Author: Cecily Crout

Read about the CCSEO team here. Below are all CCSEO blog posts written by Cecily.

Adwords Conversions: Importing Analytics Goals – Renaming Error

While trying to set up Analytics goals as conversions in Google Adwords I came across a bug when using the “Import Google Analytics” option and thought I should share in case anyone else has the same problem and is trying to troubleshoot the issue. This is how it panned out… We had no unused Goals […]

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“Security Validation Failed” Message – Google Adwords Certification Exam

If you’re reading this, then it’s likely that you are trying to take the Google Adwords Certification Exam and have found that somewhere between registering & before starting the exam, you get the ominous message “Secure Validation Error”. You may also find that you are given the option to select fields (for example, what job […]

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Search Engine Submission: How to Submit your Website to Google, Bing & Yahoo

Before your website can rank in a search engine, your website pages have to be in the search engine’s index (database). So the question of how to submit to the search engines, is really, how do you get your website found, crawled and indexed by the search engines? The search engines use robots to crawl […]

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Local SEO: How to Tell if Your Local Business Directory Listing Has Been Claimed

Maintaining a positive web presence for your business is an important part of your search engine marketing strategy. Link building and business listings play an important role in ensuring that local customers can find your products and services online. You may already have noticed that when you search for your business one the web, there […]

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Beginners Class in SEO – Fort Collins Digital Workshop

CCSEO is pleased to be collaborating with The Fort Collins Digital Workshop on a beginning level SEO class, “Getting Started with SEO for Business”. The three hour introductory course will give local business owners an overview of SEO fundamentals such as how search engines work, keyword discovery & strategy, global and on-page optimization, link building, […]

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Modern Web Browsers and Extension Suggestions

As web marketers and developers we sometimes get too involved in all things web, and it’s a great idea to occasionally step back and view the technologies we are so used to interacting with from a new or different perspective. Recently, a client was reviewing her newly developed website while using the outdated and no […]

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Happy Birthday to Art Clokey!

Today, Google is honoring Gumby creator, Art Clokey, with an interactive Google doodle of Gumby and Friends. Here at CCSEO we are celebrating Mr. Clokey’s life & accomplishments as well as the successful launch of the new official website for Gumby and Friends, Gumbyworld.com, built and search optimized by our team over the last month.  […]

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Local Business Listing Scams: Who Should You Hire for Local SEO?

A slick salesman gives you a call promising guaranteed leads, a risk-free trial, and a no-hassle setup that will take none of your time as a swamped business owner; is there a downside? what’s the catch? It sounds too good to be true, a promise to setup local business listings for you, build you a […]

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Website Traffic & Web Analytics: what should you measure?

Savvy website owners understand the need for web analytics to keep a head count and make sure their services are on target. However, for many website owners the world of web analytics is quite overwhelming. They realize the importance of measuring their web traffic, and pinning down goals and metrics, but don’t know where to […]

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SEO Link Building Strategies – 7 Best Practices for 2011

A major ranking factor in Google’s algorithm is link popularity. The search engines assess the quality and quantity of links pointing to your website pages and factor that in when assessing the value of your website and where it should be ranked. “When Google was founded, one key innovation was PageRank, a technology that determined […]

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