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by Chris Jorgensen/Iowa State Daily @ www.iowastatedaily.com - RSS Results

Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario gave a talk Thursday night in the Memorial Union. Addario has spent over 25 years documenting war in the Middle East. The upcoming feature film 'It's What I Do' starring Jennifer Lawrence is based…

Google Shopping: An Antritust Scofflaw or Aggrieved Competitor?

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Does Google, one of the world’s most dominant search engines, favor its own services online? It’s a hotly debated topic around the globe, with implications for many competitors in the world of organic search. We undertook a proprietary study into whether Google Shopping enjoys favored nation status on Google over competitors. Then we asked experts in the […]

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Ten Things eCommerce Sites Need to Know to Rank on Google in 2017

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No, they’re not just resting. Universal ranking factors are dead. Google’s algorithm now operates highly individually – depending on time, place, device and industry. For this reason, we are using our first industry-specific study to present the ten most important ranking factors for eCommerce. Where should webmasters in eCommerce focus their energy? Which content can […]

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Top 20 in US Paid and Organic Search

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With college spring break and the summer vacation travel season just around the corner, we at Searchmetrics thought now would be a good time to compare just who’s ranking for visibility in both paid and organic desktop search. According to Searchmetrics data for the first 13 weeks of this year, travel, search and entertainment not […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: An Industry Analysis of HTTPS Security

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Our analysis of the prevalence of HTTPS across different industries in US search results reveals a number of interesting findings: Whilst 46 percent of finance websites communicate with web browsers over HTTPS, only 23% of travel pages and only 12% of publishers use encrypted data transfer. In our latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we’ll […]

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Competitive Keywords: Own Yours, Discover Others with New Tool

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  In the world of search, knowledge is power. Good keywords leave you fighting for a seat at the table, and then battling for scraps with potentially thousands of competitors. Great keywords mean you get served the best cuts of meat in your own private dining room. Trouble is, it’s been painfully tedious to figure […]

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Forget the Primaries, Which Candidate is Winning SEO?

Forget the Primaries, Which Candidate is Winning SEO?


Chris Berkley

Politics aside, find out which Presidential candidate's website and content strategy is winning the rankings in search results.

40′ x 80′ Rope and Pole Event Tent at a Muscatine Campground in Iowa

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

Our 40′ x 80′ rope and pole tent were delivered and setup at a Muscatine Campground in Iowa. Definitely not the usual sized tent you see at a camp ground. We delivered black chairs, 60″ rounds, and set up the Edison lights under the tent. This was set up for a large class reunion.  

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The Truth about Outsourcing – Why it’s OK to ask for Help

by Dee Primett @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Donna, otherwise known as Dee, is a freelance writer with a wealth of experience across multiple industries including marketing, digital media and lifestyle. She […]

Wedding Reception Tent 40′ x 80′ rope and pole setup in Fairfield, Iowa

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

40′ x 80′ rope and pole event tent with French window side walls. Under the tent, you will find an 18′ x 18′ wooden dance floor with subflooring. Also, a 10′ x 10′ pop up tent with 4 Acme weights.

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Alexa, How Do I Beat Amazon? Online and The Big Brand Conundrum

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As the world of online search increasingly gets more technical, with sophisticated algorithms and voice commands becoming an essential part of  everyone’s marketing toolkit, we in the industry must continue to remind ourselves that our core mission is to address the needs of humans who are looking for online moments that matter. Wil Reynolds, founder of Seer […]

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Need a Mobile App? Pick One from a Google App Pack

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

    Mobile search surpassed desktop search last April and hasn’t looked back.  The mobile discovery mechanism has changed too. Where once you were lucky to get discovered by being an Editor’s Pick in an app store or on a Top 10 list at Lifehacker and elsewhere, Google is taking steps to put search in […]

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Return of the Phantom: Google’s Phantom II Update

by Kevin Indig @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the beginning of May 2015, webmasters far and wide witnessed severe traffic fluctuations, with some sites losing over 50% of their traffic! Clearly, Google had changed something, but what? Because of the initial uncertainty, it was called the “Phantom Update” (II). In this post, I’ll provide you with Searchmetrics data to shed more light […]

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Online Marketing Q&A: Facebook Page vs. Profile—Which is better for audience reach?

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Page. 9 times out of 10. Every single one of Facebook’s tools is set up to favor business via Pages, not profiles. Pages are public and profiles are layered with...

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40′ x 60′ hybrid event tent setup on a Basketball court in Coralville, Iowa Residence

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

We set up this 40′ x 60′ Hybrid event tent with three 2′ x 2′ x 2′ blocks. Because of the ever chaning weather in Iowa they needed patio heater to take the chill out of the air at night and to keep them going we sent four 20lb propane tanks.

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Research Cloud + Content Performance: Search and Content in a New Dimension!

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Research Cloud, we’ve completely reinvented our software’s research section to give you a convenient overview of all the important metrics on the performance of any domain. But we wouldn’t be Searchmetrics if we didn’t have more! Our brand-new, and revolutionary Content Performance solution, lets you now check your metrics, including holistic content KPIs, on a detailed page-level and who’s […]

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US closes Iowa trucking firm tied to smuggling case

US closes Iowa trucking firm tied to smuggling case

by WQAD News @ WQAD.com

Federal safety regulators have shut down a troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas.

Healthcare in Rural vs. Urban Iowa

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

The same charm that attracts people to rural Iowa also creates challenges when it comes to providing them with accessible […]

Bettendorf SEO

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Take over Search, Acquire More Business in Bettendorf. Bettendorf SEO – No Long Term Contracts. You can reach us toll free at 1-855-781-7766. Search engine optimization provides the best bang.. read more

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Domain Authority Consolidation: An Observation of dictionary.com

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   A few weeks ago, we noticed five dictionary related domains on the Searchmetrics list of Top 100 SEO Visibility (although technically thesaurus.com is part of the dictionary.com domain), a curious trend since these domains technically all provide the same experience: define the word. However, we noticed recently one […]

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Your SEO Team is Not Oprah: 5 Realizations of an SEO Newbie

by Pearl Qiao Xu @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As a fresh intern for Searchmetrics, I’ve spent the past week in meetings, doing online research, and reading Jessica Bowman’s The New SEO Management Handbook to familiarize myself with the rapidly growing and changing industry of online marketing. Enterprise-level SEO expert since 2002, Bowman is a trusted adviser to some of  the biggest brands online, […]

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Iowa Supreme Court travels to Davenport to hear appeal in Scott County case

Iowa Supreme Court travels to Davenport to hear appeal in Scott County case

by WQAD News @ WQAD.com

The Justices will spend Friday visiting area high schools. 

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Digital Sleuths: On the trail of better SEO hygiene

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Like most big companies, Google’s hunt for good talent produces a stream of help wanted signs on its website. Yet the search engine king had people scratching their heads last summer when the company began recruiting a technical SEO program manager. Google looking for help keeping its own digital house clean? Heresy, right? Wrong. Google […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: How Google Interprets Search Queries

by Olaf Kopp @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Almost every search term is an implicit or explicit question. With voice search and mobile devices, it is even more important for Google to be able to identify search queries and the user intent or meaning behind them. This helps the search engine provide search results that precisely match the user’s request. In our latest Unwrapping the […]

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RankBrain, AI, and the Evolving Anatomy of Google

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has created a buzz in the online community by revealing that part of its search algorithm now operates on a machine learning basis, namely RankBrain. Not only this, but the previously unknown RankBrain has been confirmed as the third most important ranking signal for generating search results. This is a significant development as the […]

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Uses for Aluminum Alloys in Boats

by MicheleMalerba-Admin @ Clinton Aluminum

The first thoughts many people have when they think about the industrial uses of aluminum alloys are often beverage cans or aircraft, two important examples of how aluminum has transformed modern industries. But while boats may not be among the … Read More

Bleacher Delivery to Field Of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

We delivered several of our towable bleachers to Dyersville, Iowa for the annual festival/event that is held at the Field Of Dreams movie site.

