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So far Pete Kennedy has created 124 blog entries.

Why No One Can Guarantee First Page Rankings

“Guaranteed First Page Ranking!” If you’re looking for a digital marketing agency to handle your SEO, you’ve probably come upon a few that make this claim. You might have even seen the question, “Can you guarantee first page rankings?” in lists of questions to ask prospective SEO consultants. When buying a refrigerator, a guarantee is [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

How to Perform Guest Post Outreach Without Sounding Like a Goober

If you run a website, you’ve probably received countless emails from people offering to write for your blog. (And if you haven’t, well, you probably will at some point.) Guest posting is a classic SEO strategy, but if we’re being real, a lot of the guest post outreach emails rub people the wrong way. They [...]

Update, Delete, or Redirect: Dealing With Old, Low-Traffic Blog Posts

If you’ve had your blog for a while, it’s very likely that you have some posts in your archives that make you cringe. It may be tempting to hit “delete” on each of them and send them into the dustbin of history, but wait! Some of them might have the potential to add value to [...]

5 Reasons Why SEO Is a Great Investment for Your Business

SEO is not only necessary for your business, it's one of the greatest investments that you can make. You can think of SEO like investing money in a 401K for your business -- it's money that will gain value over time and remain in your account. Similarly, by investing in SEO you create long-term value [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: SEO|

Facebook Ad Objectives Explained: What You Need to Know

We talk a lot about how Facebook Ads are great because of their ability to target the exact audience you’d like to reach, but another key feature that makes Facebook Ads stand out for small businesses is its campaign objectives. Because you have to set a campaign objective at the jump, you’re automatically forced to [...]

By |August 19th, 2021|Categories: Facebook Ads|

WordPress vs Squarespace: Which Is Better for Your Business?

Squarespace is everywhere lately, and its promo codes are equally ubiquitous. Why shell out money for a WordPress theme, hosting, and design when you can use that sweet Squarespace discount and get everything you need to launch your site for under $20 a month? Well, we’re about to rain on your cheap website parade—Squarespace is [...]

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: WordPress|

5 Signs Your Website Needs a Redesign

If you’ve been around the internet for a while, you probably remember the days when flashing text, hit counters, and under construction signs were de rigueur. Your business’s website might not be on Geocities (TimesSquare represent!) or have tinkly auto-playing midi music, but that doesn’t mean it’s not desperately in need of an update. Here [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: WordPress|

Using HARO for Link Building: A Beginner’s Guide

Building quality backlinks is critical for SEO, but many small businesses give up on link building before they even start. They don’t have time to write guest posts, they feel awkward filling out contact forms on random websites to ask for links, and they don’t have the budget to hire someone to do the outreach [...]

By |July 18th, 2021|Categories: SEO|

Everything You Need to Know About E-A-T for SEO

We all have that one relative who makes every holiday awkward by bringing up conspiracy theories over dinner. “It’s true, just Google it!” they insist. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in this world who believe everything they read, which is why Google is putting an increasing emphasis on E-A-T—Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. In [...]

By |July 16th, 2021|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

Google Ads: How Much Should You Spend?

Google Ads is one of the most powerful advertising platforms for small businesses. When we speak with potential clients and host webinars about Google Ads, one of the most common questions we hear is: How much should I be spending in Google Ads? That's a great question and there are really 2 answers to this question... First, [...]

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