Black Hat SEO? Using Exact Match Domains to Sidestep Domain Clustering in Google SERP’s

December 01, 2016

As a digital marketer for Partnered Solutions IT, I regularly assist in performing SEO and writing blog posts for clients as well as our own site. It was on my agenda to write a blog about black hat SEO when a topic fell on my lap.

While checking our clients position in the search engine results pages (SERP’s) in Google for the search query “foundation repair Eugene,” our CEO, Robert, found something strange: the second organic listing was for a website called As is stated in the listing’s meta description, the site belongs to a company called TerraFirma. They also showed up in the local results, and they had a PPC ad. But the PPC ad links to a different site, one that has a more standard domain name: 

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PSIT iPad Giveaway!

December 16, 2015

Have you heard? We want to give you a free iPad mini! We love our customers and in the spirit of the holidays, we thought we’d give back by giving all of you a chance to win a fun new toy. Nothing says “Thank You” quite like a free iPad!

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Mobile-Friendly Sites vs. Mobile Apps

October 14, 2015

If you’re a follower of this blog, you know by now how important a responsive website design is. However, like many things in the IT world, it isn’t the only option out there. At Partnered Solutions IT we specialize in mobile app development and have found the many benefits to customized apps that reach beyond mobile-friendly websites. Here’s how to tell which is right for you. 

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Social Media in 2015 – SEO/OMC Step 2

September 01, 2015

The next step in our “7 points to hiring an SEO Company” series is social media. In today’s internet age, it’s no secret that social media has changed the game for SEO and online marketing. Social media has become the portal to the internet and in turn a portal to consumers. Here’s why your online marketing strategy needs to incorporate social media. 

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An Overview of Google’s New “Quality Update”

June 18, 2015

As many of you SEO and online marketing experts know, Google is constantly changing their search ranking algorithm. Earlier this year they released an updatethat favored mobile websites, appropriately dubbed “mobilegeddon.” (If you haven’t already, test to see if your website is mobile friendly here!) Letting no time go to waste, Google released another update this past month that’s being referred to as, “the quality update” or “phantom 2.” So, what’s going on with this newest update? Here’s our analysis.

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