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Google Phantom V Update: There and Back Again?!

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Here we go again! For those who’ve missed it, the last few weeks have been a bit rocky for online marketers’ visibility stats – peaking toward the end of last week (CW 6/2017). There’s been lots of speculation that the culprit is the rollout of Google’s “mobile-first” index. One theory making the rounds is that […]

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Aluminum Alloy Uses in Engineering

by MicheleMalerba-Admin @ Clinton Aluminum

Few materials have revolutionized such a vast number of industries as aluminum. Dating back to the late 19th century when the process for smelting aluminum was first developed, allowing for its large-scale production, this element has become an increasing part … Read More

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Exploring New Frontiers in Search

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the world of search engine optimization, one cardinal rule is to never rest on past successes. Tactics that score today could lead to fumbles tomorrow as Google, Apple and other global search engine providers constantly change the rules of the game. Good technical SEO gets you online. Great data-optimized content keeps you there, as search […]

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Chiropractic SEO In 2017

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Chiropractic SEO In 2017 BY: DR. MIKE HAMILTON INCEPTION CHIROPRACTIC WEBSITES Chiropractic SEO or search engine optimization is a confusing topic for most doctors. To most chiropractors SEO is a mysterious term that is thrown around by marketing companies. It's more simple than you are lead to believe and in this post I hope to…

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by Greg Jenkins @ PolishMaxx: polished concrete contractor in Iowa/Illinois

How to build buzz: 7 ways to increase media attention

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

We all want to draw in more attention to our business, organization or non-profit. It sounds easy enough! Author a press release, send it […]

10 Reasons Why China Excites and Scares Online Marketers

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Ni hao China! For years now, Searchmetrics has helped power the engines of commerce with Research Cloud. Marketers depend on our massive data and knowledge repository to find online content gaps and create strategies to outperform competitors. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve closed the one glaring gap in our global coverage. We’ve added Chinese […]

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schmitt family dentistry pc | Dentists in 300 N 2nd St - Clinton IA - Reviews - Photos - Phone Number


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4 reviews of schmitt family dentistry pc from Clinton, IAI have been going to Dr Schmitt for the last several years. A+ in my book. I highly recommend.

Polished Concrete at CrossFIT in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

by Greg Jenkins @ PolishMaxx: polished concrete contractor in Iowa/Illinois

What Can Twitter Teach You about the Top 6 US Presidential Candidates?

What Can Twitter Teach You about the Top 6 US Presidential Candidates?


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What juicy details can Twitter reveal about the top 2016 US presidential candidates? Follow along with our "wonky" journey as we use in-depth Followerwonk analysis to uncover insights about this wild election year.

SEO World Rankings – Leading International Domains and Big Winners

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To provide a fresh, global analysis of Google rankings, we have compiled data from 10 national Google indexes, from Austria to USA. These results combine to form the Searchmetrics SEO World Rankings. The infographic reveals the top 10 most visible domains in each of the 10 countries, based on their performance during the last 12 […]

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SEO West Des Moines

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Enhancing Your Webpage For The Search Engine Listings We Get 1st Page Results – West Des Moines SEO. Give us a call toll free at 1-855-781-7766. Many individuals think that.. read more

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Google AdWords & Shopping: These Companies Advertise The Most

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have analyzed the two most important advertising forms in the U.S. search results of google.com – Google AdWords and Google Shopping (Product Listing Ads, PLA). The results of the study can be downloaded as a whitepaper below. It contains findings about the 10 biggest advertisers in AdWords & Shopping as well as information about the […]

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Recap dmexco 2017: From Digital Transformation to Artificial Intelligence

by Lea Manthey @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

On 13th and 14th September 2017, the Koelnmesse (Cologne Expo) in Germany was once again home to the Digital Marketing Exposition and Conference (dmexco). We were on site picking up some of the vibe of the expo, and have compiled a summary of opinions and views from some of the digital industry experts who were […]

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I don’t even know what to call this post! “A quick lesson on the power of positivity…”

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

WARNING: The following post is not about social media, web design, advertising or anything to do with traditional “marketing” The North Korean’s used this […]

Cedar Falls Iowa SEO

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Using Web Optimization Intended For More Targeted Cedar Falls Iowa Targeted traffic We Get 1st Page Results – Cedar Falls Iowa SEO. Give us a call toll free at 1-855-781-7766... read more

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Mobile Ranking Factors 2015: The Rise of Mobile Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Seldom has the hype surrounding a Google update been so feverish as was the case with the infamous mobile-friendly update. Let me set the scene. Once upon time, back in early April, the mighty Google decreed that sites that do not pass its new mobile-friendly test shall be banished from its mobile kingdom, ahem, rankings, […]

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Search Engine Optimization – What’s in it For Me?

by Hopbots Admin @

You may be wondering how important search engine optimization, or SEO for short,  may be these days, and if it is something worth investing in for your business. The answer is, put simply, very important. Search engine optimization is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears […]

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Closure of Iowa AHEC Program

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

It is with mixed sentiment that we announce the closure of the Iowa AHEC Program, effective Aug. 31, 2013. The […]

Industry Ranking Factors: The Road to Organic Search Success for Travel Websites

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It’s that time of year when the search volume for the term “last minute” peaks, known to travelers in many time zones as “summer.” But for travel industry webmasters, now isn’t the time to head to the sandy shores. It’s never too late to optimize your website and improve your Google rankings. Our latest industry-specific whitepaper is your […]

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SEO Marion Iowa

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Our team will Improve Your Online Strategies, Lower Costs & Increase Earnings! We Get 1st Page Results – Marion Iowa SEO. You can reach us toll free at 1-855-781-7766. Lots.. read more

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Do the things you enjoy…or outsource it

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

It’s that simple. If you enjoy creating marketing material in the form of either print or digital, then keep doing it on your own. […]

Google Panda Update 4.2: Are there any results yet?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

After ten long months since the last Panda update, it seems that Google has begun its roll-out of Panda 4.2. We have completed a rapid analysis to present the first winners and losers after this update in this week’s SEO Visibility. The roll-out of this Panda update is expected to take several months to be […]

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Why Heaving Bosoms Help You Win Online

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  “Oh Lucas, you’re such a tease,” Lady Colebrook replied. Helena had a vision of her thrusting out her well-endowed cleavage by way of offering an inducement. “Do you like to see me beg, is that it?”. -Excerpt from To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee It’s not very often that romance novels and artificial […]

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Searchmetrics Ranking Factors: Rebooting for Relevance

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The end of the year is a time for reflection, planning and preparation for the coming new year. But it also gives us a chance to become more mindful of our approach and seize the opportunity to do things differently.  That’s why we’re rebooting our annual Searchmetrics Ranking Factors whitepaper, available for download beginning December […]

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Trump, not Clinton, Winning Female Vote on YouTube

Trump, not Clinton, Winning Female Vote on YouTube


Tubular Insights

In the past 30 days, Presidential candidates Donald Trump, and Jeb Bush, have generated more engagement from female viewers on YouTube than Hillary Clinton.

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Why Mobile First Matters (and Doesn’t)

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Much has been said – and will be – about Google’s mobile-first initiative. In today’s world, modern marketers surely will have to come to grips with the snack-sized love mobile users give to content versus desktop brethren who want to dine on a full meal. Another way to look at it is to compare the […]

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Creating Backlinks

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Building backlinks is one of the most important SEO tactics  utilized to increase a websites page rank. Think of backlinks as recommendations from other websites.  The more recommendations or votes your site has the higher search engines will rank your site and the more visitors it will draw. Directory listings, comments, and guest posts are […]

Clinton vs Trump 2016: SEO and Content Performance in the US Presidential Election Campaign -

Clinton vs Trump 2016: SEO and Content Performance in the US Presidential Election Campaign -


Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We analyze how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's websites perform in terms of content and SEO – how do the Google rankings reflect the overall campaign?

