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Beginner’s Guide to Local SEO: 5 Steps to Improve Your Google Rankings

Competition is fierce, especially for new local businesses. A huge challenge for many companies is figuring out how to rank high in Google’s search results. When someone needs a plumber or a landscaper, that person will often search in Google and call the first few names in the search results. To build your business it [...]

By |February 16th, 2020|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |

Simple 7-Step Copywriting Checklist

In today’s article, I’m going to walk you through a 7-step checklist to increase the selling power of your website, ads, and emails. This is the process I personally use when writing copy for our own marketing campaigns here at Main Street ROI, as well as for clients. But first, here’s some quick background so [...]

How Much Does Local SEO Cost?

There's a common misconception that search engine traffic (aka SEO traffic) is free.  That's primarily due to the logical comparison against search engine advertising, which is obviously not free.  With search engine advertising, you'll pay for every click on your ad.  With organic SEO traffic there is no cost for clicks to your website.  Hence [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Tags: |

4 Website Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Sales

I received a question recently from a newsletter subscriber who asked, "How do I know if I'm losing sales on my website?" The short answer is that every website is losing sales every single day.  There's no way to convert 100% of the qualified prospects who visit your site.  That's just not realistic.  No more [...]

How To Track Phone Calls Without Sabotaging Your SEO

During one of my recent SEO webinars, there was one question that kept popping up: "How do you track phone calls from your SEO campaign?" Since this is such an important topic I'm going to answer this question in this article.   Even if you're already tracking your phone calls, I urge you to read this [...]

How SEO Is Like an Old Nintendo Role-Playing Video Game

This should give you an idea for my age.  I'll never forget how excited I was when Santa finally answered my brother's and my wishes with a brand new Nintendo NES box.  I rotated between Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt daily, and then eventually, I got hooked on a role-playing game called "Dragon Warrior." I [...]

The 4-Part Framework for Digital Marketing Success

Did you know there are 4 parts, or pieces, that every successful digital marketing campaign must have? If you're missing or deficient in any of these 4 areas, then your marketing will fail.  It's really that simple. That leads us to the first key concept here...   Digital Marketing Is A Lot Like Assembling A [...]

4 Google Analytics Mistakes That Lead to Poor Marketing Decisions

Did you know Google Analytics data can actually lead you and your team to make poor marketing decisions? That probably comes as a surprise considering how I recommend this tool to every business, but it's true!  If you're not careful reading your Google Analytics reports, then you could end up drawing the wrong conclusions about what's [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Tracking and Analytics|Tags: |

Why Your Marketing Plan Is a Training Program (Not a Report)

Your marketing plan will never have a big impact on your business unless you actually use your plan. I know that sounds ridiculously obvious, but it’s counter to our natural tendency to “hit and move on.”  To prove this point, have you honestly reviewed your marketing plan since you created it? Don’t worry if you [...]