints.

Why do complaintsboard links and online complaints or scam allegations rank so high on Google for my name?

The answer to this question is complex and I will try to explain it briefly and in simple terms. The reason links like complaintsboard.com rank so high for your name involves a few factors and the key factors include the age of the domain (ComplaintsBoard.com), the amount of activity (users) the site gets, the huge number of pages the site has, how many people link to the site, also the fact that complaintsboard is optimized perfectly in the eyes of Google with enticing titles, descriptions, and keywords.

One variable that makes complaint sites rank very high on Google is something called the Google “Humility Algorithm” also called “quality deserves diversity” algorithm. This algorithm is programmed within Google’s “Brain” and it pin-points certain keywords within a page that includes your name or business. These humility keywords include scam, fraud, rip-off, complaints, and many more. So if your name appears on a site about scams or complaints is will in most cases reach page on of Google’s search results. The best way to combat these negative results is to convince Google that other pages about you are more relevant and deserve to out rank the bad links.

In the case of complaintsboard.com, they will NOT remove a complaint if you ask them, and it is not at this time possible to sue them and force removal. You can however sue who posted it, if you can prove they posted it, however this will not have it removed.

Need Help? Call ReputationAid – They provide Reputation management and Complaint Removal Services.

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