Google Doesn’t Want You to Read This

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many businesses, the process of divvying up paid and organic search marketing dollars often relies more on gut feeling than science. Since paid appears to offer an easier path to understanding whether you’re getting bang for the buck (you paid this for click, and saw this resulting rise in sales over this period in […]

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Best Real Estate Facebook Groups 2017

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

We found the best Real Estate Facebook groups. If you’re looking to talk real estate on Facebook, these groups are for you. You’ve probably seen Inman, Placester, and others writing about their...

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Google Core Update 2016: Analysis of Winners and Losers

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The new year has begun with a confirmed Google update. However, what was initially believed to be either a change to Panda or Penguin is in fact a core ranking algorithm update. Here, we take a look at the fresh data from the Searchmetrics Suite. Background to Google update We were expecting a Penguin update […]

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Hundreds walk boy home from school after bullies shout racial slurs

Hundreds walk boy home from school after bullies shout racial slurs

by Callie Risenhoover @ WQAD.com

“He was walking home from school last Thursday when a car full of teenagers drove by repeatedly yelling a racial slur at him.”

Making WhiteHouse.Gov Great Again: How Trump Webmasters Failed

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Website relaunches and migrations are complex and risky SEO operations. If not done correctly, companies can significantly impact their site’s performance and rankings. In extreme cases, it’s possible to take an entire site offline and forfeit all previous brand equity in the search results. For a good illustration of the peril, look no further than […]

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Recapping Digital Summit: With Content, It’s the Heart that Matters

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With last week’s Digital Summit Los Angeles now in the rear-view mirror, it should be clear why the theme, “transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem,” only hinted at the sweeping changes digital marketers are facing. New rules are challenging them to get more creative in reaching customers. The April 5th – 6th summit, […]

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Why the Trump White House Is Having Trouble Performing

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

President Trump’s first 100 days in office is an important benchmark. The American electorate wants to see what any president has (or hasn’t) done, and whether that person has held true to the promises made on the campaign trail. In this spirit, I’m revisiting a look at the WhiteHouse.gov site’s performance to see how it […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: A Closer Look at Google for Jobs

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

When Google introduced Google for Jobs in late June, market watchers wondered whether yet another one of the company’s initiatives would have a major impact on the organic jobs-listing market and the likes of monster.com and glassdoor.com. In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll take a deeper look at Google for Jobs and […]

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3 Essential Technologies for the Next 10 Years

3 Essential Technologies for the Next 10 Years

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The Era of Agile Content Creation Backed by Deep Learning

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Creating new content, developing a new idea or pouring resources into a new product is always fraught with risk, for businesses both large and small. Even when you’re reasonably sure you’re on the right track (in our case, focusing on agile content creation backed by deep learning), you must wait patiently for that “Aha! moment. ” It’s […]

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How to defeat purchase resistance by promoting long-term value

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Are you creating advertising that emphasizes the long-term value of your product or service? With more and more families experiencing financial hardship these days, […]

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Google Mobile Update: Everything You Need To Know

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google Mobile Update, announced at the end of February – Release: April 21, 2015 – makes mobile friendliness a Ranking Factor and means significant effects on rankings in mobile search results. This update is expected to be larger than Panda and Penguin. Websites that are not mobile-friendly are highly vulnerable to losing rankings and […]

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Sun Tzu’s Art of Online Warfare: The Great Keyword Battles

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” – Sun Tzu Or to put it in a more modern context: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The same principle applies in the online world. You’re battling for eyeballs and dollars by using unique sets of keywords […]

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Bleacher Rental for Football Games in Sidney, Iowa

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

We delivered and set up 3 five-row bleachers and 2 45′ towable bleachers for Football Games at Sidney High School in Sidney, Iowa.

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Improve Your Hotel’s Social Media Presence

by Hopbots Admin @

Did you know that out of 7.2 billion people in the world, there are over 2 billion active social media accounts out there? Pretty crazy stats, right? With that in mind, as a hotel owner trying to draw more attraction to your website, social media marketing is a really great opportunity! Social media marketing is […]

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SEO – Don’t believe everything you read or fall for sales gimmicks.

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Every once in a while I get a call from a customer saying they read an article and why aren’t we doing this or I went to website and they scored my website as weak in this area. SEO is very complex and there are very few sources of information that can be considered completely […]

No criminal charges in officer-involved Burlington shooting, body cam video released

No criminal charges in officer-involved Burlington shooting, body cam video released

by Christina Lorey @ WQAD.com

BURLINGTON, Iowa– After a thorough investigation, the Iowa Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General has found that the use of deadly force against Marquis Jones was warranted, and no criminal charges are “justified or warranted” against the two officers involved. On Sunday, October 1st, Jones was pulled over for a traffic stop at S. 9th and Vine Street in Burlington by Officers Chris Chiprez and Josh Riffel. According to the review of the incident, once officers exited their patrol car, Jones […]

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing Topics

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In our last installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, my colleague Holly Miller outlined the steps to employ in choosing good online topics at the right time, and in good SEO shape. Now it’s time to make sure that those topics you’re writing on will be optimized equally well for users and search engines. It’s time […]

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Inside the Making of Searchmetrics Visibility Guard

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Here at Searchmetrics, we spend a lot of time listening to customers – gathering feedback to improve features of the service. We’re big fans of agile development, using our beta program to test and drive customer-requested improvements into our software before rolling out to a broader set of customers. Thanks to the support of […]

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Mobile Research Release: Your “mobile-friendly” Solution – Searchmetrics Suite

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Is Mobile user-friendliness a problem? Not with Searchmetrics. From now on users of the Suite can separately analyze mobile performance with new and extended features – ad hoc for more than 100 million domains – and actively implement mobile market strategies. Here’s an overview of the new features. Your website is viewed on various devices, including tablets and smartphones. […]

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How to Select the Right Image for Your Website

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Some research experts believe that we make our initial impressions about something that we see within the first 30 seconds and websites are no […]

Why We’re Killing Searchmetrics Ranking Factors (Hint: Google Made Us)

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We are gathered here to formally acknowledge that Universal Ranking Factors are dead. The new kings of search will be online marketers who master the fact that signals for relevance have been replaced by specific ranking factors based on search intent and industry relevance, according to the Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study, “Rebooting Ranking Factors.” Content […]

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SEO Ankeny Iowa

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Enhancing Your Ankeny Iowa Web Site For The Search Engine Rankings Proven Track Record – Ankeny Iowa SEO. Call us TOLL FREE at 1.855.781.7766. Search engine optimization supplies the greatest.. read more

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Options for Healthcare Job Shadows in Iowa

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

As we announced a few weeks ago, the Iowa AHEC Program will be closing, effective Aug. 31, 2013. Unfortunately, that […]

How to choose between 6061 and M5 Aluminum

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

Much of the hard work that goes into product development happens before you actually begin production. Choosing the right tools and materials is among the most critical aspects of any job, and a failure in this regard can cost manufacturers … Read More

Engineering Content Serendipity and Loyalty at Collision

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

collision | kəˈliZHən/ | noun an instance of one moving object or person striking violently against another. Synonyms: crash, accident, impact, smash, bump, hit, fender bender, wreck, pileup An  event of two or more records being assigned the same identifier or location in memory. From the definition above, Collision sounds like something that should be avoided all […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: “What Should I Write About?”

