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Your Money or Your Life: What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

If you’re a small business owner and managing your own SEO, you should know what the term “your money or your life” means. It’s not a threat and you’re not about to be mugged—it’s the term Google uses for web pages that have higher stakes because they’re meant to offer medical, life, or financial advice, [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

The 13 SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using

To be successful with search engine optimization (SEO), you must use the right tools. It's simply impossible to conduct keyword research, analyze competitors, track rankings, track traffic and conversion trends, identify technical problems, and implement effective content marketing without the proper tools. Yet with so many tools on the market, how do you know which to [...]

SEO Audit Checklist: 17 On-Page Factors to Boost Your Rankings

Over the years, we've conducted hundreds of search engine optimization audits. And in the process, we've found that the vast majority of websites have several problems preventing them from ranking well in the search engines. So, I thought it would be helpful to provide a list of several of the factors we review when auditing [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] 5 Steps to Boost Conversions by 41% While Cutting Costs 33%

When I was reviewing one of our client's accounts in Google Ads (formerly known as AdWords), I started to notice that our client was consistently generating more conversions at a lower cost per conversion.  When I took a closer look, I was pleasantly surprised to see conversions were up 41% and cost per conversion was [...]

How to Conduct a Social Media Audit

We’re big believers in having a plan in place for all aspects of digital marketing, from SEO to advertising and social media. Without a roadmap, how can you get to your destination? When it comes to social media, it’s easy to fall into the habit of simply posting what you feel like sharing and letting [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Social Media|

How to Actually Get an ROI With Social Media Marketing

A whopping 200 million small businesses use Facebook to connect with people. They don't use it because it fails them. They use it because it's proven to deliver an ROI. Have you ever wondered what other businesses are doing that you may not be doing? If you're not seeing an ROI or enough of one, [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , |

How to Survive & Thrive at SEO as a Small Business Owner

Small business owners have a lot on their plates. If you’re like most, your business got its start as a passion project, and as it becomes more successful, you find yourself wearing more hats. Suddenly, you’re an HR manager, accountant, and digital marketer in addition to doing the core work of your business. When it [...]

By |October 11th, 2021|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

[Google Ads Case Study] How Ruthless Ad Management Outperforms Equality

When I started playing football back in 1989, I distinctly remember how proud I felt when the coach gave me my first trinket on my helmet.  It was a star because I contributed to one of our wins that year.  I also remember my older brother who had dozens of trinkets on his helmet (similar [...]

3 SEO Tips from My Adventures in a Pumpkin Patch

When my son was just a few months old, I drove the family up to a farm in Connecticut to find the perfect pumpkins.  I remember as soon as we pulled into the "parking lot" it was clear we weren't the only ones with that brilliant idea.  The farm was jam packed with kids, parents, [...]

5 Signs You Need to Overhaul Your Facebook Ads Campaign

There’s a lot of advice online about what to do if your Facebook Ads campaigns aren’t working out, but if you’re new to running ad campaigns for your small business, the real question might be: how do you know if your Facebook Ads aren’t working? There are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to make [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Categories: Facebook Ads|
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