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3 Steps to Reel In Customers from Social Media Marketing

One of my favorite commercials (yes, I have favorite commercials) is for the Banjo Minnow.  If you like to fish, then you've probably seen this lure in stores.  I liked that commercial so much that my dad eventually went out and bought the kit for me.   When you watch the commercial, you'll hear reference [...]

11 Steps to Improve Your Local SEO

You're on vacation, walking around and exploring the sites, and suddenly get the urge for an ice-cream cone. What do you do? You take out your phone. Google "ice cream near me" and are met with a list of locations for the closest ice-cream shops in the area. You choose one and order your favorite flavor on [...]

By |July 19th, 2020|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |

3 Key Factors to Be Successful With SEO

I have a distinct memory in high school when one of my friends held up a wrapper that had the company's website printed on it and we all thought it was so funny for a company to have a website.  I mean, what was the point?  Who was going to visit a company's website? Granted, [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

How to Build an Ecommerce Website Fast

This is a guest post from our friends at BigCommerce Need an ecommerce website? Tired of losing sales to online competitors? If you're not already selling online, there's never been a better time to hop on the ecommerce bandwagon. After all, you already know ecommerce is big, and while online stores used to be the [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Track the Quantity & Quality of Phone Calls from Google Ads

Recently, one of our SEO clients approached us for help with Google Ads, and she asked us to audit her Google Ads account to answer this question: Which keywords and ads drove a recent influx of new phone call leads?" This is a common situation where a business sees an increase in calls and wants [...]

The Most Critical Factor In Your Google Ads Campaign

Want to know the one, most critical factor that will determine the success or failure with Google Ads? I'll give you a hint: It has nothing to do with copywriting, quality scores, landing page optimization, or any fancy automation or research tools.  Don't get me wrong, those are all important, but they aren't the most [...]

Congruence = Secret to Google Ads Success

Whether you're new to Google Ads or a wily veteran, I can pretty much guarantee you will eventually fall victim to Campaign Tunnel Vision. This little known ailment occurs when you overly focus your attention and effort on just one piece of your sales funnel at the expense of all the other key areas. For [...]

Are You Throwing Spaghetti At the Wall & It’s Not Sticking? Here’s Why

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks."  It's a common way to describe the process of testing many different tactics at the same time in order to identify what works (sticks) and what doesn't work (falls to the floor). It's a nice analogy to visualize the process [...]

4 Reasons Businesses “Just Say No” to Google Ads (When They Really Should Say “Yes”)

Remember the “Just Say No!” ad campaigns during the 80’s and 90’s to discourage children from using recreational drugs?  The one comeback line that I’ll never forget is, “I’m not a chicken, you’re a turkey” which you can watch here and reminisce about those earlier years. While the intentions of this ad are good and [...]

6 Reasons Why Google Ads Are a Smart Investment

I'll admit right away that Google Ads are not a good fit for every business. For example, if none of your prospective customers use Google to find your products or services, then it doesn’t make any sense to use Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords). But chances are, your prospective customers are searching in [...]

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