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“What should I write about?”   Anyone asking this question might often have two answers. There are two opposing forces one must consider: “What’s happening in our business?” and “What truly matters to our customers?” We’re Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO this week to discuss this conundrum: What should you write about? If you Google “what […]

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Emotional SEO: Finding your online Cookie Monster

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Apple’s latest iPhone 6s ad, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster becomes the perfect pitchmonster for the Siri voice assistant. He uses it to set a timer for (you guessed it) baking cookies, and then agonizingly waits while also having Siri play Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”. It’s emotional marketing at its best: For millions […]

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Stage with railings and stairs for Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant, IA

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

We set up this 12′ x 20′ x 24″ high stage with railings and stairs for Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt Pleasant, Iowa for an event.

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To AMP or Not to AMP: Media Ranking Factors Study Reveals Adoption Rates

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Searchmetrics’ first-ever report on industry-specific ranking factors for the online media and publishing industry, we present an analysis of the more important processes for achieving high-ranking in Google search results. And for the first time, we’ve also conducted a comprehensive investigation into adoption of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Read on to learn more before […]

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Online Reputation Management – Managing online brand experience through Search and Content Optimization

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Reputation matters. People buy brands they trust and read news they believe. When the BBC publishes a story about Antarctic penguins flying to South America, people believe it because of the broadcaster’s strong reputation for credibility. April Fool’s jokes are themselves a tool to add percentage points to a corporation’s reputation as likeable, friendly and […]

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What is a Real Estate Sales Funnel? Step-by-Step Online Marketing & Lead Gen Guide

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

What is a Real Estate Sales Funnel? It's the buying process that companies lead customers through when purchasing products. In real estate, it's a series of web pages that customers navigate through, starting as anonymous visitors and ending as qualified leads.

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Getting Your Business Recognized: 5 Ways to Speed Up the Process!

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

I live in a town of approximately 28,000 people. Clinton, IA, nestled right along the eastern edge of the state along the Mississippi River, […]

Introducing Clinton Iowa`s Own One-Stop-Shop Web Development Team! There Has Never Been A Better Time To Move Your Business Online

Introducing Clinton Iowa`s Own One-Stop-Shop Web Development Team! There Has Never Been A Better Time To Move Your Business Online


Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

It’s like GoDaddy on steroids!” ~ Jason, SuperWebKit.com A website is something that should be constructed around the individual. Those cookie cutter template sites that you can find on…

6061 VS. 7075

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

The rising popularity of aluminum, a trend that has continued for decades, began with the diversification of alloys in the early 20th century. In particular, the bourgeoning aircraft industry of the 1930’s spurred the rapid development of new alloys that … Read More

Data Meets Creativity: Welcome to a New Era of Online Content!

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s one of the biggest challenges facing online companies today? Many struggle to create content that is relevant for both the user and for search engine results! Because content production is one area where a data-driven approach remains rare, much depends on guesswork and intuition. For years, we’ve been stuck with the status quo: Microsoft […]

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BS Detector List: Facebook Fake News Filters

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Who's on the BS Detector Facebook Fake News list? At publishing, there are 559 websites listed, broken into 8 categories. See them all here.

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Read My Lips: Voice Now Posed For Big Mobile Search Wins

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   If you haven’t heard of Siri, Alexa and Cortana, these three sexy minxes have been turning our heads (and standing SEO strategy on its head) by adding glamorous voices to the world of search. But before you decide which voice assistant should get your final rose, consider this […]

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Mobilegeddon 2: Are You Facing Godzilla or a Gazelle?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Hollywood, a box office smash inevitably leads to a sequel or two to keep sales humming. The view from the Googleplex is no different: Coming to screens this May, “Mobilegeddon 2” promises another potentially perilous journey into the world of mobile search. In the past few weeks leading up to the rollout of its […]

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How Do You Solve A Google Problem Like Rick Santorum's?

How Do You Solve A Google Problem Like Rick Santorum's?


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Getting the right search engine results at the top of a page can be everything for a campaign. Rick Santorum found this out the hard way.

“Copycat” threat closes Iowa school for second day in a row

“Copycat” threat closes Iowa school for second day in a row

by WQAD News @ WQAD.com

School will open as scheduled on Friday with additional security. 

Alliant Energy Seeks $900 Million Wind Energy Expansion

by Admin @ Iowa Wind Energy Association

Last week, Alliant Energy filed for approval with the Iowa Utilities Board to add 500 megawatts of wind energy in Iowa. A decision is expected to be made by early 2018. If approved, this decision will solidify Iowa’s position as the state with the highest percentage of wind power in the nation, and will propel …

Good Morning Iowa!

by Summit Lake Coffee Company @ Summit Lake Coffee Co.

Good Morning Iowa! So here we are, about to start a new day in a new part of the country. Everything is new, the location, the building, even the logo has been updated. However, the important things remain the same, the roaster, and the commitment to fresh roasted coffee and great service. At Summit Lake […]

How to Win the Ring in the App Dating Game

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Choosing a mobile app can be like going on an amazingly bad first date. At the outset you’re not sure you’re compatible, but you can’t help digging the look. Then you meet up. Within seconds, you realize it’s a Venus-Mars kind of thing. You’re bored, wonder about ongoing performance issues, and often end up stuck […]

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Visibility Guard (beta): preemptive loss prevention via automatic monitoring

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With the brand new Visibility Guard, Searchmetrics has developed an innovative solution for monitoring the on-page performance of your web projects. By regularly crawling your most important pages, Visibility Guard automatically shields you against any losses in traffic and conversions; critical on-page areas are detected and an automatic alert system means you can react before […]

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4 Things Women Should Know About Social Security

4 Things Women Should Know About Social Security

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Why the Webmaster Won’t Wink at Wicked Widgets

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Sun-soaked beaches, cheap hotels and panoramic city views are a staple of online travel sites worldwide. So too are those wicked widgets, clickable badges with multiple links back to anchor text – the visible and clickable text in a hyperlink. While some are useful, rental and travel sites quickly learned they also could be profitable. […]

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Apple to open data centers in Iowa because of wind energy

by Admin @ Iowa Wind Energy Association

Without energy from Iowa’s wind turbines, CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, says his company wouldn’t have chosen Iowa as the site for two new data centers. The two new data centers will create numerous jobs for people in Iowa and continue to support Iowa’s wind industry. Approximately 50 full time employees will work in the …

Andy’s List of Website “Must Haves”

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

In today’s world, having a website is essential to business growth and success. But with the web inundated with different company websites, how can you […]

SEO Wyarno WY

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SEO Wyarno WY

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How to Make the Best-Seller List with Proof and Relevancy

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Google, what’s the best article that describes proof and relevant terms in search?” In this and every Google query, search results attempt to understand both the topic you’re researching and the underlying intent of the search. Digital marketers who rely on old-school keyword ranking strategies to boost their clients’ results are missing out. Google’s dual […]

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Choosing between 6061 and 2024 Aluminum Alloys

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

Aluminum is celebrated by manufacturers in almost every industry for its versatility. In fact, because of the tremendous diversity of aluminum alloys, aluminum is the solution of choice for a wide range of applications. However, its adaptability and variety also … Read More

Google Mobile Update/ Mobilegeddon: Winners and Losers US

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here. We have fresh data in the software and now there are some significant changes visible in the data. Although Google communicated that the rollout would probably last a week or more, we can see some winners and losers already. These first results may be (yet) considered as preliminary when it comes to some examples, but […]

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SEO Yoder WY

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SEO Yoder WY

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How To Track Showcase IDX Conversions in Google Analytics

by Chris Berkley @ Chris Berkley

Real Estate clients using the Showcase IDX WordPress plugin are in luck – the plugin has exceptional functionality that’s great for SEO and website analytics too. In this post, I’ll...

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Wild Rose Casino - Clinton

Wild Rose Casino - Clinton


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Detailed information on Wild Rose Casino & Resort Clinton in Clinton, Iowa. Includes: address, map, toll-free numbers, room/suite rates, buffet prices, casino games offered and special features.

