Google Penguin Hunting: An Interview with Russ Jones, CTO of Virante

Russ Jones interviewed on preventing Penguin penalties.

At Pubcon this October, John Rampton of Search Engine Journal interviewed Russ Jones, CTO of Virante, about how to Penguin-proof a website. The Google Penguin algorithm update, which has now had several updates and refreshings, primarily goes after sites that have suspicious-looking backlink profiles. The update looks for telltale patterns that may indicate a site […]

Negative SEO and Link Removals: Interview with Virante’s Jacob Bohall

Penguin penalty link removals

By Mark Traphagen At Pubcon in Las Vegas last month, Search Engine Journal conducted a video interview with Jacob Bohall, Vice President for Marketing for Virante Inc, on the topics of negative seo and link removals for Penguin penalty recovery. Here’s the video of that interview. Below the video is a summary of the key […]

Penguin Penalty Checker: Introducing Penguin Analysis

Penguin Analysis

New Penguin Penalty Checker Site Assess Your Google Penalty Risk Penguin Analysis is a new site that can help you assess how at risk your site might be for a Google Penguin penalty. It’s the latest innovation from our awesome link removal experts at Remove’em (the leading tool to automate much of the process of […]

Virante CEO Named Patriotic Employer by US Department of Defense

Malcolm Young Virante Patriotic Employer Award

Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a division of the United States Department of Defense, today named Virante Inc. CEO Malcolm Young as a “Patriotic Employer.” The award was presented in an informal ceremony at Virante headquarters in Morrisville, NC, by North Carolina Chair of the ESGR, Kenneth R. Oppenheim, CDR, USN (Ret.). […]

Healthcare Online Marketing Seminar for North Carolina

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The Future of Healthcare Marketing TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR Give us one morning & you’ll grow your healthcare business In just one morning you can discover the array of opportunities Google affords you to dramatically grow the reach and influence of your health care practice/business. You’ll hear actual case studies from healthcare […]

How do I get on the first page of Google?

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Ranking doesn’t happen overnight. You need to put in the work just like everything else in life.

Are You in Danger of Anchor Text Over Optimization?

Anchor Text Over Optimization Tool

We’ve just added a free Anchor Text Over Optimization Tool to the site for our Remove’em bad backlink removal tool. This tool will quickly tell you if you have over-optimized links pointing at your site that could cause you to get a Google penalty. What Is Anchor Text Over-Optimization? Anchor text is the text that […]

Author Rank: Facts and Fiction (Live Hangout with Mark Traphagen)


Virante’s Mark Traphagen was the guest of +Max Minzer for his Max Impact Hangout On Air show, discussing the topic: “Author Rank: Facts and Fiction.” Mark shared his views on the distinction between Authorship and Author Rank, whether or not Author Rank is a major ranking factor for search yet, and how content creators and brands should […]

Russ Jones Content Title Ideas


I was perusing Portent’s new “tool,” the Content Idea Generator, and wondering for what awesome purpose I could use it. For what topic do I wish I could spin out endless content ideas? And then it struck me. There is only one thing worth writing about endlessly, ad infinitum. Actually, one person. Russ Jones If […]

Mark Traphagen Interviewed by 97thFloor


Virante’s Director of Digital Outreach Mark Traphagen (Google+ | Twitter) was interviewed by Brandon Hassler of digital marketing agency 97th Floor. Brandon asked Mark questions about the following: Q. When many in the industry think about Google+ they can’t help but think of Mark Traphagen. What is it about Google+ that got you hooked? Q. Google+ officially […]