Richard Cummings

Director of SEO, Social Media, and Web Content Development at The SEO System
Richard Cummings has been practicing online marketing for many years and has setup and optimized hundreds of WordPress sites.He founded The SEO System to provide SEO, social media, and online marketing services and software to businesses.

On-Page SEO vs Off-Page SEO

This article discusses the difference between On-Page SEO and Off-Page search engine optimization.

Before delving into On-Page SEO (also called OPSEO), let’s make sure that we know where it fits in the larger concept of search engine optimization. Read More

Richard CummingsOn-Page SEO vs Off-Page SEO

SEO and Web Content Writing: How Often Should I Post New Web Content?

SEO web contentsQuestion: I am new to SEO and I am trying to understand how often I should be writing web content for my business. I have heard that I should write web content frequently so that my website gets maximum exposure in the search engines. From an SEO perspective, how often would you recommend that I create new content? –Sharon, Sun Valley, IdahoRead More

Richard CummingsSEO and Web Content Writing: How Often Should I Post New Web Content?

Google Plus For Business

In this article, we are going to look at Google Plus For Business. As Google+ continues to rise in importance as a critical social media outlet, we will provide essential Google+ how tips and strategies that will optimize your Google+ business page and enhance your social media success with Google Plus.

Google Plus for Business

Though Google+ has not quite caught up to Facebook, they are rapidly building a huge customer base. In fact, reports are that Google+ is growing faster than Facebook.

If you or your business are not actively involved in Google+ to promote your content and build your web audience, you are missing genuine opportunities and free advertising.Read More

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You Need An SEO Expert, But Who Can You Trust?

Can I Trust My SEO Company

If you intend to generate traffic to your website, you need an SEO expert, but who can you trust?

In the past year, Google has modified their search algorithm to prevent it from being manipulated by sketchy, so-called SEO professionals.  Unfortunately, many reputable companies bought the services of these so-called SEO professionals and only now, after seeing their rankings plummet in the search engines, have these reputable companies seen the error of their ways.

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Richard CummingsYou Need An SEO Expert, But Who Can You Trust?

Small Business SEO: The Secrets to Success

Small Business SEOSmall businesses, typically with tighter budgets than their larger counterparts, often ask the question: “Do I need to implement SEO for my site?”

In this article, we will explain why small businesses need SEO more than their larger competitors and how they can implement effective SEO on their small business budget.

Why Small Businesses Need SEO

If you are involved in running a smaller business, you are familiar with the notion of “wearing many hats”.  Not only do you have to run your core business, you are involved in every decision for your company.  At some point, one of the questions that invariable arises is “What is SEO and do I need it?”Read More

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SEO Over-Optimization Penalty

SEO Over Optimize Penalty

[quote]With the latest Google Panda Penguin Webspam update, Google now penalizes SEO over-optimization. We will take a look at this penalty and what you can do about it.[/quote] Read More

Richard CummingsSEO Over-Optimization Penalty

SEO and Anchor Text

SEO Anchor TextIn yesterday’s article, we talked about SEO for Small Business and the one mistake often made by small businesses as they start down the path of search optimization: They optimize for their company name–which nobody knows about–instead of what they do, which are the terms which people actually use when searching.
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The Most Basic SEO Lesson That Small Business Owners Don’t Understand

seo lesson for small business ownerIn this article, I will tell you the most basic SEO lesson that often eludes small businesses who are trying to achieve organic search results.

Small business owners are faced with a great challenge when it comes to SEO. They want to achieve great organic search results but they don’t have the time, the staff, or the money to hire an SEO company. In fact, one of the reasons that I developed The SEO System was to deliver an affordable online marketing solution for small businesses.
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Richard CummingsThe Most Basic SEO Lesson That Small Business Owners Don’t Understand