Content Marketing 2017: I had to tell you this.

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

What I'm about to tell you is nothing new. But that's why I had to say it. Content marketing 2017 and beyond has to be useful, and then it has to shut the hell up.

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How A Selfless Clinton, IA Man Changed the Way I Think

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Last night, I was driving home from the Clinton City Council meeting. The time was 10:15. I was thinking about new ways to reignite […]

6061 Aluminum Vs 6063 In Extrusion Applications

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

Because of its tremendous versatility, aluminum is the raw material of choice for numerous applications in a variety of industries. One of the applications that is especially well suited for aluminum is extrusion. Both 6061 and 6063 aluminum alloys are … Read More

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by Chris Jorgensen/Iowa State Daily @ www.iowastatedaily.com - RSS Results

Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario gave a talk Thursday night in the Memorial Union. Addario has spent over 25 years documenting war in the Middle East. The upcoming feature film 'It's What I Do' starring Jennifer Lawrence is based…

Outdoor Wedding & Wedding Reception in Newton, Iowa

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

White 60′ x 90′ rope and pole tent, stage, sixty 60″ round tables, six cocktails tables, 250 white padded chairs.

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SEO’s Can No Longer Rely On a Great Domain Name for Rankings

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

October 2012 brought with it a new, and in my opinion a welcome, change to Google’s algorithm. Companies and SEO’s can no longer rely on a strong domain name that matches the search terms to propel their website to the top of the Google SERP. For example, in the past if someone did a search […]

SEO Wright WY

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SEO Wright WY

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What You Might Learn By Visiting Med School

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

In February, Norwalk High School’s Anatomy and Physiology Class in Norwalk, IA, took a field trip to visit Des Moines […]

“Mobilegeddon 2” Gets Hype, but Mobile Friendliness is Here to Stay

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the weeks leading up to May and what was supposed to be the second wave of mobile-friendly algorithm updates – essentially a boost in rankings for mobile optimized sites – we at Searchmetrics wonder if in fact “Mobilegeddon 2” is really kicking up any dust at all. Let’s get a few things straight: Google […]

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Mobilegeddon Has Arrived – Has It?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here – is it? At least, Google has announced to begin globally rolling out the mobile-friendly update in the early morning today, April 21st. From now on, the mobile user-friendliness of websites is obviously a global ranking signal. We have analyzed our data, but can’t see any bigger movements or winners/losers yet. UPDATE […]

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Searchmetrics Content Experience: The Writer’s View

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

One of the features of our new Searchmetrics Content Experience (SCE) we’re particularly proud of is the way it raises the efficiency of collaboration throughout an organization. This is obviously a huge benefit for the content owner, the person responsible for publication, but what about for the writers themselves? Here, we explore what it’s like […]

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Hotel Reputation Management – Why You Should Care!

by Hopbots Admin @

Have you ever been concerned about what your guests think of their stay at your hotel? Hotel reputation management is crucial to the success of your business, and a few bad reviews can easily out-weigh several positive reviews. Consumers are more likely to not stay somewhere that has negative reviews out there, than they are […]

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Why Is Google Punishing Media for Old Content?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It hasn’t been a good week for the publishing industry. More than two dozen of some of the biggest brands in media, including Apple, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time Inc., experienced steep plunges in online visibility, caused by what we suspect are sweeping changes Google is making to branded search results. […]

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Postcards from China: Search Results in China – Baidu’s Big Players

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Every country has its own national food – and every country has its own national SERPs, right? Well yes and no. Google is the leading search engine in many countries and Google’s search results show a lot of similarities in all countries. But not in China, where Google is largely absent and Baidu dominates with […]

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Aluminum Uses In Architecture

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

Aluminum has been a popular material for architects for close to a century, prized for its versatility and strength. Its history as a building material is an interesting look at how a metal that was barely understood quickly revolutionized not … Read More

Mobile-First: How You Can Prepare for Google’s New Index

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has announced nothing less than the end of an era: Until now, a URL’s desktop version has been used as Google’s main index for evaluating websites and determining rankings. In the future, a site’s mobile version will be used. We look here at the most important questions and answers surrounding the mobile-first index – […]

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The truth about the Hillary Clinton Google conspiracy theory

The truth about the Hillary Clinton Google conspiracy theory


CNNMoney

Despite what you might have seen online, Google is not manipulating its search results to favor Hillary Clinton.

A simply genius way to stay HAPPY! Thank You Pharrell Williams

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Simply genius. A website which displays twenty-four straight hours of dancing immersed the euphoria of never-ending happiness. Great lyrics are supported by an insanely […]

Polished Terrazzo at Tri-County Community School in Thornburg, Iowa

by Greg Jenkins @ PolishMaxx: polished concrete contractor in Iowa/Illinois

SEO Urbandale

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Would You Like #1 Search engine positioning? Get Website SEO Quote Right now! Give us a call for SEO Urbandale. Give us a call toll free at 1-855-781-7766. Website SEO.. read more

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Google to Restrict Access to Autocomplete API – What This Means for Keyword Research Tools

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Access to the autocomplete API is set to be restricted as of today, 10 August 2015, according to an official post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog. From now on users who wish to continue to have autocomplete functionality on their site are being guided towards Google Custom Search Engine. Meanwhile, for keyword research tools, […]

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The Top 5 Ranking Factors for 2015: How Strong is Your Hand?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study 2015 for Google.com is finally here! Once again we made the annual epic journey to the center of our data pool, analyzed, averaged and correlated for our lives, and more than once burned the midnight oil. Our mission as always: To figure out just what it is the top-ranking sites […]

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From Australia to Arizona Western to Iowa State: Matt Leo has found a new home

From Australia to Arizona Western to Iowa State: Matt Leo has found a new home

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Defensive end Matt Leo has had a journey from Australia to Arizona Western to Iowa State for his love of football.

How to Embed YouTube Videos in Visual Composer

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

VC handles shortcodes differently than WordPress. Here’s how to get YouTube embeds in Visual Composer working again.

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Using Data to Help Save the World

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

At Searchmetrics, big data is not only the heart and soul of our Enterprise Suite, it’s a the passion that drives our team. That’s why we celebrate when one of our own directs such enthusiasm toward helping make the world work and play better. Data scientist Abhishek Thakur recently took home awards in the U.S. […]

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by Chris Jorgensen/Iowa State Daily @ www.iowastatedaily.com - RSS Results

Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario gave a talk Thursday night in the Memorial Union. Addario has spent over 25 years documenting war in the Middle East. The upcoming feature film 'It's What I Do' starring Jennifer Lawrence is based…

Searchmetrics Releases the “Self Optimizer” to help you self optimize websites

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many years our clients have asked for more automation in our platform. Today we are delivering on this request, giving our customer the most powerful tool in SEO. The realities of being an in-house SEO are demanding and we have an increasing need to streamline processes and capabilities for optimization. For this reason our […]

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Postcards from China: What the Baidu SERPs Look Like

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In my last blog post, I looked at the top players in the Baidu SERPs. Today, I would like to take a closer look at the search results page itself. In what ways is it similar to the Google search results page we know and love? There are some obvious similarities. Just like on Google, […]

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Breaking News!

by Summit Lake Coffee Company @ Summit Lake Coffee Co.

