Volume Nine Makes Inc. 5000 2013 Fastest Growing Companies List

Volume Nine is proud to announce that it has made the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the 2nd time.  Volume Nine was ranked #1707 in the overall list and ranked #43 in Top 100 Colorado companies. The list is comprised of businesses that have demonstrated innovation and growth across the entrepreneurial landscape of the United States. The 2013 list of companies was based on a Revenue Growth comparison between 2009 and 2012. I would like to thank all…

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Google Adds Article Marketing & More As Link Violations

Google Adds Article Marketing & More As Link Violations

Google has quietly updated the link schemes in their Webmaster guidelines to include large-scale guest posting, advertorials and optimized anchor text in articles or press releases. Google has made it clear that you are violating their guidelines if you are guest blogging, article marketing, or doing press releases with the primary purpose or building links. One key element of potential link violations is using automation or 3rd party services or doing anything at a large-scale.  Google also mentioned optimized anchor…

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Google Confirms Panda Update 26 Rolling Out Now

Google had told us new Panda algorithms are being pushed out monthly over a ten day period and that they are unlikely to confirm Panda updates. Search Engine Land is not exactly sure of the Panda Update number, but they are guessing it is Panda Update #26. Google confirmed that there is indeed a Panda update going out now that is “more finely targeted”. According to Search Engine Roundtable, it looks like this monthly Panda refresh is based on signals that…

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Google Says To Build High Quality Site Instead of Links

Google Says To Build High Quality Site Instead of Links

It’s official (sort of) now that Google has shifted it’s focus from link building to quality content.  SEO Best Practices seem to have shifted from link building to creating quality content that visitors want to share already, but now Google has updated its’ article on Ranking Help, First spotted by Erik Baemlisberger, the article now states: In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by creating high-quality sites that users will want to use and share. Previously, the article had…

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Brainstorming Is A Key Part of Awesome Blog Marketing

Brainstorming Is A Key Part of Awesome Blog Marketing

I came across this article on Content Marketing and it reminded me how important brainstorming and planning is for success. To consistently and repeatedly create awesome content, brainstorming must receive greater emphasis in the process, with content creators spending more time up front building great ideas. We are focusing a lot of our time and energy on developing our content marketing services and this survey seems to support what we are doing here at Volume Nine:< Question: What are your biggest…

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Content Freshness: How Fresh Do You Have to Get?

Google has always kept the same goal regarding its algorithm: Giving users the most relevant search results based on their query. As Google’s index continues to grow, more and more content available and added every hour of the day, it’s clear to see that there is an additional part to the above goal: a search result not only needs to be relevant but also ‘fresh’. In short, Google doesn’t want to rank sites that still look like they were created in…

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Volume Nine Recognized on Inc 5000 2012 List

Earlier this summer, Volume Nine was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of the ‘Fastest Growing Companies in Denver’ and we are pleased to follow that up with recognition and inclusion of Volume Nine in the Inc 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States. The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four year period, with the requirement that revenue in the initial year must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in…

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Volume Nine: #8 on DBJ Fastest Growing Denver Companies

Volume Nine, Inc has been announced as a 2011 Fastest Growing Company in Denver by the Denver Business Journal.     Volume Nine entered its 4th year in 2011 and we are very honored to be recognized as the #8 Denver-based Fastest Growing Company in our revenue flight (we were #26 for all companies). This growth from 2009 -2011 was 100% organic and would not have happened without the hard-working team we have at Volume Nine and the great clients that we…

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Understanding The Google Panda Algorithm

Understanding The Google Panda Algorithm

Before Panda, the Google Algorithm was primarily link driven, and well-linked websites could leverage their domain authority to win top rankings with ‘low value’ content. These content farms often ranked high in search engine results and Google received an increase in complaints which resulted in Google engineers led by Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal to develop and release the first Panda update on February 24th, 2011. Panda Algorithm Factors Google conducted an extensive research study to update its algorithm to…

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Panda 2.3 Is Here – Targets Content Farms In Recent Update

Panda 2.3 Is Here – Targets Content Farms In Recent Update

The word “quality” in reference to Web content has always been a subjective term, but now, with the Google Panda 2.3 update, quality has become demonstrably measurable. Have you been told Panda has affected your search engine results but are not really sure what that means? Have your website’s rankings taken a nosedive recently, but you changed nothing on your site? Has your site disappeared from page 1 of Google? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you…

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