Author Matt Peterson

Matt Peterson

Creativity is Matt’s MO, and something he brings to work daily as an Online Marketing Account Manager at aimClear, a Minnesota-based online marketing agency. Although proficient in just about every discipline of online marketing, Matt’s areas of expertise are technical SEO diagnosis and reputation monitoring. Matt currently serves as the AdWords and Facebook advertising account representative, and handles online reputation and crisis management for several major brands. A leader in aimClear-led studies, his research and writing have been cited in publications such as Search Engine Land, CNET, Search Engine Journal, and Techipedia.


You Can’t Make Money From Analytics


However, you can make money from your website when properly advised & optimized  by your web analytics, as Jim Sterne so correctly pointed out at SES Chicago 2009. Many of us have access to some sort of analytics for web properties we’re involved with, but how many of us really use the data effectively?  More… Read More


Will You Blend? Take Advantage of Mixed Media SERPs


For better or for worse, mixed media or “blended” search results pages are probably here to stay. If you assume that raw authority is going to guarantee you a first page result  for a hot news story or push down a viral video that’s harmful to your brand, you should probably just quit now think… Read More

Universal Search

Is Everything You Know About SEO Wrong?


Do those old H1 tags still work? Actually word’s out, they don’t really count much anymore for SEO. Does quantity, power or diversity of inbound links take the hill for search engines ranking pages algorithmically for keywords? Actually, correlation data indicates that link diversity is a factor which has become more important. SEO Ranking Factors… Read More


Is What’s Good For Google Good For SEO?


Let’s get this out of the way: Matt Cutts is the head of Google’s web spam team. He is perceived as a rock star in the industry and everywhere he goes he is a followed by a giddy horde of search marketers. SEO trends and techniques live and die by the words of the affable… Read More


SMX Advanced [Holistic] Keyword Research


SEO’s cut their teeth in the keyword research process. The first few months of an SEO’s development is often spent in the “saltmines” researching and testing nearly endless variations of words and phrases in Keyword Discovery, Wordtracker and Google’s keyword tool. Are users searching for “trash cans” or “trash bins”?

Keyword Research