Breaking News, grab your attention? Well apparently, that is the method used to grab the attention of the public by media outlets so people will look, only to “stay tuned” for details after the commercial break.  I know for news junkies such as my wife, the words “Breaking News” halts life as we know it.  […]

Google Strikes Again: Big Changes to Direct Answers, Online Dictionaries

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

So far this year, we’ve seen the Phantom V update from Google and “Fred,” an algorithmic update that still remains difficult to parse for its true meaning. Now there’s another update, unconfirmed by Google that is rocking the search engine results page. Beginning in the last week of June, there’s been sharp fluctuations in mid-tier results, […]

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This four letter word could very well be the secret to success

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

You’ll only start to take giant steps toward success once you fully understand this one simple fact. Not a single person in this world […]

Dubuque SEO

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#1 SEO & Website Marketing Company. We Deliver Verified Outcomes Call Today! SEO Dubuque – No Long Term Contracts. Give us a call toll free at 1-855-781-7766. Whatever the size.. read more

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How to do SEO for Child Care & Daycare Centers

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Child care & daycare are competitive business. Child Care SEO is easy—if you use THESE two methods, a 1-2 punch for Daycare SEO.

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Clinton vs Trump 2016: SEO and Content Performance in the US Presidential Election Campaign

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The 2016 Race for the White House is nearing an end. From the first caucuses in Iowa in February, the Democratic and Republican parties each whittled down their lists of candidates, with each settling on their chosen nominee. On November 8, either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Donald John Trump will be elected 45th President of […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Hacking Your Way to Greater Online Visibility

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Apple recently completed its World Wide Developers Conference, announcing a slew of new tech toys for consumers and businesses. Yet, when I searched Google for a new MacBook Pro notebook, Apple took only the second spot in my results. What gives? In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I wanted to have a bit of […]

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Commercial Walkway Striping at Williamsburg Manufacturing in Williamsburg, Iowa

by Greg Jenkins @ PolishMaxx: polished concrete contractor in Iowa/Illinois

Central Mass SEO & Web Marketing - Mxt Media

Central Mass SEO & Web Marketing - Mxt Media


Mxt Media

I want to be the Central MA SEO expert. I want my company to be the go-to web marketing specialists for all Westminster-area businesses!

SEO Clinton Iowa

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Wind Warrior Competition 2017

by Admin @ Iowa Wind Energy Association

This event was very popular last year. So much so, that Vestas has opened the competition to all wind energy technicians to take part. As a participant you will compete to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities. The event focuses on speed and aptitude in several core competencies of a skilled wind energy technician, including electrical troubleshooting, blind crane calling, and emergency response techniques.

SEO Wapiti WY

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SEO Wapiti WY

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Why Iowa Needs More Healthcare Workers

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

Availability of basic healthcare varies significantly across the country. To take a closer look at how each state compares, Esri […]

Merrimack Valley SEO & Web Marketing

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

I admit it: I want to be the Central MA SEO expert. I want my company to be the go-to web marketing specialists for all Westminster-area shops. I live in Ashburnham. I love this area, & I want to help local businesses!

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Social Media Update – June 2015

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

With constant evolutions in the world of Social Media it can be tricky to keep up with the latest and greatest developments. As such […]

What ”Call Mom” Has to Do With Search Volume and Your Content Strategy

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Did you know, that on average the keyword ”Call Mom” is searched for 300K times per month in the US and 99% of that is from smartphones? Whether or not on purpose, in this case (the voice function sends its regards), the information on the device distribution of the keyword search volume is worth its weight […]

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SEO Marshalltown

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Improving Your Web Page For The Search Engines Like Bing We Get 1st Page Results – Marshalltown SEO. You can reach us toll free at 1-855-781-7766. Lots of people feel.. read more

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TJ Kelly Featured on Snappack Live Interview about SEO & Content Marketing

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

TJ Kelly was featured yesterday in an interview with Jason Frazier of the Snappack Live group. Jason interviewed TJ on this week's episode of the group's #SnappackLive web series about Real Estate SEO & Content Marketing, web CMSs, social media channels, and general modern marketing strategy.

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Penguin Update 4.0 – Our Impact Analysis

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google is loosening its chains: Thanks to Penguin 4.0, numerous websites, which had previously been targeted by the filter for web spam or their backlink structure, have now seen a considerable increase in their SEO visibility. Backlink auditing, negative SEO and link reviews – these are the areas where we can expect Penguin, now integrated […]

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Aluminum Uses In Trains

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

Riding the rails isn’t as popular as it was 100 years ago, but trains still play a crucial role in a number of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, and logistics. Trains have come a long way from their steam and iron … Read More

ISAC Renewable Energy Presentation 2017

by Admin @ Iowa Wind Energy Association

IWEA will present to ISAC members during their annual conference in Des Moines. IWEA will take part of the renewable energy track. IWEA will focus on the impact of wind energy projects to the county. There will be information on the financial benefits, pre-construction planning, and decommissioning must-do’s.

Historic Kalona Cheese Factory, Kalona Iowa

by Greg Jenkins @ PolishMaxx: polished concrete contractor in Iowa/Illinois

Smart Reporting: Create Role Specific Reports in Seconds

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Good, insightful reports are essential to online business. Depending on the user the KPIs that need to be integrated are different: A CMO needs a high level overview, whereas a SEO needs a detailed report. What sounds easy is often very difficult in practice – and time consuming.   If you have experience creating reports […]

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Postcards from China: Branding and Creating Chinese Names for International Companies

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

A company’s name is the most ubiquitous part of its brand. It’s what people type into Google, it’s on business cards, stationery and coffee cups. Even when a logo is universally-recognized, people see the swoosh and instantly think the name, “Nike.” That’s why a name is so important. That’s why Anderson Consulting spent a reported […]

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Excel Add-Ins for Searchmetrics Data: Number Crunching and Dynamic Excel Reports with e4SEO

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have great news for all Excel fans and users: there is now a dedicated Excel add-in for our data, which lets you export data from the Suite straight into Excel. “e4seo” enables you to process large amounts of data from our software and create individual reports without having to use a complicated workaround. And […]

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Clinton, Iowa, United States :: Time Zone :: Time Genie

Clinton, Iowa, United States :: Time Zone :: Time Genie


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New Horizons: Online Experts Weigh in On Google Home and Voice Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google Home, the voice-powered smart speaker that lets users ask the Google Assistant questions, has been on the US market since November 2016. With the device now becoming available internationally, we took the opportunity to ask a number of experts about their experience with Google Home so far, and what it could mean for the […]

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SEO Benefits of .com Versus Everything Else

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Should you go with a .com, .info, .org or dot-something else? Except in very rare instances, it’s almost always best to go with a .com domain name. Sure, you might need to do a .gov or a .edu, but for the vast majority of businesses a .com in your URL is best—for the reasons you […]

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Email Tip #2: Signature Blocks

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

What does your email signature block look like? If you’re like most people, you’re sticking with the widely accepted; first name, middle initial, last […]

Search Experience Optimization: Is It Time to Rebrand SEO?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

You can’t deny that SEO – both as a practice and as an industry – has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. In fact, some would say that SEO has never had a great reputation, even in its heyday. I think there has always been this idea that somehow SEO is just […]

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One Year Later: Wind Project Updates

by Admin @ Iowa Wind Energy Association

It’s been about a year since historic wind energy projects were announced by Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy.  We thought it would be a good time to check in on the progress of each project. Together these two projects represent $4.6 billion in investment in our state.  Iowa, already #1 in the nation, will close …

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Google News-Wave Update: Media Websites Surfing the Winner Tide

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Within a few weeks, Google has tweaked its core algorithm and rolled out an update for the second time without officially anouncing it. According to our quick analysis, this update seems to be primarily concerned with trending keywords as well as temporary search intentions related to informational (shorthead) keywords. First-glance-winners are first and foremost media […]

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Types of Websites

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Websites have become a versatile tool for individuals and companies to sell products or share information, opinions, and media with members of there network or with the entire internet community. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and can serve many different purposes. Some of the most common are: Brochure Website This style of […]

5 Networking Don’ts That Every Professional Must Know

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Your network is a powerful tool! But in order to get the most out of your social circle, list of contacts, community influencers and […]

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Our team will Optimise Internet Strategy, Lower Costs & Improve Earnings! Proven Track Record – Mason City SEO. You can reach us toll free at 1-855-781-7766. Most people feel that.. read more

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Battle of the Ad Bulge: How Google Is Slimming Down Search Results

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To the average person, Google’s search engine results page (SERP) looks no different today than it did a month ago. But for SEO experts, the SERP change is like noticing Google lost weight: all of a sudden, the results page really trimmed down. Google recently (in its usual quiet way) removed the right-rail ads running […]

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2015 a Time for Change

by Summit Lake Coffee Company @ Summit Lake Coffee Co.

A time for change.  Ok, I plagiarized the line from the many politicians who say what they need to get elected and I am not running for a political office, (hmmmm).  But, we do have some changes coming in 2015. Some of the simple changes scheduled for 2015 are the addition of single origin coffee […]

How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Looking to reduce costs when marketing online? Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: “Let’s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what’s Google’s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used […]

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Final presidential candidates spoke at open forums this week

Final presidential candidates spoke at open forums this week

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The four finalists for the president position at Iowa State, Sonny Ramaswamy, Pamela Whitten, Dale Whittaker and Windy Wintersteen, each held open forums in the Memorial Union this week for the Iowa State Community.

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Getting Ranked Into An Answer Box

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google increasingly responds to search queries with enhanced organic listings in the form of so-called answer boxes. The trick for modern marketers is understanding which of your keywords are most likely to find the sweet spot for this coveted Direct Answer box. In the battle to increase online visibility, marketers must identify the keywords they […]

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QC blood center looks for universal donors

QC blood center looks for universal donors

by Yessenia Chavez @ WQAD.com

DAVENPORT– The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is looking for type O negative donors, also known as universal donors. The center recently sent blood down to other blood centers in preparation for Hurricane Nate. Because of the donations, the centers own supply has dropped and they’re asking people to help rebuild their supply. “Donors of all blood types will be hearing from us certainly, but those o donors we love to see them especially because then that’s a product that […]

40′ x 100′ Wedding Tent at HighPoint City Church in Iowa City, IA

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

40′ x 100′ rope and pole wedding tent with French Window side walls. Several 8′ banquet tables with linens, 60″ round tables with linens, and 284 white plastic folding chairs.

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Want to Climb a Wind Turbine?

by Admin @ Iowa Wind Energy Association

Residents in Greene County Took Advantage of this Opportunity. Although there are vast numbers of wind turbines throughout Iowa, people rarely have the opportunity to climb inside them. Residents of Greene County (Iowa) had just this opportunity. For their Iowa Outdoors program, IPTV aired a segment called “Wind Turbine Climbing”. This video discusses wind energy …

Page Rank in Layman’s Terms

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Page rank is a very important aspect of SEO. Search engines rank pages based on their relevance, uniqueness, and importance. A number of factors go into determining this including: The content contained within each page and across the website The structure of the content and code The use of internal links The number and relevance […]

Mobile analysis: Optimization of the top 100 SEO visibility domains

by Carolin Mallmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are the top domains ready for the Google mobile update? We have taken a look at the 100 domains with the highest SEO visibility and analyzed them for mobile friendliness with the help of the Google ‘mobile-friendly’ test. Google has recently announced that the optimization for mobile devices will be evaluated as a ranking signal […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Planes, Trains and Search Optimization

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The summer is in full swing, Searchmetrics is releasing its new Travel Industry Ranking Factors report, and planes, trains and automobiles are on many consumers’ minds. So it seems that now would be as good a time as any to take a crack at Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO for travel aggregator websites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing for the Smart Speaker Wars

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are you ready for your oral exams? The new smart speaker voice assistant category could be the biggest test yet for companies relying on the world of online search to make money. But don’t count on simply tweaking your existing search engine optimization strategies to succeed. In our latest Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we detail some […]

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M-5 Aluminum vs M1 Aluminum

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

Manufacturers know that when it comes to choosing an aluminum alloy, there are plenty of choices. Aluminum’s versatility and adaptability are part of what makes it so popular. However, it can also be difficult to know which specific alloy will … Read More

In or Out? Year in Review of Top Google Winners and Losers in 2016

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the words of fashion icon Heidi Klum, “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” These words were never truer for online marketers in 2016. Faced with another year of Google updates and marked changes in strategies for succeeding online, our third-annual Searchmetrics Winners and Losers report reveals that publishers with specific editorial direction […]

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Moving Company in Clinton, IA│ D & S Moving

Moving Company in Clinton, IA│ D & S Moving


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D & S Moving is a full service moving company in Clinton, IA. We offer a variety of moving services to customers to help get them where they need to go.

SEO Weston WY

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Incumbent supervisor Wayne Clinton seeks fifth term

Incumbent supervisor Wayne Clinton seeks fifth term


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Wayne Clinton didn’t plan on running for a fifth term as Story County supervisor, but after the death of fellow supervisor and dear friend Paul Toot, Clinton didn’t feel like

Correlation vs. causality and the Ranking Factors infographic

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This year we introduced a brave new type of infographic in our annual Ranking Factors Study. We are really pleased about all the positive feedback we received for the deck of cards design. Nevertheless, many friends of Searchmetrics have expressed difficulty in correctly interpreting it. Hence this post. Let us briefly delve into the curious, […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Ranking and Optimizing Existing Content

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No doubt, many a marketer is taking vacation time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. For those of you feeling the heat at work from bosses who want you to come up with ideas for new content, remember everything old can be new again. In the latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll walk you through some […]

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6061 Aluminum VS. 5052

by Mike Munter @ Clinton Aluminum

With so many excellent and versatile aluminum alloys on the market to choose from, manufacturers have to be very careful in making their selections. Now more than ever, the need to match the right alloy to the right application is … Read More

The Truth About How I Write Ads

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Do you recall the last time you started talking about your business, and the enthusiasm was raining out of your pores as others sat […]

Finance Ranking Factors: How Bankrate Uses Relevant Content To Perform on Google

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The latest Searchmetrics ranking factors study shows how relevant content is vital for finance industry websites looking to perform on Google search. Finance is the subject of a Searchmetrics series of ranking factor studies that focus on a specific industry. Amongst the findings, the analysis shows that relevant, structured content is even more vital for […]

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Counterfeit bills distributed in Iowa, police say

Counterfeit bills distributed in Iowa, police say

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Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Burlington Police Department at (319) 753-8366.

How to delete the Fox News Roller Coaster Accident Spam/Scam Post and App Permissions from Facebook

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Please click the share button above if you found this information useful. We here at Dominant Domains would appreciate it! The story about the roller coaster veering off the track at universal studios is fake. These are the instructions on how to remove it and the APP permissions from your facebook account. There are three […]

Strengthening Search and the Future of the Spoken Word

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Tyson Stockton and Sebastien Edgar    When Google evolves, search quakes. As the search giant, Bing and others tinker (sometimes publicly, sometimes not) with their respective algorithms, marketers must always remain on war footing to respond quickly to the seismic ripples that such actions could bring to their businesses, according to presentations at the […]

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Polyaspartic Home Garage Floor Coating in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

by Greg Jenkins @ PolishMaxx: polished concrete contractor in Iowa/Illinois

Block Party Setup with rope and pole event tents in Iowa City, IA

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

Setup of 40′ x 60′ rope and pole tent, 20′ x 40′ rope and pole tent, fifty-five 8′ banquet tables, 252 black plastic folding chairs, four 32 Gal garbage cans, bullhorn, and a Prostack audio system for this block party in Iowa City, IA

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Fireworks Stand/Tent setup in Clinton, Iowa (2445 Valley W Ct.)

Fireworks Stand/Tent setup in Clinton, Iowa (2445 Valley W Ct.)


Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

We set up our 30′ x 60′ Gala blue and white rope and pole tent at 2445 Valley W Ct, Clinton, Iowa. This tent for Bellino Fireworks is sure to grab your attention in Clinton, Iowa. See all of the firework stand locations in Iowa set up by Big Ten Rentals.

Site Structure Optimization with Searchmetrics Suite – Part 1: the Optimum Setup

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Site Structure Optimization (SSO) we provide users of the Searchmetrics Suite with an overview of the technical performance of their web projects. Whether it’s a question of titles & descriptions, crawling errors, loading times or link distributions: we analyze your websites, list all the information that is relevant for you – and give you […]

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Phantom Update III: What Google’s updated Quality Guidelines could mean for page rankings

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Everyday countless webpages are evaluated by Google quality raters (with the goal of improving the overall quality of search results). On 12 November 2015 Google updated its comprehensive guidelines (Quality Rater Guidelines), according to which webpage and content quality is evaluated. Not long after this we began to notice significant movement in our ranking and […]

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Failing to Scale Will Make Your SEO Pale

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The world of SEO can come in all shapes and sizes, and staffing often depends on how much time and energy your company has to do things on its own. If your business prefers to skip the agency or independent contractor route and keep SEO in-house, you’re not alone. Making such a decision is really […]

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Who Else Wants to Know About the Content Double-Tap Strategy?

Who Else Wants to Know About the Content Double-Tap Strategy?

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Bent Business Marketing & Advertising…the home of the Content Double-Tap Strategy. According to Wikipedia.com (which is always right by the way) a double-tap is […]

What’s New in Universal Search: 2016 Edition

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Evolution over successive generations isn’t always noticeable. Not so in the world of Google. The search engine results page has made great leaps in the past year alone, but some of the adaptations might have gone unnoticed. Universal Search elements now dominate the majority of search queries. In fact, 80 percent now include at least one form […]

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Event setup for Apple press conference for data center in Des Moines, Iowa

by Big Ten Rentals @ Iowa City, Cedar Rapids: Party and Event Rentals

Event setup for Apple CEO Tim Cook’s conference announcing a data center in Waukee, Iowa.  We set up a 12′ x 16′ x 16″ high stage, a 4′ x 16′ x 16″ riser, stanchions, flags, lectern, steamer, and black plastic folding chairs.

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Postcards from China: Mysteries of the East – Busting 10 Myths About Baidu and SEO in China

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Confucius, kung-fu, yin and yang, capitalist communism: China is a land full of mysteries and contradictions. Often associated with cheap imitations, China now produces technology and internet startups that can rival anything in the West. The Chinese search engine, Baidu, is no exception. It bears many similarities to Google and Bing, but can also boast its […]

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NAWEA 2017 Symposium

by Admin @ Iowa Wind Energy Association

The NAWEA 2017 Symposium, which will be held 26-29 Sep 2017 at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, includes technical sessions, panel discussions, graduate student symposium..

Here is a Method That is Helping People Sell More Stuff

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

Do you want to distill down the best benefits associated with your product or service, and sell a ton of stuff resulting in new-found […]

Google Year in Review: Top US Winners & Losers in 2015

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google year 2015 brought with it numerous updates and turbulent visibility changes for many US domains. The following concise analysis takes a look at the year’s biggest winners and losers of 2015. We also discuss the effect of Google updates, current search trends and offer key take-aways for your site in 2016. Read on. […]

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Finding Pages With Embedded Wistia Videos

by Chris Berkley @ Chris Berkley

Wistia is a great platform for hosting videos on your site with tons of functionality including the ability to embed videos on pages and optimize them using built-in calls-to-action and...

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Google’s Phantom Menace: Publishers clean up your act

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google’s Phantom algorithm updates have been both a surprise and  menace to sites trying to maintain high SEO visibility. Now the search giant is sending a foreboding message to publishing empires: clean up your act. Earlier this month, we pointed to Searchmetrics tracking data that highlighted massive declines in SEO visibility among top publishers, including […]

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Speaking At WordCamp Cincinnati on November 12th

by Chris Berkley @ Chris Berkley

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Cincinnati on November 12th! WordCamp Cincinnati is a two-day conference for WordPress experts and enthusiasts to come together and listen...

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Are Speed Ranking Factors a Magic 8-Ball for Google?

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For a while now, the stock answer to the question of whether speed matters much as a Google search ranking factor has been a source of frustration. Even the Magic 8-Ball won’t sidestep the question by answering “Maybe.” Google first broached the subject in 2010 by announcing site speed would be included in rankings, though […]

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How Diversity Affects Healthcare

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

Like the rest of the country, Iowa is growing more and more diverse every year. The state expects an upcoming […]

Return of the Phantom: Part 4

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This post was updated on July 11, 2016. All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Even though this is an unconfirmed update from Google, we at Searchmetrics are seeing changes in […]

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How to Update Google AMP Cache

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Wondering how to update Google AMP Cache URLs? You can stop googling. It's easy, but sorta unnecessary? Here's why—and how to do it.

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Flowers, Chocolate and Data: Valentine’s Day Takes Many Forms

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Will you be my Valentine?” The heart may want what it wants, but how we choose to demonstrate love (or lust) for a significant other isn’t universal on Valentine’s Day. As people load up Cupid’s arrow, I decided to take a gander through our massive search database to see if I could suss out any differences in approach […]

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App indexing can increase traffic, conversions, and app installations

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

App indexing can increase traffic, conversions and app installations—so why isn’t everyone doing it? Way back in 2013, Google announced app indexing: “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could give your users the choice of viewing your content either on the website or via your app, both straight from Google’s search results…Just like it crawls […]

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The 5 Factors of Great Customer Service

The 5 Factors of Great Customer Service

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

In their defining book, Delivering Knock Your Socks Off Service, authors Thomas K. Connellan and Ron Zemke detailed the five criteria for providing your […]

Universal Search 2015: An Analysis of Google.com

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The annual average for 2014: Google has enriched 80% of all keyword queries with additional integrations of the Universal Search. Once again, we have  analyzed the precise developments according to absolute and relative growth for Videos, Images, News, Maps and Shopping this year, which we present  in a new white paper that is free to download. […]

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Polished concrete flooring at educational facility in Clinton, Iowa

by Greg Jenkins @ PolishMaxx: polished concrete contractor in Iowa/Illinois

PolishMaxx was hired to refurbish the flooring at an educational facility in Clinton, Iowa during spring break. We brought the floors back to life for the next year. We were able to get the job done in time. Its always great to have a satisfied client.

Mother accused of killing pregnant daughter’s fiance during family breakfast

Mother accused of killing pregnant daughter’s fiance during family breakfast

by Callie Risenhoover @ WQAD.com

Authorities added that Law attempted to turn the Smith & Wesson revolver on herself.

Hone your internal link structure with Link Optimization

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Crawling websites, analyzing them technically and optimizing them based of these findings is standard procedure when it comes to improving online performance. Today, I would like to introduce a new, data-driven solution for optimizing internal link structure: Searchmetrics Link Optimization. On-page optimization is multi-layered: one layer is analyzing individual subpages in order to identify errors […]

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Cozy Up or Break Up: Why Marketers Must Embrace Location-Aware Trends

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s the three most important aspects of a property? Location, location and – you guessed it – location! Never has that been more true in the world of online search and content marketing. As mobile increasingly becomes the focus of Google and other search engines, the ability for consumers to find a meal, a supermarket […]

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EF-1 tornadoes confirmed to have struck in Clinton County, Iowa

EF-1 tornadoes confirmed to have struck in Clinton County, Iowa


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Two tornadoes destroyed some mobile homes, left at least three people hurt, and damaged trees and buildings in Clinton County, Iowa.

An 8 minute message that guarantees success…but it’s not what you think

by Andy #themarketingguy @ Bent Business Marketing & Advertising

I came into the office today and I hit the proverbial “wall.” So instead of writing a blog post, I made this video. If […]

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